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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Thanks for the gas info!
« on: May 19, 2021, 09:51:02 PM »
Thank you to all who positively replied to my gas question last week,that went off the rails and got locked.
We made it to our new home in Colorado safe and sound but now I have to go back this weekend and do it again!
I have to bring my FE Mustang home!
If you see a blue 68 Mustang on a trailer it’s me,and it’s not broken!

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Way off topic. Gas availability Tx-Co
« on: May 12, 2021, 09:46:07 AM »
I’m hoping to get some real world info on gas availability for our big retirement move THIS WEEKEND.

So far there has been little to no negative effects on gas availability here in San Antonio,except for a price kick.

We are driving from San Antonio-Amarillo-Routan NM- Pueblo CO.
Anybody have knowledge of how gas availability is holding up along that way?

Thanks in advance.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / 9in Ford Noise
« on: February 08, 2021, 07:56:08 PM »
Ive seemed to have pretty good luck with setting up gears,so much so as I do them for friends with no noise problems. But,much like the cobbler with barefoot kids I can’t get my set up quite. I’ve put 3 new sets of gears in this one case and they all scream!
I said case because this weekend it dawned on me the screamer 1 was my old set ,including diff and bearings and retainer I swapped out of a C7 case into an N case it was quite in the old case. I have then over 5 years purchased 3 new sets of gears and installed in this N case all with the same results noise under load (drive side) quite in cost.
This past weekend I pulled it again and ran the pattern,dead center,as a matter of fact the gears had just polished the drive pattern into the gear and the marking compound verified the pattern.
Has anybody had a gear case that was just bad?   

FE Technical Forum / Port Flow Questions
« on: February 04, 2021, 10:50:01 PM »
Reading Jay’s cylinder head development thread sparked a few questions for me.
I’m not building or porting anything like some of you have done these are just question for discussion.

What is the downside to port flow going sonic? I’m assuming this referred to intake flow carrying fuel.

The next is port flow stacking,or backing up. Again my assumption is this relates to intake flow where the air/fuel column slams into either a port wall or the back of the valve and swirls back into the port.

I know a few here can “see” the air inside ports, can you help a guy see some of that picture?

FE Technical Forum / FEPower Reporter to the CCDyno Please
« on: August 23, 2020, 06:13:41 AM »
Jay, I know you are busy, but us fans out in the bleachers are on pins and needles for an update.

I hope all is well,has the engine made noise yet?

FE Technical Forum / Modern Single Plane Intake Flow Questions
« on: January 24, 2020, 02:24:43 PM »
Of the 2 common single plane intakes Edelbrock Victor and Trick Flows Trackheat(?) for the FE ,does one have better as cast flow balance than the other?

Does one have flow better than the other?

I'm running FAST ez2.0 TB injection on a Performer RPM with a 1” open spacer and the mixture distribution is noticeably uneven. Numbers 1&5 are leaner than 4&8 so high/low plenum doesn't appear to make a difference. The spacer helped this but it's still noticeable .

The engine is a 433” (4.70 x 4.125) with a set of Berry's Stage X Edelbrocks  from about 10 years ago, they got freshened last year, 270@.600 . Hyd roller from Brent. I have no lack of low end with a 3.70 rear gear and TKO 5spd.

So oddly,to this group I'm sure, I'm not looking for max peak flow I'm looking for balanced flow,much in the same way balancing the flow on the old 5.0 intakes increased performance. I'm sure JDC had his hand in a few of those back in the day. It was a very popular mod here in San Antonio.

So I guess I'm asking which of those two have the smaller runner cross section.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Swap meet scores
« on: December 01, 2019, 09:34:33 AM »
Non for me in a while. What did you get at Columbus this weekend?

FE Technical Forum / Performer RPM w/throttle body FI
« on: October 17, 2019, 10:21:03 PM »
I have FAST ez 2.0 FI on my 433ci FE. I have been using a Performer RPM with a 1/2” open spacer .
I found the open spacer helps mixture distribution. Reading spark plugs shows a noticeable rich mixture on the corner plugs without the spacer. With the spacer the mixture is more even,center plugs richened up but ends still read richer. I don’t have the clearance to add more spacer so I’m looking the other way,cutting the plenum divider . I’ve read the Dyno results on cutting the divider with a carb I don’t know if the results will be the same with TBI. If your not failure with the FAST TBI it has 8 injectors with pairs aimed under each throttle blade from the front or back. 4 shoot into each side of the plenum more or less toward the center of each plenum half.
I haven’t found anything on line about modifying a 2 plane to perform better with TBI.,everything I’ve seen says use a single plane.
Anybody have experience with this?
Time to look for another Streetmaster?

