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    Gauge or sensor, will have to check both. For...

    Gauge or sensor, will have to check both. For interest I also pointed the laser at the heads, just where the exhaust headers bolt on. On the FE it is a bit of external casting extending out from the...
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    Me and my big mouth posting earlier in this...

    Me and my big mouth posting earlier in this thread that I never have a cooling issue!!!! Just been out (to Classic Car Hub) and the temp gauge swung over nearly to the stopper!!! Frightened the hell...
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    Well me being old fashioned and all that, I would...

    Well me being old fashioned and all that, I would put money on the capillary gauge being correct and the electrical one being wrong! Could it be a simple mismatch of sender and gauge??????
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    You may have noticed AK's post re their open...

    You may have noticed AK's post re their open weekend 14th and 15th August. I am definitely up for that, the East Midlands are going along, any one from the West Midlands up for it? I don't mind what...
  5. Thread: Beaulieu Show

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    I'm more positive than yesterday but still not...

    I'm more positive than yesterday but still not fully decided. Just running the rainfall map on the Met Office and it looks likely I will have some heavy showers both ways but as you say down there it...
  6. Thread: Beaulieu Show

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    Weather not looking so good for this at the...

    Weather not looking so good for this at the moment. I'm not sure yet but if it is wet I won't be making the 2+ hour trip!!! Got soaked a couple of weeks ago in a heavy shower and it's really no fun...
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    Worth checking actual temp before doing anything....

    Worth checking actual temp before doing anything. If your gauge was 15 degrees out, or reading from the wrong place, you could be running at 85 and topping out at 105 when stood in traffic.
    If it is...
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    You might be flooded with orders!!!

    You might be flooded with orders!!!
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    Nice work!

    Nice work!
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    Still had a bit of smoke on starting on my old...

    Still had a bit of smoke on starting on my old 427, even after changing the manifold gasket. Had to be the valve seals so had them out and replaced them. Used the old soft rope trick, bringing up...
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    My advice is pay the £1600 and get them done...

    My advice is pay the £1600 and get them done properly. It’s a tricky job and you could get very frustrated!!
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    Agreed. Anyway no two engines are the same. My...

    Agreed. Anyway no two engines are the same. My dad never used a timing light. He always did it by ear. Sometimes I would check with a light and he was always right and if it wasn't 'right' the car...
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    Just checked my car, the tank is higher and...

    Just checked my car, the tank is higher and therefore clears the dizzy more than yours. I guess you have tailored yours to suit bonnet. Mine is up near the bonnet but my engine might be in a...
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    Oh, and the thermostat, they’re an odd size,...

    Oh, and the thermostat, they’re an odd size, will have to look it up but a Shogun one is in my mind. Will try to remember/find where I got mine.
    If you measure the recess that will help you
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    I don’t run vacuum advance on mine, that’s an...

    I don’t run vacuum advance on mine, that’s an option possibly. Otherwise it looks like you will have to lengthen the bottom pipe of the tank.
    Or, can you pull the dizzy and move it a few cogs on...
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    Excellent, well done, that’s a big step

    Excellent, well done, that’s a big step
  17. Thread: Image Wheels

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    Plus 1! Exactly the same except mine are even...

    Plus 1! Exactly the same except mine are even older!
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    I guess the only answer is a billion(aire) to one!

    I guess the only answer is a billion(aire) to one!
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    I wish! It belongs to a billionaire. I am sworn...

    I wish! It belongs to a billionaire. I am sworn to secrecy but I can tell you it's a lovely collection with some very nice cars, quite a few have good old USA engines from the sixties (in some very...
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    Yes, I would! I don't know your engine, but I...

    Yes, I would! I don't know your engine, but I suspect you are going to want plenty of advance to get the best out of it and to avoid pinking you will find you need some good quality fuel. Hence my...
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    I rate the boys and girls from Classic Oils. They...

    I rate the boys and girls from Classic Oils. They are knowledgeable and helpful. Fuzz Townsend is tied up with it somehow. I can only speak as I find.
    That TetraBoost is bloody good stuff,...
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    In my view most petrol is pretty crap these days!...

    In my view most petrol is pretty crap these days! Just take the air cleaner off you lawn mower after a damp winter and have a peek at what the stuff does! Not only that, it 'goes off' in no time. I...
  23. Thread: Thank you

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    Good feedback indeed!

    Good feedback indeed!
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    Excellent. Engine in will be a milestone!!

    Excellent. Engine in will be a milestone!!
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    I was looking at an original cobra for sale at...

    I was looking at an original cobra for sale at Classic Car Hub last year and that was several inches higher than mine. Very noticeably higher. (I wasn’t buying btw, just calling in for a coffee!!!)
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