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    I'm thinking of using something like the crystals...

    I'm thinking of using something like the crystals that are used in
    packaging to keep things dry like optical equipment etc etc.
    People used to use bowls of salt placed around to keep moisture...
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    That's good, I think you must have scared the...

    That's good,
    I think you must have scared the bolts with what you was going
    to do next !!
    Chris.
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    I like the colour scheme you have, That's...

    I like the colour scheme you have,
    That's because I am biased due to my SRV8 being the same.
    What I have noticed on yours is your front indicators have
    I think, the Lucas L691 clear lenses,...
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    Looks like you have plenty of work to keep you...

    Looks like you have plenty of work to keep you occupied over the winter then.
    A neighbor of mine built one of those early Pilgims with an Rv8,
    It was quite a quick car up to a ton due to gearing he...
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    Coupled up with the oil and diesel solution....

    Coupled up with the oil and diesel solution.
    Just be aware of potential ignition though .
    Make sure you have some form of fire extinguisher to hand .
    I am suprised that it hasn't already shifted...
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    As I mentioned I don't know much about the Ls3...

    As I mentioned I don't know much about the Ls3 engine but do understand
    what you mentioned about the distributor less type of ignition systems .
    Thanks for your explanation, it is appreciated.
    My...
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    I don't know a lot about the Ls3 engine or how...

    I don't know a lot about the Ls3 engine or how the
    oil pump is driven but do know that some engines drive the
    pump via the distributor and cam shaft gear .
    What my question to you is do you know...
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    Out of mesh clearance should be about an eighth...

    Out of mesh clearance should be about an eighth of an inch.
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    It won't tell you a lot by spinning it on the...

    It won't tell you a lot by spinning it on the bench,
    you need to be able to put a load on the starter pinion
    to get much idea what is going on .
    What you should do if you can is take it to a...
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    And you should be OK to use a black & silver...

    And you should be OK to use a black & silver plate if you so desire.
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    In the engine dyno lab we used to drill the sump...

    In the engine dyno lab we used to drill the sump plug for the thermocouple.
    Sump is the best place for oil temp readings.
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    The oil pressure on my RV8 with fresh Vavolin...

    The oil pressure on my RV8 with fresh Vavolin V-R1 starts of at about 35psi and will drop to 20psi at 750rpm when hot.
    I think the official oil pressure is only about 35psi @ 3200rpm with standard...
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    As for fuel consumption you can get get either...

    As for fuel consumption you can get get either very good or very bad from these RV8s.
    I have an aluminium 15 gal tank supplied at the time by Southern Roadcraft an will give a
    reasonable range.
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    That seems fairly good to have 220 bhp @ the...

    That seems fairly good to have 220 bhp @ the wheels for the 3.9 .
    I think your set up is probably similar to my 3.9 with 270/2 Piper cam with Rhoads Hydraulics (yes they do tick a bit at low revs, I...
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    I would mix diesel with some thin engine oil,...

    I would mix diesel with some thin engine oil,
    30% engine oil & 70% diesel .
    Apply to the bolts & bolt holes where possible, leave to soak in overnight at least,
    longer if possible.
    Re apply so...
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    That's it an air blaster, I remember now that you...

    That's it an air blaster, I remember now that you have mentioned it .
    We had one of those when I was at AVO Aveley, I think they may have been banned for health & safety reasons
    about fifteen...
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    Or speak to someone at Thunder Road Cars .

    Or speak to someone at Thunder Road Cars .
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    What about Southern Roadcraft, there was a...

    What about Southern Roadcraft,
    there was a connection with Pilgim in the early days ?
    Chris.
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    Should be ok weather wise, might take out...

    Should be ok weather wise,
    might take out another test drive tomorrow so as to bed the tyres in,
    If I can get away with it ?
    Chris.
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    Galaxies

    Had my new set of Galaxy vitour r1 fitted today,
    all good now and am impressed with the result.
    There was a bit of problem at first with the 245/60/r15s
    due to the beads not seating very easily....
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    Most pre made looms only use to come with just...

    Most pre made looms only use to come with just the normal loom tape
    and that was for production vehicles as well .
    There was a lot of thought around any sharp bits so rubbing did not occur
    and go...
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    I am not up on all of the iva rules but do know...

    I am not up on all of the iva rules but do know that the plastic sleeving has been used for a
    long time now so therefore can't see any problems with that now.
    You will need to make sure that there...
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    If you have 10j's on the front, what's at rear !...

    If you have 10j's on the front, what's at rear !
    My SR V8 has 10s at rear & 8s I think on the front, those I need to double check.
    The tyres that I am using at front are 215/60/r15s and could go to...
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    I have a RV8 and have always tried to put as much...

    I have a RV8 and have always tried to put as much oil in as possible,
    If you don't mess about to much you should not spill much.
    The other thing is on the rv8 it is recommend that the sump oil...
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    Thats exactly right, you can also tweak it to...

    Thats exactly right, you can also tweak it to your own taste.
    The only drawback with home made is that it dosen't keep, so best not to leave it around too long .
    Chris.
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