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CHESTNUTXE

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  1. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Spoke to another galaxi forum and he said same thing ipossible to get ? Sent from my SM-G570Y using Tapatalk
  2. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    hmmm i just spoke mr expert on 400 engines from america and he says they have never heard of a 400 1971 engine sticker ???????????????????????????????????????????????,this is getting weird man,he suggests getting on a 1971 galaxie forum and ask guys who have the same 400 cars so i will try that tomorrow
  3. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    im on the phone to orlando florida in 20 mins when dearborn classics open,they do everything re pro that has ever been made,but here is the six million dollar question in their catolouge there is no such thing as a 1971 400 emissions sticker wtf ? could this be the unicorn engine ? sent out the back door to australia ?
  4. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    i have found some but they are not for a galaxie but ?
  5. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    yeah i have bought heaps of that bloke,might be worth a shot bear,or maybe even try to remove it very gently with warm water like let it soak for a day in soapy water ?
  6. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    i just like the look of an original motor with big blue air cleaner n power by ford rocker covers,i worked hard all day making a witches brew to clean all parts,and fully pulled apart 1 head and found 1 valve very hard to get out but got it out in the end,i also flushed the sump that was full of chewed dizzy gear,will take heads ,sump,rocker covers to machine shop to hot tank,i think i will just stick with the factory heads as its numbers matching ,just get them machined a bit and 030 pistons i orderd thismorning will bump it up a tad plus machining of the block will help too,later maybe can put a nice set of alloys on it with smaller chamber.only thing im worried about is this original d1ae rocker cover sticker i have trolled usa sites for one but havent been able to find one yet,i have a 1973 orange one only cost minimal coin,but i dont want to hot tank the cover and wreck the sticker i will persist in trying to find one if not will just be carfull and clean around it ,mask it up or something .
  7. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    I have been busy all morning cleaning parts for a look at numbers , the timing cover is pitted slightly but not the worse one i have ever seen also can this nice factory dizzy be converted to electronic and run my msd 6al thru it ? Or just a buy a msd dizzy,also what dizzy gear would i need to fix this autolite with a crow hyd cam ? Sent from my SM-G570Y using Tapatalk
  8. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    ok i orderd the pistons,usual story ahh we dont know the cc size just whats on the add,i wish these huge companys would employ cnts that know their product,any way edelbrock make this other nice manifold 3371 looks even better than the weiand one imo,comes with 2 or 4 barrel egr plate but we dont need that,i also found a very rare offenhauser portosonic with split runners from a source in the usa,it looks like the beefiest thing you have ever seen but very expensive,the normal edelbrock looks ok too,i wonder do they do the 400 manifols in the black or endurashine ? i havent found that info yet.
  9. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    interesting note a 400 is actually a 402.
  10. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    yeah i have bought many of those speed pro flat tops b4,they are a good piston for the money ,but its food for thought,olm8 already has a set of forged flat tops for a 351c at the shop he would give them to me for a song probly ,but buy the time they are converted and 100 bux an hour labour its just not worth it.
  11. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    summit do 2 types of pistons a silverlite but dish looks same as all others
  12. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    There just could be an easier option just fkn order the 8/71 dyers blower drive kit from america cause it will be low comp without touching anything ,and put that scott inj hat on it,wait where is my credit card.
  13. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    yeah im catching on quick here ,i was just reading similar builds on usa ford websites and even 060 is common on the 400 but i am going 030,to be 408,im just gunna have a peak at summitts kieth black 400 pistons .
  14. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    ok i worked out that the heads are the humungas 78.8cc D1AE A 2V'S,but our heads are around 72cc and with a light shave of the block and mill the 72cc heads 040 might be a better option if using the cheaper dish pistons,i found a good set from sealed power with rings for bugger all landed $270 ?
  15. CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    1st thing is just get the block cleaned and make sure its not cracked ,olm8 reckons its pretty good from just a first look,but no rush ,i gave him the old cam to dummy fit to make sure the cam bearings are right,but i have total faith in him,he has done all my engines.
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