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Forum: Engine Tech   05-28-2016, 11:04 AM
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Posted By ernie
OK , thanks. I just thought there was more to it.

OK , thanks. I just thought there was more to it.
Forum: Engine Tech   05-27-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By ernie
Lighting the fire

Spark plug wires : what is the difference?
I have a 429 with a pertronix ignition , which plug wires work best? 500 ohm per foot , 150 , 300 , etc. What do you all recommend and why. What does the...
Forum: Engine Tech   02-06-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By ernie
I appreciate everyones replies and will figure my...

I appreciate everyones replies and will figure my path, I hope I make the right choice. and don't make my other car jealous.
Forum: Engine Tech   02-06-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By ernie
429 Performance

thanks for the info! Especially the builds you have done. I'm still not sure which path I'm going to take, but Scott's recommendations are excellent. Thanks for the info. Just to throw another...
Forum: Engine Tech   02-04-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By ernie
429 high performance

I want more power and also still be a good driver. I know I can stroke it and the sky's the limit but I'm thinking maybe around 521" as a max. size. Aluminum heads and a roller cam. like I said, a...
Forum: Engine Tech   06-26-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,601
Posted By ernie
just my 2 cents

Consider arp rod bolts. From what I've read, the rods can handle 6000 rpm but the bolts are not up to it. Think of it as cheap insurance. I also have a'70 torino 429, and have been planning a build,...
Forum: Chilly's Garage   02-28-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,213
Posted By ernie
to each his own

Been reading all these comments and I have to say, everyone is watching this show and it is very entertaining. I don't race much (maybe two or three times a year at a car event). I own a '68 Mustang...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-03-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By ernie
Being on the street, with a lower pan, I'd rather...

Being on the street, with a lower pan, I'd rather dent a steel pan than put a hole in an aluminum pan anyday. Just a thought.
Forum: General Tech   10-27-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,468
Posted By ernie
Just to throw into the mix, how about IFR's (...

Just to throw into the mix, how about IFR's ( Idle feed restrictors ) ? Are yours removable ? If so, you can back down a few sizes.
Forum: Engine Tech   07-29-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,233
Posted By ernie
As far as to what hose or line to use, PCV...

As far as to what hose or line to use, PCV specific hose is or at least used to be available. I only say that because I haven't bought any in awhile. You can also use 3/8 metal line with high...
Forum: Engine Tech   07-29-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,233
Posted By ernie
In my experience,fuel line or that clear hose...

In my experience,fuel line or that clear hose don't hold up well to a vacuum situation. They tend to collapse, and therefore you would have no pcv system. I would look there and also be curious as to...
Forum: Driveline   07-25-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,639
Posted By ernie
Finally fixed !

Well it's been awhile since I got my responses for my shifting woes, but I am happy to report that after installing a longer rod behind the modulator, my shifting problems are no more! I had pulled...
Forum: Engine Tech   06-20-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By ernie
How about your tires? If oversized, they will...

How about your tires? If oversized, they will affect your final drive ratio which will kill your low end grunt. . . . worth a mention.
Forum: Engine Tech   06-04-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By ernie
Thank you . . . Thank You very much !

Thank you . . . Thank You very much !
Forum: Engine Tech   06-04-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By ernie
thanks , Does anyone pin them upon reassembly ?

thanks , Does anyone pin them upon reassembly ?
Forum: Engine Tech   06-04-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By ernie
fuel pump eccentric

Hi again, I have a question ; 1970 429 4v motor DOVE A w/ DOVE C heads, I'm in the process of replacing the timing chain and gears and although I didn't notice during disassembly, I see it during...
Forum: Engine Tech   05-31-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,841
Posted By ernie
Just my two cents, where the valve is tapping, is...

Just my two cents, where the valve is tapping, is it seating properly? Possibly stuck open a little. Maybe that's why it pops and smokes now. You did run low on oil and may have damaged a valve or...
Forum: Engine Tech   05-30-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By ernie
You bring up a good point. At 10.5 or 11.0:1 she...

You bring up a good point. At 10.5 or 11.0:1 she does have a little ping on a hot day. I followed other recommendations for the thermostat ( 160 deg. high flow), retarding timing down to 5 btdc (poor...
Forum: Engine Tech   05-30-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By ernie
A thunderjet. Still runs very well. Has an eddy...

A thunderjet. Still runs very well. Has an eddy performer intake and a 670 cfm
avenger carb. stock dual ex. and I'm installing 3:50's in the rear (taking out 3:00's). For now !
Forum: General Tech   05-30-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By ernie
O.K., so the trans. is out. I pulled the...

O.K., so the trans. is out. I pulled the convertor, and the input shaft is a little scored. I have to think from the car sitting alot,possibly drying up and then a dry resart? Anyway, now I suppose I...
Forum: Engine Tech   05-30-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By ernie
Nothing is lost, I fully understand what you are...

Nothing is lost, I fully understand what you are saying.
All I'm asking is the following,
1. Has anyone ever advanced a stock cam?
2. Is there any advantage to doing this?
3. Does...
Forum: Engine Tech   05-29-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By ernie
I know how to install a timing chain and...

I know how to install a timing chain and gears.After reading and hearing the war stories of how the cam timing should always be checked, to me that means that it should always be checked, stock,...
Forum: Engine Tech   05-28-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By ernie
Valve timing

A few weeks or so ago I asked about cam gears, being plastic coated for noise or whatever. Anyway, what I have is a '70 429,never opened up prior to my ownership. Last winter I replaced valve seals...
Forum: General Tech   05-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By ernie
Thanks again!

Thanks again!
Forum: General Tech   05-07-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By ernie
Just went to the Broader performance website,...

Just went to the Broader performance website, good stuff! They say they send detailed instructions also. Sounds like my next adventure. Thanks, Ernie
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