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Forum: GT (1963-1977)   08-10-2019, 04:22 PM
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Posted By vintageveloce
Oil Filter anti back flow valve

I was curious so I cut open and examined the oil filters that I use on my 2 liter engine.

I noticed that the Mahle filter I use, the OC-25, does NOT have an anti back flow valve.

Hmm... is this...
Forum: Engine Management   08-08-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
Update: Got the car out for a good 170 mile...

Update:
Got the car out for a good 170 mile drive out from San Diego to the Cleveland National Forest and over Mount Laguna. I'm still using the curve from post 21...
Forum: Engine Management   08-01-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
Very true... but I've been fiddling with the...

Very true... but I've been fiddling with the advance, pinging and octane boosters on this engine for over 10 years and haven't holed a piston yet.
It's also not like going to a dyno run by an...
Forum: Engine Management   07-30-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
I verified TDC, I have assumed if that is right...

I verified TDC, I have assumed if that is right the gizmo gets the other points correct.
Is there any history of the advance/rpm settings working incorrectly?
Forum: Engine Management   07-30-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
Well, JBA wasn't very interested when I called....

Well, JBA wasn't very interested when I called. And I did call again after you suggested them again a couple posts earlier. They also did not to have any gizmo to sense detonation. They actually...
Forum: Engine Management   07-26-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
That was my first plan, but the places I called...

That was my first plan, but the places I called wouldn't do it. JBA said "Only American Cars".
Forum: Engine Management   07-26-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
Well, I was still getting a bit uphill pinging on...

Well, I was still getting a bit uphill pinging on a hot day between 3000 and 3500 RPM, so I have pushed out full advance to 4000 RPM. If I still have pinging, it is very slight. I need to go to a...
Forum: Engine Management   07-12-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
Update. I had a chance to drive my test loop...

Update.
I had a chance to drive my test loop today that has a couple good hills and on one of the steeps I found the engine pinging between 2500 - 3000 RPM.
I ended up with this new curve, with...
Forum: Engine Management   07-12-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
Setting up for fastest idle when warm may not...

Setting up for fastest idle when warm may not result in easy starting when cold.
In my opinion, the idea is to retard the ignition for easy starting. We all talk about advancing the ignition... but...
Forum: Engine Management   07-12-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
I have some concerns there, but so far the idle...

I have some concerns there, but so far the idle is fine. I'll see how it drives and starts over the next couple weekends.
Forum: Engine Management   07-11-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
A bit more on this. IMO: "Static timing" is any...

A bit more on this. IMO:
"Static timing" is any setting done with the engine off: not running. This isn't necessarily related to how much advance is being set or measured. It just means you are...
Forum: Engine Management   07-11-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
People do use the word "static" advance in...

People do use the word "static" advance in different ways.

First I confirmed the TDC mark on the crankshaft pully was correct by using a dial gauge and finding TDC through the #1 spark plug hole. ...
Forum: Engine Management   07-11-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
Well, I have done some more testing. (I should...

Well, I have done some more testing.
(I should note, I had been getting some pinging with 33 degrees advance and my mechanical distributor. So one of my goals with the 123 has been to see if I can...
Forum: Engine Management   07-09-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
4k is what I have in the second chart. So 3500...

4k is what I have in the second chart. So 3500 would be the next step.
Any comments on what to do below that? Do I need the flat area up to 900 rpm for startup, or should I start ramping up right...
Forum: Engine Management   07-09-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By vintageveloce
comments on my 123 ignition curve?

I just installed a 123 ignition last weekend and I'm playing with the curves. (Note that I have no vacuum advance.)
Here are my engine specs:

2L with 5 speed gearbox
2 x Weber 45 DCOE with...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   06-27-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By vintageveloce
Tar Topper

I always thought these Tar Topper battery covers seemed like a silly idea. I've always just bought a plain black battery and removed the stickers. And sometimes put a Magneti Marelli sticker on top...
Forum: Suggestions & Comments about AlfaBB   06-24-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,417
Posted By vintageveloce
Of course they could just eliminate ALL of the...

Of course they could just eliminate ALL of the calls to non-alfabb.com domains for subscribers. The tracking is invisible to most, but also very annoying.
I'm wondering if selling the tracking info...
Forum: Suggestions & Comments about AlfaBB   06-24-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,417
Posted By vintageveloce
If you are talking about me... No host file. Much...

If you are talking about me... No host file. Much of the blocking happens at my DNS server, which is a pi-hole. Wonderful device, and it cleans up all the surfing on all the devices on your network....
Forum: Suggestions & Comments about AlfaBB   06-22-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,417
Posted By vintageveloce
Just a reminder, my complaint isn't only about...

Just a reminder, my complaint isn't only about ads, it is about the poor construction of the website and the excessive tracking.
Of course, VerticalScope is completely within their rights do do this...
Forum: Suggestions & Comments about AlfaBB   06-18-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,417
Posted By vintageveloce
So, do you tell your wife, "Just don't use your...

So, do you tell your wife, "Just don't use your phone. Easy." ? - I suspect not.
Essentially, you are telling me that if I don't like it, I should leave without a complaint.
But no, I'd rather let...
Forum: Suggestions & Comments about AlfaBB   06-18-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,417
Posted By vintageveloce
Doesn't work worth beans on my Android phone...

Doesn't work worth beans on my Android phone either, especially with Kiwi browser. (Which I recommend for everything else, its fabulous).
Forum: Suggestions & Comments about AlfaBB   06-18-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,417
Posted By vintageveloce
Exactly. Understand this: Even if you pay a...

Exactly.

Understand this: Even if you pay a subscriber fee, VerticalScope is monetizing you in every way they can. YOU, the user of the site, are the PRODUCT that is sold to other companies.
The...
Forum: Suggestions & Comments about AlfaBB   06-17-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,417
Posted By vintageveloce
Attached is a sample of the intrusive tracking...

Attached is a sample of the intrusive tracking done by the AlfaBB, this is WITH A PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP.
This is typical from visiting a single thread, and these kind of queries happen with every...
Forum: Suggestions & Comments about AlfaBB   06-14-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,417
Posted By vintageveloce
Obviously, the site is a business and they want...

Obviously, the site is a business and they want to sell subscriptions.
But I think most of the apologists have upgraded memberships and are logged in all the time, so they see fewer of the...
Forum: Suggestions & Comments about AlfaBB   06-14-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,417
Posted By vintageveloce
There are pop-ups too? :frown2:

There are pop-ups too? :frown2:
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