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Royce

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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #360 on: July 14, 2020, 08:38:02 AM »
I am not 100% sure and I may be confusing this with another dyno operator, but I think Jay has a video camera mounted in the dyno room...
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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #361 on: July 14, 2020, 09:31:24 AM »
I am not 100% sure and I may be confusing this with another dyno operator, but I think Jay has a video camera mounted in the dyno room...

If he doesn't, I have a Go Pro he can use.

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« Reply #362 on: July 14, 2020, 10:51:39 AM »
Jay needs an App... Fe Power TV   Live streaming.. maybe even subscription to defray all the costs he as incurred to advance the ball forward on the FE
1955 Thunderbird Competition Coupe Altered Chassis "War Bird" 383 Lincoln Y block 520 hp
1955 Thunderbird 292 275 hp Y Block
1956 Ford Victoria 292 Y block
800hp 476 cu in Edsel MEL.. 2 time EMC winner
1957 Mercury 2dr Wagon "Battle Wagon" drag car 
1957 Thunderbird Glass body Tube Chassis drag car 333 cu in 500 hp Ford Y block
1961 Starliner 390/375 clone
1965 GT40 tribute w/FE
1966 Falcon Pro Touring project
Kaase Boss 547. 840 HP 698 Torque  pump gas

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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #363 on: July 14, 2020, 11:30:36 AM »
+1 he definitely needs to setup some cameras lol.

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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #364 on: July 14, 2020, 12:22:46 PM »
I don't have a permanent camera mounted in the dyno room, but I've set up a tripod and taken videos in there before.  One of the issues is always lighting.  There's a computer screen above the engine that records RPM, HP, and Torque, and it's fun to watch that while the engine is running.  But it never seems to show up on the videos, it's always just white because the camera focuses on the engine and surroundings, which are much darker.  Also, the sound of the pumps in the dyno room, and the fan on the back wall, tend to mask the sound of the engine, at least until it gets up to speed.  It would be nice if I could filter that out somehow.

Regardless, I will certainly be doing some videos of the engine with the heads installed.
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- 1964 Ford Galaxie, Drag Week 2009 Winner Modified NA (9.50s @ 143), 585" SOHC
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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #365 on: July 14, 2020, 08:07:59 PM »
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Jay needs an App... Fe Power TV   Live streaming.. maybe even subscription to defray all the costs he as incurred to advance the ball forward on the FE


+1 for that also, I was thinking that very thing when I read your post.
I’m sure it’s more of a hassle than jay has time for, but it would be cool to somehow organize a group donation that would pay for a camera or two lighting, and some editing. I imagine a few 15-20 min “ episodes “ could be made, even some following the design and casting process. I would pay a good chunk of change just to see the birth and testing of a cylinder head. Maybe set up a paytrion account ( or whatever it’s called....)

Of course this is a ton of extra work and headache above and beyond everything else Jay is dealing with.....

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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #366 on: July 14, 2020, 09:53:20 PM »
Gentlemen---

This is JAY we're talking about. I'm sure you all know that, by special divine dispensation, Jay is blessed with 25 hours in every day and he never has to sleep. (At least, that's the only reason I can come up with for him to be able to accomplish what's coming from him.)  ::) ;)

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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #367 on: July 15, 2020, 08:55:52 PM »
You would need a dedicated microphone to get rid of the background noise and more lights to even out the light between screen and engine.

