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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 02:27 AM
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Posted By tomasss
Awesome; just to be 100% sure I've sent a...

Awesome; just to be 100% sure I've sent a question to the manufacturer to confirm the VS1268 and VS1632 are exactly the same and there is no advantage of using one over the other one. I am ordering...
Forum: projects & restorations Today, 02:25 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
I bought mine from Germany too, it was only 65e...

I bought mine from Germany too, it was only 65e shipping included ;-)
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
So the pistons above are unfortunately too small...

So the pistons above are unfortunately too small for my engine because of some misunderstandings. I am getting a new set soon and these are for sale with discount ;-)...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Well after some research it seems there is a...

Well after some research it seems there is a replacement of the VS1632 spring with a part number VS1268. It shows both in the rockauto catalog for 4.6l ford engines and in the interchange part number...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
As far as I understood the head is quite good for...

As far as I understood the head is quite good for the power levels I am aiming (300-350hp) so there were no real upgrades, just cleaned everything and replaced what was worn (lifters, seals, valve...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
INA hydros is what I have used too. What is the...

INA hydros is what I have used too. What is the benefit of the ford springs? Somehow I have missed this upgrade but I could still easily do it as the head is apart...

PS: ok already reading the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Just a bone stock 3516093 booster...also the...

Just a bone stock 3516093 booster...also the adapter I believe is stock, it was all like this from the very beginning.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
So...piston rings installed, also the conrods...

So...piston rings installed, also the conrods from maxspeeding using the assembly lube. Fit is nice and tight without any machining required, looks good so far!

https://i.imgur.com/Qen5AUHh.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
And this is how Christmas in September looks like...

And this is how Christmas in September looks like :)
https://i.imgur.com/XzJN60Lh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Not much has been done as I have been spending...

Not much has been done as I have been spending time on some amazing hiking trips around the world...but at least something. The rusty master cylinder has been visually irritating me for some time as...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
What kind of roller do you use? I cannot find...

What kind of roller do you use? I cannot find anything car specific, is that just a normal roller for painting walls?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Well I definitely don't want to do something...

Well I definitely don't want to do something incorrectly especially in these early stages of the engine assembly...if I do, I would have to take the engine out again. So I appreciate all these hints...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
On the head halves I'll do it with a roller, as...

On the head halves I'll do it with a roller, as the surface is nice and flat.
It is just a sealant that hardens when placed in between two metals, what might be the issue if it's used on the front...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Yep, well the front of the engine block has some...

Yep, well the front of the engine block has some pits and scoring so I was afraid if it will seal properly if the layer is too thin. The amount of the excessive sealant pushed out was negligible, so...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Started putting parts back into the engine...

Started putting parts back into the engine compartment!

Inspired by the >deck plate mod< (https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=335951) I have modified my airbox using the 100mm...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Thanks for the hint with the WD40! I have tried...

Thanks for the hint with the WD40! I have tried the white spirit as I had full bottle of it laying around and that works really well too ;-)
So after some jumping around with piece of cloth soaked...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,524
Posted By tomasss
Great looking 7! Where did you get that "740"...

Great looking 7!
Where did you get that "740" sticker on the rear door?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
More of the "in the meantime" work...pressure...

More of the "in the meantime" work...pressure washed the engine bay today :)

before...
https://i.imgur.com/T1SNmr4h.jpg

after...
https://i.imgur.com/roSacSNh.jpg

It's not perfect as I had...
Forum: article composition 08-12-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 89,618
Posted By tomasss
If the EGTC is faulty or reports high temp, it...

If the EGTC is faulty or reports high temp, it does several things. TCU lowers the boost, EZK retards, LH enriches the mixture in turn to lower the temp. More here...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By tomasss
Will do that, I just wanted to have more opinions...

Will do that, I just wanted to have more opinions on it...;-)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Thanks, trying my best to make sure I am doing it...

Thanks, trying my best to make sure I am doing it once and for good :)

The water/oil pipes going to the oil filter were rusty so the rust penetrator has been applied and two layers of hammerite...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By tomasss
Any links for these products? I tried to look for...

Any links for these products? I tried to look for it but I am finding only the gasket sealers that are supposed to be mixed with coolant when there is already a leak.

Thanks...I tried that, this...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,947
Posted By tomasss
Cool car and story! Reminds me the years...

Cool car and story!

Reminds me the years that I've spent with my PRV! Even when I had both the PRV and B204FT cars at the same time...I always loved the PRV sound and smoothness more :nod:;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By tomasss
Scratch on resurfaced head

So...I've just noticed that there is a tiny scratch on my resurfaced head, unfortunately right where the headgasket seals the cylinder...I don't know when it happened, probably when I was lapping and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Custom pistons from Yoshifab are being made, in...

Custom pistons from Yoshifab are being made, in the meantime I am putting together whatever makes sense...

