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    That's a bummer Tommy! Sometimes the risk...

    That's a bummer Tommy! Sometimes the risk associated with acquiring used pieces make new ones look more attractive.

    It sounds like you are doing your homework this time. Be sure to check...
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    Gibtec will typically call out a 0.004" PTW spec...

    Gibtec will typically call out a 0.004" PTW spec for the pistons. If you can manage the engine temperature into a 180˚F to 190˚F (82˚C to 88˚C) window you can easily run 0.035" PTW or a whisker...
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    They are supposed to be a better cam follower,...

    They are supposed to be a better cam follower, Kirk. That said there are lots of guys who run their engines at 8500 to 9000 rpm using the original cam follower. If I had all my other parts covered...
  4. Trap speed is exclusively a matter of HP. A good...

    Trap speed is exclusively a matter of HP. A good cheat sheet approach is to look at what other cars in your class are trapping for MPH. Then look at your dyno sheet and see where your max power is...
  5. In supercharged form our engines make power by...

    In supercharged form our engines make power by increasing rpm. PD blown engines have notoriously flat torque curves that can seem to last forever. Because of that, increasing RPM is increasing HP,...
  6. For a drag car all you need to do is decide what...

    For a drag car all you need to do is decide what point on your power curve you want to go through the quarter mile traps at. Look at the RPM, pick a drag tire that fits into the rear wheel well and...
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    Robert, The chains you have found at RockAuto...

    Robert,

    The chains you have found at RockAuto have (for the most part) the correct image in the picture. They are not organized by Ford VIN number. Most resellers use VIN number for positive...
  8. OK. TruTrac is nice but is relatively weak...

    OK.

    TruTrac is nice but is relatively weak when it comes to torque biasing differentials. You are operating with only six pinion gears inside a TruTrac. Here is an exploded pic of the unit;
    ...
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    Accufab is trustworthy. Not always the least...

    Accufab is trustworthy.

    Not always the least expensive but always the right stuff at a reasonable price. You should not have any doubts about what they say or sell. Quality people, quality...
  10. Thread: GT500 heads

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    Manley's stainless valves. Inconel is a material...

    Manley's stainless valves. Inconel is a material for Top Fuel exhausts not our engines.


    Ed
  11. Thread: GT500 heads

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    Ken is spot on in his explanation, Robert. ...

    Ken is spot on in his explanation, Robert.

    That said you should not shy away from the Lock-N-Stitch repair for the head(s). The finished head is actually stronger in the plug thread area than a...
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    Accufab made the billet steel main caps for the...

    Accufab made the billet steel main caps for the Hyland block and they may have also made caps for John's engines. In general main caps have no been a weak spot for the engine. That said the later...
  13. Thread: GT500 heads

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    The largest commercially available (off the shelf...

    The largest commercially available (off the shelf and over the counter) valves are +1mm and a good valve at a reasonable price is the Manley +1mm valves you can get a Jegs or Summit.

    It would be...
  14. Thread: GT500 heads

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    The largest commercially available (off the shelf...

    The largest commercially available (off the shelf and over the counter) valves are +1mm and a good valve at a reasonable price is the Manley +1mm valves you can get a Jegs or Summit.

    It would be...
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    Everything Russ said is spot on saltfever. ...

    Everything Russ said is spot on saltfever.

    Ford and the aftermarket do make two different primary chains for 4.6L engines. One chain is for the 03/04 SVT Cobra and the other is for everything...
  16. Thanks for the efforts, Ken. That will certainly...

    Thanks for the efforts, Ken. That will certainly make someone's day brighter.


    Ed
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    The standalone ECU election is less based on...

    The standalone ECU election is less based on boost levels and more on tuning capabilities/features and engine safeties it brings to the table across the engine operating range. Your generation of...
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    Glad to hear and also a good job, Scott. ...

    Glad to hear and also a good job, Scott.

    Working with vendors can be real work! Sometimes their personnel are informed and knowledgeable, other times you would swear you are speaking to a...
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    The MAF xfer function has a hard stop that Ford...

    The MAF xfer function has a hard stop that Ford puts into their ECUs. That hard stop is 63.9 pounds of air per minute or 1739 Kg/hr. If your MAF flows more air than that (which it almost certainly...
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    +1 on what Ken suggested. I am a bit confused as...

