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Daniel Jones
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From: St. Louis, MO
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posted 12-20-2005 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones        Reply w/Quote
Out with the old:

http://www.bacomatic.org/gallery/album03/DSC_0006

More pictures of progress at:

http://www.bacomatic.org/gallery/album03

Dan Jones

SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 12-20-2005 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Wow, you're going right to town. Good luck with that!

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Daniel Jones
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posted 12-21-2005 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones        Reply w/Quote
Thanks. I sure I hope I remember how it all goes back together. I hate when I have leftover parts.

Dan Jones

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-21-2005 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
You will be fine, I'm sure.

Do you have shop and assembly manuals?

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

Daniel Jones
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posted 12-22-2005 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones        Reply w/Quote
I've got the shop manual and the parts manual and made sketches of the stuff I took apart. If I get in trouble, the Detomaso forum usually has the answer. Many of the guys who own these cars are hot rodders.

Dan

fast72
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posted 02-15-2006 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fast72        Reply w/Quote
Dan Jones,
I know you're the guru when it comes to 351C aluminum blocks. I have a couple questions/concerns about mine. Could you please email me at: [email protected] verizon.net ? Thanks a lot.

Daniel Jones
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posted 02-16-2006 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones        Reply w/Quote
Email sent.

Dan

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-01-2006 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
How goes the progress, Dan?

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Daniel Jones
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posted 03-02-2006 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones        Reply w/Quote
> How goes the progress, Dan?

I've not done anything to the Pantera since I posted those pictures. I'm
400 miles from the car at the moment but am planning to take a week off to
put it back together in late March. In the meantime, I've started on the
aluminum V8 for the Triumph TR8:

http://www.bacomatic.org/gallery/album10

The stock engine in the TR8 is a Rover copy of the 1961-1963 Buick 215.
The new engine should increase displacement from 215 to 296 cubes using
a cross-bolted main block from a later Range Rover and a Buick 300 crankshaft.
Required Ford content: Ford 255 V8 dimension pistons just happen to work with
this combination using the Buick/Rover 5.66" forged rods, though I'll be
using custom forged pistons (I assume no off-the-shelf performance pistons
exist for the unloved Ford 255). The Rover (and Buick 215) have cylinder
heads with ports that make a 5.0L head look like a Boss 302. Stock valve
sizes are 1.5" intake and 1.3125" on the exhaust. I'm using a set of 1964
Buick 300 heads fitted with larger seats and Stage 1 Buick V6 valves (1.775"
intake, 1.5" exhaust). They were aluminum in 1964 only. Stock they flow
about what an E7TE 5.0L head flows. Mine have been ported and I'm pleased
with the results:

Valve Buick 300 Exh/Int
Lift 1964 ratio
(inch) aluminum (%)
ported
Int Exh
1.775" 1.5"

0.100 66 47 71.2
0.150 99 82 82.8
0.200 129 104 80.6
0.250 155 119 76.8
0.300 174 130 74.7
0.350 187 139 74.3
0.400 191 146 76.4
0.450 194 150 77.3
0.500 196 152 77.6
0.550 200 153 76.5
0.600 200 153 76.5

For the lift cam I'm looking at, the area under the curve for these ported
heads is about equal to that of an entry level aftermarket SBF head (Ford
GT40X or Edelbrock Performer 5.0L). Dynomation is predicting 340 HP with
a Comp 270 cam with 111 LSA. I ran Alex's 300HP 302 recipe and a dyno test
of a modified Rover 3.5L through Dynomation to check it's calibration and
the HP prediction was around 20 HP low on both of those so I think I'll be
able to hit my HP goal. Ought to make the 2600 lb TR8 scoot.

Dan Jones

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-03-2006 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I meant the Pantera.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv M&M #1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 04-09-2006 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
That TR8 should be a lot of fun.

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