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    Rover V8 first start

    Need some advice on the set up procedure of a Rover V8 with Edelbrock 500.

    Started for the first time yesterday (only got a few seconds) but would not tick over. I’m thinking either cos I have...
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    As Steve says, I’ve just done mine. The AK...

    As Steve says, I’ve just done mine.

    The AK wiring instructions tell you how to connect it in.

    There should be two plugs with crimps in the AK loom pack, cut the BMW plugs off and fit the AK...
  3. Thread: Clutch threads

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    I’ve ordered the same as this with 90 degree...

    I’ve ordered the same as this with 90 degree fitting and swivel ends, hopefully it’ll be here for the weekend. Hopefully, it’ll fit (or go on EBay).
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    Isn’t 1/8th npt a tapered thread? I’m...

    Isn’t 1/8th npt a tapered thread?

    I’m fairly sure it’s not tapered else how would it tighten onto a hard pipe?

    I’ve found 3/8th UNC for the master and 7/16th UNC for the master,...
  5. Thread: Clutch threads

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    Clutch threads

    I need to get a custom made flexy pipe to connect my master cylinder to the slave.

    Any idea what the thread sizes are going to be on the Willwood master and the Land Rover LT77 slave?

    Also the...
  6. Thread: Tyre life.

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    I know a chap who has an SL Merc from new saved...

    I know a chap who has an SL Merc from new saved for sunny days and holidays. Changed his tyres following an MOT advisory after 15 years !!
  7. Thread: IVA mirrors

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    Does that mean I can glue a suction cup on??

    Does that mean I can glue a suction cup on??
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    If it's a solid collar with no opening to fit...

    If it's a solid collar with no opening to fit over the rod you'll need to disassemble the rack to fit it, I tried this before using the bump stop.

    Even though I borrowed the proper tools for the...
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    Do you need to dis-assemble the rack to fit them?

    Do you need to dis-assemble the rack to fit them?
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    Mine failed IVA on that, easy fix if you can find...

    Mine failed IVA on that, easy fix if you can find some bump stops, you’ll need the proper clips to refit the rack boots too as the lock limiters go under the boots.
  11. Thread: IVA mirrors

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    IVA mirrors

    I think I already know the answer to this question, but has anyone ever IVAd their Cobra with a rear view mirror fitted with a suction cup only?
  12. Thread: Triple splitter

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    Triple splitter

    I’m thinking of getting three lengths of 20mm diameter stainless steel, welding nuts into the end of them, drilling holes in the inner wings and fitting them to create a triple splinter in the nose...
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    Yes, I had to fit Jubilee clips as lock limiters...

    Yes, I had to fit Jubilee clips as lock limiters on my Sumo to aid self centering.

    On the AK I fitted limiters to stop the wheels touching the arches, what are your reasons for fitting them?
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    Jubilee clips work on the Sierra rack on a Sumo,...

    Jubilee clips work on the Sierra rack on a Sumo, but they won’t work on the E46 rack on a AK
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    I did for my IVA to prevent the wheels touching...

    I did for my IVA to prevent the wheels touching the inner arch on full lock.

    I used a rubber bump stop of an old shock absorber, cut it to length, then cut it down it's length and pop it over the...
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    Ultima Ultima Ultima Ultima Ultima Ultima Ultima...

    Ultima Ultima Ultima Ultima Ultima Ultima Ultima Ultima Ultima
  17. Thread: Importing a car

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    Importing a car

    Anyone got any experience importing cars for the US, the procedures and the costs?

    As an example, I got a quote to import a 70’s Corvette.

    The quote was £3373, this is door to port shipping,...
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    Scratch that, I have oil coming out of the rocker...

    Scratch that, I have oil coming out of the rocker assembly, so all good.
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    Right, so, I’ve made a pump tool to spin the...

    Right, so, I’ve made a pump tool to spin the oil pump. Tried it first without filling the housing with Vaseline, as soon as it starts spinning the oil pressure light goes out.

    The pump may have...
  20. Thread: Wiring loom

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    (If you need an IVA), do you have a second form...

    (If you need an IVA), do you have a second form of passive immobilisation?
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    Does it spin clockwise, or anti clockwise in the...

    Does it spin clockwise, or anti clockwise in the drill??
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    Looks like I better get dizzy off tomorrow...

    Looks like I better get dizzy off tomorrow evening to see which pump drive I have
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    I’ve been spinning the engine on the starter...

    I’ve been spinning the engine on the starter motor, but as yet I have no oil pressure.

    More investigation this weekend, and I’ve already ordered a new gasket for the oil pump in case I need to...
  24. I find gearbox internals are very much like...

    I find gearbox internals are very much like beautiful women...… best left alone, otherwise they can get very expensive, very quickly.
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    I think I’ve sorted the dizzy plug out, parts...

    I think I’ve sorted the dizzy plug out, parts on route from JRV8.
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