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    pretty sure its Granada, an early mark 2.

    pretty sure its Granada, an early mark 2.
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    You may also need to move the alternator from the...

    You may also need to move the alternator from the top of the block to somewhere lower down so that the bonnet will shut, and on mine the water pump fouled the chassis so a blanking plate with a pipe...
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    If no-one closer answers Colin you are welcome to...

    If no-one closer answers Colin you are welcome to come to Northampton to look at my early Mk 2 with 4.6 Rv8, but I'm going to SORN it at the end of November and start the winter refurb programme...
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    I'm starting to think that way Alex, maybe glue...

    I'm starting to think that way Alex, maybe glue the old bits onto a new backing as a search of Brasscraft, Europa and CBS has been fruitless.
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    Thanks Graham, but they're a bit too modern -...

    Thanks Graham, but they're a bit too modern - mine are pear / shield shaped as it is an old-school round mirror with a nice non-IVA- compliant spike on the back. Europa have nothing suitable.
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    Wing mirror rubber

    The oval, slightly indented rubber bits that protect the body from the wing mirror have split, any idea where I can get new ones ? I looked at Brasscraft but drew a blank.

    Cheers.
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    Ebay ? (message too short...)

    Ebay ?

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  8. I was amazed to see one ! I saw it a kilometer...

    I was amazed to see one ! I saw it a kilometer away but had to get a lot closer before I confirmed the sighting and then was able to talk to the driver when he got caught at the lights - he may have...
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    I broke a number of BOA's - great engine, lots of...

    I broke a number of BOA's - great engine, lots of power (220 BHP) but finding spare parts was getting to be tricky as its a rare engine, so much so I sold a wrecked one 2 years ago for £300. Their...
  10. Link to Ebay page broken ?

    Link to Ebay page broken ?
  11. Airlie Beach, Queensland, Green with gold stripes

    Enjoying the 29 degrees at 8.30 this morning, on the way in to Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays from Proserpine. I couldn’t recognise the kit, don’t think it was a UK one. Reg was O-COB-O.
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    Weather better Saturday according to forecast,...

    Weather better Saturday according to forecast, but I’m a bit put off by the £27 entry. Anyone got a code ? Strangely I’ve managed to book pole position parking without buying a ticket....
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    I had two break - one with a kid pulling it when...

    I had two break - one with a kid pulling it when I was elsewhere and the other when I reached across to pull it in and it shattered in my hand. I replaced them with polycarbonate which won’t break...
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    I had BFGs, and now have Galaxies. I wanted the...

    I had BFGs, and now have Galaxies. I wanted the lettering,and the grip is better than the BFGs IMO. I thought about stick on lettering but having seen a few attempts at it decided against it. AlexB...
  15. I got really stuck like that, it must have taken...

    I got really stuck like that, it must have taken ten minutes to wriggle free - getting in was easy but I forgot that gravity wouldn’t be on my side when getting out
  16. If you'd like to have an audience of hecklers -...

    If you'd like to have an audience of hecklers - sorry, admirers of your athleticism I'm sure they could be gathered together. I'd volunteer to help but I'm too tall. Dek would fit just fine though....
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    I assume it’s my post you are referring to, yes...

    I assume it’s my post you are referring to, yes I made them myself, I bought the polycarbonate off EBay and fitted them with a second set of wind deflector hinges on the inside of the originals...
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    I loved the idea of a hardtop until I tried...

    I loved the idea of a hardtop until I tried getting on and out of a cobra with a hardtop at stoneleigh. OK, so I'm 6'2" and the wrong side of 16 stone, but trying to get in and out of the reduced...
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    Hopefully you can do the work yourself - or my...

    Hopefully you can do the work yourself - or my advice is win the ******** lottery. Guess which route I took... but I'd go for a 4.6 RV8....

    There's a whole load of things to consider, and better...
  20. Can't disagree with you about the hairpins Alan,...

    Can't disagree with you about the hairpins Alan, Davos was fantastic, Here's to Carinthia !
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    Great to hear of a good company willing to take...

    Great to hear of a good company willing to take these wheels on, last time I damaged a wheel Image wheels in Tipton, the manufacturers, repaired it for me.
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    I went down the Galaxy route, entirely...

    I went down the Galaxy route, entirely subjectively I think they have better grip than the BFGs I had before I only have them on th rear at the moment. I think their wet grip and road noise ratings...
  23. Thread: Tuning

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    H'es not wrong in some respects - guess where my...

    H'es not wrong in some respects - guess where my car is now ! It got water in the electrics this weekend.There's a blue AK in there too.

    Maybe more accurate to say I receive no financial benefit...
  24. Thread: Tuning

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    Hi Al, +1 for Northampton Motorsport, and I...

    Hi Al,

    +1 for Northampton Motorsport, and I have no financial interest.
  25. There's enough cars in the club with personalised...

    There's enough cars in the club with personalised plates to give a robust defence against those who don't like them. I like them, always have and have one now on my cob. Having had criticism of my...
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