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Post by giddo » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:23 pm

Absolutely right Phil, you hit the nail on the head.
Now the question I wish to pose to the wise old owls is :-

Should I try to accuire all the bits to fit EFI or
Can I / should I fit a 38DGAS

In case its not clear the project is to re build the 2.9 and fit it into my '84 GTC which is currently running on the Weber and original 2.8 ?


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Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:36 pm

I think the carb route usually involves a 2.8/2.3 inlet manifold and some machine work?


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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:10 pm

scimjim wrote:
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I think the carb route usually involves a 2.8/2.3 inlet manifold and some machine work?
Yup :w


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:01 pm

scimjim wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:36 pm
I think the carb route usually involves a 2.8/2.3 inlet manifold and some machine work?
http://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopi ... 88#p490988


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Post by Laters » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:52 pm

Got a delivery that whilst it was expected it wasn't quite expected on a Sat morning literally hours after ordering it.

Having more than a few issues with our everyday car.
Not in as much of a hurry to get it all sorted but at least know it will all come apart.

Seems every fastener we touch either gives up the ghost and snaps off or is so tight that they just wont budge even using my longest breaker bar.
Gave it its first uses earlier and the calliper carrier bolts and driveshaft nut that were causing some of the issues it made very light work of.
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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:41 am

That should help snap a few more bolts :idea:


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Post by willholderogri » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:56 am

I use one most of the time to dismantle items, not so much use reassembling but cuts time wasted on stubborn bits .They are very useful when you have little room to use a normal spanner .I would not be without mine and the compressor .


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Post by Coupe Racing » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:23 am

There was one on ebay at £17.99
Thankfully common sense kicked in with the too good to be true feeling .

Had fun looking at the fake feedback and reviews from fools who fell for it

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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:34 am

Arrived on Friday
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3/8" drive, came with spare battery too, less than £30 delivered.

This my First cordless impact wrench, now about 4 years old.
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This what I use now, spare battery with it, Brushless motor too, very handy unit, around £45 and has done a lot of work.
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Post by Crouchie_b » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:17 pm

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Here’s hoping I get to use it🤞🏻


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Post by philhoward » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:00 pm

Ditto...


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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:54 pm

+3


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:07 pm

Snap


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Post by MikeT » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:24 pm

Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:33 am
shiny :D

(pic of gauges)
Very nice Geraint - if you search for 'Lucas 6WL' you can also get the warning cluster with a chrome bezel. I bought one for a tenner or so, just for the chrome, but used my own cluster.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Luca ... 0005.m1851

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Post by RonH » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:37 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:22 pm
I`m OK
I live on my own.
But losing the emporium is hard to swallow. :twisted:
Just bought, and got the area setup for an all singing AC/DC Tig/MMA welder along with a new bottle of pure Argon.
Let me know when you think of selling it.



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