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Everything posted by Rsanter

  1. If you have Torino style then that is big bearing, you need to measure the inside and outside dimensions
  2. See those holes above (near) the brake line bracket? Well on one side they will be nutserts and on the other you have blank holes. well this is where they exhaust hanger brackets attach to. i bought the set or repo hanger brackets. They bolted on for the one side where it was for the single exhaust and on the other side I made a ‘square U bolt’ that I could slip in the factory holes and then put nuts on to hold the bracket. i didn’t want to modify my conv. if you don’t care about modifying your car you can weld nuts into the holes and bolt your hanger brackets there. i didn’t like how the repo hanger brackets fit the mufflers, I thought they hung down too low and when I compaired to the original single exhaust bracket sure enough the rubber section was longer. so I drilled out the rivets and put a piece of HD rubber belting in that I had and set them where I wanted them
  3. On a true trunk crank 390, the front snout has a shoulder in it that will prevent the sleeve and balancer from going onto the right location. a true 390 truck crank is steel (similar to the 427 crank but not the same) this shoulder can be turned off on the lathe so you can use the car sleeve and balancer
  4. You can also sell them on eBay in lots. Shipping can be usps flat rate. please don’t junk them, someone will want them
  5. Do they have the same seats? how about the seat foam? I put new seat upolstry and foam in my conv and now I don’t like how I sit higher in the car. I’m thinking about trimming my seat frames down a little
  6. You do not need hard seats on a low use engine. not having them will only shorten the life of the valve job by 10-15%
  7. I do a mild port on everything including a stock build. why should you not squeeze a little more out of the thing. smoothing the port and removing the bumps will help. will you see big gains? Perhaps not. will you see a gain, yes you will. i have also ported and smoothed the stock manifolds (mostly the hipo ones) for some gains there as well. if you have them off you Might as well do some work to them
  8. Rsanter

    Mustang Mach E

    I am ok with ford making an electric mustang (as an option) I agree with ford making an electric SUV i am ok with ford using mustang parts (seats, wheels, platform,wheels,etc) in the car. i am ok with ford calling it the MACH-E i am ok with ford saying it is a cousin or relative of the mustang I AM NOT ok with them calling the car a mustang. It’s not a mustang!!! i kind of like the looks and would even consider buying one (depending) as a daily driver i have heard that some people at ford are calling it a mustang as a way to assure the future of the mustang as ford is cutting models that are not selling enough units or making enough margin bob
  9. How about a picture of your clutch fork. i have seen several clutch forks that have a hole worn into the center because if the point on the lower linkage. i have seen many times where the nut trick was used to prevent replacing the clutch fork
  10. All depends on what you will be using the car for.... street cruzer drag racing road racing etc
  11. That is a different or newer version of the willwood MC than I have. there is no way that one I got was going to fit
  12. There are two things to look at with a rocker arm. ration and center to center dimensions a rocker arm that is 2” on one side and 1” on the other has the same ration as one with 4” on one side and 2” on the other. But they obviously won’t be interchangeable
  13. Odds are I have one or more of the sleeves
  14. When a car is that far gone, I prefer to get my hands on another car (Coupe) or at least a front clip and graph that whole section on. another front clip will be all jigged up to factory dimensions and greatly shortens the work,to be done. last one I did I used the whole front clip, firewall and the whole floor all the way back to the seam unde the back seat. Not o Loy was it cheaper than buying all the parts but once you have the two sections lined up you can see with high confidence that everything is where it should be.
  15. I have already been there. i have a 69 conv. I upgraded to the willwood MC to find it is longer than the original and will not fit with the stock booster. the booster I used is from TUFF STUFF. Got it from summit racing. it is a non concourse version of the one used or the boss429 originally. it works great, leaves more room in that area and makes the car easier to work on in that area. bolts right on, but.... you will need to modify a spacer or slug that goes in the back of the MC piston for it to work properly with the rod in the booster. there is a tool to measure this with but I just did carefull measuring with my calipers. i also used my lathe to shorted the piece that came with the MC (for this purpose) to make it the right length. overall not too hard to do and overall a good upgrade. let me know if you need more info bob
  16. Look at the options for pads you have. They have pads that are classified as performance. i went to brembo pads for my f150 and love them. stay away from ceramics, just don’t like them. a good semimetalic will be great, several,companies make good ones and give you several options for street, street performance, and track/racing
  17. First we have to ask why you want to swap? if you want more HP then go with a stroker. If you want the look of an FE engine....well there is no replacement
  18. I had a ranchero that had one of the best bumper stickers. ”the Indians had bad immigration lawsL
  19. Too little information. what do you want to use the car for? what engine? how much HP and torque? what trans? what gears are in there now?
  20. Stay with stock for now. upgrade to more aggressive pads and look at adding drilled and slotted rotors to handle the heat better. there are upgrades that can be made later if you find it is not enough. in my 69 conv, I have factory front disc brakes and added rear disc. if I don’t warn you or you are not buckled, I can put your nose to the windshield operating the brakes with my big toe
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