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Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 04-10-2017, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Beanscoot
Perhaps it rattles on the engine if the amount of...

Perhaps it rattles on the engine if the amount of blowby is just right to match the natural harmonics of the spring and valve in the PCV?


I clean them every few years by spraying carb cleaner...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 03-28-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Beanscoot
Yes, the 460 sounds like it might be the way to...

Yes, the 460 sounds like it might be the way to go.
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 03-28-2017, 12:53 PM
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Views: 169
Posted By Beanscoot
The early engines had thin aluminum washers under...

The early engines had thin aluminum washers under the heads, I think Ford might have been concerned about vacuum leaks from there.
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 03-24-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Beanscoot
Secondaries

Smitty has very good advice.

Back when I had a Holley 4V on my car I made up a little screwdriver so I could adjust the secondary adjustment screw without taking off the carburettor. It was a...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 03-22-2017, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Beanscoot
Just break up an old spark plug and weld or braze...

Just break up an old spark plug and weld or braze a fitting to it that fits the tester.
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 02-28-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,003
Posted By Beanscoot
"All I want is a simple v belt setup and a ps...

"All I want is a simple v belt setup and a ps pump and alternator. I don't understand why this is so hard."


Welcome to Ford!


Over the years Ford made changes to the accessories on the...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 02-20-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
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, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
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, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,141
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, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
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, 10:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,139
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, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,139
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, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
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, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
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, 04:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,141
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...
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