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    Ford v8 fe / ft engine 1973 d3te-i

    Just spotted on ebay.

    Looks like a nice build if block is good.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-V8-FE-FT-ENGINE-1973-D3TE-I/393065107774?hash=item5b8481913e:g:T6wAAOSwI~df4Qmv
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    They state mileage but no time duration. I follow...

    They state mileage but no time duration. I follow Haynes No478 manual service internals for Jaguar for early XJ6/12 XJS.

    My service internals are all on duration.

    Engine oil and filter - 12...
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    You might find someone more local. Kiley -...

    You might find someone more local.

    Kiley - Clinton Engineering Ltd. Located in Birmingham

    Tel: 0121 772 8000
    Tel: 0121 766 5959

    https://steering-racks.co.uk/rack-and-pinion/
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    Dave, That's annoying to say the least....

    Dave,

    That's annoying to say the least. Frustrating as it does look like non-standard.

    I found this American site might help out as it list also British cars.
    ...
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    Ray, Not good to open post your email....

    Ray,
    Not good to open post your email. Unfortunately you will get all sorts emailing you.
    Send it as personal message too Charlie. You will have to ask admin to remove your email address.
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    Not sure I like the changes but that sounds amazing. The cross over exhausts strange design must add to all that sounding so good.
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    Nice flat torque curve. That will be great for...

    Nice flat torque curve. That will be great for the road. Nice building your own engine and learn as you go.
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    Aaron, You statement makes complete sense on...

    Aaron,

    You statement makes complete sense on the wear. The usual problem is the plastic cup gives way and cracks well before the metal inner tie rod has time to wear. I believe Triumph used metal...
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    Dax used to sell the rack as bi-spoke so not off...

    Dax used to sell the rack as bi-spoke so not off the shelf and used to modify the early Triumph racks. There were a few different versions in the 90's to early cars.

    The overall thread length...
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    Simon, I remember that Ram.( Mike and his son...

    Simon, I remember that Ram.( Mike and his son used to come to the Essex meets).
    It was down for CC track day at Goodwood 90's but did not even get off the trailer due to the noise limits.
    There...
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    I believe the inner tie rods are obsolete for the...

    I believe the inner tie rods are obsolete for the Triumph Dolomite racks. That is if yours is ?

    I have attached a chart showing the different lengths used by Triumph. This might allow you to...
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    David, The ball joint tie rod ends are Jag and ...

    David,
    The ball joint tie rod ends are Jag and the complete rack and inner ties are all Triumph Dolomite but internals are shortened which shortens the over all width of the rack. I think I...
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    Is the play in the inner tie rod and not the ball...

    Is the play in the inner tie rod and not the ball joint?

    You should have a cup which the inner tie rod ball sits in. Is the cup metal or plastic. The Triumph dolomite locking nut is usually nex...
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    Holy crap not a good day. One to forget. You...

    Holy crap not a good day. One to forget. You don't want to end up in A&E .
    We need to warm up as well for any chance of working any work ina cold garage. Brr
  15. Thread: Boot Gas Struts

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    I know there is a different rating for the boot...

    I know there is a different rating for the boot rear struts which are rated lower that the bonnet struts. Do you have a lot of thick carpet struck to the boot which adds to the weight.
    I have seen...
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    Hats off to your daughter that looks just as...

    Hats off to your daughter that looks just as exciting as driving a cobra ! That round on the horse is scary stuff. I have ridden a few horses and know me and beast are not at one. They have a mind of...
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    Chris we need to see this on YouTube. We just...

    Chris we need to see this on YouTube. We just need to see your hands and feet if your camera shy. It will get lots of hits and put some adverts in you might have a new career for 2021.
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    Hi David, You have the same rack as on my Dax...

    Hi David,

    You have the same rack as on my Dax 1993 build with Triumph steering column pre- Ford with a Triumph steering rack. I believe the rack is Triumph Dolomite with the internals narrowed by...
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    Kuga, Did you use an adhesive to attach the...

    Kuga,

    Did you use an adhesive to attach the grills? I have been looking for a good adhesive that stick metal to fibre glass. I think some still use a Wurth but they have so many versions.
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    Possibly if the tyres have been on the rims for...

    Possibly if the tyres have been on the rims for some time but with new tyres the tyre fitters even with the equipment had problems stretching the tyre on the rims and inflating them when they fitted...
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    Hopefully we will all be out of the lock down and...

    Hopefully we will all be out of the lock down and shows sill be a normal event. I have confirmed attendance. All I know Donald Trump look alike will not.be popular.
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    My thoughts . Big block 427 with ali heads vs a...

    My thoughts .
    Big block 427 with ali heads vs a stroked 351w both 427. Would they be the same if its just down to cubic capacity ? A longer stroke over a shorter short stroke with larger bore...
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    I think they must of been on some substance when...

    I think they must of been on some substance when they decided on the colour scheme.
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    Haha got me . First one of 2021. I did look at...

    Haha got me . First one of 2021. I did look at those side screens and they would be great for a soft top.
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    That is a great price. I guess you look like Dick...

    That is a great price. I guess you look like Dick Turpin picking it up. Haha
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