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They break your heart when they're no longer with us but as painful as it is you're forever grateful they were in your life & eventually memories of them will warm your heart.

My ol' boy Buzz the nightmare

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Already had about 8 L of engine oil but Repco has an EOFY sale
So I think I might be right for awhile !!!!!


So a couple months ago found this guy making copies of the STARR airbox.
Ordered one a couple of weeks ago.
It turned up this arvo.




So pretty much looks like I'll end up going the STARR stuff with the 355 build.
Yes it's limiting but is going to be a street car /cruiser.
Might do the drags a few times for fun and see how it/me goes.
Am leaning towards overkill on the bottom end so can step up top end if want.

Anyway the manifold I have heard of a guy/business in VIC that does extrude honing $1k plus postage =fxxxk.
Am contemplating cut base off , port runners and then get welded back up ( I don't think my TIG would cope and I'd rather pay ).
Get it ceramic coated , make a steel oil splash tray ( hoping you can seal so no oil gets to the bottom of the manifold and can then stick one of these heat blankets to the under side of the manifold.

Anyway =the airbox wasn't cheap , seems pretty good quality.
He only primed it and left the clips off as I'm undecided but leaning towards painting the lid in the Maloos body colour.

I do have a question ? as there's no mounting holes for the box itself and it can't just sit there.
Hoping @EYY chimes in , I'm sure I've read where he has a genuine one.
 

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Anyway =the airbox wasn't cheap , seems pretty good quality.
He only primed it and left the clips off as I'm undecided but leaning towards painting the lid in the Maloos body colour.
Yes!
Definitely colour matched to the body.
 

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Already had about 8 L of engine oil but Repco has an EOFY sale
So I think I might be right for awhile !!!!!


So a couple months ago found this guy making copies of the STARR airbox.
Ordered one a couple of weeks ago.
It turned up this arvo.




So pretty much looks like I'll end up going the STARR stuff with the 355 build.
Yes it's limiting but is going to be a street car /cruiser.
Might do the drags a few times for fun and see how it/me goes.
Am leaning towards overkill on the bottom end so can step up top end if want.

Anyway the manifold I have heard of a guy/business in VIC that does extrude honing $1k plus postage =fxxxk.
Am contemplating cut base off , port runners and then get welded back up ( I don't think my TIG would cope and I'd rather pay ).
Get it ceramic coated , make a steel oil splash tray ( hoping you can seal so no oil gets to the bottom of the manifold and can then stick one of these heat blankets to the under side of the manifold.

Anyway =the airbox wasn't cheap , seems pretty good quality.
He only primed it and left the clips off as I'm undecided but leaning towards painting the lid in the Maloos body colour.

I do have a question ? as there's no mounting holes for the box itself and it can't just sit there.
Hoping @EYY chimes in , I'm sure I've read where he has a genuine one.
I still have mine - it’s at my parents place, I’ll be there over the weekend. Will take some pics and post them
 

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Yeap @Deuce 99% sure , semi gloss black for lower part ( in and out ) and inside lid and then body colour for outer of lid with the 5 lower strips at the forward inboard corner and lettering possibly the same gray as the rocker , fuel rails and throttle body covers. See how my mediocre painting skills go !

Was only going to look how fits and then go and order a pod filter and some sort of intake tube.

That plan went out the window !!!!!!!

How it sat in position on the 3 mounting studs

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Way too high = of course !!!!!
Lots of dirt on bonnet and guard = it's been sitting !!! With no cover on ( should wash and put cover on ) even though have decided to repaint = couldn't tell you when that's gonna happen.


A bit of a brain fart yesterday= it has to get bolted down = can't just bounce around.
SO picked up holes = and it's bolted down.

Sits better


Still not perfect ( don't have one of those borescope cameras = I need one ) so can't be 100% but think the front corner of the bonnet was still sitting a few mm high.
Could remove or cut insulation bonnet blanket =but not a fan of this idea.

This is where it all went pear shaped grrrrr !!!
Gotta love workin on / moding older cars

Got 2 of the studs undone but outboard 1 sheared off so now ( I gave up today ) need to drill easyout maybe even grind the base plate off .
Now I need another = for original/return to standard if required !
They are 2 separate studs on plates bonded together with a rubber insert to allow a little flexibility ( understandable as intake tube/rubber clamps to the airbox).
For the Starr will need 3 bolts/washers and and some thinner rubber .
Airbox can be more ridged mounted as intake hole is way bigger and will seal with a flexible foam around intake tube /filter==hopefully !!!!

Thanks @EYY much appreciated = as above some progress but would still appreciate photos especially of clips holding lid on/down ( I can't see any joy in trying to clip up 3 of them.
Also photo of intake hole and dimensions would be great .
This one is 110mm on the lower ( horizontal )( can trim a little ) and 124 vertically ( at it's lowest= don't know even if that's possible = as depends on where clips attach and hold ).

Figure on putting /attaching /gluing a flexible foam around = allow movement but restrict intake tube/filter and have airbox more solid mounted.
Would like to glue some rubber or foam around either bottom or lid but don't know whether that will work as =some is very tight.
 

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Clips are very weak and only work on spring tension - they’re not actually over centre clips (no real force holding the lid down - just holds the lid in position).

The only thing you need is a little bit of foam on the intake pipe hole to prevent any rubbing and to keep hot air out of the airbox (wishful thinking lol). You’d rigid mount the airbox, run flexible ducting through the intake to your pod filter which is rigidly mounted to the body (make a bracket for the filter that picks up off the airbox mounting studs).
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Thanks @ EYY , mine looks almost the same. He did say he made molds/plugs off an original.
He's supplied the same sort of clips , drilled off ready to install after I paint but 2 of them are in different locations.
As I said ones at the very front so really can't see how would clip up when in position.
I will probably move these two to where the intake tube goes threw , same as yours.


Edit: OK I just looked at mine again and rivet hole spacings.
Forget that moving 2 of the clips
While the clips look the same I think the lower half is taller than the originals ( just guessing off pictures views of rivet spacing ). Guess I'll sort something out.
 
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