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Gregthespy
11-18-2007, 10:51 PM
Well, the bug bit me again and I am making some forward progress on the '95 drivetrain.
Been saving a little cash and recently purchased some new valves to work with my springs and cam combo from Dave. Had to go to Ford to order up some valve spring locators. Also ordered up some of the "New Products" Poly motor mounts from Chuck for it. And figured before I figure what length pushrods I need I might as well get some roller rockers to polish it off.
Been working on cutting and grinding the intake manifold, intake plentinum, and return plentinum, preping them for welding.
Haven't actually been working on the chassis but I figured that is I start at the core of the project and work outwards I would make the most headway.
Been looking at the grand scheme and may upgrade the already upgraded 42LbHr to some 60's.
But I figured that you guys may enjoy an update since it's been pretty quiet around here.



So, Whats everyone else working on???!?! Anything noteable?

Flip
11-19-2007, 09:33 AM
Greg,

Sounds like some good progress. What heads are you going to use with the new cam? I would defiantly go for the 60lb injectors for motor that it sounds like your building. I got the 42lb when that was the top injector to buy and if I do anymore to the SC, I would need to upgrade.

Have done nothing to the SC, but drive it. It’s running very well. Been gearing up for the 51 Olds that we have, going to start it after the 1st of the year and try and have it done by April. Did pickup a nice Buick 455 / turbo 400 for it. :D

onequiksc
11-19-2007, 09:56 AM
Good stuff Greg, that should keep you out of trouble for a while, since we all know your predilection for jail time over the years...

I'm working on getting to know a 39 year old named Nicole.

THAT should keep me busy too. :P

Keep us posted on progress.

the-big-e
11-19-2007, 10:37 AM
I'm working on getting to know a 39 year old named Nicole.

She sounds like a nice upgrade......:cool:

onequiksc
11-19-2007, 06:20 PM
Eddie, she doesn't have ALL the options, but the ones she has are quite usable!

:)


Greg, I just realized you have the only 2 blue SCs I've seen in Florida in at least 5 years...

HOARDER!!!

Gregthespy
11-20-2007, 10:21 PM
Hey Flip,
Sounds like youve always got a new project going on and that one sounds neat, you gotta post up some pics of it as a before/after effect. :cool:
The heads were the extremely mildly ported ones Mike had on the engine but I tore them off, dissasembled them, ported them nicely and have polished them to a mirror finish inside! I have that hacked intake manifold apart and port matched perfectly to the heads and polished alike. I am now cutting the plentinums apart, and getting them mocked up to the intake to enlarge it. Have to figure out how high I'll have to raise the blower once I get the intake raised, which leads to a future project.
The valves are going to be new stock size which will accept the retainers nessisary to tork with my Comp beehive valvesprings. This combo should allow me to run the cam I have chosen which is a clone of the early Coy Miller cams with no fear of valve float and be able to handle what I plan for this engine.
Since I don't like any of the late model cowl hoods I am going to sacrifice the '89's Mach 1 and fit it's front end to the '95's headlights, it will be one of the few like it and give it the needed space and the look I want.

Oh Dan... I told you not to mention my past life of crime sprees and monkey smuggling to the SCCoA guys, now they may look at me wierd.... yeah, Kinda like that look they give you. Your the only guy I know who demanded a sunroof on his car for the sole purpose that your viking helmet wouldin't scrape the roof on your trips to upper Mongolia.:rolleyes:
Sounds like your keeping yourself busy polishing thoes headlights!

Gregthespy
11-20-2007, 10:23 PM
Oh yeah....
You are mistaken Dan, I don't have 2 blue SCs, the '95 is black... errr.... African American.:)

onequiksc
11-21-2007, 11:44 AM
Well...my bad Greg...I take back the "hoarder" remark and substitute it with...

"FORD-er"

Gotta keep the rhyme going y'know. :)

onequiksc
11-21-2007, 11:46 AM
BTW Greg, I get the chicks because of the sunroof/ Viking helmet mod and highly recommend it.

Sure, they're 320 Lb. Russian wrestling chicks, but hey, I'll take what I can get.

:P

Cobra85
11-21-2007, 08:13 PM
BTW Greg, I get the chicks because of the sunroof/ Viking helmet mod and highly recommend it.

Sure, they're 320 Lb. Russian wrestling chicks, but hey, I'll take what I can get.

