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  1. Probably because you need a team of nuclear...

    Probably because you need a team of nuclear control engineers to run them? :) (So I was reading the other day - US nuclear submarines are, or were until fairly recently, almost entirely manually...
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    Well first you have to decide whether you want to...

    Well first you have to decide whether you want to print via FDM or SLA, and from there what kind of materials you'll want to print and from there .. or, buy yourself a cheap FDM printer and start...
  3. Christ Kev, you're not that old! :razz: I...

    Christ Kev, you're not that old! :razz:



    I knew there was a reason I didn't like you :razz: I'll be 56 and still very much working .. probably for the next 19 years after that, too! I'll clock...
  4. So .. only 15 years left to finish your cars, builders!

    2035, no more petrol or hybrid cars, we'll all be plugged into the grid to charge our electric vehicles (assuming we've built a couple of dozen new nuclear power plants, or we'll all be working from...
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    You do have to pay a premium for the quality...

    You do have to pay a premium for the quality British rust :mrgreen:

    I would normally just use cap head bolts, although I think regular hex head might be easier to do up in this application (given...
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    They could really do with some diagrams of all...

    They could really do with some diagrams of all their imaginary lines! That made my head hurt :mrgreen: :lol:
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    To be fair, the stampings aren't really worth a...

    To be fair, the stampings aren't really worth a jot unless you also get a certificate of conformity with your order of bolts .. which nobody does (outside of industry where such things are important)...
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    I can now tell you the answer to that.. what's...

    I can now tell you the answer to that.. what's stamped on the head of genuine Jaguar bolts in genuine Jaguar packaging from genuine Jaguar?

    Nothing at all. They are machined smooth.
    ...
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    I have been watching a guy on Instagram restore a...

    I have been watching a guy on Instagram restore a Super 7 - they're so close to the ML7, yet so far away.. so many "small" improvements that add up to a much, much nicer machine. That's very...
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    Likewise, no offence meant in my post either :) ...

    Likewise, no offence meant in my post either :)

    If anyone has a spare Marina master cylinder knocking about .. I'd be tempted to dismantle it just to see, now, if it has a stepped bore or not! The...
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    I can't imagine why a vehicle manufacturer would...

    I can't imagine why a vehicle manufacturer would go to the trouble of having a cylinder machined with two different threads (therefore, at the time, likely two different operations on two different...
  12. It can be hard - that £60k Rod probably had...

    It can be hard - that £60k Rod probably had £100k in it - it's hard to swallow walking away from that kind of money.. likewise Cobras can easily have £50-60k in them, so it's hard to advertise it...
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    I called Ben btw.. he told me to go to Jaguar as...

    I called Ben btw.. he told me to go to Jaguar as there's no money in it for him - £5 each from Jaguar.



    You'd hope a specialist supplier would be supplying something fit for purpose, but not...
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    Bailey Morris and yep, it is per the measurements...

    Bailey Morris and yep, it is per the measurements which are accurate - it will fit fine once 'in', there just isn't enough space with too much chassis in the way to get it in without the gearbox...
  15. I can't remember the last time someone sold a car...

    I can't remember the last time someone sold a car to a private buyer here - they are almost always snapped up by dealers.. if I had to guess it's because dealers are willing to buy a car and then sit...
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    Assuming, of course, that they are genuine.....

    Assuming, of course, that they are genuine.. :lol: :mrgreen:

    But yes :)
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    Dropped the header tank off at NAR Group (they...

    Dropped the header tank off at NAR Group (they make/remake cooling systems for classic cars, military vehicles etc) to be pressure tested/repaired/resoldered/cleaned etc. Actually dropped both off,...
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    So the Jaguar bolts I ordered from "E-Type Parts...

    So the Jaguar bolts I ordered from "E-Type Parts Ltd" arrived today (p/no C19827); they have the correct shoulder, 3/8 UNF thread etc. Guess what grade they are?

    "S" - roughly 8.8..
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    It's not a bad idea - the sprays are (IIRC) water...

    It's not a bad idea - the sprays are (IIRC) water repellent too, so moisture doesn't stay trapped between the headers and in the tape, rusting things. As for the speed of combustion - I think the...
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    Spoiler alert: I am not an artist :lol: ...

    Spoiler alert: I am not an artist :lol:

    https://i.ibb.co/x6Gf2LX/IMG-20200128-134919.jpg

    But yes, properly done so that the snake emerges from the L would look better ;)
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    Sorry James, I shouldn't laugh .. but I love the...

    Sorry James, I shouldn't laugh .. but I love the blow as the flames start! "I'll just .. er.. blow these out and oh crap that made it worse!"
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    Yes! The glycol portion is quite flammable:...

    Yes! The glycol portion is quite flammable: https://www.jcmmachineandcoatings.com/understanding-combustion/engine-coolant-is-it-flammable/
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    I'm printing one right now just for sh*ts and...

    I'm printing one right now just for sh*ts and giggles (and the printer was idle) .. should be done in a couple of hours (3D printing is anything but quick!) :)
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    Little hard to visualise it when its in two...

    Little hard to visualise it when its in two colours, but like this then:

    https://i.ibb.co/MghcpS6/Lexobra-Badge.png
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    Here's what you get for five minutes of tinkering...

    Here's what you get for five minutes of tinkering with existing designs - I'm no artist so the snake from scratch might be beyond me ;)

    https://i.ibb.co/c8SwmSB/Screenshot-2020-01-28-09-59-13.png
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