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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:06 am 
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Pickle wrote:
Jeez, that must go like sh17 off a shovel!


Its, erm, shall we say interesting :? appauling in the wet on the way to work this morning- wheelspin in the first 4 gears at anything above 3,500rpm when it comes 'on the cam'.


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that is some serious work good doctor.

what are "wasted valves?"

170 at the wheels. that is awesome

have you dared to work out mpg yet! (i realise that's not what the car is about)


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lewis1641 wrote:
that is some serious work good doctor.

what are "wasted valves?"

170 at the wheels. that is awesome

have you dared to work out mpg yet! (i realise that's not what the car is about)


It does mid teens when bimbling about and on the motorway but can drop to single figures when running hard. I should get a good idea next week when I do the 1500 mile round trip to Le Mans.

Wasted Valves...
Thats when you take your valve, pop it in a lathe and machine the waste down. You start just below the point where the valve protrudes out of the guide and take it down all the way to the tip of the seat on the valve head. You then machine a swirl onto the back of the head. Last job is to make a three angle cut to the seat itself and to the coresponding port The idea is for the valve to put up as little resistance to flow in the throat. It probably makes little difference on its own- maybe a few cfm at higher revs, but the devil is in the detail, a few small gains here and there all add up in the end.


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cool.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:25 pm 
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[quote="Dr S"]A little update on the progress of my beloved Alfa for the petrol heads.

Its almost done. I'm fitting the new head lining tonight and just need to refit the glass and associated trim.

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Nice. Always liked red, especially on Defenders :wink: :lol:


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just got the golf back from the paint man :lol:

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Too many Veedubs round here. ...



No such thing :wink:

Will post pics of my wagon soon....


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Heres one for the VW lovers. Fastest camper in the world??

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do you know the guy who built that? wayne somebody i believe?

looks like a heavy netal teddy bear


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Wayne Allman of the Intergalactic custom shop.

Boy is he a good with a torch! 8)


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