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Autolite group 27 was the battery those cars came with back in the day. Ran one for years in my 63/427

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: 5.4 Triton Intake manifold problem
« on: July 29, 2022, 08:18:11 AM »
If I remember correctly you can only remove the crossover by pulling the entire intake manifold because the bolts come in from the bottom. After you get it off it's a great time to replace the spark plugs. They will never be easier to get to. Also I would replace any oily, deteriorating spark plug boots.

I used the 90° method on yblocks Ive run and had good results. Been using it on my latest FE build and seems to work OK. Reinstalling the 427 back in my 61 Starliner to fix my screw-up oll leak and I think I'll try Brent's method this time. Never was sure I was on the base circle when setting the valves.

I always liked the Goodyear Polyglass w/RWL. I recall the old front end mechanic where I worked mentioned in the late 60's that Goodyear would have a great tire if they ever got the lumps out of them.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: My Holley adventure for today.
« on: May 17, 2022, 06:23:50 AM »
When I need a part from a "fast food parts store" I'll look up what I need on their website 1st. Then I'll take the information to the store and tell the parts guy what I have and came up with this part number for it. Then I'll ask him to double ck my number to make sure its right. The number usually sends him right to the page and he confirms it. Saves me a lot of headaches.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Just cruising the Zoo
« on: May 04, 2022, 07:23:16 AM »
Right turn Clyde!!

Interested in the rocker arm parts if you still have them. Tried to send a pm but just got an error message.

Had a 68 Mustang GT with a 427 TP, 4sp & 4,88 Detroit locker years ago. When the front end came off the ground and would run a 10.80 it made all the aggravation worthwhile.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Carb Advice
« on: March 14, 2022, 08:27:04 AM »
Can't add any advice for your carbs. I'm interested in how it will run with the "D" cam in it. Had one in a 63 Galaxie years ago. Car was a rocket ship. Meanest sounding (and performing) cam I ever ran. Do you plan on driving it on the street?

FE Technical Forum / Re: Some 6v questions
« on: January 23, 2022, 07:46:05 AM »
The 2 metering blocks, 3440 & 3434 are they still available? Anyone know where I can find them. I did a quick search and didn't find anything. Could they be listed under a different number. The numbers on the ones I've found are longer than 4 digits. Thanks, Dan

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: No More Work
« on: January 04, 2022, 08:55:20 AM »
Been retired almost 10yrs after working 40+yrs repairing cars & trucks. Was able to move from snowy MI. to AZ. to a house with a good sized shop. The thing I think of most is how did I ever get anything done when I was working. Always busy, I have 3 projects going on now. The thing I like the most is everyday is Saturday and if I don't feel like working or things aren't going right I can just close the door and come back when I want to.

Heat it with a torch, then melt a birthday candle on the shaft so the wax can wick under the gear.  I read the tip on here, or the old forum,  a long time back and have used it many times with success when penetrant has failed.  Good luck
X3. I've used things like Blaster also when I didn't have a candle. It works like a plumber soldering joints. The heat draws in the wax to loosen it.

Private Classifieds / Re: WTB- 63 Galaxie console
« on: November 26, 2021, 08:27:50 AM »
Don't know where your located, but you can contact Steve the Galaxie guy in Kingman Az. He has a web site at where it lists contact numbers and other info. I know he has a few consoles around, I traded him one for some other parts I needed.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Adjustable or Non-Adjustable...
« on: November 19, 2021, 09:46:31 AM »
Years ago after I lunched a 427 in my 63 Galaxie I picked up a warranty turn in 390 shortblock from a 68 Gt Torino. Only thing I changed was I put in a C8AX-C hydraulic cam in it. I used all the 427 upper parts, heads, 2x4 intake and adjustable rocker arms. Took some tinkering with the rocker adjustments but it ended up a trouble free setup. That combo was the most consistent engine I think I ever ran. That big old boat would turn a 13.1 every time. It had no problems turning 10.5 slicks. The only shortfall was I could never get it to run in the 12's. I think life got in the way before I got there.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Valve spring compressor for in car work.
« on: November 11, 2021, 07:44:24 AM »
Ted I made one that uses a LSM sbc tool that bolts down to a piece of flatbar that bolts to the head .It works much better than that Lisle tool .The flat bar bolts to the rocker stand bolt holes and the LSM tool bolts to that . The dummy in me cant post pictures but what I made worked fine for my engine in a shock tower car no less .If you want give me a call and maybe I can help you .678 603 8400 Doug
My old man made one like that way back in the 60's. I agree they work way better than the Lisle one. Still have it in the bottom of one of my tool boxes.

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