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Old 11-20-2005, 19:24   #1 (permalink)
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Going out this week to fire up the "Q-Code" engine...

Just a quick note to anyone following the development of the "Q-Code" engine. Dropped it into the engine bay of the '60 F-100 this past weekend. Fought it in all of the way from start to finish. What a PITA.

This week, I'll go out to the ranch and fire it up.

Any thoughts for initial timing?


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Old 11-20-2005, 19:32   #2 (permalink)
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I thought you was the expert Davis. Shouldnt you know.
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Old 11-20-2005, 20:11   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Going out this week to fire up the "Q-Code" engine...

What is a "Q-code" engine?
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Old 11-20-2005, 20:15   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Going out this week to fire up the "Q-Code" engine...

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They come out a HQ. Very rare. rofl
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Old 11-20-2005, 20:45   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Going out this week to fire up the "Q-Code" engine...

where is HQ?

Is this related to the division run by "Q" that sponsors 007 ?
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What is a "Q-code" engine?
351 Cobra Jet. Basicaly its a 351c 4V with large port open chamber heads.

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thanks Steve
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Re: Going out this week to fire up the "Q-Code" engine...

My workshop manual says 5* initial Should make it nice and responsive!!
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:23   #9 (permalink)
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351 Cobra Jet. Basicaly its a 351c 4V with large port open chamber heads.

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...except that mine has closed chamber heads and a solid flat tappet camshaft. I call it a "Q-Code" with quotation marks to indicate that it isn't exactly a true Q-Code, but nearly in several ways. This engine has a 4-bolt block and 4V CC heads, forged flat top pistons and a reasonable, but definitely not wild cam.

However, the biggest reason for calling it a "Q-Code" is because the block came out of a true Q-Code car that was rusted into oblivion. I've also been calling this my "budget-minded" engine. The objective was to save (actually, not spend) as much money as I usually do on engines, but to reco mostly factory parts

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Old 11-21-2005, 05:43   #10 (permalink)
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I thought you was the expert Davis. Shouldnt you know.
I certainly have an opinion. Is it wrong to solicit the opinions of others? It has been a long time since I built an engine with a flat tappet camshaft. I don't want it cranking very long during inital startup, so I'm looking for suggestions. You make it sound like I'm not allowed to ask others here anything because of my experience in this realm. This is the first engine that I haven't broken in on the dyno in probably 25 years. With 150# of seat pressure, I'm going to take every advantage that I can get...and that includes asking my fellow Clevelanders for their opinions. If this is all that you can contribute--and I'll try to put this into words you'll be able understand--bugger off wanker!


Now, if anyone else has something constructive to add, I'm interested in your opinions.



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