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I65Stang
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posted 04-13-2002 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finally found some time today to do some work on the 5.0. Go out there and using a tap wrench work on the ezout. Doing it and then all I can say is "ah crap". Yup, block cracked (top part of the threads that you can see through the waterjacket). I know I am strong but I'm not that strong. It fell down into the block along with the piece of the head bolt that was still in the block. Odd, anyhow it's time for a new block, yippeee . Goes along with the crappy week I've already been having.

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1965 Mustang coupe, 200 I6, Holley 2300, Clifford header, true duals w/ 26" Smithys
1988 Mustang GT AOD vert, 15.810 @ 88.871 mph 100% stock w/ no traction
1976 Silverline Comoro 18' trihull ski boat, 188 hp 302 I/O, another toy
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steve'66
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posted 04-13-2002 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim,

Not good news, but at least you get to build a new motor. The old one has served everyone well, time to put it to rest.

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Stewart
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posted 04-13-2002 11:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Tim, hang loose on the 5.0 for a little while and I bet I'll have an engine for you! After I get the donor/parts car for the Silver Fox, I plan on selling the engine because I'm not gonna need it for Renee's car. I'm constantly looking, and have found a couple nice ones (GT hatchbacks) on ebay, but have yet to bid on either of them. But once I get the donor car, you have first dibbs on the engine if ya want.

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I65Stang
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posted 04-14-2002 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah I know Steve... its just money right?

Stewart, as I already told you, thanks .

Now I just need to figure out what I am going to do. I could 1) buy a block and put the stock stuff in it ($300+bearings, rings, etc), 2) use a donor engine, 3) buy or build a 306, or 4) swap in a 351W . Lol, I just need to decide if I want to keep it about stock horsepower or actually build this pig up...

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Tim

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1965 Mustang coupe, 200 I6, Holley 2300, Clifford header, true duals w/ 26" Smithys
1988 Mustang GT AOD vert, 15.810 @ 88.871 mph 100% stock w/ no traction
1976 Silverline Comoro 18' trihull ski boat, 188 hp 302 I/O, another toy
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68F100
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posted 04-14-2002 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by I65Stang:
Lol, I just need to decide if I want to keep it about stock horsepower or actually build this pig up...


Need a slap in the back of the head to make up your mind? More power.

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Fastymz
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posted 04-14-2002 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 68F100:
Need a slap in the back of the head to make up your mind? More power.

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Tim I'll 2nd this.Leave the 65 alone.And make this car your racer.


SCOOP

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Larry Jennings
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posted 04-14-2002 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last chance Timmy!! "$50"

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I65Stang
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posted 04-14-2002 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah yes, but there is something else I am wanting to buy (yes, a 3rd car but I wont get into that right now ). This will just put me back a lil further so I wont be able to get it til next year. But this will mean I will have another engine to last 160K+ in the '88.

Larry, I would have taken you up on that yesterday .

Well I've been pricing out shortblocks and a 357 is comparable to a 306 so might as well do the swap right? Maybe we can push this pig into the high 12s .

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Tim

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1965 Mustang coupe, 200 I6, Holley 2300, Clifford header, true duals w/ 26" Smithys
1988 Mustang GT AOD vert, 15.810 @ 88.871 mph 100% stock w/ no traction
1976 Silverline Comoro 18' trihull ski boat, 188 hp 302 I/O, another toy
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I65Stang
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posted 04-14-2002 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, the 351/358 is out due to emissions questions (ie trying to get it to pass ).

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I65Stang
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posted 04-14-2002 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, here is my latest thinking. Get a new 5.0 block, swap in the rotating assembly with new rings/bearing, new oil pump (while its out right?), throw an E303 cam in her (emissions, while its out once again), and then put the rest of the stock stuff on top for now. Seems like a winner of a plan unless someone answers my machine work post with something to the contrary , I wanna get the '88 back on the road soon.

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TomP
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posted 04-15-2002 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope, i say sell the car to Larry for $50 (Larry, i'll collect the commission later)

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