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Postby TJM » 13 Oct 2006, 09:31

Having just spoke to Piper again, they did have some fast road left on the shelf but have recently thrown them out. I can however get your camshaft reground for £98.70 (Retail £135.13) plus £11.75 P&P return to fast road spec. You would have to get your camshaft to Piper but please email me first if you wish to go ahead.

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Postby Doive » 13 Oct 2006, 10:22

They threw them out?! The buggers!
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Postby Neilyman » 13 Oct 2006, 13:57

Doive wrote:They threw them out?! The buggers!


Just like Janspeed did with the manifolds they had left...Including the jig!!
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Postby Doive » 13 Oct 2006, 14:24

And just like the liquidators did with all the castings and jigs from the DeLorean factory - all dumped off the coast of Galway!
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Postby CancerWagon » 14 Oct 2006, 06:57

:( it's always sad to see good parts go to waste.

John DeLorean was working for GM in the mid 70s. One of the folks who was pushing for smaller cars. I'd like to think he had something to do with the chevette's creation, probably not though. :P
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Postby Doive » 14 Oct 2006, 11:46

He inspired the gullwing doors and the stainless steel bodywork... oh hang on...

Well he would have, had he been involved with the Chevette! Was the T car a European creation, or was the body in white designed in the US?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 14 Oct 2006, 23:20

a US team of Engineers designed the Kadett 'C' IIRC
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Postby mikuni » 15 Oct 2006, 00:39

Herbie_Flowers wrote:a US team of Engineers designed the Kadett 'C' IIRC

Really? I always had a feeling that it was more of a japanese thing. I thought that Isuzu must have designed the T car chassis and everything followed on from there.

Have always wondered about it though. Anyone have any links?
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Postby CancerWagon » 15 Oct 2006, 00:52

According to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_DeLorean

Apparantly his brainchild vehicle inside of GM was the Vega.... "the car that started rusting on the showroom floor." The Vega, to my knoledge was also on the same platform as the monza. I once saw a monza on eBay that
had the same steering wheel / dashboard as the early US/Can chevettes.

He was "appointed to the position of vice president of car and truck production for the entire General Motors line." He then retired from GM in april of '73.

Holy crap I'm threadjacking!
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Postby shuvit-tim » 15 Oct 2006, 11:16

yarrr
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Postby Doive » 15 Oct 2006, 20:31

For some reason I've been sitting all day today saying 'Yarr, here be thread pirates' for no adequately explained reason and without external stimulus.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 16 Oct 2006, 18:09

at the swarfega again i bet
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Postby CancerWagon » 18 Oct 2006, 16:40

It must have been McEwans brew! :lol:
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Postby flexbuttcheck1 » 18 Oct 2006, 19:38

what spec are the cams?
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Postby shuvit-tim » 18 Oct 2006, 20:00

spoilsport. fancy ruining a perfectly good hijacked thread. :lol:
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Postby TJM » 19 Oct 2006, 18:06

They are able to reprofile them from mild - fast road - rally specs, really depends what you want to use the car for.

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Postby Shellysowner » 19 Oct 2006, 18:21

Is that mild=280 degree, fast road=290 degree, rally spec=300 degree?
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Postby flexbuttcheck1 » 22 Oct 2006, 16:31

can they still supply matching followers and springs?
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Postby Shellysowner » 22 Oct 2006, 20:17

flexbuttcheck1 wrote:can they still supply matching followers and springs?


Oooh good point - if so sign me up for a set of springs! (the equivalent of Kent VS19 whatever that is in Piper nomenclature).
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Postby TJM » 25 Oct 2006, 17:59

Kent or Piper no longer supply anything else for the Chevette apart from reprofiling your camshaft.

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Postby UpNorth » 25 Oct 2006, 20:40

I SEE THERE'S A KENT CAM ON EBAY AT THE MOMENT.
Anyone have a 6R4 for sale? Unfortunately I've only got £1K spare but I could throw in a few eggs to sweeten the deal!
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Postby Shellysowner » 25 Oct 2006, 21:15

UpNorth wrote:I SEE THERE'S A KENT CAM ON EBAY AT THE MOMENT.


WHAT??? I CAN'T HEAR YOU! :lol:

Yeah that's a VC5 which is Kent's rally cam. I really wouldn't recommend it for road use if anyone's planning on bidding. It needs beefier valve springs than the milder cams that Kent made for the 1256 and the powerband is 3000-7000 rpm!

I was thinking I might have a bid and keep it for prosterity (collect them all!) but I certainly won't be breaking the bank for it.
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Postby UpNorth » 26 Oct 2006, 07:45

Yes, I've seen you bidding on cams in the past (assuming you've got the same eBay 'name').

You're right - from your final bids you certainly don't intend breking the bank. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Anyone have a 6R4 for sale? Unfortunately I've only got £1K spare but I could throw in a few eggs to sweeten the deal!
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Postby Shellysowner » 27 Oct 2006, 01:31

Lol - well I'm not made of money you know!

Put it this way - I already have cams, so I have no need to buy any. Hence I get 'em cheap or I don't get 'em at all.
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Postby flexbuttcheck1 » 29 Oct 2006, 23:26

my god, i cant believe someone payed 72 quid for a second hand cam, when you can have your own reprofiled for 20 quid more id say sumone has had there pants well and truly pulled down, and those brabham carbs arnt even a matched pair 175 quid :shock: i bet the guy selling them cant believe his luck!
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