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    Re: in other news

    Years ago I had a Fiat X 1/9 that broke the timing belt, also a interference engine. I got lucky, it only bent four valves with no piston or rod damage. But trying to pull the head and repair it...
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    Re: Steering not right

    In the original crash could the "peg" have been displaced into a different grove on the worm? Grasping at straws here . Bob C
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    Re: Steering not right

    Not germane to your problem but this thread reminded me of accident I had years ago with an early 3000. I hit a catch basin head-on, bent a wheel and kinked the frame amazingly no body damage. After...
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    Re: New Model A project

    I vote NO on the use of glazing putty. In my experience, that stuff SHRINKS like crazy and will come back to bite you.
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    TR4/4A Re: Piston Liner Protrusion TR4

    I've never had a big Triumph engine apart BUT is it possible to pull the liners out and have the block shaved enough to allow the liners to stick up "enough" ?
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    TR4/4A Re: Performance cam

    First of all I have no idea of the cost differential between the two alternatives. However the benefits weigh heavily toward the big bore side. Better performance across the board (slightly more hp...
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    TR4/4A Re: Performance cam

    As CJD alludes to above, a cam usually only redirects hp and torque and does not create it. A look at most dyno curves shows the torque and hp curves don't even start until over 2000 /2500 rpms...
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    Re: Heated Seats

    Two sets of seat heaters in use here . One set in a VWGTI (cloth seats) work great . Set two in a C7 Corvette (leather seats). No where near as good as the VW's. Both sets are OEM. I wonder if...
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    Re: Datsun 2000

    The valve train for the 2000 models was very "mickey mouse" to convert a "standard" engine to an overhead cam engine. Lots of pulleys, gears, chains and a balance shaft to boot. Not for the faint...
  10. MGB Re: 1972 MGB Project Blue First attempt and fixing no spark and other checks

    I suggest narrowing your project into phases. Instead of going all out on the wiring start with one problem at a time. For me that would be getting spark for the engine. Save the alternator for...
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    Re: replace shocks in pairs?

    If the non rebuilt shock shows no sign of leaking why bother? Street driven, non race car, no guarantee the second rebuilt shock will be identical and you'll likely not be able to tell the...
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    Re: Exhaust Manifold Flange Stud

    Another caution on using a die. A die, even of the same size, will remove valuable material. If you decide to go this route use a "thread chaser" this tool will clean the existing threads without...
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    Re: Towards better brake performance....

    I once wanted to increase my braking for cheap money. I put in the absolutely softest pads I could find ( a NAPA pad for about $10.00) and ended up with a sweet pedal at the expense of significantly...
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    Re: Miata - ALMOST Made it Home

    Those factory lug locks are coded like a key. There is no one size fits all Should only be one per wheel so cut it off and start from scratch. The is really no reason for them now as Miata wheels...
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    Re: Bugeye electrical questions

    I don't think volts is the problem. If your generator is making 20-25 amps (nominal) and your load on the system is greater than the 25 amps output eventually the battery will go dead. Happened to a...
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    Re: Best cruise in of the year

    Of all the pictures in the previous post, approx the last 40 were taken in the village at the end of the "parade".
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    Re: Thoughts/advice on Miatas?

    That original car you looked at was a "base" model. Had crank windows and probably no power mirrors (like mine). On the early cars there were three models with varying levels of trim. One...
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    Re: Thoughts/advice on Miatas?

    Check on the timing belt service date. Pretty expensive maintenance item, $400-$600 ave. Otherwise looks OK. You could do better price wise and miles wise if you backed down a couple, three years.
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    Re: Best cruise in of the year

    Have the readers of this thread have no imaginations ? I know from the outset I would get flames but proceeded anyway. My excuse: I arrived at the cruise a little late and really didn't anticipate...
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    Best cruise in of the year

    Cruise on the closed Main street of Falls village Ct (minutes from Lime Rock Park).. Many of the actual race cars from the vintage races at LRP this weekend. Driven to and from the cruise most...
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    Re: Thoughts/advice on Miatas?

    My son (in Maryland) has four of them and autocrosses the daylights out of them, three drivers 3 or 4 events a month . they are virtually indestructible. I have a '92, bought new, and is still...
  22. Re: Rebuilding Tiger window regulator question

    A few years ago when i was playing with some Tiger doors the instructions I had was adamant about "DO NOT LET THE SPRING UNWIND". You may just be out of luck.
  23. Thread: mercedes

    by Bob Claffie
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    mercedes

    Unlikely car to see parked in an Ice cream store parking lot. Pristine (aren't they all) Mercedes Benz 300 SL roadster. Stopped at "The Creamery" on Rt9 in Cummington Ma. My all time #1 dream car.
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    Spotted another AH

    Hard not to spot, drove right by my house. Dark green 100/4 with no bumpers. Just off Rt 8 in Dalton Ma. Pretty car, similar to one I owned about fifty years ago !
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    AH

    Spotted a very healthy sounding black 100/6 tonight near Cummington Ma on Rt. 9. I going east, they going west.
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