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FE Technical Forum / Re: turbo engine spark plug type
« on: October 11, 2020, 08:59:27 AM »
Thanks everyone for your replies.  I have forwarded the info to him.

FE Technical Forum / Re: turbo engine spark plug type
« on: October 01, 2020, 10:36:12 AM »
thanks BigBlueIron, I'll relay the info to him.

FE Technical Forum / turbo engine spark plug type
« on: October 01, 2020, 09:36:09 AM »
My friend Bill, who is a Ford guy and has owned several FE powered cars in his 68 years, has almost completed his build of a 300 Ford six with turbocharging and fuel injection.  He's searching for info on a good spark plug to use.  I've told him of the good help and information always available on this site (he's not a member of any forums) and he asked me to post this.  Of course it's 18mm with the iron Ford head.  Any turbo guys have suggestions I can relay to him?

FE Technical Forum / Re: Roll Bar
« on: July 09, 2020, 12:27:42 PM »
+3 on SW.  I used their 8 point bar kit in my '61 Starliner.  Fit exceptionally well and the two rear down bars had extra length that let me trim to where I wanted to connect.  Very helpful for a long car like the '61 Ford.

Private Classifieds / Re: WTB dipstick tube
« on: June 15, 2020, 06:47:49 PM »
Marc I believe I have one.  I'll send it to charge, because this very day Gregwill16 sent me a C6 bolt re-enforcement ring at no charge.  So I'm paying it forward.  Just send me your address.  and as Gregwill16 told me...."happy father's day!"

Marc Covington
p.s. don't use the email address on my profile  It hasn't been used for years and I can't find out how to change it on my profile. My current address is

Private Classifieds / Re: WTB...
« on: June 15, 2020, 09:07:47 AM »
Thank you so much. PM sent

Private Classifieds / WTB...
« on: June 14, 2020, 09:01:25 AM »
Want to buy the six hole circular reinforcement for a C6 flywheel.  Apparently lost mine.....I can't find it in 55 years of shop inventory (clutter)!

Private Classifieds / Re: ARP main studs
« on: May 10, 2020, 06:09:58 AM »
My apologies for incorrect information.  I had my 76th birthday two weeks ago and it seems that my "senior moments" are unfortunately coming more frequently now.  I have corrected the original post, but I will try to clear up the confusion.  I originally ordered MAIN BOLTS and used the wrong part number and received MAIN STUDS.  So I reordered MAIN BOLTS using the correct part number and replaced the MAIN STUDS with MAIN BOLTS before the short block was completed.  The ARP box shown is what the MAIN BOLTS arrived in.  I had already trashed the MAIN STUD box, so I used the MAIN BOLT box to store the MAIN STUDS in.  So MAIN STUDS are what I have to sell.  Once again my sincere apologies for the confusion I caused.

Private Classifieds / ARP main studs
« on: May 09, 2020, 05:55:11 PM »
For Sale:  3 or 4 years ago when I was building my last 428 I ordered a set of ARP main bolts.  When they arrived they were main studs.  I had used the wrong part number when ordering. I decided to use them but after I torqued the main caps I remembered that using studs versus bolts changed the bearing clearance.  So I removed the studs, ordered the correct part number for bolts and finished building the 428.  So now I have the studs for sale.  They have only been torqued one time, removed and placed in the box and put on a shelf.  $85 includes free shipping.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: "Ford Performance".....
« on: February 10, 2020, 04:58:59 PM »
from one Texan to another, thanks Chris

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: "Ford Performance".....
« on: February 10, 2020, 11:29:30 AM »
thanks's nice you also have both years of Starliners.  I bought my first back in 1983, sold it later and regretted it.  Bought my '61 in 1998 and my '60 in 2006.  The '60 Starliner has been a favorite of mine since they first came out.  In the fall of 1959 I was learning how to drive, I was the oldest of four kids. My father went out and bought a new '60 Ford.  But we were so poor that it wasn't a Starliner.....he bought from dealer stock the least expensive model he could find. Two door post Fairlane....not even Fairlane 500.  Rubber floor mats, no options except the 292 engine, not even a radio! Three on the tree, no power brakes, power steering, A/C, I'm not even sure it had a cigarette lighter.  My mother wasn't exactly happy that he had bought a new car.  His excuse was..."well the boy needs a good car to learn how to drive in."  I must say when driving without my parents, that I really did enjoy that 292!!!

Tom, thanks for the nice words.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: "Ford Performance".....
« on: February 09, 2020, 11:16:15 AM »
thank you for your comments 57limabean

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: "Ford Performance".....
« on: February 09, 2020, 08:19:35 AM »
Thank you Stangman!

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: "Ford Performance".....
« on: February 08, 2020, 08:56:19 PM »
Thanks guys for the kind words.  475fetoploader I was also lucky enough to drag race with my two sons.  My oldest. who will be 55 this year, has my original 72 Maverick, now with a 363 he built and a Jerico.  My youngest will be 50 this year and he runs a 84 Thunderbird with a 408 and C4. I quit about 6 years ago.....too much of a financial drain.  And the work effort at my age wasn't worth the fun factor anymore.  When I was younger and racing I thought I'd never say that.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / "Ford Performance".....
« on: February 08, 2020, 03:37:13 PM »
Anyone who has known me for a while will tell you that I usually don't like to be in the spotlight or the center of attention.  However when I learned that "Ford Performance" had done this writeup about me it got me to thinking about how much I like reading about others stories / histories about their cars and car experiences.  So I decided to come out of the shadows and post this.  Some of you on this forum may have already read this on the "FP" email newsletter but for others I hope you can enjoy it.  And there is a FE connection....three of the pictured vehicles have FE engines in them.

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