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CAskew

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    2B Plus Passed IVA Aug 2018
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    Chris Askew

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  1. For Sale - Single overhead Fast Road (FR 32) head, converted to unleaded with ports polished to stage 1 as part of engine rebuild for kit car which was completed in 2018 and only done 850 miles. This is a non-efi head. Ideal Pinto replacement or for further work to stage 2 or 3. Any question feel free to ask. Location is Warrington (WA4 area) looking for £550 ovno, serious offers considered. Collection is required as its really heavy.
  2. BTW my manifold was made by Bogg Bros. Might be good idea to email them again for advice.
  3. That's brilliant info and thanks Richy. Have saved the pdf and will be looking and trying to take it all in. Chris
  4. Appologeise as not sure what and where they are. Photo would help identify
  5. Appreciate any help and advice from anyone who has a Pinto with bike carbs. Engine is a 2L Pinto, Single Overhead High Torque (FR 30) Cam, Carbs are Mikuni from a ZX-6R J Ninja (2000-2002) and a Megajolt ignition system. RH 2B Plus on a rolling road showed fuel /air ratio was far to lean even though jets drilled to 180. Eventually drilled to 210, however, torque and fuel drop off at 4750 rpm. Currently Needle jets fitted are 5E18 (outside - 1 & 4 cylinders) and 5E19 (inside 2 & 3 cylinders) and no longer available and advised needle profile needs adjusting/changing. I would be pleased to hear your recommended jet sizes, needle profile/code and where to obtain the parts from to obtain maximum performance over the full (1,000 - 6,000) rpm range . Regards Chris.
  6. Hi Ian. Have left meaasge on your answer phone. Hope you can phone me this evening to discuss arrange. Chris
  7. Any engineers near Warrington who can assist me in replacing cylinder head on my 2B Plus as believe head gasket leaking so have got an upgraded new cylinder head? Have all parts required except antifreeze and gasket glue but can get from local factor. Chris
  8. Like some builds, engine is a mixture from different ones. 205 Block was I bel;ieve from a transit with DOHC, but I only wanted a SOHC which came from another unknown vehicle. Unfortunately there was no dipstick with the block. Had the metal sump lowered with a side extension to maintain volume. Found a dipstick (Scrap Yard) but when we put 4.5L in after complete engine rebuild that's when we had foaming problems. Bought a new Burton Power dipstick and tube but did not change the original as it was far too short allowing dipstick to hit bottom of the sump without fully seatingin the tube. Hence sump off, crankshaft turned to lowest level and with spirit level across to the dipstick it was at LOWEST level, hence adding more to max fill caused foaming as overfilled. Removed 2.5mm from top of the tube and did a a complete oil and filter change addind 4.5L new oil with the dipstick now at the max level and good oil pressure at 4.5bar (65psi) and no foaming.
  9. Problem solved. Drained oil and measured at 4.5 Litres. Sump off, crankshaft turned to lowest level and with spirit level dipstick was at LOWEST level. Removed 2.5mm from top of the tube. Refitted sump, added 3.5L oil as not removed filter and oil level now correct at max mark on dipstick.
  10. I already have Mikuni carbs from a Kawasaki Nija on a Bogg Bros manifold fitted to my 2.0L Pinto engined RH 2B Plus. On a rolling road test found the 180 main jest were too lean, therefore I would be interested to know what size your setup is running. Ignition is also a Megajolt system.
  11. Have now read your post and it really answers my question so thank you. Will now be able to measure the block to max level and adjust the tube accordingly. The measurement of the 'rod' type dipstich from the bump to min level is 396mm and the max level is 370mm. Have bougth a Burton Power flexible/spiral type distick and the measurements from the bump to min level are 405mm and the max level is 378mm. Will use best fit dipstick once got the sump off.
  12. CAskew

    Rocaro Seats

    This post has now ended as the seats have now been collected
  13. CAskew

    Rocaro Seats

    Sorry tried to load picture but keeps saying problem. Please email me and I will send photos.
  14. CAskew

    Rocaro Seats

    Free to a good home, collection only (Cheshire). Have a pair of Vauxhall Unused Rocaro seats left over from my 2B Plus build.
  15. Thanks for the additional information.

    Pick up pipe to oil pump gasket was fitted OK as did have previous problem with no oil pressure. Once fitted correctly got loads of pressure. As said frothing did occur when added extra oil so yes crank was spinning through it hence drained some off but level now below the didpstick mark.

    The tube is well pushed in and sealed as was loose, therefore, cannot measure length protruding from the end but will measure length of dipstick from 'bump' stop to min mark to see if it matches 44.8.

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    2. Snapperpaul

      Snapperpaul

      Measure dipstick from bump to minimum mark and bump to max mark.

      measure tube from top to where it goes into the block

      get back to me

      if you look at my photos of dipsticks and tubes you can see that there is a big distance between block and max mark.

       

      tell me more about the frothy oil, the only way you tell that the oil is frothing is to look at the oil coming out of the cam oil feed bar.

      The oil would only be in the bowl of the sump, it would not sit in the forward area

    3. Snapperpaul

      Snapperpaul

      http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=142862

      this gives measurements you require and photos of how

    4. CAskew

      CAskew

      Just seen the pictures posted by Pajsh which really answers the question very nicely thank you

      Tube top to block is as above at 394mm. Bump to max is 370mm and bump to min is 396mm on 'rod' type dipstick. Have bought Burton Power flexible/spiral dipstick with measurements at 378mm and 405mm repectively.

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