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On that ebay item, I wonder, what happened to the two metal straps that secure the access panel to the air box. The straps should be riveted to the carb face of the box and have a rolled edge that contains the cylindrical nut on the lower strap to meet with the three-inch screw coming through the upper strap. These securing straps and cylindrical securing nuts probably will be the differentiating mark between original and copy.

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Hi CanamBob,
Very interesting thread, thanks for that
When ever you are willing to make more and sell them please ket me know your price. I am very interested.
I do have an engine I am building at the moment.

Thanks.
Happy Motoring

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Bob,
No one answered your original question. I'm interested, depending on cost. Send me a PM.
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Still waiting on price quotes

Thanks to everyone that has responded. I am still waiting for a detailed quote on the price. The fabricator just reorganized his shop and has had some delays. He promised to get me prices this week. For all of you that have been involved in restoration you know that craftsmen can't be rushed.

I am also searching for the a proper rubber or silicon sleeve to connect the snout to the airbox.

Bob

1965 RHD GTA Corsa Ex Horst Kwech 1966 Trans-Am and B-Sedan Champion
 

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I am also searching for the a proper rubber or silicon sleeve to connect the snout to the airbox.
Depending how much of a perfectionist you are, using sheet rubber cut to the correct size and using rubber cement or whatever else works for vulcanizing/fusing the butt ends will provide a correct looking rubber sleeve with the exception of the seam (can face to the bottom). Another solution is a motorcycle tire tube, though the material is thinner than the original piece.
 

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The air Box Straps

Bob or others, can you tell or show more about the straps. They look alot like the stap that holds on the coolant over flow tank on the 1750 and 2000 series chassis.

Is each stap 2 piece or one piece? about how long?

cioa

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There are two straps, one forward one aft, with each strap coming together on the side of the airbox facing the RF inner fender, that secures the access cover. The upper end of the strap, holds the head of the long screw. The lower end of the strap holds the horizontal, cylindrical brass nut into which the long screw is fitted.

I havent looked into my airbox for quite some time, but isnt there a short curved aluminum tube, about 15mm in dia, that acts as a vent for the rear-most carb?

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There are two straps, one forward one aft, with each strap coming together on the side of the airbox facing the RF inner fender, that secures the access cover. The upper end of the strap, holds the head of the long screw. The lower end of the strap holds the horizontal, cylindrical brass nut into which the long screw is fitted.

I havent looked into my airbox for quite some time, but isnt there a short curved aluminum tube, about 15mm in dia, that acts as a vent for the rear-most carb?

David
David you didn't quite say it but " There are two straps, one forward one aft, with each strap coming together on the side of the airbox facing the RF inner fender, that secures the access cover" and each strap is made from one piece of metal??? Correct?? Not counting the fasteners.

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David you didn't quite say it but " There are two straps, one forward one aft, with each strap coming together on the side of the airbox facing the RF inner fender, that secures the access cover" and each strap is made from one piece of metal??? Correct?? Not counting the fasteners.

regards

Ken
Bob Lee e-mailed these Pics to me, showing that "each" strap is a pair, from 2 strips of metal. So very similar to the later coolant tank straps. More on that later.

Ciao

Ken
 

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Here are some pics of the Coolant resevoir clamps, less fastener.

Details: loop end piece about 9-1/4" overall length, other piece about 8-7/8" OA, both 3/4" wide, 4 spot welds at each over lap.

My sence is they are too short to be used as is for the GTA Aluminum box as is even if the end configurartion is right, but someone can let us know.

FWIW

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Bob,

This is a fantastic project, and I would also like to know what the price and avaiability will be. Does anyone have information on the curved air horns needed to fit these boxes?

Dave Anderson
 
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