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« Reply #6060 on: September 01, 2016, 04:22:32 PM »

Imagine that Thames with an aluminum V8  afro

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It must already have  V8 in it.  Look at that emblem on the door!
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« Reply #6061 on: September 01, 2016, 04:35:20 PM »

And probably almost as comfortable to drive as a Midget!  rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes evil evil evil

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« Reply #6062 on: September 01, 2016, 04:35:45 PM »

It would be relatively simple to update the "Superb new-design independent front suspension - a scaled version of the American ball-joint system - gives the driver a saloon-car riding comfort, makes his easier and less tiring" for bigger brakes.

http://storm.oldcarmanualproject.com/thames8001959.htm

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« Reply #6063 on: September 01, 2016, 07:41:28 PM »

As soon as I get my hands on Jim Clark's Lotus, I'll put in a bid on the truck.  And Mike, I'll let you and Don argue over who gets to drive either vehicle from Beerhaven to Wendover.
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« Reply #6064 on: September 01, 2016, 10:35:07 PM »

As soon as I get my hands on Jim Clark's Lotus, I'll put in a bid on the truck.  And Mike, I'll let you and Don argue over who gets to drive either vehicle from Beerhaven to Wendover.

Mike actually found it so it's only right that he gets to drive.   evil

As for Kate, I would bet Sandra and her would be off to sample the local wines and not even notice that we had left for Bonneville.   

Seriously, if you two ever make it out our way you have a place to stay and our Umpqua Valley is known for it's wines.

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« Reply #6065 on: September 01, 2016, 10:45:07 PM »

And its' umpquas.  smiley  cheers Wayno
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« Reply #6066 on: September 01, 2016, 10:48:34 PM »

Ah, Wayno, So good to see you at Speedweek     cheers
Just don't ask Jed Smith about those Umpquas    Dead Horse  literally!

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« Reply #6067 on: September 02, 2016, 06:41:02 AM »

Imagine that Thames with an aluminum V8  afro

Mike

. . . rolling into Salt Lake City from the east, the Midget on the bed, smoke rolling out from where the brakes used to be . . .

I still need to get the Bugeye on the road, guys!

midget,

Like that would stop you if you decided to do it!!!!! . . . . . . .

The ONLY guy I known of who has more unfinished projects than you do is . . . . ME!!

AND, now that I think of it, WE are way down on our quota of fermented beverage appraisal . . . . . .   Let's not ignore our responsibility to the beer drinking public that depends on our "reviews" for their "rational consumption".    I'm beginning to think you are not taking this responsibility seriously.   How in hell do you expect to finish the "bingeneering" required to complete "Project K"?

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« Reply #6068 on: September 09, 2016, 06:29:01 AM »

midget,

Readers of your Build Diary would appreciate a posting from your foray to the California coast.

Merely to quell the rumors of your "untimely demise", or worse yet, your conversion into a:   Cali Coast Whiner, er, Winer, er, Oenophile.

 cheers  anyway
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« Reply #6069 on: September 11, 2016, 12:19:59 AM »

I'll be at Elmo tomorrow - will post pics when I can.

Mrs. Midget LOVES wine country . . .

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« Reply #6070 on: September 12, 2016, 03:56:15 AM »

If you run a wet sump and pull a very high case vacuum you are asking for bearing failure from having the oil pump cavitate from insufficient inlet pressure. Remember that the only thing that makes oil go into the pump is the vacuum made by the pump, the height of the oil above the pump inlet and the case pressure. If you draw a case vacuum of -25 in Hg then there will no pressure available to force the oil into the pump and it will cavitate! If you want case vacuum then you MUST use a dry sump system. I know that the drag racers get away with it but they only load the engine for a few seconds not minutes, and they still have bearing problems.

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What he said,
also, I would've thought that  lowering the pressure in the crank case would also decrease the temperature at which the oil boils around the pump inlet
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« Reply #6071 on: September 13, 2016, 06:59:28 AM »

I'll be at Elmo tomorrow - will post pics when I can.

Mrs. Midget LOVES wine country . . .

California Chrispy

So does Mrs. Fordboy.

When do you return?

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« Reply #6072 on: September 13, 2016, 02:49:05 PM »

Chris,
Bonneville Mini on Jay Lenos garage:

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« Reply #6073 on: September 13, 2016, 04:05:51 PM »

Nice!

"They pulled the pin out of a hand grenade..."  lol  I think I've the like before.  cheers

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« Reply #6074 on: September 15, 2016, 01:04:55 PM »

Chris,
This may be to late for your West Coast trip but if you happen to come north to the "real" wine country, Napa and Sonoma counties, I happen to live in the wine country and would certainly welcome a visit and we can try a few (of the literally hundreds!) of local wineries. Drop me an e mail, rexschimmera@gmail.com or call my cell, 707-484-5721.

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