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by KSF
Wed 18 Jan 2017, 13:48
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1986 Rover Sd1 ( Ex London Police car)
Replies: 11
Views: 2626

Re: 1986 Rover Sd1 ( Ex London Police car)

Gavin RS wrote: ..........Race car ......... taken longer and cost more than expected.
:D :( :lol:

Sorry Gavin, just could not resist! ;)
by KSF
Fri 13 Jan 2017, 13:03
Forum: Racing
Topic: Can anyone help with A2 2.0 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 17098

Re: Can anyone help with A2 2.0 ?

You have the second pic as a .pdf instead of .jpg. I copied it to .jpg, see below. CapriA2.jpg Killarney Racer might also have some pictures, he has quite an extensive library. I like your idea, the original A2 should be preserved as it is/was. It would be nice to see it race too, but I fully unders...
by KSF
Thu 12 Jan 2017, 16:51
Forum: Post your ride
Topic: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer
Replies: 134
Views: 33591

Re: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer

Back from leave and slowly getting over the shock to the system of having to be at work again. :? :x KR, the day job interferes for sure! Pity it is required to fund everything... I have been wondering how to race them both (one day if and when they both run) at the same event. Maybe if Classics and...
by KSF
Tue 13 Dec 2016, 11:56
Forum: Post your ride
Topic: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer
Replies: 134
Views: 33591

Re: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer

Last update for the year.... and in the spirit of Xmas, I'll start with a pic of something shiny and bright. 20161208_202142Sm.jpg Ok try to ignore the mess my workbench is in at the moment, that is not so shiny and bright. This is the tailpiece for the Sierra, tacked together and ready to get welde...
by KSF
Thu 08 Dec 2016, 17:35
Forum: Post your ride
Topic: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer
Replies: 134
Views: 33591

Re: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer

Not seen in these pics are the exhaust branches that I had wrapped in with the new non-asbestos type of bandage. It is now glassfibre based I think. Hopefully it will work as well and last as long as the older asbestos types. It is not for any performance advantage that I have ever noticed, but rath...
by KSF
Thu 08 Dec 2016, 16:56
Forum: Post your ride
Topic: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer
Replies: 134
Views: 33591

Re: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer

Some more pics to look at. Here below the distributor is installed, wiring tidied up. 20161203_121522Sm.jpg Excuse the dirty engine, it is still as it stood on the floor for a couple years. The vacuum advance is completely removed here and the slot covered with a bit of aluminium plate. Once I have ...
by KSF
Thu 08 Dec 2016, 12:28
Forum: Post your ride
Topic: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer
Replies: 134
Views: 33591

Re: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer

Great, glad you found something. Are their brakes any different from the TDi's?

If your project bakkie is not also a double cab, it might have less weight on the rear axle. That may affect the required biase setting for the rear brakes. Can always be corrected, but is worth keeping in mind.
by KSF
Wed 07 Dec 2016, 17:33
Forum: Post your ride
Topic: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer
Replies: 134
Views: 33591

Re: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer

Wiring is wiring, cars that has been around for a while seems to always gather more wires as they go. This one was not too bad, the harnass needed rewrapping here and there and I had to run the extra wires for oil temp and pressure senders. I prefer to use insulation tape, hate those crinkly plastic...
by KSF
Wed 07 Dec 2016, 17:05
Forum: Post your ride
Topic: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer
Replies: 134
Views: 33591

Re: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer

So back with the Sierra, the brakes were on and bleeding done, Cortina's wheels on for the time being. It was now time for drivetrain to go in. The gearbox was in place already, I had opened it to check condition and it was surprisingly good, obviously not the original anymore. All that gets done to...
by KSF
Wed 07 Dec 2016, 10:04
Forum: Post your ride
Topic: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer
Replies: 134
Views: 33591

Re: MkII Cortina Perana V6 racer

Good eyes. Yes it is. It is still the 38DGAS, but sits on a modified manifold. Instead of the usual 1 barrel feeding 3 cylinders with a divider down the middle, this one both barrels feed all 6 cylinders at once. Like a V8's single plane manifold.