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Forum: Engine Tech 10-22-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By 68xr7cat
You can forget about it being a Cougar as besides...

You can forget about it being a Cougar as besides being the wrong production plant they only made 62,864 Cougars in 1971 and all the 429's ones were made early in the production run. Your block...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-21-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,493
Posted By 68xr7cat
So very true! LOL

So very true! LOL
Forum: Engine Tech 10-21-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,493
Posted By 68xr7cat
In the late '60's a good friend put a '68 T-bird...

In the late '60's a good friend put a '68 T-bird 429 in a 58 Edsel. That thing was heavy and eventually was in the 11's. Had a home made tunnel ram. He would change the cam at the track. Had a...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-21-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,302
Posted By 68xr7cat
As stated Z is the St. Louis factory. In '71 that...

As stated Z is the St. Louis factory. In '71 that block was used in CJ and SCJ Mustang and Cougars, as well as Torino's and Montego's. They were also used in Full size Fords that came with the PI...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-21-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By 68xr7cat
Most race engines get honed out .001 - .002 on...

Most race engines get honed out .001 - .002 on freshen up. Usually can reuse pistons one or two freshens if everything is good. Can get pistons in .001" increments too (custom). That gives you a lot...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-18-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By 68xr7cat
If you will need the other gaskets (intake, valve...

If you will need the other gaskets (intake, valve cover, front cover, oil pan, etc...) may want to buy the FRPP full gasket set M-6003-A429. Includes the head gaskets and both std and CJ intake...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By 68xr7cat
Looking at the gasket and that you say it was the...

Looking at the gasket and that you say it was the left (drivers side) looks like the gasket was backwards... as RM already said that would cause this problem.

Block usually can be welded and...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-18-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By 68xr7cat
Core plugs can come out for many reasons with...

Core plugs can come out for many reasons with fatal results. This is why converting to screw in core plugs is a good idea and it is not hard to do.

I'd convert over to the thermostat/bypass setup...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-18-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By 68xr7cat
and don't like KB hypers either. If your machine...

and don't like KB hypers either. If your machine work is correct you do not need zero gap rings and better off without them. KB hypers had an place 20 or so years ago when forged pistons cost a lot...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-01-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By 68xr7cat
Learned years ago from old time differential guy...

Learned years ago from old time differential guy is better to have more pre load than less as bearings need to roll not slide. Same with roller lifters.

If I was not going to use a break in oil...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-29-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By 68xr7cat
Can always notch the cylinder if need be. I've...

Can always notch the cylinder if need be. I've seen C heads made to work on a 4.36" bore.
Forum: Engine Tech 09-29-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By 68xr7cat
You have something hitting big time! You can take...

You have something hitting big time! You can take the flexplate and have the weights moved to the other side and rebalanced. Not a big deal. Have to wonder if a flywheel be better for what you are...
Forum: Driveline 09-28-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By 68xr7cat
The C-6 with the odd shaped bell was used in the...

The C-6 with the odd shaped bell was used in the 68-69 Lincolns because of the firewall/plenum. When they got rid of the unibody lincolns so went the odd ball bell. If you look on the rear of any...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-20-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By 68xr7cat
Problem may be a combination of what starter you...

Problem may be a combination of what starter you are using and if they rotated the mounting holes. If you use an old starter from the 70's and it works then that is what the issue is.
Forum: Engine Tech 09-20-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By 68xr7cat
What rocker studs do you have? Measure from the...

What rocker studs do you have? Measure from the guide plate to the end of the stud and post up the result.
Forum: Driveline 09-15-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By 68xr7cat
What I am wondering about the direct piston is if...

What I am wondering about the direct piston is if it is working correctly to not let fluid be trapped in the drum when not applied and the centrifugal force start applying the piston. That is what...
Forum: Driveline 09-14-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By 68xr7cat
Based on what you said most likely the direct is...

Based on what you said most likely the direct is applying when you shift to 2nd. I'd be looking at the piston real close.
Forum: Engine Tech 09-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,159
Posted By 68xr7cat
Sorry to hear of all the problems you are having....

Sorry to hear of all the problems you are having. If I was closer I'd come up to help. Is good that there is no metal in the oil and filter. What kind of oil pressure gauge do you have on it? Two...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-14-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,159
Posted By 68xr7cat
I measured valve spring in an engine that was not...

I measured valve spring in an engine that was not run and sat better part of 10 years and was same as when it was assembled so would not say it is always that case. Most problems with valve springs...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-14-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By 68xr7cat
Sounds like GM had a better idea after all... LOL

Sounds like GM had a better idea after all... LOL
Forum: Engine Tech 09-14-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By 68xr7cat
If your over the nose spring force is under 400...

If your over the nose spring force is under 400 lbs you do not need a stud girdle. Stud girdle is to keep the rocker stud from deflecting. Not much if any deflection until you get over 400. You can...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-13-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,634
Posted By 68xr7cat
My post had nothing to do with you so please do...

My post had nothing to do with you so please do not misunderstand. The fact that you were happy with what Paul sold you and his service why not post your experience.

My post was a reply to his...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-13-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,634
Posted By 68xr7cat
I have to say Mr. Kane post is a great read in...

I have to say Mr. Kane post is a great read in useless information. A lot of what he posts you have no or little control over unless you plan to make your own rocker arms. In addition some points...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,573
Posted By 68xr7cat
Reason MSD does not drop the same cylinder in...

Reason MSD does not drop the same cylinder in each cycle has to do with not gas washing that cylinder. Has been a long time since I looked at an MSD rev limiter, but I don't recall it being random....
Forum: Engine Tech 09-07-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By 68xr7cat
True for tuning where you pull the plugs a lot...

True for tuning where you pull the plugs a lot anti seize is a good idea and in that type of deal I do just as you. Also on some older aftermarket heads do as well as some just seem extra soft and...
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