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by jamesmacv8
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars
Replies: 73
Views: 28108

Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Any more feedback on this Consultation? - Is it still possible to construct a Cobra and have the MOT test based on age of the engine for emissions or is this a thing of the past?
James
by jamesmacv8
Tue May 02, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ingliston Revival
Replies: 1
Views: 1677

Ingliston Revival

Any 289's going to Ingliston Revival 13th 14th May?

James
by jamesmacv8
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Ford 302 Block Age
Replies: 23
Views: 10520

Re: Ford 302 Block Age

Roger, I have measured the bores (3 positions for "out of round" and top(just under lip), middle, bottom for "taper"). Results below: max. measured diameter = 4.0074" (No 3 cylinder) max. taper = 0.0059" (No 5 cylinder) max. out of round = 0.0035" (No 8 cylinder) Not as bad as I thought, with respec...
by jamesmacv8
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Ford 302 Block Age
Replies: 23
Views: 10520

Re: Ford 302 Block Age

Roger, I have taken note of crank storage, seen that before somewhere! I'll be measuring the bores properly soon, so will let you know, but I fear that I require a bore to +30. In the meantime, this may be a silly question, but what is the blind tapped hole for next to the casting number on the 289/...
by jamesmacv8
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Ford 302 Block Age
Replies: 23
Views: 10520

Re: Ford 302 Block Age

Thanks Roger,

For interest, here is the block/crank after Soda Blasting - a very effective cleaning process!
289 05.jpg
289 03.jpg
289 04.jpg
Cheers,
James
by jamesmacv8
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Ford 302 Block Age
Replies: 23
Views: 10520

Re: Ford 302 Block Age

PS - Monroe's book or the George Reid book, does not go into enough detail about this, just mentions that there are various types of cam plate. Judging by my research it's ok to remove, as long as the correct cam plate is fitted - I.E. one with the extra lug with the oil groove going to the hole and...
by jamesmacv8
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Ford 302 Block Age
Replies: 23
Views: 10520

Re: Ford 302 Block Age

Roger - I'm assuming it's the same Roger :-)

Here is the link:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/119417/t ... plate+lube

James
by jamesmacv8
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Ford 302 Block Age
Replies: 23
Views: 10520

Re: Ford 302 Block Age

Thanks for the info. guys - I guess it's a case of gathering as much information/certification as possible to put a good case forward regarding block age. On another note - I notice that the small 1/4" oil passage hole behind the 289 Cam Plate is plugged, so I assume oil is fed to the thrust plate f...
by jamesmacv8
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Ford 302 Block Age
Replies: 23
Views: 10520

Re: Ford 302 Block Age

I have a question regarding IVA smoke test. I plan to fit new aluminium heads - will this have any influence on an IVA tester or is it only the block casting number they look for? (in my case C5AE 6015 E). I have managed to source a very nice 1965, 289 unit (std. bore, +0.010 crank). I have stripped...