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    Right, the toys are back in the pram now.. and my...

    Right, the toys are back in the pram now.. and my Dad popped down today to give me a hand with the header tank.



    Regardless of these issues, I'd love to take you up on that offer one weekend...
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    Mine was already cut out, but with a very large...

    Mine was already cut out, but with a very large return instead of the small lip.. so I used an air cut-off wheel followed by a Dremel with a slitting disc to get it close to a line I made with...
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    Having left the door shut on the garage, more or...

    Having left the door shut on the garage, more or less, for a week, I thought I'd carry on 'dressing' the temporary engine so I can figure out throttle cables, heater hoses, that kind of thing.
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    It's alright Nige, I'm working on a six year lead...

    It's alright Nige, I'm working on a six year lead time before I've finished mine :lol:
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    Tell that to the passengers of flight 8684...

    Tell that to the passengers of flight 8684 :mrgreen: I don't think it could come off completely - just flop around alarmingly if the bearings grenade themselves (the aircraft wheel is bolted to the...
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    Assuming the hubs are a pair of tapered roller...

    Assuming the hubs are a pair of tapered roller bearings (facing each other) and this is to set the pre-load on the bearings ... the worst that can happen is the wheel parts company with the car (like...
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    Absolutely love what you've done with this car...

    Absolutely love what you've done with this car Nige, and I am still in awe of your talent and skill :) Which reminds me.. I never did email you about painting mine after we talked - but given I'm not...
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    That's a really nice write-up.. the XJ40 hubs...

    That's a really nice write-up.. the XJ40 hubs seem a lot more simple than the earlier ones! Then again, I just paid Wards to put mine together, so maybe I missed out on all the fun :)
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    So this is how the brackets look, close up:...

    So this is how the brackets look, close up:
    https://i.ibb.co/17jsYGM/image.png

    The bracket is welded to the outlet on the straight section, and then the mount is a sturdy (very!) piece of bent...
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    I'm lucky - mine have 'Dax style' brackets on the...

    I'm lucky - mine have 'Dax style' brackets on the outlet end, so I can basically bolt them on the same way the Dax sidepipes mount albeit with the mounting point in a slightly different place (as I...
  11. Thread: Horns

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    They made things sturdy back then :) Plus the...

    They made things sturdy back then :) Plus the contacts in a horn push could be huge - a tiddly little push-button though, like some of us fit, will have weedy little contacts. I have a Lucas-alike...
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    P.S. I wish my lathe was big enough to spin up a...

    P.S. I wish my lathe was big enough to spin up a 15" wheel :mrgreen:
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    I considered a set like that before I stumped up...

    I considered a set like that before I stumped up for Vintage wheels.. interesting, though:



    That's the first time I've ever seen an odd-offset set of rears to compensate.. every car I've ever...
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    The switch is another thing to consider - a cheap...

    The switch is another thing to consider - a cheap switch contact will eventually burn out.. the wiring doesn't have to be huge, 3-4mm2 cable will carry 12A quite happily without a large drop, and...
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    I bought these -...

    I bought these - https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/mini-disc-horns-pair - they, too, are ear splittingly loud when you test them in the garage with all the doors shut :lol:
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    Me, overthink things, Jim? Only every decision...

    Me, overthink things, Jim?

    Only every decision I've ever made in my life, ever. :lol:
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    GT40? If I thought I could fit into one, I might...

    GT40? If I thought I could fit into one, I might have chosen one of those instead of a Cobra.. :lol:
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    I'm actually tempted to go with BYN7735-10 -...

    I'm actually tempted to go with BYN7735-10 - internally regulated 75A.. I could always fit a fake Autolite regulator if I really crave originality, but we all know that one look under the bonnet and...
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    Yep - a good point. I'm looking at 2" headers...

    Yep - a good point. I'm looking at 2" headers (which seems like overkill to me, but the ports are huge on the heads & flanges, and even 2" is a stretch into the square ports) and the thingiverse...
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    Oh yes - there's no way my fat fingers are...

    Oh yes - there's no way my fat fingers are getting down there! :lol: Figured I'd put it on the buck engine though so that I can at least figure out where the wires need to reach to, terminate...
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    I bought the ones you can 'adjust' from SGS -...

    I bought the ones you can 'adjust' from SGS - GSSV8-300 for the bonnet, GSSV8-200 for the boot.

    Two were needed on the bonnet to stop it opening on the wonk, and I haven't done the boot yet!
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    So while pondering gearboxes and stuff like that,...

    So while pondering gearboxes and stuff like that, I thought I'd chip away at odds and sods, getting ready for the real engine - that kind of thing..

    Refitted the wing mirrors tonight at a more...
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    Thanks for the picture Bob! Mind if I ask how...

    Thanks for the picture Bob! Mind if I ask how much it cost from Bailey Morris? I called today to try and get a price and they said send all the bits to them and they'll call me with a price.. Dave...
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    Hah! I hadn't thought of that.. You're right, the...

    Hah! I hadn't thought of that.. You're right, the middle part of the prop would easily fit within 400x400!

    [edit] Do you think it would take 400hp? :lol: Just kidding!
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    "Exhaust header modeling system" according to iceengineworks, but I haven't seen any Chinese clones (yet). I'm sure one of us with a 3D printer could print you a set up for the cost of filament,...
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