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Forum: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Today, 12:09 AM
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Posted By njsteve
I thought it was going to be recorded but there...

I thought it was going to be recorded but there is no functioning link to the coverage now. :-(

FOUND IT: YAY!!!

https://www.facebook.com/MCACN/videos/2238632983129062/
Forum: Ford-Mercury Yesterday, 11:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
And here is crazy 1970's gas crisis modification...

And here is crazy 1970's gas crisis modification #1.

I bet this was some trick that my Grandfather probably got out of the J.C. Whitney catalog back in 1972 or so. He was the ultimate tinkerer...
Forum: Ford-Mercury Yesterday, 11:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
Well today wasn't much fun. I have been attaching...

Well today wasn't much fun. I have been attaching accessories and hoses, etc. I went to tighten the transmission cooler lines to the transmission and the adapter that is attached to the case snaps...
Forum: Lounge 11-15-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 147,636
Posted By njsteve
Nah, it's the self-resurfacing rotor option.

Nah, it's the self-resurfacing rotor option.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 11-15-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,085
Posted By njsteve
I'm an old timer with my '95 K2500 diesel 8600...

I'm an old timer with my '95 K2500 diesel 8600 GVW 'Burb that I bought new back in the day. Last year I replaced the original 6.5 with a modern AM/Gen 6.5 from the HUMVEE upfit line in Ohio. Runs 18...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 11-11-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
Got the transmission installed today. Boy that...

Got the transmission installed today. Boy that was not fun. The transmission jack's deck height is 10 inches off the floor and there is no way you can slide the trans under and into the tunnel area...
Forum: Lounge 11-11-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 147,636
Posted By njsteve
Its up for auction on BAT right now:...

Its up for auction on BAT right now: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-dodge-dart-4/

I think the lawn sprinkler is included.
Forum: Ford-Mercury 11-11-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
Plopped the old 460 into place this afternoon....

Plopped the old 460 into place this afternoon. Rather uneventful when you don't have the transmission attached. It took, at the most, twenty minutes. I did have the take the wheels off and lower the...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 11-07-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
Picked up the transmission today. Total rebuild...

Picked up the transmission today. Total rebuild cost was $950. They also sent out the torque converter to be rebuilt since there was a lot of sludge in the transmission due to the fact that the seals...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 11-01-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
Naw, the engine is just backwards. Look at...

Naw, the engine is just backwards.

Look at where the sump is in the oil pan, combine that with the distributor location and it's a backwards 454.
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-31-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
Thanks. It's fun to challenge yourself once in a...

Thanks. It's fun to challenge yourself once in a while with something completely out of one's automotive comfort zone. I never worked on a Ford before. It seems that a 460 Ford is just a...
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 10-30-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By njsteve
Strike shut down the Norwood plant in April 1972...

Strike shut down the Norwood plant in April 1972 and no more 72's were built. Tons of cars were scrapped right off the assembly line. Check out the Echoes of Norwood Book for the whole story.
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 10-30-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By njsteve
Sold by Bob Peck Chevrolet in Arlington, VA. They...

Sold by Bob Peck Chevrolet in Arlington, VA. They were the guys that originally sold the Z11 Pace Car zone car I had in the early 2000's. They were still in business at the time and let me search...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-27-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
Since the engine is mostly back together I was...

Since the engine is mostly back together I was able to drop off the C6 at the transmission shop. It's an old Lee Myles that has been in business for 50+ years, in Union, New Jersey. The owner knew my...
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 10-24-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By njsteve
Pretty unfortunate placement of the non-original...

Pretty unfortunate placement of the non-original Ford "CAUTION FAN" decal on the rad shroud, but I assume it's been there its whole life. ;-)
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-23-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
While GM dumped the compression ratios in 1971...

While GM dumped the compression ratios in 1971 down to 8.5 to 1, Ford (and Mopar) held out to the end. From what I am learning, in 1972, Ford used an 8 degree retarded crank gear sprocket and much...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-21-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
Thanks! BTW, in case anyone wonders, the VIN...

Thanks!

BTW, in case anyone wonders, the VIN stamp on these blocks is on the rear of the block, just below where the driver's side cylinder heads bolts up.
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 10-21-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By njsteve
Second gen F bodies are notorious for rusting in...

Second gen F bodies are notorious for rusting in the low spots under the windshield corners at the cowl base.That would be the reason to remove that whole top section and replace it. The make a repro...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-21-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
Still at it today. Measured the deck clearance...

Still at it today. Measured the deck clearance with the dial indicator. Came out to .037. CC'd one of the chambers and got 74 cc's. Installed the cylinder heads, lifters, push rods and a new set of...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-20-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
Installed the original camshaft back in the...

Installed the original camshaft back in the engine and degreed it. Since I didn't have a solid lifter to use for degreeing purposes, I wound up disassembling one of the original hydraulic lifters and...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-20-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
Got all the pistons and rods in today. Plastigage...

Got all the pistons and rods in today. Plastigage check on each rod bearing clearance was .015. Rotational torque when all eight were installed was 300 inch pounds (25 ft lbs).
Forum: Lounge 10-19-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 147,636
Posted By njsteve
So do they now put a kill sticker on the side of...

So do they now put a kill sticker on the side of the F-16 that fired the shots? He did technically down another aircraft.
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-18-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,603
Posted By njsteve
I checked all the ring gaps in the cylinders...

I checked all the ring gaps in the cylinders today. All top rings were .024 gap. All second rings were .028. Got everything ready for piston/rod installation this weekend.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 10-18-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,168
Posted By njsteve
In the future you should tell them that a...

In the future you should tell them that a condition of the examination process is that you are paid in advance. Or at the very least inform them beforehand that if you don't get payment for your...
Forum: Lounge 10-15-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By njsteve
It's weird. It only does it with Google Chrome. I...

It's weird. It only does it with Google Chrome. I just tried it on Microsoft Edge and it looked fine - normal size.
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