Bill's CAV #193 Build - Canadian Made

Bill Kearley

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A big problem was to find a distributor that fit under the fuel rails. The cure was to build my own from Holley parts and some time on a lathe, cut the top of and lower the rotor to fit a shorter cap, about 1 1/4". The window wheel will fit under the disc that holds the rotor,
 

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Bill Kearley

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I am looking for longer external hex drive pins. At the moment only 9/16 of an inch drive service, I would like opinions on weather that,s enough or not. The other option was to shorten studs and use the internal hex pin but ?????
The difference I had to make with the dist. guts to fit under the Borla fuel rails. No one seem,d to have a dual sync distributor to work with Holly HP. and Borla 8 stack.
 

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Rick Muck- Mark IV

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About to finish a bit of wiring today then get the shop spic and span for a club dinner next weekend, pulled pork, baby ribs and all the other stuff.
But Bill, Ross and I weren't invited! I think the drive pins are OK, it doesn't take a lot to transfer the torque so long as they are not excessively loose in the wheel pockets. Hard to believe it's gonna be ten years since the house on Elkhart Lake at the GT reunion.
 

Bill Kearley

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Hi Rick, Hope all is well. It can't be ten years, it seems like yesterday. Dinner is on the 9th at 4pm. YOU AND ROSS AND THE LADIES ARE NOW INVITED ( this would be GREAT } You will fly into YVR ( Vancouver ) and then to ( yxt ) Terrace, I will pick you up.
The pins aren't a bad fit, I'd just like bit more surface area.
As for the crab cap, I wish, could have found one. Holley didn't make one.
I do appreciate the input, thanks
 

Rick Muck- Mark IV

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Hi Rick, Hope all is well. It can't be ten years, it seems like yesterday. Dinner is on the 9th at 4pm. YOU AND ROSS AND THE LADIES ARE NOW INVITED ( this would be GREAT } You will fly into YVR ( Vancouver ) and then to ( yxt ) Terrace, I will pick you up.
The pins aren't a bad fit, I'd just like bit more surface area.
As for the crab cap, I wish, could have found one. Holley didn't make one.
I do appreciate the input, thanks
Was in Vancouver a couple weeks ago to depart for an Alaskan cruise but thanks for the offer!
 

Bill Kearley

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All most finished the wiring. I want to put the signal control in the steering wheel by grounding the left or right circut. I was thinking about machining two teflon parts to work with old ford style horn ring brushes or I'm open to other ideas. Home made dash was the result of the fiberglass/leather one wasn't up to my liking, and a bit more room for enter and exiting.
 

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Bill Kearley

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Snow is trying to fall in the area and insurance on the bike is up on the 20th. Time to fire up the woodstove in the shop and get to work. My home made mix of Holley and MSD distributor is ready to put together and install. then fit the Borla bits with new fuel rails.
One question I have is why do I see, that in some suspension setups on 40s guys are using higher spring rates in the front than the rear??
I have QA1, 500s and 650s. Also I see that sometimes the rear is set at 0 deg. caster, should it not have 5 to 7 ?
 

Markus

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#18
Hello Bill,
what are your plans for routing the fuel lines? Looks like you go to the front!?
Are you planning on using a turkey pan or similiar heat shield?
I recommend to protect the TPS from the heat of the exhaust or even move it also to the front.....

Markus
 

Bill Kearley

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Thanks for the input.
The fuel lines are all up front, fuel pump is mounted in front of the crankshaft. One supply and one return from the fuel regulator.
I did think of a turkey pan to work as a base for an air filter but with Borla 8 stack, a lot of work?? I am still not sure what I will do for an air filter. The small motor cycle type I think will be to restrictive, I'd like a larger air box fitted to the air horns.
Yes a heat shield will mount on the rear of the intake to keep some heat away from the fuel rails and crossover.
 

Bill Kearley

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Wood stove making heat in the shop. Brake lines all run, pedal asy. in. Spent half the day on my head. Shocks in,wheel alignment, home made distributor in and timed. A little more work to do on the dash and hope to install it for the last time. Still looking for nostril hinges, cooling system all plumbed. I have a question about insulation under rear clam. What is the best mat type "pad" I can put on the fiberglass above the headers? Seat tracks installed on the seats but I see a big pain mounting them to the floor, no room for fingers.
 
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