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    It's not a bad idea - the sprays are (IIRC) water...

    It's not a bad idea - the sprays are (IIRC) water repellent too, so moisture doesn't stay trapped between the headers and in the tape, rusting things. As for the speed of combustion - I think the...
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    Spoiler alert: I am not an artist :lol: ...

    Spoiler alert: I am not an artist :lol:

    https://i.ibb.co/x6Gf2LX/IMG-20200128-134919.jpg

    But yes, properly done so that the snake emerges from the L would look better ;)
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    Sorry James, I shouldn't laugh .. but I love the...

    Sorry James, I shouldn't laugh .. but I love the blow as the flames start! "I'll just .. er.. blow these out and oh crap that made it worse!"
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    Yes! The glycol portion is quite flammable:...

    Yes! The glycol portion is quite flammable: https://www.jcmmachineandcoatings.com/understanding-combustion/engine-coolant-is-it-flammable/
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    I'm printing one right now just for sh*ts and...

    I'm printing one right now just for sh*ts and giggles (and the printer was idle) .. should be done in a couple of hours (3D printing is anything but quick!) :)
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    Little hard to visualise it when its in two...

    Little hard to visualise it when its in two colours, but like this then:

    https://i.ibb.co/MghcpS6/Lexobra-Badge.png
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    Here's what you get for five minutes of tinkering...

    Here's what you get for five minutes of tinkering with existing designs - I'm no artist so the snake from scratch might be beyond me ;)

    https://i.ibb.co/c8SwmSB/Screenshot-2020-01-28-09-59-13.png
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    If you are OK with 'flat' then low volume laser...

    If you are OK with 'flat' then low volume laser cutting can be done fairly inexpensively - as an example, I think it cost me £60 (materials included) to have a set of footwell panels laser cut out...
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    Thanks folks - have bolts on the way now :thumb:...

    Thanks folks - have bolts on the way now :thumb: Well - on Monday, when everyone is back in the office. Just have to do the hokey cokey now to get the prop in :lol:
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    I'd only been able to find the part number for...

    I'd only been able to find the part number for the later (3-bolt) flanges searching earlier, but thanks - prompted by you, I did more digging and it looks like part number C19827 might do it.
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    Maybe .. impossible to say without ordering them...

    Maybe .. impossible to say without ordering them :( (And they don't accept questions via eBay :lol: ) - I suspect the 3/8 is the fully threaded small one in the picture :( Finding fully threaded is...
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    I haven't managed to find any 12.9 grade (would...

    I haven't managed to find any 12.9 grade (would be "grade 8" since they're imperial) bolts that small yet.. must be available somewhere, though. Actually, that's a lie - I can find 3/8 Cap Head bolts...
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    Prop-to-diff flange bolts

    I've been searching, but most threads that I can find talk about the three-bolt flanges which take M12 metric bolts; I have the older style four-bolt flange that takes 3/8" bolts (the holes are...
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    No massive progress - my propshaft arrived today...

    No massive progress - my propshaft arrived today and it looks the right length.. I just can't maneuver it in around everything else without taking the hand brake cable out of the way, and I can't get...
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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 180º - 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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