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Latest Pics of my '72 Sprint

PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:29 pm

Here you go.

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Group test from 1972
Autosport Feb 73 2.jpg and
Original road test bay from early 1973
MAH 552L 1.jpg and
Another unmolested bay
Elan NL 6.jpg
Unmolested original bay
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Adkins Matty Original Resto 6.jpg and
Peter Day resto to true original spec, except the HT leads should be coming over the near cam cover into the space between the head's inlet castings. Mind you, they always look neater taken to the rear of the head, per earlier cars
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:32 pm

Thanks Tim
I've got a deadline, at 71, I want to finish it before I die!
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:56 am

Anyone got a photo of the original heater hose union / oil pressure take off area ?
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:27 am

Dont know if these will help.
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SPRINT HEAD JUN 12 002 (Copy).JPG and
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PostPost by: Frank Howard » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:10 pm

Brian:

Real nice pictures of your engine. One suggestion. You probably already know this, but for those of you who don't, the leads are coming out of your distributor at 12:00. You can easily adjust them to come out at 10:00 so they will more easily route up between the intake manifold by pulling the distributor straight out (the rotor will rotate due to the bevel gear) and then rotating the shaft 60 degrees clockwise from the position it stopped at before pushing the distributor back into the block. Then, it's just a matter of timing the distributor. The leads on my distributor come out at 9:00 because they are routed around the back of the engine into the spark plug valley. Hope this is somewhat useful information.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:54 pm

Yes thanks Frank I know I can move it around but as I recall it then made some of the leads a little short and some of the HT cables were tight to get on the plugs, of course I can swap the leads around or fit longer ones but I cant really be bothered as as the head is coming off (AGAIN!) when I get the time....... (the pictures are old ones of a previous strip)
The car needs a new head and no one wants to sell me one at a reasonable price.......... (DO THEY Mr X? :( ) :lol:
I will probably try to sort it out over winter as my time has been taken up sorting out my S3 which is now about finished.
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:42 pm

DSC00686.JPG and
Im sure these were the original unions!!!
Well, heres my problem!!!!
Theres gotta be a better solution!
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