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griffith500user last won the day on June 22 2014

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    Westfield SEiW
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    Salisbury

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    Goodwood Festival of Speed x2 tickets

    Goodwood Festival of Speed General admission tickets for Saturday x2 I believe these are all now sold out. £100 the pair. I will send these first class as soon as I get payment or you would be welcome to pick them up from Salisbury.
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    Race Seat Mount - Adjustable (price reduced to £30)

    Yes it’s still for sale
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    Zetec on DCOEs

    My car is on DCOE45s and has been setup by Northampton in the past. Runs great but more so in this hot weather I’ve noticed that between slower gear changes it tends to cough a little before cleanly picking back up in the next gear. The problem isn’t there under hard acceleration and quicker gear changes but quite annoying during relaxed driving. It also seems to get worse at higher engine / ambient temperatures. The plugs look a normal colour so no signs of running too Rich or weak. I’ve rexently synchronised carbs and generally it’s running very sweetly. I’ve heard of a 5th progression hole that Zetecs like how can I check for this and would that give the symptoms I’m describing?
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    Race Seat Mount - Adjustable (price reduced to £30)

    Bump, price reduced to £20
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    Piper Cam Problems

    Bit of help required here: I’m in the midst of building an ST170 engine to replace my Silvertop Zetec. I've decided to fit some Ultimate Road BP285 Piper cams, these were the re-ground variant which require valve shims to maintain the correct valve clearances. Following advice from Piper I have measured and ground my inlet shims to give a 0.25mm clearance and my exhaust shims to give a 0.3mm clearance. Other points to note are that Im fitting vernier cam pulleys, and have bought a kit from the States to delete the VVT. So far I have assembled the engine to the point where I’m in the process of timing it up. I’ve found TDC and used the ‘lift at TDC’ to set both cams up. The exhaust cam times up to the nearest degree just using the ford tool and checking the lift at TDC and valve open, close and max angles, however the inlet cam is another story. Piper told me not to use the Ford tool for the inlet cam if I’ve deleted the VVT and to just set it up using the lift at TDC which I’ve done. The cam ends up opening earlier than the spec and closing later, both by several degrees. I’m talking: Spec Open = 34deg BTDC. Actual. 45deg Spec Closed = 66deg ABDC Actual. 79deg All this means that the inlet cam duration is wildly out. I have re-checked the valve clearances and all the inlet valves are 0.25mm. In theory if I opened the clearance up more then the cam duration would reduce, perhaps down to somewhere near the spec, but it would also sound like a bag of nails with those clearances! Advice needed please. I’ve been in contact with Piper but I think they’ve got a little bored of me pestering them as there is radio silence at the moment!
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    ZK black crash pad

    Mine has been cut previously to fit an aero screen. As per title I’m after a black ZK version.
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    Zetec - Hot Starting

    Starting from cold it fires up perfectly but after a decent length run every so often (not every time) when you come to crank again it will struggle to turn over once or twice then crank at the normal speed. Seems to be temperature dependant. Question is - is it starter, battery, earths or just temperature related? The starter Motor already has some heat resistant material wrapped over it suggesting the previous owner was thinking along the same lines.
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    Silvertop 1.8 to ST170 engine swap

    Hope it’s of some help. I’ll keep you posted on progress.
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    Silvertop 1.8 to ST170 engine swap

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    Race Seat Mount - Adjustable (price reduced to £30)

    The mounting holes are 290mm in width and 330mm in length from each other.
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    Silvertop 1.8 to ST170 engine swap

    Just jumping in on this thread, I’m also in the midst of swapping out my Silvertop for an ST170. After a fair bit of research and debate, what originally started out as cleaning up a breakers yard engine, fitting it and controlling the VVT with a suitable controller, I decided to rebuild the engine completely and upgrade to Piper 285 cans with a VVT delete kit that I found in the States. I’ve also had some head work done although valve sizes have remained the same, and am planning on re-using my DCOE 45s from my Silvertop. i look forward to hearing more about your build and will post more of my experiences on the way. My engine build so far..
  12. In an attempt to gain a little more ‘headroom’ in my car as I’m 6ft 3ins I decided to order up and fit a Westfield non-adjustable race seat mount as the image on the Westfield Parts Shop made it look significantly different from the adjustable ones that I’ve currently got in my car. On receipt it’s actually the adjustable mount with the seat runners removed. Never mind, I’ve done the job and it’s actually improved my seat position so I’ve taken it as a win! On the back of this, I have an ‘Adjustable Race Seat Mount’ for sale. £30 plus p+p or collection from Salisbury (if you can brave the Novichok!) https://parts.westfield-sportscars.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=611&search=Seat+mount&description=true
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    DCOE angle

    In hindsight this manifold would probably only be suitable for non-direct to head throttle bodies. Just a shame I have spent a lot of time matching them to the head. It might appear in the Parts for Sale section shortly!
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    DCOE angle

    This might be a stupid question but never the less I’m going to ask it! Whilst sourcing all the parts to put together a nice modified ST170 engine to replace my Silvertop Zetec I’d bought a Jenvey inlet manifold which I have spent some time modifying to match the port detail of the ST head that I’ve also had modified. On dry assembly I’ve realised that the manifold is fairly inclined compared to the horizontal manifold already on my Silvertop. Question is, am I able to co tiniest with it or do DCOEs not like being run inclined ie. float height etc etc.? I know you guys will put me straight here and hopefully prevent me wasting more time than necessary on this.
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