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    V8 rebuild costs

    I'd check the breathers etc and maybe do a compression test to see if that points you at anything? If you do go for an engine refresh I'd agree that you should definitely fit a set of the later 10 bolt heads, they are much better! Check out my thread on page six to see when I did the swap...
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    "Hazel" - a series 1 V8 daily driver

    Argh, that's bad luck with the meter and the fan. I have had a couple of near misses over the years in a similar way- it's easy to do!
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    My mean green hornet

    This is epic! Keep up the good work!
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    Was Grace Kelly's Rover P6 Really Sabotaged?

    I've taken my 3500s round Silverstone on a pistonheads track day, all I ever experienced was fade when the brakes were hot, which is to be expected of any car in standard road going form really.
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    LT77 - Clutch release bearing carrier

    Ok so v8tuner came back, and as suspected I will need to use the more normal looking carrier Thanks everyone
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    LT77 - Clutch release bearing carrier

    Thanks Harvey- so either way I need a pressure plate. That's what I was thinking, the original one had small protrusions on it, which this one doesn't seem to have. V8 Tuner do one that looks more like the standard one: Normal looking bearing carrier They also have one listed for TVR RV8...
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    LT77 - Clutch release bearing carrier

    Guys, Looking to finally (Changing the chassis of my Land-rover has delayed me a bit) get the LT77 that i have had sitting around into my 3500s, as the 4-speed has had it. Googling around for the bits I need - I was going to go down the non-self centering clutch route as this means I can use...
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    scarab blue? 3500

    Spotted a scarab blue 3500 in one of the "refuge" areas on the m3 northbound somewhere around lightwater at aporox. 16:00 today. If it was someone on here I hope you got going again without too much trouble. Saying that, even they aren't on here I still hope the same!
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    Sparky's winter/spring/summer/autumn work

    Clogged filter will do it! any kind of starvation of fuel to the HP pump will make it noisy as it cavitates. So this is all from that fuel hose breaking down? What a pain in the a*se...
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    Sparky's winter/spring/summer/autumn work

    Yes the swirl pot is slightly pressurised by the facet, and the return from the fuel rail comes back to it too, so it is also pressurised indirectly by the high pressure side. There is then a return from the swirl pot to the main tank. Have a look at the diagram you can download here...
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    Sparky's winter/spring/summer/autumn work

    My car was initially setup the same way, and I also had issues with pump noise, but also noticed lean running too. I ended up reinstalling the cylindrical facet feeding a small aluminium swirl pot from OBP in the boot, which then feeds the efi pump. All has been peachy since.
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    Sparky's winter/spring/summer/autumn work

    Yikes! That doesn't look good - i have also had bad experience with fuel hose from eBay - i bought stuff listed as R9 from Advanced fluid solutions to fit to my Landrover and a year later it had all perished and cracked, it was extremely dangerous and was on the verge of splitting open near the...
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    Sparky's winter/spring/summer/autumn work

    Any update on this?
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    strange noise from the p/s rear.. had a win

    Thats brilliant, thank you very much! :)
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    strange noise from the p/s rear.. had a win

    Thanks Peter, that is very much appreciated! Cheers Jamie
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    3500 rear suspension bushes - large washers

    No worries, I was just being cheeky on the off chance :)thanks! Thanks Phil!
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    strange noise from the p/s rear.. had a win

    Hi Butter fingers - would you be able to do me a huge favour and measure the ID, OD and thickness of the v8 style washers that sandwich the bushes please? I need to get a set for my car and some sizes would be massively helpful. Thanks!
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    3500 rear suspension bushes - large washers

    Thanks Harvey, so I need the nylon tubes too. At least they are available from wadhams. I don't suppose you have any washers stashed away, preferably next to a set of verniers?
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    3500 rear suspension bushes - large washers

    Hello all, I need to replace the shock bushes on my rear shocks again, they don't currently have the correct washers fitted and instead have the smaller diameter pressed versions (same as on a Landrover). I suspect this is the reason for the failures so have decided to do things properly this...
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    When was this engine used?

    This, looks like early federal spec flapper to me
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    Engine cuts out when hot

    Small world, i'm in Hook - if you've seen a Monza red 3500s about it was probably me :)
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    Sparky's winter/spring/summer/autumn work

    Looking really good! Also have workshop envy :)
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    Balljoint boot sizes

    Morning all, The boots on the balljoints I replaced a couple of years ago have all started to perish, so I need to get some replacements. I'd like to if possible try to find a source of boots from a modern that I can use (on the assumption that if I buy Genuine parts these should be better...
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    Fuel vapourisation... A problem when new?!

    Just a thought, is your timing all setup and advancing ok? Running too retarded can make things quite hot...
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    Fuel vapourisation... A problem when new?!

    I fitted a cylindrical facet pump to the rear of the car NADA style and never had a single vaporisation issue afterwards, even on some 35 degree days! Prior to this it would usually catch me out in heavy traffic or after stopping the car for a short period in hot weather, like when you are...
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