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    Yep.You’ll be fine.

    Yep.You’ll be fine.
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    If you have conventional springs (uniform...

    If you have conventional springs (uniform thickness) they will be linear - not variable. This means they will compress at the exactly the same lb/ft per sq inch of compression rate regardless of how...
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    Higher octane fuel = less likely to detonate =...

    Higher octane fuel = less likely to detonate = can run more aggressive timing & compression rates. Most moderns will retard timing in line with fuel quality real time not sure about the Z3M.

    Most...
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    Have to say - after 25 years, 35 thousand hard...

    Have to say - after 25 years, 35 thousand hard miles in all weathers including winter salt.... a pilgrim zinc dipped chassis, painted in a couple of coats of black smoothrite so it looks nicer has...
  5. Thread: Front Grill

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    Mines been run without a mesh for 20 odd years......

    Mines been run without a mesh for 20 odd years... it’s has a couple of dings and a lot of dead bugs in it but that’s it.
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    If you really don’t fancy sorting the garage or...

    If you really don’t fancy sorting the garage or getting a carcoon.... a friend did look at a second hand race car trailer from Brian James. His plan was to sell it on after a year or so, probably...
  7. Thread: Towing point

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    A lot easier to tow from the rear first... but...

    A lot easier to tow from the rear first... but for trailer balance purposes that would only work if you don't have the engine in?
  8. Gerry at Hawk cars will make you one... cut &...

    Gerry at Hawk cars will make you one... cut & shut...
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    As long as it is big enough, I'd imagine you'll...

    As long as it is big enough, I'd imagine you'll be close enough with any of them - hood curve seems reasonably consistent across kits, bit of flex in the scoop, plus bit of fettling with a dremel...
  10. Thread: AdamC at XCS

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    Wow. XCS are clearly a great advert for the...

    Wow. XCS are clearly a great advert for the industry. Impressive & innovative chassis, clean & tidy modern premises, properly funded.
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    I hate to say it... but JLR do have the moral...

    I hate to say it... but JLR do have the moral high ground on this. JLR are protecting something they invested to create and that they own. Protecting an asset is something that their investors would...
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    LED Headlights fail an MOT

    "As of 1 January 2021, section 4.1.4 of the MOT Inspection manual reads: “Existing halogen headlamp units should not be converted to be used with high intensity discharge (HID) or light emitting...
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    The pure power race has already been won......

    The pure power race has already been won... electric is where thats at: Tesla Model S - 1100bhp 0-60 in 2.6 secs & a range of 400+ miles... Even £50ks worth of model 3 is quicker up to a ton than a...
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    Clearly the budget got spent on, er, other things!

    Clearly the budget got spent on, er, other things!
  15. Thread: 15" Tyres

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    I've run 215 & 245 galaxies on my mk2 for a...

    I've run 215 & 245 galaxies on my mk2 for a couple of years - the 245's are near enough the same width as the 235 BFG's I used to run...
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    Norwegian film recommendation

    Engine swaps, car chases and a bus full of pensioners... featuring drift cars, rat rod, cobra (briefly), blown mustang fastback, big block hearse with a body, 911 GT RS....race to and round the...
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    Harry metcalfe (ex EVO magazine) runs through...

    Harry metcalfe (ex EVO magazine) runs through some interesting numbers on C02 in classic cars on his YouTube channel.

    The Polestar ev’s only start to give a real world c02 ‘return’ over...
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    Off the shelf from Pilgrim or Ak is probably 400...

    Off the shelf from Pilgrim or Ak is probably 400 so £500 isnt the worst price in the world if its from scratch...

    Although buying the fabric and cutting it to size yourself might save a few quid...
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    Mines a mk2 with granny bits too, when engine was...

    Mines a mk2 with granny bits too, when engine was swapped from a granny to a 4.6 rv8 we rebuilt the front rad mounts/hood slam panel just to give more clearance. In the process we put in more bracing...
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    Nice to meet you last time (red pilgrim) -...

    Nice to meet you last time (red pilgrim) - can’t make tomorrow, enjoy.
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    Boot might be worth a look - but I know Dax doors...

    Boot might be worth a look - but I know Dax doors and hood are quite different curves to pilgrim. But either way the mk2 moulds are long gone.

    If it doesn’t, rather than trying to bodge a...
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    Here’s a write up I did on the galaxies ...

    Here’s a write up I did on the galaxies

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60916&highlight=Vitour+galaxy
  23. Thread: Goodwood meet

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    Looking forward to port solent tomorrow (Noisy...

    Looking forward to port solent tomorrow (Noisy red pilgrim with all the stickers).

    I’d aim to be early... lack of car events, COVID safe and a dry day... I reckon it’ll be rammed.
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    Pilgrim should know... 2nd all the comments about...

    Pilgrim should know... 2nd all the comments about 15". However there is a dax running around on 21" wheels which I've no doubt drove terribly, but looked very cool...

    If he wants to play then as...
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    Could just do a flat bottomed dash?38807

    Could just do a flat bottomed dash?38807
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