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    Had a similar thing many years ago (on a Ford...

    Had a similar thing many years ago (on a Ford Cortina!), thinking of all sorts of terminal issues. Only found the cause when I removed the "bunch of bananas" exhaust manifold and found one branch...
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    Interesting finish on the walls, wonder if...

    Interesting finish on the walls, wonder if they've done that deliberately to promote turbulence at the surface in a bid to stop fuel dropping out on the walls (assuming carb'd inlet).

    Those...
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    ”Like the sign says, "speed's just a question...

    ”Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast you wanna go?"


    https://clip.cafe/mad-max-1979/like-the-sign-says/
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    Exactly same as in my case.

    Exactly same as in my case.
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    I take it the stripes are also in gel? Impressed...

    I take it the stripes are also in gel? Impressed that can be done.


    I see you have side pipes, Andrew wasn't keen to do them when I built mine (not a problem I like the under floor look), where...
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    Looking very good, nice shade of blue.

    Looking very good, nice shade of blue.
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    Thats a good point. When I did mine last week...

    Thats a good point. When I did mine last week within a couple of days of the end of April, was expecting to start the tax in May, lass in shop apologised for having to backdate it to start of April...
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    cheers Graham, I checked the DVLA site several...

    cheers Graham, I checked the DVLA site several times since I “taxed” and MoT’d it, took a few days for it to show up but its now indicated as taxed from 1-April. So I’m more confident now but...
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    That's a good point, I've always had a cable from...

    That's a good point, I've always had a cable from my filler to the tank, although I don't fully understand this it said to do it in the build notes and who am I to argue. The tank would have...
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    I remember a workmate telling me similar story...

    I remember a workmate telling me similar story many years ago but it was the handbrake cable which provided the “line of least resistance” which promptly melted and caused it to fail.
    if I...
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    Cheers Jim, that's what I'm looking for although...

    Cheers Jim, that's what I'm looking for although seem to recall more information last time I looked. Think there was a few links in previous thread.


    Ah, found the thread now basd on your search...
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    Jaguar XJ6/S front wheel bearing spacers.

    I seem to remember reading on here some time ago about a modification available to add a spacer between the wheel bearings on the front of the Jaguar XJ6/XJS to allow control of the bearing end float...
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    Additive is is so “last year”, hybrid is all...

    Additive is is so “last year”, hybrid is all the rage now,
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    I won first prize in a competition once which was...

    I won first prize in a competition once which was a week's holiday in Wigan.


    Second prize was a fortnight!


    Only kidding, I have fond memories of Wigan from my younger days, haven't been...
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    Had a similar thing on a wheelbarrow a few years...

    Had a similar thing on a wheelbarrow a few years ago, pumped the tyre up after a winter of being flat, few minutes later there was a bang which sounded like a rifle going off, took me a while to...
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    Aye, after all the post I've read on this subject...

    Aye, after all the post I've read on this subject it all seemed too easy in the end. I'll be happy once I've got the v5 securely in my mit!

    That's 200 odd quid I can spend on petrol now.
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    Thanks for the advice BW, decided to try there...

    Thanks for the advice BW, decided to try there first on your recommendation. Had the MoT this morning so headed down with the required documents and seems to have been sorted and taxed no problem,...
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    Busy day today. MoT first thing this morning,...

    Busy day today. MoT first thing this morning, passed as always (tyres were mentioned as starting to crack but NOT advisory) then sorted out the tax exemption as now past 40 years since build date.
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    That is excellent advice! I learned very early on...

    That is excellent advice! I learned very early on in my original build that was often you need thinking time and a cup of tea is great for that.
    Quite often it was the jobs which seemed...
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    Polished the be-Jesus out of it in anticipation...

    Polished the be-Jesus out of it in anticipation of getting it back ont the road for May.
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    I think it only gets complicated if you make it...

    I think it only gets complicated if you make it so.
    If your clutch does not involve the return spring described by Eggbert then the clearance in normal use willl take care of itself, the only...
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    Phew! At least that takes the supernatural forces...

    Phew! At least that takes the supernatural forces off the table, I was getting worried there.

    But how common is it to have a return spring on the clutch arm? Maybe I’ve led a sheltered life but...
  23. I suspect that figure may be difficult to find...

    I suspect that figure may be difficult to find even for a production vehicle. In the absence of this I’d suggest starting with “a wee bit” and if that doesn’t feel right add “a wee bit...
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    My post was actually aimed at the op but your...

    My post was actually aimed at the op but your video is interesting, what causes the the bearing to continue moving once the visible fingers have stopped moving?
    Perhaps one of the fingers not in...
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    Obviously I’m not fully acquainted with your...

    Obviously I’m not fully acquainted with your system but can’t help thinking this is a little over complicated or over thought and there may also be a bit missing.

    Can’t you simply make sure...
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