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mustangboy
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From: Ont, Canada
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posted 10-25-2002 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am asking on behalf of a guy from fordmuscle.He's bidding on a nice looking 428CJ with a fresh rebuild(500 miles) but I told him I thought .060 over was a little scary for one of these engines.The engine is not cheap as you can imagine.Opinions please.

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Just Strokin
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posted 10-25-2002 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lots of good FE information available at this website, either by questions or searchs.

http://www.network54.com/Hide/Forum/74182

From what I have read, .040" is too much on some of the FE blocks.

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And one rusty 64 Fairlane nick-named the Rust Bucket....And sometimes called the Money Pit...

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-25-2002 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They'll live as long as the compression is not outrageous.

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TomP
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posted 10-25-2002 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the block is already .060 over it isn't worth nearly as much. Sonic checking might prove it's OK... or junk.

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