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by thomaslk
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Setting my Timing...
Replies: 9
Views: 2206

Re: Setting my Timing...

Thanks, Thomas.... ... snip ... I tried to make my own "timing tape" - It doesn't seem too hard, except I can't get my string around the balancer .... Rocky I remember i had similar difficulties. In the end i simply checked the balancer specs at 440source.com - if i remember right it was ...
by thomaslk
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Setting my Timing...
Replies: 9
Views: 2206

Re: Setting my Timing...

Hi Rocky, 36 degr with all mechanical/centrifugal advance in sounds right. I would give this target prio1 and see what is the resulting timing at idle. Very probably a value between 5 and 10 degr. My personal experience is that the engine is much more responsive at idle with 15 degr or even a bit mo...
by thomaslk
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: European meeting in Germany 2017
Replies: 289
Views: 32676

Re: European meeting in Germany 2017

Jens - thanks for the hotel booking, and Peter your 'base camp' idea is excellent! Really looking forward to the event! Cheers Tony Hi all, so it looks like the idea of a western base camp is well received - supporting visitors from UK/NL/... Having our scandinavian and baltic participants in mind ...
by thomaslk
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What car to replace an ageing V6 Merc C-Class?
Replies: 61
Views: 6162

Re: What car to replace an ageing V6 Merc C-Class?

hmm - i had a similar problem with my ageing V6 Merc in my SLK320 R170. My solution was buying one of the last naturally aspirated V8s (SLK55 R172). So far i am happy with my choice - but it is definitely totally outdated and will have no value in 10 years following the mainstream prognosis. Wait (e...
by thomaslk
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jensen-Inflicted Injuries
Replies: 15
Views: 1958

Re: Jensen-Inflicted Injuries

my last incident was not really dramatic:
Last Friday i checked the generator charging performance via voltmeter - of cause i got my fingers burnt at the headers :shock:
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnificent Maybach
Replies: 11
Views: 2074

Re: Magnificent Maybach

... and just 6 meters long ... :shock:
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: one for the Jensen bikers
Replies: 0
Views: 466

one for the Jensen bikers

Hi all,
i just stumbled across the "Doc Jensen" web-page. Hot stuff for the vintage Guzzi fans (i am not affected 8) ).
http://doc-jensen.de/cafe-racer-no-59-details/
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Cut Fire
Replies: 16
Views: 1992

Re: Blue Cut Fire

just read the thread - really threatening :shock:
Good to hear that you Bruce and your shop made it.
All the best for the next hard weeks for you and your staff.
rgds from cold and rainy Germany
Thomas
by thomaslk
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnificent Maybach
Replies: 11
Views: 2074

Re: Magnificent Maybach

looking to the Maybach rear window - well it is definitely no goldfish bowl style like the Jensen - but it looks really cool.
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Settings for Thermoquad 6545
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Re: Settings for Thermoquad 6545

VERY interesting reading - thx Bruce. Till 10 minutes ago i THOUGHT i got the original carb in a box from the PO but looking to the stamped numbers this is not the case. Not really sure if i should be happy about it or not. So what i have is a TQ 9801S which is obviously an aftermarket version. In a...
by thomaslk
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Settings for Thermoquad 6545
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Re: Settings for Thermoquad 6545

Hi Philip, it is a bit off-topic but I am really impressed by your new avatar. Did you change to 25" rims ipo 15" ? 8) Back to Thermoquads: Is there any chance to "detune" the late series4 California TQ with the additional anti-smog devices to "normal" TQ functionality ...
by thomaslk
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Settings for Thermoquad 6545
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Re: Settings for Thermoquad 6545

Thank you, Chris. Will forward your informations to our JCC member. I suspect 850 cfm is a bit over the top for a standard 440 engine...? i also read about this surprisingly high cfm rating of the TQs - but there seems to be different measurement methods (dry/wet). Not sure if this explains the hig...
by thomaslk
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Tips
Replies: 97
Views: 16298

Re: Top Tips - Eyebrows

If both your eyebrows should fall off, obtain two furry caterpillars and superglue them onto your head as replacements. Make sure they are both the same colour, length and diameter, otherwise you will look a bit silly. To ensure optimum left/right balance you may slice ONE caterpillar alternatively...
by thomaslk
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Which vacuum port on Edelbrock carb?
Replies: 17
Views: 3415

Re: Which vacuum port on Edelbrock carb?

IF we look to the original question - missing some 100 horsepowers - i am really sceptical if we will find them "in the vacuum" or related to lighter/more aggressive advance. John wrote his total ignition at high revs is about 35 degr and this should get all ponies up to speed ignitionwise...
by thomaslk
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Which vacuum port on Edelbrock carb?
Replies: 17
Views: 3415

Re: Which vacuum port on Edelbrock carb?

... you are definitely on the right track - do not forget to check fuel availibility/pressure at high loads/WOT. Everything might be ok at idle/low load - but if you really ask for lots of fuel (and that is what a 383 does) there might be "undersupply" because of fuel pump/line/filter issu...

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