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    Well done mate for taking the plunge. Watching...

    Well done mate for taking the plunge. Watching with interest...
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    Is that Steve McQueen in the middle Craig? Nice...

    Is that Steve McQueen in the middle Craig? Nice one! :)
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    +1 for Gumball Rally. Watched it with my old man...

    +1 for Gumball Rally. Watched it with my old man and it was a life influencing moment.
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    Been waiting for this part of the build. Let the...

    Been waiting for this part of the build. Let the games commence, and good
    luck with this next phase Gary.
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    All looking good Ian :)

    All looking good Ian :)
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    How about something like this? ...

    How about something like this?
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  7. Thread: No 54's Journey

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    Yup, very nice Lloyd. Finishing line must be...

    Yup, very nice Lloyd. Finishing line must be almost in sight - best with the last stages.
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    Thread lubricant will affect the setting. 30 - 35...

    Thread lubricant will affect the setting. 30 - 35 ftlb Atherton & Shreib uses Vaseline. For ARP molylube, the will have their own recommendations. Cheers...
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    There’s possibly more than one way to skin a...

    There’s possibly more than one way to skin a cat Dek, and I can understand your thinking. The torque sequence moves in very small increments, and by stabilising the middle of the manifold first, I...
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    Thanks John, I’ll pop it on my birthday list....

    Thanks John, I’ll pop it on my birthday list. Some might say otherworldy forces were trying to pull you over to the darkside..... but perhaps you were just intrigued.
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    Atherton & Shreib recommend the same at 30 - 35...

    Atherton & Shreib recommend the same at 30 - 35 ftlb in 5 ftlb steps, gradually tightening:

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=37278&stc=1

    John, what do you think of the...
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    Brake cleaner would be a better choice for...

    Brake cleaner would be a better choice for removing the oil from the threads etc. Believe it or not, this stuff might be worth a try re. sealing:
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    Hi Ian, how frustrating mate. I empathise with...

    Hi Ian, how frustrating mate. I empathise with the photo aspect of others build threads - when they disappear due to a hosting site going under or changing their policy.

    Would setting up a...
  14. Welcome. Any pics of your new pride n joy? What...

    Welcome. Any pics of your new pride n joy? What work needs doing to her - know much history?
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    Sorry to hear this sad news, and from the...

    Sorry to hear this sad news, and from the official report it couldn’t have been avoided. New legislation on the maximum age of tyres could be in the offing. Adrian sounds like he was a generous and...
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    It’s the same with digging left handed holes in...

    It’s the same with digging left handed holes in the ground, with right handed shovels....
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    Thanks Jon. For interest, Mavrigians fastener...

    Thanks Jon. For interest, Mavrigians fastener book mentions the porky Carerra GT centre nuts are torqued to 407 ft-lbs - using a torque multiplier tool (only $2,000!) this allows 128 ft-lbs to be...
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    Iron block? Jet washer and an air compressor to...

    Iron block? Jet washer and an air compressor to blast off water, plus lots of rust inhibitor. Gun/ bottle brushes also very helpful. Luke warm water generally better for iron block as doesn’t...
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    Something like this? ...

    Something like this?

    http://knockoffspinnertool.com/cobra__gt_40_halibrand_spinners

    Must be popular...

    I believe it is a change in “note” you are listening for when using the lead...
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    Noted, thanks. Will be needing one in the not too...

    Noted, thanks. Will be needing one in the not too distant future, but I’ll be buying rather than making I think. Bob from Vintage thought these will do the job. Cheers.
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    These look to be available.... ...

    These look to be available....

    https://www.thorhammer.com/mallets/lead.html
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    Can’t help with rack Lee I’m afraid, but very...

    Can’t help with rack Lee I’m afraid, but very best for Friday - seven years is about my goal now :grin:. Let us know how it goes. Thanks.
  23. Thread: RV8 First start

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    As an aside to the oils, do you plan on priming...

    As an aside to the oils, do you plan on priming the engine before first start up? Lots of US builders (V8s) recommend this so may be worth considering. Something like this:
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    Using a self tapper, screw in to the little hole...

    Using a self tapper, screw in to the little hole and then you can grab it with some mole grips or similar to lever the blighter out....presuming you’re replacing ‘em ;)
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    Looking good so far Nigel. Best with your build.

    Looking good so far Nigel. Best with your build.
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