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Old 7th October 2016, 15:44   #106
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Ilangop - the engine is aligned to the longitudinal axis, but I will recheck the same. There is enough space for the radiator - we had managed to mount it without issues. I did want to fit an AC, but given the delays so far, have de-prioritized it for now. Will take your suggestion to change the fan

The carb is Mikuni - is Hitachi better ? If yes, would it be available ? Hadnt checked on the tie-rod - will do that as well and post back

On your point with respect to stocking the parts - a very valuable learning. Though have not started thinking on my next project, it is something that I will definitely incorporate
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Ilangop - the engine is aligned to the longitudinal axis, but I will recheck the same. There is enough space for the radiator - we had managed to mount it without issues. I did want to fit an AC, but given the delays so far, have de-prioritized it for now. Will take your suggestion to change the fan

The carb is Mikuni - is Hitachi better ? If yes, would it be available ? Hadnt checked on the tie-rod - will do that as well and post back

On your point with respect to stocking the parts - a very valuable learning. Though have not started thinking on my next project, it is something that I will definitely incorporate
IIRC, Behram Sir had mentioned that its not a good idea to put an AC in these cars as the engine has only 3 main bearings and it will cause overloading and premature wear.
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Autocrat - is that the case for an 118NE engine as well (I have replaced the original engine and gearbox with that of 118NE) ?
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Autocrat - is that the case for an 118NE engine as well (I have replaced the original engine and gearbox with that of 118NE) ?
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IIRC, Behram Sir had mentioned that its not a good idea to put an AC in these cars as the engine has only 3 main bearings and it will cause overloading and premature wear.
Gautham, 118 (N)issan (E)ngine is a 5 bearing engine. So loading it with an AC compressor is not a problem. Vgopk has to just take care of the space available between fan and the front grill and optimally adapt a condenser and a slim radiator.
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