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    I have used bycycle cable for the kick down...

    I have used bycycle cable for the kick down throttle cable on my R15 auto, has worked fine for years.
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    Very nice.

    Very nice.
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    My 17 TS never runs the fan unless it has been...

    My 17 TS never runs the fan unless it has been worked very hard, and I mean very hard, or you let it idle for 20 - 30 minutes. Given there is an oil cooler as well they are generally cool running...
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    For general running with a standard radiator mine...

    For general running with a standard radiator mine tends to run on the thermostat temperature. Does that mean the thermostat is open or partially closed. Don't know. Only on the track ( when driven...
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    Payment in kind?....Maybe....maybe not.

    Payment in kind?....Maybe....maybe not.
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    He just goes where the money is. You need more...

    He just goes where the money is. You need more money:D
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    I did look but I took photos I'll email them...

    I did look but I took photos I'll email them later.
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    I'll check tonight.

    I'll check tonight.
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    John I checked the measurements again on the out...

    John I checked the measurements again on the out side and they are the same as the drawing. Just the locations in my drawing were a bit out.
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    Ok Shoji. I have taken photos but they may not be...

    Ok Shoji. I have taken photos but they may not be much use. However I have done a drawing with measurements on it. From what I remember when fitting the 365 to my R12 G replica I welded some angle on...
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    If no one answers by the morning I'll put mine on...

    If no one answers by the morning I'll put mine on the hoist and take a photo. I take it your fitting a 365 or similar. Bit more difficult with the gearbox in though. Also want a photo of the linkage...
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    Like the wheels on the car next door. Is it a...

    Like the wheels on the car next door. Is it a BMW? Photo 2.
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    Probably right. My R17TS (with factory oil...

    Probably right. My R17TS (with factory oil cooler) rarely has a temp more than the thermostate temp of 83 degrees. Not sure what it would be without it. The fan doesn't come on unless I let it idle...
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    All that pipe work looks complicated and...

    All that pipe work looks complicated and expensive. Oil pressure isn't that high. The original oil cooler and filter has rubber oil hose with normal clamps. Why the complication and cost?
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    All 17's with fuel injection were fitted with an...

    All 17's with fuel injection were fitted with an oil cooler and external oil filter mount, that is both 17TS and Gordini. The later phase 2 Gordini had a carburettor and I assume no oil cooler. But...
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    If you have an original radiator the screw holes...

    If you have an original radiator the screw holes are already drilled. Even the R15 radiator has the holes for the cooler. My two 17 TS's and Gordini have an oil cooler? There used to be a generic oil...
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    I'll try and remember to take one tomorrow if one...

    I'll try and remember to take one tomorrow if one doesn't appear in the mean time.
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    What! Never!

    What! Never!
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    Both of my Australian R17's originally had concav...

    Both of my Australian R17's originally had concav lights. So did my pommie 17G. One still has the original lights. Normal 5 and a quarter inch sealed beams fit in. I fitted a high and dip beam in...
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    Plus packing and freight. Thats over $10,000 I...

    Plus packing and freight. Thats over $10,000 I would think, just for an engine.
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    Very neat, Did your car ever have the Australian...

    Very neat, Did your car ever have the Australian (also on Californian cars ) rubber covers over the instrument shields? Or have you just removed them?
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    Shoji my local exhaust shop built a complete 2...

    Shoji my local exhaust shop built a complete 2 inch system including two mufflers and the engine pipes as well as a flexible piece that R17TS/G have and a joiner at the end of the engine pipes so as...
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    Do they still do that these days or is it...

    Do they still do that these days or is it something from the past?
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    Have you renewed the link rubbers as well?...

    Have you renewed the link rubbers as well? Although usually they make a clunk rather than a sqeek when they are worn. A squirt of brake fluid on the rubber where the sway bar goes or silicon spray...
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    A relay to run the fan as they draw a fair amount...

    A relay to run the fan as they draw a fair amount of current. The original 17TS/G allows the fan to continue to run even when the ignition is off until the thermo switch turns it off. My R15 had a...
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