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Old 06-09-16, 12:19
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Have you seen pictures of Ian Metcalf's Fiat 500 with a 1380 'A' series mini engine. It was originally fitted with a 2 cyl 850 Cossie BDA (cut in half) very nice car.
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Old 06-09-16, 17:11
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The ex-Peter Day Super Saloon...

Yes, I love that car...
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Old 03-10-16, 04:49
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Changes to the oilpan.

First I had to get rid of the oilfilter which is inside of the engine.
I guess it makers sense on a bike, but I don't want to open up the engine every time I have to change the filter.
Also, the filter stuck out farther than the oilpan mounting flange.

Fortunately I had an adapter that had the same thread as the filter.
So I milled a channel between the in and outlet, and then welded the top shut.
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Old 03-10-16, 04:56
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Than meant I had to eliminate the Oilcooler thermostat, so it became a full flow system and I can plumb a remote filter inline with the cooler.

I also made a fiber washer as an extra security so the oilpressure cant push the button past the spring clip.
( I'm sure its OK as it is, but it makes me feel better...)
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Old 03-10-16, 05:02
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Made an adapter for the new pan.
And made a new oil pick up tube.
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Old 03-10-16, 05:05
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Baffles and trapdoors.
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Old 03-10-16, 05:09
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New oilpan.
I made my own flange and welded that to a aftermarket oilpan for a aircooled VW, that I milled down.
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Old 03-10-16, 07:28
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Nice! Especially like the oil pickup pipe trapdoor / baffle arrangement.
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Old 06-10-16, 04:42
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Thanks.
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Old 06-10-16, 04:51
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Quick mockup of the rear suspension.

The DeDion is a Alfa Romeo Alfetta rear axle.

I'll narrow it to get the right track for the 500.
It will get a 4 link.
And I'm thinking about something based on a Mumford link.
I have space to mount the center pivot of a Watts under the gearbox, but that would mean the rollcenter moves up and down with the car when the suspension moves.
From what I've read, a Mumford link can be made so the rollcenter almost doesn't move at all.
I'll have to lay the center links flat to clear the gearbox, but hopefully that wont affect the geometry too much.
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