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    Do you have a camera in my garage!? :lol:

    Do you have a camera in my garage!? :lol:
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    Stupid question - Chris, where did you order your...

    Stupid question - Chris, where did you order your alternator belt?

    Once upon a time I'd go to the nearest motor factors and say "I need a belt X long please!" but these days your choices are...
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    No thoughts but really interested to hear how you...

    No thoughts but really interested to hear how you get on, Chris! I have a standard Pertronix distributor and coil on the FE with no adjustable vacuum canister and just bob weights (IIRC) - "it'll do"...
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    Yep that's exactly what mine is doing :) Thing...

    Yep that's exactly what mine is doing :)

    Thing is, it's also long out of warranty now.. so technically I guess Digital Speedos don't owe me a thing..
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    Thanks Incey :) I don't think it's the sender...

    Thanks Incey :)

    I don't think it's the sender in this case - the gauge stops at a random position every time you power it on (when it does the self-test sweep, it doesn't return to zero); even...
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    Work has been .. enough to drive a man to drink,...

    Work has been .. enough to drive a man to drink, so I haven't had much time in the garage. I did spend an hour down there yesterday making up a drill/reamer guide so I can make sure any holes I make...
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    Given the size of the scoop that used to be there...

    Given the size of the scoop that used to be there .. I'd guess at older Dax maybe?
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    :lol: I've made a few holes in my life that...

    :lol:

    I've made a few holes in my life that look like they were made by one of these...
    https://i.ibb.co/bFTGdwD/image.png
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    I'm no expert but the same way you'd drill a gas...

    I'm no expert but the same way you'd drill a gas cylinder - empty it of petrol, fill it with water to displace the vapours and then drill while it's still full of water. Slow drill, significant...
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    I can still imagine there was a lot of blue air...

    I can still imagine there was a lot of blue air in your garage that day! :) At least I'm not alone in ham fisting something.. I'm always very meticulous about cross threading things (I've spent too...
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    I haven't really done anything since Sunday, but...

    I haven't really done anything since Sunday, but I did take delivery of (so far!):

    11.5mm hand reamer
    7/16-20 helicoil set, which included a new 11.5mm drill (which seems dimensionally accurate)...
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    Unrelated but that's probably where I'll book...

    Unrelated but that's probably where I'll book mine too, so I checked out Google Streetview to see what it looks like - you can "drive" right around the test centre, and as Google was there during the...
  13. Incidentally that video showed an LS motor, which...

    Incidentally that video showed an LS motor, which showed the core plug in the end of the crank that I didn't know existed until your last thread :) (And a helpful note about remembering sealant on...
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    Looks like the interwebs agree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YLCR9m97xk
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    Yeah they are shouldered - there's (by...

    Yeah they are shouldered - there's (by measurement) about 0.3mm clearance between the shoulder and the hole (so 0.15mm radial or, given these are really inches, about five thou radial clearance) but...
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    The bolts were ARP bolts that came with the...

    The bolts were ARP bolts that came with the gearbox package - they were in original packaging from a repuso no reason to think they were counterfeit or anything like that.. very odd
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    If the flywheel were drilled out there's probably...

    If the flywheel were drilled out there's probably enough meat on the crank, just about..



    I'm as sure as I can be that the flywheel was lined up - the other five bolts had all gone in with no...
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    Yesterday I further enlarged the hole in the...

    Yesterday I further enlarged the hole in the footwell and then glassed the hole over again - used parcel tape on the inside backed by blue roll stuffed in there and a board, then parcel tape on the...
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    My biggest problem with EBC is they seem to...

    My biggest problem with EBC is they seem to continually change the compounds.. many (many!) years ago - late 90s or early 2000s - I had Greenstuff pads on a Renault 19 16v and one very cold journey I...
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    Since you mention vaseline I am assuming RV8 but...

    Since you mention vaseline I am assuming RV8 but - which engine?
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    Can you push the car outside and claim it's their...

    Can you push the car outside and claim it's their 1hr of exercise? "Leg presses, officer, very heavy clutch!" :oops: ;)
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    If you're looking at EBC, I wouldn't even bother...

    If you're looking at EBC, I wouldn't even bother to look at Greenstuff .. start at Yellow and work up. You might be concerned about lack of cold bite but having run them on a very light car (Toyota...
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    Excellent progress - steaming toward that IVA...

    Excellent progress - steaming toward that IVA test now!

    I like the 3D printed fuel filler bump; I can't remember if PLA is fuel safe but ISTR that PET-G is. You know, if you were to leave it on...
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    Dot 5.1 is a great alternative than Dot 5 (I'd...

    Dot 5.1 is a great alternative than Dot 5 (I'd argue better) ..... just not in the same system at the same time :lol:
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    I see traders advertise cars with blanked out...

    I see traders advertise cars with blanked out plates all the time, but an entirely different (yet 'similar') car does seem .. underhand.
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