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baddad457 01-06-2019 09:38 PM


Originally Posted by fordman75 (Post 18403109)
A reman'd unit from 14 years ago is a hell of lot better quality then one from today too. Now it's not uncommon for the part to be bad right out of the box. I quit buying reman'd starters because it got so bad. If I have to buy one I have them test it before I even leave the store with it! Nothing makes a person royally ticked off like driving 20 miles to buy a starter, drive 20 miles home only to find out your new reman'd starter is junk! I had that happen more then once.

I've avoided reman starters for the past 35 years. Then there's the current crop of starter solenoids...…………. I went through 4 before spending $80 on a new one from one of the classic Stang vendors for my 77 Comet.

fordman75 01-06-2019 10:20 PM


Originally Posted by baddad457 (Post 18403113)
I've avoided reman starters for the past 35 years. Then there's the current crop of starter solenoids...…………. I went through 4 before spending $80 on a new one from one of the classic Stang vendors for my 77 Comet.

It's not just starters now. It's just about every reman'd part and a bunch of the new parts. I try to stick with every Motorcraft part I can now for anything electrical, brake, cooling system, etc. For the stock replacement parts if I can get Motorcraft, I do.

schoo 01-07-2019 08:35 AM

OT
 
I have the same experience until I found a rebuilder that is really good in my town called Boyle Future technology they rebuild alternators and starters I usually drop my starter or alternator off never had any problems knock on wood

fordman75 01-07-2019 02:12 PM

That's the best solution. If you can find a local shop. They are getting harder and harder to find. They take more care and have more pride in their work. Plus you are giving business to a local company instead of something in china. The downside is there can be quite a bit more down time. That's why I'll buy a new part but keep my original one. Then I can take the original one in to a local shop to have rebuilt.

schoo 01-08-2019 11:54 AM


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I took the heads in to the machine shop

Glaser67 01-08-2019 12:08 PM

You may want to consider having them decked, not only to ensure an optimum seal to the block, but it will also bump your compression a bit. My machinist took off 0.010 on my GT40s.

baddad457 01-08-2019 05:57 PM

If they're three bar GT40's have them cc'd before doing any milling. The Cobra 5.0 GT heads were milled several thousandths by Ford to get a nominal 60cc chamber, so you wouldn't want to mill too much more to avoid intake fitment issues. .040 is the limit before having to start wallowing the intake's bolt holes to get them to fit.

schoo 01-08-2019 08:15 PM

Thanks for info

schoo 01-16-2019 01:33 PM

Heads are back from machine shop 3bar
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Paint ed

schoo 01-16-2019 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by baddad457 (Post 18406793)
If they're three bar GT40's have them cc'd before doing any milling. The Cobra 5.0 GT heads were milled several thousandths by Ford to get a nominal 60cc chamber, so you wouldn't want to mill too much more to avoid intake fitment issues. .040 is the limit before having to start wallowing the intake's bolt holes to get them to fit.

I told him minimum milling and he only took off .004

Scndsin 01-16-2019 08:12 PM

Very nice...

Tim Young 01-16-2019 11:35 PM

Looks good!

schoo 01-17-2019 01:09 PM


Scndsin 01-17-2019 01:12 PM

I could swear mine came with 2 sized pins.

schoo 01-17-2019 01:24 PM

Got it taping on the washer while tightening bolt. I tried the hair dryer and my heat gun on the cam but I guess I didn’t have it hot enough


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