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  1. I have now replaced my knackered leads with 10mm...

    I have now replaced my knackered leads with 10mm "Formula Power" high performance leads,and protected them with DEI high temp protective sleeving , and re-routed them down and under the manifold...
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    I have not had much time to work on the cobra...

    I have not had much time to work on the cobra since my last post, due to all my spare time being used up sorting out on-going issues in the care home my mum is now in and clearing her house of...
  3. I also have exactly the same setup as you Pete,...

    I also have exactly the same setup as you Pete, where my leads run horizontally over the manifold and have all slowly been fried, and two of which were so brittle ,they had actually cracked clean...
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    Cheers Paul

    Cheers Paul
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    SBC rocker cover bolts

    Hi All, what size bolts /thread size , are used to hold the rocker cover down on a SBC engine . My engine was built by Mike Huddart, and currently had threaded studs one side and allen key fixings...
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    Hi Dek, did the loctite stop the oil coming up...

    Hi Dek, did the loctite stop the oil coming up the threads and have you got away with doing one bolt at a time .
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    The first web site i found yesterday explaining...

    The first web site i found yesterday explaining how to test the coil on a MSD HEI street fire dizzy coil ,had diagrams and advised to check the primary by putting test probes across the...
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    Thanks Paul, i will give them a call. Sound s...

    Thanks Paul, i will give them a call. Sound s like i can replace just the coil,hopefully they are not too expensive.

    Do you know how my engine is even running ,with the secondary reading open...
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    Thanks Dek ,Paul ,and yes agreed , a vacuum...

    Thanks Dek ,Paul ,and yes agreed , a vacuum gauge would come in very useful . Alan also advocates me fitting one, so i will definitely stick that on my "to do list". Not sure whether to mount it...
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    I marked the position of dizzy to inlet manifold...

    I marked the position of dizzy to inlet manifold , with a couple of small indentations on the dizzy and on the inlet manifold ,using a centre punch.Then tried rotating the dizzy and it was rock...
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    My AK sailed through its MOT this morning and now...

    My AK sailed through its MOT this morning and now has fresh oil and filter and as all the grease points are at the back end of the car and my ramps are not wide enough for the rear tyres, I got the...
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    I don’t think my engine “run on” is being...

    I don’t think my engine “run on” is being caused by too high a tick over setting, as my engine ticks over at roughly 600 rpm, albeit a bit lumpy, but I was told by a vehicle tech once that all...
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    Stroked SBC timing advice.

    Hi All, my Huddart built sbc seems to be lacking a bit of power and around one in ten times ,when the engine is hot ,it tries to run on for about 2 seconds after I have switched off. Also now and...
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    Thanks for the heads up Myles.

    Thanks for the heads up Myles.
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    Alan has got me thinking about trying "Dowty...

    Alan has got me thinking about trying "Dowty washers" " first , as it would be simpler and if that dont work , i will use 577 too.
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    Hi Alan, if you mean those metal washers with...

    Hi Alan, if you mean those metal washers with rubber inserts, I did think about using dowty washers, but wasn’t sure if they would crush and deform ,and let the oil seep past, whereas Loctite all...
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    Sorry Dek, only just seen your reply. Last year...

    Sorry Dek, only just seen your reply. Last year when I first wanted to do this, I asked the Loctite technical department for advice on what to use in this situation and as previously advised by Lee,...
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    Agreed it would be time consuming replacing the...

    Agreed it would be time consuming replacing the gasket, or in my case scraping of all the gasket sealer. My inlet manifold gasket isn’t causing any problems, i am just getting small amounts of oil...
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    Fill gap to reduce slack and decrease slip,...

    Fill gap to reduce slack and decrease slip, clever that ,thanks. :idea:
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    Some are helpful, but i know what you mean:)

    Some are helpful, but i know what you mean:)
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    OK, thanks for confirming what they are called....

    OK, thanks for confirming what they are called. All my small sockets that size are 6 point ,so it looks like i need to go buy me a rack of small short reach 12 point sockets .
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    After a long hard run, i am getting a tiny ...

    After a long hard run, i am getting a tiny amount of oil working its way up a few of the bolts and accumulating underneath the carb, in the valley on top of the manifold. I just want to remove the...
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    Bolt head identification help

    Hi all, I want to buy the correct type/size of socket to be able to remove the bolts holding down the inlet manifold on my Mike Huddart built SBC. Could someone please confirm what type of bolt heads...
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    Cost for Zircotec to ceramic coat my two SBC...

    Cost for Zircotec to ceramic coat my two SBC Stainless Steel tubular manifolds would be a whopping £ 571 in total, which is way more than I expected, and I am not prepared to pay that much, so as...
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    While I was conducting air flow tests using an...

    While I was conducting air flow tests using an air velocity meter borrowed from work, to see how various aperture sizes on different grills restricted the amount of air passing through, before I...
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