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    Yes perhaps a bit optimistic but I was very...

    Yes perhaps a bit optimistic but I was very reluctant to spray my powder extinguisher over my engine.

    Interestingly it did only burn momentarily and then just steamed a lot.

    As the exhaust wrap...
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    I can certainly vouch for coolant being...

    I can certainly vouch for coolant being flammable. Watch below from about 2:50. My fault I didn't have the cap on properly.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayFlhtrDi10
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    exhaust wrap coating

    All those that use exhaust wrap on their headers has anyone sprayed the wrap with Themo-Tec exhaust wrap coating, for example?
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    Good to hear it is all running. I am far from an...

    Good to hear it is all running. I am far from an expert but I was advised regarding timing from some very knowledgeable guys on this forum.

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57677
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    I was advised to set my timing to 12-14 advanced...

    I was advised to set my timing to 12-14 advanced at tick over. That is all in mech and vac.
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    I am starting to get my head around setting up...

    I am starting to get my head around setting up the carb and would be interested to know what you did. Also your engine size? Thank you.
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    You can still use the manual choke with no cable...

    You can still use the manual choke with no cable but it will cancel if you use the throttle. I have a 3.5 with Edlebrock 500 (which is factory settings) and use my choke for tick over when...
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    Wiper motor

    I am looking to purchase a suitable wiper motor kit for my Pilgrim Sumo mk3 build. I have seen a kit in car builder solutions that looks ideal but I am unsure of which sweep angle to choose. I am...
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    Hi David, Jim at JRV8 might be able to help...

    Hi David,

    Jim at JRV8 might be able to help you out. Failing that search for a seller called room05 on ebay as he has helped me with a lot of parts before. If he doesn't have what you need on...
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    Thank you for all the feed back. I think for the...

    Thank you for all the feed back. I think for the sake of my neighbor's I will fit the choke.
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    RV8 Choke

    I have read in several places that people don't tend to fit the choke to a RV8 engine. I have a 3.5L RV8 with Edlebrock 1404 carb. If I start it using the choke on full and gradually let it off in...
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    Yes very relieved it was the gasket. I...

    Yes very relieved it was the gasket. I completely rebuilt the engine myself having never done anything like it before. I think it will be a while before I can relax when it is running, I keep...
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    Now that makes more sense, thank you.

    Now that makes more sense, thank you.
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    On my ETB gauges the oil pressure gauge has LB/O"...

    On my ETB gauges the oil pressure gauge has LB/O" as a unit. What is this and how does it compare to psi? thank you.
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    New gaskets arrived today and now all fitted and...

    New gaskets arrived today and now all fitted and torqued up. Engine sounding much better and no noises from around the manifolds.

    Whilst I have the Pilgrim manifolds my side pipes are custom...
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    I was just looking at my exhaust manifold, which...

    I was just looking at my exhaust manifold, which is a plate that spans all 4 chambers with tubes welded to it. If I place it face down on a flat surface (I used my spirit level) it curls up about...
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    Absolutely it was somewhat of a relief to see.

    Absolutely it was somewhat of a relief to see.
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    Firstly as always thank you for all your advice...

    Firstly as always thank you for all your advice and suggestions.

    It appears that I may never get promoted from Chief bottle washer and tea boy.

    I have just removed my exhaust and manifold and...
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    Hi Guys, I have been away for a few days so...

    Hi Guys,

    I have been away for a few days so not had chance to investigate this any further; however I have tried to record the noise and uploaded it to youtube. Please follow the link and I would...
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    I think most of the key items should be covered...

    I think most of the key items should be covered by the Haynes manual eg donor parts and engine. I did ask Pilgrim the same question and I don't think any guidelines exist.
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    Not sure I will check.

    Not sure I will check.
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    Hi Ian, New camshaft, tappets, valves and...

    Hi Ian,

    New camshaft, tappets, valves and springs but original push rods and rockers. I only had a very slight skim on cylinder heads so had assumed all would be fine. Not sure how to set...
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    RV8 Tapping noise

    OK, well I seem to have sorted the timing and no fires for a few days so just having a good look over the engine whilst running. I have found that there is a tapping noise coming from number 2...
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    I sprayed mine back first then used a paint pen,...

    I sprayed mine back first then used a paint pen, finally spraying over the whole thing with a clear coat.

    https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/uni-ball-white-px_21-paint-marker/606589-1000

    I would...
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    Yes very relieved to have sorted the big issues...

    Yes very relieved to have sorted the big issues and glad I managed to get it sorted with the advice on here.

    Whilst I would strongly advocate fire extinguishers the irony is that the whole time I...
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