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 Post subject: Re: Hatchmans 1600 Build
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 9:34 pm 
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Vacuum and fuel lines now done

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Also got most of the wiring done now too, the end is in sight


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 Post subject: Re: Hatchmans 1600 Build
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 9:54 pm 
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Nice.
Will be good to see how that pod system goes


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 Post subject: Re: Hatchmans 1600 Build
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:39 pm 
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It's taken a hell of a long time, well over a year since we picked the L20B up after it's rebuild but we finally got the motor hooked up and running!

Video of it running for the first time https://vimeo.com/131606218

The starter motor is stuffed but a whack with a hammer got it going and the engine roared into life. She's running very rich so the carbs need another tune and I suspect we're pumping too much fuel through given it's regulated to 3 PSI of pressure and probably should be about 1.5. The fuel pump is ridiculously loud as well, may have to change that.

One of Dad's mates who was a mechanic for a number of years has also pointed out some road-worthy things, nothing major but all the little fiddly things that may get frowned on

Also we've put the 240K console in with all the gauges and they work too. Another plus is the electric water pump and thermo fan are doing their jobs as well.

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I think we're about to admit defeat on the wiring though, headlights won't come on for one side and few other bits of weirdness is not making this ball of spaghetti any easier to diagnose

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:05 pm 
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OH I remember those days. Just take one circuit at a time!

If you need any specific help then I'm happy to assist.

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 Post subject: Re: Hatchmans 1600 Build
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:22 pm 
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Love it.
Bet it was good to start it up, sounds great. Have you hooked that wideband I see in your centre console up??
That fuel pump noise was exactly why I didn't want an electric pump. Mechanical works great. Polished up looks good too.(Will interfere with your plug lead holder you made but.
I'm sure there are quieter pumps but I've been through that before years ago, I had a Holley pump that was driving me insane, so I bought another( can't remember brand) that the dude told me was quiet and I wouldn't hear it, anyway it was almost as loud.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:23 pm 
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I have a low pressure walbro that's super quite 7psi. Works well. Datsport have them

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:26 pm 
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I remember when I was looking at electric pumps, when I wasn't sure if the mechanical pump would be up to scratch.
I was considering one of these.
http://www.weberperformance.com.au/prod ... ucts_id=31

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:55 pm 
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Thanks guys

Nad015 Yep we have hooked it up and it is very blue at the moment as the mixture is too rich, it should go green once we get that sorted.

Definitely thinking we need to find a better fuel pump, the more I watch the video the more it is so damn loud!


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Does it give a digital afr reading??

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:24 am 
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No just analogue. We put it in because the headers the engine put on the engine had a hole for it.

We were going to just plug it up but then decided to use it. If you look closely in the video you can even see an LED light we put in the firewall in the engine bay so you can see what is going on in there at night, I suspect we may be getting a little creative at times!


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Carby equipped road bikes use a small electric fuel pump, silent and run around 1.5psi, cheap too, maybe just add to in parallel to each other for flow

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:58 pm 
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How good is that
Sounds mean and looks tha goods too
Must be excited to have it running, have you taken her for a drive?
Tim


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:53 pm 
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Black 510 wrote:
How good is that
Sounds mean and looks tha goods too
Must be excited to have it running, have you taken her for a drive?
Tim


Not yet mate but we should have her ready to go in a couple of months. Just all the usual small things that need to get finished off


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Dad has finished the engine bay painting now and it looks really good. We've gone against earlier thoughts of doing it in black and instead have gone for a dark grey look as that is what the interior will be like.

It's come up really well and the coarse finish of the paint is definitely going to make this a bit unique

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What paint did you use to get this texture ? It looks really good with the trunk spatter over the top.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:42 pm 
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hey mate

We used this stuff http://www.autozone.com/paint-and-body/trunk-undercoating-paint/dupli-color-gray-white-trunk-spatter-paint/469593_0_0/

You can get it in Oz, most auto paint shops should have it


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