ok dokey !
so mission for the end of this prebankholiday week , was to get those snakey 15mm pipes made up .
so first i had to decide how to mount the death globes , and this took awhile.
i realised , i need to mount them on the same overall structure as the engine they are feeding , because otherwise , as the engine moves (if it moves with 4 mounts) the only give , if the globes were on the chassis , would be the copper pipes and the little bit of rubber hose . this i felt would lead to the copper potentially fracturing .
so , after a bit of a pace , i decided to mount them to the blocks, using the oil filler take off point , a rectangular flange .
i cut some bits of plate out of the old engine mounts , and welded a bit of old butchers rack stainless tube i had onto the plate , and then a collar for the DG's to sit in , its a little lose , and i made it this way so that when its all done , i can mount the globes in a sleeve of silicone ,so they have some vibration absorbnosity ..ness.
i had to weld with ferrous wire , so then painted em up , after spending a while filing and bending them flat after the welding .(should have bolted them to something ,but was too impatient ..stitch in time !!)
they turned out ok
then i tuned my mind to how was i going to fill the engines now !??
well , in the sump is a pipe connection , and this takes a 10mm hard line to the bottom of the filler point. i unscrewed it and it looked like this ..
and although it measures 19.7mm its actually a m20 thread , so i hoofed up to the local bolts place , and bought some m20 bolts , which i'm going to drill out to whatever i can , 16 to 18mm id guess , then copper 22 mm onto that and run it to the top , then mount the dipstick in em ! noicE!!
i also purchased all the nuts and bolts to block the old choke shaft holes ,and inj holes on the bodies , so i can get on with that .
lastly , i designed and made the vapouriser mounts to be welded on the underside of the rails , so then , with the GoD and the vaps mounted , i can GET AT MY SNAKEY BITS !! oh yes !