Originally Posted by STROKEXD
What's the specs on the cam Davis?
Solid flat tappet .550"/.570" 238*/248* @ .050"
Originally Posted by falcon coupe
You seem to have plenty of $$ to throw around Davis, what do you do for a crust ? Build engines ?
...not sure what a "crust" is...but if you mean what line of work I perform, the simplest answer is that I am an engineer...not to be confused with a automotive mechanic. (What do you Aussies call actual engineers?) This is a budget-minded engine that I've been collecting parts for over the past several months.
Originally Posted by mach1mike
more to the point- whats she going to be firing up in, a 71-73 Muzzy one hopes....?
My hope is that I'll find a chassis for it before too long. I'd prefer a 65 Falcon/Comet, 67 Cougar, 63-1/2 Galaxie fastback or maybe even a 64-65 Fairlane Sports Coupe. My first preference is the 65 Falcon. The plan (as it is currently) is to use a Heidt's Mustang II front end conversion to gain clearance and improve handling/ride height. I'd use a 9" rear end with about a 3.70 gear set with a solid spool and a 5-speed Richmond (has a 3.28:1 first gear) transmission. This would give me a (nearly) 7:1 effective first gear ratio. Compared to an automatic running a 2.46, I'd have to run a 4.56 rear gear to have (nearly) the same effective ratio. I could run a 3.90 rear gear or even a 4.11, but it would be a monster off of the line and stand up dragging the rear bumper on every launch.
Nothing is set in stone yet. I don't have a flywheel or flexplate yet, so to answer:
Originally Posted by TruBlu351
How long do we have to wait 'til she fires up?!
...probably another month or two. I have to decide on the transmission first and that will depend greatly on the chassis I obtain. The reason I have to wait, for anyone wondering, is that I can't balance the rotating assembly until I have the flywheel/flexplate.
...the block is currently painted black, but it will definitely get a good coat of VHT "New Ford Blue" (SP-138) when the time comes. I'm waiting for my cylinder heads to be completed by a top-notch flow bench guy. I'll post the flow figures for them once obtained. They are D1AE 4V closed chambers with screw-in studs and guideplates, Crane dual coil springs with 150# on the seat and Ferrea stainless steel valves.
The valve covers are in the "Performer" box. One can barely make out the four bolt mains through the plastic bag.
The plan is to dyno the engine once completed. I'll post the results. I'm thinking somewhere around 450/450, but will be happy with 425/425. It is hard to believe that it will make quite that much torque, but we'll see.