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    Nice work. I was just wondering why you had not...

    Nice work.
    I was just wondering why you had not gone done the route of shorter springs and shorter shocks?
    Be interested to see what ride height you end up with, as my old Sumo always seemed a bit...
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    another +1 here for the vac gauge.

    another +1 here for the vac gauge.
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    Just remembered this place.......

    Just remembered this place....
    http://www.thunderroadspeedshop.co.uk/
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    I used to work with a guy at RAL nr Didcot about...

    I used to work with a guy at RAL nr Didcot about 30 years ago who he reminds me of - he was a cantankerous Scottish guy with a penchant for special brew, and he had ME.
    He was a miserable buggar a...
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    Thanks. Could you post some more pics of the...

    Thanks.
    Could you post some more pics of the tyres and wheels at the rear? I'm going with 235s up front, but still chewing over the rear size.
    Assuming those are 9.5"x15" rears.
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    Exactly.....

    Exactly.....
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    I tried this before and mainly drew a blank, so...

    I tried this before and mainly drew a blank, so started looking at on-line videos, which can be very informative.
    My only recommendation (although haven't tried them) is to book the car in to...
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    I just noticed: its another +1 for Galaxys on a...

    I just noticed: its another +1 for Galaxys on a Cobra: they look great.
    I am guessing thats 235s on the front and 275s on the rear?

    I also like the way you have opened up the bonnet aperture so...
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    'This is not a kit car – it is a factory built...

    'This is not a kit car – it is a factory built AC Cobra replica made in 1985 '

    It is a kit car.
    Whilst it may have been factory built, but it def wasn't built in the AC factory at Thames...
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    Haven't seen that one. 'Pete'.... some would say...

    Haven't seen that one.
    'Pete'.... some would say he is one ferkin' miserable motherf**ker, butt I always find him to be a bundle of pure joy to listen to.
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    I stand corrected!!

    I stand corrected!!
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    yup - one is probably oil pressure, the other is...

    yup - one is probably oil pressure, the other is likely a charge light from the alternator.
    They'll need labelling if you need to go through IVA ;)

    The easiest way to work out whats going on is...
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    Welcome back. What do you want for an your...

    Welcome back.
    What do you want for an your engine? A Pre-72 block is still only a smoke test, an 80s engine will need to go through some emissions checks, and a new engine will be full on EFI+Cats...
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    all great stuff David - cheers, Kevin

    all great stuff David - cheers, Kevin
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    Great work- well done.

    Great work- well done.
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    Nice work Drammy. Dave - so my understanding...

    Nice work Drammy.

    Dave - so my understanding is that grp is unstable, and the best way to try to stabilise the car pre- and during prep is to bake it a few times.
    Certainly my old Sumo had filler...
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    ....so bit like AK/GD and LS engines ;)

    ....so bit like AK/GD and LS engines ;)
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    Thank you- question answered. :)

    Thank you- question answered. :)
  19. Thread: Cobra 4x4

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    It wont add any value to the final car, in fact...

    It wont add any value to the final car, in fact likely de-value it.
    Therefore have to ask my previous question 'why make life difficult?'
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    Granted it will be worth more when completed...

    Granted it will be worth more when completed compared to other FEs, but if the block is good, and doesn't need machining, why is it more expensive than putting together a 390FE?
    - or is that the...
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    :cry: :cry: :cry:

    :cry: :cry: :cry:
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    I sympathise. I'd love to now what happened to my...

    I sympathise. I'd love to now what happened to my old Sumo that I sold to a guy in the West country, who then got bored with it and bought a Merc, and it was exported to France.
    I'd love to know...
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    key point is that you do not have an exposed...

    key point is that you do not have an exposed 'live' connection that can short to earth. - its actually one of the 'good' IVA regs that makes our cars safer and ensures a professional approach.
    If...
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    short answer is 'yes'. I used one of these on...

    short answer is 'yes'.

    I used one of these on my starter and FIA switch connections - they are quite flexible:...
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    ....flogging off the old Digidash concept Aaron...

    ....flogging off the old Digidash concept Aaron ;) :-P
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