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    A Mustang and Ford forum for performance enthusiasts. Featuring tech articles, forums, news and much more, this is the hard core Ford forum. Whether you're already heavy into Ford performance, or a newbie looking to step it up to the next level, ModularFords.com for those serious about making the most of their Ford no matter what their level of experience. Everything about the Ford modular engine is covered. 4.6L, 5.4L, the new 5.0L Coyote, 6.8L V10, or 5.8L used in the Shelby GT, 5.3L Cammer, in all the variations including the 2-valve, 3-valve and 4-valve. If its a Triton V8, Triton V10 or Intech V8, we cover it. Mustang, F150, Crown Vic, SVT Cobra, Lighting, Marauder or any other Ford family vehicle with a modular engine, it's covered here, including Roush, Saleen and Shelby.
    by Published on 01-31-2016 10:09 PM     Number of Views: 6233 

    The subject of fasteners comes up frequently enough that I should have organized this shopping list some time ago. Oh well woulda, shoulda coulda ... Here it is now. It covers every ARP fastener that is commonly used on our engines, how many you need and the torque or, in the case of the connecting rod bolts, the stretch required for proper installation;

    I have also provided a downloadable pdf version of the file as an attachment to this Article.


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    by Published on 09-14-2015 08:33 PM
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    Here are a few hopefully provocative thoughts on the how's and why's of cam selection and phasing.

    Blower motors produce much higher cylinder pressures than their n/a cousins which is part and parcel to how they generate more torque and therefore horsepower. These higher cylinder pressures provide both benefits and challenges we do not have in n/a engine design equivalents. Those distinctions can be used to advantage as we approach cam phasing decisions for our engines. What I am going to share may seem at first, counter intuitive but it is as real as the supercharger on top of your engine.

    Lets use Comp 106450 cams and phase them to the crank like this;



    This is a fairly typical ...
    by Published on 07-25-2015 04:49 PM  Number of Views: 11796 
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    OK guys the deal is done and the numbers are in. Here are a few pics of the piston from different perspectives;

    Angled top view,



    Angled bottom / side view,



    Bottom view,



    Angled Top and side view,



    Thrust face view,




    To allow you to look to your heart's content I have also attached a 3D pdf file of the piston to this article. The file is named Gibtec.pdf. Download it and you can spin the piston around to your heart's content looking at it from all sides.

    What you see is basically 99% finished. There are little ...
    by Published on 07-05-2015 12:27 PM  Number of Views: 9450 
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    It has been a year or two since this was last a topic of discussion. At the time I did not have chain samples in my possession for two of the three most interesting chains, the Cloyes "Z" chain, and the Morse Japan HD chain. Since then I have managed to get production versions of all three chain sets. I have photographed all three side by side for visual comparison and also personally miked each ...
    Published on 03-20-2014 09:00 AM  Number of Views: 65937 
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    Many innovative products come directly from via an enthusiast fulfilling a need for their personal car. Back in 2003 ModularFord's user CobraBob was disappointed with the vibrations transmitted from his transmission to his Cobra's shifter. His solution was a silicon rubber ...

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