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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #368 on: July 16, 2020, 07:56:27 AM »
Gotta be some enterprising high school student that wants to earn some extra credit that could design and install the system, to let Jay keep working on new and exciting FE products,. It sure would be nice to monitor in real time all the cool stuff going on in the dyno cell.. But then again he might want to avoid being hacked by the competition and have his secrets stolen
1955 Thunderbird Competition Coupe Altered Chassis "War Bird" 383 Lincoln Y block 520 hp
1955 Thunderbird 292 275 hp Y Block
1956 Ford Victoria 292 Y block
800hp 476 cu in Edsel MEL.. 2 time EMC winner
1957 Mercury 2dr Wagon "Battle Wagon" drag car 
1957 Thunderbird Glass body Tube Chassis drag car 333 cu in 500 hp Ford Y block
1961 Starliner 390/375 clone
1965 GT40 tribute w/FE
1966 Falcon Pro Touring project
Kaase Boss 547. 840 HP 698 Torque  pump gas

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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #369 on: May 05, 2022, 11:25:03 PM »
Bumping this ol'thread to inquire about the current state of these performance parts. It's been some time and lord knows it's a crazy world out there. So what's the word? I recall Brent mentioning in a Youtube video that some FE head evaluations might be coming up? I've been able to drive my Cougar only twice this season but sorely reminded that She's in need of a new mill. I'm planning to use these heads for a 390 based build and it looks like I'll have plenty enough power to go A to B no problems.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2022, 11:29:21 PM by Gaugster »
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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #370 on: May 05, 2022, 11:33:34 PM »
The delays are extremely frustrating, for me and I'm sure my customers as well.  I have started delivering some heads, but they are only trickling out of the foundry at a very slow pace.  Things have picked up a little bit recently, as I received about half of the intake adapters for the package that I've ordered in the last month.  Also, still working to get all the dyno testing finished, which seems like it's on the verge of happening when some other crisis occurs and I have to put it off.

Once the dyno testing is done, I can get the tooling for the final intake designs (looks like there will be five of them), and also start machining the rocker assemblies.  I appreciate everyone's patience on this, we are for sure getting closer...
Jay Brown
- 1969 Mach 1, Drag Week 2005 Winner NA/BB, 511" FE (10.60s @ 129); Drag Week 2007 Runner-Up PA/BB, 490" Supercharged FE (9.35 @ 151)
- 1964 Ford Galaxie, Drag Week 2009 Winner Modified NA (9.50s @ 143), 585" SOHC
- 1969 Shelby Clone, Drag Week 2015 Winner Modified NA (Average 8.98 @ 149), 585" SOHC

   

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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #371 on: May 05, 2022, 11:48:31 PM »
which seems like it's on the verge of happening when some other crisis occurs and I have to put it off.
This situation is happening in many (all?) industries/families. A lot of things have to align and go just right for anything to progress. No frustration on my part. I work in the Sound and Lighting Industry which is hopefully about to emerge from a 2 year funk.
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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #372 on: May 06, 2022, 07:11:03 AM »
Any pictures of some of the final products you have gotten?

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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #373 on: May 06, 2022, 05:35:08 PM »
So what intake systems are on deck for evaluation? A tall & short single carb, tall & short dual quad and the cross ram?

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Re: FE Power Cylinder Heads
« Reply #374 on: May 07, 2022, 05:37:29 PM »
Tall and short 4V are set, I will be casting both of those.  The short 8V (which looks like a tunnel wedge) is also set.  Two of the four tall 8V manifolds have been tested, along with the tunnel ram.  I have one more tall 8V to test, but the original version shown in the pictures earlier looks like it may be tough to beat.  But the tunnel ram is a torque monster, made 763 foot pounds which is just over 1.5 foot pound per cubic inch (!), so I might do that one regardless.  The tunnel ram falls off in power after 6400 RPM though.  And I am definitely doing the IR crossram intake, just got it installed today and hopefully will test early next week, along with the last tall 8V.

I will post pictures and dyno data of all the manifolds I tested when I finally get the testing finished, hopefully very soon...
Jay Brown
- 1969 Mach 1, Drag Week 2005 Winner NA/BB, 511" FE (10.60s @ 129); Drag Week 2007 Runner-Up PA/BB, 490" Supercharged FE (9.35 @ 151)
- 1964 Ford Galaxie, Drag Week 2009 Winner Modified NA (9.50s @ 143), 585" SOHC
- 1969 Shelby Clone, Drag Week 2015 Winner Modified NA (Average 8.98 @ 149), 585" SOHC