what prop for piazza axle and manta box?

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what prop for piazza axle and manta box?

Postby rodgerq » 26 Jan 2007, 16:57

i take it there isnt one available off the shelf is there? anyone know any dimensions etc and where one can be bought from?

also whats the throttle cable setup on an xe?

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Postby Harry Flatters » 26 Jan 2007, 17:59

One with a Piazza end on one end and a Manta end on the other, and the correct length to go between them.
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Postby rodgerq » 26 Jan 2007, 18:05

well i guessed that much myself lol.

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Re: what prop for piazza axle and manta box?

Postby Shoveitpusher » 26 Jan 2007, 18:52

rodgerq wrote:i take it there isnt one available off the shelf is there? anyone know any dimensions etc and where one can be bought from?

also whats the throttle cable setup on an xe?

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er no there won't be an off the shelf solution, our cars aren't that popular. i'm not sure who is actually running a pizza axle either.
best idea would be measure it and find your local prop manufaturer. if your really careful measure from the uj with the slider bit in it's normal position.

question 2 rather depends on the induction system your using
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Postby rodgerq » 26 Jan 2007, 18:57

just be usiing the standard inlet for the time being

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Postby Harry Flatters » 26 Jan 2007, 19:43

The easiest way to do the prop is get everything else finalised and fitted, then sit the vehicle on the ground, a ramp, or axle stands (on the suspension, not with the wheels hanging).

Measure the distance from the face of the flange on the axle to the face of the flange or end of the spline on the gearbox. Ring a good prop manufacturer (Recoprop, Dave Mac or similar) and tell them what you've got (including engine power), what you want, and what the lengths are & (maybe with a bit of discussion) they should be able to make & supply what you want.

Think about your own throttle cable. Issues are correct fitting both ends, no kinks, no tight bends, don't set it so it'll try to straighten the cable run rather than the inner moving in the outer, no rubbing of the inner on a quadrant or bracket, no outer sitting on a hot bit, enough length of travel / quadrants moving through correct angle, pedal weight, pedal travel, return spring fitting (make sure you've got return springs on the injection throttle spindles themselves), getting full throttle.
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Postby rodgerq » 26 Jan 2007, 20:23

what throttle cable fits? standard XE one? ive not looked at it yet i just like a headsup first.

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Postby Shoveitpusher » 27 Jan 2007, 08:35

i'm not sure many of the xe conversions use the standard plenum, the new road rally rules allow them to use these engines with the standard plenum but i don't tink many have done it. you may well have to doa tour of the scrappies with your tape measure.

assuming the fittings on the engine end are the same a carlton could be a good first port of call.
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Postby opel-valver » 27 Jan 2007, 14:19

when i ran my xe on injection, i used the standard throttle cable, and a ford escort pedal, and the xe cable hooks into it perfect,
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Postby rodgerq » 27 Jan 2007, 17:59

and just did away with the mad linkage in front of the battery? sounds like a plan, i'll look into that.

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Postby opel-valver » 27 Jan 2007, 18:08

yep, i done away with it completely, drilled a hole in the bulk head to suit the end of the the cable
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Postby rodgerq » 27 Jan 2007, 18:09

that'll do me fine :)

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