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Kevin L

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Thank you. Should be finished up in ten days or so.
Trailering home or will you do some shake down testing in NC?

Few other questions if you don't mind sharing:
- Is the tank on the left side a dry sump tank?
- I notice the oil cooler is on the right side vs. on 1051 it is on left; was that just for best fitment?
- Did they fabricate a scoop to pull air up into the oil cooler from under the car?
 
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Trailering home or will you do some shake down testing in NC?

Few other questions if you don't mind sharing:
- Is the tank on the left side a dry sump tank?
- I notice the oil cooler is on the right side vs. on 1051 it is on left; was that just for best fitment?
- Did they fabricate a scoop to pull air up into the oil cooler from under the car?
Yes it’s a dry sump tank
Yes the plumbing worked better to have the tank on the left
And yes the oil cooler scoop is to pull air from under the car.
I am going to do some track days.
 
Thanks for the detail photo. That's the same setup I have. I will be interested in your thoughts on drivability. I found mine to be very difficult to finesse at low speeds (in traffic - and I know that's not where these cars love to be, but life can be like that). It felt like the throttle would 'snap' open, rather than be progressive. I ended up adjusting the rods to reduce the amount of force required to open in small increments, that helped a lot, but it's still not as good as I would like. On the track or in more 'sporty' driving situations, it's not an issue. Your car looks great and I love the dry sump setup. Congratulations.
 

Brian Stewart
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Thanks for the detail photo. That's the same setup I have. I will be interested in your thoughts on drivability. I found mine to be very difficult to finesse at low speeds (in traffic - and I know that's not where these cars love to be, but life can be like that). It felt like the throttle would 'snap' open, rather than be progressive. I ended up adjusting the rods to reduce the amount of force required to open in small increments, that helped a lot, but it's still not as good as I would like. On the track or in more 'sporty' driving situations, it's not an issue. Your car looks great and I love the dry sump setup. Congratulations.
Was talking to someone a few years back who had a similar issue to you Cameron. He solved it by fitting an off-centre crank (as below) that allowed small openings at round town speeds and then WOT when accelerator was floored.
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Brian Kissel

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I remember seeing that. Thanks Brian.


Regards Brian
 

Brian Kissel

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Sorry Rob for the thread drift, back to YOUR beautiful car, and YOUR build.
Congrats !!!!!

Regard Brian
 
Thanks Brian, I'm familiar with that efi hardware piece. It may be a last resort, as I want to keep a more period correct look. I also believe that if this issue with this setup is unique to me there may be something else going on in my setup. Appreciate the pics and responses.
 
Thanks Brian, I'm familiar with that efi hardware piece. It may be a last resort, as I want to keep a more period correct look. I also believe that if this issue with this setup is unique to me there may be something else going on in my setup. Appreciate the pics and responses.
Are you running an aggressive cam ?
 
Are you running an aggressive cam ?
Not being an engine expert I can only give my opinion based on driving behavior. I would categorize it as a mild+ cam as its pretty smooth on the street and comes alive on the track. With the stack setup, overlap is a consideration due to reversion, so my engine builder advised and I went with his recommendation. That's about as non scientific an answer you might ever see to that question.
 
Well I will be able to tell you soon. Working the throttle in natural while in the shop the throttle was pretty limier.
but I built a race motor so we shall see what it’s like getting it rolling.
 
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