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61-79-list Digest Fri, 23 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 137

In This Issue:
ADMIN: Web site updates
Re: 428 Purchase and rebuild
428 Purchase and rebuild
Re: 428 Purchase and rebuild
Dana-44 stub-axle
426
Re: 428 Purchase and rebuild
Just my 2 cents worth?
Re: Just my 2 cents worth?
Re: Just my 2 cents worth?
428 Purchase and rebuild
HEG-Y AND Z'S
Re: 428 Purchase and rebuild
Re: 428 Purchase and rebuild
Re: HEG-Y AND Z'S

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Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 14:44:11 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Web site updates

The following updates have been made to the Ford Truck
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Pictorial updates (links to each picture on main site
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-1992 F150
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- Army truck technology pact sealed in Louisville; lighter,
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From: "G & J Boling" alltel.net>
Subject: Re: 428 Purchase and rebuild
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 15:00:37 -0700




>
> Wow.... .080 overbore...sounds a little dicey to me but I guess if any
motor
> could take that it'd be an FE.
====================================
hi just spoke with my friend he says you CAN overbore the truck blocks .80
over if its the ribbed block and stick the 428 crank in it then you have
the 428 then
gordon

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From: "Jeffrey L Schulz" bridgetest.com>
Subject: 428 Purchase and rebuild
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 14:07:51 -0600

Thought I would jump in here as I've been going down the 428 road for
awhile....one is completed and another is in the works.

When I was looking into overboring the 360/390 blocks to go along with the
1U cranks, the consensus seemed to be to first just have the cylinders sonic
checked to ensure that the water jacket is thick enough to handle the bore.
I have a copy of an article from a Mustang magazine that talks about this
that I can forward to someone if they are interested. I ended up finding
actual 428 blocks (one from this list!) because I figured if it did handle
the bore, going another 0.010 for a rebuild down the road would be
impossible and the block wouldn't be any good.....

The original question seemed to be how to identify if the engine in the
truck he's looking at is actually a 428.....I believe there are some casting
numbers somewhere, but I don't know if they are visible with the engine
installed in the vehicle....but there are some people here who do know what
to look for (other than the good idea of the stroke measurement, although it
doesn't tell you about the bore....could be a 1U in a 390). You might just
ask the guy if he'll give you your money back if you buy it, take it apart,
and discover that it's really not a 428 block and crank.....these are the
two key parts, the rods and everything else is pretty much standard FE
stuff. Remember, you'll have to address the high compression issue somehow,
although I recently heard that someone may be offering 9:1 428 pistons.....

All I know is that these motors have so much torque that I can hardly
believe it....in other words, they're worth the extra hassle!!!!!!!!!!

CJ (Colorado Jeff)






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From: "Matt Schu" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: 428 Purchase and rebuild
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 12:24:03 AKDT

Kirk,

Lemme see if I can help. I think it all depends on the price and condition
of the 428. If it is already bored 40 over then I would pass. The easiest
way to tell is to pull one of the heads and see if you can locate a .040 or
something like it stamped on the top of the pistons. The reason for this is
you can only bore a block so much before it needs to be sleeved or replaced
because the cylinder walls are to thin. Sleeving a block is very expensive
so I wouldn't consider that unless you really, really want that block.

Now lets talk about your other options, but first lets look at some bore and
strokes.

360 = 4.05 bore x 3.50 stroke
390 = 4.05 bore x 3.78 stroke
410 = 4.05 bore x 3.98 stroke (basically a 390 block with a 428 crank)
406 = 4.13 bore x 3.78 stroke (basically a 428 block with a 390 crank)
428 = 4.13 bore x 3.98 stroke
427 = 4.23 bore x 3.78 stroke

So one way to do it is to get a 428 crank and build your 360 into a 410.
This might be the best thing to do if your 360 block is in better shape than
the 428. As you can see, you would need to bore your 360 approximately .080
over to get the same bore as a 428 but I think that would be way to thin for
an FE. Some blocks are thick enough to do it, but I personally stay away
from boring anything that much.

Remember to keep in mind what you want to do with it, if you just want a
good truck motor with lots of torque I would go 410 and spend the money on a
good cam and intake. Don't forget to get headers, they make a big
difference on FE blocks ( I need to get a set myself :)

If you want to build a race car, then the 428 is the better choice. I am
almost certain that any stock 428 is going to have better heads on it than a
truck 360.

Hope this helps,

schu
>Hi guys im looking into purchasing a 428 to replace my worn 360 in my 74
>F250 High boy 4X4 (those 35's will be spinning). This is my first
>attempt at a build-up so if you guys could give me any advice it would
>be appreciated.
>
>-Does it cost a lot more to rebuild a 428 compared to a 390?
>-What are the main points I should be looking for when I go check this
>motor out (its still in the 76 F150 running, it was swapped in yrs ago)
>-What numbers or particulars should I be looking for to get its true
>identity?
>-It has the 4 barrel intake but only a 2V carb with adapter.
>
>Any other useful info would be greatly appreciated.
>One of these days ill send in a pick of my truck
>
>Thanks
>Kirk Baillie
>Saskatoon, Sk
>CANADA

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From: "NP 540" hotmail.com>
Subject: Dana-44 stub-axle
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 17:45:38 PDT

Hi everybody!

