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I baught mine used and they must have forgotten?

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go to your local hardware store and buy a piece of 1/4" threaded rod, cut it to length and you're all set. Get a wing nut to go with it while you're at it. I've been looking for a real cool wing nut to replace my "hardware" variety so if you find a source, clue me.

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You can stop by Home Depot and get a 1/4" threaded bolt with a wingnut as the bolt head! They have in with the trays of specialty bolts 1/4" threaded "bolts" with wingnuts. It's what I used!
 

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Thanks guys figured ACE Trip!
 

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I used the FORD logo'ed wing nut from FRPP on my Oval...so if you just gotta have the Ford wing-nut that comes with the cleaner I think I can find it and send it your way.
 

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Umm this is a very sad subject for my build. I used the home depot or Lowes threaded rod with a 1/4-20 nut on it snugged tight then the cobra oval covers on top of that sandwiched with the 2 cobra cap wing nut thing on the very top...

Look ooooh so good on the maiden voyage and ran like a champ for 125 miles. Then just like a baseball bat to the head the engine made a terrible racket and died on the way home.

It was fugly, thats a real bad word on front of Ugly. After a few seconds of observation I realized the nice new oval air cleaner on top of my nice new 427w was wobblin around. Yup that 5 cent friggn nut worked lose and ended up in cylinder number one cracking it.. Urgh Not happy but heck that was 4 years ago and I am almost over it thanks for bringing it back up..

Lesson: For God sakes man but a freakn jam nut for that threaded rod.. or a gallon of loc-tite..

good luck and speed on!
 

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Umm this is a very sad subject for my build. I used the home depot or Lowes threaded rod with a 1/4-20 nut on it snugged tight then the cobra oval covers on top of that sandwiched with the 2 cobra cap wing nut thing on the very top...

Look ooooh so good on the maiden voyage and ran like a champ for 125 miles. Then just like a baseball bat to the head the engine made a terrible racket and died on the way home.

It was fugly, thats a real bad word on front of Ugly. After a few seconds of observation I realized the nice new oval air cleaner on top of my nice new 427w was wobblin around. Yup that 5 cent friggn nut worked lose and ended up in cylinder number one cracking it.. Urgh Not happy but heck that was 4 years ago and I am almost over it thanks for bringing it back up..

Lesson: For God sakes man but a freakn jam nut for that threaded rod.. or a gallon of loc-tite..

good luck and speed on!
 

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Cap,

I sold you the filter and oval piece. The black all thread rod and nut should have been taped in a bag to the inside of the aluminum base.The plastic ring should have been in it's own bag.

- Jim
 

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Hey Joe, good advice for all of us. A simple jam nut is cheap insurance and as one who has experience with that sort of thing (stupid nephew), I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It'll completely ruin your day and your engine.

Tom
 

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Great advice consider it done!
 
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