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by Jim K
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 332
Views: 57771

Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

Ok, back here again regarding the 6 carbs. I am currently rebuilding them and the new needle valves are 1.2mm but no rubber tips, just classic brass needles. Fortunately the carbs are in almost new condition and work is straightforward. :)

Jim K.
by Jim K
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Parts
Topic: 16" Compomotive MO wheels wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

16" Compomotive MO wheels wanted

I'm looking for a set of 16" Compomotive MO wheels, preferably 7.5x16", pcd 5x98 or 5x100, any color, in excellent condition. These are what I'm looking for: Image
by Jim K
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 332
Views: 57771

Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

Just saw the needle valve post Kevin. I wouldn't bother drilling anything, given the risks involved. If even one of them things flood during use, its not a walk in the park. Spend the money (£90-100) and buy new larger ones. I got one of these things on a 50cc ancient Garelli moped and the Viton con...
by Jim K
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Oil level
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: Oil level

Sure enough, it took me several days to get it to fit perfectly, a lot of filing and cutting the Teflon with Exact-O-knife, but in the end even I was happy with the rotating parts barely 'licking' the Teflon strip. And no oil leaks anywhere for more than a year now. :D

Jim K.
by Jim K
Mon May 21, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 332
Views: 57771

Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

Several points here... --Haven't checked the number (6 or 4) but I have found that with a harder suspension set, Yellow Bilsteins are the best I have tried and still have them on the 1.8T. Konis (yellow) are no good in my opinion and for my liking. In the soft setting they allow too much movement an...
by Jim K
Mon May 21, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 332
Views: 57771

Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

Things are simple: All Bosch inductive distributors have the green wire+yellow 2-pin connector, starting from Alfasud, Alfetta, Giulietta, carb Alfa75, early gtv6and many Alfa33 cars. On the other hand, all Hall-effect distributors have the upright 3-pin connector (late gtv6, all Jetronic Milanos, A...
by Jim K
Sun May 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 332
Views: 57771

Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

Hi Kevin,
Does the green wire come with the little yellow distributor plug? If yes, please share the Porsche part number as I need a couple of those! :)
Thanks,
Jim K.
by Jim K
Tue May 08, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Parts
Topic: C&B 24v cams
Replies: 3
Views: 1678

Re: C&B 24v cams

Its only been 4 years Ben, hahah! They are long gone. However, I have been regrinding customers' 24v cams for a few years now. They send me the cams and I have them reground to a couple profiles I came up with. Cost is 450€+shipping, which for Au is ~80€, so total is 530€. If you don't have your own...
by Jim K
Tue May 08, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Oil level
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: Oil level

If you do trackdays, do your engine a big favor and install a crank scraper from Ishihara-Johnson. Additionally, you may opt for some kind of slosh-baffle. Here is what I have in my 3.2 engine. The scraper has the Teflon-edge option which you must very carefully cut yourself so that the rotating par...
by Jim K
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: CSC - long primaries
Replies: 5
Views: 2634

Re: CSC - long primaries

Its the best system around!

Jim K.
by Jim K
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: GTA crank and 164 12V crank pulley
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: GTA crank and 164 12V crank pulley

And move the alternator the same way, too.

Jim K.
by Jim K
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: GTA crank and 164 12V crank pulley
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: GTA crank and 164 12V crank pulley

Stop playing with 3D stuff here, IT WILL DISINTEGRATE with the required 150Nm torque on the nut! Make a proper washer out of sheet steel or make one on a lathe.

Jim K.
by Jim K
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 166 24v into 116 GTV
Replies: 111
Views: 50449

Re: 166 24v into 116 GTV

Easier said than done. Static balance is NOT enough. You must copy the dynamic balance and this will require some fabrication of a means to mount the flywheel on the balancer, plus an arm with a variable/movable weight on it which is to be mounted on the flywheel to achieve zero imbalance during the...
by Jim K
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: 166 24v into 116 GTV
Replies: 111
Views: 50449

Re: 166 24v into 116 GTV

Yes, this is my preferred way of doing it. I did the same with s 10mm spacer I had to use in my engine for the sandwich plate. In addition, I also had a lip machined inside to positively center it. No other means of fixing were used, just pressure from the sandwich plate center oil fitting. So, ther...
by Jim K
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: 166 24v into 116 GTV
Replies: 111
Views: 50449

Re: 166 24v into 116 GTV

I was right then when I fixed a laser pointer on the 24v flywheel and moved engine mounts around a bit (by enlarging slots). However, I figured that under power, The gearbox nose moves up, so I aimed for ~10mm higher than the bellhousing center. Still works great, no vibes. 8) Merry Christmas everyo...