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Well they are telling me this,
"Hello MustangGTpower it appears that you have not posted on our forums in several weeks, why not take a few moments to ask a question, help provide a solution or just engage in a conversation with another member in any one of our forums?"

I have been around and still reading just not so much posting, the stroker is still leaking oil and I was on active duty for the past couple weeks so havent had time to figure it out... Pretty sure the block cracked when things got tightened down, last chance it could be the oil pan gasket... I really hope so but I doubt it... If the blocks cracked the stang will be out for atleast all summer since I am broke. Just updating everyone since the forum told me to!
 

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Yeah pretty weird huh.......this forum keeps changing and evolving.

I feel your pain my brother as I see a tear down in your future.:(

I guess I better keep posting also as I do not want my attention called :bounce2:
 

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Yeah pretty weird huh.......this forum keeps changing and evolving.

I feel your pain my brother as I see a tear down in your future.:(

I guess I better keep posting also as I do not want my attention called :bounce2:
Yeah if its not the oil pan gasket I am just going to get a 302 block and go .030 over and build it very, very slowly myself with the little free time I have. I expect it to be ready for next summer if thats the case though. Also thinking about doing a swap with 2manystangs on his 347 shortblock.
 

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well the car made it to my house, so i should be able to get it right, we will know tomorow
 

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Got my fingers crossed.:bigthumbsup
 

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well i had it up on the lift today, dosnt look like the block is bad, just needs a front crank seal, and a oil pan gasket, and im gonna re seal the oil level sender for him, hopefully get it done saturday,
 

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Update again. Going to try putting an open breather on it. His dad thinks there is too much pressure in the crank case since the rings aren't seated. If that is the only problem here I am going to be ecstatic!
 

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lol i forgot to update, so the breather is on its way here with my brother, and im working on getting it timed, the pointer is missing off the timing cover... oops, ordered one from ford will be here saturday, and of course the only ones avalible at the parts stores here would be for a small block chevy, and once that gets here and i get it timed it should run much better.
 

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also dont know how someone went and put all this together and timed it without the pointer, kinda sketch to me lol
 

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Well not everybody is mechanically capable and you sometimes need to put your faith into someone elses hands. Sometimes those people SUCK!!!!!

But you live and you learn as we have all been burned before.

Good luck:bigthumbsup:bigthumbsup:bigthumbsup
 

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lol well luckily he lives 10 minutes down the road from me, im a mechanic, and my is a mechanic by trade, he worked for a dealer for 20 something years lol, so between me and him, we can pretty much do anything, im better on the new electronics and hes old school, plus he built his drag car from the ground up by himself im sure that counts for something lol.
 

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picked up the timing pointer from ford this afternoon, it had 4 degrees of timing.... lol bumped it to 14 and it is driveable now, still a tune would help but atleast it dosnt bog, spit and sputter when ever you step on the gas. but since it actually runs nice now, it dosnt like to idle where it should im thinking the other guy messed with the screw for the butterfly valve, but im gonna do an idle re-learn and see how it behaves.
 

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Breather is on! Temp registration today and been driving the car around to get miles on it. Shooting for roughly 1k-1500 miles before the dyno. Still a slight leak but now that its got the breather and is breaking in I am hoping it stops. Might take a road trip to boston this weekend thatll throw a good 500+ miles on it :bigthumbsup I am having some charging issues that I havent had before... Disconnected the stereo system and still seems to be draining... Going to go for an Optima yellow top(since I am broke gunna have to max out ANOTHER card to do it too :nono:) It sounds great although I feel like there isnt much more power than there was before the build(but I havent went over 3k rpms yet) Hopefully I can get a dyno and get that fixed asap!
 

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Where is it leaking from?

If the breather worked and it is leaking less try another breather on the other valve cover.

If you are draining the battery then something is wrong. Take it to the autozone or whatever you have and they will check it for you for free and it might not be the battery. Don't start throwing money at it and start changing parts that might still be good.

Congrats
 

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Where is it leaking from?

If the breather worked and it is leaking less try another breather on the other valve cover.

If you are draining the battery then something is wrong. Take it to the autozone or whatever you have and they will check it for you for free and it might not be the battery. Don't start throwing money at it and start changing parts that might still be good.

Congrats
Jraftb said theres probably no need for a second breather or to put more holes in the valve covers. But it is leaking less and once the rings are seated there shouldnt be any leakage. It was leaking from the front crank seal the input shaft and the oil pan now I believe its just the oil pan.
 

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it dosnt have holes on the other valve cover, and i wasnt about to go and hack up a nice set of trick flow valve covers lol, and all i really did was time it so it will run, the dyno will get everything squared away and running even better, but as far as the battery it might just be the fact that it kept shorting out and killed a cell or something, i didnt have problems with it here and it sat for a day without starting it, only thing i noticed is when i reconnected everything your negative terminal kept wiggiling out since you have those adapters in the side post. and the battery cable is as tight as i can make it,
 

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and my main problem with trowing a new gasket on it is that since its not broken in and if it blows out the new gasket i look like a fool, so i want to make sure its running good, and broken in before i change anything
 

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and my main problem with trowing a new gasket on it is that since its not broken in and if it blows out the new gasket i look like a fool, so i want to make sure its running good, and broken in before i change anything
Yeah hopefully it wont even need a new gasket. And the battery must have gotten messed up from shorting out so many times :nono:
 
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