What did you do in the garage yesterday?

What did you do in the garage yesterday?

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phazed

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19,693 posts

170 months

Friday 30th October 2020
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Kokkolanpoika

161 posts

117 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Just start fitting wild cat heads. Need longer pushrods and lash caps to get better geometry.



Also some exhaust manifolds.







rev-erend

21,030 posts

250 months

Tuesday 24th November 2020
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Kokkolanpoika said:
Just start fitting wild cat heads. Need longer pushrods and lash caps to get better geometry.
If you want, I can photograph and measure the length of my pushrods when I change the cam on mine in a few weeks time.


Kokkolanpoika

161 posts

117 months

Tuesday 24th November 2020
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rev-erend said:
Kokkolanpoika said:
Just start fitting wild cat heads. Need longer pushrods and lash caps to get better geometry.
If you want, I can photograph and measure the length of my pushrods when I change the cam on mine in a few weeks time.
All setups are different. So lenght is unique per setup/engine. I will need 8.85" long. Eaven longer. But valves are to short. And my roller rockers then hit polylock at full lift if use longer pushrods..

And i do not want to buy some custom lenght valves. Hole package need to be build again then if want 100% best results. Stupid designer..

Kokkolanpoika

161 posts

117 months

Tuesday 1st December 2020
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Finally welded. And fitted to my SD1





Waiting only pushrods to get first start with new heads.

x 7usc

1,386 posts

161 months

Friday 4th December 2020
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Collected the chassis today so started work on cleaning all the threads ready for assembly process

Steve_D

13,308 posts

224 months

Saturday 5th December 2020
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x 7usc said:
...............Collected the chassis today so started work on cleaning all the threads ready for assembly process
Also take a new bolt and gently file all the suspension mount holes until your new bolt fits. If you don't you may well chip the paint trying to assemble things later

Steve

Kokkolanpoika

161 posts

117 months

Saturday 5th December 2020
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She's running again. Idle mixture is lean and it wont idle over 500rpm. Have to adjust it tomorrow..

I wonder could only heads make difference in idle mixture? Bigger port etc?

x 7usc

1,386 posts

161 months

Saturday 5th December 2020
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Steve_D said:
x 7usc said:
...............Collected the chassis today so started work on cleaning all the threads ready for assembly process
Also take a new bolt and gently file all the suspension mount holes until your new bolt fits. If you don't you may well chip the paint trying to assemble things later

Steve
excellent tip, chipping the paint would break my heart, thanks for that thumbup

hoofa

3,053 posts

174 months

Saturday 12th December 2020
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Further work today installing the rear tractive suspension units, Powder coated wishbones for a refresh.

phazed

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19,693 posts

170 months

Saturday 12th December 2020
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hoofa said:


Further work today installing the rear tractive suspension units, Powder coated wishbones for a refresh.
Very nice...........

macdeb

7,856 posts

221 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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hoofa said:


Further work today installing the rear tractive suspension units, Powder coated wishbones for a refresh.
As always Nigel, 'the' best Chimaera out there gets better still and credit to you bloke.
bow

Penelope Stopit

8,539 posts

75 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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hoofa said:


Further work today installing the rear tractive suspension units, Powder coated wishbones for a refresh.
Looks so perfect that one could think it was a computer software created image

Very nice

hoofa

3,053 posts

174 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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macdeb said:
As always Nigel, 'the' best Chimaera out there gets better still and credit to you bloke.
bow
Cheers Mac . Yours was always the benchmark, like the new car looks awesome a bike on 4 wheels , how’s neals car has he still got it ?

macdeb

7,856 posts

221 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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hoofa said:
macdeb said:
As always Nigel, 'the' best Chimaera out there gets better still and credit to you bloke.
bow
Cheers Mac . Yours was always the benchmark, like the new car looks awesome a bike on 4 wheels , how’s neals car has he still got it ?
Hiya mate, My thinking was always that Your car was the benchmark and my inspiration beer
New car is just totally superb and I cannot fault it, absolutely awesome. (check out wikipedia) Neals been working on his house so hasn't used car much. Good to hear you bloke, stay safe. x

