Fixing up my old 79 Chero 500.

Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by Kris S., Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Kris S.

    Kris S. In Second Gear

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    Working on engine 351M and trans FMX currently. Hoping to get to the body sooner than later once we have the sucker running. Dropped in the rebuilt engine recently and hoping to get the carb etc on this weekend and fire it up to perform the engine break in. Here's a few pics of the engine when we had it out, and the trans back from the shop.

    Here's a breakdown of the parts that went in so far (If anyone has recommendations please share, I'm new to all the rebuild etc but am trying):

    American Racing Rims + Tires
    ARP Connecting Rod Bolts
    ARP Cylinder Head Bolts
    ARP Valve Cover Bolts
    ATM-2300 Tach
    Carter Mechanical Fuel Pump
    Chromoly COMP Cams Pushrods
    Distributor Proform 66980B + HEI Pigtail
    Edelbrock 800 CFM Carb EDL-1913
    Edelbrock 8714 1" carb spacer
    Edelbrock Air Cleaner EDL-4266
    Edelbrock Cam and Lifters EDL-2172
    Edelbrock Carb stud kit
    Edelbrock Dual Fuel ine EDL-8132
    Edelbrock Intake Dual Plane EDL-2171
    Edelbrock Intake Manifold Bolts EDL-8574
    Edelbrock Spark Plug Wires 22704
    Edelbrock Timing Chain EDL-7821
    Edelbrock Valve Cover Gaskets EDL-7569
    Ford Raving Valve Covers FMS-M-6582-Z351
    Gas tank, check valve, lines, sender, etc
    Hookers Headers 6125HKR
    Jegs vacuum Canister
    Keith Black Pistons UEM-1167-030
    Melling High Flow Oil Pump MEL-M84AHV
    Milodon High Flow Water Pump 16235
    New Engine Mounts
    Oil Catch Summit
    Raybestos Brake lines (all)
    Raybestos Master Cylinder
    Sealed Power Piston Rings
    Spectra 3 Row Radiator
    Stant Super Stat Thermostat
    Timing chain cover SES-5-65-04-201
    Transmission mount
    Trick Flow Cylinder Heads TFS-51616203-C00
    Trick Flow Rocker Arms TFS-53400621
    Tru-Tech Voltage Regulator
     

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  2. Kris S.

    Kris S. In Second Gear

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    Well just found out I needed special linkages for the carb. So if anyone gets the same carb they are EDL-1483 and EDL-1493 for the throttle lever and throttle adapter for the 351m. Progress is progress though.
     

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  3. Mick13

    Mick13 In Second Gear

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    You've forgotten in the list the nice wheels
     
  4. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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    800 CFM Carb EDL-1913 is way to much carb for a 351 ci motor unless you are planning on turning 9000+ RPM
    a 600 cfm will do you just fine
     
  5. Kris S.

    Kris S. In Second Gear

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    5.0, I was wondering that too. I told Edelbrock support we bored it out a .3 and increased compression. Shooting closer to hopefully 450 horse (from what the motor shop informed me). They recommended the 800cfm. I am hoping it is not too much
     
  6. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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    Seems to me to be way over carbed but I guess you will find out
     
  7. Lowrider

    Lowrider In Third Gear

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    I agree with 5.0 Chero. 800 cfm is too big. Most people tend to go bigger than they need to on carbs.
     
  8. Kris S.

    Kris S. In Second Gear

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    IT"S ALIVE!!! Fired it up after the rebuild and all. Sounds great! This is just headers, exhaust not connected.

     
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  9. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    I am running a 650 CFM on a 460 and that runs awesome. I guess if you are racing........
     

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