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About sixt9stang

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    Mustang Owner
  • Birthday 05/13/1981


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    Barnesville, MN
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    Network Tech.

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  1. My car is a factory disc car. Let me know if you need anymore pictures.
  2. sixt9stang

    heads questions

    The e-street price is for 2. I am thinking of going with them. Might be worth the $700 or so more to step up to the AFR 165 heads.
  3. sixt9stang

    Redo of my Mach1 restomod 4.6

    Best of luck!
  4. sixt9stang

    Rear Axle Question

    I think the cheapest and best upgrade is the Explorer rearend. The Jeg's rearend is $1200. I am sure you can find an Explorer rearend and have it. Uult how you want for less than that.
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    Engine build vs Crate discussion

    Barnett, it is possible you missed it earlier in the topic. The engine hasn't been in the car for a little more than 11 years when a lobe rounded off the cam. The cam that was in it was an Edelbrock Performer. The engine had 69 302 cast heads on it with screw in studs and unknown valve springs. It also had the Edelbrock Performer intake. The engine would float the valves at anything about 5800 rpm. This was all in the original 69 302 block bored .030 over. I now have a 302 roller block bored .030 over that I will be using for this build. I had the machine shop shave the lip off the back of the 69 crank so that I could use it in the newer block. This way I could keep my balanced rotating assembly. I have all ARP hardware for the engine but it does have a stock crank and rods. Would just stepping up to the Performer RPM intake be better or would there be another intake in that price range work even better? I have never calculated compression ratio before but have read up on doing it a bit. I will have to check into what I would be at with the pistons I have and the ARP heads. Adding the ati crank damper and rollmaster timing chain to my list. Thanks again for all the wisdom!
  6. sixt9stang

    Engine build vs Crate discussion

    Gotcha. I guess then I should just stick with the 302 block since it is already machined to save money. I have a possible 351 block I could grab to build down the road. Don't want to rev to 8k lol. Just around 6k safely. I am guessing I just need to have the right springs for the cam. So if I go with the AFR 165 heads, any cam recommendation? I'll have to check if the rocker studs that come in those heads are the correct size for my rockers.
  7. sixt9stang

    Engine build vs Crate discussion

    Ya. I was reading some older comparisons where they said the heads we're about $1,200 thinking to myself that I really missed out.
  8. sixt9stang

    Engine build vs Crate discussion

    I am guessing I should go with the 58cc chamber AFR heads for more compression? There are some decent priced used sets of 165s on eBay. Still looking around though.
  9. sixt9stang

    Engine build vs Crate discussion

    Good info. I would say that the biggest thing the car will be used for in the immediate future will be spirited driving on the country roads near where we live and cruising to get togethers. I plan on putting an overdrive trans in at the same time whatever engine I do goes in. I definitely loved the sound of my 302 revving at close to 6000 rpm so I would like to safely rev it to at least 6k. I want to get quality parts when it comes to the cam and heads so I will probably base this build around the AFR heads. That is if I decide to build vs buy an engine. I would just be looking for advice on the size of AFRs and then what cam to match the heads with. I was thinking that I would get the AFR 185s as they are still under $2k and could possibly be used on a 302 or future 351 if I wanted more cubes.
  10. sixt9stang

    Engine build vs Crate discussion

    Thanks. I will check them out too. Didn't think about them before. I am sure they are quite expensive though.
  11. sixt9stang

    Engine build vs Crate discussion

    Just started checking out Keith Craft's site and their engines are very close to prices of other crate engines that I have been looking at. If I decide to go crate I will probably go there since you give them the thumbs up. If you were to put together an engine for cruising and possible road racing how would you build it? Would you start with a 302 or go to a 351 block?
  12. sixt9stang

    Engine build vs Crate discussion

    Thanks, will check his site out as I have seen it recommended before.
  13. sixt9stang

    Engine build vs Crate discussion

    Thanks Barnett! I have checked out Ford Racing but all of the engines I was looking at still use the alphabet cams. Everything I have been reading makes it sound that those cams aren't the greatest anymore. I will check out Keith Kraft too. I knew you had recommended another builder before but couldn't remember who. I will definitely check if any I am looking at have been bored more than .030 over.
  14. So I am having trouble deciding on what I want to do to get my Mustang back on the road. I am trying to decide if I want to build another 302 with parts I have plus extra parts I need/want, or if I just want to buy a crate engine to get the car together quicker and have a warranty as part of it. I am by no means an expert engine builder but have built a few. Thanks for any advice in helping me decide. Parts I currently have: 302 roller block - bare Pistons: Speed-Pro SLP-L2482F30 Intake: Edelbrock EDL-2121 Rocker Arms: Harland Sharp 1.6 ratio CSP-S4003 Holley 600 carb --> Will most likely will be going with FiTech Hedman hedders I would be needing bearings, gaskets, other small items. Big items would be aluminum cylinder heads and a cam. I am leaning towards a set of heads from AFR. Thinking their 185 heads. As for the crate engine option I was looking at something like this: https://www.tristarengines.com/performance/ford/351/351w-ford-380-hp-410-torque-street-dressed-longblock-hp-crate-engine-with-hp-aluminum-cylinder-heads I know this engine is a 351 but for the price I figure why not go with the 351 vs a 302. In the future the car will have an 8.8" rear end with either 3.55 or 3.73 gears. I am also leaning towards a 4r70w transmission. Car will mostly be used for cruising but would like to get into a bit of road course racing in the future. Please let me know if there are any questions. Barnett if you reply I appreciate your wisdom but please go easy on me.
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    It's Back! So WTF Happened?

    Just checked out my albums that I have on there. I have some that have 0 views from June 2017 so they must have removed the delete after 6 months rule at some point. I will have to try from my Linux machine to see how much different it is. Maybe I can help out in some way. One thing is, I only use Imgur for when I want to post images on a forum or Reddit. If people want a good option for backing up their photos online I use OneDrive. There are other options like Google Drive, Amazon, and probably a million others. If you use OneDrive or Google you can share the images from there also but last time I did that it wasn't very smooth.