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Old 04-09-2003, 09:43 AM
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Hey Gang:
I have been laying low for a while with the new baby, snow and all, but wanted to give the latest developments over the last couple of days. Dropped by my favorite machine shop on Friday and deposited the .606 over 360/390 block as well as a "beat" crank and a handfull of rods. Rob gave me a call Tuesday night around 8pm, what a guy! The block has a little tapper to it but should be good to go with just a hone. Great new for a cheap b@$t@rd like me... After about 30 minutes on the phone, we also put together the goods to make a solid short block with parts right from his shop. We did some combined effort work and came up with a cam and timing set that saved me around $90 over my initial plan. Decided to spend that on new pistons.. I should have all the goods in place within the next week or so, I will keep you updated.
Looks like I will be after an intake and carb come swap-meet time!
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Old 04-11-2003, 08:06 PM
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Mike,

Way to go! What progress!

My FE project is on hold. My daily driver is getting all the attention and $$$ for a while. I'll have my 67 352 and Cruise-O-Matic for sale at the swap meet. I've had so much fun tearing this one down that I look forward to doing it again and then doing the buildup like you.

See you at the swap meet.

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Old 04-19-2003, 08:50 AM
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What a beautiful rainy/snowy (here) day. Perfect weather for upgrading to EFI exhaust, Walker downpipe, Clifford intake and Holly 390 4bbl... see ya in a day or two.... with 50 or so more horses.
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:45 AM
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Hey Broncr-sounds like you are good-to-go on the Big 6. Congrats on being able to pull it all together! Just in time for Mud season!!!???
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Old 10-18-2003, 10:36 PM
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New to the forum, first post. I've followed a few of the old posts that mentioned Blue Oval Performance in Englewood. It seems a few of you have used this shop. I have a 460 I'm about to work over and was considering using Rob. What do you all think? Any feedback greatly appreciated. Matt
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Old 10-19-2003, 08:11 AM
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I can't speak from experience about Blue Oval, but Heads by Paul did a great job for me. They're located off South Sante Fe, near Hampden.
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Old 10-19-2003, 11:59 AM
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Thanks Broncr. A staight six man huh? I had an 82 Bronco with the six. Great engine, but mine was really tired. I pulled it and put in a 351w. That's when I first used Heads by Paul. I had no problems with them but Rob over at Blue oval seems to really know his Fords. Thanks again for the info.
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Old 10-20-2003, 08:43 AM
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Yeah, it's only a six, but will outpull a 5.0 V8 - at least that's what everyone say's. I like just about everything about it - especially the 16 mpg in a 5,000 lb. 4X4 work mule.
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Old 10-20-2003, 08:28 PM
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Absolutely, The six is a way better truck motor than the 302. I loved by six, I only sold the truck because everything else was falling apart. I actually sold it to a buddy of mine who pulled the motor out and is running it in his f-150. I don' have any delusions of gas milage with the 460. (taht's what subaru's are for)
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Old 10-21-2003, 06:47 AM
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Yeah, 460= 6 - 8 mpg. What are you going to put it in? I have delusions about a 460 in my Bronco everytime I see "Romancing the Stone". I've been reading about ceramic coating some/all internal parts - any thoughts about that?
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Old 10-21-2003, 09:28 AM
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I hear you man, the "little pig" brings a tear to my eye every time...
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:48 PM
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The 460 is in a 87 F-250 and there it shall stay. It's a good work truck-weekend toy. I'm just looking to freshen it up a little. Hey MikeG if you're in Littleton we're practically neighbors. Are you planning on going to the swap meet at the merch mart on Nov 28?
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Old 10-22-2003, 10:30 AM
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Hey Matt, I was not aware there was a swap set up, that my old stomping grounds up North. If you have the details, post a new thread and fill us all in.

Honk on your way by! --MG
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Old 10-22-2003, 10:08 PM
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Mike, I just saw an add for a swap meet at the Merch Mart in the Sunday paper. It was, I think on Thanksgiving weekend. I don't really know much about it but if it's there again this Sunday I'll post.
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