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    XA XB XC 9inch diff axle spacers

    I have a BW78, this is regarding a 9-inch, which I have never owned or worked on. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    XF Power Steering Pump

    It could be an earlier model vs late model thread (5/8 vs 16mm) on either the hose or the pump. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    If it's the same centre as my TF corty, no they're not that strong. I think they're a 6.8" crown and were also used in Aussie Sigmas in the day. While I didn't blow mine, it wore out much more quickly than it would if it was a 75 or 78 (which came in the TE), probably not helped by being behind a 250 crossy. It just had heaps of backlash in the gears, mostly in the spiders. Was a 2.78 ratio. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Haha my work colleague did some time up in the mines over there, says that WA is 3 hours and 30 years behind the eastern states Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    That's right, forgot about Dearborn. So that's at least 4 casting plants they had back then... Windsor is straight across the river from Dearborn, but in Canada. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Well at least it had green sht in it at some stage, water jacket might be ok. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Michigan Casting Centre, Cleveland Foundry and..... ? Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    XF AU Windsor conversion

    They turned it 90 degrees from drum to disc... Does that mean that a later EF-EL housing is rotated a further 90 so it's the same orientation as the old drum flange? Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    How do they go with adapting 351W stroker cranks to these blocks? Same bearing size, the only difference I think is something to do with the snout where the timing gear goes? Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Could that be an old Accel? US Fords would have had a Motorcraft coil, Aussie ones Bosch. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Good thing about it being pre-75 is it's guaranteed to be a 400 and not a 351M (unless someone's done a dirty crank swap in the past) Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Bloody hell how many is that now? Will that be your 4th or 5th one? Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    HF-1 82 Alloy head valvetrain questions

    Umm I think that was me... My brother (XPT Crossy) gave me a set of 12 Scorpions that were meant for his cross-flow turbo build, but he's since moved that on for another project (he does that, lol). He bought them unused from another former member on here but when I went to bolt them on, the bolts were M8 x 1.25 instead of 5/16” UNC. This had me quite puzzled until I looked up the part number and the only cross-reference was for the 3.8 (Canadian) Essex V6, the T-bird engine as you mentioned. All I did was get some 5/16" capscrews and they bolted on perfectly, correct pedestal height, correct preload and only needed shimming because my heads were shaved. The remaining 4 weren't so easily obtained or fitted. I had to order them as individual items from Summit, the only ones available this way were listed for "351C/400/BFF" and when I bolted them down, they had about 0.090" of slop from cup to pushrod. So the supplied pedestals were too long. I machined them in the lathe by about 2.3mm and they bolted down fine. The weird thing about these individual rocker kits is that they each came with twin mounting channels, as one would perhaps use in a Windsor or FE 1.73 retrofit. So maybe they were simply the wrong ones for that part number? I dunno, but the last 4 rockers are on and working now and I ended up with some spare crap that I likely will never use. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
  14. You will likely need a pickup truck shifter like the old dogleg F-100 ones, will look and feel a bit goofy but they seem to work Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Trust me mate, you wouldn't want my wags after the s*** it's been through. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Friggin score! Now to get it built to handle some right-hoof action Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Lol the ex was gone by then, didn't have to worry about that s*** [emoji471] Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    The reflective film is actually a thin layer of aluminium. Over time, it oxidises with a white surface. Don't wash them in a dishwasher... And don't ask how I know that Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    XF AU Windsor conversion

    The original T5Z was a Ford Motorsport box. I think maybe 94-95 Mustang Cobras had them. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    XF AU Windsor conversion

    In a nutshell, yes. The taller first gear (numerically smaller) ratio for a given gearbox type will have a higher torque capacity. As a happy accident of this, larger higher torque engines can tolerate (and benefit from) a taller first as they don't bog down like a smaller engine would, which would feel like you're taking off in second. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    XF AU Windsor conversion

    As a general rule with gearboxes, the deeper the ratio in 1st, the lower the torque capacity. This is derived from the amount of reduction given by the input shaft gear to layshaft ratio. The deeper this ratio, the more torque multiplication happens internally and this will reduce the overall torque capacity of the box. So an XF-EA-EB1 will have 3.50 first (as mine does) and later ones will be a little taller (3.35 springs to mind). The T5Z has a 2.95 1st, not overly tall like the close ratio toploader or single rail variants but this plus a wider gear design increased the torque capacity to 310 lb-ft vs 265 for the normal ones. This makes them still marginal behind a large displacement small block though. Manual boxes are a niche market these days, so the few manufacturers left can basically name their price. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    HF-1 82 Alloy head valvetrain questions

    Good advice Bear, I'll add that the valve might be stuck from rust due to moisture getting in somehow, in which case the guide could chop out if there is pitting on the valve stem. It could also have a bend in it, causing it to bind at certain lifts. I have had a guide grab a valve on a fresh engine while on its maiden voyage (Mercedes bus) and it was a fault with whoever the reco'd of the head (guide too tight). Was one of the odd rockers on the valve that was stuck? Is it possible that they were replaced for the same reason? Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    SINGLE RAIL GEARBOX INFO

    If it fits in the hole and is the right ratio, can't go wrong... I don't think anyone cares about it being the right box for originality reasons. Most folks who care about matching numbers are only concerned with engine and chassis matching. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    SINGLE RAIL GEARBOX INFO

    Sorry just re-read your post and realised the 7? Is the 2-digit year code, you were just eluding to a hypothetical year. Say it was 75DA, it doesn't mean the part was necessarily made then, it means the year that the part was first introduced. So if a part continued to be fitted unchanged many years later, it would still carry the original year that it was first installed. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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    SINGLE RAIL GEARBOX INFO

    The first set of numbers is the Ford part, but that one doesn't make sense. Normally the US part number is letter-number-letter-letter, then specific part number, normally 4 digits, then 2 letters for design variation. The Aussie part numbers used to be the US one with AR (Australian Revision) added to it, then they came up with their own that had 2 digit year, then DA (Design Australia). Yours doesn't have the year before it. The 7003 is likely part number. The second set of numbers is the Borg Warner one, 0503 is for the single rail box, 009 is the variant (ratios, shifter and rail config). That variant, which with a Google search came up with OzFalcon as one of the first [emoji23] shows as a 3.06 first gear, meaning it's a medium ratio fitted to 302s and some 250s (depending on application, year model, etc). The wide ratio has 3.48 first, the close ratio (fitted to 351s) has 2.46. http://www.ozfalcon.com.au/index.php?/topic/7952-single-rail-gearbox-info/ Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
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