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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Parks View Post
    I wonder if it has been privately imported and they then found out it could not be registered with no numbers.
    The bloke I bought it from said his seller was a man in his 80's. I'm interested myself about the car's history so I'll see if I can get the old fella's address of phone number.

    Edit ... I just contacted the PO who informed me the old gentleman who built the car passed away before finishing it so I certainly won't be getting any info off him.

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    I've finally found out the make of this clubman thanks to a moderator on the SA Clubbie site who happens to know the gentlemen who produced them. Hopefully he'll be able to give me a run down of the cars history after he contacts them.

    It's a copy of the NZ made Chevron and called a Shadow 7. They were fitted with Toyota 4A-GE engines and LPG powered with Torana suspension ... same as mine. I've stripped the car completely to check for worn parts and is now back together minus tins & wiring until I decide whether to finish it as originally made or go over to petrol & change the colour. Clubman 5th June.jpg

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    Was the moderator able to give you any info on being able to get it registered???
    Were the components all OK, or did you have to do some replacements?
    Thanks for the WIP reports.
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    I think full NSW rego is out of the question but club rego may not although I'm not confident there either. One avenue I'll look in to is an unregistered vehicle permit similar to the rego's that golfers who use mini bikes must have if they have to cross a road.

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    What are you doing, carbies or EFI? Did you watch the Project Binkey episodes where they did the wiring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Parks View Post
    What are you doing, carbies or EFI? Did you watch the Project Binkey episodes where they did the wiring?
    Good question Chris but one I don't have an answer to. EFI was always in the too hard basket so it was going to be carbies ... but what sort? In the end I decided on a set from a CBR900 but since getting the information on the car I'm contemplating leaving it as it left the factory which was LPG. That all depends if an LPG inspector deems the bits I have are usable or not. If not then it's bike carbies.

    I started watching Project Binkey but didn't see it all then totally forgot about it until this reminder. It's now written on the notice board.

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    I'll talk you into EFI yet! I reckon find a Corolla in a wrecking yard and pull everything out of it or buy the whole car. Here is the link to project Binky where they start attacking the wiring harness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBXT...xA_nq&index=19
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    Just watched it Chris. I'd think about EFI if I could get that bloke to do the wiring. What a neat job.

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    I could possibly organise some expertise for that if you decide to go that way but he might want a drive! The other possibility is use a Haltech and they do harnesses to suit the ECU. Drew my son and retired superkart driver is a little manic when it comes to wiring but then so am I. We never had an electrical issue on the kart where every other kart did and it was only down to using good terminations and connectors.
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    Things have slowed a bit with the clubman while I sourced carbies which I now have. They're CBR600 Honda ones so I'm in the throws of making the manifold ATM. The wiring is still in the learning stage but I'm getting closer as the engine now turns over. Hopefully it won't be too long before I hear loud noises. It looks a totally different car with the colour change.DSCN0936.jpg

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    Been probably 10 years since I've used a UVP, but chassis number was part of the process. Duncan Gay did rework some of this a few years ago I believe when he was roads minister, to make it more friendly. Funny half the RMS staff were unfamiliar with the convoluted bureaucratic process back then and we ended up shopping registries to get the "correct" response for something not entirely kosher.

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    There is a some videos on you tube about wiring up a haltech, it goes into all the details about tools, crimping terminals, routing wires etc. There are 9 episodes at the moment. Worth a look.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpNfRaM_P04&t

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    For over a week I've been trying to start this monster and it's got me stumped. It wants to start and fires during cranking but anything more than zero throttle and the firing stops. My main problem is very low compression with an average of about 55 psi / cylinder. This will be addressed later but I thought that wouldn't stop it starting. Cam and ignition timing are perfect, as are valve clearances, spark was strong but that's weakened over the week so new plugs & coil are coming. The carbies should, and will have an air box but I still expect it to start without one ... albeit out of tune. There's a short video of it cranking and a photo of the carby setup.

    There are many things about this car that aren't helping the situation, namely low compression, no air box, a points and not an electronic distributor and a questionable exhaust manifold but even with a gut full of Start Ya Bastard there's nothing. It's an interesting situation to say the least.DSCN0946.jpg
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    Will it run on aero-start or start-ya-bastard ?

    Sounds like its a problem with not enough fuel, do you know the history of the carbs and if they have been modified ?

    Edit- sorry I see you tried start-ya-bastard, did it make any difference ? And have you tried advancing / retarding the spark a few degrees ?

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    I've tried all of the above Droog. It's a weird situation because the thing that you'd think would make it go (fuel) does the opposite. Even the firing when cranking stops when petrol or even Start Ya Bastard is sprayed in to the carbies. That being the situation I'm wondering if there's no spark above cranking speed so maybe a clutch start is worth a try.

    The carbies came off a running motorcycle but I stripped them anyway although I'm giving them to a bike mechanic mate for his opinion.

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