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Post by David Tew » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:26 pm

chrisgallacher wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:10 am
Interested in the anecdote about Don Pither, as that almost certainly was the Mays Head he fitted to my Sabre Six, 232 GUE - although I think at that point it still bore its original registration BRP187B. I knew Don had bought a Mays Zephyr and swapped the heads over, but I've never heard the details - so thanks for the snippet!
You're welcome. I wish I'd taken a photograph now! :wink:

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Post by chrisgallacher » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:58 pm

Old and Slow wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:21 pm
BTW Chris,
I see your engine has the crankcase breather venting to the atmosphere. Is it still like this? Just wondering, as 660XYB has a "vent tank" (1 litre plastic bottle, one day I might get an ally one made).
Yours looks nice, very clean. ( engine, that is; and the car too, of course). :D
Thanks :) I currently have it vented to the atmosphere Philip, although when I've done the occasional sprint & hillclimb I use (as you describe) an old 1 litre oil bottle located on the inner wing/splash guard thing with some hose run to the breather outlet, as a vent catch-tank. It actually looks better than it sounds but a shiny alloy one would be better. Maybe one day, once I move to Cheshire.


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Post by scimjim » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:07 pm

I use an alloy SIGG type water bottle - exactly 1 litre, shiny enough for Cheshire and a lot cheaper than something with motorsport written on it :D


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Post by chrisgallacher » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:17 pm

Like your thinking:
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Post by scimjim » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:26 pm

Go for the eBay copies though :D


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