Oh yes they do :p
If I bolt one of those clamp on crank thingies to both shafts, I can fit a short bar with a ball joint on each end to join them up. The picture is actually taken from a bad angle, but they will join up nicely.
I hope ;)
This bit was a bit easier. I just unbolted this assembly from the SD1 plenum and bolted it onto the plenum on the car. Now, the bar which is turned by the throttle has a ball on the end, which fits into the hex bit on the throttle lever still on the plenum. The little dogleg bit on the...
I removed the cable, ‘home made’ linkage on the inlet manifold, and the gubbins on the side of the plenum, then found a couple of suitable bolts and fitted them into the now missing bolts on the manifold.
When I rebuilt Sparky, I had the engine out for a while. This is a pic from back then...
Bit scary? :cool:
Sparky is pretty quick, but has a certain something missing, perhaps just a bit of fine tuning required, but he does seem to pull back just a little.
The RP4 camshaft is designed for a heavy 4x4 auto, and has a power band of 1000-4800. I do think that replacing it with a fast...
When I first bought Sparky, the throttle linkage was rather convoluted.
The original crank bar had been turned around, then a clamp had been tack welded to the engine end of it, which pulled a cable which looped down around the top of the bellhousing, then back up, cable tied to the power...
Not really my cup of tea tbh :cuppa:
I wonder what diff he's got under there?
Interesting bit of engineering though, all the pipes seem to fit ok :)
I don't mean to disparage it, but it does remind me a bit of a Johnny Cash...
Personally I would check to see where TDC actually is. I made up a piston stop using an old spark plug and a bolt, and rounded the end off so it wouldn't scratch the piston. Remove the spark plug in NO. 1, then check to ensure the piston isn't at the top, and screw the piston stop in.
Mine transformed the handling. I no longer have to panic, or indeed slow down when going through sharp corners, like little roundabouts. It's been in there for 11 years now, not a single issue with it.