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by Ethanol
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Upgrading to discs all round
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Upgrading to discs all round

all alcohols are less explosive than petrol. But it`s the ethanol that rots the pipes and this leads to fires :?: Crude oil is neutral until it gets to the rig head And how does it get to the rig head :?: how much is a Rig to build, maintain, get to the oilfield. :w it needs drilling out, and then ...
by Ethanol
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Upgrading to discs all round
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Upgrading to discs all round

But we can all blame ethanol for setting fire to our cars?. :hand: That's why race cars use methanol all alcohols are less explosive than petrol. In fact, ethanol doesn't vaporize well that's why you have to use multi-point injection so you can squit it accurately into the cylinder, compressing it ...
by Ethanol
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Upgrading to discs all round
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Upgrading to discs all round

ethanol is carbon negative If you ignore any CO2 produced during the creation of ethanol, it can be considered carbon negative until it is burnt when it becomes carbon neutral as you're then producing the same level of CO2 as that absorbed by the plant from which it is made. Still better than petro...
by Ethanol
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Upgrading to discs all round
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Upgrading to discs all round

I think uprated brakes are essential if I fit the ethanol engine, I've also got a Kent fast road cam for it so, not only will the emissions be much better ethanol is carbon negative
by Ethanol
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Upgrading to discs all round
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Upgrading to discs all round

scimjim wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:23 pm
That’s exactly what we do to fit vented discs on the SS1 etc - spacers and an extra set of o-rings with longer bolts and the metro turbo fitting kit (they had vented as standard).
Does it work with Lockheed callipers though?
by Ethanol
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Upgrading to discs all round
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Upgrading to discs all round

You don’t really need discs on the back but it has been done before (I have a 5a with LSD and discs). For the fronts, there are various upgrades to vented - from Willwoods off the shelf, to DIY using triumph discs normally. I've thought for a while that as the calliper is in two parts a spacer in t...
by Ethanol
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Injection for an Essex
Replies: 21
Views: 2166

Injection for an Essex

Is this engine for a road car? How easy is it to obtain Ethanol and what’s its cost per litre? Getting ethanol can be a problem, but if you buy 100% you should be eligible for a duty refund down to HM Customs how is a bit convoluted(naturally). Basically, there's a yearly limit on how much you can ...
by Ethanol
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Upgrading to discs all round
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Upgrading to discs all round

I read in the book 'The Triumph story' that the six-cylinder 2600 would do better HP than the Rover 3500. and it was only restricted to fit the SD1 range in the BL catalogue and then only by fitting a narrow exhaust manifold. Of the two cars, I wanted to own when I was at school the TR was one the o...
by Ethanol
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Upgrading to discs all round
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Upgrading to discs all round

You don’t really need discs on the back but it has been done before (I have a 5a with LSD and discs). For the fronts, there are various upgrades to vented - from Willwoods off the shelf, to DIY using triumph discs normally. The Triumph set up interests me both because I'm tight and because I think ...
by Ethanol
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Upgrading to discs all round
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Upgrading to discs all round

When I put the ethanol engine I've built in my Scimitar I really ort to upgrade the brakes. I have Lockheed callipers on the front but what's on the back is anyone's guess. The ethanol engine though built will need a multi-point injection system to start reliably anywhere but the tropics
by Ethanol
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 50
Views: 3362

Tyres

It's really just a question of covering your back. The insurers will *probably* say they don't mind; that's what mine said when I ran some T-rated tyres for a while when I was saving up for Vredesteins, but the important thing is that you've told them. Insurance is based on a thing called "the prin...
by Ethanol
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 50
Views: 3362

Tyres

So presumably you've informed your insurers that you'll be changing to T-rated tyres? They may well be happy, but they really should be told, as it's a two-grade step down from H-rated, which have been oem spec since the Se5 changed to the 5a. Mind you, if they really are only going to "sit on my d...
by Ethanol
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Injection for an Essex
Replies: 21
Views: 2166

Injection for an Essex

The hardest part is modifying the inlet manifold to accept injectors esp the centre 2 as you won't get much of an angle I've got another inlet manifold that had the single choke two stud carb on it, I'm hoping I can get a better angle with that I might need to move the throttle body to the forward ...
by Ethanol
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 50
Views: 3362

Tyres

Yes, as Jim says, 185/80HRx14 are very scarce - the only commonly available one that I'm aware of is the Vredestein Sprint Classic. A more popular general choice seems to be 195/70HRx14 (assuming standard wheels/usage). I've put these Condition: New: A brand-new, unused tyre that has never been mou...
by Ethanol
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Rebuilding an engine for ethanol
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Rebuilding an engine for ethanol

roymck wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:07 am
Tell us more about the Ford 200CID pistons?
They where the biggest oversize Eege in California did, they could have been +80 thou +30 would have done. I've got sets of Essex pistons both +20 and +30 thou, I had thoughts of building an engine for E85.

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