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Forum: Engine Tech 11-22-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Paul Kane
If your engine is in a freshwater lake boat (open...

If your engine is in a freshwater lake boat (open or closed cooling system), then the standard automotive head gaskets are perfectly fine.

If your engine is in a sea-going vessel (salt water of...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-20-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By Paul Kane
A "pump gas" compression ratio and 7000 rpm peak...

A "pump gas" compression ratio and 7000 rpm peak rpm target will require some well thought engine planning. In regards to the current Weiand 460 T/R in your application, it does benefit from some...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By Paul Kane
I am the one who made the comment about the "125"...

I am the one who made the comment about the "125" year perspective that you mentioned, and so I'll assume you're pointing your finger at me.

I don't see my posts as beating anyone up, nor...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-19-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Paul Kane
Maybe the confusion lies in that the factory...

Maybe the confusion lies in that the factory steel D9TE crankshafts are internally balanced and have smaller counterweights...that much is true (not to be confused with the external balance 3Y...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-18-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By Paul Kane
It's too bad your situation worsened. As soon as...

It's too bad your situation worsened. As soon as I read that you took the "easy way out" I knew--in detail--what I was about to read.

In your very first post you stated that you came here to ask...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-17-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By Paul Kane
^^^Agreed.^^^ Had I known you were building...

^^^Agreed.^^^

Had I known you were building for only 500 hp when you called I would have suggested you forgo the main cap conversion and save the caps (and the expense of the main cap conversion)...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By Paul Kane
You don't need an A460 block and A460 heads to...

You don't need an A460 block and A460 heads to approach 2000 hp on alcohol, but it sure makes getting there a lot easier...and less risky


Bob Szabo's books are well worth every penny he asks for...
Forum: Vendor (FOR SALE) 11-11-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,654
Posted By Paul Kane
M.V., Your rocker arm set is en route. ...

M.V.,

Your rocker arm set is en route.

Thanks very much for your business, :cool:

Paul
Forum: Engine Tech 11-06-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By Paul Kane
^^^This practice is one of the primary reasons...

^^^This practice is one of the primary reasons OEM Melling pumps get a bad name for "breaking," and take the blame when the real reason is due to pump/pickup setup error by the person assembling the...
Forum: Car Buildup Forum 11-02-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 55,332
Posted By Paul Kane
Yes, the dome top pistons have been acquired to...

Yes, the dome top pistons have been acquired to replace the incorrectly made (and resultingly low compression) flat-tops in the injected engine. And we have a piston pin that enables us to perfectly...
Forum: The Auction Block 11-02-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By Paul Kane
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http://www.fordforums.com/images/smilies/bump.gif

Paul
Forum: The Auction Block 11-02-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By Paul Kane
Just an FYI: Payment via paypal may be in US...

Just an FYI: Payment via paypal may be in US dollars. Also, I just happen to know that shipping to Sweden shouldn't be more than about $80 via USPS Priority Mail's Large flat rate box, and as little...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-01-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Paul Kane
Either a well inspected used OEM or the new CAT...

Either a well inspected used OEM or the new CAT flexplate will be fine fr your build. If it were me and my own newly rebuilt engine, I'd opt for the brand new Cat flexplate over the used original...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-26-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,234
Posted By Paul Kane
Not sure what the definition of "affordable" is...

Not sure what the definition of "affordable" is here, but one other approach for a short block might be sleeving a block down to 4.25" bore, then using the common 4.14" crankshaft, 6.7 rod, and a BBC...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-22-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Paul Kane
The L2404 Speed Pro weighs damn near 1000g with...

The L2404 Speed Pro weighs damn near 1000g with pin, is a decades-old design, and currently has poor machining consistency.

The Probe FPS 460 piston is of a superior overall design, weighs a...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-21-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,406
Posted By Paul Kane
It does not have F because the block was not used...

It does not have F because the block was not used in a CJ Mustang engine.

Z does not desiginate KarKraft because it is not a C9AE Boss block.

Your mix-matching codes and blocks.

Re-read...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-21-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,406
Posted By Paul Kane
^Absurd.^ And over thinking it. This kind...

^Absurd.^ And over thinking it.

This kind of thing does happen on production lines, and is known to have gone on at FoMoCo. 4-bolt blocks did indeed end up in passenger car engines; even the...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-21-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,406
Posted By Paul Kane
What's The Big Deal?

I don't see what all the hoopla is about, there's no mystery here. It's a normal facotry 4-Bolt passenger car block. Not the first DiVE 4-bolt block I've seen which, in all seriousness, is a D0VE...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-13-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,344
Posted By Paul Kane
I have personally known the KB hypers to...

I have personally known the KB hypers to withstand a lot more abuse than the Speed Pro hypers. They also have a better pin location and far better piston-to-piston machining tolerance consistency....
Forum: Engine Tech 10-09-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,344
Posted By Paul Kane
The OEM, real-world compression ratio on your...

The OEM, real-world compression ratio on your engine is about 7.8:1. Your selected 0.030" 88-91 pistons will increase compression to about 9.25:1 +/-. I have nothing against hypereutectic pistons...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-08-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Paul Kane
Yours should pass emissions. I built a similar...

Yours should pass emissions. I built a similar "CA smog legal" engine, 0.030" over 460, massaged 370 heads with 2.08"/1.72" valves, 207*/213*/112 LSA/108 ICL, 8.6:1, etc, put it in an 8600 GVWR...
Forum: Vendor (FOR SALE) 10-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,096
Posted By Paul Kane
http://www.fordforums.com/images/smilies/bump.gif...

http://www.fordforums.com/images/smilies/bump.gif

Paul
Forum: Engine Tech 10-07-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Paul Kane
I set the hydraulic flat tappet lash on my jet...

I set the hydraulic flat tappet lash on my jet boat engine at 1/4-turn pre-load and have run it at 5000 rpm sustained for years without needing another adjustment. And when I eventually did check...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-02-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Paul Kane
If you wish to be budget-minded and purchase a...

If you wish to be budget-minded and purchase a set of 1000 hp "rated" I-beam rods that are essentially Crower copies, then the Procomp I-beam for is an excellent value at the $350 retail price. It...
Forum: Vendor (FOR SALE) 09-26-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,654
Posted By Paul Kane
A.M., Your rocker arm set should have...

A.M.,

Your rocker arm set should have arrived today.

Thanks very much for your business, :cool:

Paul
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