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  1. Is it that time of the month already?
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    Sod's 64 Cortina Cosworth

    2011 Focus RS - 130mm longer, 250mm wider, 60mm taller, 625kgs heavier.
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    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    Mantis from The Avenger comics?
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    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    Perhaps a variation on the rocker covers of the Sunbeam Tiger - "Tiger powered by Chrysler"
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    Looks amazing. How much would that have set him back? (If it's not confidential)
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    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    Same as Jag V6 from S-type, should be easy to find engine and auto at dismantlers, or whole parts car cheap. Nissan V6 also good choice from 350Z or Skyline? Should be plenty of those at the wreckers.
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    Thousand Dollar Supercar's 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6

    Happened in heavy rain, in the dark, with a 20 year old behind the wheel, on a moderate left hand corner over a crest. Sadly, I suspect you're right.
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    ford cortina mk1, help, pictures of lower front arms

    There was a comment on the Cortina site about replacement non-GT cast arms, as the pressed steel ones were prone to rust.
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    ford cortina mk1, help, pictures of lower front arms

    Try the Mk1 Cortina club http://www.mk1cortina.co.uk Appears that all the "standard" cars had the same struts and pressed steel arms, but the GT and Lotus had cast or forged arms and different struts. NZ cars should have been assembled from CKD kits of English parts, unless they used Australian CKD kits.
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    HKM400's 1969 Lotus 7 Series 3

    Tech info for matching sender here http://www.veethree.com/temperature-gauges.html
  11. 69 bhp gross (SAE) = 59 bhp net (48 bhp/litre), Imp was 39 bhp net (44 bhp/litre), likely around 20-25 rwhp.
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    Daveyc's 1974 hc viva

    I thought 13x8 were about the same price as 13x7, based on what Palmside are selling Revolution wheels for on the Tard. 205/60 tyres would keep your gearing the same as the 155s it originally came with, or go for 215/50 or 225/50 to fill the arches better. Good job on the resto.
  13. Just what Mazda thought...
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    Tumeke's Spitfire Discussion

    Just give the 1300 the usual period upgrades - warm cam, extractors, big valve head, or do same to a 1500 if you can find one? Or just leave it stock and enjoy it as the Lord (Nuffield) intended? A bit of bedtime reading http://triumphspitfire.rickbaines.com/weaknesses-of-triumphs-1500-engine/
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    Tumeke's Spitfire Discussion

    That's effectively what Triumph did for the Vitesse and GT6, except they stuck with the 1600 and 2000 to give the ex-Herald gearbag a fighting chance...