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  1. spitfire6

    Offset question?

    Hi Alan, It's Unfortunate we disagree. The original post was made in my search of KPI/SAI & castor information & some conflicting information. Cheers, Iain.
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    Offset question?

    Hi Alan, I disagree that you can not change the ET of a wheel. Machine the hub mounting surface of the wheel and you will increase the ET of that wheel when fitted. Add a spacer and you will reduce the ET of the wheel when fitted. That's appears to be a fact? .Cheers, Iain. PS. 122344, Thanks for the extra info.
  3. spitfire6

    Offset question?

    Hi Alan, Offset and ET are not the same thing? I understand that ET and backspacing are not the same but mathematically related. Cheers, Iain.
  4. spitfire6

    Offset question?

    Hi Alan, Just checked the link & is correct. He was saying that a spacer or adaptor in this case increases ET. It does not. It reduces it. The new offset is 5mm or 6mm not 43mm or 44mm. I spent hours last night checking and checking. Loads of wrong advice out there. Back space and ET are related. I will stick with the German metric ET. Whats an inch? LOL. http://www.gtsparkplugs.com/Offset-to-Backspace.html Cheers, Iain.
  5. "The thinnest adapters they offer are 19mm thick, you have to factor that into the equation for the new wheel offset. I chose the 19mm adapters which puts the total offset at 43mm or 44mm depending upon which source you use for the original offset. I have seen both 24mm and 25mm listed. I ended up going to 16x7 wheels with a 4x100 bolt pattern and 42mm offset. Using 205/45R16 tires and on the 16x7 wheels............." Hi, read the above on: http://tr7triumph.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13458 Should the offset now be 5mm or 6mm? not 43mm or 44mm? This is of course assuming we are talking positive offset/ET.
  6. spitfire6

    idle control valve

    Hi, two pin solenoids are not. i'm not aware of a diode being built into the solenoid which would make it polarity sensitive. Cheers, Iain.
  7. spitfire6

    GT6 Mkii OEM wheel ET

    Hi appears there are at least 3 different wheel offsets for spits and GT6's. Source: different quoted KPI settings. Cheers, Iain.
  8. spitfire6

    Those crazy Russians

    You where driving from Port of Spain? When I was there, I got run off the road by two very big guys with guns. Saw I was white and lowered the guns instead of shooting. LOL. Happy days. Cheers, Iain.
  9. spitfire6

    Those crazy Russians

    LOL. Car might be built in Russia but the design is not. Lada/VAZ are crap. They are cheap to repair because the parts are made of junk. You change the mechanics all the time, but no problem as the crap replacements are very cheap. Thirty years later your Lada is a bit like "Triggers brush". Not having to MOT the car every year helps in keeping it on the road for a very long time. Cheers, Iain. PS. The video was worth the watch. Seen the same guy before with DIY wood brake pads and other crazy stuff/mods.
  10. spitfire6

    idle control valve

    Hi, I have at least four ICV's. 2 wire, 3 wire & stepper motor types. If you need/require TSO, the 3 wire is the one to use. From my limited experience in blowing a 2 wire and a 3 wire; The 3 wire was Tight Shut Off & when commanded to full open, flowed more than the two wire. The 2 wire is easy to DIY control if a minimum flow rate is acceptable. The 3 wire is easier to control than the precision stepper motor types. I have no idea if the stepper motor types can achieve TSO. Cheers, Iain.
  11. spitfire6

    GT6 Mkii OEM wheel ET

    Hi, I have 39" of track at the front +/- 10mm. need to accurately measure. lol The driver's side appears to be closer to the wing. Imagination, just an illusion? (Band from the 80's) MGF wheels appear to span from 28 to 35mm ET. on Int'net. For appearance, I could increase the rear tyre width by at least 10mm as there is space. Adding a 6mm spacer will move them out and increase rear track without increasing tyre width beyond recommend tyre width on the 7J's. My wheel ET will only improve? Cheers, Iain.
  12. spitfire6

    EWP Controller

    Hi, I was impressed with the 80L/s flow rate but no where near that fitted to an engine. lol. The EWP shouldn't be stalling the engine under full load as its only around 80 Watts? I think my present stat has too many holes, takes forever to warm up. Cheers, Iain PS. On my car, there is/was always coolant flow with a closed OEM stat as I have a fitted heater for warmth & temperature measurement. I have not had a fitted heater control valve for over 20 years. No hot air and I'm low on coolant and overheating; gauge would probably say OK as no coolant. LOL. I do have a gauge to fit and will do.
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    EWP Controller

    Hi Richy_Rich, I recollect that with the EWP a thermostat was not required. I know a restriction was required to the flow out of the head and that a thermostat with its gut removed didn't restrict the flow enough at high RPM. load. Warmup was much improved with a stat + controller +EWP. Warmup + heat capacity was maximum with the pump at 14.7 Volts from alternator AND a three port thermostat. Removing the need for the water pump/stat housing makes the 3 port housing relatively simple. Win,Win. The OEM stat will just try to control temperature exiting the head. The three port will regulate according to rad DeltaT; If the dynamic cooling ability of the rad changes, the stat will modulate quicker. Cheers, Iain.
  14. spitfire6

    GT6 Mkii OEM wheel ET

    Hi, If I measure my track & track is same as the book for Mkii GT6 then ET/Offset must be same as OEM? If my track is smaller then spacers will correct this? I think any spacer less than 14mm is acceptable as the previous 6J's on rear were fitted with 13mm spacers. I removed the 1/2" spacers when I increased the wheel width to 7". Seemed to make sense at the time.. Cheers, Iain.
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