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    My Rv8 has an 82 deg C stat and runs at around...

    My Rv8 has an 82 deg C stat and runs at around the 70 deg mark according to my Smiths gauge,
    never had any issues with cooling system .
    The gauge in my cob is exactly that, a gauge .
    Personally I...
  2. Thread: Push or Pull

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    Forgot to add mine pulls the air through and has...

    Forgot to add mine pulls the air through and has never been a problem.
    Chris.
  3. Thread: Push or Pull

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    The above posts are all correct and is definatly...

    The above posts are all correct and is definatly worth fitting a cowl .
    My set up consists of twin two speed fans with an over ride switch .
    Make sure you use a 70 amp relay with good connections...
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    My Southern Roadcraft has an electric Carter fuel...

    My Southern Roadcraft has an electric Carter fuel pump that works through just
    a fused circuit that can only run by either cranking or engine run position on the
    ignition switch, therfore engine...
  5. Thread: Guages

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    I have the old Smiths dinosaurs on my SR that...

    I have the old Smiths dinosaurs on my SR that have been as good as gold for the the last 20 odd years
    and I am now touching wood as I am writing this .
    The oil pressure gauge is driven from a...
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    Looks like you have carried out a lot of very...

    Looks like you have carried out a lot of very worthwhile updates,
    I'm impressed .
    What I also noticed that you still have the inboard disk set up like mine or have
    you gone to outboards .
    I am...
  7. Thread: Image Wheels

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    That's what I've got on my srv8 and I am more...

    That's what I've got on my srv8 and I am more than pleased.
    215's with 245's at the back with r w l on show .
    Chris.
  8. Thread: poor starting

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    Appologies for dragging the thread.

    Appologies for dragging the thread.
  9. Thread: poor starting

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    It's all in the timing .

    It's all in the timing .
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    Managed to drive an escort van back from London...

    Managed to drive an escort van back from London with a broken clutch cable, battery was good so starting in gear was ok
    When having to stop for a red light !
    You could easily change gear on the old...
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    Same here with one of Focus daily drivers. Your...

    Same here with one of Focus daily drivers.
    Your correct about the NAO vehicles, they had this system a while back .
    When I worked at Frauds we use to call it the idiot proof system.
    I personally...
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    You can also disengage the clutch when cranking,...

    You can also disengage the clutch when cranking, therefore
    not turning gearbox and the cold oil, that will give a bit more
    cranking efficiency that being hot or cold.
    Presuming it's a manual...
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    You replied before me, I will second that and...

    You replied before me,
    I will second that and would use 12mm, that's what I use with my battery up front
    and that's with my small rv8 .
    Chris.
  14. Thread: Image Wheels

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    Had my 15'' Images with black centres since 96...

    Had my 15'' Images with black centres since 96 with no problems .
    I don't do much winter driving when there is salt on the roads so
    that proberbly helps, what I have done is to use either, never...
  15. Thread: MOT after IVA

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    It's is also a good idear to steer clear of most...

    It's is also a good idear to steer clear of most garages that are offering
    half price mot's and special offers on things like shock absorbers etc etc.
    All I want is a straight forward mot with...
  16. Thread: Coincidence?

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    If you can, I would buy a roll of ht cable and...

    If you can, I would buy a roll of ht cable and make your own,
    that's what I did .
    You will need the proper Ripaults hand crimped tool to do a good job .
    If you can't find someone with one you can...
  17. Thread: Coincidence?

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    As Kev has mentioned, I would also be inclined to...

    As Kev has mentioned, I would also be inclined to check for restrictions / blockages .
    I would be suprised if the issue is due to overpacking .
    The rule of thumb was to pack as much as feasibly...
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    I make you right on that with the ride height ,...

    I make you right on that with the ride height ,
    that being I'm a bit biased towards this due to my SR running a bit high in
    some people's opinion.
    It's what ever floats your boat with what we do ....
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    For higher range I use a Norbar half inch drive...

    For higher range I use a Norbar half inch drive and for the lower stuff it's a Strap on one.
    When I was at AVO Avley we used plant quality stuff which was checked on a regular basis,
    we did also...
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    They will never completely abolish the so called...

    They will never completely abolish the so called "road tax" because it creates bureaucracy, therefore plenty of b s
    which raises money from tax payers .
    I thought they had already raised the tax on...
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    I'm not sure that you can legally win against the...

    I'm not sure that you can legally win against the taxman/woman,
    What I would say is that they will only take what they are legally entitled too and
    nothing more, most of us do moan about this...
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    You could count yourself lucky that you didn't...

    You could count yourself lucky that you didn't end up
    backwards in a ditch, this has been known to happen
    with lsd's that have not been de-rated for light weight
    cars like ours .
    I seem to...
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    My appologies if I have offended anyone, just my...

    My appologies if I have offended anyone,
    just my view .
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    Is Eastern Block or Battleship grey still in...

    Is Eastern Block or Battleship grey still in vogue ?
    I could never understand why people liked these depressing colours
    other than not needing to be washed very often.
    Everyone to there own I...
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    I have no experience with the FE unit but is a...

    I have no experience with the FE unit but is a possibility it could be a push rod rubbing
    on the guide holes that they pass through.
    On my RV8 I needed re-work the holes to accommodate the new...
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