DangerousDerek

8,548 posts

186 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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macdeb said:
hoofa said:
macdeb said:
As always Nigel, 'the' best Chimaera out there gets better still and credit to you bloke.
bow
Cheers Mac . Yours was always the benchmark, like the new car looks awesome a bike on 4 wheels , how’s neals car has he still got it ?
Hiya mate, My thinking was always that Your car was the benchmark and my inspiration beer
New car is just totally superb and I cannot fault it, absolutely awesome. (check out wikipedia) Neals been working on his house so hasn't used car much. Good to hear you bloke, stay safe. x
Get a room you two, while I go blow mine to bits again breaking records on a shoestring budget.

rev-erend

21,030 posts

250 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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DangerousDerek said:
macdeb said:
hoofa said:
macdeb said:
As always Nigel, 'the' best Chimaera out there gets better still and credit to you bloke.
bow
Cheers Mac . Yours was always the benchmark, like the new car looks awesome a bike on 4 wheels , how’s neals car has he still got it ?
Hiya mate, My thinking was always that Your car was the benchmark and my inspiration beer
New car is just totally superb and I cannot fault it, absolutely awesome. (check out wikipedia) Neals been working on his house so hasn't used car much. Good to hear you bloke, stay safe. x
Get a room you two, while I go blow mine to bits again breaking records on a shoestring budget.
hehe

hoofa

3,053 posts

174 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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DangerousDerek said:
macdeb said:
hoofa said:
macdeb said:
As always Nigel, 'the' best Chimaera out there gets better still and credit to you bloke.
bow
Cheers Mac . Yours was always the benchmark, like the new car looks awesome a bike on 4 wheels , how’s neals car has he still got it ?
Hiya mate, My thinking was always that Your car was the benchmark and my inspiration beer
New car is just totally superb and I cannot fault it, absolutely awesome. (check out wikipedia) Neals been working on his house so hasn't used car much. Good to hear you bloke, stay safe. x
Get a room you two, while I go blow mine to bits again breaking records on a shoestring budget.
This week I’ll mainly be changing a head gasket smile

macdeb

7,856 posts

221 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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DangerousDerek said:
macdeb said:
hoofa said:
macdeb said:
As always Nigel, 'the' best Chimaera out there gets better still and credit to you bloke.
bow
Cheers Mac . Yours was always the benchmark, like the new car looks awesome a bike on 4 wheels , how’s neals car has he still got it ?
Hiya mate, My thinking was always that Your car was the benchmark and my inspiration beer
New car is just totally superb and I cannot fault it, absolutely awesome. (check out wikipedia) Neals been working on his house so hasn't used car much. Good to hear you bloke, stay safe. x
Get a room you two, while I go blow mine to bits again breaking records on a shoestring budget.
Bloke, all credit to ya, but you've had more shoestrings than 'Bacons' and if totted up will have spent more than both of us hehe
hippy


Edited by macdeb on Tuesday 15th December 20:36


Edited by macdeb on Tuesday 15th December 20:37

rev-erend

21,030 posts

250 months

Monday 11th January
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Kokkolanpoika said:
rev-erend said:
Kokkolanpoika said:
Just start fitting wild cat heads. Need longer pushrods and lash caps to get better geometry.
If you want, I can photograph and measure the length of my pushrods when I change the cam on mine in a few weeks time.
All setups are different. So lenght is unique per setup/engine. I will need 8.85" long. Eaven longer. But valves are to short. And my roller rockers then hit polylock at full lift if use longer pushrods..

And i do not want to buy some custom lenght valves. Hole package need to be build again then if want 100% best results. Stupid designer..
Just measured mine.

8.85" long. Its written on the pushrod.