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  1. Thread: Factory five

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    Thanks.Kevin. Sorry got my wires crossed.

    Thanks.Kevin.
    Sorry got my wires crossed.
  2. Thread: Factory five

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    This was on the LemansCoupes stand at the London...

    This was on the LemansCoupes stand at the London show. Is this one of yours?
  3. Thread: Factory five

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    Welcome to the forum. I am sure there is lots of...

    Welcome to the forum. I am sure there is lots of interest for the FFR.
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    It does seem strange if you have not done many...

    It does seem strange if you have not done many miles since your last MOT. The rear hub is shimmed for adjustment for end float. If the bearings are ok a re-shim will take of the end float. They might...
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    The best finish I have seen is a stainless steel...

    The best finish I have seen is a stainless steel cap. These were fabricated by a tool maker. Looks super neat finish on his car. Similar to the MG caps.

    Put heat shield on you starter motor to...
  6. Thread: halibrand wheels

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    The four digit date code is key to determine the...

    The four digit date code is key to determine the age of the tyres. If the tyres have been stored in a good stable temperature and out of U.V. they remain more stable.
    ...
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    The old build manual shows the diff mount is...

    The old build manual shows the diff mount is central so your drive shafts plus wishbones are equal on both sides but the prop mount is off set to the left looking from the front.

    The v in the...
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    Hi Kevin, The stub axle is thinner on the...

    Hi Kevin,

    The stub axle is thinner on the earlier version and the castle nut is a different size. The stub axle is thicker on post '77 bearing od 45.2 mm. The stub nut size is also different. I...
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    This weather is a downer for sure. Hurricane ...

    This weather is a downer for sure. Hurricane Ethel I am sure waiting for the weekend? Or what ever it will be called. A few bright days make all the different. Been receiving deliveries . How much...
  10. Thread: Heavy Clutch

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    Measure your idle vacuum which should be around...

    Measure your idle vacuum which should be around 12-15 ins/hg and you will be fine in traffic. Some high lift cams only give you about 5 ins/hg which is where you will have issues.
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    https://youtu.be/UMZ8_pqJgek

    https://youtu.be/UMZ8_pqJgek
  12. Thread: Tyres

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    I was surprised with the wall difference of the...

    I was surprised with the wall difference of the Galaxy to my old GF Goodrich tyres . The Galaxy wall was a lot straighter and I could of easily gone up a size or two. Galaxy to my old hard GF was...
  13. Thread: Tyres

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    Have you gone off the Galaxy's? I have seen Avon...

    Have you gone off the Galaxy's? I have seen Avon 225/65R15 on the front of a few cars. Avons have a straighter wall. Your 235 Galaxy section widths are 9.15 and the Avons are 9.1.

    It also depends...
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    You need the cap as you say for filling and...

    You need the cap as you say for filling and venting as it will be the highest point . Mount the expansion tank as close to the engine as.possible will give you more headroom between the filler cap...
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    Your expansion tank is far to low. The pipe needs...

    Your expansion tank is far to low. The pipe needs to be flat going into the tank and the top of expansion tank height above the thermostat housing. Raising the tank will elevate the air pocket issue....
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    I would peel back the film where you pop rivet or...

    I would peel back the film where you pop rivet or any fixings but leave the rest in place to protect it as much as possible and remove it when you have fitted everything in place.
    Bending, shaping...
  17. Thread: Which oil

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    This might work with your dry sump. It does not...

    This might work with your dry sump. It does not cost a lot. I think its work using for all engines to reduce cold start up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFoHZ-kAcQY
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    Thanks Phil , I am sure someone will post...

    Thanks Phil ,
    I am sure someone will post recommendations. I only know about Jaguar set up .
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    What vehicle and running gear xj6/12 early or...

    What vehicle and running gear xj6/12 early or xj40?
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    Just before the weekend storm.

    Just before the weekend storm.
  21. Some interesting facts they dont want to...

    Some interesting facts they dont want to publicise. The amount of co2 generated from volcanic eruptions around the world makes made co2 a fraction. On average 200 volcanic eruptions are occurring. ...
  22. Thread: Clutch Pipe

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    Flexible will be a lot easier to fit. Ridged will...

    Flexible will be a lot easier to fit. Ridged will allowing for less movement.
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    Yes a build thread is ideal .Also it's a good...

    Yes a build thread is ideal .Also it's a good record of your progress.
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    Yes I believe you can apply for new historical...

    Yes I believe you can apply for new historical status on the 40 birthday shown on your V5C "date of first registration" in section 4B . I sent mine off a few weeks early. Once it is on the V5c you...
  25. So could we see a petrol engine just for show and...

    So could we see a petrol engine just for show and for the noise with electric motor drive train.
    Fast forward 2035. Electric motors will be half the size for twice the power. Batteries will be...
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