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SootySport last won the day on January 10 2017

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  1. SootySport

    Aluminium Flywheels: A cautionary tale

    Your clutch cover definitely worse than my one was, at least mine was repairable. Just fitting my engine back in and bolting the bits back on, should be running in an hour or so.
  2. SootySport

    Ridiculous sportspeople.

    ......and how come all the Norwegian cross country ski team are asthmatics. If nebulisers are make you go faster, I'll fit one to my Westfield.
  3. SootySport

    central heating servicing

    Your boiler insurance is expensive, only 3 years worth of premium will buy a new boiler.
  4. SootySport

    Aluminium Flywheels: A cautionary tale

    Yep, all steel for me from now on. my lightweight ally flywheel must have been one of Pete's bulk buy. I got it from Paul Dew, his partner in crime
  5. SootySport

    Aluminium Flywheels: A cautionary tale

    Which one are fitting? I would have thought it's the very stiff cover springs that have distorted the flywheel when the pedal I pressed, those Helix HD covers need a lot of effort to move. Cheers for that.
  6. SootySport

    Aluminium Flywheels: A cautionary tale

    Here's one of the clutch cover holes that was cracked and now welded.
  7. SootySport

    Aluminium Flywheels: A cautionary tale

    We all are wannabe racers and the lightweight flywheels do give a faster spin up of the engine but as you say alloy and alloy/steel compositions don't work for us long term. I'm thinking a lightweight all steel flywheel will be better for us part time racers. Does anyone make such a flywheel?
  8. SootySport

    Aluminium Flywheels: A cautionary tale

    No ripples on the the outer ring where the clutch cover bolts on. The inner steel friction plate is slightly rippled, you may be able to see the ripple in the centre of the close up photo, between the fixing screws, it's the same on 3 of the 5 segments. I have a Turbosport flywheel.
  9. SootySport

    Rolling road-BHPerformance

    I would love to have a DSG box in the Westfield, shame it's too big.
  10. SootySport

    Millers Oil Engine Flush - Does It Work?

    You only need engine flush when the sump and oil pick up pipe is clogged up with brown or black sludge. Sludge build up is the result of the lack of oil changes on a high mileage engine. I would assume your V8 in a Westfield is low mileage and been looked after with regular oil changes, so if you know the history then an engine flush is not required. If you are not sure the oil has had regular changes, I would remove the sump and a cam cover and inspect for sludge and/or sticky black oil deposits.
  11. SootySport

    Morris Minor

    That looks to be a nice car. Perhaps you should push it out the garage and wash it to find out if the paintwork is as good as it should be. Can't be much work to get it running and MOt'd and it will be worth double what it is now. As a guide have a look at Minors on Car and classic website.
  12. SootySport

    Lekky E Type

    Quicker than the standard 6pot but maybe won't go so far----------on second thoughts I reckon the range will be better considering the 6pots fuel consumption.
  13. SootySport

    Happy Birthday Mr Rowlands.

    A bit late, but happy birthday Mikey.
  14. SootySport

    Westfields at Shelsley

    Good to see the WSCC sprinters giving it their all, Marvellous video.
  15. SootySport

    Swirl Pot or Baffled Tank

    Swirl pot will definitely cure fuel surge, a baffled tank doesn't always work. So go with the swirl pot and you'll save the hassle of removing the tank-----it's a pain.

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