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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 02-10-2003 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
....how's the stroked 427 project coming along?

Have you been able to get back to YOUR new engine buildup yet??

......just haven't heard from ya much and wasa wonderin' how yur' doin' with your projects.......


Ryan

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 02-10-2003 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, progress has been REALLY slow.

I have a 1-1/2 hour commute to work, a wife that works full time, and three small kids (age 1, 4, and 6) at home. Babysitters are scarce, and the machine shop is an hour away.

The 302 going into my car has been nothing but problems, so it remains apart, and the FE stroker (427 w/428 crank) has barely got off the ground. Almost all the parts have been purchased for the FE, the rod side clearance issue has been addressed and taken care of, (crank had one extra wide rod journal) and the 'new' crank has been turned.

I'll be unemployed for 10 weeks over the summer, (I'm a teacher, as is the wife) so hopefully all the projects will get caught up on and completed!

I'll keep you guys posted. It's just hard to get much done right now.

Later!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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Ryan Wilke
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Posts: 1501
From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 02-10-2003 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear all is good with you & yours, Mike! Nothing wrong with being busy!!

Hang in there,buddy,,, Spring isa comin'!!

Ryan

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Daniel Jones
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From: St. Louis, MO
Registered: Aug 99

posted 02-11-2003 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,

If I recall correctly, you milled the domes off the TRW stroker pistons to get the desired 11:1 compression ratio. Did you measure the piston top thickness after they were milled? Also, what wall clearance are you running? Dad has a similar stroker with the TRW pistons and the recommended clearances are large (the alloy used is tough but expands a lot) and make it clatter like a diesel when cold. It quiets some when warm but is still noisier than I'd like.

Dan Jones

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