Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

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Blacky wrote: Fri Aug 11, 2023 9:54 am Clay, do you really need chokes on them ?? Would be tempted to leave them until it is all running and see if they are really required ????
Can't recall ever starting a car cold with SU's without using choke Blacky,
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A lot of people use a clothes peg to hold the jets down for starting I am told.

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funkyscooter wrote: Fri Aug 11, 2023 2:01 pm
Blacky wrote: Fri Aug 11, 2023 9:54 am Clay, do you really need chokes on them ?? Would be tempted to leave them until it is all running and see if they are really required ????
Can't recall ever starting a car cold with SU's without using choke Blacky,
I ran 1 3/4 inch Su's on my big block 186 for years without a choke, must admitt it did take a few minutes to warm up !!

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i know quite a few people that run them not one person has chokes on theirs
sometimes yor just better off shitting in yor hands and clapping

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We’ll soon you will know one, once I’ve done mutilating the firewall. I just wish mini would hurry up and send me that ruined a classic sticker he promised me.


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Firewall done bar colourImageImage

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Hi Clay,

Never ends this stuff does it ?

Back in the day of Su's I ran an offset filter which just cleared the firewall, Eventually I changed to a long runner mainfold and then like you the chopping began.

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Late bloomer here Greg. I lost my firewall recessing virginity at 64......

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Got sidetracked re-routing the heater pipes.ImageSeveral trips to B L Shipway for hydraulic fittings later, I have 1/2" copper running under the inlet manifold. Tapped the alloy thermostat housing for 1/4" BSPT. The grey motor tap I had working so nicely on the Echuca trip was in the way of the linkage rod, as were the heater hoses passing though the firewall. I will replace the tap with a compact ball valve under the dash.

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Hhhhmmmm, good thinking Batman, that might solve a little dilemma I have
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Holy guacamole boy wonder.

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Time to break out these babiesImage

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I relocated the body tag a la gledge.ImagePipes are fouling linkages the back of course. Will play some more tomorrow.

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Them ARP bolts are spendy, but damn good quality.

Growing up, every magazine car seemed to have "ARP bolts". I'd never used them, but figured I would for the FED. The grey is being screwed together with them (black oxide for inside bolts, stainless 12-pointers for outside), with stainless 12-pointers being used on the chassis. The kids tease me when "the little blue and yellow packets" arrive in the post.

The chassis builder was a little leery of using them when he saw them on the diff mounts. Suggested I should swap them out for good Grade 8 bolts. Did my homework, and managed to convince him that they are better than Grade 8.

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Pretty clever Clay,

If the old donk won't get hot in winter then the exhaust will attend to that, you will be warm as toast!!!

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