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Finally getting at my Mustang

Post  BigRigTech on February 26th 2014, 9:17 pm

I ended up in the hospital New Year's Eve for 6 days with some kind of unknown infection in my neck. ( I had one giant double chin for 2 weeks) I got out and thought I was clear of that only to have severe trouble with my bowels once I was off the antibiotics. I was told last year I had IBS but my new doctor says I have some form of IBD - likely Crohns or Ulcerative Colitis. I saw a GI doc and he put me on some Med's and after being off work for 5 weeks I'm finally able to get working on my car this winter. It's been a long 2 months. ( I've worked 7.5 days since Jan 1st.) So please indulge me in my simple questions.  Very Happy 

I have a Motorsport victor 4150 intake and A429 heads going in my 472 build. Are you guys using the 4 studs like the factory did at the corners or are you using bolts? If your using bolts are you using an ARP or similar kit? I need to mock up my heads and intake on the block to see how the ports line up with my inspection camera. Using this block which is decked I had to plane my Offy intake to get it to seal at the bottom of the intake ports. I spent some time today cleaning out the water jackets as I couldn't get it to drain well from the block drains last fall. It's a D1VE block, are they reliable at .060" over? I'm getting it bored shortly. I'm having the bottom end balanced too. I'm in the middle of getting a custom cam quote from Blake too. Having been house bound for almost 2 months I'm itching to see this thing on the dyno.
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Re: Finally getting at my Mustang

Post  powerstrokeace on February 26th 2014, 9:42 pm

Glad your feeling better.


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Re: Finally getting at my Mustang

Post  BigRigTech on February 26th 2014, 10:01 pm

Thanks, I've never been sick like this in my life and being a workaholic I find sitting on the couch extremely boring. I bought a pile of new and used stuff for my car this winter and it's time put it to use. I'm expecting a 10.00-.20 car this summer. Maybe a little faster than that in good air. Wink 
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Re: Finally getting at my Mustang

Post  cletus66 on February 26th 2014, 10:26 pm

Try a couple of weeks of nothing but red meat and beer. You'll feel like a king in no time. Works for me.  king 
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Post  cletus66 on February 26th 2014, 10:27 pm

Almost forgot. I got no advice about your car.  Laughing 
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Re: Finally getting at my Mustang

Post  BigRigTech on February 26th 2014, 10:45 pm

No pop or chips is killing me, that was my snack of choice at TV time. I've lost about 20lbs in this deal and I could lose a little more truthfully....I smell another tenth dropped...LOL
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Re: Finally getting at my Mustang

Post  bigblok2000ranger on February 26th 2014, 10:54 pm

I use replacement chevy exhaust manifold studs, makes so much easier to align.
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Re: Finally getting at my Mustang

Post  BigRigTech on February 26th 2014, 10:55 pm

bigblok2000ranger wrote:I use replacement chevy exhaust manifold studs, makes so much easier to align.

That's what I was thinking too.
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Re: Finally getting at my Mustang

Post  69F100 on February 27th 2014, 12:43 am

On my a429 heads and eddy intake I am using stainless steel bolts but I have a limited space if I pull it with the engine in the truck. I ran the studs on my dove-c heads and intake the studs does help with lining gaskets up and helps the RTV for the china walls getting it smashed down right.
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Re: Finally getting at my Mustang

Post  Wayne Pearce on February 28th 2014, 11:29 am

I used ARP studs on three corners of my Victor intake. The fourth corner under the thermostat housing, there wasn't enough room to get the nut on or off the stud without pulling the thermostat housing. There isn't enough room to get a bolt in, or out either - but there is enough room to unbolt it, and just leave it in the hole. Yeah, ARP fasteners are crazy expensive, but I'm shamelessly addicted to "bling, bling" fasteners that are of very high quality.

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Post  bbf-falcon on March 1st 2014, 1:59 pm

I don't use ARP studs for intake,fastenall carries studs w/allen head access,i use them on corners to line it up,then I can install the same style studs in the rest of it. Using studs takes the worry out of stripping threads from the heads . jmo  Very Happy 

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Post  BigRigTech on March 1st 2014, 3:50 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:I don't use ARP studs for intake,fastenall carries studs w/allen head access,i use them on corners to line it up,then I can install the same style studs in the rest of it. Using studs takes the worry out of stripping threads from the heads . jmo  Very Happy 

I actually have one intake bolt hole in one of the A429 heads that needs repair now, likely a heli coil. On another note I wired and tested my delay box and transbrake stuff yesterday. Just need to find my happy place for the button and get the tranny built.... Rolling Eyes ...Did I mention my engine was in pieces too...LOL....I ordered a canton windage tray and bolt kit for it yesterday and a new 3 speed reverse gate for my pro stick. Very Happy 
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