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  1. Thread: Python

    by Ian C
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    I always understood that the weight was taken by...

    I always understood that the weight was taken by the lower wishbone, through the spring & shock absorber, and that the function of the top wishbone was to set the camber & caster angles and control...
  2. Thread: Sumo Brakes.

    by Ian C
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    The Brembo discs are the same size (260mm) as the...

    The Brembo discs are the same size (260mm) as the standard disc so no clearance issue. I am running team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 17" wheels and plan to fit the Hi Spec 300mm rotors which require a...
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    Myles, No, it is not just you. I have heard...

    Myles,

    No, it is not just you. I have heard nothing officially, despite requests, but I am sure that the way in which pictures are hosted has changed - probably with recent upgrades to the...
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    John, Interesting, I have decided to leave...

    John,

    Interesting, I have decided to leave the clutch save as BMW (or their supplier) made it.

    From what I have read, and there does appear to be an active debate about the supposed benefits,...
  5. Sierra Pedal Box with hydraulic clutch conversion

    Sierra pedal box, converted to hydraulic clutch and used in Sumo for the last 5 years, but now being replaced with a Wilwood unit. Comes complete with clutch master cylinder and brake light switch. ...
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    Yes, that's what I did with the RV8 - some things...

    Yes, that's what I did with the RV8 - some things never change!
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    John, Hi, always nice to know you are not...

    John,

    Hi, always nice to know you are not alone!

    I too was contemplating removing the spring but am nervous as I have found over the years that things are normally there for a purpose - and...
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    Clutch slave cylinder spring pressure query

    Hi,

    I am planning on using the clutch slave cylinder & release mechanism that came with the E90 BMW gearbox when I install it behind the 1UZ.

    I will be removing the CDV when connecting...
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    Charlie, I echo what Tommy has said above...

    Charlie,

    I echo what Tommy has said above (apart from the heartless and scathing remarks about our former Snake Torque editor - even though he has been drawn to the dark side!).

    I am...
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    Jon, Thanks for the response and the link....

    Jon,

    Thanks for the response and the link. Noted that there were a couple of comments, below the video, questioning the need for the additional filling point.
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    Jon, Thanks for the response but puzzled...

    Jon,

    Thanks for the response but puzzled how it appeared to work with the Rover V8.

    What you say makes sense, so would your advice be to connect the pipe in question to the header...
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    Plumbing a 1UZ into a Sumo

    Hi,

    Still working on solving the various connection issues and have a query concerning the cooling system.

    The attached diagram is based on the plumbing that was use for the RV8...
  13. Is that Boeing's latest attempt to overcome the...

    Is that Boeing's latest attempt to overcome the 737 MAX problems?
  14. Thread: drag cobra

    by Ian C
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    Now THAT'S what you call a bonnet scoop!!!!

    Now THAT'S what you call a bonnet scoop!!!!
  15. Thread: Sumo Brakes.

    by Ian C
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    I share the, apparent, level of dissatisfaction...

    I share the, apparent, level of dissatisfaction with the brakes on the Sumo. On my build, which uses the donor Granada brakes, I upgraded the front rotors to Brembo 260mm grooved & vented with EBC...
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    Hi Kyle, Yes, that was my big worry! ...

    Hi Kyle,

    Yes, that was my big worry!

    I had visualised having to make either a big blister in the bonnet or having the air filter poking out through a hole! - not my preferred option. ...
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    I dropped the rebuilt 1UZ into the Sumo this...

    I dropped the rebuilt 1UZ into the Sumo this afternoon to check various clearance issues and to work out where to run the ECU looms to connect to the engine wiring. Delighted to find that the bonnet...
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    Phil, Yes I have seen that done, however...

    Phil,

    Yes I have seen that done, however the problem with the gull wing, as opposed to the "conventional" side window which is hinged on the windscreen side pillar, is the angles as it opens....
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    Kev, Yes I have watched all his videos...

    Kev,

    Yes I have watched all his videos (and purloined a few ideas!). However he is in a class apart and I would consider my efforts to be a bit of a bodge job compared to his beautiful...
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    Aaron, Nearly but with an element of advanced...

    Aaron,

    Nearly but with an element of advanced planning!!

    Briefly I reinforced the hardtop with aluminium tubing bonded to the inner surface and created a lip to act as a weather seal before...
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    Ditto above, I bought a hardtop from Adrian some...

    Ditto above, I bought a hardtop from Adrian some time ago. I had a very interesting chat to him when I went down to pick it up, he has had a lot of experience and knows a great deal about the...
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    James, That must have been a relief!!!! ...

    James,

    That must have been a relief!!!!

    Should rise slowly to about 50psi on start up probably drop back to 40psi when up to temperature.

    Ian
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    Jon, They look beautiful and menacing at the...

    Jon,

    They look beautiful and menacing at the same time, very nice.

    What size baffle is fitted and do you know what the noise level is?- would they pass the noise level tests for track days?
    ...
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    James, At least you now know what the problem...

    James,

    At least you now know what the problem was. The bow in the flange may well have exacerbated the problem if it was not firmly clamped. I would expect the bolts, once to the correct...
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    James, In agreement with above - sounds like...

    James,

    In agreement with above - sounds like (with the usual caveats) an exhaust gasket leak. I remember having reassembled my headers and managing somehow to have missed the stud on #8 (in my...
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