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 Post subject: Re: New here from Se Ky with a smog era Ford
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:55 pm 
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You'll get no sympathy from us in the Northeast, removing, rebuilding engines in the freezing cold. , :moon

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 Post subject: Re: New here from Se Ky with a smog era Ford
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:59 pm 
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Lil 383 wrote:
You'll get no sympathy from us in the Northeast, removing, rebuilding engines in the freezing cold. , :moon

Bill


:lol: I have been there and done that too, ain't no fun. Lived in N mi as a teen, almost up to the U.P, paid my dues wit hthat arctic cold lol The arthritis I have in my back and both shoulders tore up has made my days of workin outdoors in the cold, crawlin under and out, workin on my back under a car about impossible. Its been a unusually long and cold winter this year, thankfully we didn't get much snow and ice. Was warm enough to just get rain, lots and lots of rain.

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 Post subject: Re: New here from Se Ky with a smog era Ford
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I have been talkin with George P who runs the Pantera forum and is pretty much the 351 cleveland expert to go to for advice. He is gonna spec a cam out for me that falls within the rules for lift and duration but will be tweaked in other areas. with the allowed compression increase, should give the little motor a boost for my big barge. Also helpin me out with some tips on the factory carb.

I may even swap some of the stuff onto my car in stages. since my good car is just a 302, it came with a 8" rear. I found a 3.55 geared center section a few months back and will swap that in here soon. Might even swap the 4 spd over and leave the 302 and 8" in place until i'm ready to drop the 351 and 9" rear in. I'm surprised how well the low compression 302 runs in that car, even with the airplane 2.79 gears in the back. I tuned it up and played with the timin and carb a bit this past fall, will lay about 20-30 ft of one wheel peel now lol My fathers health isn't the greatest and like to have the car on the road more then off the road so i can take him for rides in on his good days. Like i said though, just gatherin parts and info right now, should have a solid game plan by the time i'm ready to really dig into the car.

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