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    Le Mans 24hrs is postponed to September. No...

    Le Mans 24hrs is postponed to September.
    No mention of any decision on the Le Mans classic yet.
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    An odd thing is that all my family including me....

    An odd thing is that all my family including me. Plus most folk I know have had something pretty similar over the Christmas period.
  3. Thread: Ally bodies

    by dinosoar
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    Hmmmm.. Best give Dave B a call I think. A

    Hmmmm..

    Best give Dave B a call I think.

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    I discovered it was slightly more pronounced on...

    I discovered it was slightly more pronounced on the short shaft side due to increased angles

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    Oh, I just remembered. Another way I narrowed...

    Oh, I just remembered.
    Another way I narrowed down the cause was putting a DTI onto the hub and the hub carrier to establish what was moving where.

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    I worked through exactly this issue years ago and...

    I worked through exactly this issue years ago and worked out the end-float issue as in my post above was the cause. (in my case of course)

    It started with my MOT guy saying wheel bearing wear.
    I...
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    Hi, A quick check that may save you some...

    Hi,

    A quick check that may save you some bother and expense is to check with the rear wheels at ride height. This is by jacking under the wishbones.
    If the Jag suspension is checked in the usual...
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    From a friend’s experience. He got a one way...

    From a friend’s experience. He got a one way spanner stuck on his SBF ford water pump I think.
    It turned fixing a weeping bolt into a much bigger job.
    I have been cautious every time I have any...
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    They are not so clever if they aren’t the...

    They are not so clever if they aren’t the reversible type. Get one in a confined space and discover there is not enough room to remove the fastener and you have a spanner shaped problem.
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    I have seen some with the level plug not...

    I have seen some with the level plug not machined. I think they have a nice Leyland logo there instead.
    I suspect it is a fill once for life thing or maybe refill to quoted capacity after draining....
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    I would suggest that one possible point of view...

    I would suggest that one possible point of view is to assess if something would pass a future mot test.
    For instance, wooden steering wheels are not permitted at IVA but would not be an MOT failure...
  12. Thread: Axle Weights

    by dinosoar
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    The weights will have a bearing upon the brake...

    The weights will have a bearing upon the brake calculations but I would suggest that the usual axle weights would allow the option of fitting a cast iron lump in the future.
    That might not be in...
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    Yes, Anti squat is a good thing. Drag racers use...

    Yes, Anti squat is a good thing.
    Drag racers use a form of weight jacking which lifts the rear slightly for traction. Lifting the rear is the same as pushing down the axle.
    Squatting is the...
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    How about this? Not really serious though,...

    How about this?

    Not really serious though, just a bit proud of the effort I suppose.
    These switches are getting scarce now but look into aircraft stuff for interesting options.

    Regards,
    ...
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    Fibet have a wide range of rubber mounts. ...

    Fibet have a wide range of rubber mounts.

    https://www.fibet.co.uk/

    I have no idea if they are competitive on price mind you. I have used them for engine mounts though and they are very helpful....
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    Hi, Some good info there. The ebay link has...

    Hi,

    Some good info there. The ebay link has yielded some interesting stuff.
    So out with the tape measure tomorrow.
    These are approaching half of the cost of our custom jobs for the ASM but of...
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    Radiator Options

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    I have noticed on a couple of occasions that there has been some nice looking alloy radiators suggested for various applications on this forum but as I think they were hidden within other...
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    MGBhive would be a good bet.

    MGBhive would be a good bet.
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    My corvette has Toyo‘S but I can’t remember...

    My corvette has Toyo‘S but I can’t remember the model.
    215/60/15 I think.
    It had an all season Michelin set but they were not in the first flush of youth as the side wall caused a flat one day...
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    Many years back I took my old Dax to a track...

    Many years back I took my old Dax to a track session shortly after it was commissioned.
    I was very disappointed with the amount of understeer I was getting. In fact I pretty much killed the front...
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    I have seen flywheels out of true by quite a bit...

    I have seen flywheels out of true by quite a bit but I have not experienced anything like you have there.
    Have you checked the flywheel is mounting correctly and it's surfaces run true?
    I assume...
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    i would be considering sending that back if it is...

    i would be considering sending that back if it is new. or consult them for advice.

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    Having been trained in and then eventually teaching agricultural engineering I used to get occasionally arm deep into gearboxes.
    I actually used to really like the work but that was quite some time...
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    Second look after a proper read and I can see what you mean now.
    That looks like a ‘fence’ plate to prevent over travel of the selector dog. Presumably nipped by the other pair gear teeth.
    So...
  25. At a glance that looks like a baulk ring. They...

    At a glance that looks like a baulk ring.
    They are designed to facilitate the synchromesh action by acting as a brake before the selector dog engages the gear.
    Andy
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