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Private Classifieds / Re: My Craigslist Ads
« on: June 06, 2019, 01:19:45 PM »
You guys need to look at the date codes. I am cleaning up my shop. Some of these parts I have had for 28 years or so are going to scrap this month.

The wrinkled places between the vent window and the rubber plug are very similar on both sides. I have seen what stout mirrors can do to these doors when hung on a tree or building. Thought maybe there could have been a different design on mine at one time.

Not 100% sure, but I think the mirrors on the truck are old Velac brand jr west coast.
Thanks, that helps narrow it down. Lots of them look the same but those minor differences between brands set them apart.

At different times two older mechanics have identified my truck as a former Uhaul fleet truck. It may or may not have had other mirrors on it but these rough markings infront of both vent windows are very similar. Can anyone identify my current mirrors?

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: The FE Coming To A Theatre Near You
« on: June 04, 2019, 11:00:43 AM »
As long as the stick to historical facts it will be an awesome movie. I don't worry about a persons political affiliations. All forms of human rule have there parties or own selfish agendas driving them. Only one man ever knew what was best for all mankind.

Private Classifieds / Re: My Craigslist Ads
« on: June 02, 2019, 12:53:23 AM »
Chris, your links didn't post correctly:  They're dead links.

My CraigslIst parts. Water pumps, valve covers, Grant Spalding Flamethrower distributor small block radiator and 90' of 1" natural gas line. ... 15029.html ... 52971.html ... 63020.html ... 51386.html ... 95524.html
I didn't catch that. Correct links posted.

I have a few possible options. PM sent.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Full And Intermediate Engine Codes
« on: May 28, 2019, 09:51:35 PM »
So it looks like Motors does NOT show the SOHC, but Rotunda DOES show the SOHC?

Of course Motors shows the 1968 R-code 427 so who knows what info they got.

I looked in my 1967 Ford Shop Manuals, no reference to SOHC in there.
Those same shop manuals show the 324-324 cam in all 427's, 4v and 8v, big car and unibody, for 1967.
(Some sources show the smaller 306-306 cam in the 4v or unibody cars, and they all have .500 net lift so the confusion lives on).
They also show the 390GT cam as 270-270 duration (not 270-290) but .481 .490 lift. Hmmm....

I wouldn't worry too much about the copyright thing for what we are doing here, there is an exception for research & academic purposes which I think is what we are doing here. I don't see any of us making money from old SOHC engine codes.

EDIT 27 May:
Ok I thought it was just my shop manuals but I found the SOHC codes. They're in the FRONT of the book, but are not listed in the engine section, maybe because they weren't ever factory in a car?
1965 (1st print Sep 1964)
none listed
none listed (as if!)

Why did the SOHC get dropped for 1966 but re-appear (in the book at least) in 1967?
The one I looked at waa red and had the M code with all the other engines. How many times were the shop manuals reprinted per year?

FE Technical Forum / Re: Full And Intermediate Engine Codes
« on: May 26, 2019, 12:48:41 PM »
My 1967 Ford, Meteor and Mercury Shop Manual shows M code as 8 cyl 410 4V
                                                                                 L code as 8 cyl 427 4V SOHC
                                                                          AND D code as 8 cyl 427 8V SOHC
I have seen that also. The new for 65 is different.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Full And Intermediate Engine Codes
« on: May 26, 2019, 11:55:22 AM »
From a couple of books I have. Feel free to add the ones I am missing.
I am kind of surprised none of the experts have posted there sources. The 1965 Ford Shop Manual DOES have the M code 2 X 4 SOHC engine listed.

FE Technical Forum / Re: 65 SOHC Galaxie And 62 483
« on: May 24, 2019, 08:26:07 PM »
I think that 483 car is about as cool as it gets.
That was my wife's favorite. The 24 year old in me wanted to take the cammer out to see how fast the law is. The 44 year old I am thought of the price of gas and possibly getting someone killed.

FE Technical Forum / Re: 65 SOHC Galaxie And 62 483
« on: May 24, 2019, 08:06:45 PM »
Are the cars in Conn. now? How were you able to see them this early?
Last I heard they were leaving Fort Worth today at noon. I drove up yesterday afternoon, his shop is just a couple hours North of me.

FE Technical Forum / Re: 65 SOHC Galaxie And 62 483
« on: May 24, 2019, 04:40:10 PM »
      Bottom spark plug hears are very rare as the concept proved to be too difficult to use in a production chassis. The first design rocker arms were all non adjustable and valve lash was adjusted with small "lash caps" placed between the valve tip and rocker arm. Setting lash took ridiculous amounts of time and the second generation adjustable rocker arm was developed. The style of rocker arm is not unique to the iron or aluminum head, The interchange. Most (for obvious reasons) go with the adjustable rockers used on "most" of the (potential at the time) production engines that were eventually sold off through Holman Moody as many period pictures document. Aluminum heads were very rare ( some accounts say 50 pair and others say less) and only a Ford "contract" racer could get them (initially). I am nit picking but since I was around in the day , the only engines to get the black valve cover stripe were those that were painted the "gold color" . The "Blue" engines had blue stripes on the covers. The blue engines were built for '66 production vehicles ( though we all know it didn't happen) which were all painted corporate blue. That is another reason the physical parts don't match the description of the car.
     The issue with this '65 isn't the parts , it is with the "factory built" part. A car that was modified like this would have a "brass tag" and be noted in factory paper work as being done by the ''Stock Vehicles Dept", IF it was done at Ford as a prototype. The work is top notch and it IS possible it was done by DST who was very capable of doing  work of that quality for "any" customer.   "MY opinion ONLY" s that this car was probably done at DST and possibly for a Ford employee. I have ZERO proof  , just a hunch. Dearborn Steel Tubing is still in business and "I" would encourage any potential buyer to check with them to see if they had anything to do with it. they "may" still have those records stored somewhere. they built many specialty cars for Ford besides the well known Fairlanes and Comets of '64 and '65 ( yes they built 2 '65 Fairlanes , 1 cammer and 1 289).
This is only the 2nd cammer  I have seen run. The actual exhaust system on this one let me hear the chains. Sounded like it had a pretty nasty temperament. Lots I do not know about these. So the early valve covers will clear the adjustables and bolt up to iron and aluminium heads?

I had seen the plain valve covers before laying loose where the other cammers were. That owner said they were on the non adjustable heads. Maybe he just meant they were around at the same time. Lash caps are what I was calling "pucks". The SOHC caps looked tiny compared to the Jaguar and Toyota hockey pucks I am used to.

FE Technical Forum / Re: 65 SOHC Galaxie And 62 483
« on: May 24, 2019, 01:15:02 PM »
I was told these are cast iron non-adjustable heads. They have "pucks" like many newer OHC engines have. The valve covers are like the ones pictured in this HAMB article. Where the evolution fell between non adjustable bottom mount spark plugs to adjustable heads with the top mount spark plugs is out of my knowledge. I am guessing this is the end of the cast iron heads just after the plugs were relocated up top.

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