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    Hone the block the minimum to get clean straight...

    Hone the block the minimum to get clean straight bores, Matt. As soon as there are no more shadows on the liner from low spots you are done stop! Before you begin find the largest hole and hone it...
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    That is looking like a lean condition, heat...

    That is looking like a lean condition, heat related failure, Matt. Did you buy eight or ten pistons when you built it? If you didn't buy ten take a look at Gibtec's for the replacements. If you...
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    New unused parts can always be sold. Used parts...

    New unused parts can always be sold. Used parts can also, but at a lower price. Used, broken parts well not so much ...


    Ed
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    Crucible, read this => Why You Want to Use...

    Crucible, read this => Why You Want to Use Standard Size Bores


    Ed
  5. The internal assemblies, clearancing, shimming...

    The internal assemblies, clearancing, shimming etc, etc on a T-56 is a non-trivial experience. Not saying you can not do it but, if a T-56 is your first manual trans rebuild I would advise passing...
  6. When the noise occurs, in the transmission, as...

    When the noise occurs, in the transmission, as you turn the input shaft, you broke something in the transmission.

    Time to take the trans to a repair shop or replace it with a T-56 Magnum. Smart...
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    I am not certain how you intend to drive the car...

    I am not certain how you intend to drive the car but you might want to consider that from a driver's seat perspective the most responsive driving experience will be with a PD blower. Centrifugal...
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    That green color is what you want to see, Matt. ...

    That green color is what you want to see, Matt. You absolutely need to oil the ring faces and the ring lands. The cylinder wall scuffing is from the dry ring face. A dry ring in a dry land will...
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    I have used them in both street and race engines...

    I have used them in both street and race engines and they seem to have a service life comparable to a standard second ring on the street. Race engines are more difficult to assess because we usually...
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    Line-2-Line has two different coating thicknesses...

    Line-2-Line has two different coating thicknesses they can offer. Us e the one that gives the tightest initial PTW and it will wear in to the optimal PTW setting for you by just driving the car. My...
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    Matt, I. thought I had replied to this post but...

    Matt, I. thought I had replied to this post but apparently got interrupted and forgot to send my commentary, Here is an abbreviated version of it;

    The honing marks in the cylinders look good, the...
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    I have not used the gas nitrided top rings yet...

    I have not used the gas nitrided top rings yet Matt but, I have heard good things about them. Like you, I am one of the AP Steel faithful. After the Total seal guys turned me on to the Quick Seat...
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    Almost forgot guys, the sensor comes w/o a...

    Almost forgot guys, the sensor comes w/o a pigtail. The pigtail is available on Amazon (and other sites), here is the Amazon link for the pigtail I used, click here => AC Delco Flex Fuel Sensor...
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    There are hard stops in the Ford ECU code for...

    There are hard stops in the Ford ECU code for several tuning variables. When you exceed the Ford hard coded maximum for any of these variables you will need to scale the others before the ECU will...
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    Injector characterizations are independent of...

    Injector characterizations are independent of automobile manufacturer, year make or model. They are solely related to the injector's flow characteristics with gasoline at the base fuel pressure they...
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    I used one of our supporting vendors, CARID. ...

    I used one of our supporting vendors, CARID. Here is a link to the sensor on their site => AC Delco Part #13577429, I don't know if it is the lowest price out there but it is definitely in the...
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    Long road but a very nice finish, Todd! ...

    Long road but a very nice finish, Todd!

    Those blue lines are why we like the Whipples so much :)


    Ed
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    The problem was not rotating assembly component...

    The problem was not rotating assembly component or lubricant related SVT_1999. The problem was caused by an obstruction to the block's rear oil galleys by a screw in pipe plug that was used to...
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    Turbo applications will hit the gaskets more...

    Turbo applications will hit the gaskets more gently initially. Certainly at high boost the stress is considerably higher but the dwell time that the gasket sees the boost for is very small because...
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    There are lots of combinations that can work with...

    There are lots of combinations that can work with varying degrees of success, Matt. Normally the tried and proven approaches are the conservative best bets. That doesn't mean that other variations...
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    You've got all the specs correct, Matt. The...

