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Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 02-20-2017, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Beanscoot
Books

The Tom Monroe book is very good.

For a scholarly treatise on the small block Ford up to 1968, there is the meticulously researched and documented "Mustang & Ford Small Block V8, 1962-1969" by Bob...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 02-20-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Beanscoot
Reading plastigauge

If the Plastigauge is slightly wider than the .002" size that means that the clearance is less.

Smaller clearance forces the Plastigauge to get squished out wider.
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 02-09-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,474
Posted By Beanscoot
Oddness

"the stock crank sleeves won't fit"

Huh?

"pistons look like tin cans"

I don't understand this. Pictures?

:-huh
Forum: Ford Truck Parts for Sale 02-08-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Beanscoot
Hi Toto, Sorry for the delay, it is because...

Hi Toto,

Sorry for the delay, it is because I am not really that computer forum literate. Is any of your friends coming out to BC in the summer? I usually go to the Kootenays every spring or...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 02-07-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,450
Posted By Beanscoot
Sorry, I was thinking of stock type heads. My...

Sorry, I was thinking of stock type heads. My last post is moot.
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 02-06-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,450
Posted By Beanscoot
The Crane pedestal rockers have the advantage of...

The Crane pedestal rockers have the advantage of being bolt on parts that don't need any fiddling to work, as they were stock parts on the Cobra Mustang engines.


The "Ultra Pro Magnum" rockers...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 02-04-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Beanscoot
Old Farm Truck, thanks for that link. The...

Old Farm Truck, thanks for that link. The earlier link has the pictures of the trucks, but (on my computer, anyway) not the story.
Your link has the story but not the pictures.

I was surprised...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 02-02-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Beanscoot
Maybe you can get the current pump hub pressed...

Maybe you can get the current pump hub pressed off and the right one pressed on.

Now would be a good time to check for belt alignment so when the new hub was pressed on it could be adjusted if...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 01-31-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,474
Posted By Beanscoot
Well, among other sources, this one from our own...

Well, among other sources, this one from our own "Number Dummy" is pretty authorative:

"If a 351W .. the engine has been swapped. 351W's (6 valve cover bolts per side) were not factory installed...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 01-27-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,474
Posted By Beanscoot
"The 351W was easily, by far, the worst Ford...

"The 351W was easily, by far, the worst Ford engine I've ever had under my hood. It was in a 1978 F150 which I bought new."


No 351W engine was installed in these trucks in 1978. Maybe you are...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 01-24-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Beanscoot
For goodness sake help that poor critter out! ...

For goodness sake help that poor critter out!


And I'm not even fond of tree rats.
Forum: Ford Truck Parts for Sale 01-24-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Beanscoot
400 Crankshaft

400 CI crankshaft in excellent condition. Has been chemically cleaned and then stored in house for last twenty years, always kept standing straight up. Journals are all standard. Should be fine to...
Forum: WTB - Parts & other 01-24-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Beanscoot
It looks like all five of his posts are about...

It looks like all five of his posts are about selling stuff, and he doesn't give much info on his profile page.
Forum: WTB - Parts & other 01-24-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Beanscoot
"I'm looking for a crank not a history lesson" ...

"I'm looking for a crank not a history lesson"


People often add information for the benefit of other people who may well be interested in a history lesson.
Forum: WTB - Parts & other 01-24-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Beanscoot
I forgot to add that the price is $100, and...

I forgot to add that the price is $100, and unless you have a connection out here in the Pacific Northwest, it's probably not worthwhile as shipping is very expensive.
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