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  1. They're a very forgiving box, even years of clutchless shifting and mine eventually broke 2nd gear (not syncros) lol Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  2. I wanna hear this run. Will be snappy as with that flexplate (i mean flywheel) lol What roller rockers are they? Precision (Elgin)? Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  3. The Engine Masters episode pretty much put that argument to bed. Looks aside, running similar boost between rootes type and centrifugal and the latter won out by 60hp or so purely by less parasitic loss. You can easily intercool too unlike on a GM blower. Only advantage of the rootes is it comes on strong down low whereas the centrifugal builds with speed. I remember my brother's VX Berlina with the factory blower. Great midrange but a little underwhelming up top, no quicker really than an AU XR6. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  4. A nice relic to come across, however these are the ones available aftermarket at the time (i came across this a few years ago) back in the 70s. There were a lot more OEM ratios available than these including Chrysler and P76. That list doesn't have the 3.47 1st gear one that my wagon originally came with, or ones that came out after this (like XF EFI) I have read somewhere that even Commodores used them briefly when M21s were on the run out, although in the article these could have been mistaken for the shitty weak non-overdrive BW box. I love single rails and I wish BW develloped a 5-speed version instead of importing the mediocre T5. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  5. Forgot to mention mine was an XF block, which obviously didn't need the rear drilling as by then they'd stopped making Cortys. So you're saying that up to the end of the TF & XD, all blocks were drilled the same for both cars? Makes sense now (I stand corrected) Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  6. Yes correct, the blocks have two pads cast into them, Falcons only have the front one drilled, Cortinas have both drilled with the front one plugged by a ball bearing The main cap itself is the same but the bolts are special ones with 5/16" studs sticking out of the heads for the pickup. I remember this from having to remove the main cap bolts upside down with the engine on a hoist out in a paddock. I think it's #5 cap from memory (sorry it's been 20 years since i saw it) I did this in reverse: a Falcon block into my Corty. Only differences are dipstick tube drillings. I just used a banjo fitting on the sump plug as a dipstick tube. You should take the main bolts out and put the normal bolts back in just to keep all the Cortina bits together. That way, any engine can be converted with those bits. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  7. Anyone used a Fleabay alloy radiator on their X-falc (the ones that seem too cheap)? Are they lasting ok or should we avoid them like syphilis? Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  8. If these points weren't true, and rear-mounted was the answer, then manufacturers all over the world making turbo cars, trucks, plant equipment, racing cars, (anything with a turbo) would be doing it. I merely stated my opinion on why they're popular in certain situations. Let's face it, 3800 rpm isn't exactly off-idle, and almost halfway to redline. Is that really a useable kind of boost? You then said that it's a light car so lag isn't a problem anyway. If this is an example of what I said is incorrect, it isn't a good one. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  9. My 2 Deutschmarks: Rear mounts seem to be a thing with the LS and 5.0 crowd, where they have: 1) decent cubes 2) tuning for NA performance 3) not too much boost (relatively) 4) often running autos Cubes: gets you out of the hole, lag is not as noticeable. NA: they're often built/tuned for off-boost performance and the turbo comes after. They can run the usual headers, tunnel ram, etc. Low boost: less time needed to pressurise a large intake tract if that pressure is low (say 10 psi) Running autos: any lag created by the large inlet/exhaust volume is only a problem performance-wise off the mark. As long as your foot is planted and the auto is shifting for you, you have boost. I should imagine such a setup would be a royal pain in the arse on a manual car. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  10. Definitely needs moving forward so the wheels are on the front rail. For clearance, maybe a couple of blocks of wood under the wheels? Re: the drop hitch, I've found that some trailers that have a rocker setup between the leaf springs (semi load-sharing) can actually have a shackle go over centre, so one is above the rocker, one below like a zig-zag. If this trailer has that setup, and the shackle has flipped, then the trailer will sit low and slope backwards from the hitch, affecting axle loading and balance. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  11. The thing with DP carbs is that they don't come tuned for the street. They're set up for a rich cruise and have small power valve channel restrictors. Proper street running is not a priority. If you jet down for a nice cruise mixture, WOT mixture might end up too lean. Street type (vac) carbs have bigger PVCRs to allow for smaller main jets. A good compromise would be to use a street-oriented metering block on the primary side, or drill out the PVCRs on your existing block to get back your WOT mixture after you jet down for cruise. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  12. Diesel needs a snail and some more fuel dumped in... Gemini rolling coal lol Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  13. I'm thinking it might need the float level bumped up a tad to get the mains coming on a bit sooner Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  14. It's easy to say "just ignore it" but the mind of a teenager is not rational, very far from it. Social media has fundamentally changed the way we interact and I don't think society has properly learnt to deal with instances like this. The tormentors can get away with this style of bullying because there is no public accountability (ie nobody knows it's happening to be able to counteract it). As a father myself, I hope my kids are either well equipped to deal with it when it happens or are just completely oblivious. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  15. What model carby is it? Double pumpers have jets front & rear but most vac secondaries have a plate instead of a metering block and the bowl screws straight to the body. Yes the jets are same type front to rear on a 4-jet carby, but don't go changing them all at the same time. Anything you do to a carby must be done one adjustment at a time, so you can track what you've done and note the difference. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk