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    Lightbulb 1978 Grand Marquis

    The 460 is gonna be done right:

    1. Camshaft is the Bare Bones Lumnati
    2. Heads are Dove- C with hard exhaust seats/ pushrods springs
    3. Edlebrock Intake
    4. Quick fuel Slayer 750 carberator
    5. HEI distributor
    6. Double roller timing chain
    7. Dual exhaust...

    Got all of the guts out....starting to build...someone say tire roaster?

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    Looks like fun for the rear tires

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    Work on the free Subaru continues....

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    Nice. Very nice.

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    waiting for install: 3.27's, Poly bushings, boxed rear arms, 2500 stall converter, ported e7's, etc

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    Tudor Barge Build Thread ...pics and anecdotes forthcoming

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    Love how this car's getting the performance makeover it should've always came with. And I'd definitely get a commercial account at Tire Rack, you're going to need it at this rate, haha. You know when your smogger V8 produces more torque at a lower RPM than a modern V8 (even the modulars took a while to beat the big blocks' torque ratings!) that you've got a perfect base for a stump-pulling, rip-roaring, luxury coupe from hell.

    Urgh. You're making me want to buy my friend Nate's '78 Townie and go nuts with it.
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    I have heard some crazy ranges as on my Horsepower....I'm not going nuts like some guys at the Ford 460 forums......
    - but based on their recommendations-
    I have at least 380hp to 415hp give or take some.

    When everything is done....the braking system will be looked at before a crazy test drive.....


    Hood is coming off tomorrow....fucker blocks all the sun in my garage,

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    Michigan weather sucks....beam wrench ready....just get warmer!!!! By late March please!!!!!!!!
    Cant even paint my brackets OLD FORD BLUE yet!!!!!

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    Nice Marq brotha! Love the blue on blue.
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    Cam is out.....hood is off.
    Let me tell you the hood was a heavy bitch!!

    Photos tomorrow.

    .....and the stick I am putting in is a Barbones Lunati Flat tapet cam. (performance springs, pushrods, everything!!!)
    I am putting a double roller timing chain as well

    Anyone ever degreed a cam? My cam looks like it is already advanced +5 from the cam card.
    ...should I just put it in without advancement?
    Last edited by Grand1; 03-18-2015 at 08:54 PM.

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    Of course the hood was heavy - it's almost a city block long! LOL!!!


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    I lubed the shit out of the cam and lifters....

    Slid in without a hitch.....not going to degree the cam....
    I eyed Top Dead Center ( passenger side piston is at the top)
    I dont have to use a cam kit (the wheel and dial) right?

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    Such a sweet build, gonna be one hell of a sleeper..if you can get traction LOL

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    Lifted engine up; got the pan and oil pump out.

    Got a new OEM high volume oil pump(the ones put on the police interceptors), oil pump shaft, and bolt on pick up tube/screen from Rock Auto.
    Cleaning the old gaskets of the block....tedious work....more pics coming.

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    Keep up the good work! Be sure to post a video of the first start so we can hear this thing come to life!
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    Heads are on....gloomy pics cause of Michigan weather:

    Fel Pro Gaskets
    Oiled Head Bolts
    Torque to Spec ( beam wrench)

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    needs a 4 speed top loader as well.

    The "Fuel slayer" carb sounds like it'll net you some good MPG...
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    That is how you're supposed to jack it.

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    Better pics

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    Point taken Bobcat...but I have to put premium gas in it......Good MPG should be 17 MPG? Ha

    Yes, the engine is getting a makeover....but I am not going close to the stuff some guys do at Ford 460 forums....
    although, the vendor there....ummm Cars by Carl...is the guy that has machined those heads you see ( springs ect.).
    Last edited by Grand1; 04-22-2015 at 03:47 PM.

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