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    Good you have eliminated your alternator issue....

    Good you have eliminated your alternator issue. That would of stranded you at the roadside. The stethoscope should allow you to narrow it down. If its a tappet it will pick it up very easily in...
  2. Thread: Brake Issue

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    Close inspection at the base of the hole should...

    Close inspection at the base of the hole should reveal the issue. I had similar issues with debris swarf in the hole. I ended up with new bleed nipples.and cleaned out the debris. You end up sucking...
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    Dave, You trying to take away the fun of...

    Dave,

    You trying to take away the fun of building. We all like to engineer our solutions. All the cars would be all the same
    Blue with white strips. Lol
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    I have seen this done on a Cleveland engine as...

    I have seen this done on a Cleveland engine as the engine sits height and also the Cleveland exit from the block is horizontal face so the pipe needs to be vertical then 90 degree and another 90...
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    Appears louder on the drivers side. Difficult to...

    Appears louder on the drivers side. Difficult to tell. Sounds more like water pump. Try the screwdriver to ear on the rocker cover hope you will narrowed it done.
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    Paul, Fingers crossed its just coincidental...

    Paul,

    Fingers crossed its just coincidental and your thinking the worse. Use the stethoscope method of pinpointing down noises which are difficult to locate.
    You can use a large screw driver and...
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    It needs a big speaker for engine noise...

    It needs a big speaker for engine noise simulation. I see Porsche and Audi have this in there hi-tech electric vehicles to satisfy the driving experience.
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    Daisy chain will reduce wiring but if the chain...

    Daisy chain will reduce wiring but if the chain wiring fails any forward wired items will not work. If your wiring is sound you should not have any issues with daisy chain . Just use good quality...
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    When you did your oil change did you fit a new...

    When you did your oil change did you fit a new oil filter and did you fill it up with oil before installing. Just a thought as if you have it dry you could have introduced air. Is the filter the same...
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    Interesting read Kevin. I see the final statement...

    Interesting read Kevin. I see the final statement "Copper is better at heat transfer and aluminium is better at heat dissipation". The over consensus is aluminium is used for lightness and cost. It...
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    Approx 52mm thick which are three core sizes....

    Approx 52mm thick which are three core sizes. This gives a larger volume increase for better cooling. Also the heat disapation of aluminium is better.
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    The cost of those shims makes it very expensive....

    The cost of those shims makes it very expensive. A shim pack kit would be ideal if someone does such a kit. If my end floats are not right I think I might look for a local old engineering company ...
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    Love the attention to detail. The whole stance...

    Love the attention to detail. The whole stance and look of your car is a credit to your workmanship. More tweaking or another project?
  14. Thread: Brakes.

    by jon1d
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    Do you do track days.and are you running jaguar...

    Do you do track days.and are you running jaguar inboard brakes?
  15. Thread: Pinion oil seal

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    That's good news for future reference. There...

    That's good news for future reference. There seems to be a few different seals depending on the shaft size.
  16. Thread: Pinion oil seal

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    Have you has any luck with sourcing the correct...

    Have you has any luck with sourcing the correct pinion seal? You say the ID is 39.45 mm what is OD?
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    I would take a rocker cover off and then pump to...

    I would take a rocker cover off and then pump to see your getting oil to the top of the engine. Turning over just remove your coil ht lead so it does not fire. The tail tail sign is pressure on crank...
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    This is a handy rebuild video with all kind of...

    This is a handy rebuild video with all kind of tips for Dana 44. I noticed how easy he got the bearing on the pinion using just a heat gun 13.20 mins into the video.
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    I have seen leaving the hub in the freezer for a...

    I have seen leaving the hub in the freezer for a week and blow torch bearings to 400c measuring with lazer temp gauge. It almost drops on. I don't like the idea he is using with a single punch as it...
  20. Thread: Engine/gearbox

    by jon1d
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    I would look at Real Steal as already suggested....

    I would look at Real Steal as already suggested. They have been around a long time and always given me good advice. Lots of options and you will be more confused when you start looking into the...
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    Graham, You could always remove the bracket...

    Graham,

    You could always remove the bracket and mount as the attachment. If they are a good set you will need to look at the internals if they have been improved. I would diffidently have a look...
  22. Thread: Engine/gearbox

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    Lot depends on your budget on the Ls front. You...

    Lot depends on your budget on the Ls front. You can get crated engines or buy a short block add your own cylinder heads induction and carbs or injection. A good solid street car is fine with 300 bhp...
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    I have been making good progress and have sourced...

    I have been making good progress and have sourced a number of the parts for Dana 44. Identify the parts and bearing sizes. It's been an interesting topic to research on all the specialist tools and...
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    Same as me from RS. Two bonnet stainless steel...

    Same as me from RS. Two bonnet stainless steel and they have lasted a long time and still working fine unlike the original ones. The ones I got are adjustable so as long as you get the correct length...
  25. Thread: Fan fuse

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    I have 30 amp fuse for single 16 inch two speed...

    I have 30 amp fuse for single 16 inch two speed fan. Having it fused covers any wiring shorting and potential fire. Motors can seize and cause excessive current draw. A potential hazard eliminated.
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