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Postby donlondon » 02 Jun 2005, 15:52

Hi there

I was reading through the tuning section for the standard 1.3 chevette engine on here and unsurprisingly got very excited at the prospect of making my lean green machine a little faster.
However I have since developed a very severe headache in trying to source all the bits and bobs I require to do this.
I'm looking to change the head, ignition, exhaust manifold and exhaust.
Can anyone help me find the parts I'm looking for.

Local Vauxhall dealers were, as ever, about as much use as a chocolate teapot!

Cheers guys
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Postby donlondon » 02 Jun 2005, 15:53

I also want a stromberg 1.75 CD carb kit.

Can't believe I forgot to put in one of the most important parts, must be old age getting to me!
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Postby Neilyman » 02 Jun 2005, 16:17

Hi there Don?
Why don`t you join the forum instead of just being a `guest`? We`re a friendly bunch, we don`t bite, well, not often, & only after midnight! :)
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Postby Guest » 02 Jun 2005, 17:49

I do have membership but I have forgotten both my username and password.
I have an account under my e-mail *******@hotmail.com and the system won't allow me to use that addy again.
Don't know how to get around it.
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Postby Doive » 02 Jun 2005, 18:25

Hello mate, Doive has made it all better. Your username was previously 'donlondon' as well, and your password has been reset to 'chevette'. It works, because I logged in as you. It is registered to your email address. I'd change your password when you log in. Lastly, enjoy the forum!
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Postby Shellysowner » 02 Jun 2005, 19:05

Regarding the 175CD - herbie is gonna try and make me a mild steel adaptor piece at some point in the future so watch this space and I'll let you know how it goes. :)
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Postby donlondon » 02 Jun 2005, 19:24

Cheers guys got it all sorted now.

Just gotta find the parts now

Thanks again
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Postby iety2004 » 02 Jun 2005, 22:17

I got Petronix electronic ignition kit, brand new and a Weber 40 and K&N with manifold for sale
I ain't getting in no plane!
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Postby donlondon » 03 Jun 2005, 11:58

Thanks Shellysowner, will keep an eye out for developments there then.

Iety2004, how much are you after for the parts?
I would definately be interested in the Petronix electronic ignition but will have to look into how much the addition of the weber 40 will cost me as the insurance brokers don't seem to like me too much :?

Thanks for all your help guys

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Postby donlondon » 03 Jun 2005, 14:36

Whilst looking on everyones best friend e-bay I have found some stromberg carbs.
Do I want the twin 1.75 CD's as fitted to the Triumph TR4 or do I want the single 1.75-2 CD that was fitted to the TR8?
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Postby Shellysowner » 03 Jun 2005, 16:41

As far as my limited research goes you a want an absolutely bog standard single 175CD with no emissions gear (as fitted to later landrovers etc) and you also don't want a CD-2 as they have a load of extra stuff on them (i think). If anyone knows any more than this about CD carbs would be appreciated. Cheers.
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Postby iety2004 » 05 Jun 2005, 14:46

im looking for 45 for the electronic ignition. Its for the Bosch dizzy,

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Postby donlondon » 06 Jun 2005, 13:15

Well thats a bit of a bugger as I have the delco dizzy. Thanks anyway.
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Postby iety2004 » 06 Jun 2005, 19:04

thats the problem i had, even tho my kadett should have the Bosch one fitted :?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 07 Jun 2005, 21:59

donlondon wrote:Thanks Shellysowner, will keep an eye out for developments there then.

herbie needs gaskets first before development starts :!:
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Postby Racer86 » 08 Jun 2005, 23:50

dont use a stromberg, go for a 1.75 SU off a 1275 mini/metro more parts and easier to tune. a twin choke Weber will lose you power until you get over 100bhp but look trick as foook.
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Postby Shellysowner » 08 Jun 2005, 23:53

I agree SUs are a lot more fluffy and nice to tune than strommies, but you can't make an SU look like a 150CD 8) Haven't fogotten about the gaskets btw Herbie, its just you siad you were moving house and so busy at the moment. Will get onto it asap. :D
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 09 Jun 2005, 15:10

Shellysowner wrote:Haven't fogotten about the gaskets btw Herbie, its just you siad oyu were moving house and so busy at the moment. :D

i've finally moved into my new house now mate hence the lack of posts for a week because teleworst took 5 working days to connect me back up. let me know when you have them so i can give you my addy ok
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Postby Shellysowner » 09 Jun 2005, 15:12

Will do. 5 days is ok - my ADSL provider (telecomplete) takes a week and as for BT - not unusual to have to wait 6 weeks for a BT man, a special emergency appointment is 3 weeks!
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 09 Jun 2005, 15:16

yea 5 days is good going but when you are used to cable tv, a landline and "the net" 5 channels is not really going to cut it
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Postby donlondon » 16 Jun 2005, 17:07

Do you think I could buy twin 1.75CD's that I've seen on ebay and split them to have one on the car and a spare?
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Postby Guest » 17 Jun 2005, 01:40

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Postby donlondon » 28 Jun 2005, 09:10

Do you think I could make use of these carbs?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 1&tc=photo
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Postby Shellysowner » 28 Jun 2005, 12:31

I can't see any visable emissions equipment and I think they are CD-1s. If so you'd certainly be able to use one of them.
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Postby donlondon » 28 Jun 2005, 13:02

Oooh, splendid. guess I'll have to get my bidding hat on then!

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