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    Hello Andy, When the TV series "a car is born"...

    Hello Andy,

    When the TV series "a car is born" was made they put a 350 Chevy in a Sierra based Sumo and it seamed to work very well. Must have been well over 200 BHP.

    Simon
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    Interesting choice of motor.

    Interesting choice of motor, shame about the V5.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DAX-Aston-Martin-5-3-V8-AC-Cobra/192955848295?hash=item2ced109667:g:ft0AAOSwdrdcTD2FSimon
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    And there was me thinking David was building...

    And there was me thinking David was building another one for a sec :) :)
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    Try running it with the vac system disconnected...

    Try running it with the vac system disconnected and blanked (so the manifold is not sucking air) See how that is.

    If it doesn't like that check your all in advance should be around 36 at...
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    My DAX was the same when I got it. If the...

    My DAX was the same when I got it. If the suspension pivot points were tightened up when the car did not have its full weight on the suspension it can cause this problem. If you slacken all your...
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    Hi James, If its an exhaust leak you should be...

    Hi James,

    If its an exhaust leak you should be able to track it down by finding a long piece of small bore plastic pipe (windscreen washer pipe is ideal). with the engine running hold one end of...
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    Hello Craig I did this to my DAX, I used a...

    Hello Craig

    I did this to my DAX, I used a motorcycle rear brake type (pull switch) made fitting easy. Ill get a photo of it later when I'm home.

    Shuggy
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    Hello Brian Are you sure your not overfilling...

    Hello Brian
    Are you sure your not overfilling the reservoir the heat soak into the coolant will be greatest at switch off as the liquid is no longer circulating. You need sufficient air gap in your...
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    To make sure its not the splines put some Tipex...

    To make sure its not the splines put some Tipex on each shaft and each UJ where they join then give your steering wheel a half turn in one direction only, then look if all the marks align up. If they...
  10. Sorry to change the subject Alex, but as a...

    Sorry to change the subject Alex,
    but as a matter of interest have you tried to insure that beast yet?
    Cheers,
    Simon
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    MKV 1.4 Escort (jul 90 - Dec 94) without ABS I...

    MKV 1.4 Escort (jul 90 - Dec 94) without ABS I believe.

    Simon
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    http://how-to-build-a-pilgrim-sumo.wikidot.com/fue...

    http://how-to-build-a-pilgrim-sumo.wikidot.com/fueling-system
  13. Thread: AC Cobra AK

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    " it will Cruze all day in high gear",,,,,,,,,,,,...

    " it will Cruze all day in high gear",,,,,,,,,,,, however it has zero miles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    Simon
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    Thant would be perfect Kev, let me know if you...

    Thant would be perfect Kev, let me know if you find it.

    Simon
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    Fly Off Handbrake mechanism

    Does anyone have a fly off handbrake mechanism knocking about that they would like to convert into beer tokens? (Type doesn't matter as its for a special)

    Thanks,

    Simon
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    When you say the oil pressure light does not...

    When you say the oil pressure light does not work, are you saying it never come on before you start the car or it never goes out after the car is started?

    Simon
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    Hello Gav, These guys also do them in SS...

    Hello Gav,

    These guys also do them in SS although not mentioned in this add....
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    Rob a wealth of excellent information from Pete...

    Rob a wealth of excellent information from Pete (sidecarbod on here) can be found here http://how-to-build-a-pilgrim-sumo.wikidot.com/fueling-system
    After reading this you will probably be able to...
  19. Thread: Cam timing

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    This should give you all the info you require. ...

    This should give you all the info you require.

    http://www.cloyes.com/Images/Instruct/3%20keyway%20instructions%20(general).pdf

    Cheers,

    Simon
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    From what I have read the only way ethanol can...

    From what I have read the only way ethanol can attack aluminium is if it is mixed with water. If this is the case the leaks you have will be at the bottom of the tank as your fuel will be sitting on...
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Granville-Petro-Patch-Pu...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Granville-Petro-Patch-Putty-50g-metal-repair-putty-tube-petrol-tank-repair-0455-/221564039393?epid=2037789345&hash=item33963ef0e1:g:aHgAAOSwq7JT0hF5
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    Some Ford alternators have the regulator built in...

    Some Ford alternators have the regulator built in and some use an external regulator. My Dax (with a 302) uses an external one that is mounted on the bulk head on the drivers side. I don't know if...
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    Does it have a Ford external regulator. If so it...

    Does it have a Ford external regulator. If so it could well be that, they are easy to break if you short anything out when working on the electrics even for a fraction of a second. However they are...
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    Page S2/30 ...

    Page S2/30 http://www.realsteel.co.uk/section2b.pdf

    Simon
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    I dropped the tyre pressure on the fronts to...

    I dropped the tyre pressure on the fronts to 16psi and the rears up to 21.5psi.

    Simon
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