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    Don’t worry Gadget, I’ll definitely check it! ...

    Don’t worry Gadget, I’ll definitely check it!

    Tiggie- it’s always easy to make a mistake like that, plus you never know if the timing gear factory had a bad day with is machinery, or the custom...
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    Progress! I got the cam, timing chain,...

    Progress!

    I got the cam, timing chain, lifters+retainer, 1 head, rocker studs, and rockers installed. I also checked/degreed the cam. Everything was spot on so no adjustments needed. Next I'll be...
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    Poll: I am, it's hard to be 100% happy with it until...

    I am, it's hard to be 100% happy with it until all the work is completely done lol, but it looks like it potentially could have been factory...if you aren't used to cars from that era. I took it for...
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    Poll: So a couple complications that I learned to fix...

    So a couple complications that I learned to fix the hard way.

    1: the seat makes you sit higher than stock ones. My hair was brushing the head liner when i sat up straight. I have a tall torso, so...
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    Poll: Sly- I bet you could get them to make it in red...

    Sly- I bet you could get them to make it in red velour...but it would cost you.

    Dave- I suppose I could, the other side has an oval nut underneath it is attached to, but it's harder to get below...
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    Poll: I got the seat sliders/brackets from Jaywish...

    I got the seat sliders/brackets from Jaywish (thanks again!) and made the adapter brackets today. Welded threaded studs (3/8" course) and measured and drilled holes. Dave- for your reference the...
  7. Very nice. I always wanted a cruise control on...

    Very nice. I always wanted a cruise control on status light when I had the station wagon. But never really looked into it in depth
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    I’m definitely interested in the fender, I’ll...

    I’m definitely interested in the fender, I’ll send you a PM!
  9. The studs like to corrode inside the spacer,...

    The studs like to corrode inside the spacer, making it hard to get apart. you could try soaking it with PBR blaster for a day, or try heat
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    It might be a couple months, but when I pull my...

    It might be a couple months, but when I pull my 351 out, I can see if there is a part number on the bracket. I don't recall seeing one though, I know it has "5.8L" stamped on it
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    I hope that cop car goes to a good home... like...

    I hope that cop car goes to a good home... like the seller said, there aren’t many left. I love the dual spot lights... I always wanted to put one on my vehicle but couldn’t justify drilling into the...
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    Nice! What kind of suspension parts are you...

    Nice! What kind of suspension parts are you putting into it? Any details on the 460 build? I assume you’re looking for 500+Hp?
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    For the year, current prices on older (collector,...

    For the year, current prices on older (collector, antique etc), and general rarity, that's a good deal, Especially with those wheels that can be resold for decent money
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    Just a regular AOD with a shift kit. Served me...

    Just a regular AOD with a shift kit. Served me well for many years
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    Some more good finds Dave. Figured I'd put...

    Some more good finds Dave.

    Figured I'd put this here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1979-89-Ford-LTD-Crown-Vic-Mercury-Marquis-NOS-Blue-Dash-Pad/133142025732?hash=item1effe21604:g:CnYAAOSw2BFdUz~U
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    Yes top rings are ductile, plasma-moly coated. ...

    Yes top rings are ductile, plasma-moly coated.

    Block was decked .005 in the hole, crank bore line honed, rods re-bored/honed, rotating assembly was dynamically balanced. I assembled the rotating...
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    Poll: Seats came today! Quality and color match is...

    Seats came today! Quality and color match is excellent.

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    As far as the engine- I'd get it bored. There are so many variables that could cause the engine not to last. My core...
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    I looked up the gear ratios because I was...

    I looked up the gear ratios because I was curious...definitely truck gearing. M5OD-R2 Really wide spread between the ratios, and 1st gear looks like a granny gear (2.73 rear might do ok with it, it's...
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    Poll: The rotating assembly was dynamically balanced,...

    The rotating assembly was dynamically balanced, crank bore line honed, all rods honed, block zero decked (well .005 in the hole..). it got the works. heres the current build thread:...
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    Poll: Unless you're doing full out racing all the time,...

    Unless you're doing full out racing all the time, and have a good 7qt+ oil pan... It's really not necessary. I bought a hardened ARP oil pump driveshaft, for insurance. I think it's more work and...
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    Poll: That would be a fun race, I’ve never raced a car...

    That would be a fun race, I’ve never raced a car on a drag strip before, but I’d like to take the LTD someday to see what it’ll do.

    It’s a factory pan with the dipstick mounted inside. They’re...
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    Poll: I’ll for sure report back on the quality of the...

    I’ll for sure report back on the quality of the wires when I get them.

    Yeah I have found local pre-made ones to be lacking in quality as well.

    The seats should be here on Monday (I hope)....
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    Poll: Rotating short block is all assembled, I still...

    Rotating short block is all assembled, I still have to check the cam with the cam degree kit I got. Trickflow heads have been on backorder for a month...the supplier says they still arent sure when...
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    Interstate is mediocre in my experience. my last...

    Interstate is mediocre in my experience. my last bosch lasted me 10 years
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    I put a group size 65 in mine, 1000 CA 850CCA......

    I put a group size 65 in mine, 1000 CA 850CCA... I believe. I don't think much bigger than that will fit. You may need a new, larger battery hold down, but don't quote me on that
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