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    Chassis’ in order BEST TO WORST

    Gee Whizz Howard, I'm 70, you really ruined my day.... :cool:
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    IT LIVES....

    I went to the Teretonga event yesterday, This car cleared out and ran away from allcomers-( very mixed bag of sports cars )- did not get to meet the new owner ( my fault-wrong place at right time etc) Also bumped into Brian for a quick catchup, his car is performing well & he is obviously...
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    SLC 24 Howard Jones

    Have you got a short 3/8"unc bolt in the hole at front of block that goes thru to the mechanical fuel pump pushrod, that could be your oil leak. Try a bit more or less toe in at front to see if it kills the vibration.
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    IT LIVES....

    Correct Russell.
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    IT LIVES....

    Looks like it did get out on the track, photo credit to Gary Talbot.
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    IT LIVES....

    Many of our more enduring members will be interested to know that both Russ Noble & his car are alive & kicking. Russ called in for a cup of coffee & a chat last week while following the Formula Ford Series around the south Island of NZ and yesterday a good friend of ours posted a photo of his...
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    Experiences with wheel bearings and retaining compound

    No circlip or loctite on front wheel bearings of that type that Ive encountered in the past 55 years of twisting spanners, cups always require a light press fit.
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    Experiences with wheel bearings and retaining compound

    I would suggest that whomever made the hubs has machined them to wrong dimension, that brg cup should be a light press fit. You may be able to save it by machining it use a bearing for same shaft size & larger O.D. & width as long as it does not weaken the hub at that point.
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    Source for pre 1975 302 blocks

    Well too much and the torque that comes with it might be a bit tough on the trans axle, common sense & a light pair of driving shoes will help with that.
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    Source for pre 1975 302 blocks

    You could extend your search to include the 351w engine, it was used by Alan Mann & Mirage at various events. Fits in the time frame emissions wise being built from 1969 onward. Gets you 49 cu in for free!
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    Big Block vs Small Block

    Period correct for a MK2 would seem to dictate a FE of some description preferably with one or two 4bbl's, .... next question? Why does everyone need a 427-or larger, plenty of other capacity options out there particularly with smaller bores that are less prone to problems later on from coe...
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    Big Block vs Small Block

    And what transaxle are you going to choose, pray tell,??? And why go iron block FE when you can get an alloy FE block & heads that will weigh about the same as an iron SBF combo and make lots more Torque to break the T/A with or be like Kirby Schrader and drop an ex Nascar engine in it, they...
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    Supervan

    You could suggest that about most cars featured on this website..
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    GT40 Manufacturers

    Some might debate that 'some' of the recent builders tubs are not 100% original spec, when reverse engineering and with the equipment available now its easy to see room for improvement, from what I've observed on the forum I think a short list in no particular order it would be GOX, Gelscoe...
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    J9, formerly J7A

    Good question about the J7 Ive asked the same question about the J7 & one that I have yet to be given an answer with some substance. I think the guy with his back to camera & has taken his shoes off to stand on sponson might be Steele Therkelson ( spl?. This pic is in the 'Shelby GT40 book by...
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