The use of Le-Mans rods should be limited to those who have the time, knowledge, and money to correct manufacturing defects common to rods: such as special alignment dowels, special bolts, heat treat checked, and precise sizing of the big and small ends. They may or may not be too high for the late heads. You may have to go through several sets to find what you want. Since the 390 has a small bore compared to the 427, we had Ferrea custom make some valves, which were 2. Also, when the crankshaft flexes from the cylinder firing, it has to rebound. The same goes with rings. The first requirement is the cam must turn freely.
The other half happen at the intake, which is still a nuisance but much easier to fix than the rear main. That's all it takes to make a 390. Here is a run down of the engine in the car. This will give less pressure loss and keep the relief valve in the filter closed, thus filtering all of the oil. Their value was only as a collector item. Think I figured out why all of my shift arm seals were leaking. How bad is the 352? Both all 352's should have 2.
A few years ago, a friend of mine purchased a 1962 Galaxie, and the previous owner had installed a 390 with a four speed. Then place it on the adapter and blend any mismatch that would be found. Based on that I wasn't having any shifting issues with it before and his advise I guess that's the route I'm going. We shipped the crankshaft and waited a couple of weeks until its return. After seeing the power and longevity of these engines, they are proof that attention to detail in block preparation is worth the effort and the time it takes to perform. For example a Felpro 4020 will not seal in the corners. This will give you an accurate comparison of diameters.
These modifications are to prevent residual oil from building up at the lifters. With the engine near completion, we wanted to find some dress-up items to enhance our historic piece. Whether you are a novice or an experienced hot rodder, who is about to embark on an adventure in Cobra land, this is a must read. Next in line are the passages that run from the main oil gallery to the cam journals on the center 3 cam bearing. Rotating Assembly The rotating assembly package consists of three different crankshaft strokes to choose from, which is 3. I did it on a65 352 with the vanilla 188. These rods must be honed 2 at a time to prevent a barrel shaped bore big in the center.
Hey guys, I am new to the forum and have a few questions. The hatchet does not work properly with the other rails. . Additional Add-ons We had breathed new life into our piece of American Iron, and it was becoming exciting. Keep us informed if you will. This operation is performed at Dove Performance on a regular basis.
Of course then the whole project will get tempting to escalate. Another thing to watch for on side oiler engines is the location of the oil groove on 2 and 4 bearing journals. The clearance checks were performed on the connecting rod bearings and main bearing of the rotating assembly and averaged from. Inspect the complete pump with the spring installed. Don't let any question no matter how small go unanswered.
We choose a bare cylinder head with unfinished seats and guides because we wanted to do our own port work and fit the heads with our choice of valves for this bore size. Two things to mention for this build would be fasteners and the harmonic damper. If you have noticed dirt embedded in your bearings after a tear down, no matter how clean the engine was on assembly, try putting the oil cooler ahead of the filters in the oil system. I will check them out and let you know. The original engine had an aftermarket windage tray that we cut and modified with a unidirectional windage tray screen from Moroso.
The 400 rods are broached, which makes a perfect place for the 400 rod to break. My question is how available are parts for rebuilding the 352? It was too small to fit tight in the countershaft bore but I still used it to scrub them clean too. The rear cam plug is installed backwards compared to typical engines with the cup side facing outboard. These items prove to be a real work of craftsmanship and were a nice addition to our project. I plan to mock up the shafts in the case without any gears just to make sure I have the detents and interlock in right. Many people have great cars or trucks with original engines. That worked well enough that I used a 30 cal brush to clean the detent passages and a 12 gauge brush to clean the reverse shaft bores.
This means the oil is cooled and filtered after the dry sump. These included the main bolts, head bolts and stainless accessory fasteners for water pump, intake, front cover, fuel pump, valve covers, oil pan, and distributor hold down. If you clean the block you pretty well have to do the cam bearings to clean behind them. As far as I can tell they look like the type 2 on David Kee's web page, although the pictures could be a little clearer. Really looking for to getting started on the rebuild.
After having the camshaft ground, Comp Cams help sort the rest of the valve train. When using a finish this smooth, you must be sure of the trueness of the cylinder, and the accuracy of the rings being used. He's sending me a new shaft cap, couple spare needles in case I misplaced one, new shift fork set screws, maybe a couple other pieces. Of course, the word budget came up again, but at this point we had thrown it out the shop door. Do not use fittings that make very tight bends. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Cason0101 wrote: Alright that makes sense. After all it probably doesn't have to go 120,000 miles like the old days - a few 1000 a year is all we typically put on these old tanks.