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FE Technical Forum / Re: SOHC rocker ratio?
« Last post by machoneman on Today at 11:34:23 AM »
If I remember correctly, Jay was looking into using thinner diameter rocker shafts to provide a slightly higher rocker ratio. This would allow you to relocate the pivot point without redesigning the SOHC head. Considering that he is designing his own SOHC head now, I wouldn't be surprised if this will be a feature of his SOHC heads.

Yes indeed that was the old topic. Perhaps that's a primary reason, but not the sole reason, for his new head design. And after seeing his prototype straight-valve FE 3-D head, I have no doubt he'll also look at some SOHC port revisions for more flow w/o necessarily requiring a new intake. Exhaust wise, the port shape and height  could change quite a bit since I do believe most Cammer owners need custom pipes anyway.   

As an aside, I did post here a few years ago some pics of OEM Ford cast iron SOHC exhaust manifolds I saw in Don Garlit's FL museum in the "Engine Room". Rare indeed (had never seen any before) and they looked like the early FE HR/TP manifolds.
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FE Technical Forum / Re: 50th Anniversary Cobra Jet Reunion
« Last post by 57 lima bean on Today at 11:25:55 AM »
Looking forward to this.Will be there with a long time friend Mark and his 69 Mach1.
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Sorry to hear about the 68 and your other bad luck at the time, hopefully it sweetens the pot putting the 69 together
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So Rusty, tell us what you need to do. Is it mainly an engine re-do and installation? Thanks!
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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: MEL Motor and Trans
« Last post by Arizona ‘58Mercury on December 13, 2017, 11:04:44 PM »
390 with a C6.  Mostly off of recommendations as I’m totally green to cars.  Floor shifter, leave all the original controls for the looks! 
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Member Projects / Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Last post by turbohunter on December 13, 2017, 10:54:08 PM »
Rusty that's just a bad ass car.
Have fun freshening it up.
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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: MEL Motor and Trans
« Last post by FirstEliminator on December 13, 2017, 10:04:38 PM »
    Hi,

   If you are not keeping the Merc-O-matic what do you plan to do for a shifter?  I daily drive a 58 Monterey with a 383 and Merc-O-matic. I might be interested in your engine and trans.

   thanks,
     Mark
    413-663-3336
 FirstEliminator@aol.com
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Member Projects / Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Last post by GPR on December 13, 2017, 09:54:48 PM »
I decided it was time to get it out of storage and start getting it ready for the 50th Anniversary Cobra Jet Reunion.



The wiring was done over 20 years ago and it's time to upgrade. I bought a Ron Francis race car harness and switch panel. I assembled the switch panel tonight after supper on the kitchen table.







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FE Technical Forum / Re: New Trick Flow FE cylinder heads & Intake
« Last post by cwhitney on December 13, 2017, 07:17:14 PM »
Laurel Aluminium in Pittsburg does stuff for Robert Pond. I've been to that foundry with Pond. Theres also another foundry in Youngstown Ohio that does stuff for Pond. Buddy Bar also does stuff for Pond
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FE Technical Forum / Re: New Trick Flow FE cylinder heads & Intake
« Last post by andyf on December 13, 2017, 04:18:28 PM »
Got confirmation that my 703 heads are on the way. These are the ones with the Ti retainers. Not sure which valve spring they have since the catalog information hasn't been updated yet but once I have the heads in my hands I'll know for sure. I'm going to be running a small solid roller (Comp 292R grind) so I'll need a decent spring but nothing killer.

Comp doesn't show a 292R in the catalog for the FE, just the 288 and 308 but they were happy enough to grind one for me. Engine is going in a '63 1/2 Galaxie so didn't want to go nutso on the cam.
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