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    Just picked up a Lab Oven for £100 on EBay!!...

    Just picked up a Lab Oven for £100 on EBay!! Looks to be a good bit of kit. Large and heavy! Will be much easier having that in the workshop (and warmer in winter!)
    Now I have the cobra back...
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    That's a bugger! I see lots of people waiting for...

    That's a bugger! I see lots of people waiting for Eds parts on the FE Facebook Group. Hopefully they will start flowing again soon. Yes, most aftermarket heads seem to be 76cc. One of the reasons I...
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    Lloyd Here’s an option that you might want to...

    Lloyd
    Here’s an option that you might want to consider if nothing else turns up but it’s not totally straight forward and probably a last resort! I have a pair of low riser heads C3 6090 d’s...
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    Got it on and repaired (i think!). Paint...

    Got it on and repaired (i think!). Paint tomorrow. It's not perfect but hopefully will look OK. At some point I need a professional refresh anyway. Just not now
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    I had the paint analysed and a rattle can made...

    I had the paint analysed and a rattle can made up. Might need another tomorrow!!!! Decent quality primer first and a lacquer afterwards.
    I’ve actually repaired this low bit before. Turned out...
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    Continued...... Then I took it back off and...

    Continued......

    Then I took it back off and added resin to the joints. The drivers side ripped apart in a ragged fashion, allowing me to coat everything with resin and 'biscuit' it back together....
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    Backed the car out of the garage yesterday to go...

    Backed the car out of the garage yesterday to go to Ragley Hall and ripped the bloody oil cooler housing right off! No idea why, it's a manoeuvre I have done thousands of times but for some...
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    I think my days of 180mph are long past. 160mph...

    I think my days of 180mph are long past. 160mph maybe!!! Funny, when I get the cobra speed up, I always think about the various brackets and mountings I've made, particularly the steering rack, it...
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    Well you never know!! No, I am happy it will be...

    Well you never know!! No, I am happy it will be fine. Seamless tube is widely used and probably on a lot of kit car manufacturers cars too!
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    They are seamless steel tube, 1 inch outside...

    They are seamless steel tube, 1 inch outside diameter. I've used it for the tie rods too and for the front anti-roll bar. I bought a 6m length which turned out perfect!
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    Been in the Peak District for a week so no...

    Been in the Peak District for a week so no progress on the car sadly! However, between fiddling with bees today, I have tried my new 'Easycoat' powdercoater that I bought at Stoneleigh. Absolutely...
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    Love it! Enjoy!

    Love it! Enjoy!
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    Unfortunately my car is doing a wedding next...

    Unfortunately my car is doing a wedding next weekend. Just hope the groom can drive it!!!!! Being taught by my son who is best man
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    Weather is forecast good for Ragley Hall this...

    Weather is forecast good for Ragley Hall this weekend. Should be a few of us there for a good day out!!
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    Talking of my dad earlier reminded me of how I...

    Talking of my dad earlier reminded me of how I discovered how to accurately find the centre of a circle. I was about 13 or 14 and he sent me to school with strict instructions to ask my math teacher...
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    Don't start me on the old school scrapyards!...

    Don't start me on the old school scrapyards! Formative years for me, with my Dad when he raced Stock Cars, we virtually lived in them!

    Back to the GT40. Martin brought the new rear wishbones up...
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    Well, we are all different! I went there purely...

    Well, we are all different! I went there purely for the social side, talking to people who like cars, and from that perspective it was great. I can understand if you were going looking for bits then...
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    A guy told me it’s £190k to build an Ultima!!!...

    A guy told me it’s £190k to build an Ultima!!! Sounds a lot to me!! I know it’s possible to spend a lot of money if you keep over specifying and going for the best of everything. We are all...
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    Well I planned to go yesterday but went today...

    Well I planned to go yesterday but went today instead. A bit thinner than I would have liked to have seen but I have had a really good day. Got there about 9.20am and left about 4. been talking,...
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    Yes, I had a good look at both. The Tornado that...

    Yes, I had a good look at both. The Tornado that was on their stand (built by Dave who works there) is a lovely job. I don't think mine will be quite as good as that!!! Had a good chat with the...
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    and just to add, Martin has made the new...

    and just to add, Martin has made the new wishbones for the rear. I haven't seen them yet, he is hopefully coming up Wednesday. Picture below
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    Been a bit of a challenge finding time to work on...

    Been a bit of a challenge finding time to work on the GT40 the past few weeks. Another hobby is beekeeping. Spring is always a busy time but this year I have had a real problem, losing about 9 hives....
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    Just to add, if you are using the FE header tank...

    Just to add, if you are using the FE header tank I have a spare one in the workshop and could measure up the thermostat size rather than taking it off and having to source one.
    Also, with my FE, a...
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    I would say 80 is better but ask yourself how...

    I would say 80 is better but ask yourself how often you are going to drive it in weather cool enough to keep it at 70 or below! I certainly rarely have a 'too cool' issue, it's normally at the other...
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    Yes, the thermostat should close to keep the...

    Yes, the thermostat should close to keep the engine warm. You can get different ratings for the stats. Is it possible you have a 70 degree one?????
    I would say 70 is ok although I run an 80 in my...
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