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    As long as it all looks well build, able to take...

    As long as it all looks well build, able to take the expected forces in a crash and permanently fixed, I would say it will be ok. It is a bit of a challenge if you dont have seats with removable head...
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    I would either raise the seat like I did to as...

    I would either raise the seat like I did to as close to the seatbelt mount as possible and/or bring the head rest down to 50mm gap and put a big slot in it making sure the head rest cannot possibly...
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    I had fixed head rests so 50MM gap max from...

    I had fixed head rests so 50MM gap max from bottom to the seat. This was my problem because it then also has to be tall enough at the top which can result in a very long head rest which you will...
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    Forgot to mention I also have to jack up my seats...

    Forgot to mention I also have to jack up my seats in my case so the top seatbelt mounts were in the right place not to foul
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    Hi there, Looks like you have a single hoop and...

    Hi there, Looks like you have a single hoop and seats which sit nice and low in the body so my solution wont really work. I have a single full width hoop which is very out of fashion now but allowed...
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    Next month is fine, like I say Im not going...

    Next month is fine, like I say Im not going anywhere soon by the look of it ! Might start stripping the engine today in the desperate hope I can get the head off with the engine in place.
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    Hi Kevin, Sorry only just spotted this post, I...

    Hi Kevin,
    Sorry only just spotted this post, I tried to PM you but your in box was full.
    I am waiting to see if it rains or not this morning but will pop along if weather is dry. However dont worry...
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    Problem finally found but not good news. Having...

    Problem finally found but not good news.
    Having re checked it all again and putting the 20W-50 oil and old filter back on I still ended up with a squeak when warm. Decided to drive the car for a...
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    Alternator fixed by a really helpful guy who did...

    Alternator fixed by a really helpful guy who did it on the same day! It was an internal screw which came lose and was catching on the rotor. £42 to strip, inspect fix and he put new bearings in as...
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    Thought I would put todays update up as it is...

    Thought I would put todays update up as it is getting surreal now !
    I ground a tiny bit of the guides out , reset the valve clearances yet again and put the old oil filter back on...started her up...
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    I took one off last night and the rocker studs do...

    I took one off last night and the rocker studs do not go in correctly without the guides which are about 3mm thick. I guess I could try big washers under the heads but not overly keen on the idea. I...
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    Update. checked to see if the engine squeaked...

    Update. checked to see if the engine squeaked from cold today. started up smooth and quiet, then after about 5 minutes or so as it started to warm the squeak suddenly appeared ! So assuming this must...
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    I have ordered a stethoscope from Amazon !...

    I have ordered a stethoscope from Amazon ! Getting really worried having watched another video with a similar sound and it was a cam follower.
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    One more thing I forgot, I did have 20W 50 oil in...

    One more thing I forgot, I did have 20W 50 oil in it before the change and now have Mobil Super2000 10W 40 as lots of forums were recommending it for older American engines..
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    I have taken a video and posted it on youtube ...

    I have taken a video and posted it on youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F76VjBzXvAc

    Also found a post on a Rover V8 forum with a similar noise on an engine rebuild and they are saying it...
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    Looks like I am going form one problem to...

    Looks like I am going form one problem to another. Fitted new rods and ran the engine just fine, went out for a short test drive and all good. Changed the oil and filter yesterday as I didnt want to...
  17. definitely interested as I need a pair of these !

    definitely interested as I need a pair of these !
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    Fitted the new push rods over the weekend and...

    Fitted the new push rods over the weekend and managed a quick test drive today. Engine seems to be running just fine and my ticking has gone which is great news.
    going to change the oil and filter...
  19. Thread: IVA Paperwork

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    An extremely nice guy who runs Southern GT and he...

    An extremely nice guy who runs Southern GT and he only charged something like £25 !
    http://www.southerngt.co.uk/
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    I have emailed them but been searching internet...

    I have emailed them but been searching internet this evening and have found several sites offering 'formed end' rods which are this shape so I am pretty sure they are ok to use.
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    Update

    It has taken some time but I finally got some new push rods which has prompted me to update this thread for those who helped.
    When I took the push rods out to inspect further I discovered the rods...
  22. Thread: IVA Paperwork

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    I actually found the IVA admin staff and the...

    I actually found the IVA admin staff and the registration people incredibly friendly and helpful on the phone....IVA testers seem pleasant but are like traffic wardens or VAT inspectors which I guess...
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    new push rods help required

    Hi all, I have bought a new set of push rods for my Ford 429 engine from Sumit racing in the USA which a friend kindly carried back for me.
    When I unpacked them it is clear they are physically...
  24. Thread: IVA Paperwork

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    I also just presented mine at the retest as mine...

    I also just presented mine at the retest as mine failed on the first test as the proof I had was not from a certified source and had no problem.
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    Hi Kevin, I would be interested in the badges if...

    Hi Kevin,
    I would be interested in the badges if available.
    Thanks
    Paul
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