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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:16 pm

nickkeyser wrote:
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I assume the top half of a DET one can’t be cut n shut onto an ET lower?
Yeah a mate from the sxoc days, martin '30psi' effectively chopped up a DET lower runner (the short initial bit of the 2 piece DET plenum) and grafted to the ET head flange. The port spacings dont line up so you need to be creative with ally welding and a die grinder ;-)

Alternatively you could just lop the rectangulr upper plenum off the DET manifold and graft onto the top of the ET runners. This is effectively what Chris Eades did on the car that the Oakes now run, and what Dave Evans did on the car Peter Smith owns (albeit Peters is round tube, not square).

The DET cylinder runners are actually the longest, the enter the side of the plenum. Next longest is the Canadian fannymold.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:17 pm

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It’s a good job you posted that, as I hadn’t spotted the TB pointing towards the bulkhead on the UK versions. :hand: :doh:
:D what are friends for... :mrgreen:


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Post by Corky » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:29 pm

Well I'd done naff all to the cars for a few weeks whilst we had the entire house re-roofed, and then went for a two week break to Borneo for some orangutan bothering.

I survived the rainforests and now have a watertight roof, so have now started on the 2020 prep.

Tyres..... check
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Post by philhoward » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:34 pm

Much stickiness I see..


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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:15 pm

philhoward wrote:
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Much stickiness I see..
Yup they are deffo defying gravity, stuck sideways and upside down :roll:


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Post by Benc » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:36 pm

Did you manage to check the offset?

Cheers



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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:42 pm

Sideways is fine but I wouldn't advise trying upside down ...
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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:46 pm

At least OUR fibreglass cars can withstand more punishment, Ralph Nader would have had kittens with the Corvette :w


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:54 pm

It would have been a write-off if it hadn't been so rare (note where the pilot is sitting)
The second time I wrecked it I ripped off all the underside including the rhd rack and a brand new complete stainless exhaust system :roll:
Then I sold it back to Claremont Corvette and Tom Falconer (Mr Claremont) had a heart attack.

I've just noticed the reversing lights ...


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Post by swoakes » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:02 pm

Benc wrote:
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Did you manage to check the offset?

Cheers
My Wellers and I suspect Corky's too are ET15 8x13 unless he has purchased some new ones :?:
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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:02 pm

So you were driving it??.
Bloody hooligan :roll:


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Post by Corky » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:15 pm

Benc wrote:
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Did you manage to check the offset?

Cheers
Top pic is for you Ben. All the specs are on there, though not all are obvious. Yes ET15.


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Post by Benc » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:18 pm

swoakes wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Benc wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Did you manage to check the offset?

Cheers

My Wellers and I suspect Corky's too are ET15 8x13 unless he has purchased some new ones :?:
On weller website they only quote 3,-10&32 for offset....

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Post by Corky » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:18 pm

philhoward wrote:
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Much stickiness I see..
Yup, I found out what happens when they're not :lol:

I've got two different compounds, but not sure which is stickiest as information is sparse. I'll post up what I can find out.


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Post by Corky » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:19 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:15 pm

Yup they are deffo defying gravity, stuck sideways and upside down :roll:




Hahaha, I'm breaking in a new phone and haven't quite got the hang of it yet :lol:


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