Front oil distribution plate
https://i.imgur.com/WrYUVG4h.jpg

Cleaned, new radial...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Try bijlsmatechnicalinnovations@gmail.com ;-)

Try bijlsmatechnicalinnovations@gmail.com ;-)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Converting the engine from reddishblock to...

Converting the engine from reddishblock to redblock :)

https://i.imgur.com/8j6IAUbh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/BvJFP4Gh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 198
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Posted By tomasss
Still moving forward more or less :) Oil...

Still moving forward more or less :)

Oil squirters and new main bearings installed
https://i.imgur.com/LQVBCwih.jpg

Crankshaft back in place
https://i.imgur.com/7QmgzvVh.jpg

Main caps and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Seems I am not going deep down the rabbit hole...

Seems I am not going deep down the rabbit hole anymore. I've started digging a brand new hole :lol:

Lots of updates :)
After dismantling the pistons and checking the wear of the cylinders and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
That's what I did. There are four holes in the...

That's what I did. There are four holes in the rail on each side prepped for the nuts, but nothing is mounted there ;-)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Head is reassembled ;-) Everything cleaned, new...

Head is reassembled ;-) Everything cleaned, new valve stem seals.

https://i.imgur.com/DnnwQhOh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gdSCYBVh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Yeah, later I've also found some topic describing...

Yeah, later I've also found some topic describing the different volume of the combustion chambers...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Some more disassembly...the conrod bearings looks...

Some more disassembly...the conrod bearings looks good to me, equal wear over the surface, no spots...
https://i.imgur.com/vRQgTlyh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/TKOJMzEh.jpg

The head is resurfaced...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Today all the tools arrived :) Valve...

Today all the tools arrived :)

Valve compressing tool; all valves are out, head is ready for resurfacing. By the way, do you do the valve lapping before or after the head resurfacing? I am...
Forum: showroom 05-01-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,551
Posted By tomasss
This review comes at the right time, I've started...

This review comes at the right time, I've started thinking about these really like three days ago...;-)
Forum: projects & restorations 04-28-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Engine is out again, I've got the piston rings,...

Engine is out again, I've got the piston rings, this week the engine stand should arrive too...:nod:
This time the whole extracting procedure took less than half of the time...learning curve :)
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Well I did that with a white spirit and I could...

Well I did that with a white spirit and I could see the liquid disappearing from the two outer cylinders much faster than the two inner ones...
Yeah, I've ordered new rings yesterday. I'll fit them...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Some more pics...the worst one is on the last...

Some more pics...the worst one is on the last picture, the scoring of the cylinder wall by the wiggling piston is already visible at the top...

https://i.imgur.com/VT3UcMIh.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Yes I have checked that. The valves are all...

Yes I have checked that. The valves are all sealing perfectly.
My theory is that the worst cylinder reacted so poorly to the oil during the wet compression test because the gap between the piston...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Normal for what? For a good engine? Or for a worn...

Normal for what? For a good engine? Or for a worn redblock? The excessive play is by the way almost the same at the TDC and BDC.
The point is that I am building this car for fun, so although I...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Alright, head is removed. The good...

Alright, head is removed.

The good news...head looks good from the other side, no cracks or damaged valves on the first sight. Some carbon build up but nothing serious.

The bad one - and...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Oh, and in the meantime...based on some my...

Oh, and in the meantime...based on some my suspicions and long talk with a friend of mine who is a mechanic, I've decided to do a dry and wet compression test on the cold engine again.

The dry...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
I was checking with the endoscope today and I...

I was checking with the endoscope today and I can't find it. If I understood correctly, these weights are not present on the engines equipped with balance shafts (b234f and b204ft/gt).
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Leaky Blackstone out, new Valeo in ;-) ...

Leaky Blackstone out, new Valeo in ;-)

https://i.imgur.com/h9Bi7g0h.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 04-13-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
I will ;-) During one of the trial warmups, the...

I will ;-)
During one of the trial warmups, the old tired radiator gave up and started leaking badly, so next week new Valeo unit is to be fitted. Also I have replaced the two-piece air guides...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Also getting ready for the cruise control...

Also getting ready for the cruise control integration :)

Before
https://i.imgur.com/tOYNCZ2h.jpg

After
https://i.imgur.com/DsAetmJh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Some cosmetic fixes lately...working on the front...

Some cosmetic fixes lately...working on the front grill and some other small imperfections.

The plastic tabs were missing so the fibre bondo and repainting took place.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-29-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Not the first not the last problem on this car :)...

Not the first not the last problem on this car :) I've already checked the console in the pedal box, there is a mounting holder for the brake pedal vacuum valve but not for the clutch pedal valve....
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Not yet, few days ago I bought the complete...

Not yet, few days ago I bought the complete cruise control kit from 960 plus the steering column switch but it is not installed yet.
I guess the pulley was always the same and not connected if the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 83,499
Posted By tomasss
Also making progress with the struts...passenger...

Also making progress with the struts...passenger side is done and back in the car. Some parts had surface rust so these has been wire wheeled, rust sealed and painted, bearings lubricated.

final...
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