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    The E7 heads on my car were switched over to the positive seal types before I got them. If you look up parts for 5.0 Explorers you get ones that will pop onto old heads that aren't the umbrella type. Found that out when the seals self-destructed after the cam swap. Did the air method to change them, worked out OK other than physical discomfort from spending too much time leaning over the fenders.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
    5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    I did use the rope this time. Had no choice really since they wouldnít hold air before. It was a little more tedious because the valve fell a little bit, but very doable. Those black plastic shields/seal got in the way of a couple of times and prevented me from lowering the valve spring enough. Not a huge deal but required repositioning of the rope. Iíd consider using a set of the intake seals on the exhaust to get a positive seal on all of the valves. Might help with the lopo oil consumption. I bet they can take the heat fine.
    Thank you, that is very helpful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    The E7 heads on my car were switched over to the positive seal types before I got them. If you look up parts for 5.0 Explorers you get ones that will pop onto old heads that aren't the umbrella type. Found that out when the seals self-destructed after the cam swap. Did the air method to change them, worked out OK other than physical discomfort from spending too much time leaning over the fenders.
    Any idea why the seals bit the dust? From the additional valve movement?

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    Thats my best guess. It was fine before the swap and within a week afterward it was burning lots of oil. 14 of the 16 seals had the middle rubber bit shredded. New seals and its been fine ever since. The old seals were soft, just ripped.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
    5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    Garage therapy tonight. Much needed.

    Timing cover went on. Itís a repop. Had to drill out for the dowels at the bottom. Also, spent stupid money on bolt kits. Two of the six bolts were still not the right length. Luckily I had two in my bolt drawer. They arenít flanged but a washer fixed that.

    The Summit-brand balancer went on next. They were one source for the early 3-bolt pulley setup with a 50oz (im?)balance. Looks nice.

    Water pump followed. I wanted a reman to look the part for originality. But apparently they donít reman water pumps any more, at least not at common parts sources. Not having a proper OEM core to send in to be rebuilt, I just went with whatever they listed as a higher flow model. It does have an 8 blade impeller. Iím not crazy about itís appearance. I think Iíll restrict the heater core. *reminder for later*. I donít want it getting hot in stop and go traffic. It came with a big block size radiator and upgraded fan since itís an A/C car, so hopefully that will help too.


    And finally, a timing pointer. No pic. Never had one of those before on this car.

    I stabbed the distributor in there to make the oil pump driveshaft happy when this goes upside down for oil pan install. Distributor is points because they work and warn me when they donít want to work any more. I did swap a steel gear in place of the cast iron. I havenít drilled it yet for a dowel pin. Do you think it needs one? Itís a press fit.

    Also I found some 3/8 expansion plugs at RockAuto. Stopped up the dipstick hole in the block since that wonít be used here.

    This will all turn blue at some point.

    Rockers and pushrods will go back in next session.


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    Garage is a huge mess. But a scrambled all weekend and got this sealed up and painted. Looking more like 1968.







    Bypass hose got painted. Strange but seems they came that way. The lopo one was engine gray also, so it was a multi decade thing I guess.


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    I like it. In my mind I like to think painting everything assembled this way will stop unwanted leaks. Doubt its true but it cant hurt.
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    The factory paint jobs weren't that wonderful. I ran into a guy with a clean low miles 93 Cobra. Original owner car, like 15k on it. The black valve covers had grey overspray from when the block was painted.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
    5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    I like it. In my mind I like to think painting everything assembled this way will stop unwanted leaks. Doubt its true but it cant hurt.
    It at least let me put it all together without worrying about scratches. The exhaust manifolds were supposed to be on but I need to make them gray. Then maybe some overspray to make it “right”.


    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    The factory paint jobs weren't that wonderful. I ran into a guy with a clean low miles 93 Cobra. Original owner car, like 15k on it. The black valve covers had grey overspray from when the block was painted.
    You can see on the before pic the gray on the front of the head. They did just the front of the heads, some of the timing cover, the water pump, and the balancer. It was definitely super quick. I don’t really know why they bothered. Paint the steel rocker covers but the rest could have just been left bare.

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