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Old 12/17/08, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Shouldn't the trait of a DD be reliability? All this engine swapping and hot rodding will be hardly that.

Though messing with a 429 sounds uber cool, not sure if I'd want a hopped up DD.
Maybe, but not for me. A DD is a car that I can beat up and put less mileage on my car. A F250 could already have a big block in it with a 390 so it's not that far of a stretch. You can build a VERY solid 429 and put out 400-500 HP(flywheel) all with a single holley and be very reliable. Had one as a DD before and it will take much more punishment than our 4.6. Coupled with a C6 and it would be indescructable. They are also much more friendly to Hot-rodding than our car. Headers, LTs of course, Intake, Carb, Cam and if I'm crazy enough new SCJ heads and it will be MORE than enough for me..... all of this and then be able to drive my car and put mileage on it that I am already doing then when I'm done with the 429 park the stang and drive that.

As you can see I've worked this scenario out quite a bit. Although everything above you see is what I did to my 429 in my Torino, except the headers, and I drove that from La Habra to Compton daily for 12 years. The only thing I replaced frequently was rear tires



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The CS clearance has got to be way more than the CDC Classic.
I think they're very close. Have to remember I'm lower than all of you with the FRPP springs. As an example Leo can *just* get is car over that step in his garage and I absolutely cannot.


Smokes, cloves.... blech
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Old 12/17/08, 11:13 AM
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As you can see I've worked this scenario out quite a bit. Although everything above you see is what I did to my 429 in my Torino, except the headers, and I drove that from La Habra to Compton daily for 12 years. The only thing I replaced frequently was rear tires
Well there you go!
Sounds like you got the master plan, just have to put it in motion.





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Smokes, cloves.... blech
Brian's choice in eclectic beers.... blech
touche'
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Old 12/17/08, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Well there you go!
Sounds like you got the master plan, just have to put it in motion.






Brian's choice in eclectic beers.... blech
touche'
yeah, but plans are one thing, reality is another. Either way.... if my DD is a pre 72 vehicle (64 falcon.... 68-70 F150/250... etc) will have a 429 in it. If I end up with something else.... well so much for the plan.

touche' nicely played sir.
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Brian, you got a Torino? You gotta go see the new Clint flick, Gran Torino! I'm pretty sure this will be his last...
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On deck for this week..

Another oil change!

It's been around 600+ miles since the first change, so it's that time again.

This time, I'll be stepping it up to the Motorcraft synthetic blend 5W30.

Still will go with the standard Motorcraft filter.

So in total, I now have around ~1100 miles. After this change I'm wondering if I should spread the interval to 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, or 3000 miles?

I do know that both MMR and Greg said don't even entertain the thought of running full synthetic until after 5k miles.
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Koji, what made you get a Meziere electric water pump?

I've always been interested in getting one, but always chickened out.
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Koji, what made you get a Meziere electric water pump?

I've always been interested in getting one, but always chickened out.

First of all, jury's still out on the longevity. I've heard both sides on durability. If mine goes, I'm f_cked as no tow truck's gonna hook me without screwing up my front bumper... As to your question, since I've got to pay for dance, piano and day care , I can't afford to blow any warranties, especially my Roush blower. As such, the only mod I could do that could POSSIBLY boost my output by reducing parasitic load was this electric water pump. Plain and simple.
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
On deck for this week..

Another oil change!

It's been around 600+ miles since the first change, so it's that time again.

This time, I'll be stepping it up to the Motorcraft synthetic blend 5W30.

Still will go with the standard Motorcraft filter.

So in total, I now have around ~1100 miles. After this change I'm wondering if I should spread the interval to 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, or 3000 miles?

