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    I also said that I'd NEVER built a Cobra for the...

    I also said that I'd NEVER built a Cobra for the current IVA test.

    I presume you have built several for the test or have all of yours had the overriders been fitted after a pass was recorded?...
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    but you advocated removal of the overriders and...

    but you advocated removal of the overriders and bumpers to pass the test

    I'd appreciate a photo of the 'friendly' IVA overriders
    You know the ones with the smooth back or those with the wee radius
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    Awe naw..............

    Awe naw..............
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    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/21/21_seats1...

    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/21/21_seats141.jpg

    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/21/21_seats139.jpg

    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/21/21_seats144.jpg
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    I take it you the sump has oil to the dip stick...

    I take it you the sump has oil to the dip stick level.

    Try again with some Wynns oil additive.....it is a bit thicker.
    Fingers crossed this time.......it should take no more than about 10-20 secs...
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    No need to cheat when you can comply. These...

    No need to cheat when you can comply.

    These will be painted blue to suit the bodyshell.
    I thought about vacuum chroming them - but that costs £
    ...
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    A great idea – all modern drivetrain

    A great idea – all modern drivetrain
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    Guess how high the gearbox would need to be...

    Guess how high the gearbox would need to be tilted/lifted to gain just 1mm of bonnet clearance? taking into account the pivot point would be the engine mounts !

    My engineering design backgound (...
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    Raising the gearbox ! After reading your #17...

    Raising the gearbox !
    After reading your #17 post on the gearbox angle and seeing the tailshaft photo
    any higher and the prop will hit the prop hoop.

    I see you have the smooth bonnet.
    I take it...
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    Your Hawk looks like the one I built many moons...

    Your Hawk looks like the one I built many moons ago - A great kit by the way.

    With a few legal eagles in our family it is BEST to conform
    Imagine losing your shirt because you fitted bumpers ...
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    I’ve NEVER built a car for IVA. All my (old)...

    I’ve NEVER built a car for IVA.
    All my (old) previous Cobra builds had bumpers and overriders fitted.

    It is so easy to circumvent the Rules but I’d like the car
    to be street legal from...
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    Try removing the oil light switch and leaving the...

    Try removing the oil light switch and leaving the oil pressure gauge side alone.
    No need to look elsewhere when the pressure gauge tells you all you'll need to know.

    Spark plug removal will let...
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    Look at your own photo and you'll see the ports...

    Look at your own photo and you'll see the ports
    Oil pressure switch and the oil light switch.

    Have a go at the cheap and easy squeezy bottle method to get some oil around the gears and down the...
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    ALL my 6 Cobra builds have used the Rover v8 ...

    ALL my 6 Cobra builds have used the Rover v8

    Your oil pick-up pipe has drained and the pump now needs OIL

    Forget about pulling the dizzy and then having to time it again untill
    You have tried...
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    Spacer to the stub axle I found this Jaguar...

    Spacer to the stub axle

    I found this Jaguar cars DVD to be helpful
    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/21/21_seats123.jpg
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    Spacer at other side...

    Spacer at other side
    http://www.erareplicas.com/427man/jagrear/rhub_axle.htm
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIAR6mZLnlM
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    £3 handbrake v an expensive option Modified...

    £3 handbrake v an expensive option
    Modified clutch cable with a very nice curve
    Works a treat !
    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/21/21_181.jpg
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    Nice to be different with my old 3.54...

    Nice to be different with my old 3.54 (modified)Jag IRS and homemade cover.
    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/21/21_beerkeg695.jpg

    Nearly 40 years ago when I built my 1st Cobra ( a 2-piece DJ...
  19. Fibreglass gelcoat does not like being put under...

    Fibreglass gelcoat does not like being put under stress by flexing, twisting or door slamming.

    How many have followed others and now find stress cracks appearing or are they still forming their...
  20. Motivation It helps down the line if you want to...

    Motivation
    It helps down the line if you want to lift off the shell for any major work
    ( eg getting to those rear exhaust manifold bolts - I jest )
    or to freshen up the chassis with paint.
    ...
  21. Just make sure it is secured front, middle and...

    Just make sure it is secured front, middle and back and you'll have no problem.
    This contraption made life easy

    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/21/21_noflex.jpg


    Just think about it...
  22. Riveting and bonding the bodyshell - Why?

    Has anyone wanted to remove the bodyshell and find you'll need to cut the it off the chassis?

    What is the point of drilling all those beautifully positioned holes and securing the body to the...
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    Note to self Never use a machine shop that...

    Note to self

    Never use a machine shop that doesn’t have a web site.

    Never question a locally known and respected machine shop
    owner if the propshaft on his lathe knows whether it is for a...
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    £200+ .....well, why not. All those that...

    £200+ .....well, why not.

    All those that like to splash the cash - look away now
    R.A. Brodies & Son
    Have used them in ALL my builds
    Think the last propshaft (LandRover) was about £70 to...
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    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/20/20_1678.j...

    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/20/20_1678.jpg

    http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/20/20_2475.jpg
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