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  1. Re your vacuum source For your brakes, as others...

    Re your vacuum source For your brakes, as others have said you don’t really need it. However if you want to add a servo you can get a vacuum pump. They tend to be used on cars that have pretty...
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    No I think he's looking at around the £1100 mark...

    No I think he's looking at around the £1100 mark larger stuff. It will certainly do a job, but having used a smaller lathe and then upgraded to a Student, the difference is significant.

    I think...
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    Larry For almost every cobra using a toploader...

    Larry

    For almost every cobra using a toploader you use the shortest 14" tailhousing as its all that fits. The prop is tiny as it is! You almost certainly have the right tailhousing.

    Be aware...
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    Cheers Austin. If he goes for old British, I...

    Cheers Austin.

    If he goes for old British, I think he'll be looking for something from the 50's/60's onwards so a bit more modern. At the moment I think Chineseum is looking favourite despite my...
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    Lol, I’d forgotten that scene! She’d have...

    Lol, I’d forgotten that scene! She’d have been overboard shortly after the gin on my boat! Fortunately,mor perhaps unfortunately, my SWMBO prefers to drink it, :D
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    Could be Aaron, I’ll ask the question. ...

    Could be Aaron, I’ll ask the question. Somewhere near Northampton?
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    Given how far down that river he had to go, I...

    Given how far down that river he had to go, I always thought he packed a little light on the gin front?
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    Anyone selling a lathe?

    Hi chaps, hope you all had great Christmas's?

    Quick question as I know there are some guys here who are well versed in machining and have stuff hidden away!

    I have a friend looking for a lathe....
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    My two go to channels on YouTube Aaron!

    My two go to channels on YouTube Aaron!
  10. You're trying to mate the lifters and the cam...

    You're trying to mate the lifters and the cam lobes, in practice wear away any tiny surface irregularities that stop a film of oil separating the two components. The 2000rpm+ is mostly to ensure...
  11. Hey Aaron, its not mine but a mates car, which...

    Hey Aaron, its not mine but a mates car, which he's heavily modified for track use. We made some caliper carriers not so long ago to fit VW Touareg 6 pot front calipers for example!

    Stronger...
  12. Other than the break in 20 mins, try not to run...

    Other than the break in 20 mins, try not to run it too much if you can until you are ready to drive it. You risk glazing the bores running it on no load, particularly on a new built engine. You'll...
  13. Hi fellas Thanks for that. We couldn't find...

    Hi fellas

    Thanks for that. We couldn't find anything online either and were scratching our heads even though I used to rebuild gearboxes as part of my living many moons ago.

    It looks like we...
  14. Subaru 5MT gearbox - anyone knows these boxes? Identify this part?

    Currently repairing an Impreza 5 speed manual box with a friend. Come across something I’ve not seen before which is also the part that’s failed. Can anyone identify/explain this part?
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    I thought 427 blocks were drilled for hydraulic...

    I thought 427 blocks were drilled for hydraulic lifters from 68 onwards, but I'm drinking gin on holiday so that may be wrong! :-)
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    Be careful what you wish for. Environmental...

    Be careful what you wish for. Environmental campaigners may be good at raising awareness but their proposed solutions are often catastrophic because they refuse to consider unintended consequences. ...
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    No mention of whether its an aluminium body or...

    No mention of whether its an aluminium body or GRP?
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    I wonder if it was engine clearance related? I...

    I wonder if it was engine clearance related? I remember it was supposed to take the BMW engine, and as with all OHC engines, fitting in something that wide raised eyebrows at the time. Sounds like...
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    If my memory serves, it was built out in Sri...

    If my memory serves, it was built out in Sri Lanka. It caused a lot of debate at the time because there were glowing reports from one mag, but they were involved with it as a sales front. I...
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    is this the one from around 10 years ago, with...

    is this the one from around 10 years ago, with the BMW running gear???? RV Dynamics?
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    you probably know this already Clive, but leave...

    you probably know this already Clive, but leave the nut on a few turns.... saves getting spoke marks on your face when it finally pops free! :mrgreen:
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    Second what the others are saying Mitch, your car...

    Second what the others are saying Mitch, your car should be easily into the £30k's
    Prices have risen a lot in recent years and its a nice looking car.
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    Your car has elements of both the street car and...

    Your car has elements of both the street car and the semi comp.
    Street Car Elements
    Dash layout, also the presence of a glovebox
    Overiders, rather than quick lifts
    Underslung rather than...
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    The balancer often is, or you can add timing tape.

    The balancer often is, or you can add timing tape.
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    Its easier to dial in the advance on the gun and...

    Its easier to dial in the advance on the gun and read off zero on the pulley. However you don't need one, but you do then need an accurately marked crank pulley.
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