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  1. Engine Tech
    I'm building a replacement 460 for my truck. The hyperuetectic pistons shattered like glass, throwing the rods through the block. I'm using a freshly machined stock block (.060 over), crankshaft, oem rods, and D0ve heads with forged flat top pistons. Won't spin it over 6k. I've read that...
  2. now, i would drill the holes out as big as possible and still have bolts hold. maybe even use washers !! its a nightmare getting bolts in. MY BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH MY 460 /80 MUSTANG
  3. Engine Tech
    I put new head gaskets on my 460. I have not finished putting the engine back together. I still have to do the exhaust, intake, carb, distributor, steering pump. I did a compression test and still have numbers of 90 lbs. Is this accurate and I have other problems or do I need to put the...
  4. I have a question for all the professional engine builders here. How did you get your start? Did you start as a side job or did you go to school somewhere. I’ve been thinking about starting to do some stuff on the side but not sure where or how to start.
  5. I have a '76 F350, treat it like a muscle car not a working truck with a 10k GVWR, won't be towing much. Wanting a fun to drive experience may take it to the track a few times a year for the heck of it, but at some point this engine might make its way into a 1970/71 Ranchero if I ever find the...
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