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  1. I would ask the guys who make the system. I...

    I would ask the guys who make the system. I believe I saw something on their site about specials where they said they would do a special if you could come up with ten users.


    Ed
  2. Noisy gears are gears that were not set up...

    Noisy gears are gears that were not set up correctly. Cast iron housings as delivered from Ford did not have noisy gears go figure.

    Cast iron housings ar e very similar to aluminum housings...
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    The crank adapter you are planning to use employs...

    The crank adapter you are planning to use employs a set screw to anchor it on the crank snout. The set screw will mar the snout on your crank. If that is OK with you then that crank adapter is OK...
  4. Try Ford's publishing house Helm Inc., click here...

    Try Ford's publishing house Helm Inc., click here => Helm Inc.


    Ed
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    There isn't. I believe James uses a 1.75"...

    There isn't. I believe James uses a 1.75" diameter inlet tube. Go to your local parts store and get a 1.75" ID 90˚ bend radiator hose and then plumb from there to your radiator. Alternatively get...
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    With the exception of teflon based seals OEM and...

    With the exception of teflon based seals OEM and aftermarket are pretty much the same. Use whichever one is most available to you.


    Ed
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    Contact the manufacturer and ask for their...

    Contact the manufacturer and ask for their guidance.


    Ed
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    TotalSeal top rings usually have a dimple on them...

    TotalSeal top rings usually have a dimple on them (like your second rings) indicating the topside of the ring, Matt. Make sure yours either do or do not and proceed accordingly. When installing...
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    Looking good, Matt. Make sure you have two...

    Looking good, Matt. Make sure you have two threads above the top of each nut.


    Ed
  10. Definitely the right price and with only a...

    Definitely the right price and with only a connector issue it is a no brainier. Great find, Bob.



    Ed
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    I had forgotten you were using that pump, Matt. ...

    I had forgotten you were using that pump, Matt. You are good to go. The extra clearance on #3 won't make a difference with that pump. A good place to be is over 0.002" and under 0.003". The rule...
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    You want to shoot for a 0.0018" to 0.0025"...

    You want to shoot for a 0.0018" to 0.0025" clearance, Matt. While you can run up to 0.003" relatively safely you begin to change the delivery of lubricant to different parts of the engine.
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  13. Bob, you might want to validate that sensor as...

    Bob, you might want to validate that sensor as being usable on a Mustang. When I checked the site it indicated the sensor was not compatible with a Mach I Mustang. That may just have been a...
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    Always use Plastigage! Ed

    Always use Plastigage!


    Ed
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    Your ARP Torque Spec data sheet will also have...

    Your ARP Torque Spec data sheet will also have the information but this is what you will need for each.

    Head Studs M11 x 1.5

    Mains M10 x 1.5


    Ed
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    Let see now, what was it that Forrest Gump...

    Let see now, what was it that Forrest Gump said,??

    Oh yea, "Engine building (sic) is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get" :)


    Ed
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    thanks Eric. I should have put up their website....

    thanks Eric. I should have put up their website. I usually ended up at their door step through eBay but the website is more efficient and direct. They also have a phone number Ron the site to...
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    You need to have washers under both the inner and...

    You need to have washers under both the inner and outer nuts. The reason you have the minimal thread engagement with the nuts is the hole depth in the main web. Someone drilled and/or tapped it...
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    There are multiple ring positioning preferences. ...

    There are multiple ring positioning preferences. There are a few things to remember. Once the engine starts all the rings rotate and at different speeds. Best advice is put it together with the...
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    Use the eBay contact seller feature to directly...

    Use the eBay contact seller feature to directly contact the seller, Rob. Ask about an extended length thread forming tap with a square drive. For reasons I don't understand they don't always list...
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    That's comparable to a brain surgeon using a box...

    That's comparable to a brain surgeon using a box cutter that he sharpened with a Harbor Freight knife sharpener, Rob. You can find a long shank thread forming tap on eBay for about $35 or $40. An...
  22. All good rational reasons and reasoning, Jan. ...

    All good rational reasons and reasoning, Jan. The most important litmus test though is, are you happy with the product and decision. To the extent I can assess that, I would have to say you are, so...
  23. Your point about the difficulty in removing...

    Your point about the difficulty in removing pricing from the parts selection process is well made, Robert. Modular engine builders are fortunate to have a relatively wide range of very good...
  24. Even the standard weight I-Beam is a step up in...

    Even the standard weight I-Beam is a step up in cross section and strength, Tony and FWIW I like them too. Of course that and $5 will get you a coffee at Starbucks. :)

    Tom Molnar makes some very...
  25. I don't believe anyone is arguing the...

    I don't believe anyone is arguing the manufacturing and heat treatment processes for 300M, Jan although the article is interesting. The argument is that 300M was by and large a marketing ploy by...
  26. You are absolutely right, Tony! I forgot and...

    You are absolutely right, Tony! I forgot and that is unquestionably a tensile strength failure where the rod appears to have been pulled apart in the beam. I take back all my H-beam broken rod...
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    You read the tea leaves correctly, Matt, definte...

    You read the tea leaves correctly, Matt, definte ring replacement situation.

    I know what you mean about Gibtec. It was one of the reasons I went to them for the piston design. Exceptional is one...
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    If the engine was being used in a race only...

    If the engine was being used in a race only application I would replace the rings that had big gaps. This engine is predominately street with eclectic trips to the track if I am right. In that...
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    ARP does, and I have actually purchased the tool...

    ARP does, and I have actually purchased the tool and tested it in an aluminum plate. The finish in the threaded region of the hole after using the thread forming tap vs the ARP thread cleaning tool...
  30. Some time ago a service tech in my local stereo...

    Some time ago a service tech in my local stereo repair shop was diligently trying to dissuade me from spending money on a system and speaker set that he maintained would not be any different than a...
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    Use some solvent like brakeclean and an engine...

    Use some solvent like brakeclean and an engine building bristle brush to get any crud and sludge in the bolt hole loose and fluid. Put an air nozzle on your air hose to blow the crud out of the...
  32. I have held both in my hands and used both in...

    I have held both in my hands and used both in engines, Robert. I think they are very comparable from a strength point of view. I like the Wiesco sculpting of the rod beam in the area immediately...
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    That is the best remote, available today, I know...

    That is the best remote, available today, I know of Matt both in terms of the filter it uses and also the all important built in priming pump. The first time you use the priming pump you will never...
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    They can (because they are on center rods) but it...

    They can (because they are on center rods) but it is better if they don't. Look at the big ends of the rods. Each side will be chamfered. One side will have a heavier chamfer. The side with the...
  35. Jan, The tensile loading on the rod bolts does...

    Jan,

    The tensile loading on the rod bolts does not triple as you state. The tensile loading actually goes up as the square of the relative increase in rpm. If you double the rpm, the relative...
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    Here is a write up that Sean Hyland did about 15...

    Here is a write up that Sean Hyland did about 15 or 20 years ago on modifying the #5 lower thrust to be useable as a #5 upper thrust. We did this for years until I stumbled across the, now no longer...
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    [QUOTE=CrucialProspect;2262115] King did not...

    King did not get sufficient interest in the bearing to maintain inventory or production. Without customers asking for the bearing they ceased production. According to the King representative I...
  38. Foreign particulate matter finding its way...

    Foreign particulate matter finding its way between the crank thrust face and the thrust bearing insert material.


    Ed
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    From post #2, MB1329 SI for #5 upper. ...

    From post #2,




    MB1329 SI for #5 upper.


    Ed
  40. I haven't seen anything that would change my...

    I haven't seen anything that would change my opinion ...


    Ed
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