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    My workmates have a saying when I've tampered with something... "it's been Gergified!"

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  1. gerg

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    There are still a lot of used but rebuildable 302 heads kicking around, can be had for not much. Still, in the States their aftermarket alloys are a lot cheaper than ours, and rebuilding factory iron 2Vs would be less and less feasible for HP per dollar. If he insists on getting hold of some, maybe you could strike a deal with him? Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  2. gerg

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Yeah mate I think you're right about the different gasket set, the big one with two holes looks like a throttle body gasket (they had twins from memory). Dunno what the cork one is, never seen or worked on one to know. Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  3. gerg

    1992 5.0 into XF ute.

    If you can find a set for a reasonable price without the covid tax and barn dust allowance, yeah sure, no harm in keeping them aside for when you're ready, maybe get them freshened up while you're there. Just a heads-up, they do need their own extractors as the flange is different due to the spark plugs being at a different angle. You can use the normal ones apparently but it's a shit job to do the plugs Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  4. gerg

    1992 5.0 into XF ute.

    That looks nice, it didn't make 795hp at the tyres by itself though. There was obviously some extra lung capacity shoved down it to make that number. I think your heads will be the limitation on your 302. They'll be the E7TEs with tiny ports and even worse exhausts. It wouldn't matter what intake you put on, they're good for about 300hp with a reasonable street cam. There's a reason why Ford went to the GT40P heads for their performance versions. You could tidy up your stockers if you're feeling sporty with the die grinder, you can make them ok I guess. Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  5. gerg

    1992 5.0 into XF ute.

    On the subject of starters... If a LH mounted one uses the same as a RH V8, you can mod a BA 6 cyl one (plenty of threads on here show you how), they're compact, readily available and cheap. Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  6. gerg

    1992 5.0 into XF ute.

    Just used $100 Clevo ones mate, really nothing flash. Yours should take XR-XY Windsor ones if the engine mounts are similar, also depending on your bellhousing being a left or right hand starter mount. Clutch cable might be an issue too, I remember my 6 cyl Cortina eating clutch cables because they ran too close to the extractors. I ended up getting a custom longer one made that I could route away from the heat, solved it from then on. Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  7. gerg

    1992 5.0 into XF ute.

    On that subject.... I went through this whole T5 to V8 thing a few years back, the problem is that there was no factory T5/V8 combo until the E-series came out, which has a deeper bellhousing by 16mm and longer input to suit. So you need to know what T5 will bolt to the bellhousing you're getting and also what tooth count your flywheel will need to be to match it (157 or 164). The flywheel needs to be a later (post-82) 50oz imbalance vs the earlier 28oz. I ended up using the 6 cyl T5 out of my EA/EF which has the same input shaft length as X and E-series 6s and the older, pre-XF V8s, (ie T5, Toploader and single rail). I used an old Toploader iron bellhousing modified to suit the T5 bolt pattern, which was to suit the 164 tooth Clevo flywheel. It works, nothing broken yet. If your bellhousing is the shorter input type, ie to suit the 6 cylinder T5s, I'd advise to use the EB2-ED ratio box with the 3.25 1st gear. Mine is shorter at 3.50 and it's a bit too short for my liking. The EB/ED boxes also have a taller 5th gear. Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  8. gerg

    170 Log engine refresh.

    I dunno why, but they sound cool Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  9. gerg

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    They're a big friggin lump of an engine in the flesh... Just like a Cleveland, only bigger and chunkier in every way. Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  10. gerg

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    It's 50 bucks bro, go for the higher comp ones Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  11. gerg

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

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  12. gerg

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Maybe you could give them a lap in yourself? Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  13. gerg

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    I can still see some putting on those seats, I hope your head guy is confident that they'll lap in like that Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  14. gerg

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Pro comp... Nooooooooo! Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
  15. gerg

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Sorry I meant seats. I was lucky when I got mine done up, someone had done inserts before. Guides needed doing though. Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk
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