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  1. Wingsforwheels

    Awesome Engine Upgrade

    Wow! Might need a little bit of a suspension upgrade in the front, and some wider rear tyres!
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    Quick question--is the sensor the right size for the hole in the thermostat? I found it hard to find adaptors when I looked for a friends cars, and when we finally did it cost twice as much as that gauge!
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    KE55 Build Thread

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    KE55 Build Thread

    Uni holidays have started, and I've had some progress (kind of) The downdraft kept developing more and more issues, until I decided to spend a little more and scrap the 32/32. I picked up a set of Dellorto DHLA40Fs on a redline manifold, have rebuilt them and fiddled with the linkages to get that perfect. Now to the bolting up... But I just cannot figure out how anyone can get these manifold bolts in! The outer/upper bolts near cylinders 1 and 4 are in such tight space with the curve of the intake runners that I can't even get a spanner on to the 14mm bolts. I've tried with studs and nuts, but this didn't help much. The ones underneath are more annoying but I think with the starter out they should be accessible from under the car. Someone suggested hex head bolts and a long ball end Alan key socket fitting, so I guess that might be my next try. Has anyone had success fitting these manifolds with regular bolts or studs and some tool configuration I haven't thought of?
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    Tighe 104 cam

    Sorry to take so long responding! The cam has been sold.
  6. Wingsforwheels

    Vacuum advance

    I know with mine I could tell the plate mechanism was seized by feeling it, but sucking on the diaphragm it was clear it wasn't punctured because it was like sucking on a blocked straw, i.e. no air getting through. Seems like the previous owner had gone 20 years without oiling the vacuum or mechanical advance mechanisms--I bet that would be common, being hidden under the points, etc.! A couple of drops of oil and some wiggling back and forth and they were perfect again
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    10yrs ke25

    This is a beaut! I found the seals from Rare Spares for my ke55 pretty good--put them in 6 months ago, good fit and no sign of cracking yet.
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    I've got a complete 4k minus any hang ons i.e. No carb, dizzy, gearbox, etc. It's also missing the sump nuts and timing cover bolts,so I'm thinking if anyone wants spares I'm happy to give them your way for free plus postage if you're not in Melbourne. Let me know if you need a head or blkc or timing cover, pulleys, etc. Also have stock intake and exhaust manifold s up for grabs. Gotta get rid of everything ready to move!
  9. Wingsforwheels

    Tighe 104 cam

    Bump. I'd settle for 100,definitely rather someone use this than it go to the tip when I move houses next month!
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    KE55 Build Thread

    I cut a tiny bit of a beer can and wrapped it around the float side of the tube, and tapped the tube and aluminium shim into the hole with a pen and a few gentle whacks with my palm. Eventually I might look at replacing it, but for now it's wobble-free. And it seems like weber spares don't come cheap!
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    Mysterious bogging down

    Thanks for the responses guys! I ended up changing points and condenser chasing an electrical issue, and swapped the leads with a spare set I had, all to no avail. It did end up being a fueling problem, albeit a bit of a curveball! I posted the details with pictures in the thread below, but basically the little brass tube insert in the primary auxillary venturi had slid half a cm toward the air corrector jets, and was all but blocking fuel supply to the primary throat--I could only get the car going by pumping the throttle and so shooting fuel from the accelerator pump. Thanks again! The new 5k is running a beaut!
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    KE55 Build Thread

    No, it certainly wasn't on my list of possible issues... But an easy fix! Sure is! It's noticeably lean at the start of the primary opening, but even before I rejet it, this 5k is so much quicker than the 4! Thanks for all the help.
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    KE55 Build Thread

    Problem solved! After taking the carb off for a cleaning, I couldn't get the primary Auxiliary venturi off! Turns out the brass insert in the venturi had slid half a cm toward the float bowl, and rotated such that the opening was facing sideways instead of down toward the throttle valve. This was all but completely blocking fuel to the primary throat. I've attached some pictures of the before and after look at the venturi for the sake of explanation. The brass tube felt quite loose in its hole, so I shimmed it with a piece of beer can and tapped it back in with a pen, with the little fuel windows facing down.
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    KE55 Build Thread

    If I do this fuel is shot out of the jets up the top and it revs just fine--it seems like the issue is that when I open the throttle enough that the primary opens, as soon as the fuel from the accelerator pump is consumed, it starts gasping and will stall if the throttle is open. Together with the fact that the problem hasn't changed after I replaced the condenser and points this morning, has me firmly in the fueling issue camp. I have taken the carb off to give it a thorough clean, even though I put a kit through it about 4 months ago. The main jets are not blocked, and neither are the emulsifier/air corrector bits. The primary venturi is so completely stuck that I can't lift it up, so I will keep trying to remove it and then can clear out the passages. Cheers
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    KE55 Build Thread

    The change came on so quickly I think something else must be happening, even if it is compounding the lean condition... It's the dizzy off of the 4k, bosch points dizzy. I'll track down the part numbers and get a condenser, coil and points in at the local parts shop ASAP, and update from there! But I would've thought from what I have read that Altezza is right that the condensor could cause the bogging, but would be all or nothing--it wouldn't recover again at higher revs. Is there some way to test a condensor? Either in the car on a bench?