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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: 125
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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
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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
Replies: 125
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Posted By vintagewrench
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Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2019, 01:04 PM
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Views: 30,581
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: 125
Views: 30,581
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
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Views: 64,642
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: 125
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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: 125
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Posted By vintagewrench
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https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1923/45063976331_aa8122f6bc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bE9Eaa)

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: 125
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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: 1,192
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: 1,192
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: 1,192
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: 1,192
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: 1,192
Posted By vintagewrench
1975 to '78 240 Clutch and Pressure Plate Fit B18-20 Aluminum Flywheel

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7830/47426703962_931348754a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ffWfLs)

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: 226
Views: 64,642
Posted By vintagewrench
Looking good, its going to start looking great...

Looking good, its going to start looking great soon.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,496
Posted By vintagewrench
Andrew, thanks for the info about the spring...

Andrew, thanks for the info about the spring diameters. I'm looking to end up with 40mm drop in the front and fairly stiff spring rate for road racing. What have you tried on your 122s in the past...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By vintagewrench
Ian, Thanks again, what size should I machine the...

Ian, Thanks again, what size should I machine the ID of of a restrictor to? I will be in touch with the two of you before I move forward with this head. The Type IV valves have the same lock to face...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, I have been thinking of Ferrea valve and...

Thanks, I have been thinking of Ferrea valve and they do make nice valves, I've seen some in person.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,496
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, hope you are doing well.

Thanks, hope you are doing well.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 04:47 PM
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Views: 917
Posted By vintagewrench
46mm intake valves and 36mm exhaust. Yes, double...

46mm intake valves and 36mm exhaust. Yes, double springs and I would like to find some light weight retainers, but don't trust the aluminum versions.

Planning on using a fairly radical cam, that...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks! Looking for oversized valves with .312...

Thanks! Looking for oversized valves with .312 B20 stem size which I think is quite common.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,496
Posted By vintagewrench
Will conventional 5-inch racing springs fit in...

Will conventional 5-inch racing springs fit in 122s and 1800s spring pockets?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By vintagewrench
Racing Valves, Guides and Retainers for B18 and B20 Heads

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Getting ready to rebuild this B18 head racing head for use on my own 1800s that I run in VSCCA vintage...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2019, 04:50 PM
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Views: 3,865
Posted By vintagewrench
Cameron's right about the rods. A 4:56 is a good...

Cameron's right about the rods. A 4:56 is a good compromise depending on the track, I've found from experience and doing the calculations (don't trust the tach) that 7000 rpm will get you up to 115...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,581
Posted By vintagewrench
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Here is a photo of one of the combustion chambers of the B18 racing head after a quick clean up. It was...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 125
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Posted By vintagewrench
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Sometimes you get lucky, period Volvo racing head soaking here in the shop cold tank.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-13-2019, 03:56 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Interesting to find out what helped the "T5 decel...

Interesting to find out what helped the "T5 decel chatter." Some 140 series cars I've worked on in the past were fitted with one of these band aid shaft flywheels to quite them done and keep them...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-13-2019, 03:41 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
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Thanks, Yes it worked out well.

Fairly road salt free winter up here in New England until now....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2019, 08:55 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Glad to hear you enjoy it, a lot of people like...

Glad to hear you enjoy it, a lot of people like it and in the pits at VSCCA races 100s take photos of it! Its a sticker that Dave Barton made up and used to sell.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-28-2018, 04:38 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Hey, Great progress.

Hey, Great progress.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2018, 08:50 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
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Just about finished with constructing the roll bar for the 1800s. It is built to SCCA rules with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,005
Posted By vintagewrench
Nice to see such a well thought out and...

Nice to see such a well thought out and beautifully constructed P1800 project car here on the fourm. Looking forward to seeing the finished car and learning all about how it performs.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 125
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Posted By vintagewrench
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The OD needs a rebuild this winter and an old, but unused IPD upgrade kit for the D-type was obtained...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,581
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for your interest, the set up has all been...

Thanks for your interest, the set up has all been taken down for now after finishing all of the tubes, but I use a vice similar to this one:...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,581
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, after a lot of planning the bar is coming...

Thanks, after a lot of planning the bar is coming along OK.

Yes, he is a talented and very clever man!

I'm also a fabricator and engine and general machinest so I do things a bit differently...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 125
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Posted By vintagewrench
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4914/45093930024_1f...

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Fall is settling in and am working on the many things on the list to get the car ready for racing...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 07:32 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, interesting photos about what year were...

Thanks, interesting photos about what year were the shots taken?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2018, 12:50 PM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, but can't use one due to the rules. ...

Thanks, but can't use one due to the rules.

Races at the most are 20-laps long so a cooler is not necessary.

Though about using just the transmission, but would need as many as three rear axles...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By vintagewrench
D-Type Overdrive For Racing Use

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Have been running a 1967 1800s in vintage racing this past season with good success. It is known that...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2018, 05:09 PM
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Views: 160,693
Posted By vintagewrench
You've done a great job on the 142 - having a...

You've done a great job on the 142 - having a spare car is a good thing.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,719
Posted By vintagewrench
Tried this w/the 1800s by removing the two...

Tried this w/the 1800s by removing the two thinner shims and it bound up the front suspension somewhat when it had the specified castor angle. Had to put one back in to rectify the problem and less...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,581
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, I also enjoy the updates on your project....

Thanks, I also enjoy the updates on your project.

The photos were taken before the car was used this way and the belts were crisscrossed after the photo was taken. The season is over and a roll...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2018, 12:31 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1963/43957174985_a2...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1963/43957174985_a22b1f99f3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29Ym1Fk)

Rebuilding the original SU carbs that were installed on the car when built with the correct set of new...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2018, 12:01 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks to both of you! I decided to do this...

Thanks to both of you!

I decided to do this at least for a while the old fashioned way. Drive it there, race, and drive it back home again. I also is a lot quicker and easier to do instead of...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-04-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,581
Posted By vintagewrench
Ian, Yes, earlier Halibrand was in Culver City. ...

Ian, Yes, earlier Halibrand was in Culver City.

The VSC sticker was dreamed up by my friend Adam Pepper and Dave Barton printed up a set of them for me a few years ago. Have you ever seen an...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,581
Posted By vintagewrench
Steven, Have been waiting for a car builder to...

Steven, Have been waiting for a car builder to bend the main hoop out of .125 DOM tubing so I can fab the rest of it and make up the other tubes and install it. The VSCCA requires that SCCA roll bar...
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