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Forum: Driveline 09-15-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
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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: 496
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: 1,969
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: 1,969
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: 200
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: 433
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: 48
Views: 2,668
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: 48
Views: 2,668
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: 1,402
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: 751
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...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By 68xr7cat
Have used the Crites II kit. No issues with the...

Have used the Crites II kit. No issues with the mounts or headers other than they needed some clean up. Is easier to drop the engine in and then put the transmission in. If you cut the top core...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-07-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,969
Posted By 68xr7cat
Neither is pump gas and neither is the engine it...

Neither is pump gas and neither is the engine it is going into.
Forum: Engine Tech 09-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,969
Posted By 68xr7cat
Congrats on getting it back together. Heli coils...

Congrats on getting it back together. Heli coils are a great addition to threads in Aluminum. As far as threads in aluminum always good idea use some anti seize to not gall the threads.

I would...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By 68xr7cat
Can tell you right now most shops will remove the...

Can tell you right now most shops will remove the rear cam plug and drive it out the front from the back. Small sledge and a large metal rod.
Forum: Engine Tech 09-07-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By 68xr7cat
Just be honest here the Mod motors had a problem...

Just be honest here the Mod motors had a problem spitting spark plugs out on some years as a result of Ford not putting enough threads in the head. Later with the 3 valve they went the other way and...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-06-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 890
Posted By 68xr7cat
Where it matters is if you do not have an...

Where it matters is if you do not have an adjustable valve train. Ford offered pushrods in std, -.060", and +.060. This was intended to be how you adjusted for variations caused by head and deck...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-06-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By 68xr7cat
Has been so many times have a bolt break that...

Has been so many times have a bolt break that would have not if anti seize was used. Anything that sees heat or salt spray or will be together a long time is a good application for anti seize. Any...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-06-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 890
Posted By 68xr7cat
To be clear a lot depends on what you are doing....

To be clear a lot depends on what you are doing. What parts you use should depend on what you are doing as well. Most here are building mild engines and end up wasting a bunch of time because of all...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-06-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 890
Posted By 68xr7cat
No half truths or misinformation Rob. What I...

No half truths or misinformation Rob.

What I am trying to get across is it depends on the application just how anal you need to be about things.

Miller is not always right and not everyone...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-06-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By 68xr7cat
The simple and smart solution would be to use the...

The simple and smart solution would be to use the 3Y crank that is part of the core engine and have the flywheel rebalanced to external. The damper is the same regardless, all you have to do is add ...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-06-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By 68xr7cat
Something to consider when talking about will a...

Something to consider when talking about will a cam beat up on things is valvetrain. Purpose of the valve spring is to apply enough counter force to keep the whole deal tracking the cam lobe.

The...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-06-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 890
Posted By 68xr7cat
Miller and his mid lift theories have screwed up...

Miller and his mid lift theories have screwed up more than a few guys over the years. Let me make this simple for you... you don't have a .900" lift nor 1,100 lb open force. This whole geometry deal...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-05-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By 68xr7cat
You can have two cams with same advertised and...

You can have two cams with same advertised and .050" durations, but have different durations at .200" lift. Most cam companies have libraries of lobe profiles that can be mixed and matched for...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-04-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By 68xr7cat
So much for the go to pump... LOL Glad it is...

So much for the go to pump... LOL Glad it is working for you.
Forum: Engine Tech 09-04-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,780
Posted By 68xr7cat
Is 6,700 where you shift? Reason I ask is the...

Is 6,700 where you shift? Reason I ask is the article say 810 hp at 7,200 RPM and 680 lb. ft. at 4,950 ?

This thread may be helpful

http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1095233

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