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Animal Lawyer

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  1. The headers were just installed about 2 - 3 months ago when I swapped the intake manifold for a 1970 square bore. Initially I was considering just swapping the heads, but was convinced by the accumulated knowledge of this board that changing the timing chain made good sense. And, with the engine disassembled that far, WHILE I'M AT IT, it made sense to do the cam (and probably the water pump (I have no idea when/if it was last replaced)). And, since I have to remove the header, this was the best time to swap steering boxes a 12.6 close ratio. I've already replaced the freeze plugs. I know
  2. I am almost ready to get the work done and was hoping someone could give me a reasonable estimate of how many hours it should typically take an experienced shop to change the heads, timing gear and cam on a 73 351c. While I realize that there is no definitive answer, it should at least give me an idea of how much I need to budget for the work (assuming nothing catastrophic occurs/is found).
  3. Thank you, I plan on doing the chain anyway, just like understanding.
  4. I understand the idea of the adjustable timing set, what I am trying to understand (more for my own understanding and education than anything else) If I switch to a 1970 or 71 cam (which I infer does not have the 4 degrees of retard ground in) do I avoid having to use the variable timing chain set? And (follow-up question) if that is correct, what advantage is there to the chain solution over just changing the cam (which I expect I would do anyway to maximize power)?
  5. Rereading this can I avoid changing the timing set (and still regain the 4 degrees by simply going to a different (earlier?) cam?
  6. I've messaged him 3 times, never received a response.
  7. from the air cleaner I need the small plastic nipple on the side of the breather element for the gas vapor return line
  8. from the air cleaner I need the small plastic nipple on the side of the breather element for the gas vapor return line
  9. from the air cleaner I need the small plastic nipple on the side of the breather element for the gas vapor return line
  10. Also how much for the center dash bezel, either with or without the gauges (If anyone wants the gauges, all I need is the bezel, my mechanic broke mine)
  11. from the non-ram-air air cleaner I need the small plastic nipple on the side of the breather element for the gas vapor return line
  12. Can anyone tell me are these closed chamber heads? Seller says they are but can't get me/find casting #.
  13. I may have a line on a set of cc heads, the seller cant find the casting #s. Can anyone tell me exactly where they should be?
  14. Do you have any more you would sell? I need 2 (preferably white or a light color, but I’ll take whatever I can get). If so, how much, shipped to 11757?
  15. Does anyone know of a source for the small plastic trim inserts that go around the seat belt where it goes through the rear quarter panel plastic cover (or has any in reasonable condition that they would be willing to sell)?
  16. Does anyone know of a source for the small plastic trim inserts that go around the seat belt where it goes through the rear quarter panel plastic cover (or has any in reasonable condition that they would be willing to sell)?
  17. If there is a Santa Claus that will be under my (vacuum) tree this morning!! happy holiday to all and best wishes for a happy and healthy new year
  18. So, I got stuck in the snow yesterday (Yes, I am one of those who uses my vert as a daily driver all year round). According to the Marti I have the 9" Traction-Lok differential, yet when it happened the right wheel kept spinning in the ice and power never transferred to the left wheel. Other than opening the rear carrier and looking, is there a way of determining if I do , in fact, have Traction-Lok, and, (assuming I do) troubleshooting why it wasn't working in the snow? I know I have the 9" rear, if the differential isn't a posi, what is involved in "upgrading a 9" differential to a
  19. No they don't they are a Mustang specialty shop but they usually cater to fox body and newer. Their tuner is good but apparently doesn't know about adjusting the curve on the duraspark distributor (though he is very good with getting the carb right. If you know anyone on Long Island who is good with adjusting the curve for duraspark distributors (or can recommend a good "How To" site) I would appreciate it.
  20. So I finally got my carb tuned sat. I had to increase to 311 nozzles to get rid of the flat spot immediately after idle. The tuner suggested that the duraspark distributor should be changed to an MSD 8350 because the rebuilt will continue to advance ad infinitum and the MSD we could choose the exact advance curve we wanted. While I am not thrilled about dropping another 500 to buy the msd, if it will solve the issue and increase performance... BUT I am in the midst of adding ram air (hood installed waiting to install plenum and air cleaner). Will the 8350 pro billet fit the pertronis billet rt
  21. Ok, from the photo I mistook what it was. Yes that is the part. For the few extra dollars I think I may buy the upgraded ones from NPD. Any idea how difficult they are to install (are there directions anywhere?
  22. I talked to scotty, he believes it is not the shifter but the rubber grommets for the shifter studs. He told me they are a ford oem part (not hurst). Does anyone know if they are available (either nos or reprop) and if not what other options are there? Also, does anyone have the part numbers for the grommets?
  23. So, every once in awhile, if I ease the shifter out of reverse (rather than authoritatively banging it out) the shifter locks in neutral and wont let me go into any gear. I need to get under the car and rattle the linkage until it frees up. We put it up on the lift sat and it is apparently something internal to the shifter (maybe a shim displaced or dropped out?). I need to find someone to rebuild mine or find a good used shifter (which is preferable because the car will not be laid up for any length of time). Open to any suggestions
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