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  1. You're trying to mate the lifters and the cam...

    You're trying to mate the lifters and the cam lobes, in practice wear away any tiny surface irregularities that stop a film of oil separating the two components. The 2000rpm+ is mostly to ensure...
  2. Hey Aaron, its not mine but a mates car, which...

    Hey Aaron, its not mine but a mates car, which he's heavily modified for track use. We made some caliper carriers not so long ago to fit VW Touareg 6 pot front calipers for example!

    Stronger...
  3. Other than the break in 20 mins, try not to run...

    Other than the break in 20 mins, try not to run it too much if you can until you are ready to drive it. You risk glazing the bores running it on no load, particularly on a new built engine. You'll...
  4. Hi fellas Thanks for that. We couldn't find...

    Hi fellas

    Thanks for that. We couldn't find anything online either and were scratching our heads even though I used to rebuild gearboxes as part of my living many moons ago.

    It looks like we...
  5. Subaru 5MT gearbox - anyone knows these boxes? Identify this part?

    Currently repairing an Impreza 5 speed manual box with a friend. Come across something I’ve not seen before which is also the part that’s failed. Can anyone identify/explain this part?
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    I thought 427 blocks were drilled for hydraulic...

    I thought 427 blocks were drilled for hydraulic lifters from 68 onwards, but I'm drinking gin on holiday so that may be wrong! :-)
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    Be careful what you wish for. Environmental...

    Be careful what you wish for. Environmental campaigners may be good at raising awareness but their proposed solutions are often catastrophic because they refuse to consider unintended consequences. ...
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    No mention of whether its an aluminium body or...

    No mention of whether its an aluminium body or GRP?
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    I wonder if it was engine clearance related? I...

    I wonder if it was engine clearance related? I remember it was supposed to take the BMW engine, and as with all OHC engines, fitting in something that wide raised eyebrows at the time. Sounds like...
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    If my memory serves, it was built out in Sri...

    If my memory serves, it was built out in Sri Lanka. It caused a lot of debate at the time because there were glowing reports from one mag, but they were involved with it as a sales front. I...
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    is this the one from around 10 years ago, with...

    is this the one from around 10 years ago, with the BMW running gear???? RV Dynamics?
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    you probably know this already Clive, but leave...

    you probably know this already Clive, but leave the nut on a few turns.... saves getting spoke marks on your face when it finally pops free! :mrgreen:
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    Second what the others are saying Mitch, your car...

    Second what the others are saying Mitch, your car should be easily into the £30k's
    Prices have risen a lot in recent years and its a nice looking car.
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    Your car has elements of both the street car and...

    Your car has elements of both the street car and the semi comp.
    Street Car Elements
    Dash layout, also the presence of a glovebox
    Overiders, rather than quick lifts
    Underslung rather than...
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    The balancer often is, or you can add timing tape.

    The balancer often is, or you can add timing tape.
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    Its easier to dial in the advance on the gun and...

    Its easier to dial in the advance on the gun and read off zero on the pulley. However you don't need one, but you do then need an accurately marked crank pulley.
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    If adjusting the float height doesn’t sort it,...

    If adjusting the float height doesn’t sort it, it could be whoever replaced the needle valve replaced the needle but not the seat and they’re not mating together properly.
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    Welcome to the Crendon club Gowan. :-D

    Welcome to the Crendon club Gowan. :-D
  19. Thread: Tyre Help

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    I went to see Northants to pick up some Galaxies...

    I went to see Northants to pick up some Galaxies for mine, great people and will fit the tyres while you wait.
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    I've always struggled to understand the premium...

    I've always struggled to understand the premium some attach to Superformance kits. Perfectly decent kit but no better than a Dax or AK really?
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    Agreed, that looks very worrying. That said I...

    Agreed, that looks very worrying. That said I would be very surprised if you can simply put aside consumer rights law by saying you are doing so. If we could all just ignore laws by prestating that...
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    Agree that rolling road is by far the best way to...

    Agree that rolling road is by far the best way to get your timing spot on. Short term you can set the initial timing by connecting a vacuum gauge to your intake manifold and adjusting the timing for...
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    Yep finish line Kev. Sorry to say I had a spare...

    Yep finish line Kev. Sorry to say I had a spare set that I flogged off on eBay recently.
    Ask Dave about the rad Tony. I’ve had it a while and I can’t remember what I paid. They’re a real nice...
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    Thanks fellas. One day it will be done! ...

    Thanks fellas. One day it will be done!

    Aaron, I’m guessing the motors are 3-4” back. The Crendon radiator sits at quite an angle as per the original, so there’s a fair bit of space up...
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    Boot with ally panels in progress. Added in FIA...

    Boot with ally panels in progress. Added in FIA suitcase panel and white powder coated suspension travel covers. Plan to add the original tools I’ve collected even though SC cars wouldn’t have...
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