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    Thanks been on phone to AK mounts ordered

    Thanks been on phone to AK mounts ordered
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    Engine mounts and fuel pump wires

    AK Gen 2-3 questions
    I’m swapping my engine to a Chevy

    Chevy engine mounts, which mounts do I fit to the motor to line up with AK mounts (gen 1 has different mounts to gen 2)?

    Which leg of...
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    I tried the Europa hood on an AK It needs to be...

    I tried the Europa hood on an AK
    It needs to be 2” wider and 1 to 2” longer
    The frame fitted great with a little tweek to spread the base of the frame 2”
    I’m fitting GD side screens as...
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    Good effort and now you have your fix it list, so...

    Good effort and now you have your fix it list, so a direction to focus efforts at
    Next time 👍
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    At least now you have a to do list that’s worth...

    At least now you have a to do list that’s worth the fail
    Now you have a direction to aim in for a pass next time 😎
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    I had a similar issue with my AK airbag column...

    I had a similar issue with my AK airbag column collapsible top
    I got a Mono one and re pitched another set of holes to allow fitting to the boss
    The wheel was very close to me but no rules to...
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    Update I built an AK gen 2 in one year and one...

    Update
    I built an AK gen 2 in one year and one week (800 man hours) to passing IVA for £18923.50
    I’m starting my second season of trouble free driving and enjoyed every second of the build ...
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    Update the fix didn’t last a year after being...

    Update the fix didn’t last a year after being on the road and the horns not working again
    The BMW slipper ring wiring just isn't up to the job 😔
    Any other suggestions🤔
    Wireless Bluetooth...
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    A bit of a late reply But NATS official drone...

    A bit of a late reply
    But NATS official drone app puts Stoneleigh under the control of Coventry air traffic control so permissions would be needed from them
    Without that they are looking to make...
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    My body has a slight miss alignment It appears...

    My body has a slight miss alignment
    It appears to be when the inner tub was bonded to the tub
    It now shows up with the gaps between wheels and arches on the rear being different one side to the...
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    AK kits are like Airfix kits they just fit...

    AK kits are like Airfix kits they just fit perfectly together out of the box
    Enjoy your build
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    I swapped a xflow to a Duratec in a Westfield 5...

    I swapped a xflow to a Duratec in a Westfield 5 years ago
    I took it to my local MOT test station and they were happy to look it over and write me an engineers report on headed paper confirming the...
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    Having seen them do the checks last year, they...

    Having seen them do the checks last year, they seem to messure vertical separation only.
    I had to fit some home made pads to reduced the gap below 25mm, but mine were seat mounted
    At other test...
  14. Thread: Heater mods

    by Pickmaster
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    I blocked both as didn’t want a possible fail...

    I blocked both as didn’t want a possible fail for the sake of 30 minuets extra work
  15. Thread: Ak newbie

    by Pickmaster
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    Welcome from another AK customer

    Welcome from another AK customer
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    What 12mm hole? My car has the new handbrake mod...

    What 12mm hole?
    My car has the new handbrake mod and it was a bit confusing to fit as I was trying to follow the old instructions in the manual
    But once I’d ignored the manual everything went to...
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    On and off at about 93 if memory serves me right ...

    On and off at about 93 if memory serves me right
    A probe in the top hose pushed into top corner of radiator
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    I’m running 2 x 12” fans on my 5.0 V8 with no...

    I’m running 2 x 12” fans on my 5.0 V8 with no overheating issues at all
    I did have one fan come off motor shaft and with only the 1 remaining 12” it was heating up a bit in traffic till I got...
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    John at S&J as above sorted out my mirrors and...

    John at S&J as above sorted out my mirrors and latched
    IVA passed in February OK
    They aren’t in the internet but only a phone call away 👍
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    I got mine out I removed water pump and...

    I got mine out
    I removed water pump and camchain cover on my Pontiac lump in an AK
    I did buy and use an engine leveler bar to help alignment and tilling of engine
    So much easier with one
  21. Thread: IVA Passed

    by Pickmaster
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    Well done 👍

    Well done 👍
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    I think I need one of them too Give me a shout...

    I think I need one of them too
    Give me a shout when your doing a run
    If I haven’t made one by then
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    I have similar issues Living down a track I need...

    I have similar issues
    Living down a track I need extra clearance
    I think I put too much preload on springs so backed them off a bit
    I’ve gone from dampers on 7 clicks recommend start point to...
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    I just went to the local farming hydraulics...

    I just went to the local farming hydraulics suppler to get them made
    Normally the larger pipe is the return pipe
  25. Back to the side pipes I fitted these and...

    Back to the side pipes
    I fitted these and everyone loves them
    https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/cobra-side-pipes-exhaust-142mtr
    £720 👍👍👍
    My car passed its IVA test this year with...
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