    +1 on what Ken suggested. I am a bit confused as to why you would not have asked the manufacturer of the part about the anomaly before modifying parts or posting on a site like MF. The person best...
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    Glad to be able to help saltfever. Where in...

    Glad to be able to help saltfever.

    Where in NorCal are you located, I'm a little South of SJ in Gilroy.


    Ed
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    Have you contacted Cobra Engineeering to tell...

    Have you contacted Cobra Engineeering to tell them about the sizing discrepancy you have discovered?


    Ed
  23. Thank you for the memory jog, Jonathan. Now that...

    Thank you for the memory jog, Jonathan. Now that you mention it I do recall the pics you had shown me of the broken pieces. My bad!

    The breakage prone secondaries are troubling and lead us back to...
  24. Found something in Australia that you guys might...

    Found something in Australia that you guys might find interesting. Take a look at this,

    170223

    This is a Rollmaster kit being sold by, click here => Norinda

    They are 7-Way secondary...
  25. Play with the workbook Russ and watch what...

    Play with the workbook Russ and watch what happens to the cam phasing on the sheet. It is easier than you think. Just pick up the initial 0.050" before and after max lift numbers I used and follow...
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    Summit or Jegs are both good choices for the head...

    Summit or Jegs are both good choices for the head gaskets, Jonathan. There are a number of manufacturers of the gaskets these days. I like SCE partly because they have been around a long time and...
  27. Good observaation Craig. The difference was the...

    Good observaation Craig. The difference was the 50 year old engines and the cars they came in were for the most part gone today. The components were being sold to an aftermarket with either fond...
  28. Jonathan nailed it, Ken. You can play with the...

    Jonathan nailed it, Ken. You can play with the Cam Phasing Workbook tool and experience the phenomena in real time without all the physical effort. It all comes down to what Jonathan so accurately...
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    Thanks for the props, Ken. I think you will...

    Thanks for the props, Ken. I think you will enjoy using the Workbook. It substantially reduces the PITA grief normally associated with the job.

    A lot of the original guys from the site have sold...
  30. Michael's stuff is not cheap in price but it is...

    Michael's stuff is not cheap in price but it is very likely the best you can find. Michael is an extraordinary talent when it comes to building all types of engines but has a particularly good record...
  31. I was going to direct you to the page on Summit...

    I was going to direct you to the page on Summit with the Cloyes gears but when I went over there to find them, it appears they are no longer available! Ford has apparently strong armed Summit into...
  32. Good to hear, SVGT02. That means the 4V kits are...

    Good to hear, SVGT02. That means the 4V kits are alive again!

    For anyone that has not bought one yet, you can buy just the primary Cloyes gear for a 2V version of the 4.6 and they are identical...
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    Just use the #5 upper from the 5219 set to...

    Just use the #5 upper from the 5219 set to replace the #5 erector set upper in the 5281 set. Do not, repeat, do not use the #5 lower or for that matter any other bearing out of the 5219 set they...
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    Thanks for the props Jonathan. The pain and...

    Thanks for the props Jonathan. The pain and suffering associated with the usual approach has had me thinking of this for some time now. I put it to work last weekend and it was a breadth of fresh...
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    If you were one of the 9 members that downloaded...

    If you were one of the 9 members that downloaded a copy of the original Cam Phasing Master Workbook before the date of this post please download it one more time. The original which you first...
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    With each new generation of car Detroit adds...

    With each new generation of car Detroit adds additional creature comforts and bling, Will. The intent is to seduce you into trading the old car for a new car. Sometimes the trade is a huge step up...
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    This type of information sharing is how these...

    This type of information sharing is how these websites can lighten the load on all of us, Robert. If we share the success stories we each experience at different times in our builds, everyone wins. ...
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    Cam Phasing - An Easier Way

    ModMotors bring a variety of new challenges to the engine builder. One of the more painful is cam phasing. I have followed the tried and true path most of us have or are following in our engine...
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    Looks like you dodged a bullet, Tommy. Those...

    Looks like you dodged a bullet, Tommy. Those numbers are excellent especially cold. Good show! That just leaves the PITA compressor rebuild to wrestle with.


    Ed
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    The problem with the used pieces is the same as...

    The problem with the used pieces is the same as you are experiencing right now. I suspect Ford does not sell new ones any more because of the age of the car. You might find one in the dealer...
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