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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:08 pm
User avatarL33t n3rdPosts: 765Location: O-townJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
Ouch my eyes, that is toooo pretty!

Whose exhaust is that begind the pallet in the last subframe picture?

looks like it belongs to an asthmatic giraffe or something :cry:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:17 pm
User avatarHulkaruthersPosts: 5017Location: London, The SouthJoined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:00 am
lol subframe... chassis my lad, chassis...

I think that's an Alpine exhaust...



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:44 pm
User avatarHulkaruthersPosts: 5017Location: London, The SouthJoined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:00 am
I'm disappointed nobody else has gone phwoarr to my Dellortos...

How about the fact I've got a Magard linkage to go with it...? no?

Ok... it's just me that gets excited about these things...



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:15 pm
User avatarPosts: 2363Location: ManchesterJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
Ive got webers on the subeam and the mcguard linkage and find it stick occasionally so had to put an extra spring to return the throttles



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:18 pm
User avatarHulkaruthersPosts: 5017Location: London, The SouthJoined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:00 am
Interesting - they are meant to be the mutts nuts.



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:23 pm
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
On Turners Cavalier we didn't have a linkage and since Turner had spent circa five millions pounds allready he wasn't going to buy one. so we cut a piece of metal out and mounted it to the rocker cover and the throttle cable was attached to the bodies by clamping it with a nut and bolt.

This worked suprisingly well (a month or two) until the throttle wedged open when he was driving around Cheadle. And old women ran away crying.

Replaced it with one of these

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:24 pm
User avatarPosts: 2363Location: ManchesterJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
When I was at skip brown he mentioned it was a common thing with them, maybe ive got an older version of the linkage, I found myself having to lift the throttle pedal from underneath to get it to fully close.



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:30 pm
User avatarL33t n3rdPosts: 765Location: O-townJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
can you not grease it at all, or if it's metal-on-metal catching then shim it down a bit with a file?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:40 pm
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
Most common problem I've seen with throttle cables is the spring eventually buckles and doesn't compress and decompress smoothly.



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:05 pm
User avatarHulkaruthersPosts: 5017Location: London, The SouthJoined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:00 am
That's a pretty nice looking linkage on those Jenvey bodies.

Of course my logic dictates that now I have bought my manifolds for £100 - Jenveys are really very little extra on top... :cry:

I will be able to sell my carb setup for more than the price of a couple of Jenveys when it comes to it...



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:49 am
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
Guess you'd be looking at the Jenvey multi throttles James? Rather than the individual tapers?

Pies was dead chuffed with his linkage, it did cost millions of pounds though, and then sadly we realised it actually hung under the bodies so you can't even see it :cry:



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:57 am
User avatarHulkaruthersPosts: 5017Location: London, The SouthJoined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:00 am
Same as the Piemans...

DCOE/DHLAalikes

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*edit - ah yes - seen where you ripped that photo from now!*



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:03 am
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
Those are the multi throttles which I thought you'd be going for, makes sense as they'll bolt straight up.

The pie man has the individual tapers like this except longer.

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Brings out around an extra ten horses on the XE if it's cammed, arp rod bolts, tubular manifold and rev limit raised.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:12 pm
User avatarHulkaruthersPosts: 5017Location: London, The SouthJoined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:00 am
The DCOEalikes are tapered - 45mm to 40mm.

Am guessing I could use the really short ones and MASSIVE ram pipes...



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:20 pm
User avatarCridaperPosts: 13970Location: WolverhamptonJoined: Mon May 31, 2004 4:00 am
Indeed long Ram pipes are where it's at.

Jenvey do a multi throttle kit for the XE and it uses piddly little trumpets - not cool!

Mount them directly to the head James and have hooge trumpets sticking out the bonnet like the ones on the Munsters Koach



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