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    Official OzFalcon OHC Wizard
  • Birthday 08/20/1989

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  1. Thom

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    With an .030 bore that roughly equates to a 383 cubes, could be one of the older offset ground stroker crank setups, if it was done here it would most likely be a pro stroke kit using an offset ground 351 crank
  2. Thom

    XF left indicator playing up

    Blinking too fast can also be caused by led bulbs if the flasher can isn't rated for them
  3. Thom

    XF left indicator playing up

    Does the side marker flash as well? If there isn't enough load on a flasher can it will blink too fast, easy way to test if it's a light or the flasher is to turn the hazards on, if they blink normally it usually means you have a bulb out or a bad earth
  4. If the ba is already equipped with a 5 speed manual and you just want to swap a broken or worn out t5 for a better one, externally Au an ba t5's are the same so that would be pretty easy, if you are talking about putting the 5 speed in an automatic ba, all you can use from the au is the gearbox, clutch and flywheel, the pedals, bellhousing, ecu, consoles all don't fit ba and the biggest difference is Au use a cable clutch setup and ba use a hydraulic clutch
  5. Thom

    Loss of everything

    Check your earths are I good nick, battery to chassis, battery to engine and engine to chassis, if you've lost everything good chance you've lost the main fuse/circuit breaker and that usually happens because of bad earths or a bad voltage regulator causing the alternator to overcharge
  6. Thom

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    I think banno was more concerned about the amount of instant torque that 400 will make, it might start stressing things a lot quicker than your old xflow would have
  7. Thom

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Bolt on roller rockers fit under stock rocker covers if you have less than. 560"lift, have you priced up a crs big block mount kit, I think they do a trans mount to suit c6 as well
  8. Thom

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    A 351 is actually 352 cubes standard
  9. Thom

    XF Xflow non EST dizzy replacement

    That coil will be fine as long as it's a gt40 and not a gt40r (the r stands for resistor and it needs a 7v supply to suit points) although as long as you can get a coil lead to suit the standard eat coil is fine for an xe dizzy as long as it is in good nick
  10. Thom

    347 stroker build

    Just a general stab in the dark, if I was chasing your desired power level with an un restricted budget for camshaft id go with a comp 281hr (assuming you want to stay efi) it is a grind that would still work with a factory ecu that has been re tuned, stock ratio roller rockers or some 1.7 ratio if your pistons have enough valve releif in them, trickflow have some of the nicest 5.0l heads on the market if your pocket allows for them, their twisted wedge (Or 190cc) heads are really nice and probably a little overkill but give you some room if you ever want to step up your combo later on and a trickflow box r intake should be more than adequate for what you need but this combo is probably close to 6 or 7k without considering any of the short motor or machine work A more budget friendly version would be to have a set of well ported gt40p heads and an au/explorer intake with the same cam as above and a set of 1.7 ratio rockers would be a lot kinder to your wallet but would require a lot more elbow grease or paying someone to port the heads and intake if you haven't done it before (Or you may have to hang around someone that will teach you), but under both of those top ends you still need to build a short motor, and while a stroker will make more torque the stock roller bottom end if it's in good condition (most roller 5.0s are unless they have over 500,000ks and even then they sometimes are still good) would be more than adequate for the task of making 4-500hp but that is getting up near the limit of the factory block in most cases
  11. Thom

    347 stroker build

    For longevity, you are better off with a 331 over a 347, most 347's end up with the wrist pin behind the oil rings because the piston are so short, another draw back is also because of the short piston they tend to rock in the bores when the engine is cold and flog them out. There are plenty of ways to reach your power goals but you could help us out by telling us what your intentions are for the car (also what car it's going into), is it a street/strip car, with emphasis on street (and if more street than anything will it be a highway cruiser or an around town brawler) or strip (those can be two pretty different combos) or are corners more your thing, or even just a cruiser that sounds good and is capable of the occasional skid, what is the running gear you are planning to put behind it is it going to be a manual, is it going to be an auto, if it's going to be an auto which one and how much high stall are you willing to run, what's your rear end setup and do you have and what ratios would you like to run the more info you provide the better people can help you
  12. Thom

    Replacement head for iron crossy

    That's a 8 or 9 parter across two channels,if you want to see the whole thing, thunderhead289 and junkyard digs worked together on it, it was a 383 big block satellite
  13. Thom

    92dt tickford head v 94ab head

    Someone may have changed them, in later 4.0 xr6 have a red/orange stripe one them. 94/95 dt's have a smaller combustion chamber, larger exhaust valves revised intake ports and a higher duration but similar lift cam
  14. Thom

    92dt tickford head v 94ab head

    92dt is about the only head I haven't seen in person, I can say the 94da is the pick of the non tickford e series heads
  15. That's exactly what I was going to say, even to the point of you want all of those parts out of the same car if possible
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