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    That's interesting to know. Perhaps a more...

    That's interesting to know. Perhaps a more reasonable 383 should be the limit for the sake of reliability.
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    These can be expanded out to 427 cu I believe but...

    These can be expanded out to 427 cu I believe but I don’t know if that overstresses them. Certainly the route I want to take if it’s safe enough to do so.
    You can do more with a Windsor but the...
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    My engine is a pre 1974 and thus is visual smoke...

    My engine is a pre 1974 and thus is visual smoke only. I don’t know if the law has changed for new builds with old engines but if it hasn’t then that’s a consideration.
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    If you are not up to building an engine yourself...

    If you are not up to building an engine yourself then why not ask someone to build one for you? Unless of course you are after a particular engine? Would work out cheaper I would have thought. I...
  5. So glad to hear the Cobra is staying. I lost my...

    So glad to hear the Cobra is staying.
    I lost my Cobra once due to my ex wife's overspending some years ago. It broke my heart. Bought it back last year and it will never leave my possession again.
    ...
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    Where did you get those stalks from? Been looking...

    Where did you get those stalks from? Been looking for some like that for a while.

    David.
  7. Many thanks Steve. Much better nick than mine. ...

    Many thanks Steve. Much better nick than mine.

    Best regards,

    David.
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    Have you replaced the stalk lately by any chance?...

    Have you replaced the stalk lately by any chance? Not all stalks are the same. They differ between saloon and hatch back models and that will also cause problems. Same connection plugs but wired...
  9. Hi Steve. PM sent. You already have my number....

    Hi Steve.

    PM sent. You already have my number.

    Regards,

    David
  10. I would say a basic tool kits comprising of both...

    I would say a basic tool kits comprising of both metric and imperial spanners, 1/4 and 3/8 drive sockets with extensions. Good quality screwdriver set, hammers and torque wrench.
    These things will...
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    Building a car is within most people's grasp, but...

    Building a car is within most people's grasp, but it does depend on how far you want to go with the build. The basic car is reasonably straight forward. With the chassis, running gear and brakes it's...
  12. Hi Steve. I would like to pencil my name on...

    Hi Steve.

    I would like to pencil my name on the steering column please as mine has a bit of play between the inner and outer collapsible portion.
    I should be heading north for work next Monday if...
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    A massive thank you to those who exploited the...

    A massive thank you to those who exploited the fabulous weather and ventured out in their prized possessions to the Horton Inn.
    Two apologies on my part.
    1. I was all togged up, shades on, hat...
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    I don't think they do. They open at 11 so I think...

    I don't think they do. They open at 11 so I think their first meals are lunch.
    Square and Compass do really good warm pasties and home pressed cider of different varieties.

    David
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    We aim to be there for 11 o'clock and usually are...

    We aim to be there for 11 o'clock and usually are there till about 12.30-1.00.
    If anyone wants to join me to the Square and Compass in the Purbecks it's about a 45 minute to an hour drive there via...
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    Weather looking excellent for tomorrow so please,...

    Weather looking excellent for tomorrow so please, let's see how many can attend. Bright sunshine all through the day and not too cold at 18 degrees.
    Thinking of going to Square and Compass at Worth...
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    The only thing I keep replacing is the fuel. On...

    The only thing I keep replacing is the fuel. On too regular basis!!

    But due a gearbox change within the next month. On the 2nd diff, 2nd set of handbrake calipers, and....oh yes, the complete...
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    Beaulieu autojumble this weekend as well. May go...

    Beaulieu autojumble this weekend as well. May go in the Passat Shooting Break on Saturday with a pocket full of change and an empty car and see how much I can fill it!

    Look forward to catching up...
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    MOT passed!
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    Can the insurance process be stopped and cancelled therefore not registered? Obviously the insurance company are aware but at the end of the day they will not want to fork out any money although they...
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    8th September Horton Inn.

    A week and a bit to go till the second Sunday at the Horton Inn. I am hoping to make it subject to weather. Car in for MOT tomorrow then joining the American Dream cars on the Quay on Friday if she...
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    Poole Quay 30th August.

    There is an event on Poole Quay, American Drean Cars next Friday 30th August. I went last year and it's a good event. They close the road to only allow American cars, both modern and classic. A...
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    Poole Quay 30th August

    There is an event on Poole Quay, American Drean Cars next Friday 30th August. I went last year and it's a good event. They close the road to only allow American cars, both modern and classic. A...
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    Done that many times. Eventually I had to replace...

    Done that many times. Eventually I had to replace the callipers as the auto adjust mechanism became non existent. Luckily I found new, old stock. The handbrake now works as well as it ever will do.
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    Emissions are visual smoke only as the engine is...

    Emissions are visual smoke only as the engine is a 1972 unit. Or at least the block is!!
    The handbrake is the inboard XJ6 affair whose efficiency is questionable to say the least. Should be no...
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