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  1. Thread: 2030

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    That's what happens in a certain motor companie !

    That's what happens in a certain motor companie !
  2. Thread: 2030

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    Maggi new a bit about the effects of carbon...

    Maggi new a bit about the effects of carbon dioxide and back in the day,
    she was in favour of lean burn engineering which was what we were
    developing in the dear old uk .
    Unfortunately the...
  3. Thread: E10!

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    Fast forward button comes in when your about...

    Fast forward button comes in when your about forty!
  4. Thread: E10!

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    I was involved with them for about three years...

    I was involved with them for about three years before they were launched.
    These were a very good replacement for the very poor effort of the
    last two versions of the escort.
  5. Thread: 2030

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    Don't forget the Carry on film that they made...

    Don't forget the Carry on film that they made about this subject.
    These times gave most people a good laugh.
    Chris.
  6. Thread: 2030

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    Bide-ays could make a comeback!

    Bide-ays could make a comeback!
  7. Thread: E10!

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    I'm with Alan with regards to fuel hoses, mine...

    I'm with Alan with regards to fuel hoses,
    mine are just good quality hoses and are supposed to be
    a bit resilient to ethanol .I have recently changed all of my
    hoses on the Cob due to being over...
  8. Thread: 2030

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    It's good to know all these kind people lending...

    It's good to know all these kind people lending us all this money .
    Perhaps it will work a bit like a student loan with very little interest to
    pay !
    Everyone will then be happy, hopefully in...
  9. Thread: Grub screw size

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    I have a small issue with my dummy spinner Allen...

    I have a small issue with my dummy spinner Allen screws/bolts due to having both unc's & metrics .
    It's only been like this for over twenty five years, perhaps it's time to tap the threads and...
  10. Thread: 2030

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    I think a lot of people have forgotten about...

    I think a lot of people have forgotten about wheel barrow money ,
    my advice would be to buy loads of bullion sovereigns or halfs if you can get them.
    You will always be able to trade this way and...
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    You could check this over a measured mile if you...

    You could check this over a measured mile if you have or know of one
    near that you.
    Taxis use these for there calibrations checks which are carried out
    by Hackney carriage officials.
    Chris.
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    As your tyres wear down you speedo / odometer...

    As your tyres wear down you speedo / odometer readings read higher .
    Not easily noticed though .
    Chris.
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    That's my next job to do on my SRv8, I think I...

    That's my next job to do on my SRv8,
    I think I will do my own with the suggested Crome on brass,
    much easier to work with and will look good.
    About twenty five years ago I used just a piece of...
  14. Thread: Image wheels

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    Everything is supposed to have a correct torque...

    Everything is supposed to have a correct torque and should be done with a proper torque wrench.
    Some will say they know what that is by feel.
    The trouble with that method is that you might not be...
  15. Thread: Image wheels

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    That seems to high, I would go no more than 100...

    That seems to high,
    I would go no more than 100 Nm / 75 lb ft with alloys on five stud xj hubs & studs .
    Chris.
  16. Thread: Image wheels

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    I will back that 100% , lots of people...

    I will back that 100% ,
    lots of people ovetighten wheels, you may get away with doing that on steel but with alloys,
    definitely not .
    Always make sure you tell the tyre fitters the correct torque...
  17. Thread: Image wheels

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    I had new tyres all around fitted to my Image 15...

    I had new tyres all around fitted to my Image 15 s ,
    no mention of any issues from the tyre guys .
    The wheels & tyres had covered around 11 k miles with just normalish driving.
    From past...
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    I used Smoothrite on my cast diff about twenty...

    I used Smoothrite on my cast diff about twenty five years ago, it probably needs another coat but it's not to bad.
    Chris.
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    I remember Heathkit the company, they use to be...

    I remember Heathkit the company,
    they use to be good for electronic gadgets
    that you could build yourself .
    I never knew about the slotless racing
    cars though.
    Were these around in the late...
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    Tail light should be 5w and brake light 21w....

    Tail light should be 5w and brake light 21w.
    Thats for the old type systems .
    Also make sure the pin configuration is correct,
    you can get this wrong if you do not check.
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    Don't know what happened there.

    Don't know what happened there.
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    If you have any suspicion that the voltage...

    If you have any suspicion that the voltage stabiliser
    is faulty,
    change a s a p otherwise it will probably wreck any
    gauges on that circuit.
    Usually the fuel & coolant temperature gauges.
    Chris.
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    If you have any suspicion with the voltage...

    If you have any suspicion with the voltage stabiliser,
    don't mess about, change a s a p otherwise there is a
    good chance that it will wreck any gauges that are on
    that circuit.
    Usually fuel &...
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    With regards to Scalextric slot cars, The one to...

    With regards to Scalextric slot cars,
    The one to have back in the early 70s, was the gold & black JPs Lotus .
    It seemed to be the fastest one on the track at the time.
    Chris.
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    You have definitely started something here ! I...

    You have definitely started something here !
    I have now gone up into my loft to dig out my old VIP victory indudusties raceway set up,
    It has a Ferrari shark nose without the nose cone...
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