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    I found that an advantage ! The sender being a...

    I found that an advantage ! The sender being a little short of the full depth only registers when it already has some fuel in the tank - which means that when your gauge reads zero there is a little...
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    I may be wrong but isn't there is a place in...

    I may be wrong but isn't there is a place in South Africa where they will take you up in Migs and also has Lightenings which is still one of the quickest "ballistic" fighters ?
  3. kits are usually pretty straightforward, and much...

    kits are usually pretty straightforward, and much cheaper than a new unit - until you strip it down you will not know if the bore is damaged or not.
    If damaged or in any doubt get a new one - if...
  4. Thread: instruments

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    Caerbont Automotive Instruments Ltd - in Swansea...

    Caerbont Automotive Instruments Ltd - in Swansea - always seem to have a good review and will customise to suit - perhaps existing gauges could be reworked and may be cheaper than buying new and...
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    All good news for transporting it then - but...

    All good news for transporting it then - but being a Grinch - to remember putting a hood away wet or damp in such a confined space and forgetting about it - you will end up with a damaged or marked...
  6. Thread: Rad leak

    by lutman
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    To get you to France and back - why not see if a...

    To get you to France and back - why not see if a local motor garage can braize the hole - or suggest a suitable waterproof sealant that will work until you can source a new one ?
    I bang on about...
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    Are all the holes in the same small area of the...

    Are all the holes in the same small area of the tank ? Perhaps make a patch panel big enough to cover the leaky area and bond it on with Tiger seal ( Tiger seal is the brand name and sticks to...
  8. Thanks Clive - will look out for it

    Thanks Clive - will look out for it
  9. Don't start me on kitchens ! - We ended up with...

    Don't start me on kitchens ! - We ended up with some fancy granite work tops as they were the bees knees apparently - no need for chopping blocks etc etc.
    BUT.. not allowed to chop any citrus...
  10. From a number of posts here in the Forum, many...

    From a number of posts here in the Forum, many will know I am a supporter of the KCC/Backdraft cars - I had one in Jburg - in my opinion it depends upon which model you get as the KCC/Venom/Backdraft...
  11. Induction also gets my vote - just a small query...

    Induction also gets my vote - just a small query however - everyone keeps going on about easy to clean - yes a quick wipe usually handles it - but when a spillage on the glass you can get a non...
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    My opinion - Tyres are same like seat belts, seem...

    My opinion - Tyres are same like seat belts, seem expensive but when you need them to work in an emergency no price is too high !
    In my opinion tyre choice would need to be a minimum of rating for...
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    brake line clips act a bit like a rivet - drill...

    brake line clips act a bit like a rivet - drill the hole to take the holder/insert - then when you push the actual clip in it spreads the holder to make a tight fit.
    Already answered but all lines...
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    Just to add that elf of safety comment - if not...

    Just to add that elf of safety comment - if not already roadworthy = IVA - then adding such a bias valve must be permanently locked after setting up. Remains a good point to do even if already post...
  15. Thread: Ecm 2018

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    Very Tight within your 1k budget and will be...

    Very Tight within your 1k budget and will be subject to getting your tunnel/ferry booked well in advance to get best price - fuel, well how heavy is your right foot ?
    Around 700 miles each way from...
  16. Thread: Ecm 2018

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    Point noted - have not been to Bern before and...

    Point noted - have not been to Bern before and will certainly consider your recommendation - I worked in Zurich for six months some years ago and took my MGC roadster as my everyday car - hood down...
  17. Thread: Private plate

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    Easiest way is to get the personalised plate on a...

    Easiest way is to get the personalised plate on a retention certificate - car will then be reissued with a suitable registration - usually the one the car was first ever registered with. This can...
  18. OR.. Who will be the first brave soul to attempt...

    OR.. Who will be the first brave soul to attempt to build a full electric version !!
    Or.. What about a hybrid in the interim - ford crossflow 1600cc running four alternators charging a bunch of...
  19. Thread: Ecm 2018

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    Also to be prepared for the Swiss border - you...

    Also to be prepared for the Swiss border - you will need some euros cash to pay for a road tax fee that the Swiss have - there is plenty of time to apply and receive it two weeks or so before the...
  20. Thread: Ecm 2018

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    My current thoughts are to drive it - but as I...

    My current thoughts are to drive it - but as I will have "er indoors" as navigator I am thinking of a stop in Reims area where she can enjoy something fizzy.
    Next stop Strasbourg or perhaps press...
  21. Thread: Ecm 2018

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    Anyone else from UK signed up for the additional...

    Anyone else from UK signed up for the additional two days tour following the ECM2018 ?
    Mountain pass driving heaven
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    This seems a common problem - surely it cannot be...

    This seems a common problem - surely it cannot be the weight of the Cobra causing the wear issue but one of worn donor parts ?
    I ask that as a question as am only putting in a two penny worth but...
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    I have a mate/trimmer in Egham Surrey - near...

    I have a mate/trimmer in Egham Surrey - near Heathrow who is good. If no other option becomes available send him the tonneau and pattern
    Contact him on 01784 477477 and ask for Grahame and mention...
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    I'm registered ! attended 4 x ECM to date, this...

    I'm registered ! attended 4 x ECM to date, this will be the first time with a Cobra ! you all know how that build schedule never falls into place very well.
    Had a blast every time - those who are...
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    Another safety item missed by many - how many...

    Another safety item missed by many - how many have a safety strap or metal hoop installed in the prop shaft tunnel to prevent the prop shaft coming through the floor into the cabin if it should break...
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