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h701micra
I'll get a picture tomorrow but one thing I did notice... the head gasket was blocked in places... so blocking water channels... not good
 

Enuo

Glorified Electrician
awesome, when you do it can you get some measurements so I can tell the machinist at work how much meat to take off? The toolroom guys at work don't trust me to use the big lathe myself, something about setting the swarf on fire...
 
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h701micra
To be fair I'm exactly the same so I leave it to them lot over here :D
Yea I'll get some measurements of before and after, then weigh it. And pictures too.
 

Belly93

to turbo or new lump :/ hmmm
could you get a pic of there the bonneet pins closest to the windscreen are mounted in th bay just i wasnt sure were to mount them
 
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h701micra
I shall do tomorrow for you :)

They're mounted in the top of the strut tower itself. Not how I wanted it buts that's how it ended up. But believe me there's room for em on there. Ive got a chunky 6n diesel setup under there and its no problem :)

You can weld a triangular plate from the top of the strut tower to the inner wing and drill into that (my original idea)
 
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h701micra
So I took some pictures of that headgasket where it was blocked up baddd
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You can see where I cleared some of them
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Looks loke this engine wasnt as well maintained as I first thought :(

These are for Belly93
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On my k10 there were small 3/4mm holes already in the top so I drilled them out and popped em in there. The large repair washers are a good recommendation too.
Mine also has a small steel tube on em with garden hose pipe round it to give the bonnet its lift for better airflow
A doddle on a k10 with how the bonnet opens :)
 
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h701micra
Top mounts already just holes to drill out and strengthen
Bottom bushes on rears to strim down a bit and pop them on this beauty :)
 
Got another set of these today

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CUSCO ?! or HWL ??
lucky for u guys over there still got those aftermarket adjustable abs...
here in my place, we need to specially customized our own to suit this model..
and it cost alot.. or another solution, we use to recondition to old one..
 
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h701micra
Ok so now my dizzys packed in and finding another is a lost cause really I'm going get one modified to fit or rewire a de one using something ive spotted from Lumenition :) almost like a mega jolt system. But it's about 150 all in :)
 
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h701micra
Some piccys
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Anyone any ideas how this may be wired? So far ive thought 3 from sensor to management box then 3 to coil?
 

Enuo

Glorified Electrician
Had pertronix on the spitfire, had solid state instead of points but was a hall effect one. Used stock (well uprated lol) coil so only way you could tell was electronic was one black wire...
 
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h701micra
So I was fiddling with a set of coilovers just now and did this
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Thought hmmm...
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Needs a proper seat..
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Mill and weld and voila! Low and stiff k10 stiff k10 suspension (I didn't mill and weld but I might with some different springs)
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Non height adjustable but you can alter that by changing the spring free length and of course spring weights can be changed :)
 
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h701micra
Anyone any ideas what the computer chip thing is at the bottom?
And what wires should go to it. Got my black blue wires to coil but there's one missing. Cant for the life of me remember
 
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h701micra
Ok guys I need your help
What does each pin do on the de dizzy? Cant find a wiring diagram
Here's the pins
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An overview
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The usual blue black coil wires
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To coil
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Sensor which replaces points
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Will this sensor just need power. Thinking it needs management to decode data from it.
Need any and every idea going and some sort of wiring diagram
 

Enuo

Glorified Electrician
its a simple 2 condition sensor, on off. It detects magnetic flux which is absent when the slots come round. During the period the slots are under the sensor there should be a break in the signal to the solid state switch, that closes the circuit needed to discharge the coil through the dizzy. No high tech management needed. There should be an ignition module though I think.
Disclaimer: This is based off my installation of pertronix into a spitfire dizzy, and should not be take as gospel but rather a place to start.
 
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h701micra
Thanks. I guessed it wouldn't be too complicated. Its finding the two wires to power it.
What about bypassing a module. For now?
 

Enuo

Glorified Electrician
Install points? With no solid state switch you'll not have anything to control the spark
 

frank

Club Member
i think the 2 wires go to the coil, and the other 5 go to the optical sensor/CAS and power transistor andy :)
 
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h701micra
But I dont know what those 5 are :( should I buy a standalone unit I wont know what wires I'm plugging to connect it
 

Enuo

Glorified Electrician
Magnetic is cheaper, optical can be set more accurately, or so I've read. I don't see how it makes that much of a difference. Just magnetic can be thrown off by iron filings but optical can be thrown off by anything opaque.
 
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