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    Graham One to possibly keep in mind once you...

    Graham

    One to possibly keep in mind once you have been through the basic checks could be a starter problem. A number of years ago a friend had and MG RV8 and had an issue with charging that...
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    I think i've satisfied myself there aren't any...

    I think i've satisfied myself there aren't any leaks at the manifold. More sealant in the slip joints would have been the answer, i just ran a single bead around the inside of the side pipe slip...
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    OK. Situation improved to a satisfactory point...

    OK. Situation improved to a satisfactory point for now.

    I've had the carb looked at and fuelling idle jet changed, timing checked and advance curve adjusted so its still running well (as per...
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    OK chaps. It's been a wee while so up date as...

    OK chaps. It's been a wee while so up date as promised. No real news or progress but some satisfaction and item 2 can now be ruled out.

    I had wanted the carb looked at because I have had a wee...
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    Clive Try RS Components, albeit you will get...

    Clive

    Try RS Components, albeit you will get cheaper elsewhere. Any tubing or industrial instrument calibration shop should be able to provide if you have one locally.

    Swagelok and Parkers are...
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    Gonna need to investigate some of these...

    Gonna need to investigate some of these...
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    OK - to close this one off, switch replaced and...

    OK - to close this one off, switch replaced and lights ok.

    Checked wiring by disconnecting a switch and shorting together, lights worked
    Removed old sensor, fitted new. Minimal loss of fluid,...
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    A few new ones in there that I haven't come...

    A few new ones in there that I haven't come across, will need to have a nosey
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    You Tube Favourites

    Having all but given up with terrestrial TV and too tight to pay for Sky, I've taken to watching various Amazon and Youtube channels. Theres loads of great stuff scattered around. I seem to have...
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    My googling prior to posting had indicated 5.1 is...

    My googling prior to posting had indicated 5.1 is generally the safe bet, hence the conclusion if a top-up is required and you don't know whats in the system (as I don't) put that in. By the time I...
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    Thanks I didn't think that an air bubble might...

    Thanks

    I didn't think that an air bubble might be trapped but agree that would definitely cause the symptoms. Will try that first at the weekend. New switch should be here Friday or Saturday so I...
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    Having read the above and having a similar...

    Having read the above and having a similar dilemma myself, (as I don't know what the system has in it) and needing to break into the system to replace brake switch, it would seem sensible to do a...
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    Scratch point 3, I see there is a separate live...

    Scratch point 3, I see there is a separate live thread on it at he moment

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62622
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    Brake Fluid Compatibility

    Evening Folks

    This is hopefully an easy couple or 3 questions for those in the know on brake fluid.
    I need to change the brake light pressure switch as I've just discovered my brakes lights only...
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    The floats are fine as I checked them previously...

    The floats are fine as I checked them previously after reading the Holley manual so my thinking now is the overfuelling which in my simple non carb mind comes down to jets.

    The guy up here that...
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    Ok todays update. Possibly a slight leak on...

    Ok todays update. Possibly a slight leak on manifolds, hard to tell, definitely no sign of fumes escaping though.

    Pulled a couple of plugs and definitely running overly rich. Should have done...
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    The original place I had suspected was where the...

    The original place I had suspected was where the side pipes push over the headers. I imagine there's a decent overlap though.

    Will report back when I get a chance to look, the cars stays elsewhere...
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    I only got it last year, the old owner did a...

    I only got it last year, the old owner did a great job on it and ran it that way but didn't do many miles in it. I suspect there's no sound deadening in the exhausts as well but they are fully...
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    I've been away from big american V8's for a while...

    I've been away from big american V8's for a while and have maybe lost my immunity to the smells and vapours associated with Eau de garage. The new sanitised vehicle world just isn't the same.
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    I will call this one, 'Waiting...' ...

    I will call this one, 'Waiting...'

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49687065983_1393804607_c.jpg

    ....for fuel :p
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    Quick update. Some of the manifold bolts could...

    Quick update. Some of the manifold bolts could have been tighter but weren't exactly loose. Tightened them up and it made no difference. Looks like next step is gasket or high temp silicone.

    I...
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    Seems a reciprocal agreement with any US members...

    Seems a reciprocal agreement with any US members would be useful. Birthday presents back and forth of course....
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    If you need something quickly for a bit of paint...

    If you need something quickly for a bit of paint protection until you get metal ones have a look at these.
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    Thanks Gents Will have a nosey at the weekend...

    Thanks Gents

    Will have a nosey at the weekend and report back...
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    Carb tuning or Exhaust drawing air?

    Hi Chaps

    Quick question for the engine and carb guys.

    On lift off anywhere above about 2500 rpm I'm getting a loud popping from exhaust. When I say loud, I mean like a rifle shot on gear...
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