I've been checking my Hollanders for interchangeables front axles
on my 1979 F-150 regular cab 4x4. It says there were two kind of
splines on those axles, going into differential end; 30 splines
or 16 splines. However, it doesn't tell if the STUB-AXLE is the
same, I mean, the axle from the U-joint to the 4x4 hub. Was there
different kind of stub-axles, or just one? I am asking because
there is a Dana-44 out of a truck like mine in a junkyard nearby,
but with the driver's side axle already sold, and I was wondering
if the stub-axle from the passenger's side would interchange with
mine. Yea, my driver's side axle is GONE, due to U-joint failure
followed by a freezed hub.... (It was not my truck then.) If that
stub-axle would interchange, then, I'll only have to buy the
other end of that axle new. Save a few $$$...

Many thanks!

Gerry
From Canada
VIVE LE FORD!




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Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 18:18:14 -0700
From: scott ford-trucks.com>
Subject: 426

>>>Hi guys im looking into purchasing a 428 to replace my worn 360 in my 74
F250 High boy 4X4 .(those 35's will be spinning)

I have a 428 in my 76 Hi-Boy and you are correct about the 35's.

>>> This is my first attempt at a build-up so if you guys could give me any advice it would be appreciated.

First bit of advise would be to get a book titled "How To Rebuild Big
Block Ford Engines" by Steve Christ.Amazon and Summit are two sources
for it.

>>>>-Does it cost a lot more to rebuild a 428 compared to a 390?

The pistons cost a bit more than 390's but other than that cost should
be about the same if the crank,rods and block are rebuildable.

>>>>-What are the main points I should be looking for when I go check this
motor out (its still in the 76 F150 running, it was swapped in yrs
ago)

If it runs well with no knocks etc.and you plan on a rebuild anyway,buy
it.
Smoking,low compression,lifter noise etc is usually not a problem if you
plan on rebuilding it.

>>>-What numbers or particulars should I be looking for to get its true
identity?

As others have said there are no external marks.

>>>-It has the 4 barrel intake but only a 2V carb with adapter.

This is promising.I don't think there was a 4bbl.version of the 360 and
I
don't believe ther was a 2 bbl. 428.
Does not mean some body did not change something tho..

>>>>In the end I think if you can get a complete 428 with a good block and crank you'll be ages ahead of trying to build one from what you've already got,

I agree. I too have heard of 390's being bored to 4.13 to make a 428.
You need to sonic check blocks until you find one that can take the
massive over bore and each check and block cost money,and you still need
a 410-428 crank to get the 428 cubic inches.
My 428 also came with better heads than my 390 had.
You may also luck out and get CJ or PI 428.
I say if the price is right get the 428.

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From: "Ted and Sarah Freeman" ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: 428 Purchase and rebuild
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 21:22:26 -0400

Be sure to check you wrist pin heights if your building the 410. The bore
is the same as the 390 but the piston isn't the same. The wrist pin is
closer to the top of the piston to allow for the extra throw of the crank.
Basically if you use a 390 piston (you might get away with latter years low
compression piston, but I wouldn't and didn't trust it), when the crank is a
TDC the piston will hit the head. If you put 410 pistons in a 360 or 390
you would have very low compression.

If you use a reverse 105 block, make sure it was built as an FE not an FT.
The distributor is different in the FT. You can use the FT distributor, but
would probably need to be recurved. I believe the reverse 105's were used
starting in '73 in standard pickups. I picked one up out of a '73. I
didn't bore it to a 428 but did build it as a 410.

-Ted

>Now lets talk about your other options, but first lets look at some bore
and
>strokes.
>
>360 = 4.05 bore x 3.50 stroke
>390 = 4.05 bore x 3.78 stroke
>410 = 4.05 bore x 3.98 stroke (basically a 390 block with a 428 crank)
>406 = 4.13 bore x 3.78 stroke (basically a 428 block with a 390 crank)
>428 = 4.13 bore x 3.98 stroke
>427 = 4.23 bore x 3.78 stroke
>
>So one way to do it is to get a 428 crank and build your 360 into a 410.
>This might be the best thing to do if your 360 block is in better shape
than
>the 428. As you can see, you would need to bore your 360 approximately
.080
>over to get the same bore as a 428 but I think that would be way to thin
for
>an FE. Some blocks are thick enough to do it, but I personally stay away
>from boring anything that much.
>



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From: "Desanto, Phillip" Cinergy.com>
Subject: Just my 2 cents worth?
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 01:46:48 -0400

Hard to believe there's a computer question that I know the answer to, but
here goes. (My 13 year old daughter told me this) To make a "cents" sign,
just hold the "Alt" key down and type in 667 on the number pad on the right
side. You can also make the symbol for "degrees" this way by typing in 248
while holding the Alt key down.
667= and 248=, see? There's actually a whole bunch of symbols in there,
but they all look like goobldegook to me. I think that's where "Prince"
found his recently discarded "name" ! LOL Later, Phil
P.S,- this works on my PC here and at home, I hope it comes thru OK on the
list.
( FTE content- I drove to work tonight in a Ford truck :-)

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Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 02:25:14 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Just my 2 cents worth?

