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#1021 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:04 PM

Do tell, what temp was "bloody cold"?

 

 

About 5C with high humidity, with the wind that cut right through everything.

 

For here, that's bloody cold. I've become used to 30C being "normal"

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:10 PM

About 5C with high humidity, with the wind that cut right through everything.
 
For here, that's bloody cold. I've become used to 30C being "normal"
 
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Varied between -1C and 7C here today (heatwave ;) )
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#1023 OFFLINE   Tomtation

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:41 PM

I could get used to 30 degrees! Bet the moistness ruins it though, not a fan of the moist, me. Also spiders, especially ones wot bite.

Top motoring, really enjoying this thread. Turns out i may have been a closeted 'murican shite licker, always liked the mid sixties cadillacs, before the OMGEMISSIONS power down of engines in the early seventiez (71?), i mean an 8.2 V8 with 180bhp?! Pfffft. Nonsense.

Anyway, could have one of these too if space/funds etc the usual.
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#1024 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:36 AM

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Yo ho ho, and up she rises

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Air ride in the morning


60psi in the rear suspension. Wanted to see if it would take air, and it did; it raised things to a little to be able to see underneath more.

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That's a lot of spiders.

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You can just see where the chassis has been notched. It needs to be rubbed back and protected.

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#1025 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:58 AM

I need an American car in my life. It ain't gonna happen though :(

 

Why not?


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:41 AM

Is that a huge great dent in the exhaust as well? Probably won't be helping your engine's breathing if so...

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#1027 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:55 PM

The dent has rusted out into a free-flowing hole.

The back end of the exhaust is thin and in need of replacement. I'm just going to sleeve a length of pipe on there for the time being.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:12 PM

Exhaust repair: Bean tins and jubilee clips for the Autoshite medal.
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#1029 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:17 PM

Catering size bean cans in this case.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:18 PM

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Catering size tin of beans.... Check!

Exhaust....Er!... um!..Check!


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:40 PM

Money. Mostly....... money. Oh, also space.

 

Yes, money and space being the significant spoilsports in this wish fest.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:44 PM

So the engine and box weighs more than an entire invacar. Sorry to mention them on every thread, but it's a nice stat.


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#1033 ONLINE   LightBulbFun

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:47 PM

So the engine and box weighs more than an entire invacar. Sorry to mention them on every thread, but it's a nice stat.

 

you dont know how many times iv had to restrain myself from making invacar quips like that left right and centre on this forum   :mrgreen:

 

(I have the "unique ability" to relate anything to anything, especially if its something im enthusiastic about :) )


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#1034 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:40 PM

So the engine and box weighs more than an entire invacar. Sorry to mention them on every thread, but it's a nice stat.

 

The Poncho engine/box combo weighs 0.4 Renault 16s, yet you could throw them in the back of one and take them to a machining shop.

Alternatively it weighs 0.6 Renault R4F4s, yet you could throw two of them in the back of one and take them to a machining shop.

 

I'm weird. I know.


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#1035 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:23 AM

It's approximately one millionth the weight of the Humber bridge*.





*Yes, I actually went look up the weight of the bridge and did the calculation. It's about 1015000 times as light.
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#1036 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:39 AM

It's still bloody heavy.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 02:54 PM

Not as heavy as the expectations of a video with it running sans exhaust..
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 03:25 PM



That's with the exhaust exiting at the manifold.

It's a very subdued note- just adds a bit of bass with no silencer.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 03:38 PM

Good effort, but we want flames!

The manifold counts as exhaust..

This kind of thing (NSFW, me being a sweaty bastard)


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:15 PM

Sadly the intake and exhaust manifold are a locked item, the exhaust has a hotspot to warm the strike face of the intake.

I don't know if it'll make flames, never checked to see. Once it's back together and running I'll check.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:14 PM

Of course it will make flames it probably puts more fuel into the exhaust than it uses to move. I had a friend (RIP) with a Pontiac collection over here and they all made your eyes water on tickover. Well the pre emmissions ones anyway.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:24 PM

It's surprising how little the thing smells when it's running. Certainly less than the Renault and that's all fuel injection and fancy stuff.

Either way, gotta wait to see.

On a positive note, a package arrived today.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:26 PM

What's in it? What's in it?!

 

I'm so excited!


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:29 PM

What's in it? What's in it?!
 
I'm so excited!


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:37 PM

Four candles.
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#1046 ONLINE   LightBulbFun

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:40 PM

Four candles.

 

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:mrgreen:


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:42 PM

Doesn't the Poncho need eight of them to ignite the air/fuel mixture in a reasonable manner?


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:44 PM

Hose? for gates?



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:50 PM

crate motor

 

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#1050 ONLINE   PhilA

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:08 PM

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So, package!

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Tape rapidly dispatched to show contents.

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Meccano-skills employed.

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And a successful test.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are on.


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