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    The chassis no for my SR is on the front x member...

    The chassis no for my SR is on the front x member
    that consists of three letters and four numbers.
    The reg number was used from the the old donor Jag .
    All of that information is on a separate...
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    When I did my SR the doors and the shuts were ...

    When I did my SR the doors and the shuts were
    not that fantastic but I did manage to get them
    somewhere near and was able to get them to open
    and latch shut.The door gaps were also reasonable....
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    Have to say this, I've not yet read the article...

    Have to say this, I've not yet read the article about the incident
    but would say that a friend of mine and my dad is on the square
    and back in eighties after leaving a ladies evening he was...
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    You could utilise a smoke alarm to shut off the...

    You could utilise a smoke alarm to shut off the fuel via a relay,
    although it could be shutting you down due to normal under
    bonnet fumes .
    It could be tweaked to be less sensitive, this is just...
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    I should get on and change the oil in my old xj6...

    I should get on and change the oil in my old xj6 open diff.
    No horrible noises at present, these things sometimes get
    overlooked although only 10k miles on oil .
    It's a bit different for L S D...
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    Nothing wrong with that idea, it would be a...

    Nothing wrong with that idea,
    it would be a straight forward simple job to do .
    As I mentioned before, my RV 8 engine is dependent on
    oil pressure to run but if someone wacks into you that will...
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    That's a fairly good service schedule for my SR...

    That's a fairly good service schedule for my SR with Rv8 engine
    and early xj running gear .
    I'm sure that will cover many other makes .
    Chris.
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    I have given some misinformation, my old 1978...

    I have given some misinformation,
    my old 1978 SD1 had a 10a block with neoprene rear seal.
    My SR v8 has a 3.9 block with SD1 heads.
    Chris.
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    The heads look like SD1 type, as for the block,...

    The heads look like SD1 type, as for the block, if it was an early P6 there would
    have been a rope crankshaft seal as apposed to the neoprene type.
    Block numbers would be 10a and SD1's, 11a ....
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    Same as you, I've got another 400 cc. I am using...

    Same as you, I've got another 400 cc. I am using 270 2 Piper cam with Rhoads hydraulics, 4 barrel Holley with
    good flow headers and side pipes exhaust system.
    Have no clue of any dyno figures but...
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    That's what you would get from a standard SD1...

    That's what you would get from a standard SD1 Vitesse, you can't moan at that.
    That car would do 0 - 60 in about 7.5 seconds, that was good back in the day in
    a fairly heavy vehicle.
    You have...
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    Your right about the SR's, they do ride a little...

    Your right about the SR's, they do ride a little high at the rear.
    Other than that I can't complain about how well it handles, that is with the
    light RV 8 upfront and early XJ rear end .
    I will...
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    You could be right about engine firing up with...

    You could be right about engine firing up with the fuel still in the Holley, although I have never had the engine start
    from cold unless I carry out my start procedure.
    Hot start is different for...
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    I have a RV8 which is dependent on oil pressure...

    I have a RV8 which is dependent on oil pressure to run fuel pump,
    so therefore no oil pressure, no fuel .
    The system that I have is just with old style electric oil pressure gauge
    driven by the...
  15. Thread: Galaxies

    by Chris1
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    You're also less likely to damage the rims using...

    You're also less likely to damage the rims using that method.
  16. Thread: Galaxies

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    It is surprising what can be achieved with very...

    It is surprising what can be achieved with very little equipment,
    there is a lot of people that don't try to carry out these types of tasks anymore.
    A lot of people would not dream of removing a...
  17. Thread: 15" Tyres

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    Similar to what Jon says, only that I did go...

    Similar to what Jon says,
    only that I did go with the 245's at the rear on my SR and stuck with 215's up front.
    I would have gone with 225's on the front but were not available at the time.
    Very...
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    I have been reading the comments that have been...

    I have been reading the comments that have been made which I think are useful
    and will help the younger members have an understanding of these types of
    carburettor.
    My comments are that I use a...
  19. Thread: Starter wiring

    by Chris1
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    The cranking position is normally the last point...

    The cranking position is normally the last point on the ignition switch.
    You should normally have three positions on switch some only have two.
    1) auxiliary
    2) ignition on
    3) eng crank (pull in...
  20. Thread: Galaxies

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    I used a soap solution with a nail brush . You...

    I used a soap solution with a nail brush .
    You shouldn't need to scrub hard to remove
    the blue.
    Then rinse with clean water and dry of.
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    My take on this subject is that generally most...

    My take on this subject is that generally most of us
    will go with a quest for more power.
    Then in reality most of these machines will give plenty
    and will certainly be enough to get us into...
  22. Thread: Complete Newbie

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    A good proportion of the early kits like Dax,...

    A good proportion of the early kits like Dax, Southern Roadcraft and Pilgrim used rv8's.
    There was quite a few other kit companies that came on to the scene in the 90's that
    used this engine to...
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    As I have said before there are are a lot more...

    As I have said before there are are a lot more important issues to be sorted
    in my opinion.
    It's always been that case that the least line of resistance is better for any
    authority's.
    Example,...
  24. Thread: Engine bay fire

    by Chris1
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    I keep my extinguisher in the cab area which...

    I keep my extinguisher in the cab area which seems logical.
    My dad is an retired fireman and keeps his in the boot in his taxi .
    His logic behind that is that for one is that most of those type of...
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    Make sure you keep copies of all your documents....

    Make sure you keep copies of all your documents.
    I am sure you are covered by recorded /
    registered post at the post office .
    The other thing is that I don't think you have to pay
    for the postage...
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