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Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 01:02 PM
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Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 12:46 PM
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This is a set of photos the of Solex 45 ADDHE carburetors we found after a long search to complete the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-26-2020, 01:24 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Sounds a lot like when you replace an original 50...

Sounds a lot like when you replace an original 50 year old Bosch coil with something modern and find the engine runs much better and has more power.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-24-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,269
Posted By vintagewrench
John, Thanks for the detailed run down on what...

John, Thanks for the detailed run down on what you have done so far. An ignition redo is coming up soon, and I want to have a dual purpose set up that will work both on the road and in the 4-6 club...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 202
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Posted By vintagewrench
[QUOTE=JohnMc;6068675] Even using B21A dished...

[QUOTE=JohnMc;6068675] Even using B21A dished pistons it's around 11.5:1 static compression (a bit less dynamically due to the cam), and I still need it to run on pump premium 93 octane. So I use a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 141
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Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for the kind words about the car! And yes,...

Thanks for the kind words about the car! And yes, as opposed to racing tires what I am using does "leave a lot on the table performance wise." Another issue is there are very few 15" street-legal...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By vintagewrench
Not a bad idea, as you know the gears are...

Not a bad idea, as you know the gears are hardened and don't wear very much. Maybe I should fire up the lathe again and take some more weight off.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 141
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Posted By vintagewrench
LOL Half of the cost of a set of V8 rods is still...

LOL Half of the cost of a set of V8 rods is still to much.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-29-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 141
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Posted By vintagewrench
Steven, Thanks, you've also done a nice job on...

Steven, Thanks, you've also done a nice job on your 122s!

Its been a lot of work and there's more to do, but hopefully it will pay off.

Rod or rod bolt failure is probably the one only things...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-29-2020, 12:22 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, rod or rod bolt failure is probably the...

Thanks, rod or rod bolt failure is probably the one only things that would cause one of these engines to blow other than a broken lifter or cam so we went with what many engine builders consider to...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2020, 06:38 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
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We been busy all winter working on the new B18B engine and other things on the car upcoming racing...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2020, 03:45 PM
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I have finally found the correct way to do it but its quite a bit of work. If the crank pins are...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2020, 05:43 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
culberro thanks for your reply. Even though some...

culberro thanks for your reply. Even though some b18-B20 racers are doing it I have also been advised not to do it on the Speed Talk forum.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2020, 11:09 AM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Sorry, I meant say: balancing shop does not what...

Sorry, I meant say: balancing shop does not what to do it because of only having a light weight tool room lathe.

The 22lb lump of a flywheel is being replaced with a 8lb Fidanza piece.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2020, 04:25 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
B18-B20 Racing Crankshaft Balance

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This B18 crankshaft which is going to be used for vintage road racing on a variety of different tracks...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By vintagewrench
Sounds great! If I'm not racing may see you at...

Sounds great! If I'm not racing may see you at Swedish Car Day.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 69,948
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks!! I've been in the restoration...

Thanks!!



I've been in the restoration business for a long time and have learned that if you are patient, and keep looking you may get lucky and find what you are looking for.

How did your...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-24-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By vintagewrench
Hey Thanks Matt, and Happy Holiday's to you. ...

Hey Thanks Matt, and Happy Holiday's to you.

Yes, really want to get it back on the road because I enjoy driving it and use it as a daily, between spring-until they start using road salt in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By vintagewrench
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In case you have wondered about what happened with the "Georgia Peach," its been resting and waiting...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 141
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What we have learned about original Volvo Competition Services (VCS) and later R-Sport 4-2-1 exhaust...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 141
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Posted By vintagewrench
It certainly is and it appears that the 1-3-4-2...

It certainly is and it appears that the 1-3-4-2 firing order may allow #3 and #4 cylinder exhaust charges to scavenge each other and improve the exhaust gas flow for both cylinders. The unusal large...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 67,814
Posted By vintagewrench
Steve, Thanks, all of the time spent on it is...

Steve, Thanks, all of the time spent on it is beginning to pay off, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it performs at Lime Rock next weekend.

You are not losing much power using the patriot...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 141
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Posted By vintagewrench
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Its been a really busy summer although I did find the time to do a number of tweaks and adjustments to...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,317
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, comparing online photos the 164E and 240...

Thanks, comparing online photos the 164E and 240 rotors both do look a lot alike except the hat on the 164E rotor which is taller like the 120, 140, 1800E.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2019, 11:38 AM
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Posted By vintagewrench
OK I guess I'll have to try a different approach...

