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    ...raising the gearbox simply allows you to get...

    ...raising the gearbox simply allows you to get an idea of how much movement is needed to gain clearence from the bonnet as skin thickness can be difficult to deduce, thats all.

    Ofcourse an ali...
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    Suggest you unbolt gearbox cross member and jack...

    Suggest you unbolt gearbox cross member and jack up gearbox using trolley jack to tilt the engine. That will help a bit.

    Take a look at your headertank - there is quite a lot that can be chopped...
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    better than copper? some interesting chat here:...

    better than copper?
    some interesting chat here:
    https://www.researchgate.net/post/For_better_heat_transfer_which_material_should_prefer_first_aluminium_or_copper
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    OK case proven m'Lords, end of.

    OK case proven m'Lords, end of.
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    - but there is a nut holding it onto the drive...

    - but there is a nut holding it onto the drive shadft?
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    just idly wondering about the consequences of...

    just idly wondering about the consequences of just torquing up the nuts and hope for the best..?
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    ...FFS, what a total pain. Thanks for letting me...

    ...FFS, what a total pain.
    Thanks for letting me know.
    Just seen this, in case you haven't.......
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    Stoneleigh: date change

    Looks like Stoneleigh is now being held on Sat and Sunday, rather than Sunday and Monday.
    https://www.nationalkitcarshow.co.uk/
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    Sorry, will clear some space.

    Sorry, will clear some space.
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    - forgot to add, mine has a big kenlowe sucker on...

    - forgot to add, mine has a big kenlowe sucker on the back.
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    I think my rad is basically a modified SD1, but...

    I think my rad is basically a modified SD1, but with an extra core.
    Seems to be fine for 7 litres.
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    FREE: IVA warning lamps

    as per pic, surplus to requirements after Christmas garage clear out.

    Free if you are want them, just let me know.38233
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    On my old Sumo I seem to remember unbolting that...

    On my old Sumo I seem to remember unbolting that 'Y-yoke' (don't know the correct name) in the pic and flipping it over.
    It seemed to help with shifting - might be useful.
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    exactly - remove all spark plugs as it will make...

    exactly - remove all spark plugs as it will make turning over the engine much easier as there will be no compression in the cylinders to fight against (and unplug HT lead from coil). On my old car,...
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    - my method above doesn't require re-timing, so...

    - my method above doesn't require re-timing, so long as you put everything back as you found it!

    Kev - just get someone on here to pop round and have a look. I'm sure a beer or tea'n'cake will...
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    You need to re-prime the oil pump with vaseline...

    You need to re-prime the oil pump with vaseline and a priming tool down the dizzy hole.
    Full details are in the Haynes manual, or see my previous response to this one on a related post a couple of...
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    On a related note, I plan to fit a set of simon...

    On a related note, I plan to fit a set of simon rear hubs. Can I just pull off the XJ hubs with a puller in-situ, fit new bearing to the Simon hub, re-fit to XJ drive shaft and torque up nut?...
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    using a separate Autolite regulator, like post...

    using a separate Autolite regulator, like post 429, here:

    http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/scratch-builders-forum/136925-alloy-hi-tech-build-22.html

    ...is (cough) ...more period correct that my...
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    Will just dig them out the spares box and pm you.

    Will just dig them out the spares box and pm you.
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    I'd be included to wait.... and do remember to...

    I'd be included to wait.... and do remember to take it with you to the IVA test!

    Homer alert: make sure you can also remember where the engine numbers are stamped on the actual engine to prove the...
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    This one might do the trick: ...

    This one might do the trick:
    ...
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    You need to get an alternator with the lower...

    You need to get an alternator with the lower mount and pulley mount directly above one another. There is neat one I bought from Poweramp I(I think) with 55A output.

    Pic shows my set-up prior to...
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    ...sorry, I don't believe that! there are very...

    ...sorry, I don't believe that! there are very substantial forces involved in flexing a chassis! I don't beleive a few tubes of Wurth will have any effect whatsoever.
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    Alternator mounting

    Looks about the same as mine - its a tight fit!
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    My Sumo used M8 bolts - 3 on the front lip, 3...

    My Sumo used M8 bolts - 3 on the front lip, 3 down each side sill, some big self tappers in the boot and a line of pop rivets behind the cockpit.
    Never heard if a Sumo body coming loose, but it is a...
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