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  1. bear351c

    Long Term Engine Storage

    If you're talking a year before touching anything, then grease the SHIT out of everything. Get your hands dirty, smear it all over the bores, wind the engine over and repeat. Same as with the head, block face, valves, rods, pushrods, bolts and any part that is machined/shiny. WD40 is crap, don't bother, as after winter all your metal will be rusty. This means that when you come to rebuild, you will need to wash everything down REALLY well, with thinners or Acetone, to remove all residue. But that's all part of learning, being able to touch, feel, handle all the mechanicals. Just my 12 cents worth. Others may disagree, but Such Is Life.
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    Crankshaft Inspection and Machining 101

    Very good info.
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    Yep, I always cut all the holes out, just leaving a big square. Good tip.
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    Micrometer Tech

    So, I have to stop using mine for a mini G-clamp, then..?
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    Cleveland HEADERS - anyone used these?

    They look nice too. 4 into 1's are tight in the XB, had to reroute the trans lines, and they cook the trans fluid and the floor. Still.......... the noise.
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    Cleveland HEADERS - anyone used these?

    Be careful, mate. Everyone on Evilbay says they fit XR - XE, but there are subtle differences between XY headers and XC. Auto and manual, clutch slave clearances etc. Just saying you may have to "tweak" the pipes a little. Look awesome for the price, though.
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    Loss of power over 1500 rpm for lpg, but not unleaded

    Sounds like they haven't opened the valve on the tank. ??
  8. Does it have understeer or over steer.? (Front end wants to go straight ahead, or rear wheels want to overtake the fronts?) Too stiff rear bar can cause more understeer, in certain circumstances.
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    351C and 5 speed

    I ain't got any..! TKO's are 4 anna half grand rebuilt. (MalWood)
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    351C and 5 speed

    Yeah, money being the main hurdle........ TKO's ain't cheap, plus hydraulic clutch, plus pedal box, plus flywheel, plus clutch kit,
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    351C and 5 speed

    It's been 6 years, anyone got any updates on longevity or performance..??
  12. Yeah, good point.... ^ ^ ^
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Not got a Pro and a Comp in its name, does it.? Good to hear you have narrowed it down, sounds like the problem.
  14. Yes, it's possible, been done many times. You will need a transmission hump for a floor shift, maybe a console. The shifter itself, and the linkages to connect the shifter to the transmission. You can leave the column shift in place, just remove the lever. Make sure you have reversing lights and a neutral safety switch working afterwards. All available on eBay/Gumtree/Ford shops.
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    FoMoCo being cheap-arse as usual, and trying to save money on steel....