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Forum: article composition 01-20-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 480,061
Posted By Chris Wilson
Tilton or Quarter Master concentric release for...

Tilton or Quarter Master concentric release for sure, forks are like carburettors, history. Much better pedal feel, effort and reliability. Avoid ceramettalic clutch plates for a road driven car if...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 26,148
Posted By Chris Wilson
The most definitive info on casings, crown wheel...

The most definitive info on casings, crown wheel and pinion swappability, CWP strength and casing strength has come from http://www.sellholm.se/

Phone them, they speak perfect English and are...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,677
Posted By Chris Wilson
Ingenious!

Ingenious!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,352
Posted By Chris Wilson
Oh I don't know, there have been some great...

Oh I don't know, there have been some great projects! The only reason not to go concentric slave cylinder these days is if you *MUST* use a pull type clutch.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,352
Posted By Chris Wilson
I think you are doing the reliability of a decent...

I think you are doing the reliability of a decent concentric release cylinder a disservice, they are EXTREMELY reliable if chosen and implemented correctly, they will long outlive several clutches in...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,352
Posted By Chris Wilson
Just put a concentric release bearing in the...

Just put a concentric release bearing in the damned thing, forks are for fish and chips ;)
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,999
Posted By Chris Wilson
Google K nuts, they have a smaller hex size for a...

Google K nuts, they have a smaller hex size for a given thread diameter and are ideal for tight locations, plus they are aerospace quality.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,194
Posted By Chris Wilson
My pads of first choice are Performance Friction....

My pads of first choice are Performance Friction. What if any compounds they will offer for your calipers I have no idea, but 01 compound works fine on the road and will survive hard track usage so...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,677
Posted By Chris Wilson
Move the spring perches slightly inboard? Say...

Move the spring perches slightly inboard? Say half and inch? Slightly less spring roll control, slightly less single wheel bump spring rate, but the operative word is slight.

Machine a flat and...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,942
Posted By Chris Wilson
If the oil filter housing through bolt is hollow...

If the oil filter housing through bolt is hollow you could drill and tap the head of it, into the hollow part and take a feed for the turbos or a pressure gauge / sensor from there, too. That's how i...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,093
Posted By Chris Wilson
"How to make your car handle" by Fred Puhn, and...

"How to make your car handle" by Fred Puhn, and every Carroll Smith book you can afford to buy will set you in good stead. Most aftermarket dampers are inferior to Bilstein Sports unless you get into...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,093
Posted By Chris Wilson
A huge amount will depend on the intended usage...

A huge amount will depend on the intended usage of the car, both spring rate wise, ride height wise, and damper valving wise. A pure track set up will differ from a tarmac rally set up. to a gravel...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,514
Posted By Chris Wilson
They are a Godsend on my old V90 manual tow car,...

They are a Godsend on my old V90 manual tow car, before I am at the end of our somewhat bumpy country lane the car is off its knees and sitting level, even loaded to the gunwales. If you tow they are...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,393
Posted By Chris Wilson
The Lotus Esprit Turb was blow through twin...

The Lotus Esprit Turb was blow through twin Dellortos and ran fine, with excellent performance from a 4 cylinder turbo in its day. No reason a blow through carb setup can't be pretty good,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,393
Posted By Chris Wilson
Suck through are in some ways better, as i said...

Suck through are in some ways better, as i said in an earlier post in this thread, a carb is a velocity sensitive metering device, and asking it to meter correctly when the air density is raised is...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,393
Posted By Chris Wilson
Oh, yes sorry, you asked about a fuel pump set...

Oh, yes sorry, you asked about a fuel pump set up. I used a Bosch FI pump fed by the stock in tank one. Not as big as the Motorsport 044, probably something off a 2 litre N/A FI engine. I forget now,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,393
Posted By Chris Wilson
Dunno if they still make them, they were off an...

Dunno if they still make them, they were off an Alfetta turbo, a similar set up to the Lotus Esprit turbo. I think GIK still show the none intercooled set up on their web pages, and I have seen it...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,393
Posted By Chris Wilson
I ran a blow through twin side draught Dellorto...

