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    Talk to John Gordon 01254 398476 - he sent me a...

    Talk to John Gordon 01254 398476 - he sent me a front wheel bearing kit BRT640ABS for very little cash and I am fairly sure it included the L68110 bearings. mine is a 1988 XJS but many are very...
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    Resins work really well, but follow the advice...

    Resins work really well, but follow the advice above as dust in the hole is not good. Also look at the size of the tube because some are the usual single plunger tubes and some use a special...
  3. Going off piste now, but every time a news report...

    Going off piste now, but every time a news report says 'the worst floods for 20 years' or 'the worst fires in a decade' they are shooting themselves in the foot - it has all happened before...
  4. There are many different aspects to the future...

    There are many different aspects to the future transport problem, many of them political, but the issue with UK electricity supplies is the most important as far as I can see.
    We have a finite but...
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    Apart from the lack of information, or the...

    Apart from the lack of information, or the variability of it, I believe there are more issues than just a few seals or 'o' rings - the videos that show how to remove the ethanol from a gallon of fuel...
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    Ethanol in fuel

    I have been using Lucas Safeguard at the last couple of fuel fills (Tesco Momentum) on a big block Ford and realised I would soon need more additive for this and maybe the garden tools and an older...
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    You really need to get the mechanism out and...

    You really need to get the mechanism out and properly clean and check it - they come apart quite easily....
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    I might put a small piece of very greasy rag in...

    I might put a small piece of very greasy rag in the water way and pick the bits of the lost thread out with a small screwdriver first, as it looks like the thread has come away in one or two pieces -...
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    I would suspect the earthing or lack of it. As...

    I would suspect the earthing or lack of it. As above, you must have a really good earth path around the chassis and connect everything to it, twice if you can. Check to see where gaskets or excess...
  10. Thread: Meet tomorrow

    by Rudolph
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    Hi Tony - sorry I missed this - only saw the...

    Hi Tony - sorry I missed this - only saw the message after the event! Will try harder next time. Paul
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    I used some thick black paint (hammerite...

    I used some thick black paint (hammerite probably) and covered inside the bottom 40% of the front lenses - passed no problem and thinners on a stiff brush got the paint out later. All a bit...
  12. Thread: MOT after IVA

    by Rudolph
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    Apart from the fact that DVLA keep threatening to...

    Apart from the fact that DVLA keep threatening to strike (paperwork delays and no phones answered) and in my case could not give me a direct answer to the MOT question, I don't see the point of not...
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    It's just good practice to link all the large...

    It's just good practice to link all the large lumps of metal together to get them all to the same potential and makes life much easier/safer. As the bodyshell may be non conducting, the chassis is...
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    Yes - All metal fuel tanks must have an earth...

    Yes - All metal fuel tanks must have an earth path to prevent the build up of static electricity. (this may be a separate bonding or the mounting arrangement where it does not isolate the tank), and...
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    I went to IVA (successfully) with a number plate...

    I went to IVA (successfully) with a number plate light and a boot handle fitted but no plate adaptor in between - as long as the surface under/over the light is as close to vertical as possible and...
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    MOT is for peace of mind and to give you an...

    MOT is for peace of mind and to give you an excuse to get on the road to a pre-booked appointment and drive home again. I used my local MOT tester before the IVA to do the headlight alignment and a...
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    I used the AERO2V - 82mm Locking Fuel Cap...

    I used the AERO2V - 82mm Locking Fuel Cap Assembly Satin ***Vented*** | Car Builder
    Was supposed to be temporary and I got the cheapest that looked OK and would meet IVA. Intending to change it one...
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    The Car Builder version of the aero cap worked...

    The Car Builder version of the aero cap worked for me at IVA (vented type) - just remember to fit a short length of wire to the cap to prevent it from getting lost (IVA Manual 03A - The fuel filler...
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    Always going to be a time consuming job as you...

    Always going to be a time consuming job as you will also need to remove the handbrake cable/springs/actuators etc before the calipers - as well as an opening in the bulkhead behind the seats I have a...
  20. Thread: MOT after IVA

    by Rudolph
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    Having passed IVA in December 2019 and got an age...

    Having passed IVA in December 2019 and got an age related number in Jan 2020 I found in June 20 that I had only paid for 6 months tax by mistake, so the tax demand came and required an MOT...
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    Get your cheque book out

    One month to go to save up for this one ...

    Ref 89 1965 AC Cobra Mk. III 427 SC DG (historics.co.uk)

    or try this if the first is too expensive ...

    2005 KIRKHAM Cobra 427 'Side-Oiler' For...
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    I used 2 x GS8-18-220-280 at 50N in the boot and...

    I used 2 x GS8-18-220-280 at 50N in the boot and 2 x GS8-18-350-400 at 80 N for the bonnet, all from SGS Engineering. They are stiff to lift when cold so you might get away with slightly less force,...
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    Gas struts

    I used 2 x GS8-18-220-280 at 50N in the boot and 2 x GS8-18-350-400 at 80 N for the bonnet, all from SGS Engineering. They are stiff to lift when cold so you might get away with slightly less force,...
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    Hi Matt - I too am 6'2" and (sadly) nearly 100kg...

    Hi Matt - I too am 6'2" and (sadly) nearly 100kg with size 11+ feet, but I fit in my Crendon very well (www.crendonreplicas.com). It is important to get something you can drive comfortably otherwise...
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    Should be OK for me - back on all 4 wheels! Is...

    Should be OK for me - back on all 4 wheels! Is it 12:00?
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