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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from Machspeed in Mustang Undercarriage   
    those 3 holes grouped together shouldn't be there.  the fourth is for the clamp for the rear axle breather tube.

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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from RPM in Mustang Undercarriage   
    those 3 holes grouped together shouldn't be there.  the fourth is for the clamp for the rear axle breather tube.

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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from unilec in 69 mach 408w build   
    checked the clutch/bell fit.  had to shorten the TOB sleeve to clear the clutch discs.  engine is finished with detail.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from SWPruett in 69 mach 408w build   
    checked the clutch/bell fit.  had to shorten the TOB sleeve to clear the clutch discs.  engine is finished with detail.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    BuckeyeDemon reacted to bryonbush in 69 mach 408w build   
    dang that engine looks amazing!
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from mwye0627 in 69 mach 408w build   
    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...
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from SWPruett in 69 mach 408w build   
    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...
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from mikee in 69 mach 408w build   
    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.  
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from SWPruett in 69 mach 408w build   
    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.  
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from Grabber70Mach in 69 mach 408w build   
    Finished and home.  Run, sounds and smells like an animal (well, smells like corn alcohol...)
     

     

     

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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from mikee in 69 mach 408w build   
    and you'll have to laugh at this.  all I could read from underneath was what I thought was the word "DRY". 
     

     

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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from RPM in New welder   
    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.
     
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from RPM in 69 mach 408w build   
    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)….
     

     

     

     

     

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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from SWPruett in 69 mach 408w build   
    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.
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from Grabber70Mach in 69 mach 408w build   
    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.....


     
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from Grabber70Mach in 69 mach 408w build   
    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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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from Ridge Runner in 69 mach 408w build   
    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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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from Len69Coupe in Stripped sheet metal holes   
    I can't remember if those are small slotted holes, but if not, consider putting in a rivut nut (or equivalent) and a matching fastener.
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from DocWok in Radiator Overflow Tank   
    the expansion volume with the tanks on the sides IS NOWHERE near the volume of a top mounted tank.   sure you can have a very small amount at the very top on both sides and if you lower the fluid level, you then give up cooling fins (and there isn't much volume in those cooling tubes).
    ...and any response or clarification with regards to antifreeze and the dragstrip?  I want to be sure I understand the rules as I have never had an issue at the four tracks I've been too (nor do they state a rule on the webpages) and I have never found anything in the NHRA general rules and regulations with regards to coolant.
     
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from RPM in Radiator Overflow Tank   
    I have a stockish style radiator (meaning tanks are at the top and bottom) and run the coolant level to just above the coolant tubes.  So it has the entire top tank for expansion.  So far, under my operating conditions, I have never had any fluid in my overflow.  So consider adjusting your coolant level?  Of course, if you are using a crossflow radiator with the tanks on the side, you really wouldn't have this benefit and a reservoir would be needed.
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from Shep69 in Radiator Overflow Tank   
    I have a stockish style radiator (meaning tanks are at the top and bottom) and run the coolant level to just above the coolant tubes.  So it has the entire top tank for expansion.  So far, under my operating conditions, I have never had any fluid in my overflow.  So consider adjusting your coolant level?  Of course, if you are using a crossflow radiator with the tanks on the side, you really wouldn't have this benefit and a reservoir would be needed.
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from RPM in Radiator Level Question   
    I add water so it just covers the cores which is the area of the radiator that should be transferring the heat out.  that basically gives the whole top tank area room for expansion.  
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from Mach1 Driver in 69 mach 408w build   
    when I stage the car I have the horn select switch to set to control the line lock/two step when I push the rimblow.  When I stage the car, I set the line lock switch to the position, such that when I activate the rim blow and the horn select switch is set to control the line lock/two step position, then it will send a signal to the MSD box that has a two step rev limiter.  So basically, i'm activating the line lock solenoid simultaneously (but it's not doing anything since I didn't put any pressure in the brakes).  however,  it will also set the rev limiter to my two step limit (e.g. 5000 RPM instead of the normal 6500 when the two step input is active).  Doing this allows my to have the throttle wide open, prior to launch.  This results in FULL air flow through the motor (e.g. high speed airflow through the manifold which should result in normal operation of a carb with the boosters).  This alleviates issues with a carb having to rely on the accelerator pump circuit and manifold/air flow issues that can occur and low rpm.
     
    If you aren't drag racing then  there is no need for a two step or really a line lock.
     
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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from Grabber70Mach in 69 mach 408w build   
    I have all parts now for engine that I will get except for pistons, pushrods, headgaskets and rod/main bearings.  Plan to take it to shop in November for machining.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    ….and in process of getting out scaring, pitting, etc from the undercarriage....

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    BuckeyeDemon got a reaction from Grabber70Mach in 69 mach 408w build   
    strange.  the old photobucket images are now shown, but the newer postimage photos aren't.  did Microsoft edge make a change or did photobucket change something?
     
    ...anyways, a couple pics of the current stage of the falcon.










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