Real nice page of links you have there. Better update Dave Williams'
link to the new one at http://www.bacomatic.org/~dw/index.htm
, lot of
people love that site and I was just there tonight helping a guy id his
Yeah I'm still lurking, I visit ever now and then to refer a fresh lamb
to you guys for slaughter. I just referred a guy with an unused 20
year old 427 he wants to rebuild and needs an intake for so please be
nice to him, as usual I warned him that he may be eviscerated for not
knowing everything about his motor already (don't get me started on
that again, I hope you're mellowing with age lol).
Before I vanish a quick update on my motor for anyone interested in
400s, I'm waiting on my KB148 pistons to arrive from Summit, I realised
that the quench is more critical than I would ever have dreamt possible
so picked pistons where the dish mirrors the 4V quench chamber
perfectly. I'm going to zero deck them for 10.8:1 (and 0.38" quench
distance) which will require offsetting the rod bushes by 0.030" cos my
block's been decked a massive 0.077".
My 4V EFI intake manifold is basically done at last, all welded up,
plenty of finishing required on it but I'll look into the possibility
of having it mass produced, it should be quite a nice piece. It's based
on a Weiand x-celerator and ported spacer plates welded up with kinsler
bungs angled and precisely aimed at the valve centre lines with room
for a 30 degree spray to not touch the sides without airflow. The bungs
run through the join between spacer and manifold.
I've got some sexy ford blue vortech fuel rails, 30lb/hr FMS injectors,
A9L EEC-IV manual MAF computer and just need to pick up a Mallory 351W
pro billet dizzy which I'll have to put my cleveland bronze gear on, a
vortech maf sensor body with 19lb/hr to 30lb/hr adapter sample tube and
a throttle body.
I've bought an Aussie 1996 EF2 Fairmont Ghia to put it in, nice looking
car with full leather and all the fruit and veges. Should be a nice
slepper with a roller cammed efi 400 and 5-speed (thinking of going up
a couple of notches on the Crane roller, it's way too mild). I'll keep
the stock alloys and 205 ballon tyres as long as possible :)
Cheers guys, keep up the good work, you're the only body of people who
not only really know big block fords, but won't express an opinion
without knowledge - which you have by the truckload - and that's pure
Geoff "Kiwi" Infield
Wellington, New Zealand.