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    X stream tops don’t give much benefit, if any....

    X stream tops don’t give much benefit, if any. There’s a few dyno tests on YouTube - tip down air filter give best flow, side/pancake are ok. The combination of top and side give turbulent air..
  2. Thread: Dax for sale.

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    Only one pic, but based on that alone (assuming...

    Only one pic, but based on that alone (assuming nothing nasty like an auto box or incorrect registration) - its coming into peak season, got a ford lump & nice period looks - only thing that would...
  3. Thread: Dax for sale.

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    At least £10k too cheap... :)

    At least £10k too cheap... :)
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    Quad or single collector? For my single we cut...

    Quad or single collector?

    For my single we cut the bottom off a stainless pet water bowl. Lovely bevelled edge and it fastens inside the body.
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    Ok. Car still leans. Front drivers side. Still. ...

    Ok. Car still leans. Front drivers side. Still. Badly. Balls.

    Jack that side up and it settles to roughly right height. Bounce or drive it and it sinks.

    Car now has brand new 12.5” 235lb...
  6. Thread: Pilgrim sumo

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    The moulds for the mk2 are long gone I’m...

    The moulds for the mk2 are long gone I’m afraid... yes the mk2 could be tweaked to pass but far from easy..

    I suspect it would be cheaper and easy to look elsewhere.
  7. Thread: snake bite

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    I have a bit of old wool carpet riveted into...

    I have a bit of old wool carpet riveted into shape (keep it in the boot) that I use to put over the passenger pipe if I’m taking kids etc out for a trip.
  8. Thread: Tyre Help

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    Have a look at north hants tyres - vitour galaxy....

    Have a look at north hants tyres - vitour galaxy. V rated, proper road tyre sidewall construction really, good in the wet and a bargain.

    Even have white lettering on one side...
  9. Thanks Stu. Definitely owe you beer!

    Thanks Stu. Definitely owe you beer!
  10. Pilgrim MK2 cortina sus with granny hub - which ball joint?

    Hi Chaps,

    I've got a pilgrim mk2 with cortina mk3/4/5 front suspension (inc cortina wishbones) & the granny 5 stud hub.

    The rubber has gone on both top & bottom ball joints so they need...
  11. Great. Thanks stu.

    Great. Thanks stu.
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    Thanks Kevin. Just to clarify, I meant an...

    Thanks Kevin. Just to clarify, I meant an aftermarket cortina spec shock - made by the likes of Spax/Gaz etc.

    Current pilgrim owners have no info on the earlier cars.... to be fair I doubt uncle...
  13. What front shock for mk2 (cortina/granny hub)?

    I've got very old spax front shocks on my pilgrim mk2 rv8 cortina front end with granny 5 stud hub.

    I cant see the code, can anyone confirm they are just standard GAZ or SPAX off the shelf...
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    Rear bushes look good. Tried various combinations...

    Rear bushes look good. Tried various combinations of supporting the rear - to isolate the problem. Ended up using axle stands on the chassis just enought to stop movement, but still have the wheels...
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    There’s even at revs not much rotating mass in...

    There’s even at revs not much rotating mass in the drivetrain when it’s in the air.

    Try the starter on the ground. Failing that 10ft of garage floor and driveway should be enough for the...
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    Understood clearly - thanks Richard. Will...

    Understood clearly - thanks Richard.

    Will report back!
  17. Yep, mine is pre-sva. And I’m with you, happy...

    Yep, mine is pre-sva. And I’m with you, happy to pay no tax, but mine will always go through an MOT type check every year - I think it’s nuts not to.
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    same symptoms I had. I let mine run for ten...

    same symptoms I had.

    I let mine run for ten minutes giving it a blip every now and then to splash the oil about internally (even then engine builders still might not approve!). Make sure you...
  19. Rolling 40 years as at January - eg. My donor was...

    Rolling 40 years as at January - eg. My donor was registered in feb 1978 - so went mot free this year.

    I’m still unclear reading this. Though mine is now old enough, I think I have to fill in a...
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    Don’t forget it takes ages for the heat to sink...

    Don’t forget it takes ages for the heat to sink through to the clutch properly....The next slightly more brutal option is to start the car, in gear, with wheels on the ground... brake at the ready!
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    May wish to look again at that bug eye air...

    May wish to look again at that bug eye air cleaner... they don’t have a good reputation - a fire risk.

    Mind you, maybe with that fitech thingy you might never get a carb cough/backfire?
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    Thinking about it - I can isolate front from...

    Thinking about it - I can isolate front from rear... axle stands on the chassis at the rear - then (carefully) jack front drivers side upand see if still sinks.

    Then do the same but remove the...
  23. Hi David - interested in the gearstick gaiter is...

    Hi David - interested in the gearstick gaiter is it the round type or oval?
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    Thanks for ideas chaps. Haven’t tried...

    Thanks for ideas chaps.

    Haven’t tried swapping the shocks yet. I guess drivers side could be sticking on compression... but not enough to fight a spring? Definitely my next step though. Will...
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    Ok. Made some changes today and I’m more...

    Ok. Made some changes today and I’m more confused.

    To recap - Old springs back on the car (swapped from side to side). Tie rods adjusted (big difference between each side) height now...
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