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Re: [OM] Saving the planet or just saving money?

Subject: Re: [OM] Saving the planet or just saving money?
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:15:05 -0500
See my response to Bill which has a U-Tube link to one that looks 
exactly like mine.

Chuck Norcutt


On 11/19/2010 1:54 PM, Charles Geilfuss wrote:
>    Her's a nice one for you Chuck. Hey, a guy can dream right?
>
>            http://www.remarkablecars.com/ppads/showproduct.php/product/4716
>
>
> Charlie
>
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 1:46 PM, Chuck Norcutt<
> chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>
>> Yes, I sometimes think I'd like another but probably couldn't afford it
>> anymore.  That was about 1973 and a 64 E-type wasn't very expensive.
>>
>> Chuck
>>
>>
>> On 11/19/2010 1:41 PM, Bill Pearce wrote:
>>> But YOU HAD AN XKE! No sympathy here!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> From: Chuck Norcutt [mailto:chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>> Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 10:53 AM
>>> To: Olympus Camera Discussion
>>> Subject: Re: [OM] Saving the planet or just saving money?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Ala Jag XKE.  I remember pulling the rear suspension cage on my '64 XKE
>>> to work on the brakes.  After fighting a couple of thoroughly rusted
>>> bolts that had to be drilled out I got the whole suspension cage down
>>> onto the garage floor.  While on my knees examining it I dropped a
>>> wrench on the floor.  In reaching for the wrench I banged my shoulder
>>> into one of the four rubber isolater brackets that held the suspension
>>> cage in and broke it off!  Didn't injure my shoulder either!  I then
>>> checked the other three and found that all of them were at least
>>> partially separated.  Not long before that I has been touring down a
>>> twisty mountain road.  Gulp!  Reminiscent of the time the splines on the
>>> the steering shaft on my '73 Mercury Capri failed going down the same
>>> road.  Or the time I broke half of the spokes out of the front wheels on
>>> my '57 Sunbeam Alpine while on a different twisty road.  Some things
>>> remind me I'm lucky to still be here.  :-)
>>>
>>> Chuck Norcutt
>>>
>>>
>>> On 11/19/2010 10:33 AM, Bill Pearce wrote:
>>>> Yes, there were a few re-engined with a very small but potnet V8 of
>>> american
>>>> ancestry, but I forget whose. Like many other of these projects, few
>> were
>>>> really thought out. His was probably a TR6, as they all had problems
>> with
>>>> the differential mounting. As the 6 had IRS, the diff was mounted to the
>>>> frame on a bracket with rubber isolaters, which in the cases of either
>> the
>>>> front or rears were quite strong, enough indeed that the bracket, make
>> of
>>>> stamped metal, couldn't hold up. They all cracked, the question was
>> when.
>>> I
>>>> remember having mine welded. Even the torque of the original motor could
>>>> break a diff loose when badly cracked. Oh, those english!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> From: Piers Hemy [mailto:piers@xxxxxxxx]
>>>> Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 7:50 AM
>>>> To: 'Olympus Camera Discussion'
>>>> Subject: Re: [OM] Saving the planet or just saving money?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Bill, your words remind me of an off-list exchange with Walt Wayman, who
>>>> discovered that his re-engined TR (I think it might have been a -5
>> rather
>>>> than a -6, but I can't remember the size of the new and bigger engine he
>>> had
>>>> put in it) had rather more torque than he had expected, and considerably
>>>> more than the back axle could handle.  As far as I recall, the back axle
>>> was
>>>> ripped off the bodyshell. Completely.
>>>>
>>>> Piers
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Bill Pearce [mailto:bs.pearce@xxxxxxx]
>>>> Sent: 18 November 2010 23:29
>>>> To: 'Olympus Camera Discussion'
>>>> Subject: Re: [OM] Saving the planet or just saving money?
>>>>
>>>> When I had my TR6, I noted frequently that generally there was adequate
>>>> space in the engine compartment for a nice Buick/Rover V6 with
>>> supercharger
>>>> or a small V8, so the straight six was easy to work on, but rarely
>> needed
>>>> it. The electricals were remarkably reliable, as long as you didn't want
>>>> lights, defroster, wipers and the radio all at once. Sure had a lot of
>>>> torque.
>>>>
>>>> --snip
>>>>
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