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  1. Thanks all - Mark, pictures would be great; there...

    Thanks all - Mark, pictures would be great; there aren't many pictures of Dax fuel tanks on the interwebs that I can find with Google.. that said, I spoke to a local(ish) fabricator of some repute,...
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    The Mahle cross reference is useful:...

    The Mahle cross reference is useful: https://catalog.mahle-aftermarket.com/gb/product.xhtml?eid=99#divider

    You can take your reference (FO65) and then see a) what Mahle filter fits and b) what...
  3. Fuel tank venting - preventing 'spit-back' when filling

    I just bought the filler hose to hook up my wing-mounted Aston cap to the fuel tank, which has the filler in the normal Dax location of the right hand boot corner - so the filler hose comes in...
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    I like that - stupid question time; to cut the...

    I like that - stupid question time; to cut the gull-wing part out, did you just go at it with a jigsaw and then set about making the lip for the newly liberated section to sit on?
  5. Thread: Engines

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    There's also a Dax somewhere with the BMW N62 V8...

    There's also a Dax somewhere with the BMW N62 V8 from the 5/6 series
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    Looks like they might be about in the right place...

    Looks like they might be about in the right place for the gas struts. The IRS chassis Dax actually mounts one end of the strut to the cross piece (that your brackets will be welded to) while the...
  7. Yeah - no problems with brightness on mine, it...

    Yeah - no problems with brightness on mine, it still seems as vibrant as when I bought it; of course, you don't tend to notice slow degradation until you put it side by side with a new one.. it's...
  8. I'm still using the same Plasma TV I bought a...

    I'm still using the same Plasma TV I bought a decade ago :razz:

    OK, I was using the LCD I bought about six years ago .. but for the last four it's had a big red line down the screen and we finally...
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    I can't imagine that was cheap, considering they...

    I can't imagine that was cheap, considering they usually work on classics and original cars!
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    https://www.triggerhandbrakes.com/Clubman.html is...

    https://www.triggerhandbrakes.com/Clubman.html is designed to be side-mounted
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    Another way (which I used to make sure the air...

    Another way (which I used to make sure the air cleaner cleared) - a big blob of plasticine (or Blu Tack, since I don't have kids to steal the plasticine from) on the highest point(s) and then shut...
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    I've got two of those in the garage :oops:...

    I've got two of those in the garage :oops: although one is quite battered it would probably beat back out OK; both would need the outlet turning around to be the correct orientation for the radiator...
  13. Thread: Cobragreyhead

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    Nah, it's a BMW Mini.. although the same still...

    Nah, it's a BMW Mini.. although the same still applies unless you've got hands like a three year old! I think I'd rather work on an A-series, at least there's only 8 stem seals to do and no over-head...
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    Right now I'm working the day job .. and this...

    Right now I'm working the day job .. and this weekend I'll be laid under a car, but it'll be her Mini which needs a new water pump, thermostat, rocker cover and 16 valve stem seals...
  15. Thread: Cobragreyhead

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    There are so many highly inappropriate hole based...

    There are so many highly inappropriate hole based jokes one could make to this without context.
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    Love the idea of a timelapse - I considered doing...

    Love the idea of a timelapse - I considered doing the same, but then realised nobody wants to see my builders crack for 50% of the time! :lol: and, as you suspected, keeping a build diary up to date...
  17. Thread: Tyre Help

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    I wish they were Northants tyres, they'd be a lot...

    I wish they were Northants tyres, they'd be a lot closer! :lol: ;) (North Hants vs Northants .. I'll get my coat!)
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    2035 should do it

    2035 should do it
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    I think you meant "I will be staying cheap for...

    I think you meant "I will be staying cheap for the foreseeable" :razz: :lol:
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    Mine was a manual 3.2 - loved it to bits, for all...

    Mine was a manual 3.2 - loved it to bits, for all of its impracticalities! Would have another one in a heartbeat given the finances.

    Good luck mating the bodyshell!
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    That body must be fairly light compared to the...

    That body must be fairly light compared to the Dax shell - it was a struggle to rig mine up to the garage ceiling with an array of pulleys to increase the torque!

    Your Ranger, Kuga? I still miss...
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    I bet that's what you say to all the boys! ;)...

    I bet that's what you say to all the boys! ;) :lol:
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    That would put the Crendon squarely at DB money..

    That would put the Crendon squarely at DB money..
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    It's not cheap to go for real knock-ons; then...

    It's not cheap to go for real knock-ons; then again, I haven't really seen a cheap original looking wheel option beside hoping a secondhand set pop up (and they do, occasionally) :)
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    These:...

    These: https://vintagewheelsus.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_14&products_id=398

    They look stunning - except for the big chunk missing from the rim of one of them! Zero dish on the...
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