I ran a blow through twin side draught Dellorto (from an Alfa Romeo turbO) set up for some years. Whilst the technology is ancient it worked OK and gave 330 real engine dyno BHP on UK super unleaded...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-28-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,940
Posted By Chris Wilson
Or just buy a new block, latest oil squirter...

Or just buy a new block, latest oil squirter type, if the budget permits. Blocks and head castings still available new!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-28-2016, 04:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,940
Posted By Chris Wilson
On two high boost B21 engines I built, years ago,...

On two high boost B21 engines I built, years ago, when you couldn't get multi layer shim gaskets like the Cometic, I ran stock gaskets with a wire ring in the block, just outside the fire land. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 58,079
Posted By Chris Wilson
I am happy to vouch for the seller as being a...

I am happy to vouch for the seller as being a thoroughly good guy and I am confident he would be a pleasure to deal with. He has always been most helpful to me, and is extremely competent in his...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,727
Posted By Chris Wilson
It's possibly because poly bushings do not have...

It's possibly because poly bushings do not have enough compliance in some planes to accommodate suspension / axle articulation. It's a subject close to my heart. The axle articulation is probably...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,086
Posted By Chris Wilson
Tyre outside diameter will affect toe measured in...

Tyre outside diameter will affect toe measured in units of distance, but not in units of angle. To be absurd if you fitted 70 inch diameter tyres and retained say a toe *ANGLE* of 1 degree from 26...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,994
Posted By Chris Wilson
Bear in mind if the inside front wheel is waving...

Bear in mind if the inside front wheel is waving in the air, or virtually unloaded once turned in Ackerman is then really irrelevant :)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,747
Posted By Chris Wilson
Have you considered doing custom bottom arms to...

Have you considered doing custom bottom arms to gain negative camber or more positive castor, or both from them? Maybe you already do, apologies if that's the case.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,596
Posted By Chris Wilson
Is that PTFE tape or some sort of sealant on the...

Is that PTFE tape or some sort of sealant on the fittings? You should NOT use anything at all on taper seat oil line fittings. And are the fittings a matching taper for whatever they are fitted to?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,869
Posted By Chris Wilson
Wilford, do you have any details and detailed...

Wilford, do you have any details and detailed photos of your own turbo manifold please?

Here in the UK we have two or three manifold fabricators that service the F1 and Champ car grids to a large...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,869
Posted By Chris Wilson
Was thinking more like this manifold I had done...

Was thinking more like this manifold I had done for a turbo 4A-GE Toyota Formula Atlantic based race engine I built.

http://www.gatesgarth.com/4age/primary/primary.html

It was in Inconel and...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,869
Posted By Chris Wilson
I am using a custom steel crank, custom rods and...

I am using a custom steel crank, custom rods and Omega pistons, which are simply lovely, as all of Fred's pistons are. I could of gone bigger but rod ratio gets a bit iffy. I don't intend it to be a...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,869
Posted By Chris Wilson
The Turbo Bandit one in 3mm might work, I am...

The Turbo Bandit one in 3mm might work, I am wondering what wastegate that flange is designed for, anyone know? I think with some creative fabrication a down pipe in 3 inch, with the wastegat merge...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,869
Posted By Chris Wilson
740 / 940 top mount quality turbo manifolds?

I guess I am going to end up having something made here in the UK, but before I do this i thought I would ask if anyone commercially makes a TOP QUALITY, thick walled, as in 3 or 4 mm, very thick...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-14-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,880
Posted By Chris Wilson
Invest in a decent wide band O2 sensor and...

Invest in a decent wide band O2 sensor and display. Tuning in the sense you are doing it NEEDS an accurate and reliable wide band in order to know what the fuelling is doing. When or if you go for a...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,652
Posted By Chris Wilson
I am newly returned to the Volvo fold, but...

