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    Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Hi guys, so I've finally got started on our startos tarmac rally car preparations, I'll try to keep the videos coming

    https://youtu.be/lIim0vgXGFs

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    'Safety beer' I like your style.

    Great that you are doing these videos, cheers!

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Safety Beer! Excellent, I have safety Roger Perry style red wine... may explain why I am behind schedule Keep up the good work & Cheers!

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    Oh yes, those safety beers are vital

    Next instalment of engine installation, enjoy!

    https://youtu.be/AGsThq-MAeI

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Colin, these videos are excellent and good learning where ever any of us are with our builds. Really looking forward to see how your Hawk gets on, if it is anything like your 105 it will be awesome, the project Binky of the Stratos world!

    Unless I'm missing something I can't think of anyone else doing a youtube build on a Stratos to this level, (or at all) Inspiration indeed!

    Cheers.

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Well done Colin - an interesting video ! Keep up the good work!

    Peter C

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Thanks for the comments guys!, will definitely try and keep up the videos, just uploaded episode 2

    https://youtu.be/N8-jtGLO4Uk

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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Hello Colin,
    Irrespective of the new reg changes just thrown into the mix can I ask why choose side draughts rather than down draughts?
    One of the biggest pains with the stock Alfa motor is getting access to the plugs and coil packs under the rear mounted plenum chamber. Switching to central ITB's eliminates this problem and gives great access to both banks of plugs/coils.
    The forward mounted carbs/bodies would allow great access to the rear bank but severely limit access to the front bank instead.
    Regards
    "You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead"
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    Re: Tarmac Rally Stratos Build begins

    Main Reason for side droughts was the simple fact that I've got some here and got a lot of jets etc (and experience) from the 105, also liked the idea of the longer runners. Agree that access to the plugs would be an issue, however with just a set of throttle bodies, rather than a complete carbie, it may be possible to just remove the airbox to gain plug/coil access. having said that, just pulling the Throttle bodies off would be nothing compared to having to ensure each inlet valve is closed before removing/installing the plug (and then properly indexing it) like we have to do on the 2L!

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