At 01:46 AM 6/24/00 , you wrote:
>Hard to believe there's a computer question that I know the answer to, but
>here goes. (My 13 year old daughter told me this) To make a "cents" sign,
>just hold the "Alt" key down and type in 667 on the number pad on the right
>side. You can also make the symbol for "degrees" this way by typing in 248
>while holding the Alt key down.
>667= and 248=, see? There's actually a whole bunch of symbols in there,
>but they all look like goobldegook to me. I think that's where "Prince"
>found his recently discarded "name" ! LOL Later, Phil
> P.S,- this works on my PC here and at home, I hope it comes thru OK on the
>list.
> ( FTE content- I drove to work tonight in a Ford truck :-)

Not a good idea. Anyone without a IBM compatible system will
see junk as those are IBM specific ANSI extensions. That's why
the :-) system is used. Also, >>many<< email systems only support
7-bit characters and the user ends up sending an alphanumeric
instead of the symbol. Please don't use them here! :-(

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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From: oldfords63juno.com
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 06:16:42 -0500
Subject: Re: Just my 2 cents worth?

Ken the head Kahoona said-
> Not a good idea. Please don't use them here! :-(
> Ken Payne Admin, FTE
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Uuhh, sorry Ken, I had NO idea. (See, I told you guys I know nothin ! )
I think I'll go back to lurking. :-) Later, Phil

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Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 09:07:15 -0400
From: "O'Connor" mindspring.com>
Subject: 428 Purchase and rebuild

Guys/Girls,
Let's sort this out a little. If you have a 390, the stroke is 3.786. If
you add a 428 crank the stroke is 3.984 and you get a 410 CID engine. No
boring required. If you keep the 390 stroke and bore it out to 4.233, you
get the 427 CID engine. The 428 gets to that CID thru a different path.
It uses the old 406 CID bore at 4.132 and it's own unique crank at 3.984
stroke. Is anyone confused?

Tim 66 F100

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Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 09:27:16 -0400
From: "O'Connor" mindspring.com>
Subject: HEG-Y AND Z'S

Guys and Girls,
Has anyone tore down a medium weight Ford manual transmission- HEG series?
Could you get the thing apart with out removing the bearing from the output
shaft? If the bearing has to be removed, how did you get it off without
the special puller Ford supplied.
Tim 66 F100

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From: DESMODROMEaol.com
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 10:48:21 EDT
Subject: Re: 428 Purchase and rebuild

<< Let's sort this out a little. If you have a 390, the stroke is 3.786. If
you add a 428 crank the stroke is 3.984 and you get a 410 CID engine. No
boring required. If you keep the 390 stroke and bore it out to 4.233, you
get the 427 CID engine. The 428 gets to that CID thru a different path.
It uses the old 406 CID bore at 4.132 and it's own unique crank at 3.984
stroke. Is anyone confused? >>

Whew! I think this would be a good time to announce that I would like to
leave my engine stock! ; )

Mike B.

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From: JUMPINFORDaol.com
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 14:16:01 EDT
Subject: Re: 428 Purchase and rebuild

In a message dated 6/24/00 6:06:32 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
theoconnorsmindspring.com writes:

<< The 428 gets to that CID thru a different path.
It uses the old 406 CID bore at 4.132 and it's own unique crank at 3.984
stroke >>

Cept it aint its own unique crank, 410 uses it. Now are we confused?

Darrell & Tweety

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From: canzusseanet.com
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 17:03:13 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: HEG-Y AND Z'S

At 09:27 AM 24:06:2000 -0400, O'Connor wrote:
>Guys and Girls,
>Has anyone tore down a medium weight Ford manual transmission- HEG series?
>Could you get the thing apart with out removing the bearing from the output
>shaft? If the bearing has to be removed, how did you get it off without
>the special puller Ford supplied.
>Tim 66 F100

If it's the tranny I'm thinking about, after you've got the input and
counter shafts out stand it up on the input end, get the retaining ring
on the output shaft off, and using a brass drift, beat the shaft out of
the bearing. reassembly is the reverse...best to have a very stout
work bench...

Steve & the Rockette
68 F100, 390cid, FMX
63 F100, 292cid, 3speed
72 Capri 2000, hers
73 Capri 2600,tube frame going in.....
73 MGB GT, Our Toy
94 SHO, SWMBO's
98 Contour SVT, Mine, Mine, All Mine....


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