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Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 07-26-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By mcdonaldm
if the little aluminum tag is still bolted to the...

if the little aluminum tag is still bolted to the dist, that will tell you the exact year of the engine, but without it, it is hard to tell exactly what year it is. but you can narrow it down by...
Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 07-12-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By mcdonaldm
check out Jasper Engines. never used them...

check out Jasper Engines. never used them personally but they have been around for years. see if they have a distributor in your area.

check out some local engine rebuilders in your area, see what...
Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 07-11-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By mcdonaldm
everything sounds good. i would use the DOVE...

everything sounds good. i would use the DOVE heads if you have them, only bumps the compression about 1 pt so from around 8-1/2 to 9-1/2, still pump gas friendly. advantage is that you just need to...
Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 04-19-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By mcdonaldm
make sure you have the rockers on those cylinders...

make sure you have the rockers on those cylinders adjusted correctly. pretty easy to over adjust and cause the valves to not close all the way. also back off the rockers and check to see that all the...
Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 04-19-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By mcdonaldm
could be a bad head gasket causing it as usaully...

could be a bad head gasket causing it as usaully when you have two low cylinders next to each other, the main culprit is a bad gasket. 3 is a little less common. not sure what you are running for...
Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 03-08-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By mcdonaldm
the only overdrive factory transmission that will...

the only overdrive factory transmission that will mate to the 460 is the E4OD transmission. they came from the factory with the EFI engines. make sure to get one with the 460 bellhousing as they also...
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-10-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By mcdonaldm
the 5.0 efi motor \has one of the largest...

the 5.0 efi motor \has one of the largest aftermarket followings probably of any modern engine, so it makes a great candidate for an engine swap. lots of info out there on doing this swap on many...
Forum: 5.0L Coyote 01-22-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By mcdonaldm
i think he probably meant the 6.2L engine from...

i think he probably meant the 6.2L engine from the Raptor and Super Duty Trucks.

Mike
Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 01-06-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By mcdonaldm
although doable, it is not a straight forward...

although doable, it is not a straight forward swap one for the other type deal.

it will probably be more work then it is worth as you have to deal with the fact that your trucks engine and tranny...
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-18-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By mcdonaldm
never came across one specifically for the fridge...

never came across one specifically for the fridge bodies, but they make them for the 64-72 and are pretty cheap from LMC. might be able to modify it to work on the fridge boxes.

rgds
Mike
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-18-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By mcdonaldm
i bought a set of sockets from Sears that are...

i bought a set of sockets from Sears that are designed to grip old rusted or rounded heads of bolts. they kind of have a serated design to them and work amazingly well. not that expensive either....
Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 11-30-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By mcdonaldm
it's a 460 with fuel injection.

it's a 460 with fuel injection.
Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 10-20-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By mcdonaldm
i doubt those two were hardened pushrods. sue...

i doubt those two were hardened pushrods. sue looks like someone put regular pushrods in place of hardened ones in that cylinder and that is why they failed.

i would definately be replacing all...
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 09-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By mcdonaldm
looks like someone swapped in a different centre...

looks like someone swapped in a different centre section into the original housing. probably wanted to get a lower gear ratio then the original ratios the truck came with. looks like a centre section...
Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 08-12-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By mcdonaldm
yes and no. there really no thing as just a...

yes and no. there really no thing as just a simple valve job.

really depends on what shape the heads are in and how much work they will need. the DOVE heads normally didn't come with hardened...
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