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  1. Rodborough and minchinhampton Common, Stroud

    Purple with stripes, saw you twice actually, once in Rodborough and once in Minchinhampton. Me in the Green Dax. Great day for a drive but quite warm! Your car sounded nice
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    All good fun. Mine was doing it today! I know...

    All good fun. Mine was doing it today! I know what the problem is, bit of damage on the heads from racing days which I have to repair every so often. Just let’s a tiny bit of air in and away it...
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    West Midland Cobra Meet 2nd August

    Anyone up for meeting this weekend? As seems the norm these days, Caffeine and Machine is fully booked due to lower numbers and Covid regulations. I can still offer the picnic field in Long Compton...
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    I can lay down beautiful beads on aluminium now...

    I can lay down beautiful beads on aluminium now but have not yet managed to replicate that beauty when making tanks!!!!!! I am improving (at least, that’s what I tell myself!) but not yet ready to...
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    Popping, banging and flames! Sounds like a proper...

    Popping, banging and flames! Sounds like a proper cobra!!!! Seems you are getting there. Nice the carb didn’t need loads of fiddling.
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    Looks well, sounds well and goes well! It's a...

    Looks well, sounds well and goes well! It's a great job, it really is. Love it.
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    Cracking job, really nice

    Cracking job, really nice
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    Here’s the article I was talking about...

    Here’s the article I was talking about https://www.hotrod.com/articles/dyno-tested-make-700-hp-trick-flows-new-fe-heads/
    Now wouldn’t that be something! Also requires drilling out the inlet...
  9. What are you doing to the suspension? I was...

    What are you doing to the suspension? I was pondering new shocks at least. Not made my mind up yet, but as my chassis is very early I could potentially upgrade it
  10. Now you have reminded me, I think they were TR6...

    Now you have reminded me, I think they were TR6 ones and I seem to remember looking hard on the web to verify they were the same size!!! (Getting old is such a pain) Those Sprintspeed look good. I...
  11. Thread: Expansion tank

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    Just ordered one of these...

    Just ordered one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223699291169
    This is for an FE, not sure what else they do
  12. Hi, yes, I have similar solid mounts on my car. I...

    Hi, yes, I have similar solid mounts on my car. I think mine came from Moss in Bristol, they do spares for various classic British cars.
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    That was fun! I absolutely love FE’s and...

    That was fun! I absolutely love FE’s and that’s why! And don’t they like a bit of advance! I have seen other examples with those TrickFlow heads and manifold. I think one set up got to 700 hp....
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    Interesting you guys are using it without...

    Interesting you guys are using it without trouble, even though the manufacturers sometimes say not. I did wonder, but to be honest, given how much work it is to get a hydraulic throwout bearing out...
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    There are good reasons to use 5, lack of moisture...

    There are good reasons to use 5, lack of moisture and paint friendly, but you do need to make sure your seals will take it. I recently changed my clutch and the seals in the hydraulic throwout...
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    Fabulous. Must get those out-riders booked for...

    Fabulous. Must get those out-riders booked for our local August meet!!
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    Sounds like you are making progress. Can't help...

    Sounds like you are making progress. Can't help with carb people near you!! You only need a tiny leak in the manifold to get the popping. Have fun...
  18. No problem, there will be (hopefully) plenty of...

    No problem, there will be (hopefully) plenty of other opportunities! Any other takers????????
  19. West Midlands Cobra meet 5th July (plus anyone who wants to come with a cobra!)

    Hi All, The weather is looking OK (dry but breezy) and we are 'unlocked' (mainly, poor Leicester). I suspect the pubs are going to be mad and logistics challenging plus the risks of pubs won't yet be...
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    Mine has no baffling either but it doesn’t pop...

    Mine has no baffling either but it doesn’t pop unless there is a manifold leak. I understand about the horses, I have those too!!! Although mine are quite used to noise! They’re more scared by...
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    Andy, has the car always done the popping or is...

    Andy, has the car always done the popping or is it something that has developed over time?
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    Where is this going - a 'Fords smell better than...

    Where is this going - a 'Fords smell better than Chevy's' contest!!!!! That's funny!! I am going to go for the Fords obviously!
    Could be a build up of fumes on tickover under the bonnet if the...
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    Depends on your set up. Luckily, I can do mine...

    Depends on your set up. Luckily, I can do mine without taking the side pipes off with a bit of twisting and sliding! Can you feel exhaust gas escaping when the engine is running? It would be good to...
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    That made me smile 😊 We are going to need to...

    That made me smile 😊 We are going to need to get our heads around it. A few chats with some GT40 owners is probably going to be a good idea. Fun, fun. Looking forward to it
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    Well you can come and look at it being improved...

    Well you can come and look at it being improved if that will not make it worse! Just unloaded it. As I said to Kev it’s a funny one. Some bits are amazing and others are beyond bad. Stainless...
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