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  1. Thread: Speedometer ID

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    Pass, but I quite like the fact it has a brake...

    Pass, but I quite like the fact it has a brake warning & headlamp tell-tale built in, even if the 220mph top-end is .. how to say, optimistic :)
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    I do love the idea of PCH - we did Route 66 back...

    I do love the idea of PCH - we did Route 66 back in 2016 (also in a convertible Mustang) which was a fantastic trip from LA to Chicago - it is expensive, but then none of our honeymoon ideas are...
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    Bit more progress today in amongst stripping...

    Bit more progress today in amongst stripping wallpaper from the front room..

    Got the clutch pressure plate and friction disc bolted up, torqued up and loctited in place. Measured the distance from...
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    Credit here really goes to Modern DriveLine -...

    Credit here really goes to Modern DriveLine - they were extremely helpful and when shown pictures & measurements (you can just about see the writing I added to the flywheel to annotate hole sizes,...
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    Would love to do the NC500 so would be very...

    Would love to do the NC500 so would be very interested to read your opinions - a friend of mine did it a couple of years ago, but he went with the "Supercar Group" as we call it; he has the peasant...
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    Finally: https://i.ibb.co/xLs5Gzg/image.png...

    Finally:

    https://i.ibb.co/xLs5Gzg/image.png

    OK, that's just me checking the new pressure plate actually fits (it does) - I haven't put the pilot bearing or clutch disc itself in yet; that's a...
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    Cheers David! :) My column is damn near a perfect...

    Cheers David! :) My column is damn near a perfect fit for the inside of the stalk boss so centralisation isn't an issue (in fact I had to file the casting flash off of one of mine to get it on), but...
  8. Thread: 302 engine

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    You'd hope anything but a very knackered engine...

    You'd hope anything but a very knackered engine of that vintage would be able to hit under CO <= 4.5% and HC <= 1200ppm though, I'd have thought? It's been a while since I had a car with a carb but...
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    David, I'd take one of the original VW ones off...

    David, I'd take one of the original VW ones off your hands - both of mine have been the modern reproductions; one ended up in the bin and the other one is already a little 'iffy' despite having been...
  10. Thread: 302 engine

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    But the emissions regs are what tell you if you...

    But the emissions regs are what tell you if you need CATs or not?
  11. Thread: 302 engine

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    1980 engine so no CAT required, just CO

    1980 engine so no CAT required, just CO <= 4.5% and HC <= 1200ppm per the IVA manual flow chart on page 44, here:...
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    Real Steel have a few -...

    Real Steel have a few - http://www.realsteel.co.uk/section3b.pdf - it looks like the billet ones might work for you?
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    Yeah - mine clears (just .. and you can even...

    Yeah - mine clears (just .. and you can even still get the plug on :lol: ) but the gearbox sits quite low in my car as the gearbox mount is sort of U shaped (it hangs below the chassis rails). Any...
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    I'd take the engine out - that's the only way...

    I'd take the engine out - that's the only way you're getting the gearbox out :) There's no way it would come out on its own - you couldn't move it backward far enough to get free of the spigot...
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    I am assuming they are fine with stuffing their...

    I am assuming they are fine with stuffing their head under the wheelarch to look, or did you take photos?
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    I have the T56 Magnum in a DeDion chassis - well,...

    I have the T56 Magnum in a DeDion chassis - well, I did when it was last in there anyway.. and it fits but it is a very tight fit! The rear mount needed a little trim to have more than a mm clearance...
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    Yeah - it took a little back & forth but they...

    Yeah - it took a little back & forth but they were more than happy to put the mistake right, which is the main thing; if I were based in the US I'd already have the replacement parts and be well on...
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    I've got an old Holley 650 (mech secondary)...

    I've got an old Holley 650 (mech secondary) laying around if it's any use? Might well need a rebuild but did run a few* years ago

    *like, er .. a decade now.
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    So the good news is that the correct clutch is...

    So the good news is that the correct clutch is now on its way to me - MDL agreed they'd sent the wrong clutch (looks like Chevy/Dodge per their chart -...
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    Iirc this is an AK thing - the light is too close...

    Iirc this is an AK thing - the light is too close to the boot handle to pass IVA. And a plinth to move it up is the solution most people use
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    Or here:...

    Or here: https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax-rate-tables/rates-for-cars-and-light-goods-vehicles-registered-before-1-march-2001

    Ignore the registration date AFAIK, it's irrelevant to kit cars (that...
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    You know a CNC mill is cheating, right? ;) ...

    You know a CNC mill is cheating, right? ;)

    Seriously though - I've seen the commercial equivalent of those and they look beautiful, and really simplify the whole process. Much better than me...
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    That's what terrifies me every time I do the...

    That's what terrifies me every time I do the Cobra .. I know it's not a truck tyre, but videos of those going bang during inflation are eye opening! I'd hate to take out a chunk of bodywork.. or a...
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    I continue to be amazed by your attention to...

    I continue to be amazed by your attention to detail and the finish you're achieving, Russell! Might have to take a trip to Wigan for a set of headers.. nudge nudge, etc :lol:



    I hole-sawed four...
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