Serpentine belt drive for a 400

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  1. pmrphil

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    Is that a Price Motorsports kit under the intake?
     
  2. Robbtroy

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    Why yes it is, the best way to get 'er done. Bill and Mary have a great product and service.
     
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    Absolutely. I've been using their stuff since 1987. Miracle workers.
     
  4. Robbtroy

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    A quick update, dropped the brackets off to be powder coated. They should be back in a few days. Decided to go with a utility type of gray.
     
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    I can't wait to see it set up.
     
  7. Robbtroy

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    Well, closing in on the finish line,. Waiting for the harmonic balancer to be shipped back from being rebuilt.
     
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    Ahh, looks great. When the balancer's on, which crank pulley are you using, and does it require modification to fit the hub?
     
  10. Robbtroy

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    The crank pulley is a standard off of a 5.8L , I pulled it out of the local wrecking yard and it also matches the one on my '95 E-350. No modifications were necessary. All of the holes lined up perfectly.
     
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    A big issue with the Windsor block is timing cover alignment.
    Bolting the cover down without the balancer in place and the oil pan loose can create a situation where the seal is torn when the balancer is installed, no matter how careful you are.
     
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  13. Robbtroy

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    One of The good things about the 400's (351M's) was the locating pins for the timing cover plate, pretty much dead on every time.
    Fortunately I've not had any issues with the seals. (replaced the oil pump and bearings back in the early 90's on Her in order to get some oil pressure back) did the front and rear seal at the time.
    She now has a one piece rear seal as an update. uses the same one as the 5.8L.
     
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    I thought there might've been some overlap on parts between these engines. That"s good to know.
     
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    Had to machine the back of the block to accept the one piece rear seal, but that's about it on the crank.
     
  16. handy_andy_cv64

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    That's good to know.
     

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