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First of the engine bling arrived today

I'd stick up a pickcha but I get this message: Sorry, but the maximum filesize for all Attachments is reached. Please contact the Board Administrator if you have questions.


open a photo bucket account and and post img code.


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This guide should help:

www.mustangtech.com.au.../t=12.html


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Ok. So Friday the man from the courier company delivered these:


So then Rocket had a clearance sale on Saturday so I went and bought this:


I got some deals - H bean rods for I beam price, a TKO600 for a few hundred off and discounts on every other part. Happy days. The pistons they supplied are Sealed Power so they might get returned. I got SRS and Sealed Power mixed up at the counter.

Still have some purchases to make so will be happily ebay-ing tonight and getting the rest of the bits.


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Sweet. did you get a clutch, if not ring Jim Berry at Race clutch Australia, Gladys St Stones corner Brisbane.


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Shaunp wrote
Sweet. did you get a clutch, if not ring Jim Berry at Race clutch Australia, Gladys St Stones corner Brisbane.


I just had my clutch built by Jim, which I think you already know Shaun, but he was closing up shop for a month while he moved premises. He may have already done that and re-opened by now but give him a call to find out. Great guy to deal with!


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I won't need a clutch until end of the year.

House renovations are taking priority. I can buy things and ask questions on forums but not allowed to touch the car (sad face)


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You wont need to touch the car to buy a clutch. Just have your wallet and listening ear open. Jim likes a chat. I learnt a lot about clutches though.


"There's 3 ways to do things. The right way, the wrong way, and the Max Power way."

"Isn't that the wrong way?"

"Yeah, but faster!"

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Very cool collection of parts. Nice photo of those Dart heads.

Indeed do send the Seal Power pistons back and get the Probe SRS instead.


I will someday think of something clever to say.

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MaxPower wrote
You wont need to touch the car to buy a clutch. Just have your wallet and listening ear open. Jim likes a chat. I learnt a lot about clutches though.


Great guy, I've had a few clutches from him over the years. I once a Torana XU1 fitted with a falcon crank, with holden ends welded to it, 232 cube red motor, back in the 80's could not keep a clutch in it. At the time Jim had a Fiat parts place at the Gabba on Logan Rd, called Italia spares and did clutches as a side line, haven't got a clutch any where else since. Peter Tighe ( Ivan Tighe's son, Tighe cams ) helps him as well. He has made clutches for me for Mg's, E type jags with Tremec's you name it. Blown injected SBC with Tremec etc. Lovely guy very cost effective.


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Jim was still trading as Italia Spares when I sent payment through to him.

I think I must have spent an hour each time I was on the phone with him. We went through all kinds of details and then nutted it out more later on. Very easy to deal with, a genuine guy. It was a pleasure.


"There's 3 ways to do things. The right way, the wrong way, and the Max Power way."

"Isn't that the wrong way?"

"Yeah, but faster!"

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I'm now looking at water pumps. Dumb question time: the motor is an '85 Bronco unit. Do I need to change the timing cover to suit an alloy water pump? I am looking at buying a GMB alloy pump (125-1700 from Summit) so not sure if this just bolts straight on. Do i need a matching timing case cover as well?

The car has factory air and steer so want to retain those. Any issues with pulleys, etc?

Sorry for stoopid question, I have like 4 Windsor build up books but none cover this.


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Depends on what fuel pump you use, most of the injection engines dont have a mechanical fuel pump mount. But other then that they are the same, having said that the last 2 engines I did I had to smash the covers off anyway, as they were seized on the long water pump blots.


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Also, you need to decide if you going left or right side pipe outlet and reverse or normal rotation (often related to V belt or serpentine belt system). Then you have the long nose or short again usually related to the belt system intending to use.

Unless you get it all accessories as a kit then your often going to be looking for pullies to suite or make adjustments.


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Fuel pump - electric
Water pump - Passenger side (LH) outlet
V Pulleys as per original

What are the measurements of long and short please? I'll be reusing the original lump's pulleys so will then work on them to source a pump.


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Just get a Edelbrock water pump

www.summitracing.com/i.../make/ford

The short pumps were for the serpentine systems.

You also have one last item - does your Pan oil check stick need to go through the timing cover (as the early blocks do)?

I would assume so then you simply use an early cover and block off plate for the mechanical fuel pump hole.

www.summitracing.com/i...refilter=1

cover is

www.summitracing.com/i.../overview/


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