Monday, November 15, 2010
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Sunday, October 24, 2010
After a short first drive in the X here is a list of items needing attention:
Change head and install larger intake valves using a 79 carb head that was ported and had isky springs installed.
Install 2 DCNF 40mm carbs on a PBS intake manifold with a different Delta cam
Gasket match ports on the manifold
Check the trans linkage, reverse is hard to engage
Get the fan to come on and wire up a switch to override
Install new tires
Repair nose and head light bucket paint
Install custom 2.25" exhaust and muffler
Change door panels to black to match newly covered seats
Posted by Unknown at 4:50 PM
Friday, October 22, 2010
Anybody need some XJ6 series one Jag parts?? This is the guy to go to he's got 3-4 of them!
We raced the 24 hours of Lemons with Tony a couple times with the famous TR7 weginator. He now has a bunch of Jags and the one in the photo raced in a Lemons race recently, it's got a SBC in it now here's his website: http://www.dr-no007.com/
Posted by Unknown at 7:48 PM
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Stump the chumps recap time:
1500 engine, brand new Lancia short block deck height even with pistons from
factory I did not take any off the block.
FI head, Fiat head gasket installed
2.7mm approx total off top and bottom of the head
1300 tensioner I measure to be 59mm others say 60mm (which I just took off and
it came apart in my hand with ball bearings going everywhere)
confirmed continental 1500 belt last 3 numbers=069
tensioner pulley bracket pt# 4320684
adjustable cam gear by Apple diameter 124mm
lower crank pully from 1300
aux gear is plastic from ??
I could bend the long side of the belt past 90 degrees
sleeve the tensioner bearing (expensive?)
dremel out the inside of the tensioner bracket boss to gain 1mm maybe
1438 tensioner bracket=67mm diameter, probably too much?
It's weird that the tensioner fell apart in my hands did I tighten the nut too
much causing that? Ck that looking at the tensioner it's not possible to over
tighten since the inner races on both inner and outer bearings are captured by
the bracket boss and tensioner washers. I found all the bearings and put it
Posted by Unknown at 7:34 PM
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Usually we only post our successes in automotive work but here is a look into the fumbling and idiocy that usually precedes any accomplishments. This is the video of the first attempted start of the x19 with the new motor. Keep in mind that even before this there were many attempts beginning with no cranking, timing being 180 deg. out, ignition switch problem (thats why my dad is underneath the car to start it) After a few hours of fiddling around we get this...
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
This is a new 128 Ansa header that we bought from Neal which is an improvement over the stock one but we lost a stud that we were using as a mounting point for the throttle linkage that my dad made (see 8/23/10 post) so it's back to the drawing board for that thing.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
I enlarged the ports to 28.5mm, Steve Cecchele in New Zealand fabricated this from a 74 X manifold. This manifold puts the DCNF carb in the right aspect for linkage installation and float alignment. OOps Steve is from the West coast of Australia near Perth! Sorry Steve!
Posted by Unknown at 7:45 PM