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    I didn't check yesterday, but probably the same...

    I didn't check yesterday, but probably the same as today and the forecast calls for 98% humidity.
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    2nd thought: moisture inside distributor cap....

    2nd thought: moisture inside distributor cap. Must check that out.
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    Took the Cobra out for about a half hour drive...

    Took the Cobra out for about a half hour drive today. Just before getting home, I pushed it a bit hard accelerating. I could just detect a slight misfire... sort of like it was spitting out the...
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    Dash Brake Warning Light

    All these years and I just discovered how my Brake Warning Lamp works. I found it quite interesting, although it's probably not much interest to most of you unless you have two brake master cylinders...
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    Based on this thread, I decided to do an...

    Based on this thread, I decided to do an experiment and I mixed DOT 3 with DOT 5. I shook it up, and then let it sit for a bit. Here's the pics:

    Shaken, Not Stirred:
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    Actually, the slave has more range than I'll...

    Actually, the slave has more range than I'll need. It may never reach the circlip (which is actually a split ring in a groove) as the clutch pedal only has so much room to move due to the slot for it...
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    Since I last posted, I did some more thinking and...

    Since I last posted, I did some more thinking and may have come up with a much better solution. But first I’ll mention a little more about the curved slot idea.

    Friction was the key enemy as...
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    Clutch Master Cylinder Musings

    Changing my clutch last year from a Long style PP to a Diaphragm PP netted me with a lighter pedal, but too long a pedal throw. Before I go too far, here’s a sketch of my system:
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    Lining the glove-box... still bare aluminum....

    Lining the glove-box... still bare aluminum. Also, never riveted on the vehicle ID plate to the inner firewall/footbox. Neither done since 1996. Do I win?
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    I see the pros about moisture and paint have...

    I see the pros about moisture and paint have already been mentioned. There is a negative about moisture though. If some gets in the system it settles at the lowest point and rust can develop.... they...
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    Today I tried out my new rear brake pads. After a...

    Today I tried out my new rear brake pads. After a few stops, there became a noticeable improvement. I installed EBC YellowStuff pads. They come with a red break-in coating that is supposed to scour...
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    I installed EBC Yellow-Stuff pads for my rear...

    I installed EBC Yellow-Stuff pads for my rear brakes. Jag inboard ones. All done except I need to screw the access panel back on. It's on the back bulkhead and has about 23 screws. Those hateful...
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    I had the same problem and addressed it here: ...

    I had the same problem and addressed it here:

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60685
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    Thank you for all your responses. Nice to know...

    Thank you for all your responses. Nice to know S-V-C is reputable. I see they export to Europe. Probably to Canada as well. I can e-mail them to find out.

    Aaron: I'll likely get in touch with you...
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    Larger Diameter Clutch Master Cylinder

    After changing my clutch last year, from a Long Style, 3 finger Pressure Plate to a multi-finger diaphragm plate, I’ve had trouble, The clutch itself works better than it ever did, but the...
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    Reverse Light

    I'd like to change my back-up light. I picked one up in a rush to satisfy inspection, and never changed it. It's really a vertical panel mount that I made a bracket for. As it's nestled between the...
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    Good question. Usually, the rear brake ports are...

    Good question. Usually, the rear brake ports are closest to the end furthest away from the plunger, like this:

    https://www.fixya.com/uploads/images/25989474-goldldc3aki35lcvobofcxjr-2-0.gif
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    Old cylinder was from a BMW. It's probably the...

    Old cylinder was from a BMW. It's probably the metric one. Must check on that. New one is Tilton, probably SAE.
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    I have no idea why I didn't think of Allen Bolts,...

    I have no idea why I didn't think of Allen Bolts, but I have been sick lately............

    (that was a funny). Thank-you Myles!

    On the rod end clevises, I was going to rethread my old one for...
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    Today I bled my front brakes and then started a...

    Today I bled my front brakes and then started a bigger job. I'm changing my clutch master cylinder for a different size and of course it's not an exact fit. As you can see in the sketch below, the...
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    I had that problem before. It was from your...

    I had that problem before. It was from your reason one. Loose manifold to head gasket.
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    Peter and the Ghost

    Reading a book of ghost stories, I came upon this little tale:

    https://i.imgur.com/bS3HI8y.jpg

    https://www.smileysapp.com/emojis/ghost-smiley.png
  23. That was fun! I got 154 mph @ 6000 rpm. But as...

    That was fun! I got 154 mph @ 6000 rpm. But as mentioned, will my engine do it?

    I went through this years ago with model car engines and managed to find my notes. I tried it again, but with rough...
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    You know, even a loose fan belt can cause a low...

    You know, even a loose fan belt can cause a low battery resulting in slow cranking (and depending on the drive, sometimes it would charge and cranking would be OK). I would definitely look at all...
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    Do you mean it's been working fine for a year,...

    Do you mean it's been working fine for a year, and now has slowed down? Makes me think that if it wasn't affected by heat before, why the sudden change.

    You might want to check your battery and...
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