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    Just to clarify Brian, this is a different kit,...

    Just to clarify Brian, this is a different kit, Classic Replicas, and it came this way... it seems to be using the same Ford rear suspension though.
    My front set up is quite a bit different to your...
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    Hi Brian, I found some (very) old photos of the...

    Hi Brian,
    I found some (very) old photos of the front mounting point of the rear sub frame. This is another Sierra setup that looks like it uses the same subframe.
    This one uses the original...
  3. Ok Dek, and I see what you mean. There must have...

    Ok Dek, and I see what you mean. There must have been 100's? of Viper kits made and the 10 or so I've witnessed being worked on here, including my own, may not be indicative of the brand. I must add...
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    Getting close to IVA is stressful! How long have...

    Getting close to IVA is stressful! How long have you been working on it?

    I was advised to start with the fuel side. Get a bit of pipe and fuel hose to extend the fuel line. Disconnect the feed to...
  5. Not unfair at all to blame these rubbish kits...

    Not unfair at all to blame these rubbish kits Dek. In fact its rather unpleasant to be blamed for the incompetence of Ken The Clown Cookie Cooke. These kits are not like every kit and that why they...
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    Hi Michael Pictures of lights as discussed...

    Hi Michael
    Pictures of lights as discussed...
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    what carbs and fuel pump have you got? Most of my...

    what carbs and fuel pump have you got? Most of my starting problems were fuel related, other than the broken valve springs...

    Does the new distributor do away with the ballast (if you had the...
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    Just to confirm, do you want the whole lot...

    Just to confirm, do you want the whole lot Michael?
    I'll box them up an get a price...
  9. Looks like a bit of an unusual problem this but...

    Looks like a bit of an unusual problem this but that would be viper builds for you...

    Took the spring and shock out and it looks like the CV joint hits the upper spring mount at full bounce on...
  10. Thread: Leg room

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    Hi Steve. Depends on which model and version......

    Hi Steve.
    Depends on which model and version...
    I have a Sierra based Classic Replicas from about 1998 and the rear suspension mounting cuts the back corner off the floor pan under the seat. I...
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    Hi Aaron Have you had any luck getting the...

    Hi Aaron
    Have you had any luck getting the engine going?

    What carbs have you got on the engine? Can you post a pic?
    How far have you driven on it or what stage of build are you at with the...
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    Congratulations Gary! You've done a fantastic...

    Congratulations Gary!
    You've done a fantastic job!
    Health to enjoy!!
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    The mirrors were on the doors (which required a...

    The mirrors were on the doors (which required a central mirror in the windscreen to pass). I have mirror heads with protective trim and without. Stems and mirrors all have some tarnish but should be...
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    And the other parts are: a rough at the bottom...

    And the other parts are:

    a rough at the bottom front number plate support/surround...

    a pair of boot hinges that are really only good for building...it just took to long to get the boot/deck...
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    Complete set of IVA trim parts

    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
    I have also been doing a bit of sorting out and as I didn't need any of these parts for my last MOT I am giving them away for the cost of carriage if anyone want them?...
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    I did the opposite...I got a brushed stainless...

    I did the opposite...I got a brushed stainless sheet folded to cover this section. I needed to cover over the rivet heads and i folded it around the lead edges of the fibreglass at the rear of the...
  17. Sierra driveshaft outer CV joint rim deforming...

    Hi hi!
    I thought i posted this yesterday but can't find it now so apologies if I'm repeating myself...

    The passenger side wheel CV boot keeps splitting. At first i thought it was just age but...
  18. Thread: Scissor lift

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    For those with only wooden sheds to work in, I'd...

    For those with only wooden sheds to work in, I'd definitely recommend one of these...

    https://www.automotechservices.co.uk/products/09013-adjustable-mobile-tilting-lift/

    Was great for painting...
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    This is the fitting out of my old Facet pump. you...

    This is the fitting out of my old Facet pump. you can see they thread in. If you think the pump is lost anyway, you could try cutting into the top of the aperture with a Dremel disc or a hacksaw to...
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    Hi Gary Nice work with the door, looks great! ...

    Hi Gary

    Nice work with the door, looks great!

    Had a bit of a reminisce there and hoked through some of my old paperwork.
    I've attached some pics of the manual I had with the detailed...
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    I got a lot of good leather out of breakers...

    I got a lot of good leather out of breakers yards.
    Get the rear arm rest out of an old BMW or Merc and you get some good clean flat leather.
    There's a couple of common thickness used. you might...
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    I've attached a picture of two boot hinges. The...

    I've attached a picture of two boot hinges. The one on the left is not IVA compliant, there is quite a sharp ridge down the back. You can see the tip is much sharper than the one on the car...

    One...
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    There's no rush Steve, as I'm sure you know...

    There's no rush Steve, as I'm sure you know yourself, just take one job at a time. I started in 2003 and just got it on the road last month.

    I had to recondition the Sierra brake callipers 3...
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    Yes, it is an MX5 screen. I've modified the roof...

    Yes, it is an MX5 screen. I've modified the roof to match too but still have a bit of work to do on this and the side screens.
    As the classic phrase goes, it seemed like a good idea at the time......
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    Viper based Kit Car...

    Thanks to everyone who has helped me over the years to get this car on the road. I started making a list but it was too long...needless to say I need to thank the usual suspects who are so generous...
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