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    Bought off them a couple of months ago. Nice chap.

    Bought off them a couple of months ago. Nice chap.
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    All personal choice. They do look cool but from a...

    All personal choice. They do look cool but from a practical perspective only Never seen the point of a hardtop outside of racing.

    Soft top or tonneau on for parking up on dry days for me.

    Did...
  3. I do have a pair of custom made 11.5” 235lb...

    I do have a pair of custom made 11.5” 235lb cortina mk4/5 front springs if it’s of any interest.... ordered and fitted once then I realised they were the wrong height for mine.
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    Here.... Only H rated in that size... but still,...

    Here.... Only H rated in that size... but still, thats rated to perform at 130mph with twice the weight of a cobra on it....
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    Those are the ones.... north hants tyres had them...

    Those are the ones.... north hants tyres had them designed and produced originally.
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    I wrote a review of the galaxys on mine - still...

    I wrote a review of the galaxys on mine - still feel they are the right 15" tyre choice for roadgoing cobras, V rated, proper sidewall construction, look the part & the grip/compound lasts (unlike...
  7. 26psi is a bit high... might even be too much to...

    26psi is a bit high... might even be too much to get a good contact patch. Could check by using chalk across the tyre and checking after a short drive. I run 23 rear 21 fronts on my mk2 rv8 which...
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    Sorry to hear that... Bread and butter for Cheng...

    Sorry to hear that... Bread and butter for Cheng at thunder road.
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    Thanks to all that replied. Issue is finally...

    Thanks to all that replied. Issue is finally resolved.

    I shimmed the front - looked perfect, but once the car glued been driven, it frustratingly settled again. The issue was caused by incorrect...
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    First you probably have linear springs - so...

    First you probably have linear springs - so winding them up does not affect how much weight it takes to compress them. it also takes a bit of movement for the weight and springs to settle to it’s...
  11. Thread: Yippee

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    Well done! A real achievement.

    Well done! A real achievement.
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    Compare that with my recent conversations with...

    Compare that with my recent conversations with Dave at Dampertech re non standard springs & coilovers for my pilgrim. The mans an expert, very patient, willing to go and measure stuff to compare and...
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    Could you please post a pic of the bracket?

    Could you please post a pic of the bracket?
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    Yes please! Mine keeps fraying where it goes...

    Yes please! Mine keeps fraying where it goes through the bulkhead too...
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    for resale or insurance? I've got a mk2 with...

    for resale or insurance?

    I've got a mk2 with 4.6 rv8 on an agreed value policy of 28k. In the event of a full loss, I doubt you'd be able to walk into a dealer and buy a car to that spec for less...
  16. Thread: Sumo Brakes.

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    Have you tried fitting different pads on the...

    Have you tried fitting different pads on the front?

    Something on my list to try next time...
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    X stream tops don’t give much benefit, if any....

    X stream tops don’t give much benefit, if any. There’s a few dyno tests on YouTube - tip down air filter give best flow, side/pancake are ok. The combination of top and side give turbulent air..
  18. Thread: Dax for sale.

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    Only one pic, but based on that alone (assuming...

    Only one pic, but based on that alone (assuming nothing nasty like an auto box or incorrect registration) - its coming into peak season, got a ford lump & nice period looks - only thing that would...
  19. Thread: Dax for sale.

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    At least £10k too cheap... :)

    At least £10k too cheap... :)
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    Quad or single collector? For my single we cut...

    Quad or single collector?

    For my single we cut the bottom off a stainless pet water bowl. Lovely bevelled edge and it fastens inside the body.
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    Ok. Car still leans. Front drivers side. Still. ...

    Ok. Car still leans. Front drivers side. Still. Badly. Balls.

    Jack that side up and it settles to roughly right height. Bounce or drive it and it sinks.

    Car now has brand new 12.5” 235lb...
  22. Thread: Pilgrim sumo

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    The moulds for the mk2 are long gone I’m...

    The moulds for the mk2 are long gone I’m afraid... yes the mk2 could be tweaked to pass but far from easy..

    I suspect it would be cheaper and easy to look elsewhere.
  23. Thread: snake bite

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    I have a bit of old wool carpet riveted into...

    I have a bit of old wool carpet riveted into shape (keep it in the boot) that I use to put over the passenger pipe if I’m taking kids etc out for a trip.
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    Have a look at north hants tyres - vitour galaxy....

    Have a look at north hants tyres - vitour galaxy. V rated, proper road tyre sidewall construction really, good in the wet and a bargain.

    Even have white lettering on one side...
  25. Thanks Stu. Definitely owe you beer!

    Thanks Stu. Definitely owe you beer!
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