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#11
Mechanicals / Re: K-jet troubles - totally s...
Last post by UTn_boy - 13 August 2022, 09:22 PM
Quote from: raueda1 on 13 August 2022, 10:47 AM
Quote from: UTn_boy on 12 August 2022, 09:42 PM
Quote from: raueda1 on 11 August 2022, 08:40 PM
Quote from: rumb on 31 July 2022, 01:40 PMPerhaps start considering sending the WUR and FD to CIS Flowtech for testing and calibration?
i called them today in my darkest hour.  They're 9-12 weeks out!  wtf?

They're that good.  It's worth the wait.   No one else in the U.S. can come close to how good they are at what they do. 
good perhaps but not perfect.  I got a rebuilt WuR back from them about 3 years ago.  It was all fine EXCEPT for fuel enrichment, which was about a 1.2 bar drop rather than 0.5 orso (coincidentally one of my recent problems).  Basically it didn't work.  By coincidence I had another working WUR.

We shouldn't let one mistake condemn them.  No company is perfect. 
#12
Test Drive / Re: How many 6.9's do you thin...
Last post by rumb - 13 August 2022, 06:06 PM
I was searching for 6.9 for sale and found a few asking as high as $117k in europe.

Somwone thinks they are valuable.

Within about 10 years all the parts ones will filter out and only the small number will remain most in fine form. Parts will become sparce to restore then condition and remaining rarity kick in.
#13
Mechanicals / Re: K-jet troubles - totally s...
Last post by SteveDuNord - 13 August 2022, 02:54 PM
Quote from: revilla on 12 August 2022, 12:01 AMI know it's too late, sorry been disconnected for some time, but that's why I apply a small deviation to the std written procedure when measuring system delivery volume: I mesure it 2 times; at the FD outlet first and after at the inlet and compare both to rule out FD internal blockage. The CIS KJet guide is great but in my experience it requires interpretation/understanding in so many different chapters, this one being an example. The good thing here is that the experience described will serve to other forum members in the future, and that's the spirit.

Would the fuel inlet volume be higher than the outlet figure?
#14
Test Drive / Re: How many 6.9's do you thin...
Last post by daantjie - 13 August 2022, 01:29 PM
In the same vein, do we think 6.9's will ever become highly collectible?  I have expressed reservations about this in the past and still have my doubts.
6.3 values are languishing in part due to Boomers dying off and part cost and scarcity.
GenX seems to want 80's and 90's cars so I think cars from mid to late the 70's are kind of stuck.
#15
Mechanicals / Re: K-jet troubles - totally s...
Last post by raueda1 - 13 August 2022, 10:47 AM
Quote from: UTn_boy on 12 August 2022, 09:42 PM
Quote from: raueda1 on 11 August 2022, 08:40 PM
Quote from: rumb on 31 July 2022, 01:40 PMPerhaps start considering sending the WUR and FD to CIS Flowtech for testing and calibration?
i called them today in my darkest hour.  They're 9-12 weeks out!  wtf?

They're that good.  It's worth the wait.   No one else in the U.S. can come close to how good they are at what they do. 
good perhaps but not perfect.  I got a rebuilt WuR back from them about 3 years ago.  It was all fine EXCEPT for fuel enrichment, which was about a 1.2 bar drop rather than 0.5 orso (coincidentally one of my recent problems).  Basically it didn't work.  By coincidence I had another working WUR.
#16
Test Drive / Re: How many 6.9's do you thin...
Last post by s class - 13 August 2022, 10:33 AM
The situation is further complicated by the fact that a lot of private imports took place between countries,so for example ita not uncommon to find euro spec 6.9s in the US and Australia.

To my knowledge there are approximately 11 6.9s on South Africa.  All are private imports, and 7 - 8 are operational.  I'll start a separate thread on the subject of 6.9s in south africa
#17
Test Drive / Re: How many 6.9's do you thin...
Last post by Neil4speed - 13 August 2022, 09:29 AM
Thanks for the comments all, this is like a puzzle, without an accurate answer likely :)

So using the indicator of 24 registered currently in the UK, and 47 being out of commission (held in someone's garage/barn etc. but not registered). in 1995 there was about 97 licensed, assuming a small decline rate from the years of 1975-1995, I wonder if we could triangulate the 'operational form' gross approximation if we knew how many were made for the UK market

I know that 1,816 were made for the us Market, and I believe Nathan (W116) member said ~200 were made for the Australian market.

#18
Shop / Re: Does anyone know this 450s...
Last post by ptashek - 13 August 2022, 04:36 AM
I can't recall seeing this particular car. But from the pics it's quite obvious it there's corrosion around the sills, trunk floors, and the bumpers look rusted too.

Rust issues are a given on unrestored UK cars, it's just a question of how bad.

I'd not bid on it without a thorough inspection.
#19
Mechanicals / Re: K-jet troubles - totally s...
Last post by UTn_boy - 12 August 2022, 09:42 PM
Quote from: raueda1 on 11 August 2022, 08:40 PM
Quote from: rumb on 31 July 2022, 01:40 PMPerhaps start considering sending the WUR and FD to CIS Flowtech for testing and calibration?
i called them today in my darkest hour.  They're 9-12 weeks out!  wtf?

They're that good.  It's worth the wait.   No one else in the U.S. can come close to how good they are at what they do. 
#20
Test Drive / Re: How many 6.9's do you thin...
Last post by johnnyw116 - 12 August 2022, 02:03 PM
There are overhere in Holland about 70 6.9´s registered but that does not say anything about the condition they are in , but rarely you see a 6.9 on the road overhere , and i think i saw in the last 30 years not more than 5 on the road and the last time i saw one was also a few years ago