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Im pretty happy with these heads now just waiting my new valve springs8b02d568d0c56bee1dc1d9a9337520ce.jpg

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Wow these beefy 400 mounts are more than i expected they are mega h.d and thick i can also see a offset where it bolts up thats probly why i had so much trouble with my own trying to work it out on the last 400 into xf but well worth $280 you even get bolts for all i wasnt expecting that anyway lets bolt one up and chex it out27cda6201a15cef0a09b959f1a082ed9.jpg92cfb86418877d2dc44c1ca89bd602fd.jpg362ebea9bf3d5a1f166713b39b9c1ab2.jpg9c5c28988c461121801a2534ee99ece5.jpg

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Wow these beefy 400 mounts are more than i expected they are mega h.d and thick i can also see a offset where it bolts up thats probly why i had so much trouble with my own trying to work it out on the last 400 into xf but well worth $280 you even get bolts for all i wasnt expecting that anyway lets bolt one up and chex it out27cda6201a15cef0a09b959f1a082ed9.jpg92cfb86418877d2dc44c1ca89bd602fd.jpg362ebea9bf3d5a1f166713b39b9c1ab2.jpg9c5c28988c461121801a2534ee99ece5.jpg

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Only concern is can you loosen that big centre bolt to flip the thing into its slot on the aussie v8 frame mounts i guess so ? Also this has been bugging me for years will a 351c girdle fit a 400 and by these pics i just took it seems so, ford just took so much off each side to fit 3 inch mainsaea4cbd6486de6a73c3883b6d2518ff1.jpg390725f354210219c31fdf36bf83b053.jpgcefb113eb9005610fb7ace0c897c2e6e.jpg

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Only concern is can you loosen that big centre bolt to flip the thing into its slot on the aussie v8 frame mounts i guess so ? Also this has been bugging me for years will a 351c girdle fit a 400 and by these pics i just took it seems so, ford just took so much off each side to fit 3 inch mainsaea4cbd6486de6a73c3883b6d2518ff1.jpg390725f354210219c31fdf36bf83b053.jpgcefb113eb9005610fb7ace0c897c2e6e.jpg

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While waiting for parts to arrive i started with a soft brass wheel and cleaned up the manifold and this morning bought a chemtech aluminium cleaner whixh probly would have done the same job but lets give it a go it says dilute it or use as is for heavy stains74e7387447bed8321e3da4f818262e29.jpg

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1 hour ago, CHESTNUTXE said:

While waiting for parts to arrive i started with a soft brass wheel and cleaned up the manifold and this morning bought a chemtech aluminium cleaner whixh probly would have done the same job but lets give it a go it says dilute it or use as is for heavy stains74e7387447bed8321e3da4f818262e29.jpg

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not going for the "stock 302" build this time?

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Painted and clear coat its come up nicee1526d6f01f274b2e9ef04e2be0e3244.jpgf7f1b250b7a99b77a7d583aeac310b91.jpg32e9336f690beed553f129f2cdd2bd69.jpg49cf3e66438ab77085364989deca9ed4.jpg

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Hey do i need to use the paste on the valves or not as they are going back in the same slot ? Im just waiting on my valve springs to arrive then can assemble them374a47124e79cfd1412857eef0e69bcc.jpg

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Hey do i need to use the paste on the valves or not as they are going back in the same slot ? Im just waiting on my valve springs to arrive then can assemble them374a47124e79cfd1412857eef0e69bcc.jpg

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I lapped em in anyway and did just one head today springs are rated to 540 lift and a nice upgrade for a mild cam without breaking the budgetca5c7007c381ffd16461ba61fa04ccb9.jpg001e37a602a789805f1d22b9fbc888bb.jpgfa1aadf76307dfd616c2a42968c7daa9.jpg

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Do it anyways........ won't do any harm. Give you a nice new seal surface, also tells you if your valves are bent.
Hey does anyone know if i need different length pushrods if going the roller cam route compard to std length hyd ?

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Hey does anyone know if i need different length pushrods if going the roller cam route compard to std length hyd ?

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If the roller cam is a proper retrofit, the base circle of the cam is made smaller to accommodate the longer lifters, so should be right for std pushrods. This also prevents the lifter from otherwise poking out too far at max lift, causing oil pressure to dump out the top of the lifter bore via the lifter oil feed hole.

