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  1. Philm
    05-21-2017 07:29 PM - permalink

    I'm still working on the 468 that I run in the hydroplane. I've stepped it up some by adding some timing (38* Total now). The result is that it's building enough horsepower to drive the boat the whole time.

    I've discovered yet another weak link in the 385 armor. The oil drain back paths.

    The block has been modified with two returns from the valley to the chain case area. I also installed the top end oil restrictors call out by Ford. Still pooling oil in the head/valve cover area.

    So now I'm installing two -12AN external return lines to drain oil back to the pan.

    I spoke to the original builder at Kenitics in Detroit. He said that they also found that there simply wasn't enough oil return to the pan (it's a dry sump system) and that they also installed two external oil drains.

    I'll post some photos when I get the whole thing back together.

    Love reading your responses....they help a lot.

  2. sooboy
    05-07-2017 08:57 AM - permalink
    Damm Randy,are you still kicking?I see you havent been on in a long while.Hope all is well.
  3. supervel45
    03-21-2016 11:03 PM - permalink

    Any idea what size carbs these are, and can you tell if this intake is a cJ port by the picture?
  4. BigBlocker0248
    01-15-2016 10:08 PM - permalink
    Hey Randy, I added as much possible info as I could to my thread "Help Choosing A Camshaft!!!" Hopefully this helps and you can help me out too. Thanks bud!

  5. William-in-Atlanta
    09-03-2014 09:56 PM - permalink
    Randy, I need a set of cam bearings you mentioned in a previous post. I need one wide one for the front and standard for the other four. And I need to know how to pay you.
    I am in Saint George Utah.
  6. rmcomprandy
    02-18-2014 09:18 PM - permalink
    I use a small drill mindex from a 360 drill to a #80 drill and find out what size it is ... then I go 2 or 3 though larger.
    02-18-2014 02:08 PM - permalink
    Randy, you had mentioned this:

    "Down low with the lean response is simply that the off-idle system is not rich enough and opening the idle feed restriction about 2 or 3 thou usually cures the problem." in this thread about my edelbrock carb.


    Do you happen to know what size drill bit I should use for this? I do not have the means to measure what's there, nor do I have the means to figure out what size bit would be 2 or 3 thou larger. Richening it way up really woke it up and I may try hitting the idle feed restrictions w/ a drill bit for one last shot at it. I appreciate the help for sure.
  8. 429TORQ
    01-11-2011 07:34 PM - permalink
    Thanks for all the good advise with my engine. Who do I talk to about grinding my camshaft and how do I get the wheels turning on it? thanks! Josh
  9. performen460
    12-03-2010 08:50 PM - permalink
    hi randy, this is dan, tim's lenards friend in ludington im looking for a 4.0 v6 for a 02 explorer wondering if you got a good spot to go for either a low mileage used or a remanufactured long block i haven't had any luck up north thought i might have better luck down by you .

    dan sanders

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