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Old 03-20-2016, 02:18 PM   #36
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I've always liked the 5th/6th generation F-series.

Here is a 428 SCJ with a Thunderbird 3X2 manifold, installed in a boat that I have.

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Dang man, that's nice 👍 I need one of those lol.
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It's a pretty strong running engine, but it has a problem with the rings, I think. It has always had more blow-by than it should. I suspect that when the engine was assembled 40+ years ago, there may have been some rings that were not staggered properly. Or perhaps were installed upside down.
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Been doing a lot of research, starting to get a direction and parts list all figured out. Probably 2-3 grand a year for the next 5 or so years
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Yep. Your piggy bank is going to get a work out!
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I've always liked the 5th/6th generation F-series.

Here is a 428 SCJ with a Thunderbird 3X2 manifold, installed in a boat that I have.

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I have a friend that owns Weedetr Street Rods that has a 406 tripower in his boat. I've been trying to buy that motor for some 10 years...Not sure what year your 428SCJ is although some of the very early builds had an issue with ring lands....caused the rings to wear and cause some blow-by.

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Been doing a lot of research, starting to get a direction and parts list all figured out. Probably 2-3 grand a year for the next 5 or so years
Most of the stuff you have pictured is really "race only" stuff!
There used to be a company back our way that built Fox Body drag/street cars....I'll try and find some pictures as they built some really nice cars for a good price........they were rollers.... I'm hoping you have the welding skills in MIG/TIG as the pictured parts are going to require a lot of both....
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Just some easy reading..........How To Install the Ultimate Fox-Body Suspension - Turn And Burn
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I have a friend that owns Weedetr Street Rods that has a 406 tripower in his boat. I've been trying to buy that motor for some 10 years...Not sure what year your 428SCJ is although some of the very early builds had an issue with ring lands....caused the rings to wear and cause some blow-by.
I want to say that it is a '69.
I'm going to have to pull it out to see what is going on with it.
The boat really needs to be re-powered with a larger, more modern power plant.
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Most of the stuff you have pictured is really "race only" stuff!
There used to be a company back our way that built Fox Body drag/street cars....I'll try and find some pictures as they built some really nice cars for a good price........they were rollers.... I'm hoping you have the welding skills in MIG/TIG as the pictured parts are going to require a lot of both....
Yessir! I am a boilermaker, I have some welding certs and have done mig/tig/stick. I've never welded anything as thin as floorboards, I'm sure I can figure that out in no time though.
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Yessir! I am a boilermaker, I have some welding certs and have done mig/tig/stick. I've never welded anything as thin as floorboards, I'm sure I can figure that out in no time though.
Had a good friend that was a BM in Northern California......when he passed I was given the circular BM sticker and ran it on the back window of my drag car....
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I want to say that it is a '69.
I'm going to have to pull it out to see what is going on with it.
The boat really needs to be re-powered with a larger, more modern power plant.
What are the casting numbers on the block....are they C8ME or C7ME?
The later blocks like they late 427 blocks had a high Nickle content and a lot of blocks had pin holes in the bottom skirt..........
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I just can't recall. It was installed about 40 years ago.
The upholstery makes it difficult to get down in there to see the numbers. Once I get the engine removed, and seperated from the transmission, I'll have access to all of the identifying numbers and, hopefully, will be able to make sense of it all, and positively identify which 428 block that this is.
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I just can't recall. It was installed about 40 years ago.
The upholstery makes it difficult to get down in there to see the numbers. Once I get the engine removed, and seperated from the transmission, I'll have access to all of the identifying numbers and, hopefully, will be able to make sense of it all, and positively identify which 428 block that this is.
When you take it apart would you take a few pictures for me....once you get the pan off could you snap a picture before you start disassembling....once the get a rod/piston out could you take pictures of them together and also one or two of the crank....Thanks.
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Had a good friend that was a BM in Northern California......when he passed I was given the circular BM sticker and ran it on the back window of my drag car....
It's quite the trade, I'm in the union so I get great benefits. The work is tough at times and it's a lot of time on the road. Can't make money where I'm from though.
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When you take it apart would you take a few pictures for me....once you get the pan off could you snap a picture before you start disassembling....once the get a rod/piston out could you take pictures of them together and also one or two of the crank....Thanks.
I will definitely post some pics. I'm curious as well.
It likely won't happen in the near future though... Unfortunately, that boat is on the bottom of my "to do" list.
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It's quite the trade, I'm in the union so I get great benefits. The work is tough at times and it's a lot of time on the road. Can't make money where I'm from though.
That's a nice gig!
Do you mostly work on electric generating facilities?
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I will definitely post some pics. I'm curious as well.
It likely won't happen in the near future though... Unfortunately, that boat is on the bottom of my "to do" list.
If I still lived in San Jose I'd come over and help........I'm now a short 9 hours North of you..........driving briskly!
Really miss those garlic shakes in Gilroy......
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If I still lived in San Jose I'd come over and help........I'm now a short 9 hours North of you..........driving briskly!
Really miss those garlic shakes in Gilroy......
That would be awesome!
And you're only about about 5 hrs away from me... I'm in Clearlake for the time being. The boat is down in Salinas still, though. I'm probably going to bring it up here in the next few weeks. We are selling the house where it has been stored.

I never tried the garlic ice cream or shakes! Lol
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That's a nice gig!
Do you mostly work on electric generating facilities?
Yep! Sure do. Usually coal burners, sometimes natural gas plants. Oil refineries. Lately I've been working on nuclear power plants, it's pretty cool! But it's also pretty eye opening, there's 100 nuclear plants in the US and there's only one that the government is overall happy with as far as safety goes. If one were to blow up......
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