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Old 10-01-2015, 01:42 PM   #101
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I bet it went bad. We had one die in the probe race car on the track.
I used to use mine as an anti-theft device when I parked my coupe at hotels in shreveport. Pop the trunk to get my bag out and used the key to pop the button up. Let them try to start it now.
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:38 PM   #102
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I used to use mine as an anti-theft device when I parked my coupe at hotels in shreveport. Pop the trunk to get my bag out and used the key to pop the button up. Let them try to start it now.
My first mustang was a 68 fastback, I used to pop the hood and take the rotor out from the distributor so that it wouldn't run. 0.0% chance the car would run on it's own power.
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:40 PM   #103
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My first mustang was a 68 fastback, I used to pop the hood and take the rotor out from the distributor so that it wouldn't run. 0.0% chance the car would run on it's own power.
My stepdad did that to me too. I kept a spare 7.97 rotor in the glove box.
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:53 PM   #104
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So I have a few parts that should be arriving tomorrow for the car, I should be able to do the head swap in the next few weeks with the parts coming in.

Parts arriving:
1. GT40 upper and port matched lower intake. I'll remove and sell my explorer GT40P intake setup (with EGR) during the head swap. I really just wanted the tubular upper and since the lower is port matched that's a plus I suppose.
2. Ford Racing head gaskets
3. FelPro gaskets (timing cover set, valve cover, intake upper/lower)
4. New header gaskets
5. ARP head bolts and cam bolt
6. Sealed power timing chain
7. Ford Racing harmonic balancer

I already have on the bench a set of TrickFlow 170 heads, TFS1 cam, Scorpion 1.7 stud mount rockers, TFS valve covers. The heads already had an O Ring cut into them for the Loc Wire gaskets, but I'm gonna be NA and pretty mild so I'm planning to get them milled and remove that ring (pic below). I called Wayne Calvert up in Denton and he said it's like $68/pair to mill them (likely more based on needing to remove enough material to get rid of the ring) so I wanted to know if anyone has used him before and has a review on his shop?

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Old 03-03-2016, 07:00 AM   #105
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I've had Calvert balance several flywheel/clutches and build a 2.3 short block and I've never had an issue with anything.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:44 PM   #106
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So beginning of March I took my TFS heads to Calvert and got them cleaned up, checked out with a clean bill of health and had .018 milled off the deck to get the Loc-Wire gasket ring milled out of it. Got them back a week later. I've got my valve covers stripped and the crappy old orange paint off them, I taped off the raised letters so I can leave them with the machined look and laid down some wrinkle black paint. I also got my GT-40 intake with port matched lower cleaned up, painted and ready to go. I got in most of the stuff I need to do the top end of the engine, which I hope will be fine with a TFS1 cam and 1.72 rockers.

That said, if anyone has some good 1.6 RR and wants 1.7, mine are scorpion and I might be interested in trading.





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I knew I'd be tearing it down so I drove it almost the whole week, and it was perfect weather for it!



Up on stands it goes...



Time to pull it apart.



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Old 04-10-2016, 09:46 PM   #109
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I knew I'd be tearing it down so I drove it almost the whole week, and it was perfect weather for it!



Up on stands it goes...



Time to pull it apart.



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Stock long block, not sure on miles but the crosshatch isn't awesome... had good compression before I tore it down though so I'm gonna leave it as is till I break it or go bigger later down the road.





These fucking E7 heads weigh a metric shit ton... I think I can skip the gym tomorrow after lifting them off. I still need to buy a puller tomorrow to remove the balancer.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:31 PM   #112
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:27 AM   #115
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These fucking E7 heads weigh a metric shit ton...
Awww... that's cute.

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Old 04-11-2016, 09:57 AM   #116
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I'll need to see a DP can next to it, to accurately gauge how big it is.
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Stock long block, not sure on miles but the crosshatch isn't awesome... had good compression before I tore it down though so I'm gonna leave it as is till I break it or go bigger later down the road.





These fucking E7 heads weigh a metric shit ton... I think I can skip the gym tomorrow after lifting them off. I still need to buy a puller tomorrow to remove the balancer.
Just borrow one from Autozone or Oreilly's.
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It's like $15 bucks... I might as well buy it.
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:44 PM   #120
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So here's a few more pics of the progress...

New heads on, TFS1 cam installed with new timing set, cleaned up the timing cover and painted it. New balancer on too.


Scorpion 1.72 RR installed and getting lash set.



Passenger header installed.



Lower intake, distributor (installed 180 degrees off, I fixed it this morning), and crank pulley installed. Water pump and PS/Alt brackets also installed.

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