New year...time to get things moving

Ian Patmore

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Nice work. Don't forget that the inlet manifold is just as important as any head work, most could do with work from new. If having headwork done, I would give them the manifold too. Obviously you are aware your Webers will need some setting up from being in their boxes? 40's or 45's?
 

RodimusPrime

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Nice work. Don't forget that the inlet manifold is just as important as any head work, most could do with work from new. If having headwork done, I would give them the manifold too. Obviously you are aware your Webers will need some setting up from being in their boxes? 40's or 45's?
Thanks Ian. Yes, I handed the inlet manifold over with the head at the request of the workshop. I've got the 40's that I'll just set up to run when I piece everything back together and then head over to a carb specialist near me - I've never used him but I've heard that he's very good - fingers crossed.
 

Ian Patmore

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Another thing Rodimus, whilst the inlet manifold is being worked on...

You will likely find the inlet and exhaust manifold are two different thicknesses, and most people have a cock-eyed thick exhaust washer or welded cut halves of washers on the fixing stud/nut trying to make up the difference in height when fitting both to the engine. Not a good seal and a bodge. I had my inlet manifold fly cut/milled where the correct Nissan thick exhaust washers would go on the inlet so it was the same thickness as the exhaust (I have a picture but can't find [did post it on here years ago]), this way you get proper clamping force onto the engine head ports.
 

RodimusPrime

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Another thing Rodimus, whilst the inlet manifold is being worked on...

You will likely find the inlet and exhaust manifold are two different thicknesses, and most people have a cock-eyed thick exhaust washer or welded cut halves of washers on the fixing stud/nut trying to make up the difference in height when fitting both to the engine. Not a good seal and a bodge. I had my inlet manifold fly cut/milled where the correct Nissan thick exhaust washers would go on the inlet so it was the same thickness as the exhaust (I have a picture but can't find [did post it on here years ago]), this way you get proper clamping force onto the engine head ports.

Sorry for the delay - I've been a bit preoccupied with a new toy haha. Thanks for the tip - Terry actually mentioned something similar so I'll look into it as the inlet manifold is the Weber and the exhaust is a Zstory - they've not been in the same room yet.
 

RodimusPrime

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Hey all...not too much progress of late but I did get the rear control arm spindle removal tool as I was having no luck getting that out. The threaded bar then proceeded to snap! Whoops! So what I'm doing is just removing the suspension and arm in one piece as neither are being used in the rebuild (I just need the stub axles out).

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I also got a new toy that has kept me a bit preoccupied haha!

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Hey all...not too much progress of late but I did get the rear control arm spindle removal tool as I was having no luck getting that out. The threaded bar then proceeded to snap! Whoops! So what I'm doing is just removing the suspension and arm in one piece as neither are being used in the rebuild (I just need the stub axles out).


I also got a new toy that has kept me a bit preoccupied haha!

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Nice car. I've always thought the Audi TT was underrated.
 
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