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  1. Thread: Loom issue

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    Richard, With the light switch in the on...

    Richard,

    With the light switch in the on position the side light feed will be live with ignition off. But the main light feed should only be live with the ignition on and controlled by a relay. If...
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    Hi Craig. I read the forums, bent the pins, ...

    Hi Craig.

    I read the forums, bent the pins, ensured the barrel was turned to the right position, swore a lot and then resorted to a hacksaw........!!

    37530

    You then end up with a clean...
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    LS3 / Omex engine harness

    My Omex 710 ECU and engine harness has arrived today and I've laid it out on the floor to see what's there.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47068506014_d4204eeebc.jpgLS3 engine ECU and wiring...
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    Recent experience says I'll second...

    Recent experience says I'll second that.............!!

    The covering sticks to the SS like the proverbial **** to a blanket and finding a starting point from which to pull it from isn't easy (but...
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    It looks like we're OK. The body was refitted at...

    It looks like we're OK. The body was refitted at the weekend and apart from needing no modify the heater pipework, the fit is good. Phew.............
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    I've now swapped the wheels over left to right...

    I've now swapped the wheels over left to right and the right hand wheel (offside) is still rubbing on the roll hoop mount.

    So I got the tape measure out and started measuring. The first thing I...
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    Rear end geometry

    I had a rolling chassis delivered by AK. It's been on axle stands for the last few months while I have been doing bits and pieces.

    Today I put a set of ordinary XJ40 wheels on it, lowered it off...
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    Thanks for that. It certainly 'feels' like the...

    Thanks for that. It certainly 'feels' like the right thing to do.......

    Charlie, was there a link or pic of the 'this' one you mention.

    Thanks

    Nigel
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    I have now fitted the fuel pump and filter. ...

    I have now fitted the fuel pump and filter.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4831/31991652377_a0f23f5a8e.jpgFuel filter and pump by MarlinBuild, on Flickr


    There seems to be some different...
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    I marked the position of the engine, bell housing...

    I marked the position of the engine, bell housing and chassis cross member on the side of the footwell before I started. It all looks OK (providing my measurements were OK........!!)
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    High on the list of jobs to do before the body is...

    High on the list of jobs to do before the body is reunited with the chassis is to fit the heater. So I thought I would give it a go.

    AK recommend either a heater from the MK2 VW Polo or the Heat3...
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    LS3 AK Gen III Build

    So the kitchen and garage works to the house is complete, Christmas and NewYear are over and my build can finally start for real.

    I've started a build blog at:

    NigelBLS3Cobra.blogspot.com
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    The Cobra is home at last. ...

    The Cobra is home at last.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4872/46308049152_3c3733c75a_c.jpg

    I have built a trestle to support the body shell until it goes back on the chassis and have 'parked'...
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    It's finally here........ ...

    It's finally here........

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1849/43288793185_b3bd5f3ae1.jpgThe arrival. by MarlinBuild, on Flickr
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    Hi Alan, Noted ref the clever fog light kill...

    Hi Alan,

    Noted ref the clever fog light kill box. Many thanks.

    And no to the (coloured) gel coat. It's a conventional spray job for me.

    But colour................................?? That's...
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    Hi David, That's good to hear. I'm at the...

    Hi David,

    That's good to hear. I'm at the north end of Woodley.

    Cheers

    Nigel
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    Edging ever closer.............. Wendi at AK...

    Edging ever closer..............

    Wendi at AK was good enough to send me this pic of my Gen 3 chassis prior to it going off for powder coating.
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    Why not...............................:-? It's...

    Why not...............................:-? It's still only Friday.

    It would be good to come an meet with some of the local Cobra team. My AK arrives early September for some winter building (and...
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    I don't know he background so this may be a daft...

    I don't know he background so this may be a daft comment. Has it been working already or is this a new build??

    If the thermostat is switching at 100 (switch fan on) and 95 (switch fan off) where...
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    Thanks Gary. I'll keep a build log, or at...

    Thanks Gary.

    I'll keep a build log, or at least a photo record on https://www.flickr.com/photos/marlinbuild/

    It's full of my last project at the moment but as the Cobra progresses, pictures...
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    Just resurrecting this thread after two and a...

    Just resurrecting this thread after two and a half years with the decision made and order placed.

    I'm going down the modern, civilised route (especially with the current uncertainty over new...
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    Hi Gavin. Thanks for that. I've been to both...

    Hi Gavin.

    Thanks for that. I've been to both AK and GD (and been round the track at Castle Coombe with Andy) and they both do great cars and are run by great, passionate and knowledgeable people....
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    Hi Gavin, I'm also in Berkshire. And also...

    Hi Gavin,

    I'm also in Berkshire.
    And also about to start a build.
    But I'm a step behind you. I haven't decided which one yet.
    I'm down to 2. GD or AK.
    You seemed to filter out AK fairly early...
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    No, No, No, No No driver aids thank you. My...

    No, No, No, No

    No driver aids thank you. My Marlin shows how great it is to drive proper cars where the driver is in control.

    I just wondered if there's any real benefit of carbs over ECU or...
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    Thanks for that Andy. But why would you go for...

    Thanks for that Andy.
    But why would you go for carbs every time. Is it simply aesthetics, or keeping with the times of the original, or is there a tangible reason why carbs are a better option??...
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