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  1. 302 Engine Timing (theory and practice)

    Classic Tech
    As a fellow vintage MUSTANG-ER, I wanted to share this conversation I had with a professional engine builder as I thought is was helpful for me and maybe would be for any of you out there. Feel free to chime in with your own ideas/comments or just take in the knowledge. Cheers! First my...
  2. 2008 4.6L GT Engine Hesitation

    2005-2010 Mustang GT Tech
    Why is my car feeling hesitant at times? I am hoping someone here has had similar issues, and can weigh in on this. Just a quick run through of all the mods I have: 1. Pypes Axle Back Bomb Exhaust 2. Ford Performance 3.73 rear end 3. Ford Performance Traction-LOK Limited Slip Differential w/...
  3. Intermittent Chirp/Squeal from front of engine

    4.6L Tech
    I have read a lot of posts and watched a lot of videos on this but have found no solution yet. This intermittent chirp/squeak started early this year on my 2002 Mustang GT. It sometimes lasts several seconds to a minute, sometimes on/off like Morse Code, and sometimes goes away completely...
  4. Swapped a 4.6 into my 4.0 Chassis (S197)

    2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech
    Anyone completed a V8 swap into a V6 S197? If so see if you can help out a bit here. I have a complete donor V8, and a roller shell V6 (with complete everything minus the engine, transmission and computer etc.). I swapped the V8 into the V6. The transmission and engine. I have exhaust...
  5. 2017 Engine Rattling @ +3500 rpms

    2015+ 3.7L Mustang Tech.
    Hey everyone, In between Christmas and New Years my car started to make a sound. I don't exactly know how to describe it, but I will give it a try. A "plasticy metallic spinning rattling noise" I bought this car early 2018 and has 12k miles. Oil has been changed ever 5000 miles. Its not LOUD...
  6. 2014 V6 3.7L engine noise

    2011 - 2014 V6 Mustang Tech
    Hi guys, I recently bought a 3.7 V6 2014 with 84k miles. I Noticed a ticking noise when the engine is @ 3000 RPM, in the camshaft gears from outside. I replaced the engine oil with Motorcraft Full Synthetic 5W-20 as I read in the manual and the sound still there. I scanned for any codes with...
  7. Low Compression on Two Cylinders

    SVT Cobra Tech
    Hi, SVT lovers! Just joined and I'm thinking that I'm following all the Forum rules, so I'm posting this issue that I have and hoping that I can get your valuable opinions... I got a 2003 Cobra that I bought in 2004 with only 5000 miles on it. The car has been running fine and it now has 67k...
  8. Knocking sound when warm AND in gear

    V6 Tech
    Alright, this is my first post here so if I'm doing anything wrong, let me know. 2000 Mustang V6 with stock 4-speed automatic transmission. The short version of the issue is that I'm hearing a metallic knocking sound coming from the front half of my car, there is no check engine light, and...
  9. Need: Step-by-Step for Engine Install after Painting Engine Bay

    Classic Tech
    Hello Everyone, I’ve been a longtime lurker and now first time poster. I am nearing the end of a restoration of my 1968 Mustang Coupe. Last spring, a friend and pulled my 289 engine out so I could clean and paint the engine bay. With a lot of help from this forum, I tackled a lot of the...
  10. Is Ford Going the Pushrod Route With Its New V8?

    News
    Ford’s upcoming heavy-duty gasoline truck engine, codenamed “7X,” was believed to be a 7.0-liter V8 built with the express purpose of replacing the 6.8-liter Triton V10 and perhaps the 6.2-liter Boss V8. While the program will indeed bear fruit at Ford’s Windsor Engine Plant next year, there’s...
  11. Patent: Ford Wants to Tip Intake Valves to Improve Performance

    News
    Despite being some 30-odd years old now, Chevrolet’s Vortec heads are still highly sought after among that crowd because they offer better performance thanks to the creation of a vortex within the combustion chamber. Ford’s now working on its vortex innovation, according to a new patent...
  12. Need help with engine fluctuations at cruise speed

    2011 - 2014 Mustang GT Tech
    Hi all. New to this site. As the title states, my 2013 GT/CS does this thing when I'm cruising at lower speeds and RPMs. When my foot is held steady on the gas, it kinda cuts out or backs off a little, then recovers quickly; happens about every 3 minutes or so. It seems to improve a little...
  13. Need help on choosing a swap

    4.6L Tech
    Im currently saving for a new edge GT, but Im sort of on a tight budget and want to eventually do an engine swap on it that can handle at least 400hp and MAX 500hp. What would be the BEST engine swap for saving money while being able to do 400+hp in the future.
  14. Fortes Parts Connection in Framingham MA

    New England
    Hi We're the last of our kind here in New England, a real speed shop offering it all. Engines, transmissions, rear ends and everything in between are available through us. Come and check out our website and Youtube page, we're also on Facebook. Mike Forte Fortes Parts Connection 40 Pearl st...
  15. New Engine Rattle - 2002 3.8L V6

    V6 Tech
    Hey gang - I've been floating around the forums but finally found a reason to actually post. My 2002 Mustang (~200k miles) recently started making a new sound and I was wondering if anyone had an idea what it could be. Video link here: I can only describe the sound as an intermittent, low-ish...
  16. Weird engine noise, help!! (w/ vid)

    V6 Tech
    I've been hearing a pinging or some kind of knocking noise from my engine for a while now. It happens intermittently, usually when I'm idling at a stoplight or something. I never hear it with my foot on the gas. Here's a link to a video of what it sounds like: Listen for the noise at 0:18...
  17. Can I use S550 exhaust cams in 11-14?

    2011 - 2014 Mustang GT Tech
    Hi all, I've got a new crate engine in my 2011 Coyote. It's got the 2015 cams/Phasers/chains etc. I've been told I need to change back to 11-14 VCT for the engine to run properly. I keep getting bank 1 and 2 intake cams over retarded codes. I've heard that the S550 exhaust cams can be used...
  18. Need Advice to build the engine on a 66 289

    Classic Tech
    Hey, Chris here, I have a bone stock 289 mustang, it needs a lot of work and right now I'm hoping to get the engine redone first. Just looking for some tips on what I could do to have some fun with it, mabye a good quarter mile and 0-60. It is running a stock 4barrel carb if that helps, thanks...
  19. VERY strange coolant leak (checked all the basics) and other problems

    4.6L Tech
    So I have a coolant leak. I recently changed the timing cover gasket and that fixed my oil leak problem and everything was fine for a couple days but now I have a coolant leak. At first the coolant was leaking slowly out and I would need to replace it every other day and then it got worse and...
  20. Building a 66 289 engine and need advice!

    Introductions
    Hi, my name is Chris, I have a 1966 ford mustang 289 V8 4barrel. The car is almost bone stock, except for some new shocks and a battery. As far as I know no other modifications have been made and the car has 97k miles. It needs a full valve job, and I figure if I do the valves I might as well do...
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