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Tuning equipment - PECO, Aquaplane, Speedwell etc
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:35 pm    Post subject: Tuning equipment - PECO, Aquaplane, Speedwell etc Reply with quote

Hi all,

Just re-visiting the tuning company corner of the main site, got me thinking about the old tuning co's that were once around, but are no longer. Did you ever avail yourself of tuning goodies for your car(s) in years past, and were they successful?



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lowdrag



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexander Tuning. Stage 2 Mini Cooper engine bored to 1293 plus an Alextractor exhaust. Noisy and fruity that.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 1966 I did something similar with an Austin 1800 using Downton parts. Bored +80 thou. Twin 1 3/4” carbs, head ported and polished with a ‘bunch of bananas’ exhaust manifold. Balanced and compression upped to about 12:1. The only let down was the low diff. gearing but nothing could beat it for the first 50 yds.

Art
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 1966 I did something similar with an Austin 1800 using Downton parts. Bored +80 thou. Twin 1 3/4” carbs, head ported and polished with a ‘bunch of bananas’ exhaust manifold. Balanced and compression upped to about 12:1. The only let down was the low diff. gearing but nothing could beat it for the first 50 yds.

Art
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Art
We heard you the first time 2 and a half hours earlier Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. The only way was to claim the diff from a 1.7 Ambassador automatic. The scrap yards must be littered with them by now. Oh, wait a minute...

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