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    Your Hawk looks like the one I built many moons...

    Your Hawk looks like the one I built many moons ago - A great kit by the way.

    With a few legal eagles in our family it is BEST to conform
    Imagine losing your shirt because you fitted bumpers ...
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    I’ve NEVER built a car for IVA. All my (old)...

    I’ve NEVER built a car for IVA.
    All my (old) previous Cobra builds had bumpers and overriders fitted.

    It is so easy to circumvent the Rules but I’d like the car
    to be street legal from...
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    Try removing the oil light switch and leaving the...

    Try removing the oil light switch and leaving the oil pressure gauge side alone.
    No need to look elsewhere when the pressure gauge tells you all you'll need to know.

    Spark plug removal will let...
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    Look at your own photo and you'll see the ports...

    Look at your own photo and you'll see the ports
    Oil pressure switch and the oil light switch.

    Have a go at the cheap and easy squeezy bottle method to get some oil around the gears and down the...
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    ALL my 6 Cobra builds have used the Rover v8 ...

    ALL my 6 Cobra builds have used the Rover v8

    Your oil pick-up pipe has drained and the pump now needs OIL

    Forget about pulling the dizzy and then having to time it again untill
    You have tried...
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    Spacer to the stub axle I found this Jaguar...

    Spacer to the stub axle

    I found this Jaguar cars DVD to be helpful
    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/21/21_seats123.jpg
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    Spacer at other side...

    Spacer at other side
    http://www.erareplicas.com/427man/jagrear/rhub_axle.htm
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIAR6mZLnlM
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    £3 handbrake v an expensive option Modified...

    £3 handbrake v an expensive option
    Modified clutch cable with a very nice curve
    Works a treat !
    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/21/21_181.jpg
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    Nice to be different with my old 3.54...

    Nice to be different with my old 3.54 (modified)Jag IRS and homemade cover.
    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/21/21_beerkeg695.jpg

    Nearly 40 years ago when I built my 1st Cobra ( a 2-piece DJ...
  10. Fibreglass gelcoat does not like being put under...

    Fibreglass gelcoat does not like being put under stress by flexing, twisting or door slamming.

    How many have followed others and now find stress cracks appearing or are they still forming their...
  11. Motivation It helps down the line if you want to...

    Motivation
    It helps down the line if you want to lift off the shell for any major work
    ( eg getting to those rear exhaust manifold bolts - I jest )
    or to freshen up the chassis with paint.
    ...
  12. Just make sure it is secured front, middle and...

    Just make sure it is secured front, middle and back and you'll have no problem.
    This contraption made life easy

    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/21/21_noflex.jpg


    Just think about it...
  13. Riveting and bonding the bodyshell - Why?

    Has anyone wanted to remove the bodyshell and find you'll need to cut the it off the chassis?

    What is the point of drilling all those beautifully positioned holes and securing the body to the...
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    Note to self Never use a machine shop that...

    Note to self

    Never use a machine shop that doesn’t have a web site.

    Never question a locally known and respected machine shop
    owner if the propshaft on his lathe knows whether it is for a...
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    £200+ .....well, why not. All those that...

    £200+ .....well, why not.

    All those that like to splash the cash - look away now
    R.A. Brodies & Son
    Have used them in ALL my builds
    Think the last propshaft (LandRover) was about £70 to...
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    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/20/20_1678.j...

    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/20/20_1678.jpg

    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/20/20_2475.jpg
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    My my my – a long road for a shortcut Now...

    My my my – a long road for a shortcut

    Now that you have found out raising the gearbox is a no no
    then……….
    secure your gearbox rubber mount to the chassis mount
    Remove your rubber...
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    2-piece detachable transmission cover

    Suit Dax bodyshell

    Front bulkhead flange fitted with rivnuts
    Bolts to floor
    Easy access to Jag rear brakes
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    The manufacturer got the prop angle bang on right...

    The manufacturer got the prop angle bang on right at 90 degress
    Perpendicular to the ground
    Moving it – and upsetting all the geometry ( no way)

    Without seeing your set up..
    The answer is to...
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    That is why you dump the Corsa Electrickery...

    That is why you dump the Corsa Electrickery column switch wiring and fit
    good old BL Mini switches to your EPAS column and the wiper wiring becomes so easy
    Colours all match.
    A nice little grp...
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    Electrickery - don't you just love the...

    Electrickery - don't you just love the manufacturer's diagrams.
    Well easy for those bright sparks that can understand them.

    I made up a few KISS diagrams on my cars.

    ...
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    Rover V8 block hugger exhaust maifolds

    2 manifolds
    2 downpipes

    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/20/20_seats118.jpg

    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/20/20_seats120.jpg
    ...
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    Funny you should say that.... It does look a...

    Funny you should say that....

    It does look a bit busy around propshaft area with electrics and fuel lines.
    Have you considered using the area under the door, behind the side trim panel to route...
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    Two 6mm thick adjustment shims from the kit...

    Two 6mm thick adjustment shims from the kit manufacturer comes to 12mm yet Jaguar provide only a few thin shims for minor adjustments.
    I am confident the ball joint will only need to be moved...
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    Blast.......... Looks like I'll be doing the...

    Blast..........

    Looks like I'll be doing the same to my rear wings as you have done Kuga
    A bit of cutting and glassfibre work to make those 295 tyres sit flush
    All this hassle for seeing 1/2" of...
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