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June 12th, 2004, 3:49 am #11

I came on the web site and thought someone was impersonating me. If your going to need a gasket set anyway just pull the heads and mic the cylinders. good luck! hope it's a 428 for that nice ride. Tony from Maryland '64 T-bird
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Joined: June 6th, 2004, 9:50 pm

June 14th, 2004, 10:43 pm #12

pulling it out of this car on sat. is yours the landau?
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Joined: June 6th, 2004, 9:50 pm

June 28th, 2004, 12:33 am #13

it has 66-427 casted on the back of the block took the flex plate off and there it was. any ideas what this means?
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Joined: October 7th, 2001, 4:53 am

June 28th, 2004, 2:48 am #14

it means absolutely nothing. any 66-68 engine could have that on the back randomly. hawkrod

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39 Ford Deluxe Coupe
59 Tbird 430
60 Lincoln Premier
(2)62 Tbirds
(3)68 Cougar XR7-G's
69 Cougar 428CJ 4 speed
77 1/2 Ford F250 4X4 w/460 swap
86 SVO mustang

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Joined: July 17th, 2001, 11:20 pm

July 11th, 2004, 10:56 pm #15

I have had the same problem...
I bought a "real" 390-GT (IP- at that time) 1969.
And was thinking that I was fooled, but the block really after 3-4 years of inspection and checking here and there came out as original !
So that is what it takes. Nobody can tell what block you have... a servie one or original... There has been block with high Nickel concentration and reinforced webs, if anybody happends to find one of theese then hes is a LUCKY guy because they are extraordinary (look out for them at old water-POWER-sports dungeons, but check that the enigne rotates correctly...). If anybody wants to get info on his/her block then the best way is to get as much books/papers on FE:s and then make a database of all info.. then rule out the "not soo possible" cases, then you will probably get the best/nearest result. I've heard/read that Ford "destroyed" all casting-data they used, when new times came.
Mikael


Fairlane -GT 1967
Finland
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Joined: July 17th, 2001, 11:20 pm

July 11th, 2004, 11:02 pm #16

I have a pic on the net of a 390IP -69
http://kotisivu.mtv3.fi/mikael.aalto/fe.html
Check it out and give comments....


Thanks, Mikael
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Joined: October 7th, 2001, 4:53 am

July 13th, 2004, 2:43 pm #17

I have had the same problem...
I bought a "real" 390-GT (IP- at that time) 1969.
And was thinking that I was fooled, but the block really after 3-4 years of inspection and checking here and there came out as original !
So that is what it takes. Nobody can tell what block you have... a servie one or original... There has been block with high Nickel concentration and reinforced webs, if anybody happends to find one of theese then hes is a LUCKY guy because they are extraordinary (look out for them at old water-POWER-sports dungeons, but check that the enigne rotates correctly...). If anybody wants to get info on his/her block then the best way is to get as much books/papers on FE:s and then make a database of all info.. then rule out the "not soo possible" cases, then you will probably get the best/nearest result. I've heard/read that Ford "destroyed" all casting-data they used, when new times came.
Mikael


Fairlane -GT 1967
Finland
dave shoe has produced enough documents to dispel that myth. the specialty ford blocks were special but they didn't use nickel to do it. hawkrod

Hawkrod

39 Ford Deluxe Coupe
59 Tbird 430
60 Lincoln Premier
(2)62 Tbirds
(3)68 Cougar XR7-G's
69 Cougar 428CJ 4 speed
77 1/2 Ford F250 4X4 w/460 swap
86 SVO mustang

<font size=4> look at my cars past and present at superford! </font>
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Joined: January 9th, 2001, 10:20 pm

July 14th, 2004, 1:48 am #18

They used chromium in the iron mix, and for some racing blocks, phosporus. I'm sure Shoe will verify.

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