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Hello all,

Thanks to "Ratt" pulled out two engines and swapped a very nice used engine into my 72 car this weekend

(the tri colored: orange, white and green - Hurricane [Go Canes!])

In any case, I'm looking to buy a stock 2BBL Solex

air cleaner housing with mounts. Anybody switch to a

K&N and have one laying around?

Also, I only have an ignition key for the 72, thus

NO trunk lock key. You know it, while putting on

a new trunk lid it was locked when it got closed.


Anyone have any advice about getting access to the trunk? I think I recall some sort of technique with a 2X4 and hammer.

Thanks, Jerry

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My first 2002 had gotten hit in the rear and was not repairable. My trunk latch didn't work so I would routinely hit it with a hammer to open it. It really doesn't take much force at all.

I would use a pine wood (soft) 2x2 or 2x4 on end, on top of the lock pushed in, and wack it with a hammer. The force should be enough to jolt it but not dent it. It would probably help if you had a partner slightly pulling up on the lid to help in the release.


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