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    Same rake on the screen with pillar mounted...

    Same rake on the screen with pillar mounted mirrors, same splash guard around the Aston cap, same Le Man style split boot lid & still LHD...Maybe different wheels & numbers added to roundels??
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    Same car David minus hardtop?

    Same car David minus hardtop?
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    Hi Simon, I can't help with stripe application...

    Hi Simon, I can't help with stripe application (sorry) but if you go for it, take a look at the E.R.A website for dimensions so they don't end-up looking like 2 straight white lines painted down the...
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    Hi, George, welcome to the club....Nice car,...

    Hi, George, welcome to the club....Nice car, great engine :shock: congrats, I'm sure someone else will say it but take it easy when you first get it, (especially when caught in the rain)!
    Where in...
  5. Thread: Hod bow seal

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    Worst bit is getting the Tee piece at the right...

    Worst bit is getting the Tee piece at the right depth to lock into the screen channel to pull the hood bow down enough to form a seal

    Steve
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    Pics not great but you can get the gist 39637...

    Pics not great but you can get the gist

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    I'll nip in the garage later and take a couple...

    I'll nip in the garage later and take a couple Paul

    Steve
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    It'll usually leak in the middle where the notch...

    It'll usually leak in the middle where the notch is no matter how it's sealed, although I don't faff with the over centre rivets having drilled them out and replaced them with 'T' shape S/S levers...
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    Just to confirm that in 22yrs on the road, the...

    Just to confirm that in 22yrs on the road, the pressure of the seal against the body has never leaked and that's without any sealant applied.

    Steve
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    The rubber has a curve, that curve should face...

    The rubber has a curve, that curve should face downward to force against the body!

    Steve
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    I still don't get this...Mine was a then SVA...

    I still don't get this...Mine was a then SVA built/on the road car in 1999 on a 67' donor plate but is obviously not 40yrs old yet as a Cobra, so how do some of you with later registered cars getting...
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    Thanks Russell, yes I welded a cone to the front...

    Thanks Russell, yes I welded a cone to the front of the S/S perf tube and put 3 opposing half moon sections of the flattened out perf down the inside, with a centre S/S ring at the rear, they're...
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    Nice work Russell, looking great....I decided to...

    Nice work Russell, looking great....I decided to weld my baffles up with the thought that if I ever needed to access them, I would cut the end pipe, do what's needed then tig them back up, 16yrs...
  14. Thread: Front Grill

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    I've got a fine 1/4" mesh painted black, set in...

    I've got a fine 1/4" mesh painted black, set in front of the Rad a couple of inches so the front nose remains open (Which I prefer) each to their own style!

    Steve
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    Shelby himself had a change of heart at the 2004...

    Shelby himself had a change of heart at the 2004 Cobra Haynes Day event when in an evening speech said " If it wasn't for the replicators, the Cobra would have probably have disappeared long ago" so...
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    Back 21yrs ago when I built mine, AK supplied me...

    Back 21yrs ago when I built mine, AK supplied me with an Oilite (I think it's spelt something like that) bush for the Jag Getrag input shaft, it's now done 30,000mls without problems!

    Steve
  17. Thread: Galaxies

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    These tyres hadn't been fitted to my rims...

    These tyres hadn't been fitted to my rims previously with quite a gap between rim & tyre & all the bouncing & manipulation wouldn't seat it but the 14" innertube method works well

    Steve
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    I fitted my own 245 Avons on the back rims after...

    I fitted my own 245 Avons on the back rims after splitting & repainting the hubs, you don't have to stretch the tyres, I used a childs bike innertube & soapy water to to seal the rim to tyre, it...
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    Diff Sensor Magnets

    Don't know if anyone's suggested this before but over a 21yr period I've lost two magnets after Aralditing them on the diff flange, so I cleaned and degreased the area to glue them back on, with...
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    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTniyRaEbIYEXIoBqOx3t70vet_RjoopjCrp8gEQYlmuqLso6w7cA Here's another one!


    Steve
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    I feel your pain on that sale, I had a Jag Getrag...

    I feel your pain on that sale, I had a Jag Getrag that I bought from a scrapyard as a spare whilst searching for a different box for the brother in laws Cobra, I got it from a pile of random boxes...
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    Hi David, I have a Jag Getrag 5spd & it's been...

    Hi David, I have a Jag Getrag 5spd & it's been reliable for the past 20yrs, the hard part is finding one as most XJ12s are auto, also if you go the route of BMW Getrag (more common) make sure it has...
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    Nice to see you all again....We finally got to...

    Nice to see you all again....We finally got to the Horton Inn with the Cobra and more importantly home again in the dry😀 well, until the next time cheers. Steve & Karen
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    Hi David, Our Cobra isn't in for MOT until...

    Hi David,

    Our Cobra isn't in for MOT until next week but we may come over in the tin-top if that's OK
    It's about 45 mins for us so would make a nice run out on a Sunday morning when it's back...
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    I prepped & painted mine at home, if you use...

    I prepped & painted mine at home, if you use quality paint/thinners etc you can't go too far wrong....Take your time & be clinical at every stage dirt, silicon, grease are the enemy so use a good...
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