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    I had a similar problem. Though the motor turned...

    I had a similar problem. Though the motor turned the engine wouldn't start. Tried a lot of things including changing the old Lucas motor for a new Bosch style one - still didn't work. Then I...
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    I used ordinary old galvanised garden wire. It's...

    I used ordinary old galvanised garden wire. It's been there a long time now.

    Bernie
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    I've now sort of sorted this myself, after much...

    I've now sort of sorted this myself, after much Googling. The various v8 starters for that era are basically the same, but have the solenoid in different places, depending on where the exhaust...
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    RV8 SD1 starter motor

    My Rover V8 came originally from a 1979 SD1. Having taken out the ancient and suspect starter motor I don't know whether to try and refurbish it or buy another. There seem to be a number of...
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    Vehicle Wiring Products -...

    Vehicle Wiring Products - https://www.vehiclewiringproducts.co.uk/ - have similar connectors

    Bernie
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    Hi Neville. I didn't but now I have. If it...

    Hi Neville. I didn't but now I have. If it wasn't for the current little problem I'd ask to come and look. Maybe you could post your progress in the thread so that all can learn....?

    cheers
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    EFI - Fitech, Holley Snipe, etc

    I'm getting a bit fed up with my RV8 not wanting to start in the way that my 2012 Toyota does. Leave it a couple of weeks and it's a real pig. I've been wandering the net and came across these...
  8. Thread: Carpet fitting

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    Thanks. I have contact adhesive, I was wondering...

    Thanks. I have contact adhesive, I was wondering if anyone used anything a little more forgiving - it's in a difficult place.

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  9. Thread: Carpet fitting

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    Carpet fitting

    When I built my car some years ago now, I decided that I wanted the carpets to come out if required, so I attached them with strips of velcro. It mostly worked, but the side carpet on the wall on...
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    I think there was a very good reason for putting...

    I think there was a very good reason for putting in that extra tubing
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    This man goes on and on, but at 4.50 he may be...

    This man goes on and on, but at 4.50 he may be talking about this problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXsRfbOiBhE

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    I have the same third gear problem. I wonder if...

    I have the same third gear problem. I wonder if it's a tired synchromesh.

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    I could be wrong, but I think headrests are...

    I could be wrong, but I think headrests are mandatory

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    Adams Aviation are good at that sort of stuff -...

    Adams Aviation are good at that sort of stuff -
    https://www.adamsaviation.com/oils-paints-and-chemicals/chemical/sealant-and-adhesive?qfs=1&p=6

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    And this from the MOT Manual Section 8.2 Exhaust...

    And this from the MOT Manual Section 8.2 Exhaust Emissions

    "For emissions purposes only you should treat the following as first used before 1 August 1975:
    Kit cars and amateur built vehicles...
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    What does a MSD 2AL do?

    Just following on from the thread below. Please excuse my ignorance, but what does it do? Will my RV8 3.5 go better?

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    The resistor limits the current through the coil...

    The resistor limits the current through the coil and through the Mallory magnetic. You can buy coil and resistor together on ebay for not much.
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    I just had similar problems. You can test...

    I just had similar problems.

    You can test the magnetic module, see http://www.manualsdir.com/manuals/337187/mallory-ignition-module-605_609.html?page=6

    My module was fine, but in end I...
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    I don't know. I don't need to go back till next...

    I don't know. I don't need to go back till next year, and it will probably have changed again

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    Mine shows - Section 4 - K225 PAP B Date...

    Mine shows -

    Section 4 -

    K225 PAP
    B Date of first registration : 23 12 1992 (That's the donor Sierra, K132 CRX)
    [B.1] Date of first registration in the UK: 07 04 2011

    Which is silly, but...
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    If you read through from the beginning, I was...

    If you read through from the beginning, I was asking about MOT emissions testing, eventually asking what the current regulations are. It was pointed out that not all test stations are clear on the...
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    I went back into my test centre this afternoon. ...

    I went back into my test centre this afternoon. The tester said that the only info the system gives him is the registration date of the car, 1992 in my case (and not 2011 when the build and IVA were...
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    Even more complicated. This is Section 4 - ...

    Even more complicated. This is Section 4 -

    K225 PAP
    B Date of first registration : 23 12 1992 - That's the donor Sierra, K132 CRX
    [B.1] Date of first registration in the UK: 07 04...
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    Following on from those 2005 regulations, I...

    Following on from those 2005 regulations, I thought I ought to check whether it's still true, so I found this 2019 version -...
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    Thanks gentlemen. Can anyone point me at the...

    Thanks gentlemen. Can anyone point me at the regulations? My engine is a 1979 Rover 3.5 but the registration year of the car is K - 1992.

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