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Private Classifieds / Re: 427 SOHC Blower intake
« on: January 27, 2023, 11:07:28 PM »
Paul Munro made SOHC blower intakes before he became a "guest of the state" in Australia.  A guy named Warren Parton in Australia ended up with the tooling, and has built a few of those intakes.  I haven't talked to Warren in a few years, but he is usually on Facebook from what I hear.  Maybe ask for him there?

FE Technical Forum / Re: Removing crankshaft to replace rear seal
« on: January 27, 2023, 11:03:16 PM »
A good test for the seal is to install the new seal and with the block still upside down on the engine stand, fill the vent in the #5 cap with oil and let it sit in there overnight.  Make sure the outside of the block is clean and dry when you do this.  If you check the next day and see a drip of oil on the outside of the block, take it apart and do it again.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Head gaskets
« on: January 27, 2023, 11:00:05 PM »
I can't speak to the Mr. Gasket product, but I think the SCE MLS gasket is much better than the Cometic MLS.  Reason is that every time I remove a Cometic MLS gasket some of the black coating comes off, and I have to use copper coat on it to reinstall.  On my dyno mule I've re-used the SCE gaskets multiple times, and they look brand new every time I take them out.  Just clean and replace.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Ford unveils the 2023 Ford GT.
« on: January 25, 2023, 03:09:02 PM »
I've had my 2005 GT in for service at a couple of different Ford dealerships.  They have both understood that I will stay with the car and watch the mechanic like a hawk during the service.  Minor issues (e.g., replacing the Takata airbags, oil changes, etc.), but I've never had a problem.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Ford unveils the 2023 Ford GT.
« on: January 25, 2023, 09:13:08 AM »
Wow! And only 1.7 million  :o

FE Technical Forum / Re: Cracked block repair
« on: January 24, 2023, 03:48:24 PM »
If he is concerned about numbers matching to the car, I assume this isn't a real high performance build?  More like a stock type engine?  If that is the case you could get the block welded to keep the area dimensionally stable, sleeve the oil hole, and live with a 400 HP engine.  After the welding the block would need to be align bored or honed, and other block surfaces may need to be remachined.  But if you want to lean on it at all, get another block.  I've had good experience with the outfit linked below.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Push rod oiling and hollow rocker shafts
« on: January 23, 2023, 01:33:17 PM »
Your math is wrong, Frank.  A .070" restrictor in one of the lifter galleries supplies oil to 8 pushrods.  Just from the math of comparing diameter sizes, this opening could supply just over 12  .020" opening in the pushrods.  But fluid flow tells us that the flow is not directly proportional to the opening size.  Flow is reduced at the outside diameter of any hole.  The circumference of 8 .020" holes far exceeds the circumference of 1 .070" hole.  So the situation is actually much better than that; the .070" restrictor could probably supply more than 16 .020" restricted pushrods. 

In addition, the long run up the pushrod is not friction-free, and also acts as a restriction.

You should rethink your bias against oiling through the pushrods.  Lots of engines are designed with it, and work perfectly.  My cylinder head package converts to pushrod oiling.  In my tests, with a clear valve cover to watch the valvetrain, no restrictions in the lifter galleries and no restrictions in the pushrods, the top end oiled properly, and certainly not excessively like I've seen with many FE engines that don't use restrictors.  I've converted several FE engines to pushrod oiling, and my belief is that it is a much better system than oiling through the shafts.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Forum upgrades in process...
« on: January 23, 2023, 09:56:30 AM »
For some reason the site went down again late last night >:( .  Another hour on the phone this morning with GoDaddy getting it fixed.  Hope it stays running this time...

Private Classifieds / Re: WTB FE to chevy adapter
« on: January 22, 2023, 09:54:02 PM »
For what it's worth, ATI used to make an adapter to use one of the FE to C4 bellhousings, and adapt that to a Powerglide.  No longer available, though.  I have a couple but they are mated up to ATI Superglide transmissions.  One of them is good for something like 2500 HP.

Private Classifieds / Re: WTB FE to chevy adapter
« on: January 22, 2023, 08:59:38 PM »
Is this to put a Powerglide or Turbo400 behind your engine?

Non-FE Ford Engine Dyno Results / Non-FE Ford Engine Dyno Results
« on: January 22, 2023, 04:40:52 PM »
This board is for posting information on the dyno results you have for your non-FE Ford engine.  I have put a suggested format below, and put a couple of example engines on the board to start with.  You can copy the format from this sticky, and paste it into your post, and then fill in the information.  If you don't have all the info (very few people will), don't sweat it, just fill in what you have.  If you have a photo of the engine, either on or off the dyno, please post that also.  Comments always welcome.  Hopefully this board will turn into a useful repository of non-FE Ford engine data.


Performance Summary:
      Cubic Inches:               Dyno brand:
      Power Adder:               Where dynoed:
      Peak Horsepower:
      Peak Torque:

Horsepower and Torque Curves:

Engine Specifications:
   Block brand, material, finished bore size, other notes:
   Crankshaft brand, cast or forged, stroke, journal size:
   Connecting Rods brand, material, center to center distance, end sizes, bolts:

   Piston brand, material (caster, hypereutectic or forged), dish/dome volume, static CR:

   Main Bearings, Rod Bearings, Cam Bearings brand and size:

   Piston rings brand, size, other notes:

   Oil Pump, pickup, and drive:

   Oil pan, windage tray, oil filter adapter:

   Camshaft brand, type (hyd/solid, flat tappet or roller), lift and duration (adv and @.050")

   Lifters brand, type:

   Timing chain and timing cover:

   Cylinder heads brand, material, port and chamber information:

   Cylinder head flow in cfm at inches of lift (28" H2O pressure drop):
      Intake               Exhaust
      .100               .100
      .200               .200
      .300               .300
      .400               .400
      .500               .500
      .600               .600
      .700               .700
      .800               .800

   Flow bench used, location:

   Intake valve brand, head size, stem size:

   Exhaust valve brand, head size, stem size:
   Valve springs brand, part number, specs:

   Retainers and locks brand, part number, specs:

   Rocker arm brand, type (adjustable or non-adj), material, ratio

   Rocker shafts and stands, brand, material:

   Pushrods brand, type, length:

   Valve covers, brand, type:

   Distributor brand, advance curve information:

   Harmonic balancer brand:

   Water pump brand, type (mechanical or electric):

   Intake manifold brand, material, porting information:

   Carburetor(s) brand, type

   Exhaust manifolds or headers brand, type:

FE Technical Forum / Re: Forum upgrades in process...
« on: January 22, 2023, 02:13:20 PM »
The site has been down for a while this morning but is finally back up after some more maintenance efforts.  Should be good to go now.  Thanks for everyone's patience - Jay

FE Technical Forum / Re: Forum upgrades in process...
« on: January 21, 2023, 09:31:41 PM »
Unfortunately, a lot of people are still having issues with it being slow.  I'm been advised to upgrade to the latest version of the Simple Machines software, which is actually a big step and fraught with potential problems.  I'm going to give it a try tomorrow I think, and hope that I don't take the whole thing down for some reason.  Will have a backup to get back to where we are now in case it doesn't work...

FE Technical Forum / Re: Forum upgrades in process...
« on: January 20, 2023, 10:40:04 PM »
The "site not secure" message is weird, since the site is now an SSL site (see the https:// at the start of the address).  Others are also still having problems.  I hate being a web master  >:( >:(

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