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by scott.venables
Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hi all! (Alfa 90 repair pics inside)
Replies: 36
Views: 5306

Re: Hi all! (Alfa 90 repair pics inside)

Nice work! Can you get some compensation for the indicator stalk?
by scott.venables
Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Crank pulley dynamic balance
Replies: 14
Views: 4995

Re: Crank pulley dynamic balance

Thanks for the responses. I understand the gains will be negligible based on the pulley diameter, but I wanted a challenge. It is cast iron, but I'm pretty comfortable with the strength of it. There's still a lot of material there on the sides of the grooves. I'll take care to chamfer/radius all sha...
by scott.venables
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Crank pulley dynamic balance
Replies: 14
Views: 4995

Crank pulley dynamic balance

G'day guys. I thought it would be an interesting project to see how much weight I could machine off the crank pulley for my 2.5. It was going well until I started thinking about the axial movement of the counter weight. Pictured below is the jig I made for static balance. The pair were balanced toge...
by scott.venables
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: C&S' 90
Replies: 18
Views: 3632

Re: C&S' 90

I think it's a Maserati but I'd need to look it up.

Have you decided what to do with the castor bar joints?
by scott.venables
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: C&S' 90
Replies: 18
Views: 3632

Re: C&S' 90

Manx buggy? Or is it Italian too?
by scott.venables
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: C&S' 90
Replies: 18
Views: 3632

Re: C&S' 90

G'day Sheldon. I know your name but our paths haven't crossed yet. Nice work on the 3 litre.

Can I guess Maserati Bi-turbo convertible and Ferrari 250 or 330?

Scott
by scott.venables
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 550hp+ Alfa 75 Twin Spark Turbo
Replies: 29
Views: 10041

Re: 550hp+ Alfa 75 Twin Spark Turbo

It was nice to meet you Garth. The car still has the standard tail shaft but the owner's planning to put in a one piece unit and move the gear linkages into the cabin.

Scott
by scott.venables
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Cup 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 9883

Re: World Cup 2010

There's talk here too about how major soccer nations seem to have more referee decisions go their way. A lot of Aussies will get on the NZ bandwagon if we don't get through. Funny too that the only sporting event North Korea has broadcast live in a long time was one in which they were beaten 7-0. Th...
by scott.venables
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Cup 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 9883

Re: World Cup 2010

Well done Serbia! Quite an upset, but you're lucky it wasn't a draw after that handball!
by scott.venables
Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Cup 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 9883

Re: World Cup 2010

Yeah, pretty disappointing. I mean, losing to Germany is bearable, but 4-0 is bad. And the red card on Tim Cahill was bullshit. Woke up at 3.30am this morning and went to watch it at a local cinema. The guy sitting behind me had a vuvuzela. Man, they're bloody loud, I'd only ever heard them on the T...
by scott.venables
Wed May 19, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: Scrub Radius, Wheel Track and Coil Overs
Replies: 21
Views: 3551

Re: Scrub Radius, Wheel Track and Coil Overs

Maurizio, did you add any bracing to cope with your extra spring?

Thanks, Scott
by scott.venables
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 4-cylinder turbo performance
Replies: 393
Views: 76071

Re: 4-cylinder turbo performance

Apart from the CR, how different is the 1.8T to the non turbo 1.8 Nord engine? eg, cams, conrods, valve sizes, combustion chambers?

Thanks, Scott
by scott.venables
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: GTV 6 injector size??
Replies: 9
Views: 2251

Re: GTV 6 injector size??

I've got 17.6lbs/hr @ 36.5 written in my notes but I'm not sure where that came from.

The formula is:

[ sq. root(new pressure/old pressure) ] x old flow rate = new flow rate

Also,

lbs/hr x 10.2 = cc/min

Scott
by scott.venables
Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: When should a gearbox have an oil cooler ?
Replies: 99
Views: 21165

Re: When should a gearbox have an oil cooler ?

Kevin, is it possible your gears are loose on the mainshaft? Local tuner Vin Sharp showed me a TS mainshaft where the gears all had a little bit of play(axial and angular), ultimately allowing the pinion to move in and out of mesh with the crownwheel. This play was despite the mainshaft nut still be...
by scott.venables
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Suspected clutch rattling noise
Replies: 22
Views: 6218

Re: Suspected clutch rattling noise

Thanks Zamani