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Bloose
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From: Milwaukee, WI
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posted 02-06-2002 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose        Reply w/Quote
I got my block back from the machine shop and am getting ready to start checking stuff and putting it back together. After doing some comparing to the old 289 heads, the new E7 heads, and the old block, I noticed that the steam holes of the new E7 heads do not line up with the holes in the block. I called Ford Racing and they said to just mark the holes on the block and drill them. It sounds right but I thought I would check to see if anyone else ran into this and how they handled it. Before I go drilling holes into a block I just spent a ton of $$$$ on I wanted to make sure.

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B-loose

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-07-2002 01:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
I have done it before with no problems. I have put different heads on without drilling any steam holes at all with no problems. We actually used to weld them up on 289's when I ran a blower.

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Bloose
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posted 02-07-2002 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose        Reply w/Quote
So, I should drill the holes, or I should leave them??

Thanks,
B-loose

Moneymaker
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posted 02-08-2002 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
I would leave them alone.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
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US Class Nationals link

Bloose
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From: Milwaukee, WI
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posted 02-10-2002 10:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex.

B-loose

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