Post by Steam McQueen on Feb 3, 2019 11:55:30 GMT -5
^ Great pics, awesome snow tires! Must you have winter tires by law in Finland? So far in Canada I believe there's only the one province where you must have winter tires by law and that's Quebec. From December 15 to March 15 it is the law in Quebec to have winter tires on your car. And British Columbia you must have snow tires but only in the mountainous regions. Here in Ontario most of us drive around with all-season radials.
Post by Sd.Kfz. 400 on Feb 5, 2019 12:23:08 GMT -5
M/S marking is required here. Old law said beginning of dec from end of feb, but it was updated recently. I don't know what the new thing says. Most people seem to be driving with studded ms tires at this southern, almost city like part of finland.
Post by aeroplayer on Jun 13, 2019 15:10:35 GMT -5
Some work done during past months. It has been really fun to drive. Only challenges what I faced, have been in the parking carages ... I wonder why. 😎
Focus has been on technology. Mufler needed to be replaced. I got a new one, a bit shorter, so some welding was required.
The thougest part was the wheels - to find them. I got lucky and bought 6” wide wheels - rusty of course. Had no time send them to sandblasted, so had to do it ”by hand” - I really recommend sandblasting! However, outcome was good - I think. Here some pics - yes, I know still green. 😆
Post by aeroplayer on Jun 13, 2019 15:33:15 GMT -5
The carburetor was giving me hard time. When driving flat out on highway, at 65 mph the car seemed to choke. It happened in different times and bit different speeds up to 75 mph. When throttle was released a while, the no problem. First I thought it might be clocked gas tank breather - I tried without gas tank cap, and same problem. Maybe fuel pump, worn lines, worn carburetor or so ...
I thought I’ll to go to fuel injection. It caused a snowball effect, as usual. 😆 I chose Fitech kit 31001 for the job. fitechefi.com/products/31001/
Then I realised that Manifold need some attention as well. Now it has Edelbrock performer 7576 RPM air gap intake manifold. That fits nicely on the Fitech - I thought. Finally it came to known, that dual plane is so high that airfilter needs some modification to close the hood. So welding again ...
So this has been this weeks agenda. Many thanks for Heikki to building it up.💪 Tomorrow fuel line & pump installations, sensors in place and power on. Hopefully tomorrow back to the streets ...
The car looks great with the new wheels! I have been looking into A fuel injection upgrade for quite some time now. I have it narrowed down between FiTech and a Holley Sniper system. Good stuff on all your upgrades!
Post by aeroplayer on Jun 17, 2019 14:25:43 GMT -5
Thanks - Injection, new fuel lines & gas pump is now in place. However, as usual, some work still to be done with the linkage. Kick down link and cruise does not fit very well together. Have to figure out something. Not yet on the streets, but out of carage. More pictures will follow later...
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Post by aeroplayer on Jun 25, 2019 15:21:07 GMT -5
Hi - it is with return. The pump that came with the kit was a bit too long to put on outerboard of the beam. So it found a place as in the picture, next to exhaust. A small test drive, nice behaviour on the engine. However the fuel pump was very noisy - odd noise. Up and down etc. We tried with another pump and same thing. The hose was big enough, so no problem there. When we gave gas from a jerry can - same noise still ... until the jerry can was lifted 2 feet higher than the pump. Then it was normal noise. So maybe some cavitation (I hope I spell it right). Conclusion; fuelpump wil go inside the tank.
Post by aeroplayer on Oct 15, 2019 11:13:34 GMT -5
Long story with Fuel Injection. I’ll put some lessons learnt here, so maybe it helps others.
The fuel pump location have made headache a lot and still gives. Originally on RH side it did not work - distance was too long, as it does not ”suck” fuel. It need to be closer to tank to work, hence it ws moved to LH side. Still kot perfect as I have fuel issues when low on fuel in tank (one pump went broken, maybe due air?). Second challenge was some kind of dirt? Inside the tank - maybe due faster fuel flow. Even the tank was flushed 3 times before welding. The dirt led to clocking fuel filter gradually and 2 injectors - it took a while to find the root cause as engine was running but not very well.... so I tecommend a new tank when installing fuel injection. Any proposals on new tank designs that fit better for electric fuel pump?