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    Give it a go. how much adjustment are we...

    Give it a go.

    how much adjustment are we talking here, 10mm, 100 mm?

    change it and test the braking to see if one wheel locks before the other. I don’t think you would notice if the...
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    that’s a good problem to have, normally it’s...

    that’s a good problem to have, normally it’s the other way around.

    If the thermostat is functioning correctly then the temp sensor must be in the wrong position, ie measuring the return run...
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    Should really set up by corner weights, otherwise...

    Should really set up by corner weights, otherwise you could have braking issues if the weights are off.

    however in the absence of corner weighing equipment I would set ride height level and test...
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    I put tape on the inside on the lens for SVA,...

    I put tape on the inside on the lens for SVA, still there 20yrs later and still legal.

    half the lit surface = a pass, the full lit surface = a fail- crazy.
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    I used the strips because I didn’t have a...

    I used the strips because I didn’t have a suitable take off point until I fit my remote filter mount and I didn’t want to buy the filter take off without knowing if I also needed the take off to...
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    that’s good to know. some Esso stations are...

    that’s good to know.

    some Esso stations are franchises and the franchisee is open to get the fuel from wherever, not necessarily from Esso, which seems wrong to me. Need to ensure it’s a big...
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    well there you go, every days a school day. my...

    well there you go, every days a school day.

    my brain is already 50% mush, a little lead can’t make it much worse
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    Think automotive sell an adhesive temp strip...

    Think automotive sell an adhesive temp strip which records the highest temp reached, I’ve stuck one on the sump and determined that for road use, the oils doesn’t get that hot to need a cooler to...
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    I looked at this many years ago now. my take...

    I looked at this many years ago now.

    my take is as follows

    Heads:
    any aluminium heads will have hardened valve seats installed made of a hard wearing dis-similar material
    any steel heads- and...
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    no lead. They are normally a mixture of other...

    no lead. They are normally a mixture of other elements, ie potassium, or phosphorus based with other horrible parts.
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    Quite hot to touch or quite hot on a known...

    Quite hot to touch or quite hot on a known accurate temp gauge or measuring device? Need to get some scale on the “quite hot”. Do you have an IR thermometer to calibrate against the header tank?...
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    what was the issue with the welding mask? was...

    what was the issue with the welding mask?

    was thinking of getting one as I’m not happy with my ebay special
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    Why are all my posts time stamped 14/15 minutes...

    Why are all my posts time stamped 14/15 minutes in advance of real time.

    Strange.
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    sounds like a good idea in principle but 1. If...

    sounds like a good idea in principle but
    1. If it involves addition expense on top of my £0 road tax then no thanks
    2. I suspect that a lot of the road tax defaulters are also mot defaulters, if...
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    yes, I know it’s nor really a win, it’s only...

    yes, I know it’s nor really a win, it’s only the gov applying the rules, but for a little while the £500 refund did give me a feeling of sticking 2 fingers up at the tax man.

    you know what...
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    For those on here that have managed to get...

    For those on here that have managed to get historic tax, don’t forget that you can get up to 2 years tax refunded if you have overpaid.

    ie the 1980 manufactured cars, should have been eligible...
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    sorry, I’m being a bit slow today. do you...

    sorry, I’m being a bit slow today.

    do you mean both logbook dates =2000 or

    both DVLA website dates =2000

    bit strange they would change the date of manufacture and still give you an age...
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    both my V5 dates are the date of first...

    both my V5 dates are the date of first registration of the cobra, the date of manufacture on the DVLA website is 1974 which the donor jag. Tax status goes on date of manufacture.
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    you should also be expecting a refund. Historic...

    you should also be expecting a refund. Historic could have been made in 2015.

    check the date of manufacture on DVLA car tax checker. If it states 1975, apply now
  20. Real steel list a unilite module £148.02 not...

    Real steel list a unilite module £148.02 not sure if it’s the same PN as you list.

    they also list a module for a conversion which is Real Steel PN BY6001M. £84

    I don’t in coincidences so...
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    Looked at it and wondered why it was up on stands...

    Looked at it and wondered why it was up on stands when we have had wall to wall blue for the weekend.

    then changed my clutch master and slave for new items along with an upgrade to -4 hose from...
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    If you have any flexible fuel line between the...

    If you have any flexible fuel line between the main filter and the card, I would also fit the standard Holley sintered filter that basically fit in the 7/8-20 fittings in the float bowls. I’ve had...
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    Depends what the rest of the fuel system is like....

    Depends what the rest of the fuel system is like.

    from carb, running back to the tank my system goes like this;

    im running a 4150 DP and have got one of the hard line carb fittings as per the...
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    I used the same type of mounting block as I did...

    I used the same type of mounting block as I did for the front anti roll bar

    39456

    picture is from merlin motorsport, but RS do them as well, plus others I’m sure.

    mounted to the bottom bar...
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    extract from merlin motorsport advert for a...

    extract from merlin motorsport advert for a smiths mech temp gauge

    ‘Smiths Classic Mechanical Water Temperature Gauge. Reads from 30-110°C with 270° needle sweep. 52mm body diameter and comes...
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