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Old 09-16-2019, 12:08 PM   #31
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https://opentrackerracing.com/ has all the rollerized front suspension stuff and it is excellent. I have been told that it is not legal in Stock, but is in SS, but who knows for sure? I used it on a 69 Mustang for SS/GT several years ago and the guy who did the front end alignment couldn't believe how well it worked.

If your interested in 429SCJ stuff, I have a bunch of it.
I'm not sure Bill did the 429 scj come in a Torino 500? I thought maybe GTs or Cobras?
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:44 PM   #32
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The 500 has a 429 listed at 370hp in the Stock Car Guide. The Engine Blueprint document lists that as head # D0OE-R. MustangTek identifies it as D0OE-6090-R 70-71 429 cj/scj. It carries MustangTek's "verified" checkmark.
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:04 PM   #33
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and what do you Cleveland guys run for roller rocker arms?
PRW, These were considerably cheaper when they 1st started selling on E-Bay.
https://store.prw-usa.com/0246003-bi...l-rocker-arms/
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PRW, These were considerably cheaper when they 1st started selling on E-Bay.
https://store.prw-usa.com/0246003-bi...l-rocker-arms/
I have had a good experience with the PRW rockers on my stocker.
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After looking at NHRA blueprints it says for 302 valves are 1.79 intake and 1.46 exhaust.... I'm sorry but this doesn't really sound right?
Don't pay any attention to anything but the blueprint spec that NHRA has. They list 2 different valve sizes for the 302 1.79 1.46 1.78 1.45. Remember you have +.005 and -.015 tolerances. If you are careful you can run the same valve in either engine. You can get a Torino to 3410 with driver. We did it.
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Don't pay any attention to anything but the blueprint spec that NHRA has. They list 2 different valve sizes for the 302 1.79 1.46 1.78 1.45. Remember you have +.005 and -.015 tolerances. If you are careful you can run the same valve in either engine. You can get a Torino to 3410 with driver. We did it.
I did not know of the tolerance rule. I cant find any 1.79 intake valves except for a 4.6 ford
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I did not know of the tolerance rule. I cant find any 1.79 intake valves except for a 4.6 ford
We bought 351w valves and cut them down. You can use 1.78 valves as 1.79,but check them and make sure they are an the big side. 1.79-.015 = 1.775 so you can use the 1.78 valve in place of the 1.79. With the 1.08 carb the .015 loss in valve size doesn't make any difference.
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I did not know of the tolerance rule. I cant find any 1.79 intake valves except for a 4.6 ford

Stock: Cylinder Heads: Page 135 or so.

"Valve-diameter tolerance:+.005-inch or -.015-inch from NHRA Specs."
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I got the Moser Engineering axles and spool during christmas and I still need to order Ring and pinion as well as installation kit and Spool bearings. I need to pull center section out but weather is getting in the way.... I am first going to order some transmission components before I order the rest of the rear end components because I dont see the weather breaking soon.(The car is outdoors) Bracket car is in the one car garage)
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I got the Moser Engineering axles and spool during christmas and I still need to order Ring and pinion as well as installation kit and Spool bearings. I need to pull center section out but weather is getting in the way.... I am first going to order some transmission components before I order the rest of the rear end components because I dont see the weather breaking soon.(The car is outdoors) Bracket car is in the one car garage)

Building in the drive with a bracket racer in the only garage space......You married? If so, your wife and mine could trade stories.

Sandusky, huh? Born and raised in Toledo, here. Currently a lifer in Washington State. "Staff Photographer" at Milan in '66-'67 ish.
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