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74Mav
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From: Mason, Ohio
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 11-08-2001 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74Mav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's my problem:
Blew up the engine in my Mav (had help from a carb baseplate to body screw). Now I want to put an '88 GT 5.0 (roller motor) in it. Aside from the standard rebuild stuff, I have a couple of questions:

1. The 5.0 uses a 50 oz. imbalance. I have no flex plate for it. Can I use the fp & balancer from my old engine instead (both for 28 oz).

2. I have a 3000 rpm stall speed convertor, will this be enough for a Ford Racing Z303 cam?

Rest of my setup will be as follows:

11:1 comp., Edelbrock Perf RPM intake, Holley 780cfm carb., Holley Blue fuel pump, Crane roller rockers, Accel 300+ ignition, Heddman Headers, 2.5" Heddman x-pipe, 2.5" Flowtech afterburners, 3.55 rear end...

Any other suggestions...

Thanks,
Brian

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cpmaverick
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From: Santa Clarita, CA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 11-08-2001 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brian-

Welcome to M&M.

The imbalance difference isn't just on the outside, it's in the crankshaft, so you cannot just swap the flywheel and dampner.

You can either have a machine shop balance the three pieces together, or use the 50 oz imbalance pieces.

What are the specs on the Z303? I don't have any experience with auto trannies so you might get more help on that question in the Ford Racing Forum.

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Nieko
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From: Lk. Elsinore, Ca. U.S.A.
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 11-17-2001 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nieko     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Geta new 5.0 balancer (cheap insurance, trust me) and a new flexplate for the AOD, your torque converter will bolt right on. I did this when installing an '85 roller in my '82 Capri.

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cpmaverick
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Registered: Jan 2000

posted 11-17-2001 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Nieko!

Does your Capri have a C4?? Because the AOD flexplate won't fit in a Maverick C4.

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74Mav
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posted 11-19-2001 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74Mav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do not have AOD. Using C4. Have found out about the AOD flexplate/C4 issue.

Would it be possible to have the old C4 flexplate rebalanced to go with the newer engine? Can't find an AOD and this looks like the only way I can go...

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cpmaverick
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posted 11-19-2001 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some machine shops can do it; they also sell aftermarket C4 flexplates with the later balance.

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