Super Seven Alloy hardtop.
Lotus Seven S3 1972 with "B" modifications since 1987.( wide body)
Car has to be driven on the road from Holland to the south of France so the
driver need some form of protection. I started with a model from foam/GRP
with gullwings but I wasn't very happy with the shape of it. Also, in that
configuration you couldn't drive it with just the doors on and as we all
know you can't drive a Super Seven without doors unless you like SM.
I start again....
So I made targa top wich you can easily remove and the doors can stay in
position. To make getting in and out just a bit more comfortable I made a
stay on the targa panel so it moves up-wards at the rear.
There is a polycarbonate window fixed to the roll-over-bar.
Boot is secured with leather tonneau cover wich you also can use when the
targa top is at home.
Cylinder Head 105 - Valve Job Basics
Valves not sealing? Valves not bent? This is how you fix that problem.
In this video I outline the basic valve job procedure. Cleaning the
valves, cleaning the seats, cleaning the combustion chamber and lapping the
valves in to make a better seal.
Here I cover the process start-to-finish. It's the same exact process for
pretty much all non-rotary combustion engines. It takes patience and
perseverance to do this job, but anyone can do it. Reference your service
manual for measurements and service limits. Everything else that's not in
your service manual is in this video.
I apologize for not having broken busted crap to work with in this video.
It's more beneficial to all of you when bad fortune falls on me because it
gets well documented, and many people watching these videos are looking for
answers. If you have bent valves, you will discover it quickly once you
chuck one up in the drill. You'll see the face of the valve wobble around
while it spins. You'll see evidence of this damage on the valve seat. If
it's bad, you may see damage on the valve guides in the form of cracks or
missing pieces where the valve guides protrude through the head ports.
Give all that stuff a good visual inspection. ...and if you doubt yourself,
never hesitate to get a second opinion or consult a machine shop. They
will have access to expensive tools that you wont find in your average
Classic Ford's 250 bhp 2-litre Zetec on the dyno
Here's Classic Ford Art Editor Rob's 2-litre Zetec being run up on Ric Wood
Racing's Dyno. The
engine runs a Silver Top bottom end and Black Top head, custom-grind Piper
cams, and Jenvey 45 mm throttle bodies. Once installed in the car, the
engine went on to make 251 bhp at 8775 rpm and 211 lb.ft of torque at 5895
rpm. Read the full feature on the build of this engine in the July 2013
issue of the magazine.
Zetec Engine First Firing
See our latest progress at:
Rebuilt 2.0L Ford Zetec engine removed from a 1999 Ford Cougar. We replaced
all bearings, oil seals, gaskets etc. and here we're firing it up for the
first time using the original wiring loom and ancillary parts. This was our
first complete overhaul so we were very pleased that it fired up without a
glitch following some minor problems with the immobiliser and fuel pump.
Darren's Cosworth Westfield 16:9
This is one of a few videos I made a few years ago.
The car was crashed my its owner whilest out filming fot the day on
Dartmoor - England. It then had to be rebuilt with a new chassis supplied
by westfield with the old chassis number. The car has since been sold to
someone in Germany. Enjoy the vid