:P


OH GOD ! :rolleyes:

Gregthespy
11-23-2007, 10:25 PM
Hope everyone had a good turkey day yesterday,
I finished carving the turkey and then began carving on my return plenium! Got it all cut up and the puzzle pieces fitted to widen it approx 7/8" larger. Have it mounted to a piece of 1/4" plate to keep it together until I can get it to work on Mon and weld it up. I'm trying to decide what size intercooler piping I'm going to go with before I weld on an adapter tube to it.
Then once it's in one piece I'll mock up the pieces to open up the coorisponding mounting location on the intake manifold as well as re-attaching the roof of the manifold raising it 5/8" to 3/4" from the factory height.
Also recieved my HD poly motor mounts from Chuck today, I must say I think this is the key to stop tearing motor mounts. They look indestructable, Plus I may remove a shim washer to lower the motor a fuzz to help with the clearance issues I may have from all the raised intake parts I'm adding.;)

Still waiting on all the valvetrain components to arrive so I can get the heads off to the shop for testing and assy.

Enough with all the words.... Heres some pics!

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Flip
11-25-2007, 05:58 PM
Greg,
Looks great, you have a plan going. What blower are you going to use with all this open intake work you have? The Poly mounts are stiff, mine seem to have held up well. Keep us updated. :D

Gregthespy
11-25-2007, 06:59 PM
Glad to hear that someone else has the same mounts. The sure as heck look like they will hold up to some punishment.
As far as the blower goes... I am going to just bolt on the stock 94-95 blower with extensive port-work and slide in a set of GTP rotors then overdrive it quite a bit. This is the plan as of now, but as always, I'm keeping my eyes out for a good deal on an PMIII or possibly an MPX. Between now and the time I get this project to the point of needing a blower I'll just concentrate on things I should worry about while the engine is out and apart.

I was thinking about making a clone magnaport inlet plenium out of one of my 94-95 setups, I'm thinking of laser cutting out a 3/8"-1/2" thick alum flange to match the 85mm T-body and then build off of that. But first things first, want to get the return and lower intake back together before I start chopping up more stuff.:D:rolleyes:

Gregthespy
11-28-2007, 08:00 PM
Here's some pics of it welded and cleaned up a little. Still have to get the inside cleaned up a bit.

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And a look at what the Intake manifold disection looks like...
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Flip
11-28-2007, 08:41 PM
Greg, The pics look great..:D Job well done, very well done.
Keep us updated, since the only thing I do is wash it and drive it about once a week. Nice to see someone building something new..

Gregthespy
11-28-2007, 09:33 PM
Greg, The pics look great.. Job well done, very well done.
Keep us updated, since the only thing I do is wash it and drive it about once a week. Nice to see someone building something new..

Thanks Flip,
Sure, you only wash and drive yours once a week but I know for a fact you have had your share of fabricating go into yours. I hope for the day I can wash mine and enjoy it on sunny days like you and most of the Florida chapter boys.;)
Any work on that spare intake manifold I donated to your fabrication cause a while back? If so I may pick your brain about what you did for possible ideas when sticking mine back together? If you need any return pleniums let me know, I've got a pretty good pile of them!:rolleyes:

Cobra85
11-28-2007, 09:44 PM
Greg,
Looks like job well done so far. Man, how much air are you plannin' to move anyway ?? :D
Yea, just remember, you can make them look good & run like a bat outta he!!, but if you don't DRIVE them it's all just a wate of time.

Gregthespy
11-28-2007, 10:03 PM
how much air are you plannin' to move anyway ??
As much as I can cram in this little engine!!:eek::D

SuperChicken89
11-29-2007, 02:56 PM
Very nice work Greg! If you get bored and are looking for something to do....I have a few projects for ya:D Looks like you will definitely benefit from more than a ported late model blower with an intake setup like that. Time for a MPX:)

It is always nice to get motivated on a project again. I've had a renewed interest in my 69 Cougar project this year and completed several of the projects I set out to accomplish. The only problem is I haven't had the time to devote to the project like I would like.

Bryan

Flip
11-29-2007, 08:22 PM
Any work on that spare intake manifold I donated to your fabrication cause a while back? If so I may pick your brain about what you did for possible ideas when sticking mine back together?

The intake is collecting dust on the shelf:eek:, I was going to use for a mock-up for the new intake plenum for a modified blower that I picked up awhile back. But I think itís in the triple digit to-do list:D. I was never planning on modifying the intake. So if you have a use for it let me know and I can drop it by.