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  1. I don't believe mine is derated as there is no...

    I don't believe mine is derated as there is no mention of this in anything I have from the kit manufacturer. Also, it passed that 40 ft-lb test. A reduction of 5 friction surfaces to three ought to...
  2. Oops, that last link was incorrect. Here it is: ...

    Oops, that last link was incorrect. Here it is:

    http://www.erareplicas.com/427man/jagrear/parts.htm

    Yes, I don't think working over the differential would be all that bad. I discovered my issue...
  3. As far as I can tell, the Dana/Spicer Powr-Lok is...

    As far as I can tell, the Dana/Spicer Powr-Lok is essentially the same thing (although I'm not sure.. I'm still looking into this myself as I am considering a tear-down). The following info may be...
  4. Thread: How many?

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    Let me think: 2 engine rebuilds (1st a cracked...

    Let me think:

    2 engine rebuilds (1st a cracked block, second a broken piston due to incorrect timing)

    1 new clutch

    1 new clutch slave cylinder

    1 set front brake pads (an upgrade)
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    I took my Cobra for a test drive to check out my...

    I took my Cobra for a test drive to check out my new modification. What is it you ask? Well, it's not a mod to the car exactly. It's a mod for me! Yes, new sneakers!

    Over the past number of years,...
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    Could the screw be too long and bottoming out...

    Could the screw be too long and bottoming out against the glass? I might be all wrong about that as I can't remember how they screw on, however if it bottoms against the glass, it won't hold as the...
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    Yes, well done. I think it's: 1% driving...

    Yes, well done.

    I think it's:

    1% driving
    99% looking up problems with it on the internet
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    I heard back from the engineer at my kit...

    I heard back from the engineer at my kit manufacturer. He say they use aircraft bolts, AN6-10A and that they are equivalent to Grade 5. He also sent me a link:
    ...
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    I really don't know, however the u-joints appear...

    I really don't know, however the u-joints appear very robust.


    Yes, my car has a Safety Hoop as shown below. You will note the engineer recommends Grade 8 bolts. Of course the problem with them...
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    Very good! Thank-you! It seems I need 3/8” vs....

    Very good! Thank-you! It seems I need 3/8” vs. metric, but I’ll do some more research to see what I can find.



    Your mention of the friction taking up the load has intrigued me, so I wanted...
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    Yes, there are before and after pictures here: ...

    Yes, there are before and after pictures here:

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60480&page=2

    Yes, I use a mechanical fuel pump.

    By the way Kevin, I hope you're not getting...
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    I tried looking up Galaxy tires, but found mostly...

    I tried looking up Galaxy tires, but found mostly agricultural tires, yet quite a few different model street tires. Which Galaxy model tire are you using?

    (Trying to find 295/50R15 rear tires...
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    Now that's an interesting comment. I hadn't...

    Now that's an interesting comment. I hadn't thought of that. As mine were slightly loose, it's a good thing they held the torque.



    Yes, I agree, especially as they hold the flanges in single...
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    I will admit it was only 30degC in the shade, but...

    I will admit it was only 30degC in the shade, but even that, although not unusual, is not frequent. The water has warmed up too and we spotted a Trigger Fish in the river the other day. Various...
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    Thank-you very much Steve. I guess instead of...

    Thank-you very much Steve. I guess instead of fiddling around with calculations, I could have merely posted asking for a Jag diff flange bolt part number. Silly me.

    I did some checking and the...
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    It was 41.9 degC in the sun. So I went for a...

    It was 41.9 degC in the sun. So I went for a drive to cool off. It was wonderful. The car is working better than it ever has this summer due to a different clutch and less restrictive air filters....
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    I've been thinking about the Cooper Cobra's as...

    I've been thinking about the Cooper Cobra's as well. Based on internet rumour, they're the same tire (other than a possible tread design variation) as the Mickey Thompson S/T. The Mickey Thompson...
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    Driveshaft to Differential Bolts

    Some time ago, when I removed the driveshaft for my clutch replacement, I noticed the driveshaft to differential flange bolts were loose. No gap, or anything, but when I tried to remove a nut, the...
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    The night before last, I had a post all ready in...

    The night before last, I had a post all ready in the REPLY box when the site decided to go down on my knob pictures. It would have been post 8, but I havn't been able to connect to the site until...
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    Although lack of fuel is generally the culprit...

    Although lack of fuel is generally the culprit (starting with the accelerator pump tune), I had the same situation which turned out to be something else. In my case it was ignition timing.

    I had...
  21. Thread: Vapour lock?

    by Eggbert
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    I think that might be kind of hard to know. Could...

    I think that might be kind of hard to know. Could be... maybe not. The air is cooler than the engine. The unknown is if the air just above the manifold is cooler. I think it is and most of that heat...
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    I installed Holley Vent Whistles, P/N 59-10 and...

    I installed Holley Vent Whistles, P/N 59-10 and it cured my problems. Mind you, I put them in the primaries and my carbs are mounted backwards. I'd suggest putting one in your secondary bowl to keep...
  23. Thread: Vapour lock?

    by Eggbert
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    I had a similar problem and insulating the fuel...

    I had a similar problem and insulating the fuel line (as well as replacing it with steel vs. copper) pretty much eliminated the problem. You can see the details (with pic) here:
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    First Time Out (Lotus 49) - 1967

    I find this video awe inspiring. Thought many of you would like it too.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6cm3eWEHM0
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    The reason I mentioned timing is that my engine...

    The reason I mentioned timing is that my engine headers and side-pipes were extremely hot when I was timing my car and started at a very low BTDC number. As I kept increasing the advance, the exhaust...
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