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    Been looking through old threads this evening and...

    Been looking through old threads this evening and it is really odd that people mention 10" and 9" springs on the same 13" shocks on the SRV8. So perhaps both lengths are ok if the spring rate is high...
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    Been doing some measuring today and using some of...

    Been doing some measuring today and using some of the calculators like Ridetech.
    The interesting thing is the extended length for the spring with minimal preload is 9" so there is 1" of preload...
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    Hi Russ, Thanks for your thoughts and it kind of...

    Hi Russ, Thanks for your thoughts and it kind of makes sense in terms of sag vs spring compression. I guess I can use the ratio as a basic guide, as the one thing your idea misses is leverage. e.g....
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    Yes you are correct about the rear end on the SR...

    Yes you are correct about the rear end on the SR and yes Clarkson put shorter rear shocks on the bring it down. My focus is on the front currently as it is clearly under sprung. They are the correct...
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    My car passed its IVA last year with a very...

    My car passed its IVA last year with a very similar set up to yours and hundreds of other Cobras in terms of two shoulder harnesses mounted at a single point on top of the body. I am more surprised...
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    Wow 250lbs sounds way different to mine. Im...

    Wow 250lbs sounds way different to mine. Im pretty sure the standard SRV8 springs were something like 350lbs on the front with a small block and 225lbs on the rear which are doubled up, so 550lbs on...
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    shock spring rates

    I am finding the 450lbs shock springs at the front of my SRV8 are a little weak for my rather heavy big block but not sure how much to go up.
    It currently sits just about ok with a lot of preload...
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    Also just noticed your side repeaters in earlier...

    Also just noticed your side repeaters in earlier pictures. You might want to check they meet the visibility rules for IVA. I seem to remember they needed to protrude
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    I had a similar problem for IVA. I ducted back to...

    I had a similar problem for IVA. I ducted back to the cockpit for the intake. just an idea if for you possible!
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    Thanks again guys. There are plenty of videos...

    Thanks again guys. There are plenty of videos showing how to set it up during build but nothing on checking when assembled...probably because it is really hard to get access !!!
    My main frustration...
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    Hi Jim, That is way too clever for my car ! mine...

    Hi Jim,
    That is way too clever for my car ! mine is all real old school and a McLeod racing hydraulic thrust, so no clever stuff, but a good pointer for others and I had never heard of that!
    Spent...
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    Thanks, some really usefully thoughts here which...

    Thanks, some really usefully thoughts here which are as always much appreciated !
    The piston is definitely being pushed all the way back to the housing as I can see that movement quite clearly, if...
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    spent some time today with my USB endoscope...

    spent some time today with my USB endoscope trying to establish if I have any gap. It looks like my pressure plate is a 3 lever style and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get the camera into a...
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    Pretty much as I suspected. I have a USB...

    Pretty much as I suspected. I have a USB endoscope so will have a go at looking inside first which was my plan. Thanks for the 3-5mm guide measurement. Taking the gearbox off is a bit of a pain but...
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    McLeod Hydraulic clutch adjustment

    Merry Christmas all !
    I have been driving the Cobra a little harder now I am building confidence that it isnt about to fall apart or blow up on me, but in doing so I am pretty sure I am getting some...
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    1000 miles done !

    Made it to 1,000 miles today! Nearly thought I wasn't going to make it earlier in the week then one of my rockers came lose and the engine sounded like it was self destructing! but thankfully an easy...
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    My one is like this. I have very little room...

    My one is like this. I have very little room between the engine and the chassis where the oil filter would go and this was perfect:...
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    Hi Kevin, As you know I have a take off plate...

    Hi Kevin,
    As you know I have a take off plate disaster on my cobra where it actually fell off !!! I now have a Mocal unit which fitted perfectly and gave no leak at all. However I must confess I...
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    Ignore me I have found the detail on the Europa...

    Ignore me I have found the detail on the Europa web site !!!
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    Europa Cobra gear stick boot diameter

    Looking to replace my temporary gear stick gaiter/boot with a more period looking item. Europa have one saying it is 139mm Outside Diameter. My gear shift (4 speed top loader) has quite a long throw...
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    Thanks for the responses, I will try SandJ and...

    Thanks for the responses, I will try SandJ and have emailed a couple of local companies just in case.
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    2 1/2" diameter Escutcheon plates

    Next thing on my list. My SRV8 has a particularly large 2 1/2" diameter roll hoop. Im wondering if anyone has any ideas for getting ali or stainless escutcheon plates ? Or anything else which might...
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    good point, Im sure they will do that if I ask.

    good point, Im sure they will do that if I ask.
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    Thanks for the link, I have ended up taking some...

    Thanks for the link, I have ended up taking some of that and searching images on the internet. Having looked the only thing to consider would be a soft top for the rear stud locations but as I am not...
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    Thanks Kevin, I guess I am looking for what is...

    Thanks Kevin, I guess I am looking for what is 'right' in terms of shape and clip locations. Im sure I saw a drawing in the past but cant find anything on line.
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