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    Nige That looks excellent, beautifully...

    Nige

    That looks excellent, beautifully crafted as always!! I hope you regard imitation as being the sincerest form of flattery as I shall now be doing something very similar - thank you!!
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  2. Al, Great news, must have been a relief...

    Al,

    Great news, must have been a relief when the rough running was cured! As mentioned on the other thread I am using a different (new) air control valve so hope not to have similar...
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    Martin, I have the new wishbones on my...

    Martin,

    I have the new wishbones on my Mk3, purchased in December 2009, and the caster angle is approx. 7°

    Hope this helps, take care,

    Ian
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    Jon, Sorry no, the engine did not come...

    Jon,

    Sorry no, the engine did not come with the MAF. I was planning from the outset to run with an after market ECU that would use MAP as the input so the absence of the MAF & Toyota ECU...
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    Al, I have replaced the OEM Toyota Idle...

    Al,

    I have replaced the OEM Toyota Idle Air Control on my 1UZ with a proprietary unit from BHP in order to reduce the number of ECU auxiliary outputs needed to control it. The standard unit...
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    Gary, The test, for the visibility in the...

    Gary,

    The test, for the visibility in the mirrors and of the lights, is carried out from well behind the car - I think it is 25M. So yes the rear wheel arch is in play

    Take care,
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    Gary, Really neat job beautifully...

    Gary,

    Really neat job beautifully executed, as always. You do realise that you are earning the enmity of all us other builders by setting such high standards!

    Nicest looking rear I...
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    Phil, Great work Phil! I have...

    Phil,

    Great work Phil!

    I have been unhappy with the ride height on my Sumo Mk3 since it was built. I was thinking about shorter springs for the rear to try and reduce height. More...
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    What a great little film! Most enjoyable half an...

    What a great little film! Most enjoyable half an hour I have spent in the last 37 days, thank you!!

    Take care,
    Ian
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    If 90° is the vertical measurement make sure...

    If 90° is the vertical measurement make sure that you are not measuring gravity's effect on your dial indicator rather than eccentricity of your bellhousing!


    Ian
  11. Thread: Thank you Den

    by Ian C
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    I remember being disappointed that Den was not...

    I remember being disappointed that Den was not there when I went down to Small Dole to pick up my kit in December 2009, still Penny and the other guys showed me round the factory and took good care...
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    Gary, Great work, an inspiration! I...

    Gary,

    Great work, an inspiration!

    I sometimes dread reading your posts as it is normally after some hours, or a day, in the garage when I think I have done some good work and made progress -...
  13. Thread: Towing eye

    by Ian C
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    Hi, I fitted a towing eye to my Mk.3 Sumo,...

    Hi,

    I fitted a towing eye to my Mk.3 Sumo, mainly for use on track days but it would serve for towing or loading onto a breakdown truck.

    I made a bracket out of a section of 4mm angle...
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    Tommy, Good news, another job ticked off! -...

    Tommy,

    Good news, another job ticked off! - and thank you for giving the update and concluding the thread.

    Take care,
    Ian
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    Gary, And here's mine, both LEDs. Offside is...

    Gary,

    And here's mine, both LEDs. Offside is the rear fog light and nearside is the reversing light, these were fitted after IVA

    Take care,
    Ian


    https://i.imgur.com/bpUSQsw.jpg
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    Hi, When I was swapping from the LT77 to...

    Hi,

    When I was swapping from the LT77 to the Cosworth T5 gearbox I made some measurements which I have attached below.

    Hope this helps, good luck with it


    Take care,
    Ian
  17. Thread: Almost there !!

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    Reply sent

    Reply sent
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    Tommy, Interesting, I'm no expert but the...

    Tommy,

    Interesting, I'm no expert but the first item appeared to be some form of dog.

    Moving on to the alternator, when you are turning the shaft (around 19 - 25 seconds in) does,...
  19. Thread: Almost there !!

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    Tommy, What are the niggles? - its not...

    Tommy,

    What are the niggles? - its not another drive shaft is it, I told you those welds wouldn't last!!! Hope you are in a bigger garage now?

    Thought you might both appreciate the...
  20. Thread: Almost there !!

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    Russell, In these troubled times it is...

    Russell,

    In these troubled times it is good to see a bit of good news, the car is looking really good - and a big change from when we came down for your garage meet 3 years ago this June!
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  21. Thread: project binky

    by Ian C
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    New episode of Binky now available

    New episode of Binky now available
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    Phil, Assuming that it is a Mk3 and you are...

    Phil,

    Assuming that it is a Mk3 and you are using the lower hole (for the outboard rear trailing arm pivot bolt) then the camber should be between -0.5 & -1 degree (negative camber) depending on...
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    Geoff, Ah yes, sorry I forgot you had...

    Geoff,

    Ah yes, sorry I forgot you had been over after I had fitted the O2 sensors. And yes I am cutting a slot in the body, it is currently a hole but I need a slot to allow the body to be...
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    What's an "ETA"? To answer a more sensible...

    What's an "ETA"?

    To answer a more sensible question (post #9 above) I have fitted the wideband sensors in the collector and cut a slot in the body to allow the body of the sensor / lead to pass...
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    Geoff, Glad to see that there will (may?) be...

    Geoff,

    Glad to see that there will (may?) be another Cobra replica in the north east with 21st century engineering embodied.

    Take care,
    Ian
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