I did not have as much time to shoot pictures during this show since I had to catch up with a few friends I rarely see especially Ding who was visiting from NYC.
DIY + Vintage
Retro 70s-80s disco played through a horn system equipped with Altec drivers powered by an 8 watt per channel SE 300B amp with Tango XE60 OPTs + a powered subwoofer with a pair of 18" JBL drivers.
Technics RTR loaded with tapes mixed by Studio 54 DJs + an Ipod for New Wave and Revox A77 for Jazz/Classical.
Philippine President Noynoy Aquino spent 2 hours at the show and was gracious to have his photo taken when he visited our room, thank you Mr. President! More pictures at the November HiFi Show official site.
Top overhaul was my highest priority until the clutch slave blew which led to a total clutch rebuild.
Spark plugs from cylinders 2 and 3 were comparatively sooty despite my efforts to optimize carburetor mixture and the engine was running a bit too hot for comfort. Let's be an optimist and list possible causes:
1. Head gasket no longer sealing properly between cylinders
2. Manifold gasket leak
Unfortunately this head has not been modified for unleaded fuel use and could not find a source for hardened exhaust valve seats locally ;( Since I did not want to risk parts getting lost, everything was reassembled. Hardened valve seats = back job to be pursued ASAP!
Thermostat blanking sleeve
It is so typical in the tropics for uninformed mechanics to take off the thermostat as a cure all for overheating problems. So I did some research and found this information at Mini Spares: Removal of the thermostat helps reduce engine temperature, however a thermostat blanking sleeve should…