Check first though, although I researched this a while back, I have never actually fitted a retrofit roller to a clevo.

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If the roller cam is a proper retrofit, the base circle of the cam is made smaller to accommodate the longer lifters, so should be right for std pushrods. This also prevents the lifter from otherwise poking out too far at max lift, causing oil pressure to dump out the top of the lifter bore via the lifter oil feed hole.

Check first though, although I researched this a while back, I have never actually fitted a retrofit roller to a clevo.

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Comp do a nice small basic 1500/4500 with tiny lift that suits my new stamped steel rockers , in the kit you get the spider and lifters that resemble the efi 5.0

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Comp do a nice small basic 1500/4500 with tiny lift that suits my new stamped steel rockers , in the kit you get the spider and lifters that resemble the efi 5.0

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That's a good kit if you have the bare block in front of you. It requires drilling/tapping in the valley to screw the spider down, which of course creates shavings you need to clean up. I think the spider type lifter is a better long-term upgrade than the tie-bar type. Seen stories of catastrophic failures on the latter.

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That's a good kit if you have the bare block in front of you. It requires drilling/tapping in the valley to screw the spider down, which of course creates shavings you need to clean up. I think the spider type lifter is a better long-term upgrade than the tie-bar type. Seen stories of catastrophic failures on the latter.

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Just starting on this other head ,the springs have a damper in them , also this adds to the debate over black xe heads looks like niagra falls 78f7de0cd57ae875e8362b94d6f02742.jpgb23efcc0ba9563f6289c90c92a6c7202.jpg49a33b6ab09319f937c9a17283da519e.jpg

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Just starting on this other head ,the springs have a damper in them , also this adds to the debate over black xe heads looks like niagra falls 78f7de0cd57ae875e8362b94d6f02742.jpgb23efcc0ba9563f6289c90c92a6c7202.jpg49a33b6ab09319f937c9a17283da519e.jpg

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Ok its done and just bolted a new roxker hey do you really need the oil deflector e4ca269120ebdbe58fe0294be4b98234.jpg4f41fc0a694dcb8a55efead02e3a2fdb.jpg4e5f9379a3f14c329c584ded7c6e422a.jpg

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Ok its done and just bolted a new roxker hey do you really need the oil deflector e4ca269120ebdbe58fe0294be4b98234.jpg4f41fc0a694dcb8a55efead02e3a2fdb.jpg4e5f9379a3f14c329c584ded7c6e422a.jpg

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I would say "yes", you do need them. The oil doesn't just lubricate the pivot, it cools it as well. I've had my rocker covers off while running and noticed that on the oil deflectors that were broken, the oil shot out of the hole by a good foot or so, which means each one was shooting the oil up under the rocker cover and missing the rocker pivot completely.

What did you mean by "adding to the argument" about black motor heads? Do you mean there definitely is a difference, or that you can't see much in it?

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I would say "yes", you do need them. The oil doesn't just lubricate the pivot, it cools it as well. I've had my rocker covers off while running and noticed that on the oil deflectors that were broken, the oil shot out of the hole by a good foot or so, which means each one was shooting the oil up under the rocker cover and missing the rocker pivot completely.

What did you mean by "adding to the argument" about black motor heads? Do you mean there definitely is a difference, or that you can't see much in it?

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Just previously talked about that black heads are the last revision and were tidy up a bit to make a little more power ,also painted the edelbrock logo and heat thing with ford dark blued0e35e29a38956fef102fb39160abe1c.jpga34b6471e94e52b802420769e95dc9aa.jpg003d3d62d5106ddb606c5a28fa3437fb.jpg

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3 minutes ago, CHESTNUTXE said:

I like it vut 1 provlem its colom 3 seat (would be interesting 400 on the tree)

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pfft, thats 10mins with a grinder fix

 

you also wanted a "family" car.. 6 seats, how much more "family" do you want.. keep it column shift, 

 

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pfft, thats 10mins with a grinder fix
 
you also wanted a "family" car.. 6 seats, how much more "family" do you want.. keep it column shift, 
 
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Im trying to find out where it is in qld

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