Unless you’re pushing 500+ horsepower via blower there’s no reason to use a Teksid over a WAP aluminum block In an Explorer, aviator, Mach 1, Marauder or 01 Cobra. On a NA engine you’re just buying hype with a Teksid
Also the 3V aluminum WAP block is reportedly stronger than both the older WAP AND Teksid, and these days could probably be found easier.
The (long term / eventual) plans for an engine build is to have two engines. The stock engine for CA sniffer test purposes, and a performance engine of some sort later down the line.
For simplicity - and cost - purposes, it will likely be a 4v instead of a Coyote engine. I would like it to be as built as possible without the use of any sort of FI. Remember, my goal isn't the 1/4 mile, but rather Auto-X. I'm not even sure if an NA 4v is the right type of engine for that sort of thing.
I have a teksid block. But I decided on a new build. I want my 96 to have an SVO supercharged 4.6. With a 5 speed. And I want it to match up to the 95 SC 5 speed center console, cause I have one. Since the M5r2 was only an SBF pattern, I gotta use the SBF pattern F1AE 4.6 block used in 91 Towncars and 92 Crown Vics. Thus, my question still stands.
the 4.6 turns out to be mounted further forward in the engine compartment than the 3.8 and 5.0 so even with the M5R2 the shifter placement won’t line up with the 5 speed console top without modifying the engine mounts at minimum
Going to start a thread on this here. I imagine that in the next few weeks and months, and possibly years there will be much to discuss on this topic.
Missed opportunities ...
Does anyone know how to tell what number my 1973 ford t bird was made? I ask this because I believe the car to be rare. I say this because my paint job for the 73 is Ford metallic blue or ford paint code 3G. There were only 203 73's that had that color paint. I was curious what number mine is...
First, I want to state that I don't want to get into your financial business. I just want to know your thoughts on specific companies you are considering to buy and avoiding as well as companies that you currently hold stock in.
I recently got into stocks and did quite well with one of my...
No, not doing a supermodel, just repurposing an old diecast.
Started off with a Mark Martin ("the fastest name in motorsports") 1985 Thunderbird that I couldn't sell on ebay. Stripped off the decals and paint (Walmart sells bottles of 100% acetone cheap). Repainted and redecalled with stuff I...
Figured this was as good a time as ever to start a companion to our listening thread.
Same concept applies, post up links to whatever you’re watching or recently watched, TV, movie, documentary, YouTube created content, whatever. Obviously it’s a little hard to put up full length shows or...
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