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FE Technical Forum / Re: Fox Body FE Swap Guide
« on: May 21, 2023, 11:29:13 PM »
I recently acquired this oil pan, it came with a 445" package deal. The guy claimed he made it to go in a foxbody. Rory this sounds similar to the oil pan you describe?

If one of you fox body guys needs it, I'd sell it. I have no use for it, just had to buy it with the rest of the parts.

PM sent.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Fox Body FE Swap Guide
« on: May 08, 2023, 04:59:01 PM »
I have a FE powered. FoX.   Not hard to do canton rear sump pan & pick up  got the headers and motor mounts from RCI headers  from cocamomga Ca  they use a reg 1020. Truck mout bolted to them drops right in    j Brown got a quick glimpse of it at the 2021. FE reunion ulgy   brown fox   my 428 is retired. Building  482. 427 stroker for it now have a 9.1.   390 in it at the moment just a 274 hyd. Runs 7.80s.  In the 1/8.   C6 trans with the 390.  At 89 mph the 428. Ran 103.  In the 1/8.  Would actually like to see if I could get a set of J.s.  SE.  Heads. For my 482 I'm building if he has any gir sale
Just did a search for RCI Headers and evidently, they are no more. Sounded like it was pretty much a one-man show, and he passed away in 2022. My condolences to his family.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: 302--Which Camshaft?
« on: April 08, 2023, 04:08:46 PM »
Thanks guys. Will stick with the smaller of the two small cams.  :)

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: 302--Which Camshaft?
« on: April 02, 2023, 10:57:42 AM »
Thanks Joe.   8)

Non-FE Discussion Forum / 302--Which Camshaft?
« on: March 31, 2023, 08:15:25 PM »
Hey guys. Picked up a low use rebuilt 302 and pulled it down for inspection. Right now, it has a Performer cam installed and the lifters all look great.
It's the 204/214 @.050 112 LSA grind. I have a cherry 351 Windsor marine cam that specs out around 206 or 210/220 @.050 and 115 or so LSA. I'm vague on the specs because I'm unable to nail down true, 100% factual specs as it seems no one on the net knows for sure, but I do see the 206/220 number and 115.5 LSA come up fairly often.
The lifts on both cams are comparable at mid .400s. The 351 also has the 351 firing order, naturally.
Ford Racing had one listed as 208/224 .453 lift years ago, maybe that's it?
Would one of these cams have an advantage over the other, or would it be kind of a wash, being they are fairly close in specs.

308 cubic inch, performer intake, GT40 heads, headers.
4000 lb. pick-up, daily driver, C6 auto, 308 gears.

As always, thanks for any input.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Fox Body FE Swap Guide
« on: March 28, 2023, 06:45:54 PM »
A couple pics from MrRupp.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Fox Body FE Swap Guide
« on: March 24, 2023, 09:37:27 AM »
Even better is if you can find a factory manual brake Fairmont/Zephyr/Mustang/Capri setup at a wrecking yard. The manual pedal is different, and pivots in a lower hole in the pedal bracket (both holes are in the bracket.). My Fairmont was a factory manual steering and brakes car from the factory, but I have converted other power brake cars to manual, using all the factory parts. If you find a manual brake doner car , get the brake pedal, master cylinder, aluminum firewall adapter, and the distribution block and brake lines from the master to the dist. block. With all the aftermarket manual brake conversions kits that I have seen, they retain the power brake pedal, so you are giving up the extra mechanical advantage built into the factory setup, which has much more leverage. My Fairmont has the factory manual setup, with 11" 5.0 Mustang discs up front, and 11" drums out back, and it stops fine at most dragstrips, from 134 MPH. Yes, the pedal effort is obviously higher than with power brakes, but hardly objectionable, if you are familiar with manual brakes.
There're no wrecking yards anywhere in my area anymore, unfortunately, so finding factory stuff locally is a no-go for me personally.
The Maximum Motorsports kit I posted addresses the pedal arm issue. It comes with a fabricated arm that has the correct leverage built in. And the pedal foot pad is adjustable up or down as well as in and out. It's a neat set-up.
Also, they recommend the '93-'95 Cobra Mustang master cylinder to go with their kit. It's a very well-thought-out deal.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Fox Body FE Swap Guide
« on: March 24, 2023, 12:13:11 AM »
Maximum Motorsports makes a nice manual brake conversion kit.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Fox Body FE Swap Guide
« on: March 22, 2023, 08:04:23 PM »
Just received the UPR K member. Nice piece. I'll be installing it into the car whether the FE goes in or not.

Did some measurements and it looks like, at least in my preliminary eyeballing, the power brake booster will have to be deleted. I don't like the idea of going to manual brakes. Hmm...

FE Technical Forum / Re: NW Machine shops
« on: March 22, 2023, 05:40:53 PM »
Another vote for Parkland. That's the home of Scott Johnston, one of the premier big-block Ford builders. He's awesome to deal with. I have purchased custom cams, cylinder heads, a stroker kit and some other random 460 stuff over the years from him. Always a pleasure to deal with.

Edit to add, he also has an engine dyno.

That's a nice engine, Ross. Excellent street engine as it makes all its power by 5500. That Mustang's gonna rip.  :)

FE Technical Forum / Re: Fox Body FE Swap Guide
« on: March 16, 2023, 06:37:28 PM »
Mbrunson427, I have a 4x4 pan I'm going to hopefully use, or I'd take you up on your offer.

Rory, I'd love to see any pictures you have to share. Maybe you can send them to someone on here more tech savvy than me and they could post them up?

FE Technical Forum / Re: Fox Body FE Swap Guide
« on: March 16, 2023, 07:22:21 AM »
I do believe I'm jumping on the bandwagon of the Fox body with an FE as well.
Recently acquired an '89 Mustang automatic trans car with no engine or transmission from my boss. It's pretty rough but no rust.

So, my first contribution to this thread is this UPR K-member I just ordered. I think these things are kind of mandatory for any FE or big-block swap.
Just under $400 shipped.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Fox Body FE Swap Guide
« on: March 16, 2023, 07:13:57 AM »
Thanks Jay. I'm looking forward to following along on your build.

FE Technical Forum / Fox Body FE Swap Guide
« on: March 15, 2023, 07:01:41 PM »
Jays thread got me to thinking that maybe it would be nice to have any information regarding a Fox body FE engine swap all in one place. I don't believe such a thread exists, or I haven't been able to locate it.
I know Rory has contributed many times to different threads through the years, but his information kind of gets lost when those posts die off.
So, if you have any experience performing this swap, or any information at all pertinent to this swap, please post up in this thread.

A few questions I have:
Have you run a Toploader 4-speed in this application? What pedals and clutch linkage did you use? Does a stock FE bell housing work?
Any valve cover interference with the stock Fox brake booster assembly when running tall aluminum pieces?
Cooling problems?

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