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    Official OzFalcon OHC Wizard
  • Birthday 08/20/1989

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  1. Thom

    Weird NC Fairlane 4.0 issues...

    I love it when a plan comes together
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    Weird NC Fairlane 4.0 issues...

    Just realised its a 4.0 not a 5.0l
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    Weird NC Fairlane 4.0 issues...

    Did you use the correct firing order roller windsors use the 13726548 order like a Cleveland not 15486372 like a pre 86 302 windsor
  4. Thom

    Au falcon sohc starting issues help needed

    Most lpg systems start on petrol and then flick over to LPG when the engine has run for a few seconds, if its playing up when starting chances are its the fuel system playing up, one was to diagnose is to have someone try to start it while spraying some brake clean/carb cleaner down the throttle body, if is starts and runs easily then switches to lpg you know you have a problem with something in you fuel system, if it doesn't then it could be spark related
  5. Thom

    Boingk's F250 4x4

    I cam see them in Tapatalk, but not on the previous post
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    They are alot bigger (taller and longer) than a xflow or pre xflow with no interchangeable parts with the other 6 cylinders, yes they do use a v8 bellhousing
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    It has a Windsor style timing cover
  8. Thom

    Ford 300ci Inline 6

    The 300 was a great truck engine, I know one my dads mates pulled a tired 300 out of his f150 and put in a fresh 351 with a tow cam in it, he was that disappointed in it he sold the truck after that
  9. Thom

    Thom's 4.0l thread

    Sorry I should have specified .050inches not mm
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    Thom's 4.0l thread

    Before you got your ute the prev owner must have given it a hard time when cold, from what I've seen thats the best way to kill rings in a 4.0
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    Thom's 4.0l thread

    Anything more than .050 will most likely require a re bore
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    Thom's 4.0l thread

    As far as the bore goes, I've never seen one that needed to be bored but it would be a good idea to measure it before buying rings/and or pistons ou may find rather than getting oversize rings getting a set of file fits will get you where you need to be, plastigauging the crank with the stock bearings and measuring the bearing shells compared to stock specifications will give you a good idea where you are at but I'd be surprised if it needed machine work giving the cars maintenance history The std volume pump is more than adequate for even most extreme builds, considering its a street engine and won't see constant racing conditions the std bearings will be adequate as well if you can find them ef to au have restrictors in the oil galleries to reduce the the amount of oil in the head and keep the bottom end properly lubricated, they just need the oil galleries drilled out to suit them
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    Thom's 4.0l thread

    The pistons were basically the same for e series au has a smaller dish but a longer rod, im unsure if you can use them in an e series engine you'd have to check if the skirts clear e series counterweights
  14. Thom

    Thom's 4.0l thread

    Unless you are thinking of boost, (a decent amount at that) the stock xg bottom end will be fine, most e series bottom ends are the same other than el hybrid have au size mains and the au long rod and ea has slightly beefier rods than other e series
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    I'd hedge my bets on the starter, if the drive is binding up on the flywheel it could cause the engine to lock up and winding it back and forward with the breaker bar is making it release