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by peterc
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: New member
Replies: 29
Views: 1323

Re: New member

Jonny,
When writing a posting you just press attachments and then load your photo ( less than 500kb) from your computer files.
It would be good if you join The 289 Register and enjoy the other benefits like local meetings and magazine.
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Edelbrock Performer erratic water temperature
Replies: 34
Views: 1229

Re: Edelbrock Performer erratic water temperature

I don’t see that it makes any difference providing you check that if the pressure cap is fitted to the header tank then it has the two piece disc which allows the water in the overflow tank to be sucked back in. The other point to remember with the Edlebrock manifold is that if you drive slowly in a...
by peterc
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: In TKC magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: In TKC magazine

Well done Nige. Shame they spread the main piccy over two pages otherwise an excellent read.
Again you make it sound so easy to - just cut this and just add that.
From the forum postings we know how big a job the hardtop was.
Peter C
by peterc
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Edelbrock Performer erratic water temperature
Replies: 34
Views: 1229

Re: Edelbrock Performer erratic water temperature

Clive. Despite the close proximity of temp sender and water outlet from the stat they are not in the same chamber. Water from all cylinders travels to the rear of the manifold before turning 180 and back to the front with the enlarged cavity for the stat. Stuart the only reason I would consider bloc...
by peterc
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Edelbrock Performer erratic water temperature
Replies: 34
Views: 1229

Re: Edelbrock Performer erratic water temperature

Hi Tony, Welcome to the Edlebrock Rover inlet manifold cooling problem club. I cannot explain why some owners have apparently no issues and I ( and now yourself ) have this over heating issue. It is true the the temperature sender sees the hot water from No2 cyl before the stat sees the hot water fr...
by peterc
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Optic rally....for your enjoyment....
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Optic rally....for your enjoyment....

Excellent.
Surprising number of Cobras.
Peter C
by peterc
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Engine Oil for Rover engines
Replies: 29
Views: 3531

Re: Engine Oil for Rover engines

Reminder guys we are being specific about the Rover lump. I can’t speak for the Ford. One of our members has bitter experience of using a more modern oil in his 5.2 Rover and since my initial enquiry there have been many references that have extolled the benefits of the mineral oil with added zinc. ...
by peterc
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Engine Oil for Rover engines
Replies: 29
Views: 3531

Re: Engine Oil for Rover engines

And don’t take Mr Halfords advice and use 10-40 semi synthetic. It never ceases to amaze me the differing advice being given by alleged experts. Shows the importance of the likes of the forum and get real advice from users. Having realised rather late on that the mineral 20-50 is better and importan...
by peterc
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: FIA Boot lid swap?
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: FIA Boot lid swap?

And I’m sure he would make a very neat job of it too.
Peter C
by peterc
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Dash layout
Replies: 17
Views: 978

Re: Dash layout

The are of course differing opinions on exactly where each switch should be as the car changed over the years plus owners did what they wanted. My main problem was getting a rotary action wiper switch. I used a TR item and modified it to loose the washer portion. Knobs are available on Ebay from Ash...