Discussion in 'The Stable' started by PonyExpressRider, Jan 14, 2013.
Another milestone has been reached... Got the Tranny back from rebuild...
Looks great. Keep on keeping on
kool its coming long very nice /I redid my magnum 500 rims to day found they come from 1969 428/boss302 / c C J Torino they could have been on your ride ,any thing is possiable
OK Davis... back in August you asked me about finding the exhaust manifolds... and I replied...
Now I have to ask... how long did you giggle and say to yourself "He'll figure it out!"
experiencing that moment when you realize that not all is as it appears!
Possibly! But I have the original wheels!
you have 1 7/8 center caps ?? if so have you looked for new ones /I can not locate them
no giggles here. we've all been there.
did you hook up with some exhaust mans?
Dearborn Classics has the manifolds $$$$$... have been keeping an eye out at the swap meets. They also have the wheel centers, plain or GT. I have a set of the plain...
Car is going top Body and Paint today!
Can't wait to see this car finished!
check FE forum for those.
also mustang forum.
mustang and fairlane/torino exhaust mans are the same.
ebay if you have too. those guys are gonna be heavy though.
Exhaust manifolds inbound... eBay, $240, w/shipping...
Gas tank getting cleaned up... Engine work coming along, getting anxious to see it in paint
I Know thats right ANXIOUS as it comes together /good for you man
Friday I was on my way to Portland for a meeting, when the Machine shop calls me... "we found a hairline crack on the main"! I was devastated! So much for my matching numbers car... now the search is on for a date code correct block. This sucks!
On the better side, the body shop is getting busy on the body and paint.
bummer, hope you are able to locate one soon!
HEY ,Postup the info on your date coded block an I will start looking to help and I am sure others will as well and hope in no time we all can help locate your part ,together it can happen faster/ANDY
9D25 is on my block - So to be absolutely date code correct, it would need to be on dated after Dec 26, 1968... but it could have also been dated before
According to http://www.fordification.com/tech/castingnumbers-FEblock.htm
I think I found one dated early 68, its just a matter if I can get him to let go of it.
Thanks in advance
I am not going to trash this block... 20 years ago, they couldn't repair the skirt. Who knows what will be available in even 5 years... This crack is very fine, and as you are looking at the mains, this crack runs down both sides of the bolt hole on the right side of the number 2 main... which is where the initial explosion of rods took place. They are making pretty good strides in repairing this stuff, with pressurized argon, and such. Maybe down the road, I can make it back into the matching numbers car.
this is October 1968
1968 428 Cobra Jet Engine - Rebuilt and Ready To Drop In
Buy It Now
or Best Offer
Im selling my 1968 (date code 8K26, Oct, 26th 1968) 428 Cobra Jet engine. Its been completely rebuilt and never fired, its ready to drop in.
this is dated October of 1968 /that's what I found/andy
another one 2500.00
checked for cracks (not milled.) Standard bore from factory. In perfect shape. Ready for shipping. Has the date code of 8J14: September 14, 1968. Has the 'C' weld on the back and 428 in the water jacket. Comes with main caps. There is a serial number on the back of the block (drivers side) that can be made out. It reads: 9A174901. If your car has these last eight then this is your block.
To answer other questions, call Jim or text me at 516.805.7562.
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