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  1. Thread: CLUTCH problem

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    Yes, I think so.

    Yes, I think so.
  2. Thread: CLUTCH problem

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    Surely it is the lengthened clutch release arm...

    Surely it is the lengthened clutch release arm that is the problem.
  3. Thread: CLUTCH problem

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    Ah! a cable operated clutch. Lengthening the...

    Ah! a cable operated clutch. Lengthening the actuator arm will make the clutch lighter but it will also reduce the travel. This may be your problem.
  4. Thread: CLUTCH problem

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    Really need a bit more info about the set-up that...

    Really need a bit more info about the set-up that you have. There is no 'right' combination of parts for a custom driveline like yours. Either:

    1. There is something wrong with what you have i.e....
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    I made a very similar press tool when I was doing...

    I made a very similar press tool when I was doing the headers for mine. Looks like the corner radius is a little 'kinder' on the small block Chev

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    Ha bloody ha!

    Ha bloody ha!
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    The first simple test is to buy a length of hose...

    The first simple test is to buy a length of hose and attach the servo to another car - see it the brakes feel any different.
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    Many diesel cars have a vacuum pump built into...

    Many diesel cars have a vacuum pump built into the alternator; so there's another idea.
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    A hydraulic release bearing itself will not make...

    A hydraulic release bearing itself will not make any difference; it's purely down to the ratio (area) between the two cylinders whatever shape they might be. If the HRB happens to have a greater...
  10. Thread: Brake fade

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    Gas law: a small bubble becomes a large bubble...

    Gas law: a small bubble becomes a large bubble when you heat it up.
  11. Thread: Brake fade

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    I can't see why warming the brake fluid up by a...

    I can't see why warming the brake fluid up by a few degrees would cause the brake fade that you are seeing. Maybe it's a symptom of air in the system?
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    I think pretty much all production threads are...

    I think pretty much all production threads are rolled. Cutting threads is for one-offs.
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    The diff may appear locked because of the...

    The diff may appear locked because of the preload; you'd need a decent size bar on it to get it to shift, particularly on the bench.

    You can get the diff re-ratioed to a higher ratio such as 3.07...
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    Not sure I fully understand the question. Sounds...

    Not sure I fully understand the question. Sounds like the ones you have are 7/16" so they must have used both sizes over the years. Maybe the smaller ones under a lighter car. I presume you would...
  15. I'm rebuilding mine at the moment, I built it in...

    I'm rebuilding mine at the moment, I built it in 1990 so much the same. I'll keep an eye on your progress.

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    You don't need the header tank to be at the...

    You don't need the header tank to be at the highest point, you just need the filler to be there along with a take-off for the pipe to the header which can then be anywhere you like.
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    This is expected behaviour for an LSD - the diff...

    This is expected behaviour for an LSD - the diff locks, the tyres break traction and you (probably) get some oversteer; it's not related to preload. Or did I miss your point?
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    Difficult to say not knowing exactly what you...

    Difficult to say not knowing exactly what you have but assuming the bottom end is all good - maybe a pair of iron heads (Sportsman II) and matching roller cam. New inlet and carb only if needed....
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    CNC mill? very old school. Surely you'd print...

    CNC mill? very old school. Surely you'd print them :-)
  20. I think they are optical rather than Hall-effect....

    I think they are optical rather than Hall-effect. Just an LED and a sensor. Only need to bring three wires out. The advantage of doing it this way is that there is nothing left in the distributor...
  21. When my Unilite module like that went phut I just...

    When my Unilite module like that went phut I just brought the sensor wires out and used them to trigger an external box such as a Pirana. Way cheaper and it's run for years like that. Another...
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    Might be worth talking to these folk. The owner,...

    Might be worth talking to these folk. The owner, Nick Acton, helped me out shipping some items from the states and seemed a good guy.

    https://www.actoncustom.com/products/bumpers
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    Try this: ...

    Try this:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/280975303731411
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    Just about any thread sealant should do, it's a...

    Just about any thread sealant should do, it's a low pressure system.

    Tapered threads do need thread sealant unless they are 'dry-seal' threads. This is the difference between NPT and NPTF threads...
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    I can recommmend Felsted Cables for high quality...

    I can recommmend Felsted Cables for high quality stuff. I believe they used to supply the F1 teams.

    3/8" clutch line is massive; I've never heard of one greater than 1/4" and I can't see why it...
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