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Steve V8

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  1. Send us some pictures of your knob. Here's mine. I've just replaced my shiny knob with an original leather one, the lever and gear knob are bonded together and come as one assembly on the V8 this may not be the case with the earlier Stevens cars but worth checking out.
  2. Hydro dipping transfer is now available in chrome, so if those reflectors are removable they can be recoloured with a bright chrome film.
  3. Please elaborate... You hold some diverse and interesting points of view, who are these people, and what is their agenda?
  4. Thanks @marchI'll take a look, not something I'd considered.
  5. I Not at all Martin, I see you are from London, your view is probably hugely fashionable there, as it would be in Scotland. The problem seems to be most of our broadcasting associations and media are based in London, most of our MP's live part time work and socialise in London, but London does not share the opinion of the rest of the country, we the majority outside the M25 are sick to death of hearing the doom and gloom, Brexit car crash, off the cliff, do or die propaganda coming from within the capitol every day. Please take a look at the voting map of the UK to see the huge proportion of the country that voted to leave, those MP's who represent that huge proportion should do so, and if they have lost their careers and salaries for refusing to uphold a referendum result, then that's the least they deserve. Let me give you another example of how out of touch London is with the rest of the country... Anti semitism within the labour party, that was headline news for weeks, as if it were the end of the world. Being from outside London it means absolutely nothing, I don't think I've ever even seen a Jew let alone needed to hear about anti semitism every day.
  6. My mid life crisis has decided it needs a Range Rover... For use as a daily driver / company vehicle, to get to those hard to reach jobs in isolated places during the winter months ect and also as a Chelsea tractor for the wife to ferry around our new granddaughter and associated baby manoeuvring equipment. There seems to be a few on here with the knowledge on what problems to look out for, which models to avoid ect, I'd obviously be needing a V8, preferably petrol, anything from 2000-2010, any advice muchly appreciated.
  7. Absolutely ridiculous, another example of an elected representative of the people misusing the powers entrusted to them by their electorate. I'm disgusted by the arrogance of these self important, self centered people, yes people is all they are, in many cases not very bright, I'll informed, and so far up their own asses that they forget those of us who put them where they are. It's just laughable to hear these cretins speak of democracy whilst changing the rule book to undermine a democratic vote. DEMOCRACY IS DEAD
  8. I know on a restomod there's no such thing as supposed to be, but the top of the gearlever gaiter normally goes over the lever inside out to hide the unsightly top edge.
  9. It's just a peice of rubber...order a piece of rubber matting on eBay for pennies and practice cutting circles with a sharp knife.
  10. Why not.? You would need to look hard to tell the difference between a good quality carbon fibre effect wrap and the real thing, also if you didn't like it you can peel it off again.
  11. Well something obviously does, 1.2 bar is a big difference. I cant see that valve lift/duration would make any difference at compression test engine speeds.
  12. Not at all John...I just don't don't have the mathematical skills to create an equation to prove the density of a compressed gas compared to an uncompressed gas within two specific cylinders taking into account bore and piston stroke within those cylinders...or I would
  13. We're in the UK John, but ship our carpets worldwide if you get no joy stateside.. Regards Steve
  14. The amount of charge within each of the smaller V8 cylinders is substantially less. 2200cc ÷ 4 = 550cc per cyl 3500cc ÷ 8 = 437cc per cyl A smaller charge then compressed to within 1/9th of its original size will create a higher pressure.
  15. Hi Lars, you can see that those seats are different not only in colour but also design, the seat cushion between the bolsters is noticeably wider on the cut down one, so as @skiing has said, you may have one US and one EURO seats. Notice also the differences in the stitching on the backrest cushions, a wide cental band on one, narrow central band on the other.
  16. Look how the new bi- coloured badge pops. I reckon they plan to illuminate it on the new gen cars.
  17. Just pull that Japanese rubbish out and drop a Lotus 918 in there.
  18. I tip my hat to Russell Carr and the design team at Lotus...has there been some kind of divine intervention from the tips of those Hethel pencils? With the Evija we have witnessed a huge leap forward in hypercar and automotive design, I haven't been this exited (and shocked) about a car since they unveiled the Lamborghini Countach 48 years ago. Well done Lotus/Geely you are now the benchmark.
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    Well done Steve, It may be the coil loosing it's efficiency rather than your tastebuds, I replace mine every two weeks.
  20. Need I say more....
  21. Are we talking about the little carpet cover attached to the left wheelarch with velcro?
  22. You stingey old bugger...let him have one of them Esprits.
  23. The early V8s had an issue with premature intermediate shaft bearing wear, at some point during 97 the front bearing was changed from ball to roller type, the front cover bearing housing was also altered to accommodate the smaller 50mm O/D roller bearing. With an overhung shaft driving two cambelts it's critical not to overload the bearing by over tensioning the belts. As far as bearing life goes, my early V8 engine @43k is out for its second replacement set of IS bearings.
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