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    Recorded delivery post gets collated at Swansea...

    Recorded delivery post gets collated at Swansea main post office so can take much longer to get to the DVLA,
    I sent off a V5 for a 60's mustang I recently bought and still waiting
  2. Thread: What Coolant

    by StewbieC
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    Blue antifreeze, 50:50 with DI water. I buy...

    Blue antifreeze, 50:50 with DI water.
    I buy online from Smith Alan in 20 litre drums and replace every two years, no issues in decades on all of my vehicles.
    Pink stuff will cause rust and sludge...
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    Just remember, if you want an age related plate...

    Just remember, if you want an age related plate the rules are 2 major components from the same donor vehicle and the other parts receipted as new except 1 (which is usually the engine).
    Major...
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    I didn't have a garage when I built mine. It is...

    I didn't have a garage when I built mine. It is known as the baby Jesus as it came to pass in a stable.
    The drive to the IVA was minus 8' I got a few honks on the M6 at 5:30 in the morning too!
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    V5's should always be in the name of the...

    V5's should always be in the name of the registered keeper and should be sorned if the vehicle is "off the road" otherwise you are liable for vehicle excise duty even if it is free and then you also...
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    Had my new date through today for end of Sept,...

    Had my new date through today for end of Sept, not Kidderminster but Chadderton instead. I'll take that.
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    Still waiting here too, my original date was 27th...

    Still waiting here too, my original date was 27th April at Kidderminster. I rang VOSA a few weeks back and they said that Amateur built cars are prioritised as a priority 6. They also said that the...
  8. Before you buy any bits read up on the history of...

    Before you buy any bits read up on the history of Cobras. Rinsey Mill's book is informative. Then go and see as many manufacturers as you can.
    Only then can you make an informed decision about what...
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    I made an aluminium bubble that was frenched in...

    I made an aluminium bubble that was frenched in to clear the roll bar that protrudes at the top of the rear screen edge. Then I had an excellent friend that made it look the part and painted it.
    not...
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    38861 Roll bar, no problem. you need a...

    38861

    Roll bar, no problem.

    you need a Claytonrite seal to fit the rear screen measure the top flange thickness and the screen thickness and order away.
    I got mine from Phoenix Trim, they do...
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    GT40's also had the front spoiler'ettes too to...

    GT40's also had the front spoiler'ettes too to reduce reduce lift. Personally I'm not keen on them on Cobras,but if the Modsports Cobras had them fill your boots.
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    In the description it states that an IVA...

    In the description it states that an IVA compliant screw is supplied with it. I have one of these on my car and 10 years on no pitting or rust.
    Btw, I'm waiting for a new date for Kidderminster with...
  13. Thread: Side vents

    by StewbieC
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    If you've got any concerns, don't fit them for...

    If you've got any concerns, don't fit them for IVA.
    Gerry at Hawk cars has them made with a return on the vanes. He supplies them to most of the usual Cobra parts suppliers.
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    I've had one of these for years, never found a...

    I've had one of these for years, never found a situation yet when I haven't been able to use it. A couple of times the ball joint has gone with a right bang....
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    Speak to Gerry at Hawk cars

    Speak to Gerry at Hawk cars
  16. Thread: Ally bodies

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    I'm pretty sure most aluminium bodies are made to...

    I'm pretty sure most aluminium bodies are made to fit their chassis which normally has a significant amount of support structure incorporated.
    Most of the bodies come from the same (or similar)...
  17. Thread: Value

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    Just go to a steam fair and you'll see there's...

    Just go to a steam fair and you'll see there's going to be a draw for our vehicles for some years to come.
    I spend 50-80 quid a week on my daily driver and would probably consider leasing a daily...
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    Did a great deal for the kit car industry, was...

    Did a great deal for the kit car industry, was also Chairman of the 289 Register, thoughts go to his family and friends!
    RIP Cookie
  19. Thread: Holley refurb

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    Strip, soda blast and ultrasonic clean. Then...

    Strip, soda blast and ultrasonic clean. Then rebuild and re-seal. Get a rebuild kit.
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    Brilliant film, can't wait for the DVD to come...

    Brilliant film, can't wait for the DVD to come out so I can watch it another 20 times!
    Nice to see Matt Damon and I both have a similar taste in 289's :cool:
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    Moroso racing filters are very good and a proven...

    Moroso racing filters are very good and a proven to filter rather than operate on bypass.
    Real Steel stock them and also available from Amazon.
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    Andy Jennings is a top bloke for MGB parts...

    Andy Jennings is a top bloke for MGB parts https://www.mg-cars.org.uk/andyjennings/
    otherwise MGHive or Midlands Sports and Classics
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    VR1 20w50, in a 65 289, I don't use the car in...

    VR1 20w50, in a 65 289, I don't use the car in the winter months owing to the salt on the roads so that viscosity suits me fine.
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    Their contact details are available by the Gaz...

    Their contact details are available by the Gaz Shocks website
    01709 703992
    Dave is a great chap, really helpful.
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    I've used this stuff for years and it has never...

    I've used this stuff for years and it has never let me down.
    https://www.frost.co.uk/brake-pipe-seal-75ml.html
    It doesn't go solid like loctite.
    If you search brake pipe sealant in Google there...
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