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    More RPM !!! Martin0660's Avatar
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    Rings depends on how you order them. Shelf nothing special are usually right enough. We order mine as file fit sets because I run wide gaps (like what feels like stupid wide). Even with a filing machine they take a while to set that’s for sure
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    Since this engine had a reverse rotation water pump, EFI timing cover....that wouldn't work for my std rotation water pump and mech fuel pump approach.

    Fortunately my paint buddy had a spare cover in nice shape so i was able to re-purpose that with a new timing pointer. 2

    The double hump oil pan wasn't going to work so that also meant new front sump pan, pickup, and std vol/pressure pump.

    Now I also needed a new dipstick for the front cover.

    Also needed a fuel pump eccentric to boot.

    At the end of the day....literally the only thing I used from the (buy a good one and drop it in) engine I bought was the block (now refurbished) the heads (now refurbished), the pushrods and rockers.

    Like all educations before...this one came at a cost. :)



    My helper came out one day to help me set the heads on the block and run some head-bolts down like a bauss.
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    Kickin it Old School somethingclever's Avatar
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    The plan again is KISS and period correct appearing....

    65 Ferd v8's were commonly black engines with gold valve covers and air cleaners.

    I didn't have the gold bits when I took this picture but here it is with some go-fast paint.

    Since I switched from the pan rail mounted dipstick tube to a timing cover mounted tube, I had a hole in the block to fill. Back in the day I would have RTV'd this deal closed but now I have a tool or two....since I didn't catch this before the pan was installed, last thing I wanted to do was drill the hole to the proper size for a plug and introduce shavings into the pan. This may be well known to some, but I measured the hole and found that it was close enough for reasonable thread engagement of a 1/8" NPT plug. So all I had to do was run a 1/8" NPT tap down the hole and voila - a proper solution to a likely RTV oil leaker.


    Also I broke out my digital scale to check the weight as it is in this picture.

    carb pad to pan, water pump to crank flange




    Any guesses?




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    Kickin it Old School somethingclever's Avatar
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    Not sure why some of the pictures are sideways?
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    Sideways pic.....mine does that also. Drives me nuts.
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