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    Before the rear brakes can go get buttoned up...

    Before the rear brakes can go get buttoned up though, the rear toe needs to be set - it is set using shims between the hub and the De Dion beam; the hub mounts to the beam using the bolt holes that...
  2. Interesting video - "The invention of the Ford V8 Engine"

    OK, it's no FE or Cobra .. but it's an interesting story of how Ford produced their first low-cost single-casting V8 engine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RB3z1er9Sw
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    I tried, I really tried - I know I have pictures...

    I tried, I really tried - I know I have pictures of them sitting in the car and everything, but I can't find them now.. they were Lotus Probax seats from the Exige/VXR220, hands-down the most...
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    Your description of the mounting bracket gave it...

    Your description of the mounting bracket gave it away .. and I thought "I'm sure I've seen that somewhere.." - I've stared at their page of driveline stuff a lot trying to figure out what clutch bits...
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    Does it look like this one?...

    Does it look like this one? https://roadcraftuk.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=45_139_147&product_id=606
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    The sump isn't actually the lowest part with the...

    The sump isn't actually the lowest part with the sump that I have .. which, er.. is either Canton or someone else :lol: I haven't seen it in a few months now! The bell housing is an inch or so lower...
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    Oops, forgot to reply to you earlier :) I have...

    Oops, forgot to reply to you earlier :) I have two bonnets - one has the giant Dax scoop (that one) and the other is a plain bonnet with no scoop to which I can add the 'original style' scoop that I...
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    After moving the car in summer 2016, I took the...

    After moving the car in summer 2016, I took the opportunity to do some measuring - like how much (or little) clearance to the bonnet and floor the car might have when all is said and done; the car is...
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    I even sprung for the aluminium Edelbrock...

    I even sprung for the aluminium Edelbrock waterpump to replace the cast iron original .. adding lightness. To my wallet. :lol: :)
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    The engine (and massive pile of parts) is...

    The engine (and massive pile of parts) is currently here: http://www.probuildamerican.com/

    The 428 is becoming a 462 stroker, Eddy heads, intake, carb etc :)
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    You were most welcome! Strangely I can't find any...

    You were most welcome! Strangely I can't find any pictures of that.. I must have kept it incognito :mrgreen:

    I also missed out the time I spent the day on my back under your car wrestling with...
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    I'm sure Jon Kox's chassis preparation is to a...

    I'm sure Jon Kox's chassis preparation is to a better standard - don't forget, I bought all my stuff under previous management, as they say :)

    Anyway - we're almost up to when I moved house in...
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    Lost, to the mists of time :razz: I can't even...

    Lost, to the mists of time :razz: I can't even find the pictures, now, of the seats in the car..
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    Crap powder coating - there were sections where...

    Crap powder coating - there were sections where it hadn't adhered to the chassis at all due to (most likely) poor prep, but because powder coat becomes a sort of homogenous thing, that didn't become...
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    The pace quickened.. because I had an imminent...

    The pace quickened.. because I had an imminent house move approaching!


    March 2016 saw the front suspension basically complete:
    https://i.ibb.co/7CHdstH/image.png


    And me dealing with rust...
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    Yep .. it's basically all your fault! And the...

    Yep .. it's basically all your fault! And the constant nagging by Kevin :mrgreen:

    I have a few days worth of posts saved up.. next one coming up!
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    2016 arrives, three years after I got properly...

    2016 arrives, three years after I got properly started and .. well.


    The hubs came back from refurb looking shiny and new, with new bearings and so on all nicely set up (except the fronts):...
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    What kit are you putting them on? I can take...

    What kit are you putting them on? I can take measurements from mine if that'll help - I can tell you now that the spacing on the rear bumper tubes is wider than the spacing on the quickjacks (at...
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    Somewhere in here, I managed to pick up a few...

    Somewhere in here, I managed to pick up a few bits that I thought would come in useful for the build.. namely:


    A fully running 390cuin Ford FE engine
    A partially stripped 428cuin Ford FE engine...
  20. Thread: Winter Lay Up

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    You must get cramp keeping your fingers crossed...

    You must get cramp keeping your fingers crossed for six months at a time, Clive! :mrgreen:
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    When I bought them, the cost was $18 plus $24...

    When I bought them, the cost was $18 plus $24 shipping via USPS (the cheapest route), that's $42 or £34..

    £34 + 3.5% + 20% = £42, plus whatever the postal service charges to clear customs (£9,...
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    Early 2012 saw me road trip to deepest, darkest...

    Early 2012 saw me road trip to deepest, darkest Wales to purchase an XJ40 donor off a man who declared "I hope you aren't going to break it for one of those kit cars, this car is too good for that!"...
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    Aaron's Dax De Dion build thread

    I thought I'd try and start a 'build blog' post here - I'm going to have to go back and fill in the blanks of all the historical stuff I've done, but maybe I'll be more inclined to keep this up to...
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    I ordered mine from Finishline - they fit the Dax...

    I ordered mine from Finishline - they fit the Dax body just fine so I can't imagine they wouldn't fit the AK too.

    You'll probably end up paying import duty - shipping is expensive and duty is...
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    You could try Centre Gravity - I don't know if...

    You could try Centre Gravity - I don't know if they've done a De Dion, but they've certainly done Cobras: http://www.centregravity.co.uk/

    The rear is simple to set up, just a ball-ache because it...
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