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    As Aaron said, glad you got to the bottom of it....

    As Aaron said, glad you got to the bottom of it.
    So not flatness, but poor geometry.
    Just looking at the pics above....and I know its a total PITA, but if you have a drill press, you could buy a...
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    I tried using some Parker pen ink to check...

    I tried using some Parker pen ink to check flatness and managed to convince myself it wasn't flat. So over to Youtube for tutorials on how to do lapping by hand- it was very easy.
    I think you are...
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    My sympathies with the oil leak - I had a similar...

    My sympathies with the oil leak - I had a similar issue with my Ford FE remote take off plate and the hoses, which on initial drive out sprayed oil onto my nice white headers :( fine on tickover and...
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    yep, what Chris said.

    yep, what Chris said.
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    Sounds like thermostat...maybe I should check my...

    Sounds like thermostat...maybe I should check my ow as well!
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    Maybe my thermostat opens too soon, but its what...

    Maybe my thermostat opens too soon, but its what Mike Huddart fitted.
    Anyway, point I was making is that on a very cold day with cold air blowing over the engine, it takes a long time for these...
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    Nice looking car. Depends on what you mean by...

    Nice looking car.
    Depends on what you mean by cold?
    I went out when it was 3 degrees and it took 15+ miles to get up to temperature.
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    In case you havent seen this as well, this guy...

    In case you havent seen this as well, this guy bought a completed GT40, and then tore it apart. He knows his cars, and has quite a good skills set....
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    After my recent fun and games with grp, my...

    After my recent fun and games with grp, my recommendation would be to not worry about the exit home.
    Nobody can possibly simultaneously compare one side against the other, so if its a cm or so out...
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    There always used to be a copy of the TUV...

    There always used to be a copy of the TUV certification in the build manual.
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    Mr Goff in the Yella One....

    3.57, New Year's Day

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAHBuvgavjM
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    There are only a couple of places where it will...

    There are only a couple of places where it will be an issue. If you are in Bucks, I am guyessing you'll be going to hayes. I think there fine with it there, but others may be able to comment better.
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    I salute you taking the header job on yourself -...

    I salute you taking the header job on yourself - good luck with it!

    Don't want to sound like I'm pissing on your welding torch, but if it does become too much, once they are tack-welded you could...
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    - just make sure you have the right bolt ... 7/16...

    - just make sure you have the right bolt ... 7/16 UNF I think ..... not sure how forcefully this is enforced but best safe than sorry.

    Best of luck with it.
  15. I was merely passing along a compliment!

    I was merely passing along a compliment!
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    Petition re: modified vehicles

    Please sign if you can:
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/600954

    - they'll be coming for us next, I fear.
  17. I see its gone all racy with ladies as well.

    I see its gone all racy with ladies as well.
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    you might be better waiting till May...bad time...

    you might be better waiting till May...bad time of the year to sell.
    Selling prices will hold better when there is higher demand in the summer months.
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    I bought a second hand Veloce - very pleased with...

    I bought a second hand Veloce - very pleased with it so far. Need to hook-up the battery conditioner that it comes with it - job for Christmas hols. They are quite pricey brand new, about £600 I...
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    worked out that it will cost me about £50 in...

    worked out that it will cost me about £50 in electricity for continuous usage for 4months.
    Waiting for some really damp conditions to see if it works as I hope - put up last weekend.
  21. Thread: What u wear?

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    Can't really wear trainers if I know there is...

    Can't really wear trainers if I know there is going to be a lot of gear changes/traffic as the pedal starts to bear through the sole which gets uncomfortable. So any shoes with a proper sole, or in...
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    If that proves unsatisfactory, you can order...

    If that proves unsatisfactory, you can order aluminium coolant pipe from Merlin Motorsport and they will bend to any angle you specify using your specified length, and put beads on the tube.
    Used...
  23. Thread: Bench drill

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    I bought a cheap Clarke one 3-4 years ago (~£120...

    I bought a cheap Clarke one 3-4 years ago (~£120 IIRC)
    Its been great.
    It isn't perfect, and not really suitable for precision (sub-0.4-5mm), but its served me very well for lots of drilling (and...
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    My car is now inside one of these for the winter:...

    My car is now inside one of these for the winter:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVGAUPnKlG8

    It'll be taken down at Easter.

    Pricey new, but they do come up from time to time on ebay....
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    This is what I did, passed SVA OK. ...

    This is what I did, passed SVA OK.

    http://www.cobraclub.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/5336/title/paint2/cat/500

    I think I put a spreader plate on the outboard side, although a fat penny...
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