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AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS HalfDork
1/9/19 8:36 a.m.

In reply to GCrites80s :

Ford pushrod v8s are the lightest and thinnest iron blocks.  This means removing iron can really load the cooling system.  

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS HalfDork
1/9/19 8:38 a.m.

In reply to Rushcanuck :

I’m looking forward to seeing how your engine comes out.  I may go nuts on the challenge car post challenge too.

Rushcanuck
Rushcanuck Reader
1/10/19 8:52 p.m.

UPDATE:

Well here is all the rotating assembly as well as the new heads. less words, more pics here we go!

 

Block should be back from machine shop next week then.....assembly begins!

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS HalfDork
1/10/19 10:18 p.m.

Looks like a pretty big power upgrade.  What are you going to use for air and fuel?

Rushcanuck
Rushcanuck Reader
1/10/19 10:38 p.m.

In reply to AnthonyGS :

Car was upgraded to 255lph pump and 24lb injectors when I swapped to the GT40's so I should be able to manage with that. Intake will be ported, a lot more! hopefully get as much as i can out of the GT40 Explorer intake as I can

akylekoz
akylekoz Dork
1/11/19 5:43 a.m.

Please detail your pushrod length measuring technique.  I am assembling a nice little 306 for my Mustang, I have the adjustable rod and some weak springs to start with. 

Rushcanuck
Rushcanuck Reader
1/11/19 9:48 p.m.

In reply to akylekoz :

will do, I'll be doing it with an adjustable so it'll be the same. Its going to be awhile til I get there tho ugh

Opti
Opti HalfDork
1/13/19 8:54 a.m.

If you weren't in the great white North I have a 302 short block I'd give you

Rushcanuck
Rushcanuck Reader
1/13/19 12:46 p.m.

In reply to Opti :

Damn, yeah from Texas it be one hell of a shipping bill but thanks anyways. I managed to use the block I had although its now bored to .040 which is the absolute limit of so this will be the last rebuild for it.

The machine shop is quoting me 375-420hp based off my heads, cam. Tune and my intake porting skills will determine where abouts that will land. I'll be starting on porting the intake probably in the next month or so, the intake is sitting on my kitchen floor waiting to have the fuel rails, and coolant tube removed. My goal is to achieve that magic number of 1 rwhp per 1ci. so goal is 333hp to the tires and I'll be happy, anything better is gravy Ill already be adding an additional 113rwhp at that number to what it was the weekend before the motor was pulled.

the exhaust I'm planning to tig weld, new BBK longtubes, cutting off the ball flange and welding on a v-band clamp. then running the flex joint, vibrant resonators, x-pipe and the Black Widow Venom mufflers, hopefully being able to use my flowmaster over-axle and tips again. Should hopefully keep the sound at no louder then what it already was.

For handling this year Im going to pull out the front 3/8" wheel spacers to hopefully assist with getting rid of the tire rub that Ive had in long and sharp corners. Estimating that I'll be driving the car into the corner a lot harder with the increase in power, finally utilizing my new brakes, with the ducts on. We shall see if the car can be made faster without spending money

759NRNG
759NRNG SuperDork
1/13/19 3:08 p.m.
Rushcanuck said:

UPDATE:

Well here is all the rotating assembly as well as the new heads. less words, more pics here we go!

 

Block should be back from machine shop next week then.....assembly begins!

Engine porn pics are hard to beat .........er that doesn't sound quite right.....and Happy New Year to you and Ms.Astre!!!

Rushcanuck
Rushcanuck Reader
1/14/19 11:20 a.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

Haha, I had to read that twice, it didn't sound right! Lol. Thanks happy New Year to you as well from the great white North.

Happy she let me get all these parts, I was genuinely concerned she was going to be quicker then me when her Astre is complete lol

759NRNG
759NRNG SuperDork
1/14/19 8:31 p.m.

Brah keep an eye on Ms. Astre.....when you least expect it she may have acquired a special something (not a new saddle) that may give you pause when her 'ride' finally fires up.....shoot any woman that twists wrenches in the 'DEAD FREEKIN' COLD ' of winter has to be admired and respected....peace out...

Rushcanuck
Rushcanuck Reader
1/19/19 11:06 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

Shes a unoptainium unicorn thats for sure :)

 

UPDATE:

Well for all the things I have built in the kitchen a motor has not been one of them, joined the Kitchen motor build club K.M.B.C today. Heres the start

assembling the floating pistons and rods with those pesky spiral locks. Also test fitting the windage tray again to see if I'll be having any issues with the dipstick, I shouldnt have any, might require a small amount of grinding to make 100% sure.

 

Block over the last week spent time at work, getting a nice coat or POR15 corporate ford blue, its a bit darker than it should be but it matches the car so its good!

black epoxy primer

Gotta say the bores on a 302 block look utterly massive for the size of the block.

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS HalfDork
1/20/19 10:10 a.m.

In reply to Rushcanuck :

They are big for the block size.  Thats also why the LS series has similar design and broke away from the chevy small block design.

Rushcanuck
Rushcanuck Reader
1/20/19 5:07 p.m.

In reply to AnthonyGS :

I always thought an LS was essentially a modern redesign of a windsor block with the canted valve cleveland heads....aka 69/70 boss 302. Ive even seen where a guy has made a set of LS heads bolt onto a windsor block, with a custom grind cam to reverse the intakes and exhausts, as well as a custom welded intake. was a cool bit of hot rodding

Rushcanuck
Rushcanuck Reader
1/29/19 9:24 p.m.

UPDATE:

Tig welded the v-band clamp collectors as well as the o2 sensor bungs

artur1808
artur1808 Reader
1/30/19 6:37 a.m.
Rushcanuck said:

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I might have missed it earlier in the thread, but why do you have two O2 bungs on the same collector? And as a follow-up to that; are you worried about getting a skewed reading on the downstream one due to the upstream one interrupting the flow? Seems like having them offset around the collector would help prevent any such interference.

Rushcanuck
Rushcanuck Reader
1/30/19 10:46 a.m.

In reply to artur1808 :

Second is for my wideband gauge. Typically a single sensir gauge should be placed on the driverside header, as its where the fuel rail ends, typically that's side is the first to go lean. I was a bit worried about one being immediately after but basing where the floor, subframe connector, bellhousing/transmission and the ground is going to be I was forced to place it in line or slightly in a different angle. And after the flange is going to get in the way of the transmission crossmember. It may have to be moved later on but for now this will do.

Agent98
Agent98 Reader
1/30/19 10:52 a.m.
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