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    No problem, I will be glad of a rest!!

    No problem, I will be glad of a rest!!
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    Gav, It might but as I don't have such a...

    Gav,

    It might but as I don't have such a thing I am proceeding with the elimination of possibilities.





    As I feared it wasn't the spark plugs! These have now been swapped side...
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    Nige, If you are planning 170+ mph down...

    Nige,

    If you are planning 170+ mph down the Mulsanne I would fit them!!!

    Take care,

    Ian

    PS lovely work, really looking good!
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    Tony, That's the plan, going to swap over...

    Tony,

    That's the plan, going to swap over the plugs side to side & recheck. Then it will be the injectors which I think are more likely to be the cause.

    I have watched all the...
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    Aaron, I don't know at the moment whether...

    Aaron,

    I don't know at the moment whether the problem is the higher or lower lambda reading as the engine has not yet been tuned and is evidence by the difference between the two banks. The...
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    Aaron, I am sure that this was meant in a...

    Aaron,

    I am sure that this was meant in a humorous spirit lifting sense but I have to tell you it fell short! Sending pictures of an admittedly beautiful, if a bit blingy, ITB set up does...
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    Jim, That's what I feared, still, means I...

    Jim,

    That's what I feared, still, means I can play with the engine a bit longer!


    Thank you (?) for the reply!

    Ian
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    1UZ-FE: Lambda variation between banks

    Hi,

    Having a little play with the engine when I should be getting on rebuilding the car, fitting body etc - but in these strange times you get your fun when you can.

    Noticed early on...
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    Tony, Sorry, can't help with this but good...

    Tony,

    Sorry, can't help with this but good luck with it!

    Take care,
    Ian
  10. Thread: GD brakes

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    Ken, I have it on good authority that the...

    Ken,

    I have it on good authority that the front M/C is 0.625" and the rear is 0.75" with a pedal ratio of 5:1 but, as always with brakes, it might be best to double check.

    Hope this helps,
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    Northanpton area on M1 yesterday

    My son was headed down to London yesterday, to test his eyesight, and passed a dark blue / black Cobra heading south on the M1 yesterday about 3:45, Reg GB- --8T. Took a short video, looked to be...
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    Graham, I have the IAC from a 1992 1UZ-FE that...

    Graham,

    I have the IAC from a 1992 1UZ-FE that I am not planning to use. Can't vouch for the condition as I have never used it, let me know if you arer interested.

    Take care,
    Ian
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    Nige, Now that is true dedication - 4:00...

    Nige,

    Now that is true dedication - 4:00 am!!! I might have been tempted to wait till cooler weather, possibly in autumn, as that would match my normal rate of progress!

    Looked good before...
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    Nige That looks excellent, beautifully...

    Nige

    That looks excellent, beautifully crafted as always!! I hope you regard imitation as being the sincerest form of flattery as I shall now be doing something very similar - thank you!!
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    Al,

    Great news, must have been a relief when the rough running was cured! As mentioned on the other thread I am using a different (new) air control valve so hope not to have similar...
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    Martin, I have the new wishbones on my...

    Martin,

    I have the new wishbones on my Mk3, purchased in December 2009, and the caster angle is approx. 7°

    Hope this helps, take care,

    Ian
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    Jon, Sorry no, the engine did not come...

    Jon,

    Sorry no, the engine did not come with the MAF. I was planning from the outset to run with an after market ECU that would use MAP as the input so the absence of the MAF & Toyota ECU...
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    Al, I have replaced the OEM Toyota Idle...

    Al,

    I have replaced the OEM Toyota Idle Air Control on my 1UZ with a proprietary unit from BHP in order to reduce the number of ECU auxiliary outputs needed to control it. The standard unit...
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    Gary, The test, for the visibility in the...

    Gary,

    The test, for the visibility in the mirrors and of the lights, is carried out from well behind the car - I think it is 25M. So yes the rear wheel arch is in play

    Take care,
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    Gary, Really neat job beautifully...

    Gary,

    Really neat job beautifully executed, as always. You do realise that you are earning the enmity of all us other builders by setting such high standards!

    Nicest looking rear I...
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    Phil, Great work Phil! I have...

    Phil,

    Great work Phil!

    I have been unhappy with the ride height on my Sumo Mk3 since it was built. I was thinking about shorter springs for the rear to try and reduce height. More...
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    What a great little film! Most enjoyable half an...

    What a great little film! Most enjoyable half an hour I have spent in the last 37 days, thank you!!

    Take care,
    Ian
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    If 90° is the vertical measurement make sure...

    If 90° is the vertical measurement make sure that you are not measuring gravity's effect on your dial indicator rather than eccentricity of your bellhousing!


    Ian
  24. Thread: Thank you Den

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    I remember being disappointed that Den was not...

    I remember being disappointed that Den was not there when I went down to Small Dole to pick up my kit in December 2009, still Penny and the other guys showed me round the factory and took good care...
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    Gary, Great work, an inspiration! I...

    Gary,

    Great work, an inspiration!

    I sometimes dread reading your posts as it is normally after some hours, or a day, in the garage when I think I have done some good work and made progress -...
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