Private Classifieds / Used solid lifters
« on: August 11, 2019, 09:19:34 PM »
I have 2 set of used solid lifters,one set dumbbell the other ,what,normal?

Any market for them? The normal ones have 1500 miles on them,the dumbells 20000.

FE Technical Forum / Oil leak hell
« on: November 12, 2018, 12:17:46 AM »
I have had my engine combo for 9years now,I hurt it this year and its  been together and running since May this year.

This block,Edelbrock head,RPM intake combo has ALWAYS had an oil leak on the right side. It drips off the starter as if the starter makes oil.

When I had the heads off I looked them over and they didn't appear hurt in any way that would cause a leak. They were not hurt in any way actually.

Over the years I've had the pan off several times and replace the rear main many times,had the trans,flywheel off etc. No leaks I can find on the back of the block.

Replaced the valve covers.
More valve cover gaskets than I can count.
Pulled intake several times to reseal. I've used both Right Stuff and TA31 but never an end seal gasket

I'm trying to figure out how to pressurize the crank case to help find this darn leak.

I feel like there is an external oil plug I'm missing.

It seems to leave about a 2 inch diameter spot after a 10 mile drive.

I'm sure Im missing something but I have had zero luck even slowing it down.

Oh and the oil seems to gather in the #4 plug hole,between the 3 and 4 exhaust bumps.

Its driving me nuts I sure wish I knew what I was doing wrong or missing.

FE Technical Forum / Oil Change-Higher Oil Pressure
« on: June 25, 2018, 05:20:55 PM »
I change the oil in my 433in FE yesterday,on start up leak check I noticed the oil pressure about 5psi higher.
I used a WIX filter for the first time,I usually use a K&N. Today after a complete warm up the pressure is higher ,about the same 5psi even at idle.
Is the filter restrictive and causing the pressure to indicate higher?
The other oddity was the water temp also running hotter,I have had stability at 215 at idle at 100*f air temp,today it went to 222*f. BTW that is AC on. With that I wonder if oil FLOW is suffering?

Last Friday it was just as hot,same drive,same long lights only the oil filter,with new oil was changed.

FE Technical Forum / FE Intake trimming
« on: May 30, 2018, 09:23:12 PM »
I have an RPM intake that I have been running for several years. I did not trim or fit it and the valve cover gap has always leaked.
So being the engine is out anyway (broken cam ) I had the block zero decked as well as a fresh valve job and bearings. The new Hyd roller required new springs etc... might as well's right?

So the heads are bolted down and I set the intake in place. Bent the head gaskets  down to clear.

I centered it up with the distributor and got pretty much the same fit I had before using the old crushed gaskets.
I then dry fit it with no gaskets,the right side sits .060" below the head valve cover deck,the left side is dead flush.
With the gaskets installed the right is so close I dont want to mess with it. The left side looks to need a .060" cut.
The china walls are within .010 of being the same all around.

Bolt hole fit matches what would be expected,right side being low with no gasket is a drag fit,left side thread in no problem,add the used gaskets and the results switch.

So am I asking for trouble having .060" cut from only one side of the intake?

Im open to any suggestions or tips. 

FE Technical Forum / Pin for Distributor Gear
« on: May 07, 2018, 05:12:41 PM »
My new roller cam requires a Distributor gear change ,what is the drill size and what pin should I install?

FE Technical Forum / Non-Adjustable rocker questions
« on: May 06, 2018, 09:40:20 AM »
I'm rebuilding my stroked FE with a Hyd Roller from Brent and have decided to go non adjustable rockers on it.

The cam is just under .600 lift and requires 160lbs on seat.

I've been on the look out for stock rockers for a few months now (after scraping them for years) . I find many of them to have good valve tip surfaces but no internal groove.Then others have the groove but noticeable wear on the valve tip end.

So does a good rocker need the groove?

The lack of tip wear seems like a no brainier but the number of good tips with no groove in my small collection  has me questioning the groove.

Does a roller cam engine require special break in oil?

I putting my  433in FE back together (broke the cam at the #4 cam bearing) with a hyd. roller cam set up,while it was apart I re ringed and bearing it .I have always run 20w50 Valvoline is there some guide for what weight oil to run? Main Bearing clearance is .003". It uses Chevy crank journals.
How does oil weight requirement relate to bearing clearance,more detail than wider = heavier please if you can.

Really some basic questions from somebody that should know,but I have just fallen into just run 20w50,might  40wt or even 30wt be better? Does anybody know?

Thank You.       

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