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    Have a quiet chat with Dave Brookes. He has, or...

    Have a quiet chat with Dave Brookes. He has, or had jigs to make up the headers for the Dax/Chevy set up. He did mine 250 miles away from my car many many years ago. And they fitted. And they're...
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    PM sent about valve covers. :)

    PM sent about valve covers. :)
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    Love it!!!

    Love it!!!
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    IIRC that’s the same block number as mine which...

    IIRC that’s the same block number as mine which means it’s a two bolt main. These blocks are good for upwards of 400 bhp, (some will disagree).
    Mine produces about 260 bhp which is a vast...
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    I wouldn’t call adding NOS doing it properly....

    I wouldn’t call adding NOS doing it properly.
    A few more things to consider with NOS. Is the bottom end up to it? ie, 2 or 4 bolt mains. What conrods do you have? They will be put under...
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    We had a good conversation, not only based on...

    We had a good conversation, not only based on cars. Much look forward to our next get together. The Dax should be on the road by then.
    I feel a road trip coming on.............somewhere!
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    That is an option but it does load up the engine...

    That is an option but it does load up the engine considerably and is only available for limited spurts. I also think you may need to swap out the camshaft to get the full benefit.
    My personal view...
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    Well that’s typical isn’t it? Good old...

    Well that’s typical isn’t it? Good old British weather being reliably unreliable!
    I’ll still be there in the Audi.........just in case! Can’t have the area rep not turn up especially if a...
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    It would be helpful to know what your set up is...

    It would be helpful to know what your set up is right now. Some performance parts you may already have fitted so additions of other parts would enhance what you already have. Also it depends what you...
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    Wot Aaron said. If you can't get the emissions...

    Wot Aaron said. If you can't get the emissions down far enough with tuning and buggering about with jets and what have you, then you will need CATs to assist you.
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    I have two. One of them has been modified...

    I have two. One of them has been modified slightly to accept another screw to act as a grub screw to help with the centralisation. The other is untouched but I have taken it apart and need to...
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    PM sent to you.

    PM sent to you.
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    I got my car reclassified last week. Done...

    I got my car reclassified last week. Done literally in a few seconds.
    The strike action would explain the delay.
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    SVA is a thing of the past. Its IVA now. As far...

    SVA is a thing of the past. Its IVA now.
    As far as I recall any engine pre 1974 is visual smoke only. Anything after will be subject to emissions, to what level depends on the year.
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    I've just ordered the older (early 60's) MG item...

    I've just ordered the older (early 60's) MG item as this is a strap on stalk and looks pretty good. Polished stalk with the plastic flattened end and only slightly cranked. That should solve my...
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    Peter Jones sells those kits. I’ll be buying...

    Peter Jones sells those kits. I’ll be buying one from him hopefully at the next meet that he attends. Worth giving him a bell. He has quite a few little gems like this for sale.
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    The weather for this Sunday is looking OK ish....

    The weather for this Sunday is looking OK ish. I’ll be in attendance but in my eurobox as the beast is still on jacks looking very sorry for herself, waiting for her new legs which are now two...
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    The wiring diagram you have linked in is for the...

    The wiring diagram you have linked in is for the Ford Sierra steering column. I take it you must have the Triumph Dolomite one?

    As John said above it sound like a dodgy earth or corroded fuses.
    I...
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    Indicator stalks.

    I bought an indicator stalk for a classic VW Beetle which would have been perfect except that the actual stalk is dogleg shaped and sits far too close to the steering wheel.
    I don’t have enough...
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    Factory Five Racing

    I went to see Dan Walsh of Tech Autos last evening and I have to say, the cars he is building are stunning. One 427 nearing completion which is already sold and two Daytona Coupes in progress, one a...
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    I've just sent a 'nudge' email to the museum...

    I've just sent a 'nudge' email to the museum indicating our interest. Watch this space.
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    Trial fitted my new radiator today. Seems to be...

    Trial fitted my new radiator today. Seems to be ok. Worked out a new route for the coolant pipes so that they don’t hit every speed bump on the planet and ordered the new bends and required...
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    Cool. The tickets are pre book only on line. ...

    Cool. The tickets are pre book only on line.

    Sorry I didn’t make it last week. I ended up working both days and am also working the bank holiday. Aeroplanes don’t seem to realise that humans...
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    Agreed. Totally. One of the joys and triumphs...

    Agreed. Totally.

    One of the joys and triumphs of my build was doing lots of reading, separating the B.S from the sound advice, taking my own knowledge and experience and building a unique engine...
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    Beaulieu Show

    Beaulieu Motor Museum on the 20th June are hosting an American, Custom Car and Hotrod meet. Tickets are £10 each which are on sale on line only and includes the car in the grounds. I have bought my...
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