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    Garage Meet - Sunday 15th August 2021

    In the hope that others have survived the traumas caused by the global pandemic and are looking to reconnect over the noise of a V8 soundtrack I am hosting a Garage Meet on Sunday 15th August.
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    Benn, Hello and welcome to the forum. ...

    Benn,

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    There is a car show this Sunday (1st August) at the Mermaid Car Park in Blyth organised by the local Rotary Club. I know of at least one local member of...
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    Dave, I have attached drawings I made when...

    Dave,

    I have attached drawings I made when selecting the wheels for my Granada based Mk.3 Sumo. Be aware that kit cars are not all the same, you may be surprised to hear, and therefore I offer...
  4. Sorry Stu, sold it to a local member many moons...

    Sorry Stu, sold it to a local member many moons ago.

    Regards,
    Ian
  5. Aaron, I suffered very similar problems when...

    Aaron,

    I suffered very similar problems when posting to a thread I had started when installing the 1UZ into the Sumo - thought at the time it was some form of anti Japanese bias. I to compose...
  6. Thread: The Lexus badge!

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    Hi, During many weeks of enforced idleness...

    Hi,

    During many weeks of enforced idleness when I could not venture into the garage for medical reasons (- a bad episode of eczema which wiser councils had determined to be caused by exposure to...
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    Not so much Pilgrim's as Ford's way of locating...

    Not so much Pilgrim's as Ford's way of locating the lower steering column.

    The "standard" upgrade is to fit a spherical bearing in the bulkhead as detailed in the Sumo Wiki website (link below)....
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    Hi, If I remember correctly the Pilgrim Sumo...

    Hi,

    If I remember correctly the Pilgrim Sumo was tested by the German authorities and passed their TUV vehicle roadworthiness test. This confirmed the security of Pilgrim's method of anchoring...
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    Alun, I have bought a number of connectors...

    Alun,

    I have bought a number of connectors from Brands Hatch Performance (BHP, link below). They are not the cheapest but the connectors I have found and bought through eBay have generally...
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    Gary, Hard to believe that the tired looking...

    Gary,

    Hard to believe that the tired looking body shell and pile of bits, on the trailer in your first post, has been transformed into such a glorious example of a Cobra replica. Congratulations...
  11. Toyota 1UZ-FE (and other projects) at Retropower

    For the growing band of Toyota 1UZ-FE enthusiasts the link below may be of interest. It is to a new build project on the Retropower website using a 1UZ-FE engine in a Toyota Landcruiser. Sounds...
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    Aaron, I used the Sierra locks & handles...

    Aaron,

    I used the Sierra locks & handles supplied by Pilgrim as part of the donor kit. I agree with your comment re the handles looking a bit rough but i went for function over form. Some...
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    Aaron, Have attached pictures below from a...

    Aaron,

    Have attached pictures below from a couple of track days, hope this helps you with your selection,

    Regards,
    Ian



    https://i.imgur.com/nZMAeM7.jpg
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    Phil, Hi there. Yes they had the ABS rings, see...

    Phil, Hi there. Yes they had the ABS rings, see attached before & after - can you ghuess which is which?

    Take care,
    Ian

    https://i.imgur.com/Mb4a7p6.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/Jd5Kbfa.jpg
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    Aaron, I spent some time on this area when...

    Aaron,

    I spent some time on this area when building my Mk3 Sumo as I did not want the traditional Halibrand wheels. My reasons were also partly based on budget constraints but also on weight. I...
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    Taken from my IVA Individual Approved Certificate...

    Taken from my IVA Individual Approved Certificate (IAC) for my Sumo Mk3 with Rover V8 engine.


    Section 2:

    Para. 13
    Mass of vehicle: 1055

    Maximum GVW in UK: 1250
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    Wow, I say again WOW

    Wow, I say again WOW
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    Alun, I totally agree re the profile and...

    Alun,

    I totally agree re the profile and positive location of the Toyota seals. I think my problems stemmed from buying cheap seals from an unknown eBay site. They were badly deformed and...
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    Alun, I had a similar experience with leaking...

    Alun,

    I had a similar experience with leaking injector seals but came to a different conclusion. My problem took the form of variations in the AFR between banks which was traced to leaking...
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    Mark, I used the "Bighead" fasteners bonded...

    Mark,

    I used the "Bighead" fasteners bonded to the inner skin and pop riveted aluminium brackets to the mesh. For the small oval (brake cooling) ducts I just formed the mesh round the inlet and...
  21. Dek, There were, are, some very talented...

    Dek,

    There were, are, some very talented people who helped to fulfill the dream and complete the aircraft - I kept drawing analogies to the "kit car scene", which did not go down well with...
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    Clive, That is a very clever and simple...

    Clive,

    That is a very clever and simple solution, I trust you have no copyright in place and will not seek protect you intellectual property right if your idea was copied?

    Take care,...
  23. Some Cobra content but more aircraft related

    Some may remember a thread (see link below) that I posted a few years ago, just over seven to be more precise, about a rather special GD Euro that was owned by my nephew Anthony (Tony) Ayre who, at...
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    Update Following the last post I decided...

    Update

    Following the last post I decided to try and check for an air leak by squirting differential oil around the seals between the injectors & intake manifold (as suggested on another...
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    Graham, From Tony's post above it is...

    Graham,

    From Tony's post above it is clear that there is more space where it matters in the AK than there is in the Sumo. There is no way the original alternator could fit between the block...
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