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FE Technical Forum / Re: 1965 427 with two 4s timing specs
« on: November 28, 2020, 11:21:54 AM »
Not to disagree, just to answer the original question, here's a free link to the 1965 shop manual:

http://oldcarmanualproject.com/manuals/Ford/1965/FordMercuryShopManual/index.html

The pages at the end of chapter 9 give the initial timing specs. for the 427 8V (8 degrees BTDC), and the advance characteristics of the mechanical advance distributor.  Remember the advance specs. are in distributor degrees and RPMs.

Pat

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Turbos
« on: November 05, 2020, 10:00:15 AM »
I just thought it was funny, especially with Low, Medium, and High lights coming on.

It's to let you know something is still going on, like the spinning wheel when a web page is loading. :)

Pat

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Just for my own clarification and curiosity, are you looking for a set of pistons or just one?  My original take was you had 8 but one rolled off the workbench or hit a valve or broke a skirt or something, and you wanted a replacement identical to the other 7.

Pat

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: How is everyone on the west coast?
« on: September 27, 2020, 06:07:15 PM »
Hope you guys are doing okay.  Here we get tornadoes now and then but nothing that lasts for days and days.

Pat

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Where to find classic cars online?
« on: September 21, 2020, 09:11:37 AM »
Have you tried www.searchtempest.com?  It does a google search of craigslist ads within X miles of a zip code.  It took me a few minutes to figure out but works pretty good.  Start by putting in the search terms using google's syntax.  E.g.:

1964 ford "galaxie" | "galaxy"

Put in your zip code, and select how many miles you want to search in.  Leave this kind of low to start with, as it's easy to get too many nuisance hits until you pare down your search criteria.  I suggest clicking on the "Filters" option, and selecting Search Titles Only.  This gets rid of a bunch of dealer ads where they put every conceivable keyword in to get hits.  Click the search button and you'll get a bunch of cities listed below, as it searches all these CL sites around your zip code.  Click the Open All button.  It will open a bunch of tabs (might have to allow pop-ups), one per city/area, with the results for that location.  Now just go through the tabs one by one.  There should only be a screenful or so for each site.  You can close the tabs as you go through them.  Ctrl-W works for me.  You just have to experiment with it.  If you get a bunch of irrelevant matches, adjust the search terms.  I think you can put in stuff with a minus in front to exclude those words.  If the results look okay, you can increase the distance to search from your zip.  It will open more tabs when you click Open All.

Pat

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FE Technical Forum / Re: TFS vs Edelbrock
« on: September 02, 2020, 09:52:28 AM »
Bad thing about just using shims per stand is that the end stands are not fully supported.  That's why I had my one-piece laser cut stands made.

I forgot you had those, and had to look it up!  Sounds like the stands are the only missing puzzle piece.

Pat

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FE Technical Forum / Re: TFS vs Edelbrock
« on: September 02, 2020, 08:49:34 AM »
I'm gonna yell at Doug again and talk to him about it.  Even if he made stands 1/4" shorter, shimming up is pretty easy and you could shim based on the rocker arm.

Maybe include a pack of 5 shims per stand, at something like 2 @ .050, 1 @ .030 and 2 @ .020.  Don't know if that's feasible or not.

Pat

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Engine cuts out when warm
« on: August 24, 2020, 10:27:12 AM »
That's a ton of fuel pressure.

Agreed.  I hooked a vacuum / pressure gauge on mine when I had the fuel line disconnected, just to check, and it was a steady 4 lbs (mechanical pump).

Pat

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Where to hook up my Pink 12V wire for Sniper?
« on: August 21, 2020, 02:05:47 PM »
My gut tells me you could even hook it to the coil feed and it would be happy during crank and run

I was thinking the same thing.  Worst case, you could use a small relay off the coil feed, in case the EFI wanted 12V but the pink resistor wire was still in play.

Pat

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FE Technical Forum / Re: ROADKILLS GALAXIE
« on: August 07, 2020, 03:00:17 PM »
It's OT so I'll keep it brief but you might check out the movie Idiocracy, a comedy by Mike Judge, coincidentally the same guy that did Beavis and Butt-Head.  The whole movie is great with average guy Luke Wilson waking up 500 years in the future from a suspended animation experiment, and discovering he's now the smartest person in America.  Even just the first 5-10 minutes of the movie where it shows reverse evolution.

Pat

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Carter fuel pump question
« on: July 20, 2020, 01:20:13 PM »
Water pumps have a similar hole, for indication of a leaking seal.

Pat

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Using Hard Block to Fill Intake Crossover
« on: July 17, 2020, 02:48:43 PM »
The "-S3" versions of the Fel-Pro gaskets have a steel liner that would block off the crossover

Thanks for confirming, Barry.  They look like cardboard from the outside and I suspected the crossover was blocked with steel inside but didn't want to guess.

Pat

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Using Hard Block to Fill Intake Crossover
« on: July 17, 2020, 02:20:56 PM »
Do those gaskets actually have a steel piece or just block it with "cardboard" gasket?

That is a good question.  Someone else will have to answer, as I don't have an old one to check.  But I did switch intakes after putting about 5,000 miles (mostly highway) on a set and the old ones looked fine overall.  Wish I'd thought to check what was going on under the exhaust crossover, though.

Pat

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Using Hard Block to Fill Intake Crossover
« on: July 17, 2020, 01:11:42 PM »
You could use Fel-Pro 1246s3 (low riser) or 1247s3 (medium riser) intake gaskets, which block the crossovers.

Pat

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Would the power valve be something to look at, for the A/F spike going up hill?  Not saying it is, just asking.

Pat

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