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by MD
Mon Jun 03, 2024 2:17 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project
Replies: 125
Views: 42116

Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Hole in one Zamani !
by MD
Thu May 30, 2024 9:55 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project
Replies: 125
Views: 42116

Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Time for small progress top up .

Starting work on the hydraulics. Will post after its complete.
by MD
Thu May 23, 2024 6:49 pm
Forum: Braking
Topic: Floor mounted pedal box setup
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Floor mounted pedal box setup

Hi Buddy. I drove a 2 litre Berlina around for a couple of years as a road car and the brake feel was typical of boosted road cars. A bit of a disconnect but effective braking (within reason). My 4 cylinder race cars have drop down pedals with 6.5 : 1 lever length ratio. I do not use any boosters. P...
by MD
Wed May 22, 2024 1:27 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project
Replies: 125
Views: 42116

Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Thank you. Job done. Got info.
by MD
Wed May 22, 2024 1:23 am
Forum: Braking
Topic: Floor mounted pedal box setup
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Floor mounted pedal box setup

Consider two VH44 inline vacuum boosters. One for the front circuit and one for the rear. Much like the 70's 105 sedans used.
by MD
Tue May 07, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Adrian’s lightweight Giant Killer 2.0
Replies: 10
Views: 1303

Re: Adrian’s lightweight Giant Killer 2.0

Thanks Kevin. I am surmising that is adjustment for toe/camber but I also thought it was extending the track.
by MD
Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:08 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 61
Views: 13805

Re: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)

Hi Mike, Enjoying your work ! By the look of what you are doing and if you keep it up, this car will be worth a motza. The direction seems to be keep it original. Along those lines, if you want to take some advice from an old fart, resist the temptation to deviate from that approach. Collectors are ...
by MD
Fri Apr 05, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: 24V Conversion - Flywheel Adapter Options
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: 24V Conversion - Flywheel Adapter Options

Hi Davo,
Made any plans for the relocation your crank angle sensor?
by MD
Fri Apr 05, 2024 1:30 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Adrian’s lightweight Giant Killer 2.0
Replies: 10
Views: 1303

Re: Adrian’s lightweight Giant Killer 2.0

Kevin, Congratulations for presenting this comprehensive post and please pass on my appreciation for the well thought through compilation of this Alfetta race car. I recognise many of the traits immediately :D Very impressed with the weight. Best I can do without MASSIVE destruction and reconstructi...
by MD
Thu Mar 28, 2024 5:24 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project
Replies: 125
Views: 42116

Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Hi Kevin, I cannot believe I completely forgot about the extended reporting from gtv-racer** about the custom bearing block. I blame it on tight underwear that shrank in the last wash. :shock: Back on track.. Let's look at the two very different times of use: 15vs40 minutes. The heat build up would ...
by MD
Wed Mar 27, 2024 12:52 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project
Replies: 125
Views: 42116

Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Geez Zamani, you're worth your weight in Googleberries.

We shall make the approach and see how long the garden path is. Email dispatched.
by MD
Mon Mar 25, 2024 10:39 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project
Replies: 125
Views: 42116

Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Well guys, there is merit in those suggestions especially in distance motorsport of some sort like rally or 24hr events mainly to address serious wear issues. My experience has not been a wear issue and when stripping down the boxes, there are no adverse wear indicators to warrant such measures. My ...
by MD
Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 61
Views: 13805

Re: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)

Amazing dedication Mike. Hot air problem A tip. In hot climates, there is a cabin heat problem from the large glasshouse. To compound the problem, the engine bay chassis rails carry the cavity heat into the dashboard and connect with the so called fresh air vents. Engine bay heat enters the holes in...
by MD
Sun Mar 24, 2024 11:30 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project
Replies: 125
Views: 42116

Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

Hi Kevin, We mustn't neglect the contribution from our long standing contributor to this Forum namely the Dukster. Always a good lateral thinker. Thanks Duk for the steel billet sandwich plate idea. If someone can get me the CNC software drawings for it, I would be willing to give it a go. That revi...
by MD
Sat Mar 23, 2024 5:41 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project
Replies: 125
Views: 42116

Re: "Patches" MD's Final Racing Project

The Dashboard. A work in progress awaiting instrumentation panel cut-outs.