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    No he does state as 3.5 RV build. Rover. "3.5...

    No he does state as 3.5 RV build. Rover.
    "3.5 liter aluminium V8 rebuilt by JRV8.com; peformance camshaft, Edelbrock Carbs, Custom
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    Mine will run cooler in cooler 85f temperatures...

    Mine will run cooler in cooler 85f temperatures when on the move and air temperature is 10-12c .
    I dont worry about this as I never get white sludge in the oil which shows as poor warming of the...
  3. Thread: Push or Pull

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    Fitting a cowling makes a large difference. My...

    Fitting a cowling makes a large difference. My fan previously would run most of the time in traffic and would rarely switch off which indicated that the temperature was not being reduce sufficiently...
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    Dont just assume changing the rotation to a...

    Dont just assume changing the rotation to a sucker from a blower will be all you need to do. If your fan was specified as a puller or pusher the fan blade angles will be more efficient one way . Look...
  5. Thread: Bonnet hinges ?

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    I have asked Andy if he can supply some and hope...

    I have asked Andy if he can supply some and hope for confirmation.
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    Thanks Kevin, it was the bling that I was after....

    Thanks Kevin, it was the bling that I was after. Was even thinking of making my own out of billet aluminium. I am sure a few might be interested.
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    I was thinking they are Andy Hatton's as I have...

    I was thinking they are Andy Hatton's as I have seen them on his work. Not sure if he buys them or special made ?
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    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60...

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60447&highlight=corsa

    Lots of info on Bannon great post.
  9. Thread: Bonnet hinges ?

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    Bonnet hinges ?

    Anyone know where you can get these bonnet hinges from? They are installed on a Dax bonnet.
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    As long at the face angle of the gear box matches...

    As long at the face angle of the gear box matches the angle of the differential face as Tinka states.

    You should shim the gear box rear support to match the rear differential as directly fixed to...
  11. Thread: AK Build Blogs

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    Sticky: Russ, I have had a few problems with sites...

    Russ,

    I have had a few problems with sites using Talk Talk on my friends network with certain sites. I am on Virgin, not using a VPN and never encounter issues with error time outs.

    I think a...
  12. Thread: AK Build Blogs

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    Sticky: Russ site is coming up fine with me with Opera...

    Russ site is coming up fine with me with Opera and Chrome and also fine on Mobile.
    Nice documented build and attached documents.
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    Looks like a good solution. The great thing with...

    Looks like a good solution. The great thing with 3D printing you can always slightly modify.

    They look a bit bright and may be not IVA compliant lol.

    You will need to order a few reels of TPU.
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    Not sure on the ruling in Southern Ireland . Was...

    Not sure on the ruling in Southern Ireland . Was it built and IVA registered in the U.K. ? It could have been registered as using second hand donar parts and an age related engine.
    The valuation is...
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    Fighting with the top can be a problem but also...

    Fighting with the top can be a problem but also over tightening. Lol
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    Going on your rim sizes Front 7" ideal tyre...

    Going on your rim sizes

    Front 7" ideal tyre size is 205/215
    Rear 8.5 2 ideal size 235/245

    I went for 215 front and 235 rears on my Dax. I could of easily got 245 on the rear as they have more...
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    Never use PTFE tape as pieces can break off...

    Never use PTFE tape as pieces can break off inside the thread and clog the carb. You can however use the PTFE paste if required.

    I would use a fibre washer either side of the adapter and you...
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    https://www.jagshop.co.uk/product/3504-brake-fluid...

    https://www.jagshop.co.uk/product/3504-brake-fluid-reservoir-cac4578

    £60 plus p/p

    Found one. I would look just to resolve the leak unless its cracked or split by over fighting.
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    I would definitely upgrade the cable regardless. ...

    I would definitely upgrade the cable regardless.

    1. 10mm OD is only 170 Amp your cable
    2. 12.7 mm OD is rated 300 Amp
    3. 13.5 mm OD is rated 345 Amp
    4. 14.6 mm OD is rated 415 Amp

    Your...
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    You have eliminated a lot of future problems. I...

    You have eliminated a lot of future problems.
    I am one for always fitting more reliable items .I have encountered those ceramic fuse issues. I solder and shrink wrap all electrical connections and...
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    I would certainly look at your cables and earth...

    I would certainly look at your cables and earth straps. A poor earth will also show as slow on cold starts.
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    Result. I know the feeling is great. After...

    Result. I know the feeling is great. After chasing mine and then it got lost. I am sure they were conspiring not to give it to me lol.
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    Does it crank fine after 10-15 mins of cooling...

    Does it crank fine after 10-15 mins of cooling down. This will be heat soak.
    1. Check battery terminals, and all main cable too the starter motor.
    2. Engine earth straps and earth points are...
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    I have Image wheels un-anodized with black...

    I have Image wheels un-anodized with black centres. I have no problems with keeping them clean and they look almost new some 28 years old ! I dont run on salty winter roads. If you are looking to use...
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    The other consideration is your tyre diameter...

    The other consideration is your tyre diameter which effects the final ratio. I run 235/60 15 on the rear. Going up to 245/60 or 275/60 does change the gearing which you need to consider.

    The link...
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