Newbie from TX

Bet you guys don't know that an older diesel can, run backwards when using cold start ether and it happens to kick in at the right moment the engine will start and run in reverse.  The air cleaner becomes the exhaust and the exhaust becomes the intake.  This is where it gets interesting as the trans reverse functions as granny gear low and you'll have ….13 speeds in reverse . 

Fixed the issue with hitting the deck lid by lifting the body up just a little. Thanks Alan! Worked on the gas tank and where it sits, shortened the filler neck cleaned it up and painted it. Installed a new tank screen put some gas in it and started the motor for the first time in the car. Little tuning now. 

https://www.facebook.com/type3...s/10161100425395551/

 

Attachments

Photos (4)
*LongFella posted:

I like the bracket! Isn't there usually a hole in the fiberglass to the right of the tank the lines go through? Hard to tell in the pic...

Thanks! mine has no hole or the tubes. but the tank is lifted and they can go under it with out hitting anything. I'm going to redo the tubes. not liking the first bend. 

Sidewinders are fairly popular here; a number of Speedster owners run them. A1 is the most popular brand- there is even a Speedster specific option when ordering from Aircooled.net in the drop boxes as you're ordering (I believe the primary tubing and collector are tucked up a little higher, but don't quote me on that). As Bob mentioned, some are more "valve adjustment" friendly than others, but as most are really only opening the valve covers once a year some don't find it that big a deal.

I looked at several different exhaust extractors when I was doing my car and to be honest, any system that had to be removed from the engine just to do a valve check every Spring was a big non-starter for me.  I mean, WHAT!?!?!?!   I gotta pull the exhaust system out just to check the valves?  

Nope......    Not gonna do that. 

I ended up with a Berg Extractor with dual horizontal mufflers hanging out the back.  Looks a little weird in an "Outlaw" kind of way, but once you get used to having some of your exhaust system prominently displayed under the rear valence and you realize that nothing is in the way of the valve covers, it takes on a new beauty of its' own......

Now, before all you guys start ranking on me about how you "only have to remove four bolts and my muffler falls right out of the way to it's no big deal".......    

I don't have to remove nuthin' but valve covers.  

Sacto Mitch posted:

 

Some folks with A1 Sidewinders have had custom mufflers made that tuck up under the rear valence and don't interfere with the valve covers.

I think the extractor headers themselves don't interfere.

It was the famous author @Terry Nuckels who best described this in his stream of consciousness novel, As I Lay Wrenching.

 

I've built several A1 sidewinder exhausts that have no interference issues. and tuck completely out of sight.

Unfortunately no photo of Speedster replica unit at Aircooled.net

A-1 Performance Sidewinder MUFFLER, Fits SW112-SW158-SW134 Header, Speedster Kit Cars with Center Exiting Exhaust Pipe  Base Price $299.95 (options ceramic coating, SS, etc).

A-1 Performance Sidewinder MUFFLER, Fits SW112-SW158-SW134 Header, Speedster Kit Cars with Center Exiting Exhaust Pipe offers a 2 1/2" Hi-Flo straight through core design for maximum power, with as little noise as possible! Center Exit "Looks Right". If you are looking at buying an A-1 product, it's obvious you value quality and want the BEST! Every A-1 exhaust product is hand made to order by a master exhaust system craftsman to the custom specs you submit for YOUR car! Outlet pipe is laterally adjustable, and once positioned can be secured with a set screw, pop rivet, or spot weld.

 Think this is on Marty's old VS - (is it SS or silver powder coated?)

Sacto Mitch posted:

 

Some folks with A1 Sidewinders have had custom mufflers made that tuck up under the rear valence and don't interfere with the valve covers.

I think the extractor headers themselves don't interfere.

It was the famous author @Terry Nuckels who best described this in his stream of consciousness novel, As I Lay Wrenching.

 

Right you are, Mitch. No valve cover interference and a beautifully husky exhaust tone without being obnoxiously loud. Here is a photo of penny's derrier: 

20140927_113331-1

Attachments

Photos (1)

@TJ Ward

TJ, you may have already seen this, but here is a video of what an A-1 Sidewinder sounds like on my VS.

Here are a couple of pics of the A-1 Sidewinder on my current VS.

Click on pics to enlarge...

IMG_0387IMG_0390IMG_0392IMG_0393

And here's a picture showing the difference between an A-1 Sidewinder that is Speedster specific (tucked up under the rear apron) and my A-1 Sidewinder (not Speedster specific). Mine is on the right in the pic.20140921_170834

Hope you find this info useful! 

Attachments

Photos (5)
Kevin - Bay Area posted:

@TJ Ward perhaps it’s just the photo, but in the image you attached 1/10/19 of the side of your car, the windscreen appears to buy a bit more upright than normal. Maybe it’s an optical illusion?

yeah i saw that before i had it made. i like it better. here is another one of Rafael's. 

Attachments

Photos (1)

Add Reply

Likes (3)
Cliff Presley - Charlotte, NCjoelabrahamMatGrv
×
×
×
×
×