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    Its entirely possible to buy a badly built kit...

    Its entirely possible to buy a badly built kit that came from a great manufacturer.. but these are simple cars and that kind of thing is easy to spot. I wouldn't be too worried about mileage or age...
  2. A bunch of mates are camping as normal punters,...

    A bunch of mates are camping as normal punters, if I came up on a display basis, are there any restrictions on camping areas/zones etc?
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    Mine was post test so I can’t help.. plus mine...

    Mine was post test so I can’t help.. plus mine is a mk2 with fibreglass base for the seat to bolt into..

    think I used the bigger penny washers 40mm.
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    Check the height before you choose to use...

    Check the height before you choose to use runners.

    bolting the seat straight through to the floor pan gives a useful extra few inches.
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    I meant it literally. House of Parliament...

    I meant it literally.

    House of Parliament protocol includes guidance that if an MP is 'working' on a matter for that constituent, and that person moves out of constituency the matter should be...
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    It’s legislation that will hammer those like...

    It’s legislation that will hammer those like us…

    I’ve signed and also written to my local MP. If you choose to do the same make sure you include your full name and postal address in the...
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    Since I put down various cheap costco...

    Since I put down various cheap costco playmats/old carpet down covering the concrete floor in my garage I've found I don't really need a dust cover on mine...

    I guessed it was causing some dust,...
  8. Thread: What u wear?

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    Onitsuka tiger trainers. Lots of motoring journos...

    Onitsuka tiger trainers. Lots of motoring journos wear them. comfy, thin enough to work with a narrow pedal box, but thick enough sole to not hurt and walk around in afterwards. Plus you don’t look...
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    Onitsuka tiger trainers are great driving shoes....

    Onitsuka tiger trainers are great driving shoes. Nice and thin, but not too poncy for walking around in afterwards.
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    Have a look at ally petfood bowls. Just cut the...

    Have a look at ally petfood bowls. Just cut the bottom off, lots of nicely rounded edges, all about the right size for trimming sidepipe holes.
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    Welcome... prior to my swap I had a 2.8 cologne...

    Welcome... prior to my swap I had a 2.8 cologne in my mk2 sumo.. you'll have lots of fun and make a nice noise in that.

    Merlinmotorsport are quite helpful when it comes to replacement hoses - they...
  12. Thread: New to it all

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    Seats were a good spot! yes, exactly the same as...

    Seats were a good spot! yes, exactly the same as in my mk2. A homemade chassis would have been an unusual choice to make at the time time.

    You'll have a lot of fun and plenty of admiring glances...
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    Looking at the link to the v5 you should be ok...

    Looking at the link to the v5 you should be ok with that... it mentions its a kit so you are good to go...

    That add also mentions front tyres from 2004, if they are still on the car, they will by...
  14. Thread: New to it all

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    Cant see anything that looks like a pilgrim...

    Cant see anything that looks like a pilgrim chassis, but definitely looks like a pilgrim mk1 splash body.

    My guess would be a homemade special... That's a ford cologne 2.3 v6, it'll have a type 9...
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    It is incorrectly registered. This means it may...

    It is incorrectly registered. This means it may pass every MOT for 30 years, but if one tester has a bad day and says - "this car is not an AC Cobra as described" you have a car that cannot be used,...
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    Does it say "AC Cobra" on the log book or...

    Does it say "AC Cobra" on the log book or something like "Pilgrim AC COBRA"? if its the former than you may have bought an incorrectly registered car. This can be resolved, but may not be simple, or...
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    Hi Clive, you've done a few tips for me in the...

    Hi Clive, you've done a few tips for me in the best - although we've not met, all the best
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    Had mine out all weekend. Glorious. Even after...

    Had mine out all weekend. Glorious.

    Even after 25 years, it still creates a reaction from passers by and other drivers that hasn't been bettered by any other supercar or classic I've been out in....
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    I've now fitted the classic car LEDs in my...

    I've now fitted the classic car LEDs in my standard h4 headlamp units... works a treat. Makes a massive difference to night driving confidence - the lower current draw is nice to have too. Personally...
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    Have to say I used a load of kids playmats from...

    Have to say I used a load of kids playmats from costco under where the car sits.... rubber backed.

    Keeps the concrete dust down, no issues putting a jack on them, easy to kneel or lie on... cheap...
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    Just FYI - once you pass (good luck by the way!)...

    Just FYI - once you pass (good luck by the way!) a stick on plate on the nose cone is not technically legal. And it never has been.

    E types and the like have them like this since the 60's but it...
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    Just FYI - Vitour Galaxy tyres have a less...

    Just FYI - Vitour Galaxy tyres have a less pronounced bulge than matching size stuff from the likes BF Goodrich or Avons. So swapping tyres wont help... unless you went for a different size...
  23. I know ls3 lumps pass an MOT with 200 cell cats....

    I know ls3 lumps pass an MOT with 200 cell cats. my friends garage did that to another cobra and fitted the cats actually inside the side pipes.
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    Ok. I’ll dig it out and see what condition...

    Ok. I’ll dig it out and see what condition it’s in.
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    My mk2 pilgrim had an incorrect length pick up...

    My mk2 pilgrim had an incorrect length pick up pipe… it only picked up fuel if the tank was 1/3 full.

    Took us ages to work that one out!
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