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    Thanks Jon, useful advice re plasticine. I was...

    Thanks Jon, useful advice re plasticine. I was hoping someone would have a similar set up, but as you point out, too many variables. Had a look at the link to the holley filter. I am planning on...
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    AK gen 1 air filter advice

    I am almost finished rebuilding my Ford 302 as a 347 stroker and looking for advice as to the largest K&N filter I can fit under the standard bonnet. I am running a vac secondary Holley with manual...
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    Gav, try Birchills in Walsall. I used to buy lots...

    Gav, try Birchills in Walsall. I used to buy lots from them when I was self employed. They sell large rolls of top quality acoustic wadding, also stainless steel wire wool. If you wrap a thin layer...
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    Thanks Mitch. I will be buying the McLeod clutch...

    Thanks Mitch. I will be buying the McLeod clutch and will just have to play around with master cylinder sizes if it turns out to be too heavy. I think I have a .700" master cylinder I can try again.
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    Hi Mitch, is your cover the diaphragm type? I...

    Hi Mitch, is your cover the diaphragm type? I have tried various master cylinder sizes to try and get a light action and still release properly, but ended up going back to the recommended .750"...
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    Ford 302 McLeod clutch cover

    I am appealing to anyone who has used a McLeod 360048 diaphragm clutch cover on a Ford 302. I am currently rebuilding the 302 engine from my gen 1 AK to a 347 stroker and for obvious reasons, need to...
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    Filter still available if anyone is interested?...

    Filter still available if anyone is interested? Far superior in flow terms to the folded paper type and can be cleaned and re-oiled rather than replaced. I will ebay it if no interest. Cheers, Mick
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    K&N Air Filter Element New

    I have a new K&N filter element to fit the oval cast aluminium cobra air filter 1.75 inches in height. It has been fitted and the engine has been run, but has done zero miles and is as new. I think I...
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    Thanks to you both. I'll be giving them both a go.

    Thanks to you both. I'll be giving them both a go.
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    Insurance recommendations

    Can anyone recommend an insurance company or broker that will insure my car pre IVA based on the VIN number? I have been with Adrian Flux for two years and was due to IVA at the beginning of this...
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    Thanks to all who replied to my post and for the...

    Thanks to all who replied to my post and for the advice. I have ordered an engine load leveller and will be doing some prep work next week with a view to removing the engine/gearbox in one. I am...
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    Thanks to all who replied. I take Tinka's point...

    Thanks to all who replied. I take Tinka's point about it being worth the trouble to leave the gearbox in place. I think I will pull it out in one piece and look at machining up a cap to replace the...
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    IVA cancelled and engine out question

    My car is a generation 1 AK with ford 302 and getrag gearbox. I have engine problems as the engine misses badly under load and gets worse as it gets hotter. I also have crankcase fumes venting from...
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    Thanks. The speedo is one of my worries. I will...

    Thanks. The speedo is one of my worries. I will take the instruction sheet with me and I've calibrated it according to my calculations, but I don't even know if it works yet! I will remind myself on...
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    Thanks Ken. I want the car to pass but if it...

    Thanks Ken. I want the car to pass but if it doesn't I will just have a few things to sort out. I appreciate your words of encouragement. The battery drill I hadn't thought of. Cheers Mick
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    IVA looming, advice needed

    Hi Guys, with my IVA test looming, less than one week away now, I am going over the AK and adding extra cable ties and tidying things up, sorting minor fluid weeps and so on and trying not to panic....
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    Mark, my gauges are Smiths electronic traditional...

    Mark, my gauges are Smiths electronic traditional style. They have radiused bezels, minimum 2.5mm radius or they have to be recessed below the surface of the dashboard. Mine had traditional 'V'...
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    Mike, thanks. I'm hoping this is the case. You...

    Mike, thanks. I'm hoping this is the case. You would think the powers that be would sort it out, it's quite clear in the manual, but doesn't agree with the test requirements? Mick
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    IVA booked!

    Guys, after many years, my IVA test is now booked for the end of April. Lots of things to whittle about such as, will it get there, will my speedo work, will it piss down all the way to Beverley (no...
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    I don't understand why you would want to replace...

    I don't understand why you would want to replace a Ford engine with a Chevy? You could use both the driven plate AND the cover plate, but the chevy flywheel would need drilling and tapping to suit...
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    Alan, I have had the engine running before but...

    Alan, I have had the engine running before but previously with a different intake manifold. The manifold on now is brand new and was fitted with new gaskets, I need the engine running to check for...
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    I don't know anyone with an AFR gauge and I'm...

    I don't know anyone with an AFR gauge and I'm guessing they use a lambda to read the fuel/air ratio? I have taken the carb off tonight and I have a phenolic 1" spacer fitted, which I am going to lap...
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    Image wheels for AK

    I have already posted about IVA help, but what I need to know is, do I have to have a receipt for the purchase of my wheels? I bought my wheels from Image but I paid cash and got a very good deal at...
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    Hi Alan, I rebuilt the carb, it is second hand as...

    Hi Alan, I rebuilt the carb, it is second hand as it came with the engine. It was cleaned out thoroughly with carb cleaner and all parts jets, needle valves, diaphragms etc., replaced as part of the...
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    Thanks Roger, I will have a look.

    Thanks Roger, I will have a look.
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