I am newly returned to the Volvo fold, but generally if you remove a dual mass flywheel and fit a single mass flywheel, one can expect geartrain noises. Would the T5 engine have had a dual mass...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-07-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,775
Posted By Chris Wilson
Precisely, and the forces can be immense,...

Precisely, and the forces can be immense, something has to, and will give. Constant "giving" will lead to some type of failure. You need to work out (or model) what needs to be freely, or near freely...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-07-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,775
Posted By Chris Wilson
I haven't attempted to model it (mainly because I...

I haven't attempted to model it (mainly because I am not very good at it...) but I *THINK* if you had rod ends at the body shell ends of the trailing arms, spherical bearings in the axle ends, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,775
Posted By Chris Wilson
You remind me as to perhaps why I changed the...

You remind me as to perhaps why I changed the axle mounting pin. It may well have been to stop the arc of the rod touching the diff cover, as I seem to recall lengthening it a tad, as well as making...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,775
Posted By Chris Wilson
For what it's worth when I ran a turbo 240 many...

For what it's worth when I ran a turbo 240 many years ago I cut the ends off the stock Panhard rod, turned up female threaded inserts, fishtailed the ends and welded the inserts in. I then ran...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,564
Posted By Chris Wilson
This LHD (not sure where the original marketplace...

This LHD (not sure where the original marketplace was, can you tell from the VIN plate?) 740 has a mint engine bay loom, no insulation embrittlement, no connector shell embrittlement, and all...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,775
Posted By Chris Wilson
There are so many hard plastic bushes sold that...

There are so many hard plastic bushes sold that are totally inappropriate for their application it's untrue. Many put fearsome loads into sheet metal that in the medium to long term must be a...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,564
Posted By Chris Wilson
Yes, I agree, looking briefly at my none turbo...

Yes, I agree, looking briefly at my none turbo 740 engine loom, which I am going to run a turbo and a Motec M800 on, I use the AFM, which I am of course binning, for the 3 wire MAP sensor, one of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2016, 02:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,775
Posted By Chris Wilson
I think there's some confusion between...

I think there's some confusion between terminology here. Panhard rod versus rear anti roll bar.....
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,564
Posted By Chris Wilson
740 and 940. Thanks.

740 and 940. Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,774
Posted By Chris Wilson
Who ever said ruining a car's handling to a...

Who ever said ruining a car's handling to a dangerous degree needs to be a painless task? :)
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,087
Posted By Chris Wilson
Perfect, thanks again, I'll try and leave you in...

Perfect, thanks again, I'll try and leave you in peace for a bit now ;)
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,564
Posted By Chris Wilson
Motronic ecu's to breakout connectors?

Does anyone do a connector to go from the engine loom wiring Motronic connector to a none terminated wire break out connector? Envisaging seeing if a scrap Motronic could offer up its connector shell...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,928
Posted By Chris Wilson
OK, I see them now, you have slots and inserts,...

OK, I see them now, you have slots and inserts, neat! Car will be a sap to my youth, fast road retro fun car, maybe the odd track day. Definitely no drifting, I'm a sports prototype / single seater...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,928
Posted By Chris Wilson
So can you run the stock Ackerman angle whilst...

So can you run the stock Ackerman angle whilst using the TRE hole nearest the hub, or the middle hole? I do prefer the way you do it to the Selholm way. Selholm will be getting my dosh for their...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,928
Posted By Chris Wilson
Yes, I have my eye on those, I much prefer the...

Yes, I have my eye on those, I much prefer the forging / casting with inbuilt steering arm way you do this to spacering the OE ball joint converted to rod end in single shear, or with some sort of...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,928
Posted By Chris Wilson
How many "lowerers" go the extra mile and correct...

How many "lowerers" go the extra mile and correct the bottom arm angle to maintain sensible roll centre control, and spacer the track rod end to keep bump steer in check? Here in the UK there's a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2016, 02:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,087
Posted By Chris Wilson
Thanks very much indeed for posting the photos. I...

Thanks very much indeed for posting the photos. I am reassured! :)

Are they stock 940 block to rubber mount brackets, rubber mounts, and rubber mount to cross member brackets?
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