perf-list-digest Wednesday, January 6 1999 Volume 02 : Number 001



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FTE Perf - Pushrods
RE: FTE Perf - Pushrods
Re: FTE Perf - Ranger 5.0 build-up ideas- danger opinionfollows again!!

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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 09:19:46 -0500
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Pushrods

Sleddog writes: >>afaik all stock 460's with stamped steel rockers,
nonadjustable, and hydraulic lifters have the same length pushrod.


Naw... the early high compression blocks were shorter than the later low
compression blocks. I don't have the measurements, but I am sure they were
very different( I'm sure now - I wasn't when I built these boogers).


>>so, did you swap different rockers? or was one a early adjustable head
with guide plates but stamped rockers?

One set is DOVE, The other set is C8AE. Stamped rockers - no adjustments.
Screw in studs. Both have been reworked, by a very competent machinist that
I've been using for 40 years, so I believe he ground the valves correctly.
I'm thinking seriously about locknuts and adjusting them anyway. Both
blocks are late model (I think both are '73 Lincolns), but I used the early
pistons/rods/cranks in order to get the compression I wanted. I maybe
should have used the later pistons for a bit lower compression, but I can
always change these back later. I first want to make these engines run
smoothely. They both have lots of power, but not nearly as smoothe as I
expect, and I'm sure it is in valve adjustment.

I have two (2) sets of the later model heads that have a bolt that goes
down into the head through the rocker/fulcrum assy, and I've apparently
mixed the pushrods up. These heads were for the low compression raised
blocks that I am using in my trucks. I should have done more research
before just assuming that I knew what I was doing. Anyone else ever guilty
of doing that????? I'm getting worse in my old age.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 11:08:59 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Pushrods

they were about .022" different.

also, when buying pushrods, there is only ever one length listed unless you are using aftermarket heads, for the 460/429.

i never seemed to have a problem with pushrod length.

sleddog

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From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com[SMTP:am14 daimlerchrysler.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 9:19 AM
To: Perf-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Pushrods

Sleddog writes: >>afaik all stock 460's with stamped steel rockers,
nonadjustable, and hydraulic lifters have the same length pushrod.


Naw... the early high compression blocks were shorter than the later low
compression blocks. I don't have the measurements, but I am sure they were
very different( I'm sure now - I wasn't when I built these boogers).


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Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 20:05:05 -0500
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Ranger 5.0 build-up ideas- danger opinionfollows again!!

Steve & Rockette Leitch wrote:
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> Why don't you investigate some of the stroker kits that are available
> for the 5L(302)? I remember one that was about $1800, and came
> with all the parts to build a 347ci.
>

Try 'Racer Walsh' (racerwalsh.com?)

Manic
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