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    broken wire in instrument cluster harness

    Gents, I found the source of a non functional fuel level gauge - a broken green wire, right before the multiplug. Given it's proximity to the plug, it appears difficult to strip the wire back on the plug side to create a butt splice. I've discovered something called a Dolphin Displacement...
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    small leak in coolant system

    Gents, I've had a small weep in my cooling system, which believe came from the WP inlet nipple. It's tucked away in a pretty inaccessible place, and after pulling the coupling apart, I felt a little roughness on one side of the nipple. Getting a remote camera on it, it appears to be...
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    help with upholstery

    Gents, I am trying to get my seats sorted out. They are fiberglass race buckets that currently have no padding. I bought some 1" blue Confor foam which I think will do the trick of increasing comfort. Question is how to cover it and with what, and how to secure it to the shells. Is bonding...
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    transaxle torque reaction

    Thanks to Jac Mac, I've discovered a problem with my current oil pan set up regarding the adapter plate - there's no structure below the bottom edge of the block to support the torque reaction of gearbox upon hard acceleration. There used to be a stock LS7 pan, which had a bulk head that...
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    weird starter problem

    gents, I was maneuvering my car in tight quarters yesterday, and managed to stall it. When I went to restart, I got no rotation, no nothing except a faint click. Battery is charged. After sleeping on it, I decided the pinion must be blocked from engaging the ring gear. I moved the car about 4...
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    Head rest design

    Gents, I'm working on my headrests for my car, with two concerns: 1) keeping heads away from the roll hoop 2) providing enough room front to back when bare headed, or wearing a helmet. The backer plate/support is about 3 1/2 inches behind the seat back. Current thinking is to bond 2 inches of...
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    nasty blow over crash

    https://www.autoweek.com/racing/more-racing/a33426268/video-vintage-car-racer-survives-frightening-crash-at-road-america/?source=nl&utm_source=nl_aut&utm_medium=email&date=072620&utm_campaign=nl21020546&utm_term=AUT_Autoweek_Weekend_Racing_Wrapup_Newsletter_Subscribers Came across this nasty...
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    CV joint removal

    Gents, I need to pull apart a 930 CV joint to press a reluctor ring onto the CV body. I took a cursory glance at the area where the circlip retains the axle within the CV, but it's covered in grease so I can't yet get a detailed look. Before I tear into it, it would be useful to know whether...
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    hard cold starting LS7

    Gents, not sure if I am on the correct sub-forum for this one, but I have a problem with a LS7 cold starting. Involves lots of cranking, cracked open throttle and sometimes backfires, periodically causing a broken starter ring gear. I'm running an LS7 throttle body converted to cable...
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    signal lighting

    Gents, I've learned that a previously helpful and lenient tech inspector in my state has retired, and his replacement is a by-the-book kind of guy when it comes to lighting specs. i.e. he wants to see DOT/SAE lights in all positions. Does anyone have any recommendations for front turn signal...
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    ECU harness

    Don't know if this is the right forum to ask this, but roughly speaking, how many standards are there for the plug which interfaces with the ECU? Wondering if I ever want to change out the ECU (assuming the harness is wired to all appropriate senders etc), how many different standards are there...
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    Any Australians traveling to the US in the coming months?

    aside from building a T70 reproduction here in the US, I am also an avid cyclist. I've recently started to think about getting some new gear, and found an outfit in Sydney area that is carrying gear at what looks to be a very advantageous price (on closeout). Unfortunately for me, they do not...
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    air impact wrench/tools

    Guys, I'm thinking about getting into air tools for an impact wrench. Seems like when I'm working on an old car, what stops me more than anything is bolts I can't break free. I've thought about buying an electric impact wrench, but someone wiser than me suggested looking into a small...
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    Gd t70 #007

    Guys, I've been beavering away on this for quite some time, and it's finally looking like a car. Dyno tuning is finished, car is mechanically almost done (aside from alignment etc). Now just doing body done, will be keeping the car in gelcoat. Anyway, a few photos -
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    headlight covers

    Guys, I've researched some of the threads on installing headlight covers, and I'm hoping for a digest of the the most effective/best looking retention methods. I'm building a Lola T70 replica, the covers are fairly beefy poly carbonate. My first plan is to paint the borders on the back...
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    GD T70 w/ LS7 engine - dyno pull

    Guys, not much of a video, shot with a still camera running video, so the resolution stinks etc. Anyway, here's a pic vid of the car making a pull on the Mustang dyno. Engine is a LS7 with a slightly bigger cam, exhaling through cats and Borla mufflers. Still more tuning to do, but I...
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    trying something different in a LS7 oil pan

    Guys, I just got a new custom oil pan to try out on my Lola replica. This took some doing, as nobody seemed interested in building a pan to work with the stock LS7 oiling system. Finally found a really good guy in Oklahoma - he builds lots of sprint car and dirt track car pans and valve...
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    Torque spec for diff side cover on g96-88 needed

    Hello, I need to install a small sheet metal bracket underneath the bolts retainng the differential side cover on my GT3 gearbox. Given that I have to remove 2 nuts, I have 2 questions - 1) do I need to retorque all the side cover nuts (in sequence)? (I hope not!) 2) what is the...
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    Lucas flip switch threads?

    I'm working on getting the dash together on my car, and hate the nuts that are used to retain the lucas flip switches. I"m curious if anyone knows off hand the threading used in the retainer nut. I'm thinking of machining a set out of aluminum and then painting them. Will greatly reduce...
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    Web Gallery for Tom's GDT70 build

    Guys, Rather than go through the hassle of resizing every photo in my build library, I'm going to try something different - putting all the photos on a web gallery which I will link below. I confess, I have not been real heavy with camera use, nor am I working through this build in...
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