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    I made a new plate for my old chassis with a few...

    I made a new plate for my old chassis with a few extra characters at the front and the IVA was fine.
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    SRV8 rear wheel arch metal hoops rubbing

    I fitted some 255 60 15 Galaxy tyres to the back of my SRV8 recently and had a few nasty rubbing noises when going over some bumps at high spead. I assumed it was kissing the wheel arches but when I...
  3. Great to meet you George, hope to bump into you...

    Great to meet you George, hope to bump into you at another event soon.
  4. Thanks for all the kind comments. I went to my...

    Thanks for all the kind comments. I went to my first car meet today which was really enjoyable with lots of interest in my car.
    Looking forward to getting to some Cobra meets
  5. Thread: Quay for my car

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    Hope to be there in mine now it is finally...

    Hope to be there in mine now it is finally complete ! Will be a good long run test for her. Assuming it isnt raining again
  6. The longest build in history is complete....ish !

    Well it only took me 30 years but I think I can officially class my car as officially 'sort of complete' now it is painted and bolted back together!
    Really looking forward to getting to some meets...
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    Thanks all, I finally got the bolts to go in by...

    Thanks all, I finally got the bolts to go in by raising the screen a little to get them in place and they carefully bringing the screen down as I did them up.
    Should be on the road again today !!!
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    windscreen fitting sequence

    I am refitting my windscreen now my car is back from the paint shop and I seem to have confused myself ! I remember the centre mount part of the screen is a complete nightmare to fit but now I am...
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    I went for 1963 Ford Viking Blue and Ford...

    I went for 1963 Ford Viking Blue and Ford Wimbledon white stripes. I know it wasn't a 427 colour but it was a period colour and Cobra race team colour and I am in love with it !
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    She finally has some colour !!!!!

    After 3 months in the body shop my car finally got its stripes and colour. To have I am utterly chuffed would be an understatement!

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  11. Yes, Ants Cobra was the link I used plus another...

    Yes, Ants Cobra was the link I used plus another friendly member who shared their forms and experience which I am happy to do. My engine was not detailed as being part of my donor Jag.
  12. Do you happen to have the log book from a donor...

    Do you happen to have the log book from a donor vehicle ? I luckily did and stated that brakes, suspension, steering etc were from the Donor. There is an extremely useful blog I will try to find the...
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    Great ! Wish everything on Cobras was that simple...

    Great ! Wish everything on Cobras was that simple !
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    I think I have the same challenge, I am very...

    I think I have the same challenge, I am very tight for space under the bonnet and have a tiny filter at the moment. Would be interested to understand what the options are .
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    I had exactly the same problem and the springs...

    I had exactly the same problem and the springs were missing. I bought some on eBay for a few quid and it is perfect now.
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    Cant fathom out what colour it is which is...

    Cant fathom out what colour it is which is strange for a $1M+ original. It was shipped as red but now says Guardsman Blue, which it isnt. The same goes for the Super Snake which is a similar colour...
  17. Thread: brake pads

    by pevans
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    I have standard pads on my SR (ferodo I seem to...

    I have standard pads on my SR (ferodo I seem to remember) which seem fine. I did look at higher spec ones but a lot of the write ups suggest they dont work as well when cold etc, so for normal road...
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    Is there a particular thing you are concerned...

    Is there a particular thing you are concerned about ? For my IVA I just measured out the exempt area on the dash and assumed pretty much everything else needed a radius on it. I expected them to...
  19. Thread: Push or Pull

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    The fan on a car should be drawing cool air in...

    The fan on a car should be drawing cool air in through the radiator, not to push hot air out of the engine bay. Remember you are trying to cool the coolant which cools the engine. When driving fresh...
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    Thanks to Kevin I contacted Frank and am now on...

    Thanks to Kevin I contacted Frank and am now on the mailing list. I will update this thread as soon as I hear.
    I did go to see my car today and begged the paint shop to try and finish the car to...
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    Message for Frank re Goodwood meets

    Hi, My car is hopefully a few weeks away from being painted, so I am really keen to finally join the Goodwood meets actually in a Cobra, having spent 30 years stopping by promising I really did own...
  22. Thread: MOT after IVA

    by pevans
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    It makes sense when you think about it, my...

    It makes sense when you think about it, my concern is getting nicked one day for not having an MOT even though when I look up my car there is no date for the next MOT !!!
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    I think the flat 'primer' grey is an age thing....

    I think the flat 'primer' grey is an age thing. My Cobra is in grey gel coat and youngsters love it and think it is painted !
  24. Wow lovely looking car ! Paintwork looks...

    Wow lovely looking car ! Paintwork looks incredibly shiny and flat for an SR, hope mine comes out as good !!!!
    I have the same fans on mine, where did you get the central covers? My motors are...
  25. Thread: Engine Number

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    I had some challenges with my old Ford block for...

    I had some challenges with my old Ford block for IVA. I looked up as much as possible material on the internet about engine codes for my engine. Then took pictures of the block and head casting...
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