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09-05-2019, 02:57 PM
Hello Grigory welcome here. your car has a 4.6 with iron block and 2 valve heads, the crank is cast iron and the rods are powdered metal but that's not so bad that combination can handle up to 550HP...
Hi Ed thanks for the Positive comments 😁. The car has begun to settle down and I’m finally getting all the technology to work together!
The above track video was with the completely stock...
Hi Guys well i went to my machine shop and delivered the pistons, unfortunately they have not started the sleeving process...heres some pics of the Gibtech pistons, they look great!!...
Hi Ed i have decided to go with the Felpro MLS gaskets.
My Machine shop will hopefully be installing the LA sleeves this week, My Gibtech pistons are here and i would like to know your...
07-14-2019, 01:57 PM
Hi Guys I would caution you on theses parts from Rollmaster.
This is the identical set that used to be sold by MMR- made by Rollmaster and I did buy them and install them in my race engine.
Hi Ed thanks for the input,
I have ordered a bunch of 1-1/4 NPT plugs for the block :)
Where can i buy the copper head gaskets and how much are they? also how about the safety wire I believe I...
07-12-2019, 11:10 AM
the primary gear drives the exhaust cam so yes the comp cams adjustable Primary Gear can move the exhaust cam either advance or retard but without an adjustable secondary gear...
Hi Ed this is a job that I have done many times the old way and wasted a lot of time. Thank you for sharing this awesome tool with us I will be us it for sure when finishing my new race engine.
Hi Ed well I have to decide this very soon so I can tell my machine shop what to do...I canít see any chance of lugging I run a power glide with a 4500 stall,
On another matter I removed all my...
Hi Ed thanks for the excellent information 😃
I originally was thinking to go with the O ring style but had then thought of continuing with Felpro 9790 PT2 and 9762 PT2 laminated gaskets ...
Hi Guys I got my LA sleeves and dropped them at the Machine shop with my Teksid Block.
They were asking me how many thousands I wanted the sleeves to protrude after installation.. I was thinking...
06-19-2019, 06:32 PM
this is an interesting project.
my first question is how do you ultimately want Your 54 customline to look? personally i like the totally stock appearance especially...
hi i agree that there is no way you can fit a mod motor in your car but im quite certain you could squeeze a small block 302 or similar in there but there would still be issues with exhaust and...
01-28-2019, 06:28 AM
as you know i have just had a 7 way secondary sprocket disintegrate which broke the chain and bent 6 valves so yes i am looking for good quality Billet 9 way secondary sprockets.
i am reviewing a few options at the moment as to a way forward...evaluating a short term repair over a possible full rebuild with sleeves etc.
i won't be going for the two step,, no...
Hi Ed thanks for the very informative reply...I am in touch with Brandan at LM engines, I’m looking at best options for me.
I do not use a 2 step just transbrake and right foot😄.
Hi guys well i had a couple of hours to do a partial teardown of my engine and here is what i found.
the secondary chain has stretched and broken it has no identifying marks on it whatsoever...the...
hi Guys happy new year!
well I've been suer busy since November and have made some mods to my Nash...8 new mercury marine IGN1A coils along with the MSD 8.5mm plug wires and man what a...
Hi Ed as I can see the only sensor that my MS3 pro listens to is the Wideband O2 and MAP unfortunately the MS3 pro is not capable of accepting Wide band data so I had to use the LC2 wide band...
I’m wondering if the AFR sensor is bad and in close loop it’s trimming fuel map Rich to compensate for a false reading..is that logical ?
Hi Guys well Iím having trouble, a couple of weeks ago we dyno the car by professional tuner and then track tested it and it was going very well.
The car sat in my shop and had some minor...
Hi Ed think the Cam Phasing played a good part in torque production, also we were able to lean out the fuel map and get the water Meth working.
with 20PSI boost and with water meth activated have...
thanks ED im looking at all options for mounting the coils...in the mean time i got my car tuned and spent some time at the track.
i don't have HP numbers as the dyno was acting up but i can tell...
Hi Ed, I have the Mercury Marine IGN1-A coils on hand, Im running Megasquirt MS3 Pro ECU currently im using Quadspark coil drivers to power my COP's but yes my MS3 will drive the smart coils directly...
thanks for the quick reply with information, I have been researching my AFIS injectors and they are 14mm top and bottom.
the O rings that have failed were purchased as Buna N but i guess...
hi Guys last year i installed a new set of injectors and during some recent maintenance i noticed some slight damage to the upper O rings, the MMR rails I have are not Chamfered and have a sharp...
Thank Ed that would be great! in the mean time ill do the best with what I have..."meanwhile i was thinking" might be time to build my next engine, set of LA sleeves in a teksid block and some of...
11-09-2018, 06:51 AM
Hi Ed and Matt today i adjusted my cranking and priming pulses and that helped a great deal with the starts..have ordered a non return valve.
Well the .200 sleeve in the tensioning trick worked perfectly thanks for suggesting that.
It’s been a long time doing my rebuild due to my work schedule and other business but it’s finally done...
11-08-2018, 02:41 AM
Thanks Ed I will buy a AN10 Non return valve and place it before my fuel pressure regulator. In the interim I will look at modifying the pump law schedules.
Thanks for the information, Jonathan
11-07-2018, 10:59 AM
Hi Matt thanks for the reply, I originally had this system B dead head but was having massive heat build up and it would stall when very hot so I went to the pass thru option and send the hot fuel...
11-07-2018, 10:37 AM
i have re plumbed my engine back to system B but with dash 8 cross over at the front with a radium Pulse damper in the center of the crossover.
what Im considering now is a NON Return valve...
Hi there and welcome,
Without any keys your will need to purchase a new ignition cylinder barrel and key set.
After that you will need to go to a dealership or find someone who has the Ford scan...
Hi Ed the axles are 31 spline Same as originals, I had to shorten the quite a bit and they had a shoulder along further...the area where the spline is did not have so much removed...about 30 thou....
Next was cut down the 8.8 rear end from the expedition
decided to weld the axle tubes the the cast iron housing, we used stainless rod with the TIG it went on like butter.
Thanks Ed, many years ago i like do restore cars to absolve factory specs but now practicality prevails I like my vehicles to appear almost original but with reliability and performance enhancement...
Hi Guys For those of you who don't know me Im the crazy Guy that lives in the Philippines and like Different projects my other car is a twin turbo Nash Metropolitan drag car.
Anyhow a friend of my...
Hi Ed, thanks I already ordered a bottle of Prolong I will order a larger quantity sea freight later.
Progress on my rebuild has halted as Iím on a work trip for another 10 days.
I asked my...
Hi Ed thanks for the compliment.
Ok I will definitely try Joe Griffins Fix....when I studied the Damage to my Cam journals the front journals of the exhaust (drive cams) left and right bank were...
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