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    I know, that's the problem, but it works out...

    I know, that's the problem, but it works out cheaper than the fuel for mine to cover 2000 miles!! They are expensive, no dispute, but so is a trip off-road. All about needs and choices. They...
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    If you want sticky then the Yokohama AO52 is...

    If you want sticky then the Yokohama AO52 is very, very good. It's basically a road legal racing tyre. The downside is you won't get too many miles but it will keep you on the road. I have found them...
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    I don't know anything about Edelbrock carbs but...

    I don't know anything about Edelbrock carbs but if it was a Holley I would start by upping the accelerator nozzles (usually up 3 sizes). Looks like you can do similar with Edelbrocks...
  4. Thread: Best Battery

    by ChrisP
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    Assuming all your wiring is sorted, if you want a...

    Assuming all your wiring is sorted, if you want a good cranking battery I can recommend LX24MF which is Lucas and branded XVSupreme. Cranks my big block easily no matter what. It’s a dual...
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    Thanks Gav, that’s all useful background. Yes,...

    Thanks Gav, that’s all useful background. Yes, internal slave which is a standard GM part. He fitted a new pilot bearing and carefully measured all that to suit the Porsche torque tube so hopefully...
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    Chevrolet LS1 Clutch Query

    Any LS1 clutch experience out there??

    My son has fitted an LS1 to a Porsche 944. He bought a conversion kit from the states including bellhousing and clutch. However, he is having clutch problems....
  7. Thread: Clean & Shiny

    by ChrisP
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    I’m sure you will get dozens of different...

    I’m sure you will get dozens of different answers but whatever I have tried I always go back to Peek Cleaning Polish, works for me!
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    Thanks Boss, good to know they are a sound...

    Thanks Boss, good to know they are a sound company (they did a great job on the phone) and £45k sounds about right then.
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    Really, £100! I am rural but I guess Perth is a...

    Really, £100! I am rural but I guess Perth is a long way from anywhere!!!! I paid £300 last year and thought I was doing well at £200. I've paid it now anyway.
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    Insurance and 'agreed value'

    I have just insured my Dax with ClassicLine for what i think is a good deal at around £200.

    They have offered me an 'agreed valuation'. I could do with some help on what a 1986 Dax with a FE 427...
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    All the above plus K&N do a high flow one, part...

    All the above plus K&N do a high flow one, part number HP-3001 which is what I use currently. I have always used the longer versions.
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    Put a replacement MGB tank in my Dax last year....

    Put a replacement MGB tank in my Dax last year. Worth noting though that the new ones are a lot thinner than they used to be! My configuration meant blanking off the old filler and putting a new one...
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    I raced F1 Stock Cars throughout the Eighties....

    I raced F1 Stock Cars throughout the Eighties. I'd never heard of a Cobra but a friend used a 427 Ford engine in his car and offered it to me when he gave up. I knew little about them but I knew it...
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    Whichford TT last night

    OK, so there were two green Dax Cobra’s at this brilliant event last night, I was in one, who was in the other one???? If it was you then make contact, our cars were scarily similar!!
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    I have b&w on mine too now, they look the part....

    I have b&w on mine too now, they look the part. You never know though, I once got fined for having a dirty plate by a jobsworth man in blue!! Worth the risk though and I do have the modern ones in...
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    OK, it’s scanned! Looks quite good actually. Do...

    OK, it’s scanned! Looks quite good actually. Do you guys want to PM me your email addresses and I will mail it. Or what is the best way to share??
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    Just checked, the manual is 1986. Incredibly...

    Just checked, the manual is 1986. Incredibly basic but does have a diagram showing body fixings. Will get it scanned
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    I think it’s 1985 or 6. I will get it scanned...

    I think it’s 1985 or 6. I will get it scanned and let you both know when it’s done (hopefully Thursday). Happy to share. I have also altered the steering rack position by making up an adapter to...
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    I have an early Dax manual. It’s pretty basic...

    I have an early Dax manual. It’s pretty basic but happy to share. Let me know what you want. I suppose it would be possible to copy the whole thing and mail it or could scan relevant pages
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    Same tyres and pressures as my Dax but I don’t...

    Same tyres and pressures as my Dax but I don’t have the problems you have. A hydraulic thrust bearing in the clutch is much better than the arm operated type if you don’t already have that....
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    Good luck! I did my 30 year old Dax last year in...

    Good luck! I did my 30 year old Dax last year in similar circumstances. I think it was last used in anger about 20 years ago! Amazing how good it looks after all that time. I had to put a new tank in...
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    I don’t trust any handbrake with pre 1970...

    I don’t trust any handbrake with pre 1970 heritage!! As I said, mine just about works with the standard set up and adapted jag lever but I would not leave the car anywhere without it being in gear!...
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    Just bought Biondo Racing line locks for mine...

    Just bought Biondo Racing line locks for mine (although my jag handbrake does hold - just!). You can get them on EBay or from CM Frost. You'll need two 1/8 NPT to 10mm metric fittings,...
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    I find my UJ can dry out so regularly dribble a...

    I find my UJ can dry out so regularly dribble a bit of 3:1 in to the joints (other brands available!) ideally with the front wheels off the ground so I can work it in a bit before it runs off. I...
  25. Thread: Holley tuning

    by ChrisP
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    BTW, I run a 427FE with two 600 carbs, toploader...

    BTW, I run a 427FE with two 600 carbs, toploader and 2.88 diff. Generally get 10 to 15mpg cruising but definitely NOT when having fun! I also run octane booster and timing 16 BTDC. Mallory ignition,...
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