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Thread: Jeff's 3.8 and 4.2 Projects.

  1. #16
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    Nice work!!!!

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    Very nice work! Want to make a billet lower for my TVs? ? Lol
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    This is amazing and refreshing to see! I like everything you have done here, keep up the good work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercutio View Post
    You'd probably have some people interested in buying that split port intake adapter if you decided to make more of them.

    (says another guy with a 4.2 F150)
    Yet another 4.2 F150 owner here who would buy one if you make a run of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMikeyL View Post
    Yet another 4.2 F150 owner here who would buy one if you make a run of them.
    Never say never, it's been on my mind on how to revise it so it might happen someday. I really enjoy making parts like this and doing custom work.
    If I made a new lower and didn't mill the Freestar intake it would probably work and clear the injectors as well.
    Overall, all of the hard work to make it work on a 4.2 is mostly done for it at this point so I probably just need another chunk of aluminum and another Freestar intake in addition to time of course and a truck to test it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99GSXR750 View Post
    Did you ever think about inverting the blower and using a water to air intercooler?
    I didn't think about inverting the blower but afterwards I started thinking about all that space in there where I could stick an intercooler. Maybe next revision.

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    Great thread to follow. Keep posting pictures

    Ken

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    Personally I have no interest in an air-water intercooler. Too complex for an already cramped engine bay. The stock configuration is more efficient at cooling anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XR7 Dave View Post
    Personally I have no interest in an air-water intercooler. Too complex for an already cramped engine bay. The stock configuration is more efficient at cooling anyway.
    Was never very happy with the air to water IC I made up for my car and it added a ton of weight

    Ken

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    A few pics from when I bought the shortblock. It was fun getting it downstairs to the basement, I don't currently have a garage. My universal weight machine assisted in getting it on to an engine stand. A couple of pics of it on the milling machine, I had a stubborn coolant drain plug that needed to be "persuaded" with an end mill to remove itself from the block.






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    Some of the work I did a while back to the split port heads. Milled a bit off the intake and exhaust faces and made the injector bungs for it.
















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    Random mock up photos and etc.







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    Some in progress pics of the porting of the modified Freestar lower intake.












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    Looks like you are having some fun with some neat toys. Nice work.
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    Angry Damn Mondays.............

    Spent some time porting the split-port heads today, didn't go well. I got greedy with the carbide cutter and ground a nice hole into the intake port coolant jacket in the bowl area. Not like working on old cast iron heads like I'm used to.
    I welded it up, but it's just too far gone to be trusted so I'm out $100 and about 16 hours of my time spent on it. At least on the bright side I can now cut it up in the bandsaw and get a much better look at the ports which I kind of wanted to do anyway, just not with this set of heads.

    Which means that I am now left with some choices to make.

    A. Buy another split-port head, modify the fuel injector locations to match the other head.

    B. Shelve the split-port/M90 part of the project for now and use my existing set of SC heads and design/make a new lower intake manifold for it to use with my new upper plenum, the one with the cobra throttle body spot that says turbo on it.

    C. Buy another set of split-port heads and another intake manifold. Make a new lower intake adapter that will work with a stock split-port setup and the M90. Basically Split-port/M90 project rev. 2.

    A and B are the least expensive but C would be the most fun. Not sure which way the wind is going to blow on this, probably A or C.

    Last edited by jb351; 04-22-2019 at 02:24 PM.

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