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Postby dursleyman » 03 Nov 2014 14:24

Just packing a fresh air plenum to send to a fellow member and noticed I have two different shapes. Both have the over-centre clips but the profile of the "bulge" is different. Does anyone know why?
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Postby Peter Nuss » 03 Nov 2014 14:25

Top one is for a fuel injected car. Bottom Carbs.

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Postby dursleyman » 03 Nov 2014 20:42

Peter, thanks but that suggests I have three injected ones and one carbs. That seems unlikely here in UK where we mostly have TR7's on carbs?

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Postby FI Spyder » 03 Nov 2014 22:13

OK I couldn't resist this one so I had to get off my butt and go downstairs and check it out. I knew the the FI and carb plenums are different but wasn't sure why although I had my suspicions which proved true. I have a '79 carb and '80 FI car. Although the top one seems to have a rounder bump that is likely just the lighting. The bumps are the same shape. The FI plenum bump is shifted to the right/extended (when on the car) to make clearance to the bonnet latch which is shifted to the right. The body has two cut outs to aid in release of the latch when the release cable breaks, one regular (carb) position and one to the right to match the shift in latch position. The '79 carb car has just one cut out as they were all carbs then.

The top one is indeed an FI plenum. I suspect the reason you have three in the UK (baring someone bringing in a batch of US cars) is that they used what ever was handy on the production line. Wouldn't be the first time.

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Postby trsforever » 04 Nov 2014 00:21

Hi Russ, just checked mine, '81 DHC looks like the top pic, and '78? FHC looks like bottom pic but is the flange different on that bott one or is it the angle its resting at?

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Postby dursleyman » 04 Nov 2014 09:31

No, all the edges/flanges are exactly the same on both, its just that bulge which is a different shape.
I kind of suspect its just as FI Spyder suggests that they just used whatever came to hand on the assembly line.

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Postby mb4tim » 04 Nov 2014 11:42

The one in my 81 FI was a bit ill-fitting. Slight "modification" with a BFH was the business of the day.

I thought about moving the latch and the catch, as it looked like it could easily be done with the existing holes and captive nuts on the fire wall and the hood/bonnet. But, the hammer was easier, and much more fun.

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Re: Fresh Air Plenum

Postby bertric » 27 Oct 2019 14:37

Does the person who posted the picture of the fresh air plenum, still have anymore for the Fuel Injected type? I am in need of one.

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Postby dursleyman » 29 Oct 2019 15:58

bertric wrote:Does the person who posted the picture of the fresh air plenum, still have anymore for the Fuel Injected type? I am in need of one.

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Sorry but I am going to have to cut/modify one to make it fit with my new engine so need them at the moment.
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Postby XSeries » 29 Oct 2019 20:35

I discovered that I have an early hand-made modified one - will try to add a picture! It is only when it is off the car that one notices the differences.

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