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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Starter Solenoid » Yesterday 9:20 PM

MS
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Toploader wrote:

6sally6 wrote:

Switch to the new(er) mini-type starter and they have the solenoid built in.........eliminating the old cumbersome one screwed-on-the-fender-skirt! They are smaller so more clearance between header and starter. They are stronger...spinning the engine over faster. Lotsa win-winz!
6sal6

Can you post me some links on what ones you think are good? My starter has always been a noisy starter.

If you put the solenoid on the starter, and you fry the solenoid, can you replace just that part, or do you have to replace the entire starter?  Like, in times past you could buy starter bearings, bendix, brushes…. Now you just get a new starter.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Lt. Dan and other 300-6 cylinder fanz....watch dis!!!! » Yesterday 5:29 PM

6sally6
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Yeah.........I tink the old six mighta-been right on the ragged edge!!!!
You could kinda tell by the look on those fellas faces.
6sal6

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Lt. Dan and other 300-6 cylinder fanz....watch dis!!!! » Yesterday 4:29 PM

MS
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Now, if my 250 pulled 3/4 of those numbers and sounded like that, FOR LESS THAN MY 331 COST, I would be interested.  But, I am not afraid mine is going to blow up every time I floor it.  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1/2” billet valve cover spacers blended onto 1984 Mustang 5.0 covers » Yesterday 4:14 PM

True74yamaha
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Wowie so what's the going rate if I was to ship you my engine and have you build it? With the looks of your skills I would most likely a assume out of my price range. Very nice work.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » What fried? » Yesterday 3:37 PM

Mach1Driver
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Ford didn't start using fusible links until 1970, and I know from experience that the 69s don't have any. The problem with the engine being locked-up stalled the starter and that probably took out the starter solenoid. But, you still have a connection issue someplace. I doubt it fried any wires. Check all the cable connections (positive and negative) and don't forget the engine ground going from the back of the passenger side head to the firewall (assuming its a V8).

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » What fried? » Yesterday 1:32 PM

BobE
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You can get a boroscope accessary for your smart phone.  I have the "Depstech wireless endoscope wf010" for my Android, about $30 on Amazon.  Works well.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1/2” billet valve cover spacers blended onto 1984 Mustang 5.0 covers » Yesterday 1:23 PM

Rudi
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Many, many years ago I band sawed and milled a set of rocker cover risers from a 1/2” sheet of 6061 t6 aluminum plate for a friends unmentionable brand of engine.
He chose to use double gaskets instead of bonding them. AFAIK they did not leak.
The way Steve did it is much cleaner.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1/2” billet valve cover spacers blended onto 1984 Mustang 5.0 covers » Yesterday 9:45 AM

Bentworker
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MS wrote:

The fuel line is not fastened to anything except the fuel pump and the carb feed line. It touches nothing on the way and is very rigid. Designed to provide clearance for any bolts that would ever need to be removed.

I had to zoom in and look at it closer.  There was a bend very close to a fastener in one of the pics, I mistook that for a clamp.  Nice work!
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » What fried? » Yesterday 9:38 AM

MS
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When I bought my 66 back in 1992, the owner stated it was running when parked. It was NOT running, nor would that engine ever run again.
The carbon in the cylinders had fallen down and gotten lodged in the area between the top cylinder ring and the piston/cylinder wall. It was locked up so bad I had to ise a sledge hammer and block of wood to get them to come out of the block.
Yours is obviously not that bad, but has the potential to be, if you keep messing with it.
Pull the engine and disassemble it, using carb cleaner to dissolve what is locked up if needed.
Otherwise, you will just be doing more and more damage as time goes on.
You may get away with just cleaning it up and putting rings and bearings in it. If you get it started as-is, who knows what is in there?
This coming from a guy that ENJOYS building engines. Your fun may not be in the same game, but the advice is still sound.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » More 331 progress, and a question for Saginaw Gen II owners » Yesterday 8:29 AM

Steve69
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MS wrote:

Steve69, that looks real clean, but my alternator is so close I cannot run mine up that high.

I have a short an-6 tube nut coming today. Hopefully I can get a tight enough bend to make it fit. If not, that $94 tube with the banjo fitting will get ordered.

   My hose is slightly in the way with the pump cap but it works.  When I had the V belt pulley it came out near the front and there was enough clearance.  When I switched to serpentine pulleys it was right in the way so I had to come through the top.  
 

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