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      Current Theme Change   08/01/2017

      With the new update to 4.2 we have gained a lot of new features.  I will post more about those later.  With the change though came some problems with our current themes as the creator of those themes has not made the changes that allow us to take advantage of some of the new features.   I will try to clean up the default theme to make it more appealing for the time being. 


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OLD H2S last won the day on August 13

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  1. Old Fart's AutoX build

    I have a new AC compressor ready, left over from one of my Cobra builds, I just need a drier and I am good with a new system. I found a water leak, I think from the intake manifold gasket and my AF ratio is running 15:1 so I will know more tomorrow. I pulled the plugs and the bottom of the oil pan and no water so I might get off easy, more later.
  2. Old Fart's AutoX build

    I put the Edelbrock manifold on. It just clears the hood when closed and I will look harder for rubbing. Got the motor running today and so far the biggest leak I can find is the "H" pipe. I used the stock fuel rails by cutting down the rail mounts 1/4" and welding some aluminum angle bracket tabs to the mounts and adding some 1/4x20 rivet nuts for permanent attachment points.
  3. Old Fart's AutoX build

    I put the heads back together and measured one of the intake port runners, 180 cc's, so let me know if that is good or do I go bigger?
  4. Old Fart's AutoX build

    Here you go... 1" round stock with 2 steps in in it. !" hole bored in the press plate. Chill the bushing inserts.
  5. Old Fart's AutoX build

    I got the rod bushings today from Manley. I have a dead rod to play with and the bushing is in tight! I had to use the hydraulic press to get it out even after heating it up. I made up a driver on the lathe and had to drill a 1" hole in one of the press plates. The measurements are simple and a 1" round bar stock is all you need so Manley was thinking when they made up the design and the bushings are meant to be changed when the pins get wobbly, probably more frequently than we do. I will post pictures of the set up when I start changing them out. I talked with Manley and any rod under 200.00 each is made in China, even theirs. They use " firsts" and the rest get picked up everyone else, Their patent is over so anyone can sell them and there are a lot of H beam rods out there and for most of us they are good enough. Manley said the difference is in the machining tolerances and you get what you pay for. Machine time in China is just as long as the USA so it comes down to can you use them out of the box or do they need more time with your local rod master.
  6. Old Fart's AutoX build

    More Bigger..
  7. Old Fart's AutoX build

    I agree, I think I'll do the valley in black and the manifold in clear, now to find some trick bolts for it. Check out this little piece of cotton rag stuck on one of the exhaust valves, been there for 50 miles, I thought it would burn up? Here is a shot of this mornings head porting increase.
  8. No pork rectums for you.

  9. Old Fart's AutoX build

    Looking at my dyno sheet the peak torque is 290 at 4200, right where Ford wants it with the PI manifold. I ordered an Edelbrock 4.6 to try out to get some more air into the pretty heads I made, they are a waste right now. What color should I coat the manifold? I can powder coat Ford light blue or black or shoot some clear or DTM dark epoxy. The valve covers and timing cover are blue but I might change the timing cover because I have to weld up a crack from trying to cram a 2000 timing wheel behind a '96 cover.
  10. Old Fart's AutoX build

    This is nothing but constant refinement from someone with OCD, it is how to keep tweaking stuff then back off 10% that keeps them running smooth and last. You all should have seen my Marauder build...4 motors, 3 transmissions, 3 rear ends, but it was voted the best driving one in the USA at Marauderville 6. It wasn't the quickest, but it was fast and would peg the speedo at 155 effortlessly, it was also a pain in the ass because much of the work had never been done before by anyone and we learned together. Those Cobra motors went in and out 17 TIMES!! But I NEVER cut the frame so that was a first, and a lot of fiddling. So this is cheaper, more fun, easier, with many more parts available, and it might have to come out again for something I don't like so who knows?
  11. Old Fart's AutoX build

    Well the motors out for the 4th time in 4 weeks. I am getting some vibration from the pilot bearing so I will change that and some noise from 2 rods that are a little too big on the pin ends so I will rebuild all 8 rod bushings. I have never done that but I have an induction heater and a 22mm pin gauge I bought so I will share that job with you. I did not get the call for the job in Florida so I might have to sell this motor for tax money so I am making it run right. I might just use my old '96 NPI motor in the the car.
  12. The Madd Motorsports POS

    Well I got my K frame a month ago and my motor has been out 3 times already! I love it, fast R&R's.
  13. Old Fart's AutoX build

    I would love to do a push rod motor then I could get some real CID.
  14. Old Fart's AutoX build

    I do not have a big enough bed on my mill to hold the heads and swing a big fly cutter at the same time so I take them to the local engine machinist to cut for me. I took another .020 off the head and now I am at 13.2:1 on my smallest chamber.
  15. Old Fart's AutoX build

    I've seen their set up in magazines and they sweat the details and not much in the way of competition. I do buy fasteners from McMaster Carr and every year they expand the selection. I have been buying 3 foot long threaded rod of the right type and making up studs.