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12-16-2007 03:32 AM
s_stang Re: ScottJackson

My old 466 with a Holley 850, 3:50 gears & 28 tall tires got 22 mpg highway.. That's what I got going to and from the track.. Going down the track was differnt.. ppl say that's not possible but it is if your willing to work all the details out.. I was at about 475Hp.. @ that MPG.. Umm not the best as it works out to 375 rear wheel..

Before ya put that mill in the hay truck I'd consider a deal.. I need a short block.. and well it's Christmas..

Laters!
12-16-2007 03:01 AM
ScottJackson I'm not sure all of us have matured *looks in mirror* :lol: I got into wanting to do a big block engine for my '69 stang around 2002, I think. Maybe 2001, I dunno. Anyway, gas was cheap and I had a Mach1 that looked good and had a pathetically installed OEM MustangII suspension and no interior. Well, other projects and priorities have come, the money has kinda dried up, and I've got that 514 short block still sitting in the garage. Now gas is too expensive to justify the big block because I want to drive this car daily and for long distances so it's getting a small block... some year. For all the time I spent on this forum dreaming of huge hp and burning up the tires, I realize I spent too many years trying to build more than I could handle with more than I could afford. Now that 514 is going to get stuck in an '87 farm truck to haul hay a couple times a year. JE pistons and H beam rods will be way overkill, but it's better than letting it just rust away. More than anything, thinking back on it all makes me realize I need to start living before I've wasted too much time dying! Amazing how all this information just kinda gels everything into a practical mix of proper parts for the proper application. I'd have rather thrown together some mismatched parts and had fun with it than spend all my time figuring out the best setup and in the end not get anywhere because of it. Oh well. Time for me to either chuck that 514 in my mustang with the parts I have and deal with the gas cost or put in a basic 351 and just enjoy cruising it. I somewhat enjoy being old and not wanting to burn off the tires or go a steady 170+mph down country roads, but life sure has seemed pretty boring as of late also. Gotta pay to play and I think I may be selling myself short on play time. Ok, I'm rambling. The forum has changed, but maybe not so much as it's just myself that's been changing instead.
12-15-2007 11:43 PM
Nevs cletus66 wrote,
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I'm pretty sure this site has cost me over 20 thousand bucks.
Jeff, you are just getting warmed up :!: :P
12-15-2007 11:11 PM
bbstickstang Well to think back i guess i found the forum about 6 months before it changed. I was on the net54 FE site and would surf to the 460 site and read stuff about the "other" bbf. I had my head in deep with the fe stuff and i really love those things but i realized i could go alot faster for less money with the 460. so decision was made in november of 05 to switch over to 385. It seems like i gotta lot to catch up on and thanks to all the info from all the guys out the learning curve has went quick.
thanks Dave ,Charlie ,Lem, Paul, Brett , Scott, Chris and the many others for the knowledge that is shared.
Ron
12-15-2007 05:23 PM
Performance Crankshaftinc
yes you are right !!

They wanted to do damage to my race car even before that !! Where is the tolerance !! We dont have to worry , old Boss Hoss is stuck in few feet of snow back east... no harm done it was only an off brand with 370k miles on it .....
12-15-2007 11:57 AM
cougar1969
Re: well.....

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Originally Posted by Performance Crankshaftinc
I was here before randy, and I know I found the forum while searching the web for my name or my ebay ID .. Thankfully everyone was saying good things about me so I figured it was a good place to hang out .. and it certainly has been .. When I started doing offset grinds in 2000 or so I was selling one a week on ebay and a lot of them were ending up being bought by folks on this site , some making repeat purchases... after getting hooked up with Scat I fell into some 393 and 4.150 stroker cranks and the rest is history... Remeber when a scat 4.150 would bring 560.00 on ebay ?? I remember when a scat 393 sold for 400.00 plus , I sure have enjoyed all the info , learned alot , made a lot of new friends and I think we all have been benefitted... been great meeting people at the swap meets and the ford bash and putting Face to ID.....Adney


Adney just remember if you come to the Bash this year make sure someone doesn't run over your truck


Randy
12-14-2007 06:07 PM
Performance Crankshaftinc
well.....

