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    Exhaust heat shields

    Ditto what's already been said here: coat the headers with ceramic, and also use some fans to move air out of the compact area between the headers and firewall. I have similar cooling issues in my project car. In addition to ceramic coating the headers I installed two 10" Spal fans, one at...
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    Audi 016. Been a while.....

    Been a while since I've been on the site here. Completing a recovery from bone marrow cancer (leukemia) and starting to get back to normal. Great to be getting out to the garage and mucking around with the greasy bits (no, not mine). I have two Audi 016's. Both are good boxes, and have been...
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    Jokes anyone? -

    "My wife and I were happy for 20 years. And then we met." "The other night my wife met me at the door in nothing but sexy high heels. Unfortunately, she was just coming home." "I decided to be honest with my wife and tell her I'm seeing a psychiatrist. She said 'That's OK, I'm seeing a...
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    Jokes anyone? -

    Horse walks into a bar and sits down. The bartender says "Awww, why the long face?"
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    0-60 times in SLC

    My old (2005) mercedes S600 V12 twin turbo gets to 60 in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 191 (with limiter removed) - with four seats, great AC, good sound system, sun shades, massage/heat/cool seats, power everything. Can an SLC beat 4.4 and 191? I'm just baiting you on here.....
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    Alternative Energy Sources discussion

    The basic issue with fusion energy generation is that currently no experimental fusion reaction creates more energy than is required to bring about the reaction. This is called the "Q" factor. A Q factor of more than 1 means that the fusion reaction creates more energy than the energy required...
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    Tips for a noob MIG welder

    One word: YouTube Bunch of excellent How To vids on mig welding techniques there. 50% of what I know about mig welding I learned from YouTube.
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    Calling all old Audi 016s laying around.....

    Thank you Gents, I appreciate the additional information here - very helpful. Neil - good to hear from you and I hope you're doing great. I will check in with GTA and see if they can help. Andy, thank you, good informational resources. I will do some digging with Competition Transmission...
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    Calling all old Audi 016s laying around.....

    the pics are a bit old....the car is fairly complete and running now....will add some new ones.....
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    Calling all old Audi 016s laying around.....

    As my health is improving I'm starting to get back out into the garage and want to complete the improvements to my Lotus Esprit 347 ITB Ford project. I have a number of things to do including improving the shift linkage, adding some further cooling, powder coating some parts that'll need to...
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    Historic motor sport

    I haven't been vintage racing in some years now here in the Pacific Northwest (so it may be different now...) but it was/is a hard and fast rule that if it wasn't built before 1969 then it's not vintage and it's not coming on the track for a vintage race. Personally, I thought this bright line...
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    small leak in coolant system

    Just an idea - in the marine industry it's standard to use offset double hose clamps for all fittings that have to be water tight (below the water line). Personally, I like to use the smooth band stainless Norma hose clamps on everything rather than the open/cut thread type as the smooth type...
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    Fuel bypass on carburettor engines

    Yes, a return to the tank works very well. As indicated, helps a lot with vapor lock as the incoming fuel tends to be cooled by drawing from the tank rather than sitting in hot fuel lines in the engine bay. If you're using a Holley or Weber or other carburetor configuration make sure you have...
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    Renault UN1 output shaft issue

    Got it. I was confused by what you meant by "preload" Sounds like you used a good approach. When I've set diff bearing clearance I've used the other method of measuring bearing running clearance at cold (with a dial gauge)....leaving enough clearance such that when the bearings heat up the...
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    Renault UN1 output shaft issue

    Looks great. You're going to enjoy the LSD. Before I installed the LSD in mine there was a lot of torque steer and inconsistent rear wheel traction. I think you'll find the car tracks straighter. How did you set the diff bearing clearance? I used a very basic approach of a mounted dial...
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    Lower from turn signal covers

    It's a CAV part. If you contact the CAV guys in South Africa they can no doubt help you out with a replacement.
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    Brakes

    For brake lines I would stay away from that type of compression fit fitting. The compression olives just aren't secure enough on the pipe to guarantee against high pressure leaks or slippage. Double flared brake lines take some practice to make, and a good double flare tool makes all the...
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    Gt40 with 351w & 01X gearbox.

    I'd recommend checking with Scott Dewitt at Advanced Automation ( https://advancedautomotion.com/shop/ ). Scott knows everything there is to know about audi transaxles and SBF, and will be able to advise. The O1x looks to have the same bellhousing pattern as the old 016 but I'm not sure. Have...
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    4bbL vs weber or stack for max hp from 302

    I started my SBF conversion in my Lotus esprit with a 4 barrel holley. It was simple and worked fine, and seemed to make pretty big power right out of the gate without a lot of tuning or mucking around with it. I only drove the car maybe 50 miles with the holley. I got it in my head that it...
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    Incoming CAV GT #41

    Rick, sounds good - yes, it's not a big car, and surprising how fast these cars went in the back in the day. The CAV stainless chassis is a work of art and incredibly stiff...contributes to a sense of stability and confidence when driving quickly. One thing I would recommend - get a good...
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