    You've got all the specs correct, Matt.

    The challenge with the install model you are looking at is the malleability of the aluminum in the heads. The problem is similar to putting stainless...
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    Ken, and everyone else who reads this thread; ...

    Ken, and everyone else who reads this thread;

    The AC Delco sensors have a built in temp sensor which is the third wire in the harness, so you have a fuel temperature monitoring capability should...
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    Sadly Matt the only engine that Ford spec'd a...

    Sadly Matt the only engine that Ford spec'd a fully flanged #5 upper for was an LNG version of the engine in the early 90's. I stumbled across it entirely by accident a number of years ago while...
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    When I ordered mine Ken, I asked for the one that...

    When I ordered mine Ken, I asked for the one that would work with a sensor that has the ⅜" fuel nipples. There is also one that can apparently accommodate the 5/16" fuel nipples. The 5/16" hardware...
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    Clearance the blower front case. The amount of...

    Clearance the blower front case. The amount of aluminum you need to remove is very small and does not have a potential for breaking through to the oil in the front case. You can also minimize the...
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    Todd, The best place to get what you need /...

    Todd,

    The best place to get what you need / are looking for is the performance aftermarket. ATI and Reid Racing are the two places that can best help you. Here are links to both that will get...
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    They are very impressive guys, Tony. That gizmo...

    They are very impressive guys, Tony. That gizmo is just the tip of the iceberg for what they offer. Their design uses an internal bypass to avoid choking off the fuel supply to the engine. I ordered...
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    I have seen your 'new cam problem' and another on...

    I have seen your 'new cam problem' and another on multiple occasions, Tony.

    The bent cam problem is very much like the bent new crank problem. Sometimes the part is physically bent by an external...
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    Get a Ford service manual for the year and model...

    Get a Ford service manual for the year and model you have. It will have complete sections on just about every subsystem in the car. Rather than using a R&R approach to trouble shooting and repair...
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    You are right Ken, my bad! Apologies for the...

    You are right Ken, my bad!

    Apologies for the mischaracterization, Steve. That said, you are still entitled to your own thread, everything you have added to the forum is valuable for all the...
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    Steve, I am going to give your portion of this...

    Steve,

    I am going to give your portion of this thread a life of its own because, while about a car with an MS3Pro, it is an excellent thread on the implementation of it in your car and it deserves...
  32. While problems can be similar and sometimes even...

    While problems can be similar and sometimes even identical they can also easily be vehicle specific. This site tends to hav PD blown and turbo engine advocates more so than Centrifuged advocates. ...
  33. Until you can get and learn how to use the...

    Until you can get and learn how to use the diagnostic tools to determine what is going wrong, the best you can do is an eclectic sort of R&R style diagnostic on a best guess basis. The obvious,...
  34. Tuning software products will have a data logging...

    Tuning software products will have a data logging capability. Some companies will offer devices that can be used to load a tune but are not tuning s/w. These devices can have data logging...
  35. Do a data log and lets see what it says. Ed

    Do a data log and lets see what it says.


    Ed
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    Good detective work there Nick. I discovered the...

    Good detective work there Nick. I discovered the same thing when I removed the pressed in plug in my block and replaced it with a flush mount pipe plug. As I was tapping and checking fit, on one of...
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    Steve, This should help a bit. BTW I was...

    Steve,

    This should help a bit. BTW I was confusing the MS3Pro with a competitor's EFI system, ignore my remarks about specific gravity.

    That said you still have to manage the stoich point...
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    The proper set up I am referring to is informing...

    The proper set up I am referring to is informing the MS3Pro about the specific gravity for the fuel you are using and informing the MS3Pro about the correct stoichiometric point for the fuel you are...
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    [QUOTE=ITSTOCK;2264601]Ed, You do not...

    You do not know where you are right now in terms of AFR or lambda because you have not properly set up your MS3 ECU. Making decisions about richening or leaning the fuel mixture without knowing...
  40. Lay it on a table top next to your stock reluctor...

    Lay it on a table top next to your stock reluctor and the answer should be obvious.


    Ed
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