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  1. Thread: Splitter wing

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    Splitter wing

    Just about to fit my single splitter wing , the consensus of opinion is (a) fit it about mid point to the vertical aperture, (b) raise the top rear edge to produce a downdraft (c) During the IVA...
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    In the end I sorted it by using Adobe Acrobat...

    In the end I sorted it by using Adobe Acrobat which kept the file size to a minimum.
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    Iva form filling

    Has anybody else had problems filling in the IVA 1C form. The problem is once downloaded onto my computer in its original format ie PDF (file size 1.638kb) that once i start to fill in the form ie...
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    Yes I could try that providing i don,t drill...

    Yes
    I could try that providing i don,t drill the lock barrel,depends on the space available.
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    Fuel tank filler

    I noticed on my new build today that when i unlocked the tank filler central plug and removed it there was a sudden rush of air, i believe the tank was under vacuum which would indicate that as the...
  6. Thread: Maximum power

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    Good idea, I’ll talk to Jon at AK to see what...

    Good idea, I’ll talk to Jon at AK to see what he recommendeds
  7. Thread: Maximum power

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    Thanks Incey If I assume nobody really wants to...

    Thanks Incey
    If I assume nobody really wants to take it to the red line of 5000 rpm then a figure around 4800 seems realistic, I don’t want to go to low otherwise it gives the impression that the...
  8. Thread: Maximum power

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    Maximum power

    My IVA form is asking for the engine maximum power and the engine speed at which it is obtained. Well i know my engine is basically 350 BHP more or less a standard small block.
    But at what engine...
  9. Thread: Throttle cable

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    Might try some ptfe spray down the inside of the...

    Might try some ptfe spray down the inside of the cable as opposed to oil lubrication
  10. Thread: Throttle cable

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    Bad Do you mean the original inner cable or the...

    Bad
    Do you mean the original inner cable or the whole cable ie inner and outer.
  11. Thread: Throttle cable

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    Yes Also tried a stronger spring setup and had a...

    Yes
    Also tried a stronger spring setup and had a similar problem at the pedal end. Will look at the ptfe lined brake hose solution suggested by baz
  12. Thread: Throttle cable

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    Throttle cable

    With an American imported engine i have the carb throttle linkage on the nearside, generally this would be correctly placed for a more or less straight run to the accelerator pedal also on the...
  13. Thread: Push or Pull

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    Thanks for the replies gentlemen. All comments...

    Thanks for the replies gentlemen.
    All comments make sense, so now i need to change the rotation of the fan motor and flip the blades so the blade curve trails in the direction of rotation as...
  14. Thread: Push or Pull

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    Push or Pull

    I fitted my electric fan with thermostatic controller on the inside of the radiator and when running pulls air from the engine bay and in theory pushes through the radiator, fine if the car is...
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    Thanks Chaps I will get a package of photos etc...

    Thanks Chaps
    I will get a package of photos etc sorted for the big day.
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    IVA Documentation

    Soon i intend to book my IVA test and wondered if there is any need to take any documentation, in reality there is non with a non registered vehicle and the question arises how does the inspector...
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    Thanks guys I will try both suggestions and see...

    Thanks guys
    I will try both suggestions and see if it works otherwise i may adjust the clutch free play a little.
    Regards
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    Notchy reverse gear

    Just test driving my cobra and i have trouble getting it into reverse, no problem with the other gears. Its a Tremec TK0500 box and was fitted new. I did adjust the clutch slave cylinder rod so that...
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    Front indicator ground height

    I have just checked my front indicator lens ground height and they are lower than the 350 mm for the IVA test. I have wound up the Gaz struts
    and improved the height, however i would need to keep...
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    That’s clarified a few things, I can assume...

    That’s clarified a few things, I can assume that the engine was built and set up running on lead free fuel , all I need to do is add some lead substitute to avoid valve seat recession.
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    Imported Engine and Octane

    Running my engine which was built and imported from the states a question arose in my mind and that was as follows: Are the octane levels in
    the states comparable to ours in the UK, is leaded petrol...
  22. Thread: First run

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    The engine did come from an engine builder so i...

    The engine did come from an engine builder so i will have a look to see if there are any instructions, its most probably me being paranoid, I just do not want to
    screw up the last phase of the...
  23. Thread: First run

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    Roger I will check the radiator that will let...

    Roger
    I will check the radiator that will let me know that the coolant is circulating and at the same time keep an eye on the temperature gauge, as you said its most probably difficult to make...
  24. Thread: First run

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    First run

    What is the general running up to temperature of a small block chevy 350 , i have just more or less finished my build and have started the engine a few times, what has surprised me is how quickly...
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    I have indeed gone down the route of using double...

    I have indeed gone down the route of using double sided tape and it seems to be working so I’ll stick with it.
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