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  1. Thread: E10!

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    As is the modern way, the truth is hard to...

    As is the modern way, the truth is hard to find!!! This is what Esso say about their high octane (which is apparently ethanol free) -

    What’s in our Synergy Supreme+ 99 premium petrolOur Synergy...
  2. Thread: E10!

    by ChrisP
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    Now this is an interesting one! I have always...

    Now this is an interesting one! I have always used Shell high octane fuel but according to the guys at Classic Oils they (Shell) use the ethanol to boost the octane rating in their octane...
  3. Thread: 2030

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    Not upsetting the EU will only apply in Scotland...

    Not upsetting the EU will only apply in Scotland by then 😀😀
    The thing I fear a bit is the social backlash against gas guzzlers that could come. Bit like smoking. Social pressure could build...
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    Well I think it's an improvement! The ally panels...

    Well I think it's an improvement! The ally panels are welded in to one piece. I've then polished out the welds and the sheets generally using polishing attachments on the grinder. Takes a bit of time...
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    I think it’s going to be an Edlebrock top end...

    I think it’s going to be an Edlebrock top end kit only for now, topped off with a carb! I can always do more in the future. Much easier to get the engine out of a 40 than a cobra! I’m not sure...
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    No pics to upload but I have been making progress...

    No pics to upload but I have been making progress of sorts. I have today ordered the complete MK1 body from Tornado. So I know what I am doing now! I have also spoken to the UN1 Transaxle expert and...
  7. Thread: 2030

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    EV’s are not the answer in my view. Even with...

    EV’s are not the answer in my view. Even with battery advances it will remain too complicated and inflexible. I can see hydrogen as a better solution.
    So much waste in the national grid...
  8. Thread: steering wheel

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    Ah, ok, can’t help with that. Agreed, the...

    Ah, ok, can’t help with that. Agreed, the Merlin versions are quite a lot more money. Very good though. I have been pleased with mine, easy to use and unobtrusive. I wish I had done it years...
  9. Thread: steering wheel

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    Have you bought the quick release boss already?...

    Have you bought the quick release boss already? If not Merlin Motorsport do one for a Motalita although you will have to change the spline to allow the release/lock to work.
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    He can make me an offer. Probably best to see it...

    He can make me an offer. Probably best to see it first
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    Same. Been in there over 30 years!!! And Dek,...

    Same. Been in there over 30 years!!!
    And Dek, yes it does but it smells a whole lot better.......
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    [QUOTE=simon;602103]The Centre spider and sills...

    [QUOTE=simon;602103]The Centre spider and sills are the same. Mounting points for the clips MAY be different as the MK3 is longer.
    While you’ve got it stripped, put in a dropped floor pan with a...
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    Kuga Actually, if you look earlier on this...

    Kuga
    Actually, if you look earlier on this thread you can see the body quite well. It is repairable, especially by someone who knows their way around fibreglass and bodywork (Like many on this...
  14. Thread: Image wheels

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    I have travelled that road regularly since a kid....

    I have travelled that road regularly since a kid. Whenever we passed that air base my dad used to say to me ‘when you get driving watch out along here because the Americans are always on the wrong...
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    Will dig some out. It’s pretty rough though.

    Will dig some out. It’s pretty rough though.
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    Yes, I guess so. Are you looking for one?

    Yes, I guess so. Are you looking for one?
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    The more I do the worse it looks!!!! ...

    The more I do the worse it looks!!!!

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=39073&stc=1

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=39074&stc=1

    If I keep...
  18. Thread: Image wheels

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    I tried that once before (for a genuine break!)...

    I tried that once before (for a genuine break!) and got nowhere. Couldn’t stand the hassle. SGM in Banbury have repaired a number for me, including one rear image wheel from the cobra damaged when...
  19. Thread: Image wheels

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    Concerning yes, but that unusual? I have...

    Concerning yes, but that unusual? I have certainly cracked plenty on my road cars, not due to track days but definitely to do with the rough roads around here. My son showed me two cracked magnesium...
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    Been fiddling again today. Cracked on with the...

    Been fiddling again today. Cracked on with the inner wing bulkhead which I have welded up in to one big panel. Still some fettling to do and then I need to sort out the finish (probably just polish...
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    I confess that crossed my mind. No real way to...

    I confess that crossed my mind. No real way to tell if he tapered the joints before welding or not! One of those letting go at high speed would not be funny! I shall have to try to test them a bit...
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    Yes, that name has come up a lot! Will do that,...

    Yes, that name has come up a lot! Will do that, he seems to be the man
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    Looks like a Davies Craig electric pump and...

    Looks like a Davies Craig electric pump and digital controller is the way to go. Maybe with a dual pass radiator too. Not that expensive really (!) and a big improvement over conventional set up. I...
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    Now this is supposed to be fun, yes? So to hell...

    Now this is supposed to be fun, yes? So to hell with logical sequence! I can do whatever I like in whatever order!! Well today I had a spare hour and got out the stainless polishing kit outside in...
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    Not done much this week as the fine weather meant...

    Not done much this week as the fine weather meant i had to catch upon a few outside jobs. Also had a day out in the cobra which was nice but bloody cold! Have continued to strip the unattractive...
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