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Old 25th February 2011, 03:54 PM
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Great news Dave

Sounds very promissing indeed .... Gonna help with some clearance issues that's for sure

I eagerly await a photo of the fitted bonnet
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Old 3rd March 2011, 04:08 PM
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Well sorry to everybody that is waiting to hear about how the new bonnet fits, I have knackered my back so have not been able to get in to the garage.
Those of you that have attempted to fit the DOHC engine will know that the cam covers, distributor, fuel pressure regulator, plenum and cam cover breather all get in the way of a standard bonnet. I can confirm that the new bonnet gets around all these issues except the plenum. The plenum is so far back and comes 125mm from the mating face of the engine block so for any bonnet to completely miss it the bulge would have to be absolutley huge. It does however make modding it much easier as it is only the very top bit that would have to come off. My mod (see www.deepfolly.co.uk) allows the bonnet to fit perfectly, I think the bonnet looks great. I will be taking some photos soon, sorry again for the delay but I hurt. A lot.
I will take some measurements so that I can confirm that a DOHC + MT75 will fit under the bonnet if the same measurements are adhered to. Will put them here as soon as I have them.
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Old 3rd March 2011, 06:26 PM
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Smile Get well soon Dave

Sorry to read that you are crook Dave

Been a martyr to those kind of problems for years & know how you are feeling mate

Hope you are back on your feet real soon
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Old 3rd March 2011, 08:37 PM
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Enoch,we have had the bonnet on a Zetec and there is a fair amount of room underneath it,Spud did have a quick look and may give you a better idea.
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Old 3rd March 2011, 09:36 PM
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Cheers Ronnie. It's a times like this that self employment doesn't seem like such a good idea
I am sure the Zetec fits very comfortable as will a good sized v6 or V8 I reckon. It's just that bloody sticky up plenum chamber on the DOHC that's teh nightmare. A plenum mod is actually quite easy to do so it's certainly not all bad news. The bonnet looks fantastic and it does get over nearly all the clearance issues with ease.
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