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  1. #11
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    Useful bellhousing that as you can access the clutch and centre bearing via the bottom plate which is removable.
    Yes, an FE is tight in a Dax but doable. My engine virtually touches everywhere! I even had to trim the inner skin on the bonnet to clear the air cleaner. Getting the exhausts out is a trial as well!
    The modern small staters are a godsend.

  2. #12
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    Indeed - the only place I have any room is up front, where (especially in a standard chassis) there would be acres of room.. well, relatively speaking!
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  3. #13
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    Aaron,
    Do you have extended foot wellls? I have on mine which intrude into the engine bay. The back ports on the heads of my Cleveland are a tight squeeze.

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    Like this!
    Back as far as it can and still allow the oval air cleaner to fit (mind you, any further and number 4 and number 8 exhausts would be inside the cockpit!) Fits exactly heightwise, air cleaner barely clear of the bonnet and the bellhousing just about able to clear a speed bump. No tolerance at all. This is in an early DAX chassis.


    This is quite an old picture actually. I have since taken the choke towers off the carbs, put 'new' (as original 6090D) heads on it, new expansion tank and cleaned it all up a bit. Used an acid wash to clean the inlet manifold and it came up really well (as you can see it needed it).
    Getting the headers out is a pain, especially on the drivers side, where you have the starter and the steering. As for getting the starter off, I highly recommend a removeable panel in the drivers footwell otherwise it is hell!
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    Dax with 1964 Dual Quad 427 and Toploader box

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    Chris,

    I like the twin carbs and red colour covers look.
    Photo is very low resolution (11.4 KB size of a postage stamp so cannot zoom in on the headers lol
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  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon1d View Post
    Chris,

    I like the twin carbs and red colour covers look.
    Photo is very low resolution (11.4 KB size of a postage stamp so cannot zoom in on the headers lol
    Sorry about the pic. For some reason I cannot upload the picture in a decent format. The original is wider too and shows the fit better. If you want to see it just PM and I'll email instead. No idea why it's being a pain. Better still I'll take a more recent one showing the tidying up with the new heads etc!!
    Dax with 1964 Dual Quad 427 and Toploader box

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon1d View Post
    Chris,

    I like the twin carbs and red colour covers look.
    Photo is very low resolution (11.4 KB size of a postage stamp so cannot zoom in on the headers lol
    Try this

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    Dax with 1964 Dual Quad 427 and Toploader box

  8. #18
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    Thanks Chris nice photo. It can be challenging to upload photos.

  9. #19
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    Thanks Chris

  10. #20
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    Bloody hell, there really is not much room left in there! Well at least you can't drop a spanner down the side of it. And I thought mine was looking like a tight squeeze!

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