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  2. Adoom's 1976 Triumph 2500 TC

    It's likely phosphoric acid based.
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  4. Adoom's 1976 Triumph 2500 TC

    I don't think it's an acid. But you can see it reacting with the metal and rust. If you leave it wet long enough, it even dissolves the rust from the pits. It leaves a phosphate coating on the metal that is supposed to 'key' it. But you have to wash the excess off with water. Then dry the fuck out of it with the mechanic's hair drier.
  5. Jackeo21's 1962 Morris Mini

    Have you got a copy of this book? If not, you probably need one. I have one at home so could have look at what he says about the head swap.
  6. Jackeo21's 1962 Morris Mini

    7.9:1 is roughly what my sidevalve morris minor is after i bumped up the compression i would say go knock off 2thou from the head and you will be up to a little more than standard. Measure it if you like, you can get close enough with a flat bit of plastic card held to the combustion chamber with grease and a syringe from the vets, thats how i matched the volumes in mine
  7. Jackeo21's 1962 Morris Mini

    I've bought some go faster bits as seen in the main project log. Only thing that has me confused is what to do with the cylinder head. Do I raise my compression up by getting the head milled or bolt my bigger head straight on but have a low compression ratio of 7:9:1? I'll need to do some more research and come up with a measurement to take off the head if I choose to go that route. More to come tomorrow! Jack.
  8. Jackeo21's 1962 Morris Mini

    Time for some go-fast bits! After a bit of searching around I managed to pickup a pair of twin SU carbs on a genuine cooper S manifold, accompanied by the 12G202 head, which supposedly flows much better than the original 850 head. A few months ago I also scored a full cooper style exhaust system including LCB extractors that lead to a single muffler in the rear. Of course, I couldn't wait to test out my new bits so I threw them on a thrashed (had a really hard life) 850 and attempted to tune my twin carbs. Long story short this didn't really work out as my manifold is missing its locating rings (which should arrive tomorrow). This meant that I destroyed two inlet gaskets, which created a huge air leak, and ultimately prevented the motor from running properly. Instead, it started up, revved until the valves couldn't let it go any harder, before quickly calling it quits and turning off again. Doing this multiple times with different gaskets yielded the same result. However, it gave me a good indication of what the car will sound like! The situation with the cylinder head is quite tricky. The standard compression ratio for an 850 is 8:3:1, which I understand is fairly low. Throwing my 12G202 head on there, which is from an 1100, will drop my ratio to 7:9:1! I believe this is really low, and am debating whether or not to get it milled, or to leave it as it is and bolt it down. Some say to bolt it on, some say to bring my compression up to 9:1 by removing 4.1cc from my combustion chambers. Has anybody put a 12G202 head on an 850 engine before? I'd really love some advice as cylinder head machining and compression ratios are new to me. The neat part about the twin carbs would have to be the interesting air filters. They're called a "Pressmaster" and are New Zealand made. Not sure if they're a rare piece nowadays, but they look neat. I've never seen them before. I've also ordered a heap of new bits which should be arriving tomorrow and will allow me to make some more progress on the engine. Cheers, Jack
  9. Mr Mk1's 1200

    Go on, who did your engine work?
  10. Mr.Mk1s Datsun 1200 B110

    Got word from the machine shop that I can pick my engine up on Thursday! it came in at under half what I expected to pay so I’m fizzy! they did new bearings throughout, frost plugs, ground crank, acid tanked block, resized rods, measured up the rotating, removed + cleaned + tapped and bunged the crank. tore the engine out after work in preparation, jazzed on a long weekend refit and run in. also got some lock nuts and maybe some freebie chrome wheel nuts. good week
  11. daves prince b200

    Yeah I was having a gease thru the spotted thread n saw it! man id love me some prince hubcaps although only ones seem to be in Japan for 1500 nzd plus shipping yeah nah aye i think that's a similar colour to what the original colour of mine is although I think mines more a grey blue I've seen a picture of a wagon in same colour but was over in Japan. This blue is much nicer. i have an original "Gloria" guard badge I want to get 3D printed seems this guy could use a copy too
  12. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    Haha I think it basically works as turn on for hot or off for cold... But hot water always to be going through. There's a flap I can open which brings in air from outside into the van. Pretty sure the pump had a hole as I could feel water in it but I'll double check with a pencil or something lol.
  13. Kicker's Honda Beat FC50

    Hopefully I won't have to do that, already got one two stroke engine that has been sitting in bits for a couple years
  14. daves prince b200

    The photo is flattering. It was oxide patchy. Bits sanded back to steel. Faded paint, little dents and holes but overall it was still fairly solid and tidy, especially internally. Would have been nice to see if it was still G series.
  15. Kicker's Honda Beat FC50

    It could give you a good excuse to split the case and reseal it with some fresh case sealant and new gaskets? While your in there it wouldn't hurt to throw in a couple new crank bearings, maybe port out the intake channels in the case and polish everything in there while it's apart...
  16. daves prince b200

    It made yours look like a show car. Hahaha.
  17. daves prince b200

    @kyteler oh real? Haha must just be the norm these days mines legal rough and ready to break down at any minute lol
  18. Adoom's 1976 Triumph 2500 TC

    Ahh yeah. Cool. Yeah that is some sort of acid etch eh?
  19. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    The factory heater in my Holden (186) is pretty rubbish as heating. The heater core has water circulating all the time though (no water valve in the line). Have you checked that the heater hose port on the water pump is actually drilled though? IIRC these are sometimes blocked off in the casting to be 'universal'.
  20. ajg193's 1983 KP61 Sprint

    Mine's worse. I tried a notebook like that but it was too cunty to fill in. I ended up making a custom fill in the boxes type book with many pages. Even a little dipstick drawing to indicate daily oil level - damn level never changes.
  21. ajg193's 1983 KP61 Sprint

    Is exactly what I have in the wagon glovebox!
  22. daves prince b200

    There was one at the Riverton Car Show the other day. I hung around for a little at it hoping to catch the owner and share Prince based yarns but sadly no dice. I posted a picture of it in the spotted thread. It was legal but humorously rough and ready.
  23. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    There has to be something to switch it from hot to cold?
  24. Kicker's Honda Beat FC50

    Not a bad idea, maybe I could vape into it then sniff out the source of butterscotch and hipster
  25. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    I thought that too but there isn't a tap on this set up (probably because its been retrofitted). The only thing my heater switch does is turn the heater fan on. I replaced all the piping just in case it was super corroded inside. So I know that from the pump to the thermostat that its literally just pipe now.
  26. Kicker's Honda Beat FC50

    Not that ive ever heard of or seen it done, but if you put a couple of dry ice pellets in the intake then tested it would they leak visible gas out any holes/leaks? or soapy water test on outside. But youd be more scientitian with dry ice
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