[Spridgets] Spridgets Digest, Vol 49, Issue 31

Lee Fox lee.fox at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 7 09:42:58 MDT 2011


These are not hard to de-smog. Just removing the belt from the air pump 
will work if you live someplace that requires all the pollution controls 
to be in place.

I also have a '79 that I will be driving to Midget 50. I long ago 
removed the pump, EGR, piping, etc. and hollowed out the cat. Cleans up 
the engine bay nicely. The vacuum hose routing is for retard at idle 
only and can be safely discarded. Set timing at 10-12 BTDC instead of 
the marked 4 ATDC.

This engine gets a bad rep because it can drop thrust washers into the 
pan and ruin the crank if not caught right away. Easy to check and fix 
with engine in car. Unlike the A-series, this engine has a long stroke 
and does not rev high, but has tons of torque, which makes it a great 


On 6/7/2011 9:56 AM, spridgets-request at autox.team.net wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 9:05 PM, Rick Fisk<refisk at chartermi.net>  wrote:
>> >  Well the lump is a Triumph engine, but unfortunately not de-smogged.  Has
>> >  air
>> >  injection, catalytic converter, all kinds of valves, and about 47 miles of
>> >  vacuum lines.  Poop.:-(
>> >
>> >  Rick
>> >
>> >  Sent from my iPad

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