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    Nice looking car but very over priced for a rover...

    Nice looking car but very over priced for a rover powered car.

    I know of a couple Chevy powered AKs that could be had for the same, if not a bit less money and all correctly registered in the U.K.
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    No need to stop engine. Just select first and...

    No need to stop engine. Just select first and with foot still on the clutch go to reverse.

    There’s no synchro on the reverse gear so it’s always a little harder to get it in.
  3. Thread: Bristol Iva

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    Ha ha. There is a bit of that i suppose. That...

    Ha ha. There is a bit of that i suppose.

    That said I think the testers ears and the official iva testing machine have also aged a bit having recently tested a string of stroked big block Ford...
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    I have my own db meter but to be honest I just do...

    I have my own db meter but to be honest I just do it by ear now. Well over 100 tests tells you how much extra baffling to get you close.

    If the tester is onside you can always if they allow...
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    It’s a Jaguar part Speak to Ben at simply...

    It’s a Jaguar part

    Speak to Ben at simply performance. I’m sure he would be able to supply a used one or source new
  6. Thread: Bristol Iva

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    There’s no on the fence with iva. It’s pass...

    There’s no on the fence with iva. It’s pass or fail.

    Noise will fail. Must be 99db tested at 2/3rds declared maximum power rpm

    Doesnt need heat shields

    Reverse light will be ok as long...
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    Used them a few times when exeter have been busy....

    Used them a few times when exeter have been busy.

    No issues at all really with first time passes each time.
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    Nope that is Danielle’s direct dial extension...

    Nope that is Danielle’s direct dial extension number.

    The generic Dvla number to go through to get to kits and rebuilds is 0834 455 0054
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    Not sure she will be that helpful after giving...

    Not sure she will be that helpful after giving her direct number out on a public forum.

    The registration process takes time. Bare with it.
  10. Thread: LS Oil Pan

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    12624617 Is the corvette sump and the one you...

    12624617 Is the corvette sump and the one you need. It’s the shallowest of all the standard gm oil pans.

    Hope that helps.
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    Resin bought in bulk is around £3 a kilo for...

    Resin bought in bulk is around £3 a kilo for general purpose,

    Mat is around £50 for a 30kg roll so dependent on thickness/weight of mat it is around £0.50 to £2 a square metre.

    Brushes...
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    There are supply issues but the bigger problem is...

    There are supply issues but the bigger problem is price increases.

    I have had no problems getting mat, resin and associated materials from CFS
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    Damn it. How do I delete my post. Looks like...

    Damn it. How do I delete my post. Looks like I’ve missed a trick.

    Also meant to say conform not confirm.
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    Or just use round Lucas grommets from autosparks...

    Or just use round Lucas grommets from autosparks for around 90p each

    They confirm to an oval hole on the front and are stretchy to cover up any minor imperfections.

    I don’t fit them anyway...
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    I still can’t Believe the main pick ups are on...

    I still can’t Believe the main pick ups are on inch x inch box section tack welded along one edge.

    That’s the bits I triangulated, gusseted and reinforced for fear of the rear axle falling...
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    Yes it is, but what it bolts too or the lack of...

    Yes it is, but what it bolts too or the lack of what it bolts to is the problem.
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    Not of that specific area. Il have a car back...

    Not of that specific area. Il have a car back from paint in a few weeks so could take some then
  18. Thread: servo

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    It’s usually around 30mm but the more the...

    It’s usually around 30mm but the more the better. Reduce the angle on the sidepipe entering the body until the underside of the sidepipe collector has around 10mm to 15mm of clearance over the...
  19. Thread: servo

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    Ahh there may lay the problem. Is it not easier...

    Ahh there may lay the problem. Is it not easier to remake the header to clear rather than re invent the wheel with the servo.
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    There must be something wrong with the exhausts...

    There must be something wrong with the exhausts or engine position. I’ve built countless AKs and never had a problem with the exhausts being too close or fouling the servo.

    What engine and...
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    I’m Finishing one off for a customer. Car is...

    I’m Finishing one off for a customer. Car is currently at paint. It’s actually quite frightening how the rear end is held in. I have put extensive effort into strengthening and reinforcing the...
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    Already sold. Tried buying it yesterday for a...

    Already sold. Tried buying it yesterday for a mate of mine but deposit taken.
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    Ford Sierra V5 required

    As the title, does anyone have a Ford Sierra v5 they are not going to use.

    Trying to help a chap through iva and registration and avoid a q plate. The company that supplied his donor parts never...
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    It’s all doable without an access hatch. Ive...

    It’s all doable without an access hatch. Ive done them a few times but a hatch would make things easier.
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