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  1. I agree with Lloyd, I would run that for a while....

    I agree with Lloyd, I would run that for a while. Looks like a bit of surface rust from condensation when standing around. I would think it would clean up, then change the oil after it's cleaned.
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    Thanks Aaron, have made contact with Ron

    Thanks Aaron, have made contact with Ron
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    Tips for shipping Heads from the US

    Anyone got any tips on how I could ship a couple of cast iron heads from the US? Contacts would be good, or, if anyone is shipping an engine or whatever I would be very happy to make a contribution...
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    Before you change anything, and assuming it was...

    Before you change anything, and assuming it was going fine, it is worth asking yourself if you filled up with crap/cheap petrol recently???
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    It appears it IS an offence under the Vehicle...

    It appears it IS an offence under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 Section 43c (bloody hell, I sound like a lawyer). http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1994/22/section/43C It also...
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    Having built my car in the 80’s and used the...

    Having built my car in the 80’s and used the Jaguar XJ6 logbook myself, I can tell you how I see it/ remember it! In short, that was not a bona fide approach. There was no process, you just...
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    My wife (who is ex police) reckons if you make it...

    My wife (who is ex police) reckons if you make it clear it’s a cobra when you insure it then the insurance is valid. If you insure as a Daimler then it definitely isn’t. However, if you get...
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    I would think that if it is not right on the V5...

    I would think that if it is not right on the V5 then any insurance is not valid? Is that not the case?? You can imagine the conversation if you hit someone and there was a big payout needed. Having...
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    I also thought the bit when the car wouldn’t...

    I also thought the bit when the car wouldn’t start was amusing! At least it added a bit of authenticity. I have an American friend who talks very similarly. To be fair to them they covered a fair...
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    Watch the video. Mixed.

    Watch the video. Mixed.
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    In FE folk lore there was a quick test of popping...

    In FE folk lore there was a quick test of popping out a core plug and measuring the gap around the cylinder wall with a drill bit to see what engine block you were looking at (not that I ever did...
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    They did all sorts of weird things with FE’s...

    They did all sorts of weird things with FE’s depending on supply and demand. Apparently some 427 blocks even ended up as irrigation pumps! I had a block that had a 427 casting number and had been...
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    Personally, I don't think you have a problem....

    Personally, I don't think you have a problem. 73psi should be fine. Certainly I have had engines in the past that ran at those pressures. Your engine might have a HP pump?? I found this article that...
  14. Thread: No 54's Journey

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    I might have a play over the weekend. I've got...

    I might have a play over the weekend. I've got the get the vacuum gauge out anyway as I need to check the carbs after messing with the choke horns and stubstacks. Nice to double your mpg! On a...
  15. Thread: No 54's Journey

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    Oh and by the way, put plenty of return springs...

    Oh and by the way, put plenty of return springs on it. I have three, two you will see in the picture and one on the other side where the cable comes in. You definitely do not want the throttle...
  16. Thread: No 54's Journey

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    Lloyd You will find loads on the various US...

    Lloyd

    You will find loads on the various US Forums re FE timing and set up but like I say it varies on the specific engine set up. I don't run vacuum advance, only mechanical. As I said my engine...
  17. Thread: No 54's Journey

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    I start everything on the assumption that all...

    I start everything on the assumption that all these engines are different! Low rise, medium rise, high rise, cams, ignition, advance, compression etc etc. but all the books will tell you it should be...
  18. Thread: No 54's Journey

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    Looking really nice Lloyd. I would be interested...

    Looking really nice Lloyd. I would be interested to hear where you end up with your tuning settings, timing, accelerator nozzles, carbs etc. And how you finally end up with the linkage. You have...
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    Like that and love that little panel, very smart

    Like that and love that little panel, very smart
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    Here's mine. Been in 30 years. Walnut veneer....

    Here's mine. Been in 30 years. Walnut veneer. 38598 Works for me!
  21. Thread: Clutches

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    The verdict! Just been out in the cobra for the...

    The verdict! Just been out in the cobra for the first time with the new clutch and..............................I am really pleased with it (thankfully!). These are the noticeable differences. MUCH...
  22. Alsatian size, that’s about right. Funny little...

    Alsatian size, that’s about right. Funny little things and can be quite aggressive when trapped or cornered. Corn snake, yes that sounds very possible. I have heard of them escaping. Your...
  23. Those little Muntjac are everywhere! They are the...

    Those little Muntjac are everywhere! They are the ones that bark like a very loud dog with a sore throat. The light coloured ‘snake’ was perhaps a slow worm. They do look very snake like. And...
  24. Cut a deer out of a wire fence this afternoon!...

    Cut a deer out of a wire fence this afternoon! Not really pointless but a distraction from my clutch replacement for sure! Poor thing had got itself well tangled and was screaming really loudly....
  25. Thread: Clutches

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    It's in and it's working! All seems to be fine....

    It's in and it's working! All seems to be fine. Just got the seats and carpets to get back in now so will hopefully be able to try up the road soon. The pedal is definitely softer. A lot softer. It...
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