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Private Classifieds / Re: fe parts ,TCI converter,
« on: August 05, 2020, 08:30:05 PM »
Set 2 PMs

Thanks for sharing the experience guys . I see diamond has an off the shelf .050 for my combination so lets see how it all shakes out. The crank which is a very strange bird is still at the Spa getting some war wounds fixed up. The whole thing will most definitely be an odd ball all said and done . I will post some pics up as it all finds its way back together. In the end I guess there isnt much to lose , if it spits up a liner I can then know who was the weak link and just have that one sleeved. Of multiples , whatever , as long as they arent adjacent. I had read somewhere , cant remember now about the welding of the sleeves together but honestly at that point you would really have to be in love with a  block to go that deep when you can just buy a new one.

Tom its looking like its 4.280 to 4.285 . 

By the way , I went around and around this thing with the tester countless times and all the bores have no less than .125 in the clover leaf portions with the ends having damn near .250

If I use the 428 sized Ductile Iron Darton Sleeves I then would not be taking the entire 427 sleeve out therefore avoiding the cracking issue correct ? The more I think on it I should have never bought the sonic tester and just ran it...   8) . if the .050 cleans up wouldnt I just be better leaving as is or is there a piston availability issue ?


Thanks my immediate thought was to sleeve it down with Ductile sleeves but wanted others opinions...

So I have a 427 Marine thats seen some action and is now at .050 over . I am sure this question has been asked here but times change and so does technology and information so im going to put it out there again. Ive got wall thicknesses all over the map in this but all the cylinders have thin spots hovering around .090 .
What is the minimum wall thickness that anyone in this position has successfully run one of these at without grouting the block ? I am talking power levels above 650 HP and compression around 11.5 . With an occasional sniff of smelling salts.... When that all fails . What sleeves have yielded the best results ?
Thanks for your time.

Private Classifieds / Re: Various FE Parts, '69 Mustang Parts
« on: July 31, 2020, 04:22:18 PM »
PM Sent

Private Classifieds / Re: WTB standard bore 428 block
« on: June 30, 2020, 10:22:23 AM »
I will give you a buzz here shortly  , I didnt want to wake a californian thinking they were a virginian.....

Private Classifieds / Re: WTB standard bore 428 block
« on: June 29, 2020, 07:37:26 PM »
PM sent Ross , Are you in VA Jack with that area code ?

Private Classifieds / Re: WTB standard bore 428 block
« on: June 29, 2020, 12:20:58 PM »
I am looking for a block myself , did he buy you out Jack or do you still have some for sale ?

For what its worth I have known the one here in my town since I was a teen (Actually one of the sets of headers I have came off it) and it was always sitting pretty perky in the ass end.
The thing went through the regular phase of mods and racing after it was new and then the guy put it back all stock . I am betting its spent the majority of its life sitting in the garage now.

Jay was there any bias to the springs to one side or the other ? Any signs of the regular stiffening upgrades up front ? Ive seen springs added for circle track and ive seen springs added when the originals needed replacing .
Pretty sure we still have an all original Cobra in town here . I can look the guy up if the mystery persists.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Headers
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:04:29 PM »
Falcon , do you mean like these ?  ?? Yeah that doesnt solve it and yes thats the car I am doing now . WHen you turn in either direction the tire rod pushes harder into the tube and would have to lift the spindle and wheel to actually turn. Hard to explain unless you lived it. Its not just hitting by a small amount and removing the sleeves would solve it. I ran similar sleeves on the car I had the motor in before.

Brunson , thanks for that but I am wondering if they didnt have some thin rails from rust inside or something. They bolt through the rail so it would have to be comprimised for that to happen , but I will absolutely look when this thing gets going.

machoneman , well its like this. THe front end of these old things need some travel to transfer weight . You cant set it low enough and then limit it because the tubes will plow ditches in the road . If you limit it from a decent ride height its about to hit the tubes.

These thigns have been used for years , even I did it for many years , I get it. I just dont want to deal with it anymore and if I am starting over I am going to do away with the things I disliked.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Headers
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:17:54 AM »
Thanks Paulie  , I would appreciate that. Beautiful pic of the 67 coming out and clearly a well setup car . I do love the Hookers and the Dougs but as the other poster mentioned , they can make bad things happen . I had my sleeves turned as well but on a small tire car that was not the most predictable it just wasnt fun .

The guy at Crites swears that theirs go on without drama to either the car or the tubes. They are nice sized tubes and they have dipped them in at the steering linkage to avoid the bind at launch.

I am setting this car up to be Bi-Polar so that with a change in wheels and tires and coil over setup it can go from tracks with turns to a straight line track so how much they hang is also a consideration. I started just to buy the stainless and start in on it myself but I just dont have the years of my life to lose cursing at those things for god knows how many hours.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Headers
« on: June 11, 2018, 07:07:03 PM »
Thanks Paulie !!! Do you have any pics of them on the car ?

FE Technical Forum / Re: Headers
« on: June 11, 2018, 03:14:54 PM »
Judging by your response you have experienced that unsettling feeling that you cannot turn the steering wheel for a good  60 to 80 feet out . If you combine that with your setup being off by just a little it can be a handful real fast.

The crites look decent and the price is right. I am shocked that more people havnt tried them.

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