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Re: engine upgrades

Postby fryedaddy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:32 am

i just got my new roller rockers on and adjusted.looks like im going to have to go to town and get a few things.these new alu heads use smaller plugs than my cj heads,and i need a couple brass plugs for the new intake.Pop i have a before video making a pass up the street.i can make another one when im done and compair.i have a dollar or two im this new stuff,im just trying to take my time and paying attention to details.you are right on the money about the grandsons hands on those header bolts,plus my hands are twice as big as his,that makes those header bolts even tougher
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Re: engine upgrades

Postby popscomet » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:12 pm

the little hands are for startin....the BIG hands are for torque-ing,,,,plus the little people are just great to have around and ask questions for us old guys to answer and make us feel so smart..... :D :wink:
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Re: engine upgrades

Postby fryedaddy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:55 pm

i fired my new combo up today.it was kinda bitter sweet.it fired up and sounds unbelievable,but before i started this project my engine was randomly dieing at different times and places,like you just reached over and turn the key off,it would die and not start back sometimes.i have it narrowed down to the key switch..but it fired up and sounded good till it just up and died.i jiggled the key and it started again.but died just like you turned it off.i will get me a new switch or put a toggle in it and see what happens.for now im affraid to drive it till i get that electrical stuff done.
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Re: engine upgrades

Postby Rocket989 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:11 pm

That stinks Frye!!!!! Hopefully you get it squared and get to bang the asphalt with that FINE FE!! :D :lol: :lol:
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Re: engine upgrades

Postby fryedaddy » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:29 pm

update,it turned out to be moisture in the dist cap.its running better than ever before after cleaning up the dist and a little wd40.im going to fine tune it and i will make another video.i have a before video to post too.
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Re: engine upgrades

Postby popscomet » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:47 pm

fryedaddy wrote:update,it turned out to be moisture in the dist cap.its running better than ever before after cleaning up the dist and a little wd40.im going to fine tune it and i will make another video.i have a before video to post too.

POP has owned many FORDS in life,,trust me many !....2 of them was the worlds worst for that dist to draw moisture,,,,1 was a 55 with a 292 ci Y-block,,,the other was a 65 with a FE....good luck pop
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Re: engine upgrades

Postby fryedaddy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:24 am

ah shucks,every time i think i got it,its still dieing.my son got his multi-meter out yesterday.looks like i need a new msd box.my other one lasted 4 or 5 years.i have heard of them going out in a few months,and one guy said he got 11 years out of one.im going to get a new one through amazon,that way if for some reason that dont fix it,i can return it for a refund,no questions asked.it will be here tomorrow.i also got a new magnetic pickup for my dist.it was reading a little low on the meter so im going to swap them both.hopefully it will get fire to the plugs.
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Re: engine upgrades

Postby popscomet » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:07 pm

the same MSD BOX and dist has been on my comet since it was put on back in the mid-90's...have 2 more cars same way,,BUT one time a box didn't last 2hrs,til it went out,,BEINGS all this MSD stuff POP has ,means it was built yrs ago in the USA...
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