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Old 21-08-2017, 08:30 AM
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Nope. Head not for sale
Engine its going on not for sale.
Items for sale in classifieds/ebay
Simples.
So its a sold thread then.
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Old 21-08-2017, 08:46 AM
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Sold me the idea but I'm confused, a sail-thread, Win P's head.....but then, I'm a lonesome country hermit, zedless....desperately in need of a coffee this morning.
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Old 21-08-2017, 09:48 AM
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Could someone explain why Schneider springs rule?
I've always considered them oversize and over stiff and the matching caps just hold it all together.
Genuine question, not trying to stir things up, maybe I've missed something?
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Old 21-08-2017, 09:51 AM
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So its a sold thread then.
Nope!
Its a head thread.
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Old 21-08-2017, 09:54 AM
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Could someone explain why Schneider springs rule?
I've always considered them oversize and over stiff and the matching caps just hold it all together.
Genuine question, not trying to stir things up, maybe I've missed something?
Well I didnt say they rule that was Jon.
We like it when people stir things up cos its more interesting than the usual restoration stuff on here.
Ill be back later to explain my rational behind using them .........
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Old 21-08-2017, 09:56 AM
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Could someone explain why Schneider springs rule?
I've always considered them oversize and over stiff and the matching caps just hold it all together.
Genuine question, not trying to stir things up, maybe I've missed something?
Price point?
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Old 21-08-2017, 10:04 AM
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Well, I was only joining in with being "nice" originally, but I do have Schneider springs and caps (from Pete). They were a "nice" price and they work well - I've quite a lot of lift and it revs to 8k happily. (When the plugs aren't carbon fouled)
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Old 21-08-2017, 11:44 AM
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Well, I was only joining in with being "nice" originally, but I do have Schneider springs and caps (from Pete &#128580. They were a "nice" price and they work well - I've quite a lot of lift and it tevs to 8k happily. (When the plugs aren't carbon fouled)
by price point, I mean for the price they're a very good option.
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Old 21-08-2017, 12:11 PM
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Well, I was only joining in with being "nice" originally, but I do have Schneider springs and caps (from Pete). They were a "nice" price and they work well - I've quite a lot of lift and it revs to 8k happily. (When the plugs aren't carbon fouled)
Its "nice" to know you are happy with them.
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"Nice" head.

Found some perfect "nice" Euro-pop that hopefully Sean can feel at home with and perfectly complements what Pete is doing to us with this thread!!


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And found a much funnier more palatable version! My train journey is long and tedious tonight (in case you hadn't guessed)!!

https://youtu.be/H5obaGxk0dM
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Old 21-08-2017, 07:06 PM
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And found a much funnier more palatable version! My train journey is long and tedious tonight (in case you hadn't guessed)!!

https://youtu.be/H5obaGxk0dM
Thought you were on holiday!?
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Old 21-08-2017, 07:16 PM
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Old 22-08-2017, 12:05 AM
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ould someone explain why Schneider springs rule?
I've always considered them oversize and over stiff and the matching caps just hold it all together.
Genuine question, not trying to stir things up, maybe I've missed something?
This engine Tim and myself are building is a fixed price build so price of components is part of it.
The engine has a reprofiled cam which then needs thicker lash pads to give a decent wipe pattern.
Thicker lash pads need a deeper spring cap to hold them.
The matching springs and caps from Schneider are readily available and they are well up to the job.
I know they are a little wider than stock Nissan but a little grinding on some cam towers soon fixes that. On this engine they are installed a little taller than the 1.6 " that Schneider "recommend" so the seat pressure is slightly reduced from Schneiders 110lbs figure. That is fine on this modest cam.
Another reason for my use is that Steve and me have used them in other engines with good results.
So in summary Im using a readily available combo that we have used before at a price that is good value IMO.
All IMHO of course as there are other solutions/parts out there.
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Old 22-08-2017, 08:07 AM
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Hi pmac, thanks for taking the trouble to explain this for me and good answer by the way.
I guess you and others were right about making the price point the real reason for making the compromise and if these springs have proved themselves to you there's no arguing with that.
Do you machine the head in order to give a taller fitted height or is there another way of doing this?
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