Joined: February 13th, 2006, 4:59 am

September 2nd, 2013, 2:05 pm #11

For the amount you will drive that on street grout it up and you won't need a cooler. Pat I doubt you see temps come above normal on the street for your limited driving. Going 80mph down highway in 100 degree weather may be different story.
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Joined: July 26th, 2002, 1:52 am

September 2nd, 2013, 2:57 pm #12

It's not exactly a street car, but I do want to be able to sell it as such when the time comes. As stated in the other post. The car is a 68 falcon. Semi gutted interior, 8 point bar, caltracs, detroit locker, sfi axles, etc. 3140 lbs, 90% drag with an occasional trip to the local cruise in.

I'm beginning to see a 460 in my future.
or a caterpillar deisel ...

Ford made 10's of millions of v8's with walls as thin as the cleveland and how many have you heard of cracking a wall without being caused by a dropped valve or really high output and high engine speed ? I can tell you that you have heard of EVERY cleveland cracking a wall by anyone who has the use of the WWW because they get off on posting that gory stuff ! The internet does not accurately reflect the experiences of the majority.

Do you think the other manufacturers would have used cylinders much thicker than Ford considering that nothing ever happens unless you drop a valve or hot rod one up over 1.5 hp per ci and then thrash it for a whole season ? nobody in detroit had a warranty that would cover those things so they didn't care , and less metal means more profit .

If it's drag only hardblock it because the extra weight will be paid for in terms of output .If it's a street car it's like swallowing a fly , then swallowing a spider to eat the fly , etc !

YOU WANTED THE BEST ?
WELL THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT !
SO HERE'S WHAT YOU GET !
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Joined: April 12th, 2004, 6:14 pm

September 2nd, 2013, 6:35 pm #13

For the amount you will drive that on street grout it up and you won't need a cooler. Pat I doubt you see temps come above normal on the street for your limited driving. Going 80mph down highway in 100 degree weather may be different story.
The car hasn't been on a freeway in at least a decade. If it will run 10.90s a few times a year and get me across town to a cruise in or a case of beer then I will be happy.
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Joined: February 13th, 2006, 4:59 am

September 2nd, 2013, 7:36 pm #14

Now that's a quick beer runner! I'd say your good to go. Get Tim to prep your block and your laughing! A touch over 500hp and you be hitting 10.90 all day.
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Joined: July 26th, 2002, 1:52 am

September 2nd, 2013, 9:35 pm #15

I'm serious they're just looking for an excuse

where I live if your car is an antique you can drive it legally on the street without a county sticker or an inspection sticker , gotta have tags and insurance that's all. even so when I had my torino on the road the law gave me the dirtiest looks , followed me around , etc . they would try and say that you were only suppose to drive "recreationally" like parades and car shows I guess , but the law DOES NOT STATE THAT EXPLICITLY . and like Smokey Yunick I assume that if there are no rules against it IT IS LEGAL !



YOU WANTED THE BEST ?
WELL THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT !
SO HERE'S WHAT YOU GET !
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Joined: April 12th, 2004, 6:14 pm

September 2nd, 2013, 9:56 pm #16

Never have problems with cops in my 71 Cobra. Hell, I havn't even put my tags on this year. Still no trouble. California is short on cash, not as many cops as there used to be. Lots of gang activity in this part of CA, I think they genuinely have more important stuff to do.
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Joined: November 25th, 2006, 3:22 pm

September 3rd, 2013, 11:15 am #17

Bullet cyl heads is now on my fav. list. What crank pulley are you using? It looks as if it's a sbf serp. I wonder how much it's going to cost me to get some of this stuff state side.
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Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 12:49 pm

September 3rd, 2013, 12:21 pm #18

Trav, you can utilise the SBF serpentine system . This particular engine has the larger pulley but my own engine uses the underdrive setup so the crank pulley is a little smaller.

A word of warning with those brackets though. You may need to modify them to get the alternator to sit in the right location. The MSD alt allows for some fore and aft movement but I still had to modify that one slightly to align the pulleys..

I will see if I can find a better pic for you.
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Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 12:49 pm

September 3rd, 2013, 12:26 pm #19

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Joined: November 25th, 2006, 3:22 pm

September 3rd, 2013, 12:34 pm #20

It's very clean, it appears you had to shim it like you said to make it work.
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