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FE Technical Forum / Re: Bell Housing ID
« on: January 21, 2022, 06:34:39 PM »
When I twisted-off the output shaft of the T-10 trans in my '64 Custom/427---manufactured/delivered in February of '64---I arranged to get a so-new-as-to-not-yet-be-in-the-parts-chain big in-'n'-out Toploader. The Exec Engineer at T&C Livonia helped me. In order to put it in the car, I had to source a new clutch disc and TO bearing, as well as the fork and the front drive-shaft yoke. I had to get them from a local dealer who specialized in the larger Ford trucks. When I went to the parts counter there, the counter guy immediately knew what I needed. The 427 bell-housing for the engine was made to accept the 11.5 inch clutch. Of course, I needed a new disc to accept the splines on the big 'in' of the new trans.

KS

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Cut down 427 "tulip" valves in a 428CJ head..
« on: January 21, 2022, 06:18:51 PM »
As I remember, it's the exhaust valves that benefit from being tulip-ed. Intakes should be flat.

KS

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Pros and cons of sodium filled valves
« on: January 21, 2022, 06:16:13 PM »
Some years ago, Brother Lon had Carl Holbrook do up a set of TP heads for the engine going back in  his '67 Mustang. Because he had them, Lon gave Carl a brand new set of NOS valves. We put the engine back together and got it running and set off to go to Carl's place for a look-over. Lost a valve head during the trip---all of four or five miles. Carl said that it was a known fact that a batch of valves had got into the supply chain that had faulty welds between the stem and head. The damage was significant.

KS

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Pros and cons of sodium filled valves
« on: January 20, 2022, 11:09:58 PM »
Low-risers likely not, to my knowledge. Does anyone know more than me about it?

KS

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Block bolt hole repair on Deck - best option?
« on: January 12, 2022, 11:35:24 PM »
I have had very good experiences with Keenserts.

KS

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: -30 and boored
« on: January 11, 2022, 10:30:59 PM »
I'd be happy to see any construction pictures you care to post. Some of my family in Northern Michigan have houses of that sort.

KS

















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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: -30 and boored
« on: January 10, 2022, 11:31:21 PM »
The roof on that church says 'Snow Country' to me. Although I live in Metro Detroit now, I spent nine years as a kid living in the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. I've seen snow ;)

KS

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Auto Mechanics & why
« on: January 06, 2022, 11:52:58 PM »
I find, to my amazement, that my own experience is quite different than those who've commented here.

First of all, I'll be 81 come May. I set out to study Chemistry after high school, and one semester after finishing chem, I also got a degree in Sociology. My dad was an electrical contractor for most of my early life and ended as Division Chief Electrical Engineer at FoMoCo. I started working on cars through interest, in my teens. My ability to change a blown head gasket or work on the ignition system of an XK 140 Jag meant extra pocket money in school.

I worked at Ford for five years total, partly as summer jobs while home from college and partly in Quality Control after I graduated.

I was semi-retired for several years, bored and so on, and had a chance to join a group of medical practice consultants. I now help bring a new therapy to existing practices and also help start new practices as well. We offer an alternative to joint replacement surgery, an alternative that takes a half-hour and helps the body to help itself. We deal with causes instead of effects. Medicine too often these days offers something to mask pain instead of helping with repair.

I don't expect to ever retire. I need, in large measure, to have others do my car work for me these days, but I also expect to retain my interest for all the forseeable future. And the future looks bright.

KS

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Cryogenic Processing
« on: January 03, 2022, 10:40:17 PM »
Back in the distant past, when I worked at T&C Livonia, we were running constant cryogenic experiments on the valve body valves. There was a problem with the valves turning into little broach bars and damaging the aluminum of the valve bodies. I left while they were still experimenting, but, as I remember, they felt like they were making progress in achieving size stability after 'freezing' the samples they were working  on.

KS

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Xmas
« on: December 26, 2021, 11:37:41 PM »
I'm sitting here thinking about my dad. He's been gone some years now. I hope he smiles when he looks down on me here. Heo, I'm sure your dad does the same when he looks down on you.

KS

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Xmas
« on: December 24, 2021, 11:33:29 PM »
Merry Christmas one more time!

KS

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Starters
« on: December 22, 2021, 01:38:35 PM »
I got a 'mean green' starter for a project some years ago. Very nice piece. But even with the clocking feature, it was impossible for it to fit with any of the headers I had available for the dyno session due to interference with the block casting. In the end it was easier to leave the starter on the bench and use a loaner. The alternative would have been to whittle on the block casting.

KS

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Crazy Tommy
« on: December 19, 2021, 10:39:44 PM »
Heo, your stories are an immediate must read! ;D

KS ;

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FE Technical Forum / Re: toploader shifting
« on: December 19, 2021, 10:35:35 PM »
USE STEEL BUSHINGS. A bit more noise but a much better shift.

KS

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FE Technical Forum / Re: toploader shifting
« on: December 13, 2021, 11:01:08 PM »
On my '63 F100, I had to rebuild the entire clutch pedal assembly using a set of Hurst steel bushings to 'shrink' the wallered-out holes in the pedal arm, etc, and then use Heim joints, bolts and nuts, and appropriate sized All-thread.. It finally worked just fine, but the TL took a beating before I got it all fixed.

KS

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