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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:57 pm 
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very sweet, am liking the arb any more pics an info of it ???

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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:26 pm 
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very sweet, am liking the arb any more pics an info of it ???
Its a standard antiroll bar off a late Sprint. I just twisted the end fittings upside down and mounted them in the holes already present in the front tie bars (don't forget the spacers!) The clamps and bushes are also from the Sprint, just mounted in a different place. I'll try and find some pics of the outer ends.

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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:31 pm 
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I have embedded the images for you Steve.
Thanks Alan, I may know more than enough about Triumphs but dealing with recalcitrant computers causes me tear out my remaining hair!

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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:39 pm 
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This is how the ends fit (if the photo works)

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Edit, No, still not got it right! Click the link to see it!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Steve,
if you highlight the photo's link then press "Img" from the tools that should embed the photo.





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 Post subject: Re: Hello.......
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Steve,
if you highlight the photo's link then press "Img" from the tools that should embed the photo.
Ian.
Yes mate, thats how it used to work before photobucket went crazy! Now when I open up a picture, I get a tool panel labelled "Image links" containing 6 choices called 1) Email & IM, 2) Direct link, 3) HTML code, 4) HTML thumb code, 5) IMG code and 6) IMG thumb code.
So far I have tried options 1 and 5 and I think I'll try 2 next! Any advice welcome!

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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:33 am 
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ta bud, whats the thickness of a sprint arb if u no , thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Playing with Photobucket an lovin this recent pic of the Carledo!

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IF it works! If not i'm deffo going to a different image hosting site!

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:53 pm 
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This one looks cool! Hoping to squeeze 16" Hairpin alloys on mine - yikes!

The two-tone grills are a nice touch.


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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:33 pm 
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This one looks cool! Hoping to squeeze 16" Hairpin alloys on mine - yikes!

The two-tone grills are a nice touch.
Thanks! glad you like it!

16s may be a bit of a tight sqeeze and you will need tyres as thick as a coat of paint but stick to 6" rims, get the offset exactly right and who knows you may be lucky!
I thought long and hard about the grilles and this seemed like a nice compromise, subtle but effective!

On another subject, I spent an hour on the phone to Spencer Ashley (Ashley Exhaust fame) in Walsall today and am going over to see him next Wednesday about a 4 branch manifold for the beast! He already makes one for the Manta RWD app with this engine so its largely down to modifying the exit pipe to fit the Toledo and tally up with my new Sprint sports system. I'm hoping this will liberate a few more horses at the top end of the power band compared with the home made and rather restrictive system currently fitted.

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:52 pm 
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I was pondering 165/40 (whisper it!) Nankangs from Black Circles. They may permit the squeeze!


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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Yeah that should do it and a 165 stretched over a 6" rim should give the taper so desired by the drift fraternity. I imagine suspension travel will not be an issue anyway since there probably won't be any!

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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:42 am 
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Couldn't resist posting this lovely action shot someone got of the Carledo at the Retro Rides Gathering at Prescott hill climb, coming out of the Esses at full chat, you can see me leaning way over to counter the G, but the car looks very composed - well pleased!

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:07 pm 
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so stealing your grille idea :twisted:

looking very sweet,
cant wait to get mine done and chase some moderns around a few tracks :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Carledo's Way
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:45 pm 
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so stealing your grille idea :twisted:

looking very sweet,
cant wait to get mine done and chase some moderns around a few tracks :lol:
Help yourself mate!
Taking out the local boy racers in their hotted up Corsas and Saxos gets old rather quickly, its no fun if its too easy! When I took it to Prodrive, only 4 cars got past me all day and all 4 had at least double my horsepower!
I subscribe to the drag racers motto, GO HARD or GO HOME!!!!
Mind you, ALL the Dolly drivers at Prodrive seemed to have the same approach, I think it goes with the territory!

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
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'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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