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  1. Sodium cooled valves are still made for certain racing applications. Although modern metallurgy has provided other solutions for adequate exhaust valve life in road use sodium cooled valves do run cooler and can be made lighter. 4 valve cylinder heads make everything easier on the exhaust valve: two smaller valves are much easier to keep cool than one big valve.
  2. This bit is all that you need to paste into your post. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/81312740931127 Everything that follows is redundant; just the stuff that their search algorithm needs/ produces Also true for Autotrader, Gumtree etc
  3. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/runway-model
  4. Another brown 3500S £4500 near Severn Bridge. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/475897493620208/
  5. Sadly not Jota powered - Laverda 4x4 https://www.autoexclusive.it/en/scheda/auto/Laverda/4x4/IQ905
  6. https://www.autoscout24.com/offers/others-others-sunbeam-rapier-fastback-gasoline-brown-2bd4b3c0-8c70-ee5b-e053-0100007f8663?cldtidx=8&cldtsrc=listPage&searchId=266329127
  7. Most desirable mini variant on the whole internet - Midas - automatic! No possibility of rust and no need for three feet. Doom blue Needs carpet https://www.autoscout24.com/offers/others-others-gasoline-blue-fd6235b6-95d2-f61e-e053-0100007f18f9?cldtidx=12&cldtsrc=listPage&searchId=575065889
  8. Pffftt, this is all you need. https://www.autoscout24.com/offers/others-others-ford-fiesta-gasoline-white-484d15b8-72c4-ea71-e053-0100007f6386?cldtidx=6&cldtsrc=listPage&searchId=2058062546
  9. God is selling his shopping-car. https://www.autoscout24.com/offers/de-tomaso-longchamp-5-7-v8-2-2-gasoline-beige-ccc42ac0-8ae6-d521-e053-0100007f4d17?cldtidx=3&cldtsrc=listPage&searchId=1874293176
  10. Tanzania https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_Tanzania
  11. I got through a couple of sets of the recommended oem tyres on my MR2, I don’t remember what they were, (Yokohama or Bridgestone) but the internet was then full of warnings about how I would die if I drove an MR2 on any alternative tyres. Eventually I got pissed off with their short - much less than 10,000 mile - life and got a set of Continentals fitted. Much better in every way to drive and wear rate much, much better.
  12. ^^^This - my Ambassador was a bit noisy at an indicated 100mph but felt as planted as a Hydropneumatic Citroen on a windy motorway.
  13. To help their rich mates get richer. Money-wanking scum-suckers.
  14. This is nice in a day-van sort of way. Low miles and petrol power. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/van-details/202105092392620
  15. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184827458046?hash=item2b089331fe:g:4soAAOSw3gFgl-Nn
  16. ^^^This. DTI is the way to go. Weld whilst it’s on the hub and measure. Run out?, true up, weld, check, true up, weld...
  17. We had a lot of these at my last (final - hooray) job. Very usefull, well thought of and made a proper truck noise but I wasn’t allowed a drive because they were 4wd and auto which made them 8 tonners. https://www.aronline.co.uk/commercials/light-commercials/the-trucks-leyland-roadrunner-leyland-daf-45-1984-to-1993/
  18. Yes, that would be rather fun to try, 3 short branches and one long and curly branch. Reminds me of when Dad welded up a one-to-six side exhaust for his Zephyr 6 and was then disappointed by the lack of go and throbby sound. Took him ages to find that he had coincidently broken a sparking plug insulator and it was running on just 5 cylinders.
  19. The fundamental reason is because the two front cylinders fire 360 degrees apart, as do the two rear cylinders. This means that the two left / two right cylinders each fire 180degrees / 450 degrees apart. No other firing order is useable with a flat-4. As installed in the car a flat-4’s exhaust headers are usually of unequal length ( because the front cylinders are further away from the silencer than the rears) and therefore the time taken for the pressure pulse to travel to the exhaust exit is not equal for each cylinder. Hence the burble. VW beetle is an extreme example of this w
  20. Perhaps it is converted from a 2200? SD1 engine and box, aftermarket air filter housing and, presumably, carbs. Also a back-street sunroof but mainly the car is in Ulster which must deter a lot of British Rover buyers.
  21. When I was very young I was fascinated by the double boot handles on these. I like the blue, but the gloss-paint interior is a bit dissapointing. £2750, “drives it home” https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233989258084
  22. You can repair that T ended bolt. Clean the threads, and then with nuts on the thread to protect the thread, straighten with hammer, vice, pliers etc. then make a new end for the strap from a bit of mild steel. Measure the exact length and then make a template from something like plastic sheet first. Copy the template into steel. Only needs snips, drills and a file. Cut the broken end of the strap and join the new bit on with several small pop rivets or nuts/screws. Just like fitting a buckle to a leather belt really. That filter is actually a screen to keep debris out of the pump
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