OK I guess I'll have to try a different approach here. Might want to use these on the 1800 racing car - anyone know how much these rotors actually weigh?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By vintagewrench
How heavy are 164E vented rotors compared to more...

How heavy are 164E vented rotors compared to more modern rotors?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 261
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Posted By vintagewrench
Did you actually use bleach to clean overflow...

Did you actually use bleach to clean overflow bottles in the past or something else?

Have one that needs the treatment.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2019, 12:05 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Congratulations on now owning both a Jenson and...

Congratulations on now owning both a Jenson and the 1964. It appears you are going to restore the Jenson to factory original condition? How is it rust wise?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 262
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Posted By vintagewrench
It looks very nice, how comfortable is it after...

It looks very nice, how comfortable is it after driving an hour or longer?

I need to get a racing seat for the 1800s that will work with a 6-point harness. Have looked at Cobra seats in the past....
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2019, 12:50 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
1974 and '75 B20 Eight Bolt Blocks

In the planning stages of building a new engine for our 1968 122s wagon which will see HARD high rpm use as the shop "truck," road car, and which will also be used for some towing.

Have access to...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2019, 12:20 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Are any of these cheap Chinese radiators any good...

Are any of these cheap Chinese radiators any good in the long run and how well do they fit, and will they keep a B18 or B20 powered road racing engine cool?

I do now that cheap, fast and good...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2019, 07:18 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Looking good my friend.

Looking good my friend.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2019, 06:57 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Bet it still sounds great now and mellower, loud...

Bet it still sounds great now and mellower, loud doesn't always sound good. I used only the 14" Borla 2.250" you mentioned behind a KR Trimmings 4-2-1 header...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 141
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Posted By vintagewrench
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Most production car alternators do not have high enough quality bearings which are capable of running...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 141
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Posted By vintagewrench
I just checked out you thread and it looks like...

I just checked out you thread and it looks like all of the heavy lifting is done, although all the smaller details can take a lot of time. Good luck making the show date, hope it all works out OK for...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2019, 04:14 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
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Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2019, 01:04 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks didenpx, after two years with the time I...

Thanks didenpx, after two years with the time I have had available to work on it this project it is starting to shape up, but finding all of these vintage high performance parts holds things up and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 141
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Posted By vintagewrench
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Added some late-'60s Vintage French Marchal Ampilux two-bulb twin-reflector headlamps under domed...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 114,707
Posted By vintagewrench
Looking good!

Looking good!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2019, 12:06 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
What are you using for brake pads?

What are you using for brake pads?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 67,814
Posted By vintagewrench
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In the pits at the VSCCA Spring Sprint Races at Lime Rock Park May 1st & 2nd.

Visible under the car...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 01:52 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
John, I've seen the photos of your cylinder head...

John, I've seen the photos of your cylinder head before and its interesting in that both were race heads and are similar other than the engine size.

Have been thinking of trying it this racing...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 67,814
Posted By vintagewrench
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Its been a busy spring and I haven't been able to access new photos in my Flicker account for an...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 67,814
Posted By vintagewrench
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Only three of many things I've been working on for this upcoming season. The roll bar is all...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,775
Posted By vintagewrench
[QUOTE=hiperfauto;5932748]That looks like the...

[QUOTE=hiperfauto;5932748]That looks like the standard pressure plate used on all B18/B20/B21/B23 with a flat flywheel.
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Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,775
Posted By vintagewrench
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It appears that this "Swiss Cheese" lightweight style of late 240 pressure plate will work well for...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,775
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for all of the information. The flywheel...

Thanks for all of the information. The flywheel came with a new LUK clutch and pressure plate. I have been told that the LUK plate has more clamping force than a F&S, could that be true? Is a LUC as...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,775
Posted By vintagewrench
Ian, Thanks, that's a rare setup, but is capable...

Ian, Thanks, that's a rare setup, but is capable of much more clamping force than the modified B18 engine needs behind it.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,775
Posted By vintagewrench
1975 to '78 240 Clutch and Pressure Plate Fit B18-20 Aluminum Flywheel

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This older never used well made six-bolt eight pound aluminum flywheel was found recently that will see...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 114,707
Posted By vintagewrench
Looking good, its going to start looking great...

Looking good, its going to start looking great soon.
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