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    John's recommendation is on the mark (as is...

    John's recommendation is on the mark (as is typical), Jan. That is also the same way I did my caps in both the SHM block and my Aluminator block. Be sure to require the shop to use a thread forming...
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    I used those side bolts in my Hyland block, Jan. ...

    I used those side bolts in my Hyland block, Jan. They are certainly a very nice side bolt and when you torque then down they come up to the 62# torque spec with a consistent pull and predictable...
  3. Thread: Newbie

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    Good day Adrian and where might that be? Ed

    Good day Adrian and where might that be?


    Ed
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    There you go, straight from the horse's mouth :)...

    There you go, straight from the horse's mouth :)


    Ed
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    You may have gotten a very early aluminum unit,...

    You may have gotten a very early aluminum unit, Jeff. I was talking with James about using Steel instead of Aluminum. He elected to change to steel. I have a relatively recent (~2 or 3 years old)...
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    The best piston to run in your new build is a...

    The best piston to run in your new build is a Gibtec.

    PTV clearance is a function of the cam you use, the way you phase it to the crank and entirely up to the engine builder to spec correctly. ...
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    The Cobra Engineering secondary tensioners are...

    The Cobra Engineering secondary tensioners are made from steel billet. Whoever informed you they were not, is himself uninformed.


    Ed
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    Actually with the use of a ethanol sensor in the...

    Actually with the use of a ethanol sensor in the fuel line Jeff, can be substantially mitigated if the ECU is capable of using the sensor. If it is, it will be able to make changes to the tune on...
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    I understand you rightful concern's over the need...

    I understand you rightful concern's over the need to acquire new skills, Phil.

    Consider this perspective for a minute. Not withstanding my failure to previously list the fourth option there are...
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    I understand the predicament you are describing,...

    I understand the predicament you are describing, Kevin. When the familiarity with the technology is sufficiently distant the learning process is / can be long and challenging and yes, sometimes...
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    Phil, this is going to sound a little harsh. It...

    Phil, this is going to sound a little harsh. It is not. It is reality.

    Tuning is not as big a deal as it is made out to be, especially with aftermarket systems where the amount of internet...
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    Most of the home built and other drag cars will...

    Most of the home built and other drag cars will be, virtually all, return style. The reason for that is, as you so accurately identified, very simply easier. Additionally race cars tend not to run...
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    You are Jeff. Wikipedia has a pretty good...

    You are Jeff. Wikipedia has a pretty good explanation of the phenomena without a whole lot of the techno-talk. This is what they say;

    "The enthalpy of vaporization (symbol ∆Hvap), also known as...
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    It is, but it is also the temps where the light...

    It is, but it is also the temps where the light ends vaporize. The mitigating factor is the tank location below the trunk. It is out of direct sunlight exposed to continuous airflow under the car. ...
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    They vaporize between 80˚F and 90˚F, Jeff. Ed

    They vaporize between 80˚F and 90˚F, Jeff.


    Ed
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    Today virtually all after market EFI systems will...

    Today virtually all after market EFI systems will support both high and low impedance injectors. If you search carefully enough, I have no doubt that it is possible to find a provider who does not. ...
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    Go with the more cost effective injector, Phil. ...

    Go with the more cost effective injector, Phil. The flow capacity difference is negligible especially because you are down in the 1500 cc range give or take either one will give you good head...
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    +1 on What Tony (BadCobra) said, Phil. Beyond...

    +1 on What Tony (BadCobra) said, Phil. Beyond all the niceties you get a robust suite of engine failsafes, traction control, detonation detection and mitigation and on and on. Definitely the right...
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    Phil, ID1000's should be more than adequate...

    Phil,

    ID1000's should be more than adequate unless you are running E-85.

    The scaling in the OEM ECU affects the calculated load that Ford uses for fueling the engine. You can compensate for it...
  20. Thread: Hello

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    Read Joe Goffin's Aluninator Gibtec Build thread...

    Read Joe Goffin's Aluninator Gibtec Build thread and you will get chapter and verse on the cams and a whole bunch more.


    Ed
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    Check your MS3 doc and you will find a pic like...

    Check your MS3 doc and you will find a pic like this;

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    That white multiport connector on the back of the ECU handles all the expansion for the ECU. That is where you will find the CAN...
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    Mount it on the same side of the car your fuel...

    Mount it on the same side of the car your fuel line is on and mount it outside the engine compartment but close enough to the engine your vacuum reference line is as short as possible. Make the...
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    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    It is that time of year again and I wanted to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

    Here is a Vintage Cobra Merry Christmas with Santa, Sleigh and Original Cobra

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    Ed
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    If you mount the regulator in the engine...

    If you mount the regulator in the engine compartment the engine heat will heat the regulator. If the regulator is heated above 80 or 90˚F (I forget which) it will boil off what is called the light...
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    That's it then, Kyle. You should be good to go....

    That's it then, Kyle. You should be good to go.

    Next time you go wideband shopping you ought to look into these guys 14 Point 7 <=clickable. Hands down, they have the fastest Wideband...
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    If you come on over the CAN bus it will read two...

    If you come on over the CAN bus it will read two sensors. If you do not, then I am not sure. Best bet would be to call DIYAutotune. They have live help for MS3Pro P-n-P customers.

    Ed
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    You do know the original thread and post are six...

    You do know the original thread and post are six years old. Those tires were replaced years ago.


    Ed
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    Just delete the cooler and go to a remote oil...

    Just delete the cooler and go to a remote oil filter. You will need a replacement for the OEM cooler et al. The best one available is from Cobra Engineering. Here is the link => Oil Cooler Delete...
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    It is and it is good that you found it. 230˚F is...

    It is and it is good that you found it. 230˚F is not a happy temperature for these engines.

    Something you might want to look into, Todd as the time and funding permits, is the use of a...
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    The video while interesting was essentially a...

    The video while interesting was essentially a compendium of rod failures, some advertising and a display of a finite element stressed rod showing high and low stressed regions when the rod was in...
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    In general gas porting is a race engine not a...

    In general gas porting is a race engine not a street engine modification, Matt. Over the years the original vertical gas ports have been modified to be horizontal gas ports positioned right at the...
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    If you check the date stamp on the post, you will...

    If you check the date stamp on the post, you will find it is over 12 years old.

    Most people dispose of items they can not sell, which they do not want, in much less time than that. How many...
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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
  37. 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...
  38. 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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