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    Clutch Master Cylinder Musings

    Changing my clutch last year from a Long style PP to a Diaphragm PP netted me with a lighter pedal, but too long a pedal throw. Before I go too far, here’s a sketch of my system:
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    Lining the glove-box... still bare aluminum....

    Lining the glove-box... still bare aluminum. Also, never riveted on the vehicle ID plate to the inner firewall/footbox. Neither done since 1996. Do I win?
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    I see the pros about moisture and paint have...

    I see the pros about moisture and paint have already been mentioned. There is a negative about moisture though. If some gets in the system it settles at the lowest point and rust can develop.... they...
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    Today I tried out my new rear brake pads. After a...

    Today I tried out my new rear brake pads. After a few stops, there became a noticeable improvement. I installed EBC YellowStuff pads. They come with a red break-in coating that is supposed to scour...
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    I installed EBC Yellow-Stuff pads for my rear...

    I installed EBC Yellow-Stuff pads for my rear brakes. Jag inboard ones. All done except I need to screw the access panel back on. It's on the back bulkhead and has about 23 screws. Those hateful...
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    I had the same problem and addressed it here: ...

    I had the same problem and addressed it here:

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60685
  7. Thread: Reverse Light

    by Eggbert
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    Thank you for all your responses. Nice to know...

    Thank you for all your responses. Nice to know S-V-C is reputable. I see they export to Europe. Probably to Canada as well. I can e-mail them to find out.

    Aaron: I'll likely get in touch with you...
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    Larger Diameter Clutch Master Cylinder

    After changing my clutch last year, from a Long Style, 3 finger Pressure Plate to a multi-finger diaphragm plate, I’ve had trouble, The clutch itself works better than it ever did, but the...
  9. Thread: Reverse Light

    by Eggbert
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    Reverse Light

    I'd like to change my back-up light. I picked one up in a rush to satisfy inspection, and never changed it. It's really a vertical panel mount that I made a bracket for. As it's nestled between the...
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    Good question. Usually, the rear brake ports are...

    Good question. Usually, the rear brake ports are closest to the end furthest away from the plunger, like this:

    https://www.fixya.com/uploads/images/25989474-goldldc3aki35lcvobofcxjr-2-0.gif
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    Old cylinder was from a BMW. It's probably the...

    Old cylinder was from a BMW. It's probably the metric one. Must check on that. New one is Tilton, probably SAE.
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    I have no idea why I didn't think of Allen Bolts,...

    I have no idea why I didn't think of Allen Bolts, but I have been sick lately............

    (that was a funny). Thank-you Myles!

    On the rod end clevises, I was going to rethread my old one for...
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    Today I bled my front brakes and then started a...

    Today I bled my front brakes and then started a bigger job. I'm changing my clutch master cylinder for a different size and of course it's not an exact fit. As you can see in the sketch below, the...
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    I had that problem before. It was from your...

    I had that problem before. It was from your reason one. Loose manifold to head gasket.
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    Peter and the Ghost

    Reading a book of ghost stories, I came upon this little tale:

    https://i.imgur.com/bS3HI8y.jpg

    https://www.smileysapp.com/emojis/ghost-smiley.png
  16. That was fun! I got 154 mph @ 6000 rpm. But as...

    That was fun! I got 154 mph @ 6000 rpm. But as mentioned, will my engine do it?

    I went through this years ago with model car engines and managed to find my notes. I tried it again, but with rough...
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    You know, even a loose fan belt can cause a low...

    You know, even a loose fan belt can cause a low battery resulting in slow cranking (and depending on the drive, sometimes it would charge and cranking would be OK). I would definitely look at all...
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    Do you mean it's been working fine for a year,...

    Do you mean it's been working fine for a year, and now has slowed down? Makes me think that if it wasn't affected by heat before, why the sudden change.

    You might want to check your battery and...
  19. The last picture, with the little pock marks and...

    The last picture, with the little pock marks and a slight wear pattern, looks just like my cam, and it works fine.

    The second picture will likely look like the last picture over time. Right now,...
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    Yes, however I have a theory on that. First, take...

    Yes, however I have a theory on that. First, take a new or freshly rebuilt engine. and run it at 2000 rpm for 20 minutes to do the initial break-in. I normally adjust the idle screw for the 2000 rpm,...
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    Very nice. A lot of effort for a small part. I've...

    Very nice. A lot of effort for a small part. I've been there so many times! LOL. But nothing to do with CAD or 3D printing. I'm very impressed.

    By the way, for next time anyone needs a rotary...
  22. Using a Compression Gauge on a Small Engine

    A Compression Gauge is a useful tool, but sometimes it can prove misleading.

    It’s great if you take a reference of when an engine’s in good shape for comparison purposes later in the...
  23. Thread: Cobra 4x4

    by Eggbert
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    Yes, but AWD is different as it has a center...

    Yes, but AWD is different as it has a center differential.
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    I'm not sure if your oil pressure is so high it...

    I'm not sure if your oil pressure is so high it could cause engine damage. Lots of oil sprayed on the cylinder walls could over-power the rings and you might get detonation, but I doubt it if your...
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    Smokey Yunick, considered the guru of engines,...

    Smokey Yunick, considered the guru of engines, quotes that often repeated line "that 10 psi of oil per 1000 rpm" is all that's required. He further states that because the SBC oil system is so well...
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