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Postby rsk289 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:09 am

Hi all,

I hope it's OK for me to join this forum - please say if not!
I'm a bit of a fraud, as my Mustang is a '68 FB with a stroked 351W, T5 etc. However I do own a K-code engine. It's fitted in a '65 AC Cobra 289, and is a 5-bolt block with an aluminium-case T10 behind it. I'm running an Autolite 4100 with Autolite hipo distributor, original heads but a Compcams 271 solid lifter 'modern' cam. The car is just finished (or as finished as they ever are). The knowledge on this forum is very helpful, having already given me a lead on an idle timing issue. There's more expertise here than I can find on any of the Cobra forums!

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Re: New member

Postby JPhil » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:42 am

Welcome Roger.
Post up some pictures, we'd love to see the beasts! 8-)

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Re: New member

Postby rsk289 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:11 am

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Re: New member

Postby C6ZZKGT » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:53 am

Welcome aboard and congratulations on mastering the application of photos to this site.

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Re: New member

Postby C6ZZKGT » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:59 am

This is the first time that I have seen a picture of a narrow bolt pattern aluminum case Ford T10. I thought that they were only on the later multiple bolt pattern Ford T10.

You did an excellent photo set on the issue with the later shorter fork from the pivot to the throwout bearing as opposed to the correct early longer fork.

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Re: New member

Postby rsk289 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:02 am

C6ZZKGT wrote:This is the first time that I have seen a picture of a narrow bolt pattern aluminum case Ford T10. I thought that they were only on the later multiple bolt pattern Ford T10.

You did an excellent photo set on the issue with the later shorter fork from the pivot to the throwout bearing as opposed to the correct early longer fork.

-Fred-


Yes, that's a T10L aluminium case for Cobra, narrow-pattern bellhousing. And you won't believe what hassle that fork gave me - I kept assembling the short one and thinking, 'if I fit that, the bearing's going to fall off inside the bellhousing', but nobody could advise me on why. I didn't know the earlier fork was longer - luckily I found someone with a NOS one which I managed to get which solved the problem.

You wouldn't be 'Fred' from the old Mr F's fomoco forum, would you, by chance?

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Re: New member

Postby C6ZZKGT » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:13 am

rsk289 wrote:
C6ZZKGT wrote:This is the first time that I have seen a picture of a narrow bolt pattern aluminum case Ford T10. I thought that they were only on the later multiple bolt pattern Ford T10.

You did an excellent photo set on the issue with the later shorter fork from the pivot to the throwout bearing as opposed to the correct early longer fork.

-Fred-


Yes, that's a T10L aluminium case for Cobra, narrow-pattern bellhousing. And you won't believe what hassle that fork gave me - I kept assembling the short one and thinking, 'if I fit that, the bearing's going to fall off inside the bellhousing', but nobody could advise me on why. I didn't know the earlier fork was longer - luckily I found someone with a NOS one which I managed to get which solved the problem.

You wouldn't be 'Fred' from the old Mr F's fomoco forum, would you, by chance?

Roger (UK)


Now I just learned something new on the T10L transmission as I have never run into one. I just rebuilt a T10M for a 65 Shelby guy in northern California a few months ago. Now I understand the difference between the T10L and the T10M.

No I am not that Fred and I am unaware of the forum you are mentioning. Is that a good or bad thing that I am not that Fred?

I have a couple of good used versions of that fork and I have sold several in the past to alleviate the situation that you had.

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Re: New member

Postby C6ZZKGT » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:15 am

Maybe it is a problem with my computer but for some reason some of your pictures appear to be reversed as the steering wheel is on the wrong side. :)

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Re: New member

Postby zray » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:23 am

C6ZZKGT wrote:Maybe it is a problem with my computer but for some reason some of your pictures appear to be reversed as the steering wheel is on the wrong side. :)

-Fred-


When that happens to me. I also see double double of everything everything. .

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Re: New member

Postby rsk289 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:29 am

No, the steering wheel is on the right side. Well, it certainly isn't on the left...

The Mustang's is on the 'correct' side, though. That photo was taken at this year's Classic Le Mans race meeting - the '68 is a real favourite for driving in France on long, empty roads with the wheel on the 'correct' side!

Neither good nor bad for not being that 'Fred'. All Mustang 'Freds' are bound to be great guys. If you have a fork for sale, please let me know, I'd like another as I'm planning to build another unit up...
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Re: New member

Postby C6ZZKGT » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:40 am

rsk289 wrote:No, the steering wheel is on the right side. Well, it certainly isn't on the left...

The Mustang's is on the 'correct' side, though. That photo was taken at this year's Classic Le Mans race meeting - the '68 is a real favourite for driving in France on long, empty roads with the wheel on the 'correct' side!

Neither good nor bad for not being that 'Fred'. All Mustang 'Freds' are bound to be great guys. If you have a fork for sale, please let me know, I'd like another as I'm planning to build another unit up...


Yes, I can spare one of these early forks so just please send me an email.

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Re: New member

Postby pony65k » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:44 pm

Hello Roger, welcome aboard.

That's some mighty fine toys you have there. That Cobra is stunning. Nice to see a car with the steering wheel on the correct side for a change :D

Yeah, Fred is one of the good guys. I got a few parts from him, so you'll have no issues.

That's odd. The first time I clicked on the first link an album came up, now it's only one photo. I think my morning coffee hasn't kicked in yet :?

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Re: New member

Postby cobraboy » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:07 am

Well I am only 6 months late with the welcome :D
Hi Roger !!!!!


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Re: New member

Postby rsk289 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:46 pm

Hi Mark! And happy Christmas!!
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