Well we've um, made a start , sort of .I got on the 'bike and went over to the posh side of town and sat down around the new motor with the Rev' and the Colonel and had a bit of a chat.
We are ,as mentioned in the last post , about to chop up a car that is ready to go , but hasn't. I'll really let you know something .........hasn't run.There were just a couple of things left to do as we were packing up to go , the major things were to install the brake pedal and , um , get it to run .On the Friday night I bought a new fuel pump , there must be a God because if there wasn't and we'd gone to the meet there'd be a dead bloke at Autobarn 'round the corner from my house , lets just say the fuel pump wasn't going to do the job .To their credit they took it back with no paperwork or box and we now have an adequate one.
Ideally we could chuck the new Alloytec in "as is" and the sums say we're looking at something like 200 when we're on song . No can do .The exhausts are too wide and the inlet protudes too far forward , they're gone . Word is we may be able to use Rodeo stuff in the driveline( anyone??) but as it is we need a flywheel ( the temptation is to get one machined ), starter , alt , we can adapt our clutch and we need the smarts to deal with the stepper throttle. Easy!!!! . L.F.I.I!!! building the bellhousing will be the start , essentially we'll just hoist the motor in and see what we need to chop and what we need to add in order to get it in .The deck height and crank to sump floor dimensions are very similar but the difference in head size is a worry .We may have to cast the cowl of the tank in 'glass so we can stick some teardrops (.....".on the dance floor , remind me baby of you" , Womack and Womack : 1987)in it to fit 'em in.We , will , be there next year.
In the mean time I've knocked up a pretty nice flat black HR ute .2roo.
...few understand what I'm trying to do , but they vastly outnumber those who understand why..