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FE Technical Forum / Re: New Build and Part Compatability
« on: July 31, 2018, 10:30:00 AM »
I solved the fear of breaking in a new cam by using a service offered by Cam Research in Colorado.  Send them any brand new cam and they'll break it in for you.  Install it and start the engine.  No problems.  I don't know why more guys don't do this.  I've done two cams with their service in two of my FE's and one of my sons did a cam for his 408 stroker small block.  We've had no problems in years of driving my cars and  his is a strip only Thunderbird.  Cost at the time was $60 per cam plus shipping.  No brainer for me.  I think Scott Main owns Cam Research and he's a Ford guy.  I have NO connection to Cam's in Colorado and I live in Texas.

MSD 6Al-2 ignition box.  I built the engine for these MSD components in Nov. 2015.  I've since driven the car only 1,003 miles in that time (other projects, etc.) and as is so often the case with MSD quality/reliability these days the two step in the ignition box malfunctioned.  I'm done with MSD products after having used them for decades.  Selling the distributor for $200 (no problems with it) and you can have the ignition box for free.  It can probably be repaired/replaced by MSD but I don't have any confidence in them anymore.  I have the original instructions and the springs and weights to re-curve the dist.  First person to contact me at my email (I'm not often here) will get first opportunity to purchase.  $200 plus shipping.  I take PayPal and U.S. Postal money orders only.

Thanks Alan for sending pictures that are sensibly sized!

I agree with Drew.  I've had a variety of FE's in Fairlanes, Mustangs and Galaxies some with headers, some without.  Never needed a heat shield or wrap.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Holley question....
« on: March 31, 2018, 05:03:33 PM »
Thanks TorinoBP88, that's what I was planning on doing as it is a secondary carb.  But I was asking if it would be OK to use this metering block...or buy another and block it, since the channels are different.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Holley question....
« on: March 30, 2018, 02:13:00 PM »
thanks for the info babybolt.....your effort is much appreciated

FE Technical Forum / Re: Holley question....
« on: March 30, 2018, 08:43:59 AM »
Thanks for the information RJP.  While I was curious about the original application of the #2085 metering block, since I don't know reason for the extra channels the main purpose of the post was to get some advice/knowledge about there being any problems if I continued to use it (with a PV block off) considering it has the extra channels.

FE Technical Forum / Holley question....
« on: March 29, 2018, 04:59:23 PM »
I bought a complete factory 6V setup....original manifold, carbs, linkage, fuel log and air cleaner.  Upon disassembling the 2 barrel carbs I found one of the secondary carbs had a metering block numbered 2085 instead of the correct #3434. Does anyone know what the #2085 came on originally?  Compared to a normal metering least the ones I'm familiar with.... it has a California shaped channel located on the lower left and there are two channels at 5:00 and 7:00 in relation to the power valve.  Of course the original secondary metering blocks had no power valve.  Should I block the power valve and just use this metering block?  or find another?  Really curious what the#2085 came on....I've searched the internet and found nothing.  Maybe I just didn't look in the right place....

FE Technical Forum / Re: Adding power to a 390 help
« on: February 06, 2018, 01:00:35 PM »
Contact Brent for choosing the correct cam for your combo.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: New '66 Fairlane Repro Grille
« on: February 02, 2018, 03:33:22 PM »
Actually the grille emblem bezel is also available.......

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Since 1962.....
« on: January 16, 2018, 06:04:27 PM »
It seems incomprehensible that Darrell Alderman would confess to the sons of one of his biggest competitors that he was using NOS.  Bob did say his sons built a second Pro Stock car, probably the Winnebago car, to prove to him that NOS could be hidden without NHRA finding it.  Bob couldn't find it either, then his sons showed them where it was and Bob then went to NHRA.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Since 1962.....
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:28:29 PM »
when I bought my first Ford, '48 two door, I've always been 100% loyal to Ford Motor Co.  After watching this video my admiration for Ford has been tarnished a little.  I've often wondered why Bob Glidden walked away from drag racing in 1997. Toward the end of this video he explains why.  After all he had done for the Ford brand the way they treated him is shameful.  And yet I have never heard him say a bad thing about Ford.  Maybe in private to his family/friends he did.....but never in public. At least to my knowledge.  What a class act of a man.  SHAME ON FORD! Or maybe I should say "Shame on the 1997 Ford Motor Co.

Member Projects / Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« on: January 07, 2018, 05:29:50 PM »
Thanks for posting (most of) the pictures small enough to see and enjoy.  It's very aggravating to want to view a picture so large that  you have to move to to the right several times.  I like what  you're doing with the carbs Drew.  Keep pictures coming.

FE Technical Forum / Re: scary thought,fe die?
« on: January 07, 2018, 05:24:39 PM »
No panache for the FE?  That's ridiculous, IMO.  NASCAR winner, LeMans winner, NHRA and SCCA champion, and no panache??  I think the historical significance of the FE far outweighs the flatty, especially when it comes to high performance and racing.  The FE will be around for long time to come...

I agree with Jay 100%.

FE Technical Forum / Re: 445 Stroker Build Help
« on: December 31, 2017, 12:06:51 PM »
  "X 2"..... N/M

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