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


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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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