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Everything posted by Alan_Mac

  1. I have AFR205's on my 418w. The ports are raised very little, no header interference with FPA 1.75 full length headers in my 70. Also I have stock motor mount height. Regarding the intake manifold, I had my performer RPM ported and flow balanced, really noticeable performance and sound difference.
  2. I had to shim my March water pump and alternator pullies out to line up with the crank pulley. Not sure if it was the pullies or the harmonic balancer that caused the misalignment. I never dealt with march Customer Service,.
  3. This is a full kit that just drops in w/o the diffusers. Your diffusers may be melted like many are. The diffusers are easy to take out and it causes no other problems.
  4. I think I paid ~ 500+ for Lojack w/o the early warning key fob system in 2015. Lojack should reduce your insurance premium. In 2017 I had a service call to check it. They replaced it with a unit that didn't require a battery replacement.
  5. I bought a lojack unit quite a few years ago. It was a one time purchase w/o and further fees. One installed it doesn't need anything further. You need to have lojack coverage in your area. One stolen, you call the police and they activate a signal to track your device.
  6. $900 seems like a good price for a rare tach setup.
  7. I paid $570 for a really nice factory tach set out of a shelby back in 2011. Considering how hard these are to find, 2x price, 10 years later is not bad. I had redline put modern internals in the tach to run it directly from my Crane fireball CD box, so no harness work needed.
  8. If you want original its not a bad price. It looks to be in very good condition and the tach has been rebuilt. Might want to inquire on who and what was rebuilt. The price gone up considerably in the past 7 years!
  9. I sold my FMX with all related parts except the driveshaft back about 5 years ago for I think $600. It had a performance rebuild on it a few years earlier and was in good working condition. Since yours is a new rebuild I think you would get a better price. I bought a big plastics container for shipment from lowes. It worked great and was was just the right size.
  10. As midlife said it can get expensive. I bought a set of 1970 tachometer deluxe gauges (minus the speedo since I had one) on Ebay for ~$500 a few years ago. I bought the tach printed circuit from NPD. I had Redline Gauge Works convert the the tach to modern internals (I believe VDO) to run directly from my FAST Hi 6 CD ignition box. It looks factory stock and works great.
  11. If you want your original block stroked and a performance build you could send it on a skid to Coast High Performance.
  12. If you heads have the wide bolt pattern, I would buy headers that have the wide bolt pattern. The tubes don't require notches so better flow. And its easier to install the fasteners (studs and nuts recommended) and keep tight.
  13. This was not ever about the fire causes. 20 years ago you would never have thought that this could have happened. But the Antifa roach comment was hilarious. The sad part is some will believe it.
  14. https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/09/man-arrested-charged-with-arson-in-connection-with-southern-oregon-fire.html Probably a meth addict.
  15. . There was one arrest for suspected arson back on Sept 2. Two arrested for looting. The Antifa rumor is completely false.
  16. Ha Ha, unfortunately some of the causes are from humans. My wife said one was caused from a campfire. another was from an RV setting the grass on fire. Air quality is very unhealthy today. My 3m mask with two filters works great outside.
  17. They decided to go to a family members house instead. We did our good deed!
  18. Now another family (my sons sisters husbands family) is coming over to stay. OMG!
  19. Wow I live in Beaverton Oregon and the amount of smoke outside is unbelievable. My wife's family and friends had to evacuate from the Stayton, Mill City, and Sublimity areas. We now have a full house with my son and his wife and twin 4 year olds, and my daughter inlaw's sisters family from Oregon city. If the fire gets to us (which I don't think it will) I told my wife that I am taking the Mach 1 with me. I cannot believe what has happened down in Detroit. I bet its mostly gone. As on 10:30 am something like 930K acres have burned. Governor Kate said to expect substantial loss of life. :( Here is a good website to see the situation. You can zoom in to see the detail. http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
  20. Regarding the bright trim pieces on the top of the Mach 1 molding. They are aluminum. I had mine restored to perfect condition by King Of Trim in CA USA. They take out all road rash and dents, polish to mirror finish. They have the correct anodizing chemistry also. If I remember correctly they are pop riveted to the al cladding. NPD has the correct paint color. Fasteners for the door pieces can be found here https://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Moulding-Fasteners-10-24-X-3-4-Bolt-5-16-Width-p/a12962.htm (I am not sure if this is the correct size but this is where I bought replacements. For the cladding of the forward quarter panel bottom, the molded in posts for panel retention were broken off. Instead of drilling and using screws I fastened studs on the back to replace the posts using a very strong adhesive call Belzona. They are still on after many years. I don't recommend aftermarket bright trim since it is far from the OEM design. Good luck! Alan
  21. I installed a TKO 500 in my 70 with a highly modified 418W . There is very little trimming to the gear shift hole edge and removal of the small bracket on the bottom around the hole. Since you don't have a high HP engine the T5 would be my choice.
  22. My opinion is the benefits in the website are correct. My engine used to blow breather cap up off the seated position on the mounting tube. I tried two breather caps and had the same problem. Now the breather cap doesn't move from the seated position. I used to have some minor oil leaks and they are gone. My engine idles and seems to run cleaner. I think it really works. Feel free to call the owner. I had some questions when setting it up over the weekend, The owner picked up on the phone and gladly walked me thru the setup.
  23. I have 1 PCV, the other valve cover is plumbed to the air cleaner housing
  24. I would use a PCV. I use this adjustable PCV on my 418W and it works great. http://mewagner.com/?p=444
  25. I have this Maradyne dual fan setup on my 351W. It is low profile and works great. Added a picture, Exact Fit Griffin radiator painted with eastwood radiator paint. I still needed the fans to keep my 418w temp in check with this radiator. http://www.maradynehp.com/mm22ks.html
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