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Dr H last won the day on September 17

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  1. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    It is indeed three years to the day that I made my first post......and suggested it might take a couple of years . I was supposed to have a 12 month wait for the kit but I got it 6 months early as a few others in the queue Most of the challenges have been a result of me wanting to do things differently than the standard kit I guess, and delays in getting things done by others. But such is life. Still a long way to go yet though. One the body is on there will be paint, lights, door handles etc. Then trimming the interior, fitting glass and seals and the like. So don;t expect anything finished soon!
  2. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Yep I'e never seen it before either. The wiring loom I've had made has an extra (spare) lambda connector in it. So at a later date I can change the setup to a lambda for each bank of cylinders and get better control if needed.
  3. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Yep the 'cross piece' has he lambda in it. Both manifolds feed into that point and it's a pre-cat sensor. The engine is 1998 and so only Euro 2. Known as a CF2 Alfa V6. The following year they became CF3s and had cats on the manifolds and 2 lambdas, and a but less power because of it. I'm using a Bosch 4.9 lsu wideband sensor which is the type OEMs use on modern cars. The ECU has a build in wideband controlled. It's quite a way in front of the cats (which are in the silencers) but seem to work OK as cars get through IVA, which is basically an MOT emissions test.
  4. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Cat?- what the furry thing we got a few weeks ago that keeps killing the local wildlife and bringing it into the house? If you mean catalytic converter, there are 2 on the car - one inside each silencer. Nice neat solution.
  5. Sad news - Howard Hartley

    RIP Howard. Sad news, he was a nice chap. His company did all the wiring in my garage build/conversion. Thoughts with family and friends.
  6. Dreaded emissions (mot fail :( )

    That would have been so useful when I had the 340R, MOT time was always a PITA and was a gamble whether it would pass emissions or not.
  7. Dreaded emissions (mot fail :( )

    I've seen genuine readings like that. I had one on a car once. Gav doesn't do MOTs he sends them down the road.
  8. Dreaded emissions (mot fail :( )

    Has he? When did he get that? Mind you, been a while since I popped in to see him tbh.
  9. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    So after the cambelt tensioning hiccup, all back together and all seems good. It will now start (albeit pretty ropey as we only got chance to set it up to fire up before we got the noise that made us stop). No noises, not even tappets. All the dash gauges work, the oil pressure and ECU lights I added both function. Even my push button start system works as it should. Not run it for long at all but no signs of any coolant or oil leaks. After firing up I see about 6.5 bar oil pressure within about 5 secs. I need to make some custom brackets for the wiring loom, drawings now done and off to the laser cutter tomorrow. Wiring chap will be back soon to finish things off as there are a few small mods needed. Once the loom is finished and the ITBs balanced etc. then the loom brackets and clips can all be fitted to tidy things up and the air filter can go on and that's that on the engine front for the time being! Pending no leaks or issues once we've got it up to temp for the first time. Going in the right direction!
  10. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Timbo - thanks for the suggestion of the tensioner. A discussion with the engine builder and some you tubing reinforced this. Steve - certainly are some very helpful people around. Restores your faith in society, when the news is full of stories showing how horrible people can be!
  11. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    No more noise! It was the cambelt tension. It's wasn't tight enough. Very specific way of tensioning the belt which needs cam locks fitting, cam pulleys loosening and a dial gauge and extender to stick it down a spark plug hole. The very kind fellow LB builder who traveled to LB from Cardiff today called in on his way back. He's an Alfa engine specialist and rebuilds them. Brought all his tools with him and redid the belt whilst showing me exactly how to do it, for future reference. So now that's sorted we can get the wiring finished and it can go off to have a body fitted
  12. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    It was a bit deflating Drage, I'll be honest. But sure we can get it sorted. Another excuse to buy more tools and learn new skills
  13. Lancaster photoshoot

    Very cool Was in the garage this eve (about 6:30), heard a familiar noise up in the sky. Went outside and there was a Hurricane flying right overhead. Just trundling along nice and leisurely.
  14. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Russell - Flywheel is at the other end from noise and pulley nut is as tight as fook! Timbo - it's looking like the tension on the cambelt. A fellow LB builder who specialises in Busso engines is going from Cardiff to Lister Bell and back on Saturday to collect 2 cars. He's offered to bring all his kit and call in on the way back as it's not that far out of his way. So on Saturday he'll look over it and we'll see what he reckons.
  15. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    The later 24v engines (like mine) have the mechanical tensioner. This sounds very similar but seems to be from the top end not the bottom.

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