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by Wal
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 7334

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Eugene, thanks for the picys on the build has helped me think a lot more on mine. Gonna be really tight fit but will be worth it. Re. your issue with the axle. I have an English axle so personally just going to have to be really careful as already destroyed a diff with my current set up, so not look...
by Wal
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 7334

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Eugen, looks like some really nice work. Got your PM and I've replied with my mobile number so give me a call it's easier to talk than type, for me anyway. Mines a Lancia Volumex, bought it as a complete unit about 10 years ago. I'll be running the supercharger on a 45, until I get the engine back n...
by Wal
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 7334

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Hi Fixwheelmad, I'm also fitting a Volumex twin cam to my Moggy. Going around it a slightly different way as I already have a twin cam fitted so currently having the Volumex rebuilt by Guy Croft. Heads done, supercharger is done and the block is in the final stages of build so hope to have it in the...
by Wal
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original radio
Replies: 33
Views: 4993

Re: Original radio

Hi,
my car was bought brand new by my parents in 1966 and it was a special order black, the deluxe model and came with a radio fitted. Don't have the radio any more but it looked fairly similar to the one in the picture but pretty sure it was a Motorola.

Regards,
Wal
by Wal
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Morris 2 litre Twin Cam Dyno Results
Replies: 6
Views: 2303

Re: Morris 2 litre Twin Cam Dyno Results

Faceplant, it's a full Guy Croft engine, information below. It is expensive but you get what you pay for and the engine delivers the results. I wouldn't bother taking my twin cam to anyone else. Regards, Wal Guy Croft Head No. 02.021.1 Head: 130 Abarth 8v head Valves: 43.5mm inlet; 36mm exhaust Cams...
by Wal
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Morris 2 litre Twin Cam Dyno Results
Replies: 6
Views: 2303

Re: Morris 2 litre Twin Cam Dyno Results

That's nice Heathy12, good steep curve. Take off must be great fun.

The drop off looks a bit harsh though.

Like the force fed, got the supercharger version for mine. Just trying to find the time.....

Regards,
wal
by Wal
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Bit of fun: post pics of your fave modded moggy's
Replies: 183
Views: 55490

Re: Bit of fun: post pics of your fave modded moggy's

Hey Ratrodmog that's my Moggy with the child seat in the back. Think that must be an older picture though because I've uprated the child seat to a newer model. My 2 year old daughter loves it and calls it the Brumm Brumm car.

Regards,
Wal
by Wal
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Morris 2 litre Twin Cam Dyno Results
Replies: 6
Views: 2303

Morris 2 litre Twin Cam Dyno Results

Dear all, finally got my Morris properly tuned this year by a decent rolling road and engineer. Just thought I'd share the results, it was done back in the summer and I've been enjoying it too much to post before. Peak power is 167.6 BHP at 7,500 rpm. Peak torque is 142.7 lb/ft at 5000 rpm. More imp...
by Wal
Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: beware Car Buyers
Replies: 24
Views: 2518

Re: beware Car Buyers

Dear all, can I also add that if you do bid, on ebay or where ever then, don't muck the seller about either. If you don't ask questions or don't look then that is a decision made. Deciding you can't be bothered to turn up or subsequently deciding perhaps I'll have a look after all but don't really w...
by Wal
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: escort axle handbrake cable issue
Replies: 7
Views: 2303

Re: escort axle handbrake cable issue

ohc_turbo, I have the RS2000 rear axle on my Moggy and I just made some pieces of flat bar to make up the extra 3", with holes in each end to put a fixing pins through. I used 3 pieces (1 joined to 2 to give equal pull on the cylinder) and allow some articulation. As it's been on there at least 10 y...
by Wal
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Larger Petrol Tank
Replies: 14
Views: 2453

Re: Larger Petrol Tank

Fuelpump,
I bought a larger fuel tank from a known vendor and it had no internal baffling (fuel sloshed around every where) and no drain plug. I was not impressed and had to modify it myself, though this was at least 10 years ago and hopefully they have improved.

Regards,
Wal
by Wal
Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: fiat head bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 1168

Re: fiat head bolt

callyspoy, appreciate that this is a bit late and you have already sourced some headbolts but if you prefer I can let you have 6 Guy Croft head bolts, sorry I don't have a full set. The original bolts do suffer with age and can, as you discovered, break. The recommendation is that they should only b...
by Wal
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: CARB FOR A FIAT TWINCAM
Replies: 38
Views: 9562

Re: CARB FOR A FIAT TWINCAM

Hi, I wouldn't bother with twin 45s on a Fiat Twin Cam unless the engine is already tuned to probably over 150 BHP. Twin 40's will do up to that stage and quite frankly with twin 45's on much less than that you'll only be wasting petrol for practically no improvement. Without tuning the rest of the ...
by Wal
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: 'Q' reg, no free tax, and £450 for an MOT!
Replies: 76
Views: 10053

Re: 'Q' reg, no free tax, and £450 for an MOT!

Hi,
many thanks for your prompt responses and I appreciate that this is a difficullt and emotive subject.

Now I'd better take my son to football training.

Regards,
Wal
by Wal
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: 'Q' reg, no free tax, and £450 for an MOT!
Replies: 76
Views: 10053

Re: 'Q' reg, no free tax, and £450 for an MOT!

Hi,
what about cars like the Triumph Spitfire. It has a separate chassis but the sills of the body are structural?

Regards,
Wal
by Wal
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: 'Q' reg, no free tax, and £450 for an MOT!
Replies: 76
Views: 10053

Re: 'Q' reg, no free tax, and £450 for an MOT!

Hi, Yes, thanks for the information and work that ACE are doing it’s very useful to have a summary of the background and clarifications. Although these rules have existed for 27 years there is some suspicion over “clarification” and “application” after 27 years! Why? If it’s fit for purpose use it i...
by Wal
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: 'Q' reg, no free tax, and £450 for an MOT!
Replies: 76
Views: 10053

Re: 'Q' reg, no free tax, and £450 for an MOT!

Appreciating that these rules have been there for 27 years, either they were right to start with and should have been applied or they were wrong initially and should actually be replaced with something more sensible not now amended to suit a current mood. Taking 27 years to either clarify properly o...
by Wal
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: 'Q' reg, no free tax, and £450 for an MOT!
Replies: 76
Views: 10053

Re: 'Q' reg, no free tax, and £450 for an MOT!

Dear all, Maybe I’m cynical but I find it difficult to fully believe that this type of legislation is really, as Jonathan has suggested “simply an attempt to make sure that modified cars are safe for the road.” If that was the case then there are better ways in which it could be addressed. Such as i...
by Wal
Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: 'Q' reg, no free tax, and £450 for an MOT!
Replies: 76
Views: 10053

Re: 'Q' reg, no free tax, and £450 for an MOT!

Dear all, been reading this thread with some interest as I have a modified Minor. When I first made the changes to my Minor my insurance company insisted that I provide a certificate from an independent engineer certify that the car was "safe". Having moved on to other insurance companies they have ...
by Wal
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Weber Carb Problem?
Replies: 18
Views: 3248

Keith, you say the carb was on your 131 before transplant. If it worked fine on that I'd very much doubt that it's the carb. Are you sure about the engine, they are 30 years old. I'd do a compression test and check out the ignition system to make sure it's firing on all 4, as you say you timed it up...