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    Could be John. We did look for vacuum leaks. We...

    Could be John. We did look for vacuum leaks. We didn't take the manifold off but that is probably the next stage. Checked vacuum and it was about 7, quite cammy, so who knows! We sprayed around the...
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    Yes, thought that was a possible cause, had them...

    Yes, thought that was a possible cause, had them all out and checked but none were rubbing. Really frustrating! Checked everything on the top end without taking the inlet manifold off. Decided to run...
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    Agreed. We tried adding more shims to see if that...

    Agreed. We tried adding more shims to see if that would stop the squeak but it didn't! I thought it sounded like a slightly tight valve. As you can't adjust anything my thought was effectively...
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    EBay shop called Freedomleather. Loads of...

    EBay shop called Freedomleather. Loads of original FE stuff. Great service and good quality.
    I have original 427 rocker shafts, they are heavy duty and cast iron not the aluminium found on a lot of...
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    Confession! They are stock images (because I...

    Confession! They are stock images (because I forgot to take pictures of mine!). But, they were indeed as good as those. Like new.
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    Update on my earlier post re oily plugs one side....

    Update on my earlier post re oily plugs one side. Got the long fingered drip trays from California yesterday so today fitted them to the rocker assembly. The power of the internet! 1964 vintage parts...
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    I loved my FE when it was cammed right up but you...

    I loved my FE when it was cammed right up but you are spot on, total pain in traffic! I got fed up of having to stop it on the handbrake in order to keep it running! Those LS engines are so good and...
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    650 cars!!!!! Blimey. Not just me keen to get out...

    650 cars!!!!! Blimey. Not just me keen to get out and about then!!!! Let’s hope the weather improves.
    See you on 6th Paul. Looking forward to it
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    Spetchley Park 6th June

    Anyone interested in meeting up for this one?

    Tickets still available https://www.wheelsonwednesday.co.uk/ (note, next weeks meet sold out pretty quickly)

    It's a great meet in a beautiful...
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    So many options! Do your research before you...

    So many options! Do your research before you jump. Here is a top end kit from Summit https://www.summitracing.com/parts/edl-2098 purporting to get your 350 to 410 hp. A lot depends on the state of...
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    What David said! In my view you will get less...

    What David said! In my view you will get less hassle and more reliable miles doing it 'properly'. You would also have a more enjoyable drive with more torque low down. Just my view......
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    Yes, heads not too bad, cam a bit trickier but it...

    Yes, heads not too bad, cam a bit trickier but it should be possible, depending on the room you have in the front to pull the cam. As others have said, you need to work out what you want to do and...
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    How about this for an escalating approach? A cam...

    How about this for an escalating approach?
    A cam
    A cam and heads
    A cam, heads and inlet manifold
    A cam, heads inlet manifold and carb
    All of it plus a decent ignition system
    Engine out and...
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    It’s quite a long run for me but I have...

    It’s quite a long run for me but I have purchased a ticket and as long as the weather is good I shall give it a go.
    More keen than ever to make the best of my car!!
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    Excellent! That’s progress.

    Excellent! That’s progress.
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    Just to highlight Caffeine and Machine appear to...

    Just to highlight Caffeine and Machine appear to have tickets/spaces available for Sunday afternoon if anyone is interested (weather expected to be dry). I have booked 12.30 to 3pm.
    Chris
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    Could be. They have a rubber bush inside with a...

    Could be. They have a rubber bush inside with a stainless sleeve, you probably know the sort. Do you think that's too much/too stiff?
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    A fillet would have worked but I am happy with an...

    A fillet would have worked but I am happy with an angle grinder in my hand!! It keeps the body as it should be. Only took 5 minutes to cut it out, I am hoping an hour to get it back!!!!
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    Bugger! Tried the rear clip this afternoon and as...

    Bugger! Tried the rear clip this afternoon and as I suspected the chassis is too long! The MK3 body is obviously a big longer. So I needed to cut off the rear end. I will have to work out a way to...
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    They look good and lots of positive feedback but...

    They look good and lots of positive feedback but it seems not available for the FE any longer! Shame. I've got it all going again for now. Will be interesting to see how it fairs. I have tried a...
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    I’ll give these FelPro metal cores a chance...

    I’ll give these FelPro metal cores a chance then try something else if they don’t work! Never had a problem in ‘the old days’. Stuff just isn’t made like it was any more!!!
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    I've seen a lot about those 'print o seal'...

    I've seen a lot about those 'print o seal' gaskets. Mine were the usual 90145s though. Not really sure why they would be leaking but I think (hope!) they were. There was certainly a lot of oil on...
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    I've pulled the intake manifold and renewed the...

    I've pulled the intake manifold and renewed the gaskets. For some reason I was getting oil on the plugs on one bank. When I pulled the intake I could see oil on top of the valves. Could be valve...
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    Well the plan is for a JPS themed livery. No...

    Well the plan is for a JPS themed livery. No chrome as such, but decals in the spirit of the Lotus Cosworth of 1972. Nothing really to do with GT40's but of the period and 'different'. So many Gulf...
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    Kev, yes, I have the Weiand that was on the 302...

    Kev, yes, I have the Weiand that was on the 302 with the GT40. Single plane but might be of use. I also do have the old Holley 650. It would need a full rebuild and is missing the jets ('cos I used...
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