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Post  FalconEh April 17th 2016, 10:54 pm

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Post  rmcomprandy April 17th 2016, 11:24 pm

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Some engines it helps and some engines it does not.
In my opinion: A waste of money on a Big Block Ford where it could be better spent elsewhere.

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Post  richter69 April 18th 2016, 3:48 pm

In for the read
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Post  FalconEh April 18th 2016, 9:16 pm

rmcomprandy wrote:
FalconEh wrote:Girdle Thoughts ! <a href=Girdle Thoughts ! <a href=

Some engines it helps and some engines it does not.
In my opinion: A waste of money on a Big Block Ford where it could be better spent elsewhere.

richter69 wrote:In for the read

Thanks Randy, I acquired one a while ago in a multi deal, but I can let it go or use the plate elsewhere.

Not much to read, it is a Valley pan girdle which is supposed to stop the movement in the top end in stock block applications, like cylinder distortion /ring wear/block flexing usually in applications where blocks like to split in half...like some of the chevy counterparts, probably marketed by one. Because I have one here I thought I would see if it was worth the installation costs or if I should get rid of it.
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Post  Frank Merkl April 19th 2016, 12:18 am

throw the valley girdle in the scrap pile were it belongs!!
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Post  gmsmkr April 19th 2016, 12:29 am

Not much for them my self just a part that will get in the way.... IMO
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Post  IDT-572 April 19th 2016, 3:33 pm

A girdle on a skirted block where the caps are machined flat parallel with the pan rail and all tied together with the girdle against both, is a good added benefit.

But a 460 block and the newer girdles with spacers between it and the cap. does little in my way of thinking. It may help some in the torsional movement in the block, but I had rather just add a front and rear mounting plate and do the same thing, probably better.

They do hold all the parts nicely together when it does go boom though. Cool
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Post  dfree383 April 19th 2016, 3:38 pm

Great carry handle if you waste one..... Not much good for anything else.

4 bolt caps, full contact cap straps or a full cap contact girdle are the only soultions worth a crap on a stock block.
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