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Old 08-23-2013, 11:57 PM   #21
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What pin hole?

Look at your rods again.
There's no oiling hole in the rod for the pin.
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I called the shop as they have the pistons and they're 75 miles away. The wrist pin is a press fit on the stock SVT rods and floating on the pistons. The wrist pins are secured with a bead lock, not spiral locks. The wrist pin / piston are pressure oiled @ (2) locations per side. Can't see it in the last pictures I posted but you can see them in the pictures I posted on post #8, bottom view of piston.
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Not to get technical, but according to chemistry, alcohol is a solution

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Floating piston pins and the shop clearanced the pins.

Was and will still use factory OEM spark plugs. I never had a problem with them.
Those would not be the problem then. Go with what Tom recommended. You might need to change them more often, but like he said their cheaper and changing plugs on a zetec takes like 15 minuets.
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Saving a few bucks after this is not an issue. How much colder than stock are these plugs?
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Saving a few bucks after this is not an issue. How much colder than stock are these plugs?
IIRC 2 steps, or ~200*F
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Short block assembled in car:


Performance valve job:


Close up of throat area after valve job:


New valves after performance valve job:


New valves (Ford) were worth buying. As tappet clearance was WAY loose with the old vales, it was just a little tight with the new valves. Just had to trim the valve stem tip to obtain the necessary clearances. There was about .020" too much clearance before! That saves the expense of finding different spec buckets.
Also, the valve stems were a little too lose on the old valves. Now it is just right. Save the expense of new valve guides.

Fuel pump, sock, filter have been replaced. Of particular importance, they said the line that went from the pump out to the tank was cracked. They said that line was above the pump itself. I didn't take a look at it while I was there. But if you have a crack in a fuel system, that will induce air in the system and will aerate the fuel.
So I really don't know what went wrong but to reiterate, the following could have caused a lean condition (or all of the above):
1) Aerated fuel due to cracked internal fuel tank line.
2) Worn beyond service life 135,000 mile fuel pump
3) broken / rotted IMRC cable from prior battery acid (cable would not operate intake manifold). I still don't know if the intake manifold being stuck would send a faulty (or no?) signal to the computer, not enriching the fuel curve at WOT in 6th gear. I do know that the cable issue is somewhat recent as the intake manifold used to operate. A steady RPM at around 5000-5200 and you could hear the change in pitch.

All 1-3 above have been replaced with Fomoco parts along with the engine parts. Should have car back tomorrow or next day???
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:26 PM   #27
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Head is installed, now all the peripheral stuff.

Check this out on you tube. The shop built this engine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaTzxCHgRO4&feature=fvw
Turn up the volume!

You gotta see this race. This car is 103 CID (almost 1600cc) and is a 1960 Ginetta with a Lotus Hemi head with dual Webers. It makes 250 HP (2.42 HP per CID!) and shifts around 9500 RPM, tops out around 10,000 RPM. It races in a nostalgia race circuit.
My engine builder, Bud Yancer, (see www.machdevelopment,com) took care of the engine, trans, rear and suspension tune.
This car has been bumped up several classes due to it's win streak and the whinny racers (see? it's everywhere!) and now competes against Porches & 'Vettes. This car has been torn down so many times and all they do is shake there head and move it up a class.
This 1600 cc four is frickin' awesome!
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It's running and they tell me it runs pretty darn good. Trying to get a ride 75 miles to the middle of bum * egypt to pick it up. Should have it this Thursday.
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Performance valve job:


See that flashing around the oil drainback?
It's things like that that I cleaned up on my head; including the cooling passages.
Seemed to help quite a bit. I have no cooling issues (actually have more trouble keeping it warm). But a smoother path with no obstruction is always a benifit.


But if you're running, plan for it next time.
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