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Forum: Engine Tech 03-30-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By SPLUHAR
I had a rod knock in a Mitsubishi 4cyl that...

I had a rod knock in a Mitsubishi 4cyl that eventually exploded the piston and put a hole in the block. The sound of it was much quicker then, for example, a lifter tick, because it would "knock"...
Forum: Engine Tech 03-25-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By SPLUHAR
I own a 1976 Ford Elite. It came stock w/ a low...

I own a 1976 Ford Elite. It came stock w/ a low compression 400, 2bbl carb, single exhaust. The best I got was 14 on the highway @ 70 mph, with the stock 2.75 rear.

Now it has a 71 429, ported...
Forum: General Tech 03-20-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By SPLUHAR
Any kind of quick wear is from the tire dragging...

Any kind of quick wear is from the tire dragging on the road, weather going straight or going around a curve or turn. Camber isn't going to cause quick noticeable wear unless the camber is...
Forum: General Tech 03-20-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By SPLUHAR
What parts were used for the disc brake swap?

What parts were used for the disc brake swap?
Forum: General Tech 03-19-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By SPLUHAR
Check your own alignment. Use a framing square...

Check your own alignment. Use a framing square and a tape measure. Park on a flat surface. Measure out to out of front and rear of front tires. The difference is your toe in or toe out. To check...
Forum: Engine Tech 03-06-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By SPLUHAR
I will be installing windstar fans - 2 speed...

I will be installing windstar fans - 2 speed primary and a single speed secondary fan (for when ac is on). I'll probably put the secondary on a toggle switch.

...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-28-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By SPLUHAR
I cut them into my d0ve's with a hacksaw (short...

I cut them into my d0ve's with a hacksaw (short strokes) and a hand file. I put 2 per chamber, pointed at the spark plug. I also polished the chambers (w/ a dremel). Stock 429 un-machined short...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-25-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,431
Posted By SPLUHAR
Carefully check what you ordered. If they are...

Carefully check what you ordered. If they are listed for Ltd or Galaxie as well, they will not fit the Torino/T bird/Montego frame. These mounts are not available new anymore, although Crites has...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-24-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By SPLUHAR
Are you sure it's not leaning out (fuel related)?...

Are you sure it's not leaning out (fuel related)? Bad filter or wrong secondary jet size? Not enough fuel pressure?
Forum: Engine Tech 02-19-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By SPLUHAR
I absolutely love my quadrajet. It beats the...

I absolutely love my quadrajet. It beats the krap out of my edelbrock 1407, which I had to richen up a lot on primary and accel circuits, in all out performance, driveability and mileage.

I paid...
Forum: Engine Tech 01-09-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By SPLUHAR
Make sure that you don't have a fuel leak!

Make sure that you don't have a fuel leak!
Forum: Engine Tech 12-26-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By SPLUHAR
http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1619...

http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?t=161906
Forum: General Tech 12-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By SPLUHAR
Around town I get between 6 and 8 lol. ...

Around town I get between 6 and 8 lol.
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Forum: General Tech 12-16-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By SPLUHAR
Finally got my Cliff Ruggles spec'd Quadrajet...

Finally got my Cliff Ruggles spec'd Quadrajet carb on, and dialed in. 71 429, home-ported stock valve d0ve's, performer intake, custom spacer/adapter (1 1/2" tall), Crane Powermax 272 cam, stock...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-20-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By SPLUHAR
add hardened seats to those d0ve's

add hardened seats to those d0ve's
Forum: Engine Tech 11-20-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,768
Posted By SPLUHAR
it should probably take at least 20 or 30 lbs...

it should probably take at least 20 or 30 lbs just to budge them, and go up from there. seat pressure should be up over 70 per inch and all the way open should be close to 200 (assuming old springs,...
Forum: General Tech 11-06-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By SPLUHAR
Wheel adapters/spacers? ...

Wheel adapters/spacers?
...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-30-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By SPLUHAR
X2. With a very mild cam and home ported stock...

X2. With a very mild cam and home ported stock valve heads, I had to richen my 1407 up a lot, everywhere, to get it in the ball park.
Forum: Engine Tech 09-26-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,487
Posted By SPLUHAR
Or settle on what you can find as you can find it...

Or settle on what you can find as you can find it and as you can afford it. Be prepared to spend quite a few years tracking down pieces at the price you're willing to pay. Be prepared to rebuild...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By SPLUHAR
I run d0ve heads w/ stock 429 flat tops. I...

I run d0ve heads w/ stock 429 flat tops. I smoothed out the chambers with a dremmel and cut in 2 singh grooves into each quench pad with a hacksaw blade and a file. no pinging any where at 4500...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-24-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By SPLUHAR
http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1455...

http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?t=145510
Forum: Engine Tech 09-09-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,884
Posted By SPLUHAR
I help a friend out with his lightning sprint...

I help a friend out with his lightning sprint car. It has a GSXR1000 engine. The first race day, at hot laps (5 laps, 1/4 mile dirt), he had it in 1st gear instead of 2nd. He was hitting rev...
Forum: Engine Tech 07-31-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,768
Posted By SPLUHAR
My 400 would run hot on the highway, fairly...

My 400 would run hot on the highway, fairly quickly. I tried different rad & different thermosat but no fix. I put a 1990something ford f250 351 radiator (plastic ends and aluminum core, 2x as...
Forum: Car Buildup Forum 07-10-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By SPLUHAR
My radiator was not enough to cool my 429. I got...

My radiator was not enough to cool my 429. I got one from a mid-90's f250. it's aluminum w/ plastic ends. I had to trim some of the little arms down/off to make the radiator fit the car, but it...
Forum: Car Buildup Forum 07-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By SPLUHAR
I have a 76 Elite. Same chassis. Look for 1...

I have a 76 Elite. Same chassis. Look for 1 1/8" front sway bar out of the junk yard, as well as 5/8" rear bar. They can be found in Lincoln Mark IV or V, Ranchero, as well as some of the 72-76...
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