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Old 05-26-2014, 05:03 PM
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Redroad the head who were for sale on Ebay are ended but the seller put an other set, and he said the head were resurfaced and 0.020 was taking off, is it a big deal?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Heads-FE-390-428-GT-C8AE-H-Castings-Date-Codes-0-K-20-0-K-21/191191023723?_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985&_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131230161411%26meid%3D7181158013731140724%26pid%3D100012%26prg%3D20131230161411%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D191189063008
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You can buy thicker or thinner head gaskets .. Just take good care selecting pistons .. It may work to your advantage in the end .. search term "squish"
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:51 AM
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Here's a good read for you oil
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This seems to be really interesting, I also heard people was restricting the oil passage to the heads by tapping the hole and putting a jet from a carb! I guess I will have to do those mods for the oil passages!

Also I order those heads, I think I had a good deal $645 including shipping, 2.09 and 1.6 with SS valve and new spring.

Next will be get the crankshaft and connecting rod with 6.49 lenght.
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Redroad is that your truck? The engine looks really good, and it is really clean. Is it me or it looks like there is the pump producing air to the carb, like a turbo charger?
I like the head cover, the radiator with an electric fan.
Looks awesome!
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Redroad is that your truck? The engine looks really good, and it is really clean. Is it me or it looks like there is the pump producing air to the carb, like a turbo charger?
I like the head cover, the radiator with an electric fan.
Looks awesome!
No I wish Mine is a 390 car motor (68 galaxie 500) with a edelbrock 4-barrel intake with a home modified holley 4180C carb and a 262h cam and mad dog headers .. yes it has some sort of old school air charger

Part #9228 - 390/428 engine, 2" primaries, 3 1/2" collectors, fenderwell exit http://www.maddogheaders.net/ these are 4wd headers

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Hi Redroad,
What about those headers? Is it what you suggest I should use!...
They are for 4wd, do I need a lift to install them?
I am not there yet!
Today I had a good day. I took apart grille, fenders, inner fenders and start to clean the frame with wire brush and a lot of degreaser... I am going to use the same spray can as HIO used.
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Hi mckoloum .. I think these are what the F-100 guys are using these days .. Your heads are set up to use either exhaust flange so your good there

The Sanderson FF427 header set is designed to fit 1953-Up Ford F100 pickups using the Ford 332-428 FE engines.

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Well I guess I will have to get rid of the existing exhaust, I think the pipe is like 2''...

This is how it looks now

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And here is the garage, Thankfully the wife is ok with that! I let her foster a doggy who need some help, so she is happy with that.
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My Choice will go to the Sanderson, they are cheaper and I like the fact you don"t have to put gasket on it they say just some Permatex. Interesting.
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Looking good .. The frame is really good shape the radiator support mounting holes are still original shape that's a + .. The evap tank on passenger rail ? Do you have emissions in Fl.? My wife wants to start a 12 step program for Ford enthusiast's wives your wife may be interested
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No I never heard about emissions in Florida! Should I get rid of the canister? And what about the line coming from the gas tank for the vapor, could I cut the line and put like a small crankcase filter?
Yes I am sure my wife will be interested, she already say talking to the truck :"The beast who steal my husband..."
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No I never heard about emissions in Florida! Should I get rid of the canister? And what about the line coming from the gas tank for the vapor, could I cut the line and put like a small crankcase filter?
Yes I am sure my wife will be interested, she already say talking to the truck :"The beast who steal my husband..."
Saw these today
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-FE-Headers-352-360-390-428-/121347672672?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c40e28a60 they might fit ..
I would take the canister out only to clean the frame and paint .. cap the lines for now and if it is needed you can add back and use a carb like the Ford/Holley 4180c (600 cfm) which can be set up for the canister or not .. I can give you a lot of info on this carb .. I rebuilt one for my 460 and 390 and absolutely love them .. They can be gotten for $75 and they already have provisions for the ford auto (C-6) kickdown linkage .. They require some modifications but can be made to be great carbs for around $100
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