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    I have a different make of Cobra, but mine has a...

    I have a different make of Cobra, but mine has a small access panel on the rear bulkhead (just behind the seats) just for the purpose of changing brake pads as well as for the parking brake...
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    There seems to be lots of choices although I'm...

    There seems to be lots of choices although I'm not sure what criteria you have to meet. For example:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231912568210?epid=1625420511&hash=item35ff10f592:g:jysAAOSwpoJXDmzI...
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    Good advice. Reminds me of an old pic I made up:...

    Good advice. Reminds me of an old pic I made up:

    https://i.imgur.com/5LE7Rbs.jpg
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    Every 172 years like clockwork...

    Every 172 years like clockwork...

    I wonder..........


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhsuIXxHg5A
  5. Thread: Time to Watch

    by Eggbert
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    The one thing I believe about watches is that...

    The one thing I believe about watches is that they not be valuable. Watches get broken, stolen or lost. Hence my low limit on a purchase. None of my watches will ever go up in value. Indeed almost...
  6. Thread: Time to Watch

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    Time to Watch

    As we all know, the past year and a half hasn't been exactly conducive to wanton disregard for spare time. Lockdowns meant no going out to eat, no socializing and many other things like that....
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    Yesterday I drove my Cobra for only the third...

    Yesterday I drove my Cobra for only the third time this year. Don't ask, but for reasons (mostly) beyond my control. I thought I'd share a little problem with it. Every Spring, it runs a tiny bit...
  8. Thread: brake pads

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    I only have Jag rear brakes. They had OEM pads,...

    I only have Jag rear brakes. They had OEM pads, but I changed them last year. So far they seem the same, but I havn't driven enough miles to wear off the brake in coating, so I'm hoping they'll...
  9. Thread: Guages

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    I use Stewart-Warner gauges as they came standard...

    I use Stewart-Warner gauges as they came standard with my kit. Smith's were an expensive option. The S-W gauges (ironically the "Deluxe" series) havn't turned out to be all that satisfactory. The oil...
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    Stuck in that traffic may have caused engine heat...

    Stuck in that traffic may have caused engine heat to start the brake fluid boiling. Once the fluid cooled down, your brakes came back. Check to see if any of the brake lines are close to the exhaust....
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    I went though that sort of thing once. Was more...

    I went though that sort of thing once. Was more of a shriek than a squeak. Only happened once engine was fully warmed up and was only noticeable at idle or low rpms. I investigated bearings/bushings...
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    The company that made my kit started to...

    The company that made my kit started to manufacture their own steering column about the time I ordered my car. I do have an older assembly manual from them and it appears they used to use a different...
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    I couldn't find the thread I was looking for, but...

    I couldn't find the thread I was looking for, but I did find one. Both positive and negative thoughts, but the pictures show the issue. Same thing happened to me.
    ...
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    One common problem with FEs is oil being sucked...

    One common problem with FEs is oil being sucked in through a failed intake manifold gasket. I've had this happen before. It was with Fel-Pro print-o-seals, which are well known for this, although I...
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    GD: Being a little puzzled over the two...

    GD:

    Being a little puzzled over the two methods of throw-out bearing operation we‘ve discussed, it suddenly occurred to me there’s a third design. North American cars, or at least Ford for...
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    "aimed at the OP" ... LOL. Sorry about that. I do...

    "aimed at the OP" ... LOL. Sorry about that. I do make mistakes sometimes.

    Now, the bearing continues to move due to a return spring on the clutch fork. This makes the system "non" self-adjusting....
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    Perhaps, but when you assemble something using...

    Perhaps, but when you assemble something using parts never intended to work together, sometimes some extra thought is needed.



    Yes; I plan to install a larger diameter master cylinder in mine...
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    That's a very complicated question to answer, but...

    That's a very complicated question to answer, but the short answer is, "Yes, you need a gap and about 1/16" is typical".

    The problem is you don't want to over-extend the pressure plate fingers...
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    I think I'd cut a piece of fibreglass sheet to...

    I think I'd cut a piece of fibreglass sheet to fit, and then resin it in.

    However; what if you cut identical (but mirror image) pieces from both sides, and then used the left one to fill the right...
  20. Thread: Yay or nay?

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    It looks like a cartoon hearse.

    It looks like a cartoon hearse.
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    Sometimes a spline one way or another doesn't...

    Sometimes a spline one way or another doesn't help. It may be too much.

    I fixed mine by adjusting one tie-rod end in, and the other out, both by the same number of turns. or the same amount of a...
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    At this point, I think it best to give links to...

    At this point, I think it best to give links to the two articles I relied on the most as a basis to my posts:

    https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/power/pp105.htm
    ...
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    14.7 psi is atmospheric pressure. It is added to...

    14.7 psi is atmospheric pressure. It is added to gauge pressure to find the actual pressure.
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    The compression ratio we are most familiar with,...

    The compression ratio we are most familiar with, often called the Static Compression Ratio, is independent of the camshaft. The ill named Dynamic Compression Ratio is different in that it is...
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    What do compression gauge numbers mean?

    One thing that always surprised me was the high readings from my compression gauge. Normally one doesn’t care about the actual gauge reading when testing an engine, just that all readings are close...
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