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FE Technical Forum / Re: Piston ring file
« Last post by fekbmax on June 02, 2023, 07:13:48 PM »
I'm a hand filer as well. Seen it get away from guys and once you remove material there's no putting it back. 
FE Technical Forum / Re: Wolverine shaft rocker system
« Last post by machoneman on June 02, 2023, 05:29:50 PM »
It would be nice if that 'billet' block was spoken of as a billet casting or some such. There IS such a thing as a real billet aluminum block available from a concern here in Metro Detroit, that is carved from a proper-sized 'brick' of aluminum and, within reason, you can specify some of the dimensions. But the minimum starting order is for three blocks at 15 grand apiece. so you'd have to start with fairly deep pockets. (Starts y'ur head agoin')  ;)


Easier to buy one of the true billet 426 Hemi nitro blocks but get the deck drilled for a Ford bolt pattern, ala' a 385 series Boss engine!
Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Window rules
« Last post by Falcon67 on June 02, 2023, 04:46:00 PM »
Love my arm restraints, hope I never "need" them like that!
Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Ford Racing CM-6731-FL1A Filter
« Last post by Falcon67 on June 02, 2023, 04:31:05 PM »
I just buy FL1-As off the shelf, or the Wix part.  Even at 72 lbs cold never had an issue.  Yet. 
FE Technical Forum / Re: Wolverine shaft rocker system
« Last post by Falcon67 on June 02, 2023, 04:28:34 PM »
Anyone order the Ford FE Billet Aluminum Block?  ::)

You can get it with a matching date code for restorations.  The concours judge won't notice a milled aluminum block as he checks for that date.

A rattle can of Duplicolor Old Ford Blue and no one can tell the difference! 
FE Technical Forum / Re: Piston ring file
« Last post by Falcon67 on June 02, 2023, 04:21:44 PM »
I have a nice straight fine tooth file that I clamp in a vice and manually file rings.  Been doing that for years without problems.  I just push the ring gap down the file, never pull.  I count strokes, then buff the edges with a fine Arkansas whet stone. Yea, I've looked at all the ring filers and some are really nice but I just can't seem to justify the outlay.  IMHO there's a kinda "zen" to hand ring filing.   ;D
FE Technical Forum / Re: Ideal temps and fan setpoints?
« Last post by Falcon67 on June 02, 2023, 04:17:54 PM »
I run my race cars at 180.  Including the dragster on methanol, I stage at no less than 180. Less wear and tear IMHO.  Even more important in a street engine to run on the warm side.  Remember that hot water cools an engine better than cold water.  Especially with an aluminum radiator - they work better with more Delta T between the coolant and the air passing over it.  And also - electric fans need pass-by venting at speed.  Otherwise when running they will act about the same as a 16" piece of cardboard in front of the radiator.  Also, it's kinda hard to keep a race car around 160 here when in summer the pit surfaces are running 130F plus.
What kind of fanatic spends $700 on an Aviaid oil pan and pickup tube for their 63 Galaxie? This guy^^^
As a result, I have for sale a new, installed on engine, but never ran, black powder coated milodon number 31130   7 Quart Street and strip oil pan and matching pick up screen to sell. It is like new, and was installed with studs and nuts so the rails are as perfect as when it was manufactured. If Purchased from Summit, who has them in stock, currently with 7% sales tax would cost you $459. Since I won't be needing or using it, someone that wants to send $250 my way this afternoon or evening, can save some bucks on it Saves $209 that you can invest in other things for your engine. Not everyone is in love with their Galaxie, or has the means or budget to buy it a $459 or for that matter a $700 Aiviad Pan, But, If you been wanting to buy one of these now is your chance to save some money. I forget what the powder coating cost, I think it was something like 60 or $70, but my loss is your gain. Send me a message, fire up your credit card, and save a few bucks! Oil pan and pick up tube will be pulled this weekend and sent out on Tuesday. I'm covering the shipping at the above cost unless you live in California, then add $30. Please Reply to, Or call 515-556-6484 Thanks.
FE Technical Forum / Re: Coolant recovery
« Last post by GerryP on June 02, 2023, 12:43:44 PM »
Any of them will work.  You just replace the radiator cap and puke hose with a radiator cap made for a recovery system and a hose to run to a recovery tank.
FE Technical Forum / Re: Oregon solid flat tappet FO-422
« Last post by 427John on June 02, 2023, 11:47:06 AM »
Well, it's a C8AX-D cam...probably not the cam we need for a 428 PI, C-6 highway patrol car :)
The C8AX-C would probably be pretty good though, I think that is the same grind they used on the D2OZ 429-460 PI cam.
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