Naturally the exhaust pointed to the floor, I dunno why they can't get that right! I crept off downtown one morning at 100dB and the local exhaust shop sorted out a 2" pipe and resonator that currently bolts into the stock pipe and muffler. Something left for a future project...
The top of the airbox hit a bonnet rib when starting uphill, the maximum the engine ever rotated anticlockwise. I ball-peened the rib and cut the tip off the airbox to make sure.
With Rob's problems of cracking the backplate on his SU aircleaners I stuck a couple of ribs on to absorb the vibration. Other than those tricks it all works as planned. Agricultural, but effective...
I took it down to Sydney and it turned in 6.4L/100k again, but this time it held 100kph easily and didn't drop speed going up hills.
That trip was to buy a richer pair of needles, which have smoothed it out lower down, but I haven't had a decent run to check the fuel usage on those yet.
So, now its a $5000 individual car that is fun to drive and somewhat different to both the modern bland runarounds her friends have, and the others who just have old shitters!
Edited by altezzaclub, 07 October 2015 - 07:47 PM.