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    A standard paperclip is a good gauge. If you...

    A standard paperclip is a good gauge.
    If you unfold a paperclip you should be able prod it between your starter teeth and your flywheel teeth.
    If you can't your clearance is too tight. The Real...
  2. Thread: Heater

    by incey1966
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    I think AK now offer a fiberglass heater box if...

    I think AK now offer a fiberglass heater box if you don't want to fabricate anything..
  3. Pete, What boots did you use? I was planning...

    Pete,

    What boots did you use?
    I was planning to use something like these which clearly state that they can touch exhaust headers...
    ...
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    Cheers Chaps, My heater hose has arrived so...

    Cheers Chaps,

    My heater hose has arrived so I'll stick it on before dropping the body on.
    I've removed the SS covering. Was actually pretty easy but it was a nice hot day. I'm sure this helped....
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    AK Polo Heater hoses

    I am about to do the final fit of my body.
    I was wondering do I need to fit the heater feed pipe to the polo heater before the body goes on?
    It looks like it would be tricky to get at once the...
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    Can you send me a pic please. I'll pm you my...

    Can you send me a pic please.
    I'll pm you my email.

    Cheers

    Mike.
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    Thanks for the pic Steve. Most helpful..

    Thanks for the pic Steve.
    Most helpful..
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    Are the nudge bars sold? If not i’ll Take them....

    Are the nudge bars sold? If not i’ll Take them.
    Cheers
    Mike.
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    AK Boot Gas Ram Brkts

    I'm in the process of fitting the AK boot gas rams.
    The brackets supplied are are about 6 inches long.
    i.e the bit that is meant to be bonded to the underside of the boot.
    When you offer the...
  10. Thread: Gas Rams

    by incey1966
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    Gas Rams

    I’m about to fit my gas rams.
    The AK method is to use rivets to attach the brackets to the bonnet/boot.
    I was just wondering if people have used other methods to attach them like rivnuts or...
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    Hi Pete, That sounds serious... What's...

    Hi Pete,

    That sounds serious...
    What's happened ??
  12. Sorry Sion, I did manage to sell the pump..

    Sorry Sion, I did manage to sell the pump..
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    I've used plexus MA 300 to bond big heads to the...

    I've used plexus MA 300 to bond big heads to the body and they are not coming off.
    I was planning on using it on the AK boot brackets.
  14. Thread: Bonnet Locks

    by incey1966
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    Non Taken, I must admit it does seem like...

    Non Taken,

    I must admit it does seem like it would be a bit of a daft thing to do.

    The only scenario I could come up with, is someone fiddling with bonnet locks while your bonnet is...
  15. Thread: Bonnet Locks

    by incey1966
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    Cheers Chaps, I will fit the extra long ones...

    Cheers Chaps,

    I will fit the extra long ones...
  16. Thread: Bonnet Locks

    by incey1966
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    Bonnet Locks

    I’m about to fit my bonnet locks.
    I’m using the S&J ones and I was going to use the extra-long cams as I believe they give a neater installation, as you can hide the brackets under the...
  17. Thread: Air filter

    by incey1966
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    I have just put the K&N on mine also because of...

    I have just put the K&N on mine also because of bonnet clearance.
    I found some calcs to work out the filter area required for a 383.
    It worked out at around 2 ¼ inches so the K&N should be fine.
    ...
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    Not necessarily. I used the following page to...

    Not necessarily.
    I used the following page to calculate my required filter size.

    https://www.onallcylinders.com/2013/11/27/match-air-filter-size-engine/

    It was smaller than I thought. Allowing...
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    Sorry, Your air filter base. Mine is quite...

    Sorry, Your air filter base.
    Mine is quite heavily dropped around the carb (bonnet clearance).
    So I had to modify it to clear the throttle mechanism. Only by a couple of mm.
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    I bought one of the Chinese ones from Ebay. I...

    I bought one of the Chinese ones from Ebay.
    I was a bit dubious but quite pleased when it turned up.
    Well made from billet aluminum. I just went for the plain ally finish.
    Fits a holley perfectly....
  21. Thread: IVA pass

    by incey1966
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    Congratulations Pete...

    Congratulations Pete...
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    I think the idea is to have a coarse filter...

    I think the idea is to have a coarse filter before the pump to protect the pump and then a finer gauge filter closer to the fuel rail/carbs to protect those.
  23. Thread: AK Glovebox

    by incey1966
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    Thanks Andy, That’s very useful info.

    Thanks Andy,

    That’s very useful info.
  24. Thread: AK Glovebox

    by incey1966
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    Cheers Chaps, I'll give it a go and glass it...

    Cheers Chaps,

    I'll give it a go and glass it from the back.
  25. Thread: AK Glovebox

    by incey1966
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    AK Glovebox

    I would like to remove the glovebox from my AK dash.
    I'm no fibre glass expert but can anyone recommend the best way to fill in the hole.
    I'm not sure whether to bond something to the back of the...
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