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FORD_MAN last won the day on June 19 2016

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    CERAMIC spark plug boots exist

    Just watched lastest roadkill (at 21:25)Draguar, Friebuger was saying he came up with the idea for them, "Quote of Friebuger" "circa 1986 I was working at a aftermarket ignition company, Jacobs electronics they did systems for RV's/motorhomes , RV's/motorhomes were having issues of burning plug leads going up long grades since they get so hot. They where having a meeting about it asking if anyone had an idea to fix it, so I said "'I do you know what dosen't burn... spark plugs, why don't we make them out of the same porcelain as spark plugs".


    All Cleveland stroker kits are rated at 4.030" bore 4"x4.040=410ci 4"x4.030"=408 4"x4.020"=406 as for 393 3.85"x4.040=395ci 3.85"x4.030"=393 3.85"x4.020"=391 383 is 3.75"x4.030" or 3.75"x4.040=385 3.75"x4.020"=380 377 is a 351c crank with a offset grind to SBC 2.1" journal at 3.7" on 4.030", but not sure who makes pistons for this anymore, used to be ACL. (351 windsors can be made 427ci with 400M crank offset ground) once thought of being unique with a 302 crank offset ground to 325ci. as i've got plenty of 302 cranks & local shop can offset grind cranks. Most stroker clevelands tend to be 393, Given you've got a freshly resleved block, you can get std/4.000" size pistons for a 3.85"/393 kit from precisionintl which would be 387ci my black utes 302 block will need sleeves next rebuild already worn 4.040", for S-pak ute I'm going a 4.020" on a used std bore block, but as for 3.85/4" not sure.


    https://www.competitionengines.com.au/content/speed_shop.php?c=49 $ $985 or as a stroker kit https://www.competitionengines.com.au/content/speed_shop.php?c=618 I like the internal balance 4340 crank, H beam, $3150 as for sleeving not sure, for a 4.125" bore sleeve (0.250-0.280" thick) block would have to be bored to around 4.38"-4.4". I've thought of similar for a xflow, sleeving for a 3.75" bore,


    bottom right corner on player is sound level/mute


    I've been thinking of whether to go 393 or 408 for my XE S-pak ute, saw on a cleveland facebook page a while ago that Competition Engines designed a "better" piston for the 408 stroker, JE pistons part No. 247063 -5cc F/T, 247056 -13cc dish Has shorter lower skirt for the poke out the bottom of the bore, top ring moved down as some have broken the top of piston where the valve relief is,

    2V Head Refresh

    just noticed the precision sticker on yours, I got his kit from Ebay (Engine parts 24/7), blueracer springs, crane retainers (haven't looked up part no yet), SBI locks. Heads are fully rebuilt, k-line guides, new valves, crack repaired, viton seals, ect. would of ordered std lenght, he did say heads can very s bit, so yeah won't be porting now, Yes even said on invoice to check rocker clearance, he checked it with a standard rocker he had, but will keeping an eye out for cheap/2nd hand set of good roller rockers I call the build Snowball after how it has snowballed, F100 body isn't as straight as it looked previous scrape down on LHS & a quick re ring/bearing & cam, ended up being a bit more,

    2V Head Refresh

    I'm rebuilding a 302C for a mates '75 F100 at the moment, have been tempted to strip down the heads & give them a port, but knowing my luck I'd end up hitting a valve seat & have to get cut again lol, How'd you go with that spring kit? I got what looks to be the same kit, I had issues with spring heights & pressures, with retainer in the kit was 1.72" & 150lb seat pressure, with standard retainer was 1.78" & 128lb, ended up with Crow +0.100" retainers for 1.88" 105lb seat/275lb open

    250 Crossflow build

    Yeah still a few around or could always get crank to offset ground to de-stroke it to the 3.7/3.8 like they do with SOHC/Barra's, Tho there are few that run XH/EF crank for Hi rpms.

    Which aftermarket block?

