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    Greg, I used some 6mm solid s/s formed to the...

    Greg, I used some 6mm solid s/s formed to the correct shape, welded and polished up then tack tig welded to the inside top and sides. I have left them on as to be honest they look good.

    Baz
  2. Thread: High tick over

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    Just to add my specs if it helps. 390FE, 9.75:1,...

    Just to add my specs if it helps.
    390FE, 9.75:1, Comp Cams 270H. Holley Street Avenger 670 vac secondaries, set up using vac gauge. Pertronix 111 complete distributor + coil, timing 36 mechanical +...
  3. Thread: Engine swap

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    If you want an 800 centigrade high temperature...

    If you want an 800 centigrade high temperature paint check out https://shop.vitcas.com/products/heat-resistant-materials/heat-resistant-paints.html
    You can handle this stuff when dry without it...
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    Don't give up, practice will get you there. I'm...

    Don't give up, practice will get you there. I'm no tig expert but did tig my own headers without any real problems after plenty of practice getting the amps right. It does look like too many amps and...
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    Done, with pleasure. We have to try and prevent...

    Done, with pleasure. We have to try and prevent the nanny state completely taking over our lives.

    Baz
  6. Thread: C’mon Lewis!!

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    On paper Max is the champion. In my mind and...

    On paper Max is the champion.
    In my mind and many others he is a superb driver and a match for Lewis but this year he will always be remembered as the one who won when Masi decided to manipulate...
  7. Thread: C’mon Lewis!!

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    ROBBED. They didn't allow all the lapped cars...

    ROBBED. They didn't allow all the lapped cars through before the restart.
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    Yes I agree to all of the articles comments on...

    Yes I agree to all of the articles comments on the beautiful brutal Cobra.
    Long live gas guzzling big V8,s. I absolutely love them, the smell of burnt and unburnt petrol is heaven.
    Thank God I was...
  9. Your driving a V8 Cobra and you want to be a bit...

    Your driving a V8 Cobra and you want to be a bit more green, save your money for the cats get the Cob sold and get a Nissan Leaf or a push bike.
    Or better still save your money put some fuel in it...
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    It says they've been relisted. Baz

    It says they've been relisted.

    Baz
  11. Thread: Ethanol in fuel

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    I'm OK to run E10 but will continue with the...

    I'm OK to run E10 but will continue with the higher octane E5 fuels. Holley say that all their current carburetors are OK with E10, I'm guessing as they have had ethanol for much longer than us...
  12. Thread: Ethanol in fuel

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    I think you will find that fuels like momentum,...

    I think you will find that fuels like momentum, Shell V Power, BP Ultimate have 5% ethanol. Esso Synergy + has 0 ethanol but a few garages may have 5%. I just use Shell V Power for my Ford big block...
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    Pleased it worked for you, the difference is...

    Pleased it worked for you, the difference is night and day isn't it.
    Baz
  14. Thread: Throttle cable

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    Just use the ptfe lined brake hose an3 and run...

    Just use the ptfe lined brake hose an3 and run your original throttle cable in it. Don't use a stronger spring to overcome the problem you'll wreck the life of the bush or and the throttle arm in...
  15. Thread: Throttle cable

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    Had exactly the same problem. Solved it using...

    Had exactly the same problem. Solved it using ptfe lined stainless steel braided brake line.
    Just run the original throttle cable in this and it should solve the problem. It did the job for me....
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    I've got the 3 core SD1 cooling my 390 FE and...

    I've got the 3 core SD1 cooling my 390 FE and have no problems even at over 30 degrees ambient in heavy traffic.
    Now I did have a cooling problems before I fitted a shroud.
    I hardly look at the...
  17. Thread: Push or Pull

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    Pulling air from the outside is the only way,...

    Pulling air from the outside is the only way, also best to make a shroud so you are pulling cool air over the whole radiator. If you think about it your fan will only kick in when you are stationary...
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    For the moment don't try and think about...

    For the moment don't try and think about everything at the same time. First make sure Number 1 is at tdc as indicated by the crank pointer and piston 1 is at tdc.
    Now lift turn and guide your...
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    On the TKO 500 reverse is over to the right and...

    On the TKO 500 reverse is over to the right and back so below 5th gear. On mine there is no problem with reverse just clutch in and hard over to the right with a gentle pressure into reverse. Your...
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    Yep I can vouch for avin a go. Save yourself a...

    Yep I can vouch for avin a go.
    Save yourself a fortune Kev and get the satisfaction of doing the job yourself. I used Duratec polyester high build primer after all the filling and major blocking and...
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    I had trouble with the felpro ones so spoke to...

    I had trouble with the felpro ones so spoke to Real Steel who recommended the Victor Reinz intake set. No problems at all in the last 4000 or so miles.
    Just my tuppence worth.
    Baz
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    The mot check is just for you. Its just another...

    The mot check is just for you. Its just another pair of experienced eyes checking your work.

    I drove mine to the iva 150 mile round trip twice. The first time I deliberately pulled in front of a...
  23. Thread: IVA pass

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    Brilliant, well done. I too can attest to never...

    Brilliant, well done.
    I too can attest to never giving up and you will get there in the end.

    I had to have a 2 year break with very little being done due to life and financial constraints.
    ...
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    If you are pre paint then why not go one better...

    If you are pre paint then why not go one better than the sticky out things and do what I did and French the blighters in. Voila
    Baz
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    Such sad news, she was always so cheerful and...

    Such sad news, she was always so cheerful and bubbly, a lovely lady.
    R.I.P. Sabine we will miss your enthusiasm for life and incredible skill.
    Baz
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