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    Checked the rods and they are 5/16" so standard....

    Checked the rods and they are 5/16" so standard. The guides are genuine Ford as they are stamped with logo and part code. They looks like quite a roughly stamped out item but the clearance seems...
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    pictures to show vale set up and wear marks on...

    pictures to show vale set up and wear marks on rods. Dont think I will be going out any time soon.
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    Thank you for such helpful responses. I decided...

    Thank you for such helpful responses. I decided to take my rocker covers off this morning to take a closer look and take some pictures. Part of me wishes I hadn't and part of me says I am lucky I...
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    I will take a rocker cover off tomorrow to...

    I will take a rocker cover off tomorrow to inspect but I have a very old picture from the build.38045
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    help needed for Ford BB valve clearances

    Im hoping there are some Ford engine specialaists out there or at least someone who knows far more than me!
    I have a 1970 Ford 429CI big block which was built for me a very long time ago. It had a...
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    New thermostat and even a shiny new thermostat...

    New thermostat and even a shiny new thermostat housing fitted and tested this morning. Temperature control is much better and no boiling up when stationary which is a really big relief.
    Another item...
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    Message for Aaron. I tried to send you PM this...

    Message for Aaron. I tried to send you PM this evening but your in box is full.
    I rececied the rear backet today and have fitted it...very happy.
    Thanks guys !
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    Thermostat check

    Decided to check my thermostat today....I might be a bit fussy but I think it might want changing !
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    Thanks for the addional thoughts and yes I have...

    Thanks for the addional thoughts and yes I have seen the info on shorter rear springs which I tend to agree with as SR's do like to be high at the back.
    As it stands I tested 7 clicks in all round...
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    Brilliant info guys ! Really appreciated. The...

    Brilliant info guys ! Really appreciated. The problem I had is I was expecting a hard stop on the screw when it was wound in but that doesnt seem to be the case.
    The important info is there are 15...
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    Hi John, Thanks very muich for responding. I am...

    Hi John,
    Thanks very muich for responding. I am used to setting up motorcycle suspension and in that case you always wind in to full in where the screw comes to a firm stop and then wind out and...
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    Spax damping adjustment on SRV8

    Been getting more miles on my car today and all going well having fitted my different oil take off adapter and keeping the oil in the engine rather than down the road! I have two questions for any...
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    Hi Aaron, Looks like I missed out on this thread...

    Hi Aaron,
    Looks like I missed out on this thread first time round but I am interested in a rear unit if you still have one. What style is it ?
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    I am pretty impressed with this unit, it seems to...

    I am pretty impressed with this unit, it seems to be nice quality and the 3/4" thread onto the oil filter thread is a much better fit than my old unit.
    It is made of two pieces, the main body and...
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    Remote oil cooler take off adapter help

    Having had my minor disaster with my car dumping its oil down the road due to a lose remote oil cooler take off adapter, I have purchased a different style which I hope will work better.
    I have...
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    I had to fit a remote filter because there is no...

    I had to fit a remote filter because there is no room on the engine due to fouling the chassis. I have bought a new adapter with 90 degree outlets (in the post) which will work far better. Madgewicks...
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    Great stuff, thanks everyone for responding! So...

    Great stuff, thanks everyone for responding!
    So I think what I just put in is fine for a little more running in and then I will buy some Magnetec. I was just worried about synthetic and thin oils in...
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    what oil in an old V8

    Just a quick check to see what oil people are running in their older American V8's ? Mine is a 1970 Ford so I just bought some classic 20-50 oil from Halfords as I dont think all this modern stuff...
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    First disaster in my Cobra !

    Decided to take my car out for a slightly longer drive today, having done 20 miles of very local driving at 30 mph having just gotten it on the road.
    On my way home i tried opening it up a little...
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    Thanks for the responses. At this stage I just...

    Thanks for the responses. At this stage I just want to get the car running at an acceptable level. Changing the steering rack is something for another day after 28 years of getting it on the road !!!...
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    MG steering rack pinion adjustment

    I am getting a fair bit of play in my steering. The column moves all the way down to the rack without any slop so it is going to be track rods or pinion.
    The rack was bought reconditioned so I am...
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    Hi Mark, I IVAed a few weeks ago and got...

    Hi Mark, I IVAed a few weeks ago and got registered last week so please feel free to contact me if you want any help.
    IVA isnt really that bothered other than showing you built the car. I had no...
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    Southern GT charged an extremely sensible £30 to...

    Southern GT charged an extremely sensible £30 to date my American Engine, not sure if they do Rovers but very helpful.
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    So, I have been out for a few short drives round...

    So, I have been out for a few short drives round the local streets, nothing above 40mph. Everything is still where it is meant to be and nothing blew up so that is good.
    Also gearing seems good...
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    Im going to be driving extremely slowly and...

    Im going to be driving extremely slowly and locally tomorrow making sure things dont fall off and the oil stays in the engine! Im not going out unless the roads are dry with a complete unknown 7L...
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