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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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    When I started the build I spent some time on...

    When I started the build I spent some time on this forum and reading various blogs by other builders and I have found them extremely useful, probably go as far to say that I would have struggled a...
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    Firstly I would like to thank you all for your...

    Firstly I would like to thank you all for your advice and encouragement I could have easily thrown in the towel last night.

    After spending the day at work thinking all this over and reading all...
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    I have just spoken to Reel Steel and they have...

    I have just spoken to Reel Steel and they have confirmed that the rpm isn't too important it is varying the RPM for the first 20 mins that is important (up to 2500). The instructions they sent me...
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    Thank you. With regards to the cam run in then...

    Thank you.

    With regards to the cam run in then the instructions I received with the cam from Reel Steel state 20 mins at between 900 - 1200 rpm. Your description does fit with what others have...
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    Thanks Kevin, I had previously thought about a...

    Thanks Kevin, I had previously thought about a catch tank; however, most of my coolant came out of the cap.
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    I am also concerned that my cheap ebay heat wrap...

    I am also concerned that my cheap ebay heat wrap might be compounding the issue and I should remove it. I realise that for the IVA I will need to put some more back on but maybe wise to spend a bit...
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    Hi Ian, If your attachments are anything like...

    Hi Ian,

    If your attachments are anything like mine they don't show up in the original post prior to posting only some Attach reference. Once posted they are shown as links that do work.
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    Hi Ian, This is what I used and as it is ready...

    Hi Ian,

    This is what I used and as it is ready mixed I just added it neat:
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