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Forum: Engine Tech 04-09-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 999
Posted By SPLUHAR
My 429 had 35k on it (so I'm told). I put in a...

My 429 had 35k on it (so I'm told). I put in a new cam & lifters. I pulled the heads, disassembled them, ported them, polished the chambers and re-assembled them (no valve job). I measured the...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-09-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By SPLUHAR
Did you put a vacuum gauge on it yet?

Did you put a vacuum gauge on it yet?
Forum: Engine Tech 04-08-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By SPLUHAR
I was disappointed by the performance of my 1407....

I was disappointed by the performance of my 1407. It turned out to be extremely lean, would back fire through the carb when cold (no choke). Everything I did to richen up the mixture everywhere,...
Forum: Engine Tech 03-30-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By SPLUHAR
I had a rod knock in a Mitsubishi 4cyl that...

I had a rod knock in a Mitsubishi 4cyl that eventually exploded the piston and put a hole in the block. The sound of it was much quicker then, for example, a lifter tick, because it would "knock"...
Forum: Engine Tech 03-25-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By SPLUHAR
I own a 1976 Ford Elite. It came stock w/ a low...

I own a 1976 Ford Elite. It came stock w/ a low compression 400, 2bbl carb, single exhaust. The best I got was 14 on the highway @ 70 mph, with the stock 2.75 rear.

Now it has a 71 429, ported...
Forum: General Tech 03-20-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By SPLUHAR
Any kind of quick wear is from the tire dragging...

Any kind of quick wear is from the tire dragging on the road, weather going straight or going around a curve or turn. Camber isn't going to cause quick noticeable wear unless the camber is...
Forum: General Tech 03-20-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By SPLUHAR
What parts were used for the disc brake swap?

What parts were used for the disc brake swap?
Forum: General Tech 03-19-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By SPLUHAR
Check your own alignment. Use a framing square...

Check your own alignment. Use a framing square and a tape measure. Park on a flat surface. Measure out to out of front and rear of front tires. The difference is your toe in or toe out. To check...
Forum: Engine Tech 03-06-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By SPLUHAR
I will be installing windstar fans - 2 speed...

I will be installing windstar fans - 2 speed primary and a single speed secondary fan (for when ac is on). I'll probably put the secondary on a toggle switch.

...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-28-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By SPLUHAR
I cut them into my d0ve's with a hacksaw (short...

I cut them into my d0ve's with a hacksaw (short strokes) and a hand file. I put 2 per chamber, pointed at the spark plug. I also polished the chambers (w/ a dremel). Stock 429 un-machined short...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-25-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,539
Posted By SPLUHAR
Carefully check what you ordered. If they are...

Carefully check what you ordered. If they are listed for Ltd or Galaxie as well, they will not fit the Torino/T bird/Montego frame. These mounts are not available new anymore, although Crites has...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-24-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By SPLUHAR
Are you sure it's not leaning out (fuel related)?...

Are you sure it's not leaning out (fuel related)? Bad filter or wrong secondary jet size? Not enough fuel pressure?
Forum: Engine Tech 02-19-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By SPLUHAR
I absolutely love my quadrajet. It beats the...

I absolutely love my quadrajet. It beats the krap out of my edelbrock 1407, which I had to richen up a lot on primary and accel circuits, in all out performance, driveability and mileage.

I paid...
Forum: Engine Tech 01-09-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By SPLUHAR
Make sure that you don't have a fuel leak!

Make sure that you don't have a fuel leak!
Forum: Engine Tech 12-26-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,536
Posted By SPLUHAR
http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1619...

http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?t=161906
Forum: General Tech 12-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By SPLUHAR
Around town I get between 6 and 8 lol. ...

Around town I get between 6 and 8 lol.
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Forum: General Tech 12-16-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By SPLUHAR
Finally got my Cliff Ruggles spec'd Quadrajet...

Finally got my Cliff Ruggles spec'd Quadrajet carb on, and dialed in. 71 429, home-ported stock valve d0ve's, performer intake, custom spacer/adapter (1 1/2" tall), Crane Powermax 272 cam, stock...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-20-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By SPLUHAR
add hardened seats to those d0ve's

add hardened seats to those d0ve's
Forum: Engine Tech 11-20-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,888
Posted By SPLUHAR
it should probably take at least 20 or 30 lbs...

it should probably take at least 20 or 30 lbs just to budge them, and go up from there. seat pressure should be up over 70 per inch and all the way open should be close to 200 (assuming old springs,...
Forum: General Tech 11-06-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By SPLUHAR
Wheel adapters/spacers? ...

Wheel adapters/spacers?
...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-30-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By SPLUHAR
X2. With a very mild cam and home ported stock...

X2. With a very mild cam and home ported stock valve heads, I had to richen my 1407 up a lot, everywhere, to get it in the ball park.
Forum: Engine Tech 09-26-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By SPLUHAR
Or settle on what you can find as you can find it...

Or settle on what you can find as you can find it and as you can afford it. Be prepared to spend quite a few years tracking down pieces at the price you're willing to pay. Be prepared to rebuild...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,213
Posted By SPLUHAR
I run d0ve heads w/ stock 429 flat tops. I...

I run d0ve heads w/ stock 429 flat tops. I smoothed out the chambers with a dremmel and cut in 2 singh grooves into each quench pad with a hacksaw blade and a file. no pinging any where at 4500...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-24-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By SPLUHAR
http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1455...

http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?t=145510
Forum: Engine Tech 09-09-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By SPLUHAR
I help a friend out with his lightning sprint...

I help a friend out with his lightning sprint car. It has a GSXR1000 engine. The first race day, at hot laps (5 laps, 1/4 mile dirt), he had it in 1st gear instead of 2nd. He was hitting rev...
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