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Just bought a Pop 103e, 1957
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Play nicely girls.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There are flexible ones, dipstick.
good point Peter the one on my scudo is flexible, I would need to find one the right length or cut one to length.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

47Jag wrote:
Play nicely girls.

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whats that mean?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul fairall wrote:
peterwpg wrote:
There are flexible ones, dipstick.
good point Peter the one on my scudo is flexible, I would need to find one the right length or cut one to length.


thought the same, but the aquaplane exhaust manifold make's using the original dip stick hole a non starter, there is just not enough room, i'll post a pic tomorrow,
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Of course, that issue doesn't arise ifa 100E engine is employed....[or at least,mine's ok?] Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had a measure-up of my 10hp engine, with Aquaplane exhaust manifold [but with home-made, cobbled-up, twin SU inlets]....The dipstick tube is 2 inches long.
I cannot at this moment put my hand to the actual dipstick, but I recall shortening it and re-marking, so that the finger loop sat right down on the tube end.

I measured the dipstick after the required amount of oil was put in...following a re-build. [There was lubricant in all the passages & galleries already]....thus, the top mark was evident. The lower, or 'fill' mark was simply measured from the original.

It was a fiddle to remove the dipstick, and best down with the engine quite cold. [Unless one enjoys burning one's hand on the exhaust?]
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's a pic from underneath the car, the blanked off dipstick tube is the very short bit with the fiber washer on it, as you can see there's only a few inches between the ex manifold and the shortened dipstick tube, plus with me having a A/Q valve chest cover, that too foul's the d/s,

if you can figure out how to fit a bendy d/s, go for it, i could'nt,


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GARAGE HERMIT wrote:
here's a pic from underneath the car, the blanked off dipstick tube is the very short bit with the fiber washer on it, as you can see there's only a few inches between the ex manifold and the shortened dipstick tube, plus with me having a A/Q valve chest cover, that too foul's the d/s,

if you can figure out how to fit a bendy d/s, go for it, i could'nt,


Thanks for the pic. I think a longer dipstick tube and bendy dipstick would work especially as I don't have the aquaplane valve chest and oil pipes. The dipstick on my scudo is quite long. I will try it in my pops tube and see where it comes to at the correct oil level.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's load's of new bendy d/s on ebay,3 to 5, spring and flat one's, i bought a spring one to try and make it work, no luck,
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GARAGE HERMIT wrote:
there's load's of new bendy d/s on ebay,3 to 5, spring and flat one's, i bought a spring one to try and make it work, no luck,
did you try a longer tube with the top where you could see it
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GARAGE HERMIT wrote:
there's load's of new bendy d/s on ebay,3 to 5, spring and flat one's, i bought a spring one to try and make it work, no luck,
did you try a longer tube with the top where you could see it
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Paul fairall wrote:
GARAGE HERMIT wrote:
there's load's of new bendy d/s on ebay,3 to 5, spring and flat one's, i bought a spring one to try and make it work, no luck,
did you try a longer tube with the top where you could see it


d/s tube would have had too many bend's in it, then how would i screw it into the block, thought about a flexible d/s tube too, but never bothered, the sight level gauge was the easiest and simplest soloution i could think off,
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Looks like the valve chest is the main obstacle. I'm thinking I will connect a longer tube to the existing one as like you said it's not possible to screw in a tube with bends. Coming along real nice.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies if I missed this, I'm just curious what the intended outcome after all these intriguing mods is - is it to make a "fast road" Pop using period-ish parts around the original engine? Or is it an exercise in seeing how far tuning of an E93A engine can realistically be taken with a road car?

What plans do you have regarding the rest of the running gear?

Genuinely interested!

RJ Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know what garage hermit, whose name remains a mystery, has in store for his mods, my own mods of twin su's on aquaplane manifold and exhaust manifold and maybe the fast road cam and 8hp head is to give it a bit more oomph up hills. Actually it's running really well at the moment.
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