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  1. I successfully put my 1991 Sumo Mk2 through the...

    I successfully put my 1991 Sumo Mk2 through the IVA this year - took two attempts, but it only 'didn't pass' on 6 items first time round. Best advice I can give is to download the IVA manual off of...
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    Ford BOA or BOB would give you the HP - 4ltrRV8...

    Ford BOA or BOB would give you the HP - 4ltrRV8 is only 200HP stock whereas the BOA/BOB gives more and will go straight in place of a V6 Cologne.
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    Thanks - never realised they are on the Pilgrim...

    Thanks - never realised they are on the Pilgrim site :-)
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    Mk2/3 Granada/Sierra Build Manual Wanted

    Seriously thinking about getting the old mig welder and angle grinder back out and upgrading the rear suspension in my Mk2 from Cortina to Granada/Sierra - has anyone got a pdf copy of the Mk2 or 3...
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    I found the circuit diagram for the tachometric...

    I found the circuit diagram for the tachometric relay on the web - I’ve got a copy in the garage that I could take a piccy of if anyone’s interested - no idea how to get it on here though!
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    For what it’s worth.......... I used a Facet...

    For what it’s worth..........
    I used a Facet pump and put in a tachometric relay when I put my Mk2 together - runs the pump for a couple of secs at ignition on, runs the pump whilst the engine is...
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    Is it registered, through IVA, or whatever was in...

    Is it registered, through IVA, or whatever was in place at the time? Once through this hurdle, then you can do what you want/what your budget/appetite for grief allows - most of which turn out to...
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    .......maybe Alex - haven’t even considered the...

    .......maybe Alex - haven’t even considered the front yet - possible conversation topic over that cup of tea sometime :-)
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    Brasscraft - Chris can be found on the internet...

    Brasscraft - Chris can be found on the internet in Farnham - he’s very good/helpful
  10. Brake bias does sound a likely culprit - you...

    Brake bias does sound a likely culprit - you could test it in the same way they do in the IVA - drive at about 20mph and jam on the brakes very hard - have a knowledgeable person watch and see if the...
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    .....fitted another 12mm spacer (preload) ring to...

    .....fitted another 12mm spacer (preload) ring to each spring last night - haven't managed to make the suspension bottom yet and ride height/handling seem OK - springs also haven't got coil bound yet...
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    Made up and fitted my 1/2" ply spacers yesterday...

    Made up and fitted my 1/2" ply spacers yesterday to increase preload and ride height. Was successful in that ride height increased and suspension travel thereby increased so that I have around 30mm...
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    On the Mk2 that I've just got through IVA, the...

    On the Mk2 that I've just got through IVA, the body is horribly asymmetric. I had a good chat with Den before he stayed in one HM's hotels and he told me that basically all of the early ones were...
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    Thanks for the info chaps - will play with tyre...

    Thanks for the info chaps - will play with tyre pressures and knock up some temporary spacers from 1/2" ply to see what effect they have tomorrow when it finally stops raining - I'll report back...
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    1. The kit originally comes from 1991 according...

    1. The kit originally comes from 1991 according to the purchase receipt I have - I assume that the chassis matches the receipt.
    2. No idea what the shocks are off - they are non adjustable and could...
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    Got the 19mm spring seats from Superflex in the...

    Got the 19mm spring seats from Superflex in the post today and put them straight onto the car. Has lifted the ride height by around 20mm I guess and certainly improved the suspension action - only...
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    Thanks for that - was interesting to see that I'd...

    Thanks for that - was interesting to see that I'd contributed to the discussion on the link and thought I'd have the car on the road in 2013 - only 6 years late then!

    Will be interested to read on...
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    Cortina - and it looks to be completly Pilgrim...

    Cortina - and it looks to be completly Pilgrim 'standard'.
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    Cortina Based Sumo Mk2 Spring Rates/Lengths

    Well my recent YIPPEE post has lost some of its shine! The car is now registered, insured, on the road and generally working as it should (good) - problem now is that it seems to be short of...
  20. Thread: Yippee

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    Yippee

    Yippee - the car passed the IVA today at Southampton - it's a Mk2 with 2ltr Pinto hailing all the way back to 1991.

    Thanks to all of you who've offered advice, encouragement and the like over the...
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    Paul, I'm there on the 22nd for my retest at...

    Paul,

    I'm there on the 22nd for my retest at 12:00, so might see you there assuming you're at Southampton. Having recently not passed I can say that the Southampton testers will help and are all...
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    With regard to IVA compatibility, best thing to...

    With regard to IVA compatibility, best thing to do is to download/print a copy of the manual from VOSA - it's around 300 pages long, but well worth it. With regard to handbrake warning light, don't...
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    Thanks for the ideas, suggestions and help - all...

    Thanks for the ideas, suggestions and help - all much appreciated :-)

    Forget to say in my post that the side mirrors were also too low and showed too much of the wheel arches, so I'll need to get...
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    Didn't Pass the IVA Yesterday

    Well, after the best part of nearly seven(!) years I took my Mk2 for it's IVA at Southampton yesterday - it didn't pass! I think the points are valid and the tester was good, explained to me his...
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    ...........a picture and a spelling...

    ...........a picture and a spelling mistake.................

    It's good to see some progress, and yes, I've subscribed :-)
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