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  1. On 6/6/2021 at 8:54 AM, boilermaster said:

    164 runner,

    you did not state if you have an ac car or not.

    ac cars and non ac cars use different diameter water pump pulleys and the ac pulley is smaller and turns faster.

    I had this same issue with my 408 C (429 radiator and shroud) went to the local pick and pull and got a pulley for an ac car, (as i remember it was a 71 LTD w 400 engine and problem solved.  also using clutched fan.

    you would also have to install shorter belt with the smaller pulley.

    Boilermaster

    its ac car. I also have a 408c. have a spare 351c, check the pulley on that one

  2. it has the correct thermostat with restrictor plate, cant remember what degree it is. with this new engine and in warm weather, seems to run warm in stop and go traffic. guess i pull thermostat and check it. robert shaw sells 160-180-192 thermostats.

    got me a infrared thermometer, started to check radiator, engine temp. stock water temp gauge, think i will mount a gauge under dash and compare the two

  3. it has the correct thermostat with restrictor plate, cant remember what degree it is. with this new engine and in warm weather, seems to run warm in stop and go traffic. guess i pull thermostat and check it. robert shaw sells 160-180-192 thermostats.

     

  4. fan on car now is a 5 blade 17 inch. some traffic lights in town are very long, temp gauge goes up some sitting soo long and with summer here it does not help. thinking about a flex a lite 6 blade or 7 blade. kind of like to stay with mechanical fan, has correct 351c thermostat, new 3 core radiator with stock shroud. what are you running?

  5. it was a retrosound, forget which model. royal pain to install. its a radio, thats all i can say about it. when you drive car when its cold outside, i turn radio on, leave volume down to let radio warm up, so the readout works. that being said i had factory late model radio do the same thing, but its at zero or below. when i replace radio, its going in the junk pile or give it to someone. but most of the time i dont turn it on, dont like it.

  6. this might help someone on here, i ask this before and got no response. wanted to install only the ram air plenum because engine 408c has rpm air gap intake and a spacer under carb and MSD dist. 1/2 inch clearance from top of wingnut to bottom of hood. installed the plenum and the ford racing 13 inch air cleaner fits, just barely, inside the plenum.

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  7. wanting to cut 1/4 to 1/3 of coil off spring, noticed that the last 1 1/2 of spring is straight. there is a tab on the spring perch, where the end of the coil stops against it. question is cutting end of coil off, removes that straight section off the coil. will it still sit on spring perch correctly. tried to upload pic, it would not 

  8. what type of coil spring compressor are you guys using? one I bought one from advance auto is too wide and will not fit inside spring, without having to modify it. have factory service manuals and see how it works with no problems. are you guys removing the plate [ inside the fender } that covers the top half of spring, and using a strut compressor?20200606-095203.jpg

  9. have a set of M/T valve covers, what grommets are you guys using for the pvc. was going to use original twist on oil fill cap, will not fit, would have to trim ears of cap to fit, and then would not know if it would lock in place, till I tried it. hate to do that and ruin cap if it does not work.20200502-174310.jpg

  10. If you have an ammeter, you need to use the distribution block.  If you have an alternator indicator lamp, the starter solenoid will be OK.

    ok. next question since stock alternator was 60 amp and this new alternator is 95 amp, will the original main wire harness be ok because of the new alternator?

    car does have factory gauges, was going to pull ammeter and send to rocketman and have converted to volts

  11. If you have an ammeter, you need to use the distribution block.  If you have an alternator indicator lamp, the starter solenoid will be OK.

    ok. next question since stock alternator was 60 amp and this new alternator is 95 amp, will the original main wire harness be ok because of the new alternator?

  12. PA PERFORMANCE 3G upgrade. factory alternator wire harness removed. installed 4 GA wire from alternator to starter solenoid, or does it need to go where the factory installed it? from what I have found this is called the starter distribution block { could be called something else }. or do I leave there 4 GA wire on starter solenoid and run a 2nd wire to the distribution block? not showing in picture is factory wire from alternator. the 2 wires on the distribution block, black/orange stripe go to main harness, goes under radiator and back to firewall. smaller wire goes across shock tower brace and in firewall by brake booster. if I only run the 4GA wire to the starter solenoid, I don't see how the main wiring harness will get power20200402-165400.jpg

     

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