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 Post subject: Re: Duratec Header Temps
PostPosted: February 12, 2013, 1:43 pm 
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Love tinkering with the SU's takes a while to learn, they are really fantastic pieces of machinery.

I especially liked the fact that I could "tune" a portion of the range simply by taking a nail file to the needle. I spent more time looking at spark plugs on my A-H Sprite than Id care to admit.

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PostPosted: February 12, 2013, 4:15 pm 
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hey TB, there are no short cuts to performance.

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john hennessy wrote:
hey TB, there are no short cuts to performance.


true. I spent a lot of hours and too many dollars to get a 1275 A series from 58 to 80hp

It's funny, I'd rather drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow.

Sorry for the sorta threadjack a.moore. Hopefully you picked up some good go faster tips from John's post. There are a couple of valuable nuggets in there.

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PostPosted: June 4, 2019, 5:46 pm 
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I have about 2000 mi on my 2.3 Duratec. I’ve noticed that the #2 and 3 primaries run about 100 degrees cooler than 1 and 4. My exhaust system is a 4/2/1. The secondary for ⅔ has nearly no blueing but the ¼ pipe is definitely blue. The engine idles and runs very smoothly. The ITV butterfly’s are well balances. The injectors were cleaned and balanced prior to installation. I am running Crower Stage 1 cams. Unbeknownst to me at the time I ordered them, they were ground with 4 degrees of advance to accommodate emissions compliance. I took this out with adjustable sprockets. I’m wondering if there were any other emissions compliance in the grind.

Anybody else experience this?


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PostPosted: June 4, 2019, 5:56 pm 
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Spoke with Crower tech support. They don’t change anything for the inboard cylinders. I wonder about the porting.


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How do the primary lengths compare across cylinders?


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Sorry for the sorta threadjack a.moore.


Apparently I forgot about this thread. I guess the Sprite purchase 9 months later distracted me. ;)

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Equal length. No help there. A friend, a retired automotive engineer, suggested that the coolant flow at the center of the head in-between the center exhaust ports might be different that that adjacent to the outboard ports and contributing to the observed difference. He thinks it is of no consequence.


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PostPosted: June 7, 2019, 8:41 am 
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I would read the spark plugs. If I see no discernable differences, I would ignore the header blueing and move on to the next issue.

Just for fun, you might swap the 2-3 and 1-4 injectors just for confirmation that they still are performing equally. But I really don't think that it will show anything different.

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I did both with no change. Moving on to replace the clutch that blew at the track last weekend.


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perhaps valve lash is to blame or can be used to correct. as in more lash equals less cylinder charge.

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More air flow around the two out side header pipes. You can is that condition on some I-4 M/Cs with a touring fender and large mud flap even with double wall headers. Davew


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