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by Westfield 129
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical and Upgrades
Topic: Starter motor pinion cover
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Starter motor pinion cover

I would just bend some sheet alloy into a box and trim to fit. Drill your own holes for self tapping screws. Not really difficult with a cheap metal break. Do the shape in cardboard first, then trim and bend your sheet metal. I taught myself to do this to make a box over the pedal quadrant to keep t...
by Westfield 129
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical and Upgrades
Topic: Starter motor pinion cover
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Starter motor pinion cover

As I recall, I just bolted on my geared starter. No holes to drill. The kit I was using was the Westfield kit. I have all the pictures, but I didn't re establish the US site. I do have a bunch of information that could be put up here if there was a place for it. I may re establish both my sites (Ren...
by Westfield 129
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Upgrades
Topic: Starter motor pinion cover
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Starter motor pinion cover

There is a pinion cover for the starter? My three T9 kits didn't have such a thing. But then... I used a geared Hitachi starter (I use "British Starters" conversions), so I didn't need to bore a hole in the bell housing to clear the Bendix. But I did have to cut a chunk off the starter cavity housin...
by Westfield 129
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Induction Noise
Topic: 180 big ones and not even a chassis number?
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: 180 big ones and not even a chassis number?

Well, no chassis number, and what is a "solid DeDion rear axle"?
There is a solid rear axle, or a DeDion rear suspension, meaning a chassis mounted differential, half shafts and a DeDion tube connecting the left and right uprights, with trailing arms locating the DeDion tube.
by Westfield 129
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical and Upgrades
Topic: anti roll bar mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: anti roll bar mounting

Of the 4 anti roll bar installations that I have done, I had to counterbore the blocks to clear the bend radius on all of them. The counterbore is no more than about 1/8" deep, and in at least one case, I just used a countersink to make enough clearance for the bar bend radius. The fit is pretty tig...
by Westfield 129
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Upgrades
Topic: anti roll bar mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: anti roll bar mounting

This is a universal problem with the anti roll bar kit from Westfield. The kits are not accurate. If your bar is being captured by the blocks at the bend, you may have to get another bar from Westfield. Or... If this is a tight setup, there are a couple of things you can do. First, drill the mountin...
by Westfield 129
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical and Upgrades
Topic: Rear Axle Widths
Replies: 3
Views: 1741

Re: Rear Axle Widths

It really doesn't matter which axle housing you use if you want to go with wire wheels. There are a couple of different backside spacing 15" wire wheels you can use in the rear, including a 5.5 and 6" widths in both rim and center laced types. I like to use the 5.5"X15 TR250/TR6 center laced wheel t...
by Westfield 129
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Induction Noise
Topic: 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 2524

Re: 2020

Lots of stuff... I would love to get a set of the competition spindles, new wheels (wire or disc?' Would love to have wobbly webs, but we need 5 owners who WANT them and will pay for them. Offset/backside spacing and width are options for each buyer). Double adjustable Protech dampers would be nice ...
by Westfield 129
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Technical and Upgrades
Topic: Manifold for Weber 45DCOE
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

Re: Manifold for Weber 45DCOE

For power, the longer the better. Maniflow will make an intake to your specifications, I believe that the last one I used was 6" long (much longer than would fit in a Mini), with a slight rise to it, about 3/8", from the cylinder head to clear the frame with the K&N air cleaner with stub stacks on t...
by Westfield 129
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Induction Noise
Topic: My 11 build
Replies: 225
Views: 54473

Re: My 11 build

I left off the rear wheel housings as they got in the way of changing the rear bushings, which needed replacement every few hundred miles. I imagine that with the later bushings (4 pc urethane) that you won't have to do that much service. I have the later type bushings installed at the chassis end o...