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  1. Thread: Heart 200

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    Drove a little bit of it today. Out through Glen...

    Drove a little bit of it today. Out through Glen Devon and Gleneagles and back via Glenfarg & Kinross. Looking forward to longer drives this summer.
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    Not exactly new!

    Hi All.

    Not exactly new here as I have been building the Dax off and on since 2011. With living in Wiltshire and Scotland and working overseas a lot, I eventually gave the car to a chap to get...
  3. So what happens in a Dax driveshaft with a UJ at...

    So what happens in a Dax driveshaft with a UJ at one end and a CV joint at the other?
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    I have built a little sub–loom with three...

    I have built a little sub–loom with three relays. One feeds the starter push-button to the starter solenoid. One feeds the fuel pump from an oil-pressure safety switch and the third is a...
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    Matt There are some photos on this thread. ...

    Matt

    There are some photos on this thread.

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/dax-technical-questions/45260-sierra-steering-columns-4.html
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    Steve As Dave said above, the closure panel...

    Steve

    As Dave said above, the closure panel has a steel strip bonded into it. You drill through this to support the tank straps.
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    More Piccies At the back, I wasn’t happy...

    More Piccies

    At the back, I wasn’t happy with the gap between the boot floor and the round bar. If you rivet the boot floor down to the round bar as per the build manual, it would strain the...
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    Steve Some photos of the front of the...

    Steve


    Some photos of the front of the tank. I got hold of some rivet washers when riveting glass fibre to glass fibre. They minimise any tendency for the material to crack when the rivets...
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    Steve I posted a few bits on the following...

    Steve

    I posted a few bits on the following thread that might help.

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/dax-technical-questions/45413-looking-enthusiasm-2.html
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    I measured the Dax supplied rivets and then...

    I measured the Dax supplied rivets and then bought the nearest I could find. They were the 4.8 x 17 multigrip rivets. They have a thickness range of 6.5 - 12.5mm. They are very hard to set using a...
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    Steve The Build Manual talks about 3/16”...

    Steve

    The Build Manual talks about 3/16” Rivets; these are the same as 4.8mm items. I needed many more rivets than were supplied in the nut & bolt kit and I used this company for extra...
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    Paul Thanks for that. The pipe at D is the...

    Paul

    Thanks for that.

    The pipe at D is the Dax supplied one which I have removed from the car. B & C are my first attemps at a forming a pipe end. I need to understand exacly how the various...
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    Craig You are up a bit early for a Sunday!! ...

    Craig

    You are up a bit early for a Sunday!! Are you somewhere east of here?

    I have borrowed a 7/16" reamer to clean out the mount.
    There is no rust as everything is still shiny & new. It...
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    Brake Pipe Flares

    Hi All

    Unfortunately, I have nicked a brake pipe with a drill and now need to cut out a section and replace it. I have obtained some Automec Cupro-Nickel 3/16” pipe and an Automec 10mm...
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    Thanks all. I managed to get some penetrating...

    Thanks all. I managed to get some penetrating fluid in and then bash it out.
  16. Thread: Body support

    by Ringroad
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    James With my Dax, I bought 4 trestles from...

    James

    With my Dax, I bought 4 trestles from B&Q, 2 fence posts from SCATS and used some scrap wood as spacers. See the attached piccies. This worked perfectly although I had to roll the chassis...
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    Engine Mount Seized Bolt

    Hi All

    When I took delivery of my engine from Repower last year (SBC), I installed it in the car as I had limited other storage space. Today I took the engine out, to
    enable the fitting out of...
  18. Thread: forum search?

    by Ringroad
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    To get back to a more familiar look for the forum...

    To get back to a more familiar look for the forum and to find the search function where it used to be, scroll to the bottom of the page. On the left hand side, you will see a drop-down selector. ...
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    UAE for me today, and then on to somewhere much...

    UAE for me today, and then on to somewhere much less pleasant futher east.
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    Andy On the fuel tank straps, the build manual...

    Andy

    On the fuel tank straps, the build manual is contradictory.

    The body fitting section tells you to drill through the boot floor and the round cross rail and rivet together.

    Later, the...
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    Andy There are quite a few threads on here...

    Andy

    There are quite a few threads on here from a few years back on the symmetry of the rear nudge bars. They seem to sit off to the left if you use the pre-drilled mounting holes in the chassis...
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    Hi Andy I live near Salisbury, but I work in...

    Hi Andy

    I live near Salisbury, but I work in Hook just down the road from you. I put the body on last year and it’s still fresh in my memory.

    I had no issues with fore-and-aft or...
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    Matt Yes, you need the Corsa switchgear mount....

    Matt

    Yes, you need the Corsa switchgear mount. The centre portion of this item doubles as the top steering shaft bearing locator. The switchgear mount portion is cut away and the remains are...
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    Hi All I have just started looking at fitting...

    Hi All
    I have just started looking at fitting the loom. Dax supplied some Mk 2 Sierra switchgear with the loom and steering column but I decided that I didn’t like it for several reasons. It...
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    Just popped out to the garage for a look. Just...

    Just popped out to the garage for a look. Just above the steering rack at the front of the engine bay, the rails are 46.0cm apart. From just behind the clutch area, they taper back to 10cm apart at...
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