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  1. 2005-2010 Mustang GT Tech
    I have an 08 mustang gt 4.6L, I just rebuilt the motor and when I started it I noticed that cylinders 5,6 and 8 are dead (I can unplug coils and injectors from all 3 at the same time and there is no rpm change, I unplug one of the other cylinders and the engine almost stalls), so I tested for...
  2. 5.0L Tech
    Hey guys, so I have a donor 5.0 HO for my wife's '66 Mustang and I thought since I had the pan off for the change I would check the bearings. The engine is supposed to have between 90-100k miles on it. Both the mains and rods checked out at 3-1/2 thousandths with Plastigage. The rod I checked...
  3. Classic Tech
    My problemm began when I was driving my 66 and the engine made a loud bang and next thing I knew a plume of white smoke emanated from the exhaust and my car was no longer running. I coasted to the side of the road got out and lifted the hood and found light smoke coming from between the head and...
  4. V6 Tech
    Hey guys, Im having one problem after another with my 99 v6. The biggest thing was my head gasket going with a vengeance during christmas last year. (One month ago). For several reasons, I chose to go with a complete engine rebuild for $3000 CDN. Which is obviously pricey, but comes with a 3...
  5. 4.6L Tech
    Hello everybody. I have mainly just been a reader here to find out problems but recently I've come across what I believe to be a spun rod bearing and I decided to make my first post and get some help and advice on how to proceed. I have a 1999 mustang gt automatic 115000 miles with the real 35th...
  6. 5.0L Tech
    Ive got a spare 331 short block with around 42000 miles sittin in my garage that Im gonna trade for some music equipment.My question is,would you replace the cam main and rod bearings,put the cam and oil pan back on and let it go that way?Or would you suggest I pull it completely apart,lightly...
  7. Classic Tech
    I had to break my engine down to find out what was wrong with it. It's at the machine shop currently and will be bored out to a 0.60" piston. I want to go up on the cam since now would be the time to do it. I was told to go with a Comp Cam 268H... The engine kit I'm looking at has an upgrade to...
  8. Classic Tech
    Just found my first Mustang. It is a 1969 Mach 1 with a 390 and a 4 speed. I spotted the car poking out from under a tarp while at a garage sale. The woman at the garage sale said it was her brothers and had been sitting there for five years. He had bought the car in 1980 and it had always lived...
  9. 4.6L Tech
    Just had a fresh rebuild on my 97 mustang gt. Picked it up today and my temperature gauge speedometer rpms and battery gauges are not working. Fuel and pool are. Mechanic said he's ordering new cluster but seems dumb. The **** worked befe. Any ideas?something I can fix myself? Thanks for any...
  10. 4.6L Talk
    have not ran the car due to needs an engine rebuild. A family friend has a stock 4.6 with 32k miles on it and still in car so I know it runs fine that he would sell for 1400 cuz he plans on making a drag car, but what suggestions would be recomended. I have: bbk long tube headers bbk cold air...
  11. 4.6L Tech
    Ok so this past weekend, I was driving home and my timing chain jumped teeth when I shifted down to 4th gear, the car just died and hasnt started since. My mechanic said that when it jumped teeth, it bent my valves and that I have to rebuild my engine or by a new/used one..the car is a 1999...
  12. Classic Tech
    Hey guys, How much would a completely rebuilt 289 be worth (max/min)?? By completely rebuilt I mean: torn down to bare block, hot tanked, machined probably +30/+40, new cam bearings, new main/rod bearings, crank cleaned and/or cut, 3 angle valve job on the original heads with new...
  13. Classic Tech
    Hey guys, After I finish my current project (66 coupe 289 rebuild) I want to grab a used SBF engine to tear down and rebuild. I want some opinions on this. I'm not too worried about making a big chunk of change off this venture, its more because I like doing it but a little profit would be...
  14. Classic Tech
    Hi guys, I've rebuild quite a few engines and was thinking about rebuilding used, original 289/302/351s and selling them. Is it worth it? I can pick up used engines from car shows for $200-300 all stock. Strip it down to the block, get it machined, and rebuild with new parts and possibly...
  15. SVT Cobra Talk
    Back story: I was away on deployment and my baby needed a new engine, so I left the car in the hands of a trusted family friend and mechanic. Long story short, the motor was built by a gentlemen he knew and it blew after 8 months, and since it was a home job the wonderful man wouldn't offer any...
  16. V6 Tech
    My plan for the next year or so is to sell my 96 V6 and buy a 94-98 GT. I want a cheap one so I can do some of my own work on it. The biggest thing I would like to do is an engine rebuild. I don't think I necessarily need to have it rebuilt strictly for performance, just a basic rebuild with...
  17. Classic Tech
    We're rebuilding a 66 with a 200ci inline six. Putting together the bottom end, and we see that our gasket kit and oil pump don't have a gasket between the block and the pump. I thought these engines had a gasket between the pump and the block. Can anyone confirm this?
  18. V6 Tech
    Guys, I'm sure this has been answered a thousand times already, but I have not been able to find it if it has. I was going to swap off my 3.8 for the 4.6 but upon looking into the motor a little more, I saw all I need is to replace the heads. I'm thinking about going with either a PowerPak...
  19. 5.0L Talk
    I have done alot of research on many different forums on how to rebuild my engine. I have chosen to go with almost everything Trick Flow Specialities. I've replaced everything except the crankshaft. I am still in the middle of the building process & kind of skeptical to the actual...
  20. Classic Tech
    ok i am rebuilding a 1965 289, new speed pro pistons, the crank has been grinded and rebalanced, rods were cleaned and honed out, block bored .030 over we have built all the bottom end back and it is really hard to turn we know the pistons are tight, new bearings, and assembly lube on everything...
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