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    I spent quite a bit of time (and money) to fit an...

    I spent quite a bit of time (and money) to fit an EFI to my 515ci crate motor. The plan was to fit twin turbos which is why I went the EFI route replacing the four barrel Holley. Although my EFI had...
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    It could be that your fittings on the sandwich...

    It could be that your fittings on the sandwich plate and oil cooler are 1/2 inch rather than 3/4 inch which could restrict flow and increase pressure. A lot of aftermarket cooler kits come with 1/2...
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    I had glass ones but eventually managed to smash...

    I had glass ones but eventually managed to smash them both when closing the doors with the windows fitted !

    I like your wing mirror utilising the wind wing fittings. I tried to come up with my own...
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    I am not sure how 'original' my hard top was but...

    I am not sure how 'original' my hard top was but it had a flat rear window which would make it fairly simple to copy.

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=35366&stc=1 ...
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    Neil, from personal experience I can confirm that...

    Neil, from personal experience I can confirm that oil will ignite very easily on a hot manifold !

    In 2003 I was invited to attend the Mount Stuart Classic on the Isle of Bute to give rides in my...
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    Here's what I did which you might find...

    Here's what I did which you might find useful.....

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46497
  7. Thread: top speed

    by bigblock427
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    I think that was me, here's my post from 2014......

    I think that was me, here's my post from 2014...


    I tried to get mine to the end of the speedo (180mph) during a a rolling road session but we ran out of revs around 170mph and then the speedo...
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    Having owned several Range Rovers over the years...

    Having owned several Range Rovers over the years and used them all pretty hard I would suggest that you discount any of the pre 2007 facelift 2.7 TDI and petrol models and try and find a good TD V8...
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    At a guess I would say that you have a bad earth....

    At a guess I would say that you have a bad earth. First thing to check would be the main earth from the battery and make sure the negative terminal is clean properly secured.
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    I am not sure what you mean in your last point...

    I am not sure what you mean in your last point but an anti roll bar will make the suspension feel stiffer because of the reason you give.

    When one wheel encounters a bump it is absorbed by the...
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    With a Chevy flywheel it is important that the...

    With a Chevy flywheel it is important that the starter drive gear is matched to the flywheel teeth count. They have 153 and 168 toothed flywheels. If you don't have the correct drive gear it will...
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    The adjustment on most simple anti-roll bars is...

    The adjustment on most simple anti-roll bars is by a series of holes in the arms.http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32853&stc=1

    In answer to your question about the...
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    In general terms you would fit anti-roll bars to...

    In general terms you would fit anti-roll bars to help keep the car more level in corners and reduce the load on the inside tyre. They will reduce oversteer or understeer if set up properly but will...
  14. I am not sure if that is actually true. The...

    I am not sure if that is actually true.

    The construction and use Regs state only that the tyre must be fit for purpose. In general that means that it has sufficient tread, is not damaged and is...
  15. Thread: Oil cooler

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    A lot of the standard (cheaper) oil coolers only...

    A lot of the standard (cheaper) oil coolers only offer 1/2" pipe connections which restrict oil flow.

    If you are doing serious track work running sustained high revs then it would be preferable...
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    If you are looking for a period dark blue then...

    If you are looking for a period dark blue then you might want to consider this one.

    The colour is Nightmist Blue, this was used by Ford between 1966 and 1973 across several models although it was...
  17. Hi Neil I have to say that I thought Anthony...

    Hi Neil

    I have to say that I thought Anthony was extremely brave that day sitting next to me whilst we explored the 'performance envelope' of a bigblock Cobra on some rather damp Scottish roads !!...
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    I had a small hoop fitted to the transmission...

    I had a small hoop fitted to the transmission tunnel that I could clip the handle of the brolley to so that it wouldn't blow away. I never actually tried it whilst driving though !

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    Tony The VCA page that I provided the link to...

    Tony

    The VCA page that I provided the link to and you have quoted is titled - Type Approval for Cars (I noticed that you missed that bit off in your post). It then states - VCA is the designated...
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    Hi Ken I can understand why you would want to...

    Hi Ken

    I can understand why you would want to do that.

    I am only giving my opinion after all on how I think the authorities would deal with this perhaps hypothetical situation if it was to go...
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    I put the phrase in bold to try and assist you in...

    I put the phrase in bold to try and assist you in understanding how a magistrate could interpret the use of the phrase 'type approval' in relation to the construction and use regulations relating to...
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    I think you are missing the point of what I am...

    I think you are missing the point of what I am saying.

    Single Vehicle Approval or Individual Vehicle Approval is exactly as I said a form of type approval for certain categories of vehicles.

    If...
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    Mr Farooq may be correct but there are still...

    Mr Farooq may be correct but there are still difficulties.

    The current construction and use Regs for post 1998 vehicles states:-

    If the manufacturer has not authorised the towing of a trailer...
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    That kind of mundane stuff is bread and butter to...

    That kind of mundane stuff is bread and butter to some traffic cops.

    The first thing that they are going to do as you rumble past, because they like cars, is run the reg number through the...
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    About 30 years ago my company car was a SD1 V8...

    About 30 years ago my company car was a SD1 V8 with a few 'auxiliary' lights.

    I am a bit out of date on current legislation so please don't take my advice as the definitive answer, I was just...
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