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    I have the MDL knob on at the moment - I'll weigh...

    I have the MDL knob on at the moment - I'll weigh it for you - but can't tell you what it's like to drive with as the car isn't on the road yet.. that said it feels about the same weight as a...
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    When I bought my first engine (long story) it was...

    When I bought my first engine (long story) it was shown to me running on a test stand - with a length of bungee cord for a water pump belt! (It had been roughly cut to length and then knotted).....
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    That's why it caught my eye too - my diags stuff...

    That's why it caught my eye too - my diags stuff is on an ancient Windows XP laptop that will, sooner or later, cease to function.. :)
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    I nearly said the same thing :lol: BTW if you...

    I nearly said the same thing :lol: BTW if you need any diags on E-series stuff or older (E60/64/46 etc - mid 2000's), I have the laptop based BMW software here (NCSExpert, ICSA etc) - only thing I...
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    E60 cars are 2003-2010, F10 2010-2016, G30...

    E60 cars are 2003-2010, F10 2010-2016, G30 2016-present. Suspect your friends will be a F10/11 car if it's Feb 2016 as G30 cars hit the roads in 2017
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    If you'd like to knock 50% off.. I'll take one...

    If you'd like to knock 50% off.. I'll take one :razz: I thought the header tank still needed turning 180ยบ - unless you bought an actual Cobra header tank (which I can only see available in 'kit...
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    Right, the toys are back in the pram now.. and my...

    Right, the toys are back in the pram now.. and my Dad popped down today to give me a hand with the header tank.



    Regardless of these issues, I'd love to take you up on that offer one weekend...
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    Mine was already cut out, but with a very large...

    Mine was already cut out, but with a very large return instead of the small lip.. so I used an air cut-off wheel followed by a Dremel with a slitting disc to get it close to a line I made with...
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    Having left the door shut on the garage, more or...

    Having left the door shut on the garage, more or less, for a week, I thought I'd carry on 'dressing' the temporary engine so I can figure out throttle cables, heater hoses, that kind of thing.
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    It's alright Nige, I'm working on a six year lead...

    It's alright Nige, I'm working on a six year lead time before I've finished mine :lol:
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    Tell that to the passengers of flight 8684...

    Tell that to the passengers of flight 8684 :mrgreen: I don't think it could come off completely - just flop around alarmingly if the bearings grenade themselves (the aircraft wheel is bolted to the...
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    Assuming the hubs are a pair of tapered roller...

    Assuming the hubs are a pair of tapered roller bearings (facing each other) and this is to set the pre-load on the bearings ... the worst that can happen is the wheel parts company with the car (like...
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    Absolutely love what you've done with this car...

    Absolutely love what you've done with this car Nige, and I am still in awe of your talent and skill :) Which reminds me.. I never did email you about painting mine after we talked - but given I'm not...
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    That's a really nice write-up.. the XJ40 hubs...

    That's a really nice write-up.. the XJ40 hubs seem a lot more simple than the earlier ones! Then again, I just paid Wards to put mine together, so maybe I missed out on all the fun :)
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    So this is how the brackets look, close up:...

    So this is how the brackets look, close up:
    https://i.ibb.co/17jsYGM/image.png

    The bracket is welded to the outlet on the straight section, and then the mount is a sturdy (very!) piece of bent...
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    I'm lucky - mine have 'Dax style' brackets on the...

    I'm lucky - mine have 'Dax style' brackets on the outlet end, so I can basically bolt them on the same way the Dax sidepipes mount albeit with the mounting point in a slightly different place (as I...
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    They made things sturdy back then :) Plus the...

    They made things sturdy back then :) Plus the contacts in a horn push could be huge - a tiddly little push-button though, like some of us fit, will have weedy little contacts. I have a Lucas-alike...
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    P.S. I wish my lathe was big enough to spin up a...

    P.S. I wish my lathe was big enough to spin up a 15" wheel :mrgreen:
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    I considered a set like that before I stumped up...

    I considered a set like that before I stumped up for Vintage wheels.. interesting, though:



    That's the first time I've ever seen an odd-offset set of rears to compensate.. every car I've ever...
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    The switch is another thing to consider - a cheap...

    The switch is another thing to consider - a cheap switch contact will eventually burn out.. the wiring doesn't have to be huge, 3-4mm2 cable will carry 12A quite happily without a large drop, and...
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    I bought these -...

    I bought these - https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/mini-disc-horns-pair - they, too, are ear splittingly loud when you test them in the garage with all the doors shut :lol:
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    Me, overthink things, Jim? Only every decision...

    Me, overthink things, Jim?

    Only every decision I've ever made in my life, ever. :lol:
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    GT40? If I thought I could fit into one, I might...

    GT40? If I thought I could fit into one, I might have chosen one of those instead of a Cobra.. :lol:
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    I'm actually tempted to go with BYN7735-10 -...

    I'm actually tempted to go with BYN7735-10 - internally regulated 75A.. I could always fit a fake Autolite regulator if I really crave originality, but we all know that one look under the bonnet and...
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    Yep - a good point. I'm looking at 2" headers...

    Yep - a good point. I'm looking at 2" headers (which seems like overkill to me, but the ports are huge on the heads & flanges, and even 2" is a stretch into the square ports) and the thingiverse...
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