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  1. Your driving a V8 Cobra and you want to be a bit...

    Your driving a V8 Cobra and you want to be a bit more green, save your money for the cats get the Cob sold and get a Nissan Leaf or a push bike.
    Or better still save your money put some fuel in it...
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    It says they've been relisted. Baz

    It says they've been relisted.

    Baz
  3. Thread: Ethanol in fuel

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    I'm OK to run E10 but will continue with the...

    I'm OK to run E10 but will continue with the higher octane E5 fuels. Holley say that all their current carburetors are OK with E10, I'm guessing as they have had ethanol for much longer than us...
  4. Thread: Ethanol in fuel

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    I think you will find that fuels like momentum,...

    I think you will find that fuels like momentum, Shell V Power, BP Ultimate have 5% ethanol. Esso Synergy + has 0 ethanol but a few garages may have 5%. I just use Shell V Power for my Ford big block...
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    Pleased it worked for you, the difference is...

    Pleased it worked for you, the difference is night and day isn't it.
    Baz
  6. Thread: Throttle cable

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    Just use the ptfe lined brake hose an3 and run...

    Just use the ptfe lined brake hose an3 and run your original throttle cable in it. Don't use a stronger spring to overcome the problem you'll wreck the life of the bush or and the throttle arm in...
  7. Thread: Throttle cable

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    Had exactly the same problem. Solved it using...

    Had exactly the same problem. Solved it using ptfe lined stainless steel braided brake line.
    Just run the original throttle cable in this and it should solve the problem. It did the job for me....
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    I've got the 3 core SD1 cooling my 390 FE and...

    I've got the 3 core SD1 cooling my 390 FE and have no problems even at over 30 degrees ambient in heavy traffic.
    Now I did have a cooling problems before I fitted a shroud.
    I hardly look at the...
  9. Thread: Push or Pull

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    Pulling air from the outside is the only way,...

    Pulling air from the outside is the only way, also best to make a shroud so you are pulling cool air over the whole radiator. If you think about it your fan will only kick in when you are stationary...
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    For the moment don't try and think about...

    For the moment don't try and think about everything at the same time. First make sure Number 1 is at tdc as indicated by the crank pointer and piston 1 is at tdc.
    Now lift turn and guide your...
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    On the TKO 500 reverse is over to the right and...

    On the TKO 500 reverse is over to the right and back so below 5th gear. On mine there is no problem with reverse just clutch in and hard over to the right with a gentle pressure into reverse. Your...
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    Yep I can vouch for avin a go. Save yourself a...

    Yep I can vouch for avin a go.
    Save yourself a fortune Kev and get the satisfaction of doing the job yourself. I used Duratec polyester high build primer after all the filling and major blocking and...
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    I had trouble with the felpro ones so spoke to...

    I had trouble with the felpro ones so spoke to Real Steel who recommended the Victor Reinz intake set. No problems at all in the last 4000 or so miles.
    Just my tuppence worth.
    Baz
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    The mot check is just for you. Its just another...

    The mot check is just for you. Its just another pair of experienced eyes checking your work.

    I drove mine to the iva 150 mile round trip twice. The first time I deliberately pulled in front of a...
  15. Thread: IVA pass

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    Brilliant, well done. I too can attest to never...

    Brilliant, well done.
    I too can attest to never giving up and you will get there in the end.

    I had to have a 2 year break with very little being done due to life and financial constraints.
    ...
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    If you are pre paint then why not go one better...

    If you are pre paint then why not go one better than the sticky out things and do what I did and French the blighters in. Voila
    Baz
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    Such sad news, she was always so cheerful and...

    Such sad news, she was always so cheerful and bubbly, a lovely lady.
    R.I.P. Sabine we will miss your enthusiasm for life and incredible skill.
    Baz
  18. Thread: Ak Horn

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    Try earthing out the brass ring and try it again,...

    Try earthing out the brass ring and try it again, if working then the little black plastic spring loaded rod is not making contact with the ring. I had to give the rod a little help to stay in...
  19. Thread: clutch servo

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    I fitted the car builder solutions compact remote...

    I fitted the car builder solutions compact remote servo, easy to fit and wouldn't be without it. Obviously well hidden to hide my feeble weakness.
    Baz
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    I didn't buy one of your superb cars James but I...

    I didn't buy one of your superb cars James but I did buy a pair of your beautifully engineered mirrors a few years ago.
    Best of luck, Baz
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    Yes a good buy and worth a punt. I bought mine...

    Yes a good buy and worth a punt.
    I bought mine from ebay for £500 and it was perfect, on the original bore etc. A damn good starting point from which I built a fantastic engine.
    Baz
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    I would say question it rigorously. Note 12 says...

    I would say question it rigorously. Note 12 says the belt has to be accessible for use, which it is. When I get into my car I put the belts either side of the seat and at 62 years old and possibly...
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    No nor have I. I would question that if I were...

    No nor have I. I would question that if I were you.

    Check the iva regs and if there is no reference to your failure then don't hold back and just accept it, question it and argue your corner.
    ...
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    Well it's marked as sold now. So someone has it...

    Well it's marked as sold now. So someone has it or he's taken it off.

    Baz
  25. Thread: Leg room

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    If I'm honest I don't have a clue how I get in or...

    If I'm honest I don't have a clue how I get in or out I just do.
    All I know is that I'm all in before I slide down into position.
    Getting out i pull my self up, my finishing position is facing the...
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