Re: [DMCForum] Re: Fixing Andrei's Engine [OT]
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: Fixing Andrei's Engine [OT]



I'll have a charged battery and fuel waiting for your arrival.  I would
really like to run the engine a little, it has been about a year since I
even turned it over.  But I did poor some mystery oil into the cylinders.

1200lb of steel is a bit much considering it only puts out 450hp.  A Porsche
944 can run 350hp for 200k miles with no problem and the block and head
can't weigh more than 120lb.  Its only 200k cause the car isn't that old
yet.

Andrei


----- Original Message -----
From: "content22207" <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 1:06 PM
Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Fixing Andrei's Engine [OT]


> I can fix that...
>
> Seriously, my biggest objection to 1970's emissions is the Rube
> Goldberg way manufacturers went about it. Studying one of those vacuum
> diagrams gives me a headache. All it takes is one leaking check or
> delay valve to render the car undriveable. Ford used both hot and cold
> ported vacuum switches, and woe to the owner who got them backwards.
> Just give me one vacuum line (ported from the carburetor) straight to
> my distributor and I'm happy.
>
> If the old model engines upset Uncle Sam so much, manufacturers should
> have put them to rest rather than strangling them with all this add on
> crap.
>
> On the plus side -- it is very easy to remove it all and return an
> engine back to its original design (less square bore carb, flat top
> pistons, and low/closed chamber heads of course).
>
> I also plug the EGR port, which after 100,000 miles has so much soot
> and carbon built up as to basically have plugged itself anyway.
>
> Breakerless ignition *IS* cool. I converted my 1969 model engine to a
> neat little unit Pertronix puts out. Mounts inside the distributor
> where the points used to be. Allowed me to keep the original advance
> curve, which is probably the only aspect of that engine that could
> make Martin happy.
>
> Re: excessive metal in big blocks -- you're not supposed to be able to
> hold one up towards the sun and see light shining though...
>
> Bill Robertson
> #5939


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