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  1. Is available elsewhere I'd think. Chuck https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/17404/31499/tube-gasket-heater-core-repro-1971-1972-1973-mercury-cougar-ford-mustang.html
  2. I may be way behind on finding this so if you already know about stop here. It seems like THE solution for manual OD transmission swaps. Chuck https://libertysgears.com/our-products/tremec-tkx-new/
  3. The viscosity of the oil should be based on bearing clearances and intended use of the engine. https://blog.k1technologies.com/bearing-clearance-and-oil-viscosity-explained I use Amsoil Z-Rod in the old cars and Amsoil Signature in the newer vehicles. Chuck
  4. Great story, thanks for sharing. I too like the 70-71 Torinos, a beautiful car. My oldest son and I restored a 71 GT in 2005. It was too nice for him to drive it as a daily driver so it got sold to a collector. I wish we could have kept it. Chuck
  5. It should be a TRW pump and should be semi-gloss black. The teal colored pumps were used on some earlier year Fords and were made by Thompson. Chuck
  6. Put a THIN coat of the RTV of your choice on both sides of the gasket and tighten from the middle to each end. Let the RTV completely cure, about 24 hours. It will seal and will not burn out. If it is completely cured it will not harm the oxygen sensor. Chuck
  7. The data came from the Federal Government so it must be right, right? "Trust nothing you hear and half of what you see and you will likely be OK." Chuck
  8. Welcome from Oklahoma. Chuck
  9. I don't have EFI, all carbs, but the numbers should be the same. Scroll to the bottom of this article for general numbers. https://www.enginelabs.com/news/video-understanding-your-wideband-o2-sensor/ Depending how much overlap the cam has may make idle reading unreliable. Make sure the engine is at operating temps before you take any readings. Generally speaking, if you get the cruise reading right the idle will right or close to it. When you do a WOT pass start in high gear (1:1) roll into it slowly to minimize "accelerator pump" enrichment. My current numbers for 408C, 4V, BIG cam, 750
  10. That makes at least two of us. But, I have to pay taxes, buy food, gas, etc.. Chuck
  11. "Bought 4 mag 500 from cj's with tires, had to send 1 back, now later, im sure out of warranty, just got the car back on the road, now have terrible vibration at 60 mph, what to do ??" You have to start somewhere so, put them on a balancer and check for balance and run-out (bent). Chuck
  12. Here is one for a 347CID Boss 302, again with a flat tappet cam. Chuck Boss 347 Dyno Sheet.pdf
  13. "I am sure we would al love to see some dyno results using proper parts but nobody will do them costs too much. " This is not an optimal build but it did make 1.3 HP/CI. Another half point in compression and a roller cam instead of the flat tappet used would have gained another 15-20 in HP and TQ. Chuck408C dyno sheet copy.pdf
  14. Good luck with the restoration. Take your time and do things once. Keep us updated. Chuck
  15. Good video, glad it worked for you. I've used purpose made products with moderate success. If a scratch is deep enough to catch your fingernail you are likely not going to polish out. Chuck
  16. I use an old Holley blue pump and a car battery to drain tanks. Have lots of gas cans available. The biggest pain will be getting rid of 20 gallons of bad gas. Chuck
  17. I don't think the Torquer would work well with the 1500 RPM stall convertor and, if I remember correctly, a 3.00:1 rear gear. The loss of low RPM torque would be very noticeable I believe. Unless you plan to rev it past 6500 RPM I see no need for a single plane intake. I really have to question the more power with single plane using a sniper unless the RPMs are high. Aftermarket EFI seems to be a radically updated version of the GM TBI that was coupled to dual plane intakes for about 15 years. Chuck
  18. I hope there is a home painter that can help me set this gun up tp spray SW Pro Classic Acrylic Latex Enamel. I have 5 six panel interior doors to paint. I'm using the Detail Finish Nozzle with paint reduced 12% and a bit of Floetrol to help flow out. I have tried low air, high air, low fluid, and high fluid, and all in between. I just can't get even coverage, so it looks splotchy when dry. Part of the problem is I am repainting the same color of white so no contrast to show dry or wet spots. Any advice will be appreciated. Chuck
  19. I use strip caulk, has worked well. The surfaces need to be clean, no dirt or dust. Chuck
  20. +1 on the Tekton tools, very good value as are Gear Wrench tools. Chuck
  21. I show a listing for R6291-1.AAA 1970-71 Ford Service 351C Eng. Nationwide & California Std. & Auto Trans. Renew kit 3-119 (very old number likely superseded). I have never seen one myself. Chuck
  22. Kilgon, I was trying to keep it clean for all readers. There are so many things I could say about what is happening to my country that I love and respect. It is not just the elected officials at fault. The "poor me" sympathizers (they really are desperate to be one of the cool kids) who vote these people into office are just as much to blame, if not more. Chuck
  23. I was specifically referring to the US Federal Government. However, many other national governments fit into that same category. Canada does, Australia does, New Zealand does, the UK does, and, virtually all of the EU does. I hate typing so I've truncated my list, I hope the others don't feel slighted. The elite class belief "I know better than the people do. And it is my duty to impose my beliefs on them for their own good." sounds an awful lot like the "Noblesse Oblige" belief of the nobles from centuries ago. Chuck
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