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    Gavin Tookey
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    S1 #165H + Stevens MY88, Bosch Injection.
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    The Black Hills of South Dakota USA
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  1. I used white lithium grease when I rebuilt the motor on my Stevens. I couldn’t find anything saying not to use it.
  2. The crankcase breather hose from the block would also have originally gone to the air box for emission purpose. Previous owner many many moons ago installed the catch tank.
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    Adjustments for elevation.

    EuroCarb and Tim Engle have been helpful with suggestions. Obviously the air is less dense at 3200ft, so in the current setup the fuel to air mixture is way off with the fuel ratio being too rich. So smaller idle and main jets are required. Starting point will be to reducing the idle jet from 50 to 45 and the main jet from 160 to 155. I mistakenly posted I have spec 9 carbs which is wrong. I have no idea why I did that. I should of posted the setup was spec 5. Will update on what effect the new jets have.
  4. Hi Peter, the crankcase breather hose goes into the catch tank and the tank vents direct to atosmpher. I left the vent pipe going into the airbox from the cam cover installed. I did a bit of googling about and found that it is beneficial to the health and performance of the engine to maintain some positive crankcase ventilation.
  5. I have a separate catch tank on my S1 for crank ventilation. So is the vent pipe from the intake cam cover to the airbox needed?
  6. Anybody have experience in rejetting for elevation. Where I Iive is 3200ft above sea level and I know the thinner air is handicapping the engine power. Set up is currently Spec 9 Dellortos.
  7. Looking at an original Federal S1 Owner’s Handbook tire sizes are ..... front 205/60 14 rear 205/70 14
  8. Nice to see an Esprit featured but totally the wrong car to do it in my opinion. Missed opportunity.
  9. Pump....anyone have anything to report on these?
  10. Hello Chris, enjoyed reading about your car and thanks for sharing. Please keep the updates coming, I’ll be most interested to see how things progress.
  11. Wow...that looks nice Peter 👍
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    What made you happy today?

    Picked up 165H today..
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    I come across this and thought it would be good to share...... POV of flying a P-51C Mustang. This is part#1 of multiples....
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    Gliptone /Liquid Leather

    Yep, acetone works really well but don’t use too much. A little goes a long way.
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    I feel like a 10 year old at Christmas time

    Yeah, I preferred the look of them. Took me ages to find them and I think I had the last set of rear hubs available. One came from Lotusbits and the other from PNM. Still have a mint set of wolfraces.