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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 02:59 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, we usually give our cars a name and since...

Thanks, we usually give our cars a name and since the bodywork design and the prototypes were done at Fura Coach Builders in Turin, Italy it was named Sofia after Italan actress Sofia Lauren.

The...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2020, 02:27 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks Craig, just like your project things are...

Thanks Craig, just like your project things are beginning to come together.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks to both of you: This just proves you can't...

Thanks to both of you: This just proves you can't trust everything you find on the internet.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for the info. Supposedly, the 1975 heads...

Thanks for the info. Supposedly, the 1975 heads also had inserts although the metric 74 8-bolt engine with an F-head I have doesn't.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By vintagewrench
Because Ti intake valves would also wear less in...

Because Ti intake valves would also wear less in use with bronze seats.....While we are discussing seats, I have two fairly rare 10:1 CR B20 1974 Canadian/European carb heads with 46mm intake valves...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for your thoughts on the matter, I've been...

Thanks for your thoughts on the matter, I've been doing a lot of research on bronze seats beforehand and it has all been positive with both SS and Ti valves. Yes, regardless of seat is chosen coated...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By vintagewrench
Ronald, I'm machining, porting and prepping a...

Ronald, I'm machining, porting and prepping a B18B head for use vintage racing with my 1800s. For now I'm using Manley stainless valves and have been looking for info about the compatibily of them...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 148
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Posted By vintagewrench
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This photo with the racing seat installed minus the head rest puts things in a better perspective. It...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 05:11 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Nice video, great work by both of you!

Nice video, great work by both of you!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 148
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Posted By vintagewrench
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Finished up the steering rebuild on our '67 1800s by lowering the rear of the steering column by adding...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 09:15 AM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, very happy to have found the Solexes...

Thanks, very happy to have found the Solexes which will be a big improvement over SU's for the new engine since the VSCCA does not allow the use of Webers unless a car was originally equipped with...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 01:02 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
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Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 12:46 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
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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
Replies: 202
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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
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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
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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: 148
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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
Views: 3,586
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: 148
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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: 148
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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
Replies: 148
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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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Posted By vintagewrench
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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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Views: 3,586
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
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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: 71,804
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
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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: 148
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Posted By vintagewrench
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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
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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: 148
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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: 148
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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
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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
Replies: 51
Views: 10,518
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
Views: 10,518
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
Views: 116,783
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
Replies: 99
Views: 28,241
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
Views: 109,774
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
Replies: 16
Views: 1,830
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
Replies: 224
Views: 104,093
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: 148
Views: 76,286
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: 148
Views: 76,286
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
Replies: 148
Views: 76,286
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: 148
Views: 76,286
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: 116,783
Posted By vintagewrench
Looking good!

Looking good!
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