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Forum: Engine Tech 04-24-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By 68xr7cat
Yes good point that Ford used different rods and...

Yes good point that Ford used different rods and pistons over the years in these crate engines. Some versions being a bit more "HD" than others...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-24-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 331
Posted By 68xr7cat
Sounds like an RPM brand crank.

Sounds like an RPM brand crank.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 331
Posted By 68xr7cat
The Ford racing 521 crate engines used a 2.5" rod...

The Ford racing 521 crate engines used a 2.5" rod journal size. The rods are stock length at 6.605" and stock use a stock 2.5" bearing, but the small end were BBC .990".

If you don't have the...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-23-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By 68xr7cat
I'd use this piston: ...

I'd use this piston:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/pbp-12331-060/overview/make/ford

Zero deck the block and set your heads at 95cc be in good shape.

You can use a cast piston, but a...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-23-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By 68xr7cat
That crank is set up to be used with a BBC style...

That crank is set up to be used with a BBC style rod 6.8" long and one of these Icon pistons:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/uem-ic855-030/overview/make/ford...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-20-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By 68xr7cat
For what you want to do all you need is a set of...

For what you want to do all you need is a set of D3VE heads. Did this on a '70 T-bird over 20 years ago worked well. Set of heads (including stock rockers and pushrods) and a valve job be good to go....
Forum: Engine Tech 04-20-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By 68xr7cat
Not if you put a 460 in it....

Not if you put a 460 in it....
Forum: Engine Tech 04-15-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 991
Posted By 68xr7cat
Yes seems every time they "try" to make a class...

Yes seems every time they "try" to make a class affordable all they do is make it an expensive mess.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-15-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By 68xr7cat
Rich AKA Boss 429

Rich AKA Boss 429
Forum: Engine Tech 04-15-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By 68xr7cat
Not every D3VE head has induction hardened seats,...

Not every D3VE head has induction hardened seats, Just ask Randy Malik he will tell you. Not knowing what your build goals are other than want to run cheap gas is hard to say what is best.

What I...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-15-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 991
Posted By 68xr7cat
When I posted that reply was based on Rob's...

When I posted that reply was based on Rob's statement of this being for his rail and there not being any restrictions. Now reading carefully I see he did state he wants to use a stock block because...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-15-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 991
Posted By 68xr7cat
Only reason to use a block like that is class...

Only reason to use a block like that is class rules. Much better to use an A460 or Eliminator. Larger bore and thick cylinder walls both help make power. Anyone wanting to make 1,300 hp should be...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-14-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 991
Posted By 68xr7cat
Don't know what technical explanation you are...

Don't know what technical explanation you are looking for, but subtract about 300 hp.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-14-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By 68xr7cat
Early (68-71) Straight up timing set. Re-curve...

Early (68-71) Straight up timing set. Re-curve the distributor. Shorty or tri y type Headers and good dual exhaust. 180 degree thermostat, Cold air intake to the carb., 2,400 stall converter, 3.25...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-14-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By 68xr7cat
MSD PN: HDW11075

MSD PN: HDW11075
Forum: Engine Build Archive 04-10-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,002
Posted By 68xr7cat
So you read the sticky finally! About the valves...

So you read the sticky finally! About the valves since you have to buy them anyway I'd say put the larger valves in.
Forum: General Tech 04-09-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By 68xr7cat
9" is stock for a '76 T-bird. Just fix what you...

9" is stock for a '76 T-bird. Just fix what you have or build it stronger if need be.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-06-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By 68xr7cat
And just think how the clearance would be with an...

And just think how the clearance would be with an Aluminum rod!
Forum: Engine Tech 04-06-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,229
Posted By 68xr7cat
He should have worded it "which would be easier...

He should have worded it "which would be easier to put in a ditch"... LOL

If you just want to answer that question and nothing else think are too many variables. A 500 hp 429 that is expected to...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-06-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,229
Posted By 68xr7cat
A good driver always compensates for the...

A good driver always compensates for the limitations of his equipment and never blames his equipment for his lack of ability. If you don't know how to drive then you don't need a 500 hp engine.


...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-05-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,229
Posted By 68xr7cat
You know it is so much easier (most of the time)...

You know it is so much easier (most of the time) to deal with someone who is building something for racing. You know the goal and maybe a rule book to refer to.

Street stuff is all over the map...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-03-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By 68xr7cat
If I remember right is on a intake port roof.

If I remember right is on a intake port roof.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-03-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By 68xr7cat
These are positive displacement pumps meaning for...

These are positive displacement pumps meaning for a given drive RPM they move a given volume of oil. Now yes are things that can affect this, but for this discussion can keep it simple.

If you...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-02-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By 68xr7cat
You have to check the serial number on your A429...

You have to check the serial number on your A429 heads. If the s/n is between 2000 - 5000 the answer is no. If not then yes.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-02-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 744
Posted By 68xr7cat
As Paul stated the machine shop can replace the...

As Paul stated the machine shop can replace the broken guides. You will want them to cut the spring seats and machine the guides for PC type seals and also cut them down to make sure you have enough...
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