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Bob Tucker

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About Bob Tucker

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    It'll be OK in the end, if it's not OK, it's not the
  • Birthday 03/01/1950

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    2B + 16vXE +wishbone conversion (&MX5)
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    Robert (Bob) John Tucker

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    Orpington, Kent, BR6 9AN
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    Drag Racing, Aircraft (full size); Radio Control Aircraft; Sea angling; All other motorsport.

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  1. Be aware that these are solid disks not vented.
  2. Ive used CBS often, the guys have always been very helpful. Give them a call
  3. Double check the length of the dipstick tube. I don't have a pinto so I can't give the correct length, but other pinto owners can provide their measurements. Some have found tubes have been "helpfully" shortened incorrectly.
  4. Hi Neil, NGK plugs 10/10, Champion plugs 2/10, "fancy" plugs 1/10. What did you do to the injectors? Did you have to change any?
  5. 11ft lbs https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.sbdev.co.uk/Info_sheets/TORQUE_SETTINGS/2-0L%20XE%2016V.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiGtbXV9YLhAhUzpHEKHQq-CK4QFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw2gwFZ4lDxpIBmWgzhCNZQI Hope the link works
  6. I think SBD quote 8ftlbs but not sure, I think you can find it on their website. I used their figure, left it a day so the goo went off, then added a "touch". Still 100,% oiltight after 12k miles .
  7. Hi Kevin, Ive tried just about every type possible.....none worked well. IIRC you have a baffled sump with a horizontal baffle plate like mine (SBD)? If thats right you dont need the windage plate.....leave it out. Just use a single cork gasket (not one with the washers) with WYNNS gasket maker from ECP for a drip free garage floor. BUT make sure the bolts dont bottom out before they tighten up on the gasket. HTH Bob
  8. Hi Kev, you have posted your thread in a RHOCAR members only area. You are missing out on a wealth of experience from past members and non-members, who cant post there. Better to post in the open parts of the forum for any further queries. HTH Bob
  9. See you all there. Ray has got the Corvette booked in....... as its a non MSA event he can take passengers....
  10. I wouldny worry too much about exact measurements for height at the front. The important thing is to make sure you have adequate sump clearance, esp. with a pinto as the sump can hang really low.
  11. This may also help... http://westfield-world.com/suspension.html
  12. You should make the upper wishbone ball joint adjustable. Most use a transit drag link. Either thread the w/b to take the threaded part, but that means you can only adjust by one thread turn at a time, which has been OK for me, or use a close fitting tube, and fit a lock nut on either side. I'll look for piccies to explain further HTH PS when designing the upper wishbone, be aware that the dummy strut sits at a considerable -ve camber angle. Set the tube taking the transit ball joint at 90 degrees to it otherwise when the suspension drops it will jam the ball joint at full movement putting a huge strain on it. PPS an Astra bottom ball joint is an easy fit with 3 bolts to attach it to the w/b & the same taper as the Sierra hub
  13. Bob Tucker

    Vacuum advance

    According to Dave Andrews, Weber 40s can take a 36mm choke, 45s can take up to 40mm. http://www.s262612653.websitehome.co.uk/DVAndrews/webers.htm I changed the cam on my pinto first, to an fr32. I then changed from a 32/36 to 38DGAS which was a big improvement, but when I fitted twin 40s with 36mm chokes the engine really came alive. Even with a 32/36 it should pull to well over 100 (only on a track). Make sure that the vacuum into the engine/carb is blocked off it its not connecte to the dizzy Make sure that the second choke is actually opening, if it is I'd recommend a RR session to get the ignition and jetting right.
  14. I always use this site for electronic & assorted computer bits. I havent got this video camera, but everything else I have bought has been top notch. https://www.7dayshop.com/action-video-cameras-kit-bundles-accessories
  15. They look easy to fit. Ive just had to bodge mine again after one broke in France. I'll get a set of these next time they go. Have a Merry Christmas one & all.
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