I do know that both MMR and Greg said don't even entertain the thought of running full synthetic until after 5k miles.
What are you saying by a step up that Motorcraft is beter than Mobil ?
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Old 12/17/08, 12:00 PM
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First of all, jury's still out on the longevity. I've heard both sides on durability. If mine goes, I'm f_cked as no tow truck's gonna hook me without screwing up my front bumper... As to your question, since I've got to pay for dance, piano and day care , I can't afford to blow any warranties, especially my Roush blower. As such, the only mod I could do that could POSSIBLY boost my output by reducing parasitic load was this electric water pump. Plain and simple.
I had to have my 05GT get picked up by a flat deck and that was a challange they needed a deck that could retrack as well so as the **** end would not scrape! a coil got wet and would not fire %^#%#^#&*
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Ed, what's your front clearance? Did the body get messed up?
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Brian, you got a Torino? You gotta go see the new Clint flick, Gran Torino! I'm pretty sure this will be his last...
...had a Torino. Exact same as in the movie except mine was Maroon. The movie one is in one of the thirty different shades of Green Ford had for 1972. Have to see the movie and the car's interior to tell how close it is.

At knotts there was another 1972 429 Torino, turns out there were 52 built in Maroon. Makes me miss my car even more.

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On deck for this week..

Another oil change!

It's been around 600+ miles since the first change, so it's that time again.

This time, I'll be stepping it up to the Motorcraft synthetic blend 5W30.

Still will go with the standard Motorcraft filter.

So in total, I now have around ~1100 miles. After this change I'm wondering if I should spread the interval to 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, or 3000 miles?

I do know that both MMR and Greg said don't even entertain the thought of running full synthetic until after 5k miles.
I think after the 1K change you'd be good to 3K at least. The early intervals are just to remove any metal pieces and after the first couple you'll have a decreasing amount of particles in the oil. At least that is what I've always been told.
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Originally Posted by veilside.mustang View Post
As such, the only mod I could do that could POSSIBLY boost my output by reducing parasitic load was this electric water pump. Plain and simple.
Got it.

When I was N/A, I almost went with the Meziere because it was one of the last 'bolt-on's' left to do.



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What are you saying by a step up that Motorcraft is beter than Mobil ?
Nope, not at all. Don't forget, I'm no longer running the Mobil 1 synthetic like I did before.

The oil in my motor now is a conventional dino Mobil 5W30 oil. Thus, a synthetic blend is a step up from conventional.




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Ed, what's your front clearance? Did the body get messed up?
Whether your bumber gets messed up or not will greatly depend on what type of tow truck driver you get; one that gives a sh*t or not.



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think after the 1K change you'd be good to 3K at least. The early intervals are just to remove any metal pieces and after the first couple you'll have a decreasing amount of particles in the oil. At least that is what I've always been told.
Me too.
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Nope, not at all. Don't forget, I'm no longer running the Mobil 1 synthetic like I did before.

The oil in my motor now is a conventional dino Mobil 5W30 oil. Thus, a synthetic blend is a step up from conventional.


So that's motor craft ?
becuase if so I'll just let the dealer do it as I have less & less time working so hard getting the Big Bonus 's and all

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I guess being around the tow truck driver when he tows it helps as well

Bill, what is your new avatar?
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Here, Taco Bill, this is for you and your ride...

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-164378
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So that's motor craft ?
becuase if so I'll just let the dealer do it as I have less & less time working so hard getting the Big Bonus 's and all
Yes, Motorcraft. Your Dealer will use the same oil, but in 5W20.



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Bill, what is your new avatar?
Three Sheets was a drinking show that aired on Mojo HD. That cable channel went dark on Dec 1st. The host of the show, Zane Lampry, is looking for a new network to pick the show up.

If you've never seen Three Sheets, you're missing out!

Hulu

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Hey, you're only saving a whopping $17. No need to panic.



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Here, Taco Bill, this is for you and your ride...

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-164378


Looks like a fun hill to attack!
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
The CS clearance has got to be way more than the CDC Classic.
Bill - can your front go over curbs when parking? I accidentally went to far once and found myself safe It barely clears it. I'm asking you and not Brian because he has FRPP springs. Different variable. I've never scraped and have had no issues


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JedCranium: you have your car COVERED and its in a GARAGE????? But the car looks SA-NI-TAR-Y!
Meanwhile, mine is stuck out in the rain. I'm going to spring for that cover. It's too much rain

Brian - great plans you have with a DD there. I'm just trying to look for a beater. I keep drifting to fox bodies every time I look They can be had for cheap. You can fix them up fairly cheap and it's a mustang
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