    Precision have prices on there site (All prices AUD) Track Boss Iron $4590.45, Which there has only been about 2 cast, Track Boss CGI iron $6885.95 (none yet cast) Track Boss Alloy $11,476.14 (About 15 cast) (& 2 Solid alloy race 9.5" blocks) Dart iron SHP 9.2 $3190 & Iron Eagle $5281.80 Arrow is around $3500 one I'd love is $5734, Ford Racing big bore 460 big block, 4.5" bore, add 4.5" crank, 572ci
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    250 Crossflow build

    & then at the smaller Ci end of the scale there was the Joe Gauci/Profab's TC/TD Cortina with a turboed 200 xflow running 8.58/158.56mph, I have a old magazine artice of it somewhere.
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    Cast or 4340 408 stroker crank

    With 408 & 240 @.050'' cam, peak HP would be around the 6000-6200ish rpm mark so fine for cast crank, I would upgrade to 4340 if regularly reving over 6800rpm, Tho wounding if CHI dual plane, airgap type manifold would be more suited for RPM range of engine, would make more low & mid range torque with dual plane over single plane. I could feel the difference when I changed from hi rise single plane to dual plane, picked up heap more low to mid torque (but was a 302lol)
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    300 USA 6CYL

    But 3.9 & 4.0Lt is smaller bore 3.62"?? I've alway's liked the big bore idea that did the rounds years ago, re sleeve, grout, 350Z piston, 200 rod. I was told a local speedway bloke did build one. I have considered it for my cortina build,
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    300 USA 6CYL

    There was a very rare xflow alloy head available for the 240/300 6cyl made in the early 90's for the EFi 300's https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1351968-holy-grail-found-on-ebay-4-9l-ford-crossflow-head.html I can remember enginepower TV show did a built in 2014 made 209hp 310ft/lb with Comp Cams 219@0.050" .456" cam, roller rockers, 390 holley on Offenhouser intake Part 1 https://www.powernationtv.com/build/73/old-skool-six?episode=EP2014-03 Part 2 with dyno test. https://www.powernationtv.com/build/73/old-skool-six?episode=EP2014-04 EF/XH crank goes straight into 86 DA block, needs 3mm off rear of crank to fit 84DA block(92mm rear seal instead of 95mm) ,80DA-83DA block unsure on machining. Mains are bigger on AU-FGX engines 2.65" from 2.39", don't know about barra fitting AU SOHC, Barra oil pump is driven direcly from the crank as SOHC is from the timing chain, Stroking a such a under square engine only makes harmonics worse particularly at hi rpm, there's been a few crossflows stroked to 272 I think they were. but also evident is destroking such to 3.7lt in SOHC & Barra's. Dynomite XR6 BA turbo(8.25/171) & ex prostock car 10,000rpm(6.8/216). tunnel vison have done a few as well,
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    i Think XB's where last to be rated SAE on XB changed to DIN/NET on XC (plus some emissions things) XB 2 barrel 302C 240hp/179kw, XC 4 barrel 302C 202hp/151kw XB 2 barrel 351C 260hp/194kw, XC 4 Barrel 351C 217hp/162kw
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    Cam Research were the ones who made the solid roller lifters from my earlier post, don't need oil restrictor or lifter bore sleeving max 4.060" sounds funny, Pavtek's website says 4.185" max, 0.250" wall at 4.155", They did have some issues with 1st batch, I'm sure I read on ford forums all blocks now come with sonic & hardness test reports aswell. They are iron block not alloy. Still heaps cheaper then T Meyer USA,Track Boss cleveland Iron at $4590(AU) which only 2 have been cast, CGI iron $6885(AU) or Alloy at $11,475(AU) Dart alloy block is $9895, SHP iron $3200, Iron Eagle $5000 (all prices from Precision Intl) Ben Gatt runs a supercharged 408 Fontana in his XA hardtop, & Mark Hunt, Huntsman Customline "wild bunch" car sometimes has a supercharged Clevo, I remember hearing him saying when he raced at Swan Hill Dragway it had a Cleveland in it.