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Old 12-16-2016, 08:53 AM   #246
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At least 3! Haha
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At least 3! Haha

My Jeep spun a main bearing, brothers Mercedes blew a head gasket and then the rest of the t bird. Gonna be busy.
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On a different note, there are two torque specs for the head, edelbrocks and ARP's which one should I go with?
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On a different note, there are two torque specs for the head, edelbrocks and ARP's which one should I go with?
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I'm not sure. My gut feeling says to go with the Edelbrock specification.
Is there a big difference between the two specs?
And do you know what the factory specifications are?

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Hmmm, my instinct is to go with the fastener spec, but it might be a good idea to call them both and see what they say.
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Hmmm, my instinct is to go with the fastener spec, but it might be a good idea to call them both and see what they say.
The reason that I think Edelbrock specs is due to the aluminum heads. If they were cast iron, my instinct would be to torque to the fastener specifications.
Again, I dunno. I would definitely double check it.

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Old 12-17-2016, 12:23 AM   #253
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Well they are the same spec lol.

New issue push rod length, when everything was tourqed down there was no play on the rockers on tdc. How do I know since to get?
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:05 AM   #254
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This article might help.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/articles/...little-secret/

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Old 12-24-2016, 12:17 AM   #255
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That article is actually pretty helpful thanks.

Other news, finally got in few hours of work. Got half the upper rear mount made just need about an hours work to finish it. And got the engine all assembled minus carb and push rods. The stand that the engine isn't stable so I'll do the finish assembly in the car. Click image for larger version

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Also got the rear axle assembled. And lit back in minus he shocks. I still have about 20 tabs to weld in so I can mount the lines but should go pretty quick.

Also went to my old auto shop and took of the tires and in the process of cleaning up the beads to get it back on the ground so we can roll it out and give it a good once over and check the electrical and fuses.

I feel like it's only a solid 8 hour day away from getting it running and driving so we shall see
What the next couple days bring us.
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That's awesome, and the engine looks good! Best of luck getting it on the ground!
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:02 PM   #257
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:03 PM   #258
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Well this happened today Click image for larger version

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Old 12-29-2016, 01:43 AM   #259
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Just finished up the rear brakes. I'll just leave this here... Click image for larger version

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Old 12-29-2016, 01:56 AM   #260
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One more.... Click image for larger version

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Also that estimate of a solid 8 hour day was a bit off lol. I've been working for like 3 days straight on it for 12 hour days still a ways off but getting a lot done


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Anyone have a picture of how the accessories bolt on the front of an Fe? I had a smog pump that's not being re used and can't remember how the alt is attached. And non of my photos show it.


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I can't upload any pics or links right now, but if you Google "A very original 66 town landau" there aee some pictures in that thread that show the top of the alternator, at least.
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Old 03-04-2017, 06:31 PM   #263
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Well been pretty busy with school so haven't gotten much done. But finally have all the parts I need to get it back on the ground so hopefully it'll be on all four tomorrow afternoon


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Well no lol I ran out of wire and gas last night so wasn't able to get it on the ground. All I have left is to weld in the shock mounts onto the axle and run the e level sensors.


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Think I'm finally getting this welding thing. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-11-2017, 05:35 AM   #267
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You're getting there for sure. Welding is definitely an art. I learned while going through an apprenticeship. I welded all day everyday for a long time. But it was never on anything thin, I'm sure when I start welding in new body panels and patches it'll be interesting.
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Looks good!
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Test fitting some wheels to figure out the backspacing and off set. Click image for larger version

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You're getting there for sure. Welding is definitely an art. I learned while going through an apprenticeship. I welded all day everyday for a long time. But it was never on anything thin, I'm sure when I start welding in new body panels and patches it'll be interesting.

Yeah Ive never really have been taught just some pointers from my shop teacher. Good luck with body panels. I replace the quarters on my 68 and it didn't turn out to good. Lol


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