I was here before randy, and I know I found the forum while searching the web for my name or my ebay ID .. Thankfully everyone was saying good things about me so I figured it was a good place to hang out .. and it certainly has been .. When I started doing offset grinds in 2000 or so I was selling one a week on ebay and a lot of them were ending up being bought by folks on this site , some making repeat purchases... after getting hooked up with Scat I fell into some 393 and 4.150 stroker cranks and the rest is history... Remeber when a scat 4.150 would bring 560.00 on ebay ?? I remember when a scat 393 sold for 400.00 plus , I sure have enjoyed all the info , learned alot , made a lot of new friends and I think we all have been benefitted... been great meeting people at the swap meets and the ford bash and putting Face to ID.....Adney
12-13-2007 08:10 PM
danthefordman I joined a year or so before the move here during the 54 days, at the time I didn’t even know that “A” or “C” heads even existed!

I was at South Mountain Dragway during Ford Carlisle when a gentlemen (sorry can’t remember the name) in a 65 or 66 Galaxy was running, the thing RPM’ed like a small block and got the job done! When I got home the guys on the forum including the owner were talking about the Galaxy and he was running “C” heads in a heavy car with smaller cubic inches (defying design), that’s when the seed was planted for me. The rest is history…

Thank you to all that have helped me weather directly or indirectly! I always tell every one that this forum is like family unlike the many others I frequent. I feel at home here, thank you Chilly!
12-13-2007 08:06 PM
Dukeofdiamonds im a bit of a late entry myself on the scene, but im sure glad i found it. the knowledge everyone here brings forth keeps me checking the site daily. what was once a passion for my old truck, turned to a dream of a big block powered fox, and yall should see what my parents backyard looks like because of it.
12-13-2007 06:34 PM
BBFmavrick Hey guy's I was just wondering,Do the BBC and BBM guys have a Forum of their own similar to ours?
12-06-2007 05:46 PM
rmcomprandy I first visited the old Network 54 forum back at the end of 2002 to see if I could learn any new unknown "tips" about the 385 engine for my Engine Master's effort.
Been here ever since...!
12-06-2007 12:02 PM
hotrodbird
Memory Lane

I liked Network 54 and I'm glad I found it. I showed up about a year before it moved to here. I miss posts from Mike R. and Gary Blair etc. there was definetly alot of heated trash talking from time to time.

How about that mess with the Evil Moose of Doom and Tom Custom? Wow... That was some nasty, crazy stuff. :lol:

I think the political and faith based posts tend to get more out of control during the fall and winter. There's not as much going on, the racing season is over and it gets too cold for some of us to get out into the garage. I've had my hand in a few of them myself.

I'll say this for certain, this forum is addictive, I check the site daily and sometimes several times a day. I know for a fact that it had a huge influnce on my recent engine build and the parts that I was able to sell here helped move it along at a much faster pace than I thought it would go.

I think as this year slips into 2008 and spring returns we are going to get set on our butts by more amazing track videos, engine combos and hopefully more new products.

Who isn't waitng to see a vid of Doug make a few passes in his Mustang as it gets closer and closer to being finished? Hopefully Erica Ortiz keeps us posted on her season next year and of course then there's the next tech seminar and BBF Bash to look forward to. I missed last year's fun,
I hope I don't make the ame mistake this year.

Thank Chilly, for setting up the house and inviting us all in.
12-05-2007 10:44 PM
s_stang
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Originally Posted by CarsByCarl
Wow, what a flashback. Thanks for bringing it up Les.
If ya remember right you use to bring up topic's like this.. how about doing that agian.. add 'em to Chilly Garage!
12-05-2007 10:39 PM
prostudebaker i found the forum back when it was on network 54 and had around 80 pages total i looked for several day to get through them all. wow did i learn alot i think back then there was mostly offset ground strokers scat was starting to sell the 9000 series cranks . first 514 kit i put together off ebay and adney brown was just starting to sell cranks on ebay bought a few from him back then . there really wasnt any of the side info it was all about the builds and new parts comeing out brad
12-05-2007 10:31 PM
schmitty Well I'm fairly new here as such but, thanks to all for the great info, I could list the names of the people who have taught me here but I don't want to wear off the letters on my keyboard. lol Even the political and religous threads are informative as it gives insight on the character of the family here. Even though I am a newbie I hope I have shed some light, as the older generation has and I hope I can help carry on the torch and show the light to the up and coming ones.

With extreme sincerety

Rob Schmidt (Schmitty)
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