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  1. Thread: Tyre help

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    I have seen 225/65 on a car and they fill the...

    I have seen 225/65 on a car and they fill the arch well also he uses them on the track in anger. I cannot remember what he had on the rear size but were/60 profiles..I recall the size on the front as...
  2. Thread: Tyre help

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    If you intend to do track days then the Avon...

    If you intend to do track days then the Avon CR6ZZ are the best. I went with Galaxy's and am very happy with them in both dry and wet road use, but never had them on the track. There is a cost...
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    Mark has been busy polishing to show how they...

    Mark has been busy polishing to show how they come up pre and post photos.
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    Some more photos. The ramp one shows how the...

    Some more photos. The ramp one shows how the polish up.
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    I have posted some pictures for Mark's of his...

    I have posted some pictures for Mark's of his exhausts as he is having the usual problems of up loading photo's.
    His car is running an Chevy LS7 engine which was IVA'ed with the exhaust's.
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    I think the feel is spot on as you say above 30...

    I think the feel is spot on as you say above 30 mph. Same applies with my Dax. Power steering for low speed manoeuvres is all you need it it for. You have the BMW power pump version ?
    Dax when with...
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    The problem that usually occurs is the perforated...

    The problem that usually occurs is the perforated tube ends up loose and creates rattle problems if it's not secured properly in the tube.
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    Later 882 heads have hardened induction seat...

    Later 882 heads have hardened induction seat valves so not all.bad news. They have 76cc chamber low compression and flow ok.
    Thin casting so check for cracks between valves.
    Going to a larger...
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    Not best time of the year for the captured...

    Not best time of the year for the captured audience of open top motoring but our cars are a niche market.
    Nice example. Good luck with the sale.
  10. I had the barrel and an ignition key come with...

    I had the barrel and an ignition key come with mine but prefer the on dash ignition key and push button starter. Having the shaft already modified for 9/16 36 spline. Check if your rack end is also...
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    Has the motor spun the engine in the past or is...

    Has the motor spun the engine in the past or is it a new starter motor. New starter motor might need shimming. If its been fine in the past check battery terminals and battery charge. Bench testing...
  12. The Honeywell systems seem to have less problems...

    The Honeywell systems seem to have less problems and slightly cheaper if you want zone controls and thermostat controls. I cannot remember which one out of the Nest or Hive needs there network...
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    A good indicator is the state of your spark...

    A good indicator is the state of your spark plugs. If your valve guides are worn they will be blacking up and exhaust pipe black. Burning oil could be other reasons ( piston rings) but as you say on...
  14. Thread: Galaxies

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    I noticed a difference going to Valvoline Vr1...

    I noticed a difference going to Valvoline Vr1 20:50 from my old oil (GTX) of about 5 psi more when hot and 2500 rpm. Vr1 cold 80 psi and hot 20 psi Ford Cleveland 1971, which is open vented. I now...
  15. Thread: Galaxies

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    I fined the traction very good and so much better...

    I fined the traction very good and so much better in the wet. No white line tracking or loss of traction like I had with the BF Goodrich' s .
    The main concern my tyre fitter had was split rim...
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    A change to ali heads is a good improvement if...

    A change to ali heads is a good improvement if you had standard heads. Measure of chamber size and upping the compression adds all easy power upgrade but a lot of the ali upgrades also have there...
  17. Thread: Galaxies

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    Chris, It needed three people around the tyre...

    Chris,

    It needed three people around the tyre to hold in position and finally the bead held. The said they no longer had an air blaster which blows a large amount of air from a compressed tank...
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    I thought the bottom shims for the pivot shafts...

    I thought the bottom shims for the pivot shafts are just to make sure they are parallel to each other and the camber is set with the U/J drive shaft shims. I ordered new shims as the surfaces of the...
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    Always pre-fill with oil. Top up and soak for...

    Always pre-fill with oil. Top up and soak for five mins and top up again. It soaks up a lot and I don't want any dry parts on start up. Change it every year with new oil without fail. They say store...
  20. Thread: Manifold bolting

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    If you have cast heads. I have a different engine...

    If you have cast heads. I have a different engine but I have bolts for my headers and find some have tight access but I can get on most with a socket or attached u/j or racket ring spanners. I would...
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    Your almost there with the smaller flange but as...

    Your almost there with the smaller flange but as you say the corners are tight. Are you using 0.625" 1.6mm 304 stainless. I would wait until the heads arrive as you might make them all to nicely fit...
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    PM sent I can up load them for you .

    PM sent I can up load them for you .
  23. Thread: IVA Wing Mirrors

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    Those wing mirrors must of been made for the...

    Those wing mirrors must of been made for the windscreen or is it just by luck that its a standard width of fixing. It's strange how sometimes things work out and without to much work !
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    Paul, I feel revealed and now can sleep at...

    Paul,

    I feel revealed and now can sleep at night as if I need to fix it my self lol

    Great result and glad you got to the bottom of it. Good to hear it was at the top end not a major engine out...
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    Aaron, Working with a short stub 2" and...

    Aaron,

    Working with a short stub 2" and stretch using dolly. Your tube looks slightly undersized or it could be optical elision. Having the correct diameter tube will need less work to work to a...
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