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  1. dunno but they're readily available everywhere. Maybe Evans supplies them with their once-and-for-all coolant [emoji23] Funny enough, I've been opening and closing this guy at least four times, alsways treaded uper section of thread with some silicone grease so it wouldn't get stuck. Maybe the materials didn't like one another [emoji15]
  2. Ha! Would've been my guess as well - in fact the brass one was the original equipment! Plastic ones only came on aftermarket radiators [emoji44]
  3. live update: ...much better!
  4. Stupid is as stupid does Next steps: - stitch up a yellow warning towel saying "FASTEN PORTAFILTER AT ALL TIMES" - an orange carpet mat with a thick line on it an the wording "MIND THE SPRING LEVER" and - a red cupboard door sticker that reads "KEEP CALM AND CLEAN CUPBOARDS"
  5. That's how they treated these things down at the factory... Have fun with her, now that it looks like a what-else-could-ever-go-wrong-from-here project!
  6. Doing just that later today! Haha, but Joey ruins stuff by applying brute Northern force. In my case that plug just collapsed when I looked at it... Oh and on my test drive (which was supposed to be my commute...) I discovered the float assembly in one of the carbs apparently got stuck and fuel would overflow like mad. Luckily at Stromberg/Zenith they've thought of such a failure and have designed their carbs to feature a drain pipe connector. Pipe feeds all the way to bottom of the engine so kinda hard to see - but one could hear the gush, loud and clear! 😓 Carbs certainly disapproved being turned upside down when cleaning the underside of intake manifold... anyhow, I turned around and went to work in a proper 3-pot 1.0l turbo tin can.
  7. To refill engine coolant one must unscrew a big bolt-like plastic cap on top of the radiator. Been there, done that so what's the deal? Head came off and thread got stuck, that's the deal. wtf! Had to use a metal dowel, WD40 and pipe wrench to get it all out [emoji51] now I don't have a cap other than the thread and dowel combo [emoji23] oh boy...
  8. and putting in everything I've got... Hopefully this will stop her dripping for good...! Now waiting 24h for the sealant to harden, then refilling coolant and seeing what's happening!
  9. buffing Miss Sophies internals...
  10. K-type sits in this exact position because the hole was there. Simples! [emoji23] Dave might give you the long version, can't properly recall it... I removed the probe and plugged the hole with a screw. Re Vienna, drop in at https://www.tasteit.at/ located in the Inner City, Wollzeile. They can surely give you up to date directions where to get decent coffee... not too easy in good old Kaffeehaus town.
  11. dislike dislike!! but you know what? We all need to start somewhere. In case you are that mighty strong ADHS Northener type you'll have to accept the you-break-it-you-buy-it-spares rule. [emoji23]
  12. Hasi

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    Ha! Was a darn good deal [emoji56] maybe @RDC8 is passing it on one sunny day...
  13. I'm reminded upon my return home at the latest, when it's time to get on with her V
  14. They need to finish it first: suspension, windows, interior, bed liner, paperwork (import, special permit, registration as classic car, road license/plates, etc.). It's mine when it sits in my garage, oh how long will that still take?! Tell you on Wednesday when I go visit her... Re gun and banjo rack: what 'wood' you suggest?
  15. The good thing about small blocks and big engine bays... lots of ROOM to throw money in 👼 The responsible workshop is a Superperformance distributor... I've had a (very quick and envious) look at a freshly tuned 932HP Cobra... supercharging a Chevy would be a piece of cake for them I guess!
  16. There won't be any failure mate. It's been a resto show car that had been stripped down to the last screw and completely rebuilt. Factory new Corvette replcaement engine and 4-speed auto transmission ready to rumble! A1 not yet, but Nick and I have already agreed on some finer details There's a rocking chair missing as well, but we're getting there... A2 hell yeah!! They've put in a Chevy 350, so at least these numbers don't change coming from the Rover 3500 however, we're talking cubic inches here: although a small block, it displaces 5.7l - should be a bit shy of 300hp with massive torque (>500nM) in combination with the intake manifold and carb combo. Well, I didn't do it myself - but I'm sure there comes a time when I can go through a project like this!! For now I'm restricted to changing alternators, gaskets and fluids 🤣
  17. Just a little heads up to what's following...
  18. Point taken, been down in the workshop as well [emoji56][emoji23]
  19. Shhh, Hasi allegedly spent the evening with Lady Sophie of Solihull, again. Same procedure as last Sunday, Miss Sophie? - Same procedure as every Sunday, James. What is it this time, you might ask... well I decided to uncover some more of her dirty secrets in the V and down the valley Unplugging the different hoses, lines, cables, wires and spreading stuff across workshop floor finally resulted in lifting off the intake manifold & carbs combo all in one. I like! I knew there would be some old gunk but holy liqui moly [emoji44] quick, let's get rid of that valley gasket piece of crap. One could clearly see where it had been leaking through by now... Aaah much better [emoji41] A little brush&wash should to it for tonight. Gotta love an old toothbrush to clean certain corners that cannot be reached otherwise. Done for today [emoji42]
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