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  1. Thread: Softop photos

    by KevinW
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    Might be useful to give an idea of...

    Might be useful to give an idea of looks....albeit not Europa product
    http://www.soft-top.co.za/COBRA-KIT-CAR/Cobra-Soft-Top/
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    That is def a Rover engine in the pic - the Chevy...

    That is def a Rover engine in the pic - the Chevy dizzy would be at the rear of the engine.
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    yup, looks similar to what was happening on mine....

    yup, looks similar to what was happening on mine. Reckon a 10mm spacer and you should be fine.
  4. The community has changed a lot over the last...

    The community has changed a lot over the last couple of decades, and this forum is abs fine for the guys who buy their cars from dealers and look for a garage to service them.
    For those of us that...
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    You'll need to take your IVA test paperwork and...

    You'll need to take your IVA test paperwork and proof of engine age documentation.
    Also any photos of obscured inaccessbale testable areas e.g. seat belt mountings.
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    Doesnt matter - and hope it works out - they are...

    Doesnt matter - and hope it works out - they are part of the family, so distressing when they are ill.
  7. Thread: Image Wheels

    by KevinW
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    Another +1 for Galaxies, 235 front, 255 rear,...

    Another +1 for Galaxies, 235 front, 255 rear, albeit on Trigos not Image wheels - I used a damp cloth to get the blue film off - I think its just PVA.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/xzd1aao52yaoBvLA6
  8. Thread: Guages

    by KevinW
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    I've got Smiths mechanicals. If I was doing it...

    I've got Smiths mechanicals.
    If I was doing it again I would use the full sweep stepper motor gauges for the instruments to save on needing a mechanical pipe connection to the dash, but with...
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    editted...think I misunderstood

    editted...think I misunderstood
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    Your choice what you fit, and all sorts of...

    Your choice what you fit, and all sorts of engines have been fitted to Pilgrims over the years.
    If its similar to a Ford Cologne or Essex V6 then unlikely you will have a major issue, although you...
  11. Thread: Seats

    by KevinW
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    These ?........

    These ?.....
    https://www.pilgrim-motorsports.co.uk/product/fluted-seats-bulkhead-interior-set-2/

    -doesnt help much though.
  12. Thread: Bristol Iva

    by KevinW
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    On noise: Baffles made up of 3 half-moons in...

    On noise:
    Baffles made up of 3 half-moons in antiphase tack-welded to a piece of rod mounted down your baffle pipe will knock a fair few dBs off and still allow your exhaust gases to exit.
    Acoustil...
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    ...but a clever chap like you could surely cut a...

    ...but a clever chap like you could surely cut a hole and braze a new filler on, and then patch the old hole with a piece of brass?
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    There is a related thread on here all about...

    There is a related thread on here all about registration.
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    If its any use, this is the Mk 3 manual:...

    If its any use, this is the Mk 3 manual:
    https://www.pilgrim-motorsports.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Pt01_Sumo_Construction_Manual-merged-1.pdf

    Axles (obviously), a grp floor moulding on the...
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    I wasn't knocking the timing light, point was...

    I wasn't knocking the timing light, point was that if the timing light was right, then I'm running at 40+ degrees on idle.
    I'd set it to the standard timing specs and wouldn't fire. Timing on the...
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    Congratulations - time to get the reg docs off...

    Congratulations - time to get the reg docs off and on the road in a few weeks!
    It will be interesting what comes out as a result of this issue.
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    ...and that's what f*cked me over for a very long...

    ...and that's what f*cked me over for a very long time. Had to time mine on the vac gauge in the end.
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    so I think that's 3 of us saying move the dizzy...

    so I think that's 3 of us saying move the dizzy round - that sorts that out.
    You might not need the vac advance anyway - I have tried 3 times to connect mine, and the engine hates it, but I still...
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    Hi Paulo, have sent you a message on your private...

    Hi Paulo, have sent you a message on your private email.
    cheers, Kevin
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    Great progress - well done Aaron. You could...

    Great progress - well done Aaron.
    You could ofcourse just tie up some wires and give it a li'l blast before it gets hot :)

    On the header tank thermostat issue, couple of things: I had to make up...
  22. Thread: Hardtop

    by KevinW
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    There was also a guy called Hank Williams I think...

    There was also a guy called Hank Williams I think (not from the Shadows) who had an original 289 who also did this many years ago.
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    Original cars ran a thermostat take off directed...

    Original cars ran a thermostat take off directed to the oil cooler at the front.
    many replicas dont bother plumbing in the oil cooler, and you don't need an oil thermostat for road use.
    If you look...
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    coffin lights may have a sharp edge on the bezel...

    coffin lights may have a sharp edge on the bezel tat may be an issue at some IVA test centres. Kev Davies is the guru on this issue.
    The LED issue is largely to do with forward illumination so you...
  25. Thread: MOT after IVA

    by KevinW
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    The designs of the Bavarian Motor Works are...

    The designs of the Bavarian Motor Works are better suited to motor boats imho, so, I'd say she's right!
    Looking forward to some more updates on your build thread Aaron - you must be over the biggest...
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