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    American car show this weekend

    Anyone taking their cobras to the American Auto club car show this coming weekend. Public can exhibit their cars this Sunday, 7th July ,as long as they are Yank or have a yank engine . Venue is...
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    It was fitted by the original engine builder, but...

    It was fitted by the original engine builder, but the one i have on now is from Real Steel,and has the proper full lip on the end of the outlet pipe ,whereas the old one didnt !
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    Doe anyone know why the inside of my old...

    Doe anyone know why the inside of my old thermostat housing would be so badly corroded. As far a i know ,its always had the correct Blue antifreeze in, as recommended by the someone who runs the...
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    When I took the leaking silicone hose off the...

    When I took the leaking silicone hose off the thermostat housing, I noticed the housing outlet was deformed, almost oval (see photo), so it was no wonder the damn thing was leaking. So I have...
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    When i had the radiator repaired ,and refitted...

    When i had the radiator repaired ,and refitted the hoses , i used silicone sealant and good quality jubilee clips , which had rounded edges,so as to not cut into the silicon when tightened , but i...
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    The hose that runs between the thermostat...

    The hose that runs between the thermostat housing on the head ,and the SS pipe coming off the expansion tank . Silicone sealant has been used by original builder,which is why i want to try something...
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    Silicone hose sealing

    Another one of my silicone hoses which had been sealed with silicone sealant has sprung another leak. I notice that is says on the tube that silicone sealant is not to be used on metal, so I was...
  8. I have now replaced my knackered leads with 10mm...

    I have now replaced my knackered leads with 10mm "Formula Power" high performance leads,and protected them with DEI high temp protective sleeving , and re-routed them down and under the manifold...
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    I have not had much time to work on the cobra...

    I have not had much time to work on the cobra since my last post, due to all my spare time being used up sorting out on-going issues in the care home my mum is now in and clearing her house of...
  10. I also have exactly the same setup as you Pete,...

    I also have exactly the same setup as you Pete, where my leads run horizontally over the manifold and have all slowly been fried, and two of which were so brittle ,they had actually cracked clean...
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    Cheers Paul

    Cheers Paul
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    SBC rocker cover bolts

    Hi All, what size bolts /thread size , are used to hold the rocker cover down on a SBC engine . My engine was built by Mike Huddart, and currently had threaded studs one side and allen key fixings...
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    Hi Dek, did the loctite stop the oil coming up...

    Hi Dek, did the loctite stop the oil coming up the threads and have you got away with doing one bolt at a time .
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    The first web site i found yesterday explaining...

    The first web site i found yesterday explaining how to test the coil on a MSD HEI street fire dizzy coil ,had diagrams and advised to check the primary by putting test probes across the...
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    Thanks Paul, i will give them a call. Sound s...

    Thanks Paul, i will give them a call. Sound s like i can replace just the coil,hopefully they are not too expensive.

    Do you know how my engine is even running ,with the secondary reading open...
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    Thanks Dek ,Paul ,and yes agreed , a vacuum...

    Thanks Dek ,Paul ,and yes agreed , a vacuum gauge would come in very useful . Alan also advocates me fitting one, so i will definitely stick that on my "to do list". Not sure whether to mount it...
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    I marked the position of dizzy to inlet manifold...

    I marked the position of dizzy to inlet manifold , with a couple of small indentations on the dizzy and on the inlet manifold ,using a centre punch.Then tried rotating the dizzy and it was rock...
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    My AK sailed through its MOT this morning and now...

    My AK sailed through its MOT this morning and now has fresh oil and filter and as all the grease points are at the back end of the car and my ramps are not wide enough for the rear tyres, I got the...
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    I don’t think my engine “run on” is being...

    I don’t think my engine “run on” is being caused by too high a tick over setting, as my engine ticks over at roughly 600 rpm, albeit a bit lumpy, but I was told by a vehicle tech once that all...
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    Stroked SBC timing advice.

    Hi All, my Huddart built sbc seems to be lacking a bit of power and around one in ten times ,when the engine is hot ,it tries to run on for about 2 seconds after I have switched off. Also now and...
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    Thanks for the heads up Myles.

    Thanks for the heads up Myles.
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    Alan has got me thinking about trying "Dowty...

    Alan has got me thinking about trying "Dowty washers" " first , as it would be simpler and if that dont work , i will use 577 too.
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    Hi Alan, if you mean those metal washers with...

    Hi Alan, if you mean those metal washers with rubber inserts, I did think about using dowty washers, but wasn’t sure if they would crush and deform ,and let the oil seep past, whereas Loctite all...
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    Sorry Dek, only just seen your reply. Last year...

    Sorry Dek, only just seen your reply. Last year when I first wanted to do this, I asked the Loctite technical department for advice on what to use in this situation and as previously advised by Lee,...
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    Agreed it would be time consuming replacing the...

    Agreed it would be time consuming replacing the gasket, or in my case scraping of all the gasket sealer. My inlet manifold gasket isn’t causing any problems, i am just getting small amounts of oil...
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