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BuckeyeDemon last won the day on July 17

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About BuckeyeDemon

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    1969 Mach 1
  • Birthday 11/19/1976

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    electrical engineer. develop hi-rel electronics for satellites, launch vehicles.
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    Cincinnati, OH
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    Cycling and of course the Blue Oval
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  1. Thanks for the positive feedback everyone.
  2. checked the clutch/bell fit. had to shorten the TOB sleeve to clear the clutch discs. engine is finished with detail.
  3. 750hp/595ft-lbs Power was inline with race gas until the point the 850 was just limiting the motor which from memory was down around 6000 rpm. Ran the engine initially on the shops carb with race gas because they knew it worked and didn't want to potentially fight carb unknowns during initial power up/breakin. Tune is really conservative on the e85. Power was above my goal and it wasn't worth the extra tune time to me...
  4. This was an earlier run on the shops 850 carb on 110 race fuel before switching to the 1050 and E85. Later rev'd it to 7800.
  5. Finished and home. Run, sounds and smells like an animal (well, smells like corn alcohol...)
  6. over 4-month delay for head gaskets. people running victors, gliddens or GV2s at least will have a proper head gasket from now on....
  7. I used a mig on several projects and was pretty good at it (I thought so anyways....). I switched to a tig on my current project (going on now for 4 years now and a lot of welding). I personally find it hard to go back to mig. personally tig is so much more flexible in terms of what you can weld. stainless, stainless to steel, aluminum, silicon bronze, etc and not even have to change gas mix. it's cleaner (no spatter, smoke all over the welding lens), you control how much filler metal to add, you can fuse metal without even adding metal, you can move metal around, etc. the ability to tack pieces together without adding metal, also makes the final weld joints look better. the different torches and parts allows access to a lot more very hard to get to weld joints that the mig gun can't get to. additionally, since it's much more precise, cleaning/dressing welds after goes a whole lot faster. I probably use the tig over 95% of the time. a water cooler is very nice. the small torch is so much easier to use compared to the larger torches. with the gas cooled, I found it very difficult to wait for the torch extra time to cool. but that's just me. clearly a lot of people own both processes and likely use a mig a lot more than the tig.
  8. i'm guessing it's a typo. maybe it was supposed to be an 8.
  9. engine is somewhat on hold. the shop is having Cometic modify their head gasket design for the oil return holes. but i'm guessing they will turn that in a reasonable timeframe. but the shortblock is done. also modified and set of the fender emblems and had the valve cover decals made (very easy and cheap process)….
  10. the dual planes will typically have a slight angle built into them like ~3 degrees carb pad to cylinder head. the Victor jr does not (0 degrees). measuring the carb pad without a reference only gives a partial answer.
  11. thank you for the comment. the block seems fine. you'll need to finish the decks and bores . I changed to main studs so he honed the mains. I'm confident that they would have verified those regardless though. I bought it from summit.
  12. they are 295/55 (28x12.5). not a huge tire, but given I don't have it jacked up in the back, it's pretty much maxed out for a Falcon considering worst case suspension travel (e.g. full compression on one side) and the fact the housing has about 1/4" clearance to the floor. …..also a few more engine pics if anyone is interested.....
  13. a few status updates.... engine has been at the shop since mid November. the pistons were spec'd out and made very quickly which helped. It looks like it will end up in the 13 to 13.5: 1 range as hoped. A lot of the machine work on the block and work/balancing on the rotating assembly is finished (need to rework crank snout/modify damper). he is working on things like clearancing pushrod holes, etc. I think it's likely to have the engine running in a month or so. a lot of work to get the undercarriage and trunk into the first coats of primer.... started hanging the panels to see how bad things are (not too bad). The original hood is just to help align the fenders, then I will put on the teardrop.
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