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
Mine is growing fruit plants / trees. Right now I've got 3 avocado trees, a fig tree, a mango tree, and some pomegranate seeds.
The avocado trees are 6mo, 3mo, and 2mo old. The fig tree is 4mo old, the mango is 1mo old. The pomegranate seeds were just put in last weekend, so they haven't...
There is a nice SC coming up for auction in Raleigh Dec 6th. I saw the car at the last auction in June, sat in it, etc. It's really in nice, original condition. https://inventory.raleighclassic.com/vehicles/51/1989-ford-thunderbird
Well, I have the opportunity to help convert a garage into a private arcade/man-cave because one of my friends has been collecting vintage arcade machines for a while and has run out of space. The challenge is that the garage has an unfinished ceiling and the apartment above the garage has...
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