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    Later 882 heads have hardened induction seat...

    Later 882 heads have hardened induction seat valves so not all.bad news. They have 76cc chamber low compression and flow ok.
    Thin casting so check for cracks between valves.
    Going to a larger...
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    Not best time of the year for the captured...

    Not best time of the year for the captured audience of open top motoring but our cars are a niche market.
    Nice example. Good luck with the sale.
  3. I had the barrel and an ignition key come with...

    I had the barrel and an ignition key come with mine but prefer the on dash ignition key and push button starter. Having the shaft already modified for 9/16 36 spline. Check if your rack end is also...
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    Has the motor spun the engine in the past or is...

    Has the motor spun the engine in the past or is it a new starter motor. New starter motor might need shimming. If its been fine in the past check battery terminals and battery charge. Bench testing...
  5. The Honeywell systems seem to have less problems...

    The Honeywell systems seem to have less problems and slightly cheaper if you want zone controls and thermostat controls. I cannot remember which one out of the Nest or Hive needs there network...
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    A good indicator is the state of your spark...

    A good indicator is the state of your spark plugs. If your valve guides are worn they will be blacking up and exhaust pipe black. Burning oil could be other reasons ( piston rings) but as you say on...
  7. Thread: Galaxies

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    I noticed a difference going to Valvoline Vr1...

    I noticed a difference going to Valvoline Vr1 20:50 from my old oil (GTX) of about 5 psi more when hot and 2500 rpm. Vr1 cold 80 psi and hot 20 psi Ford Cleveland 1971, which is open vented. I now...
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    I fined the traction very good and so much better...

    I fined the traction very good and so much better in the wet. No white line tracking or loss of traction like I had with the BF Goodrich' s .
    The main concern my tyre fitter had was split rim...
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    A change to ali heads is a good improvement if...

    A change to ali heads is a good improvement if you had standard heads. Measure of chamber size and upping the compression adds all easy power upgrade but a lot of the ali upgrades also have there...
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    Chris, It needed three people around the tyre...

    Chris,

    It needed three people around the tyre to hold in position and finally the bead held. The said they no longer had an air blaster which blows a large amount of air from a compressed tank...
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    I thought the bottom shims for the pivot shafts...

    I thought the bottom shims for the pivot shafts are just to make sure they are parallel to each other and the camber is set with the U/J drive shaft shims. I ordered new shims as the surfaces of the...
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    Always pre-fill with oil. Top up and soak for...

    Always pre-fill with oil. Top up and soak for five mins and top up again. It soaks up a lot and I don't want any dry parts on start up. Change it every year with new oil without fail. They say store...
  13. Thread: Manifold bolting

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    If you have cast heads. I have a different engine...

    If you have cast heads. I have a different engine but I have bolts for my headers and find some have tight access but I can get on most with a socket or attached u/j or racket ring spanners. I would...
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    Your almost there with the smaller flange but as...

    Your almost there with the smaller flange but as you say the corners are tight. Are you using 0.625" 1.6mm 304 stainless. I would wait until the heads arrive as you might make them all to nicely fit...
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    PM sent I can up load them for you .

    PM sent I can up load them for you .
  16. Thread: IVA Wing Mirrors

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    Those wing mirrors must of been made for the...

    Those wing mirrors must of been made for the windscreen or is it just by luck that its a standard width of fixing. It's strange how sometimes things work out and without to much work !
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    Paul, I feel revealed and now can sleep at...

    Paul,

    I feel revealed and now can sleep at night as if I need to fix it my self lol

    Great result and glad you got to the bottom of it. Good to hear it was at the top end not a major engine out...
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    Aaron, Working with a short stub 2" and...

    Aaron,

    Working with a short stub 2" and stretch using dolly. Your tube looks slightly undersized or it could be optical elision. Having the correct diameter tube will need less work to work to a...
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    Not sure how they will control your charging if...

    Not sure how they will control your charging if you have batteries and solar effectively off grid charging your vehicle. They would have to legislate all chargers to have meters and then charging you...
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    Dax have one already in development so it will be...

    Dax have one already in development so it will be interesting to see if and when they launch it.

    You need the sound of a V8 which is part of the driving experience of any cobra. Until it becomes...
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    Gav, Looking at your figures. Is the weight...

    Gav,

    Looking at your figures. Is the weight correct for your car? Engines do vary a lot from light V8 all aluminium to all cast.

    Serv brake front
    Left 201kgf, right 191kgf = 392 kgf
    ...
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    I would pull the pads out of the fronts and see...

    I would pull the pads out of the fronts and see if you have rust build up on the pistons. Pull off the dust shields and look at the pistons for any pitting. I had one lazy piston in the front four...
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    The front brake system has double the surface...

    The front brake system has double the surface area of the rear pistons so the same amount of fluid moment will give double the pressure to the front brakes.
    Something is amiss if the rears lock up...
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    At 1.29 into the video clearly states the second...

    At 1.29 into the video clearly states the second cylinder comes into operation as the two open holes to the reservoir are closed at different stages so pressure is applied at different times...
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    I think that is 26psi lol .

    I think that is 26psi lol .
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