Where does the port go in to? Inside the intake valve chamber, straight
into the combustion chamber like a spark plug hole? Just curious.
----- Original Message -----
From: Edward Hamilton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <JOrwin308@aol.com>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 1999 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: Amateur Confusion
> The air rail bolts to the head. Four places along the top surface, along
> side the valve cover. Many people, when removing the emission stuff,
> off the holes with a short bolt.
> Ed Hamilton
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <JOrwin308@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, September 27, 1999 10:38 AM
> Subject: Amateur Confusion
> > HELP! I am trying to get my '78 Spitfire back to a somewhat legal
> > far as emissions. The PO replaced the manifold with a homemade header,
> > is no air rail, and the air pump seems to have about 1 inch of play in
> > shaft. Also, the pipe from the air pump has been hacked off after it
> > around the back of the engine.
> > So, I am trying to figure out where the air rail is supposed to tap
> > The head on the engine does NOT have passages for the air rail to bolt
> > Is it supposed to bolt into the head, or the exhaust manifold? It is a
> > Federal model if that makes a difference. Someone please tell me I
> > need to replace the head as well!
> > I have the Bentley manual for '75-'80 Spitfires, are there other books I
> > should consider buying? TIA for your input.
> > Peace,
> > John