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#21 Custom Mike

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 05:14 PM

OK, time for some updates! I finally got the engine all trimmed up and ready for paint, and de-chromed the valve covers, they'll get painted with some Metalizer Aluminum Plate. So the engine is now ready for some Ford Blue, here's the pics to prove it!

The red lines need to go away, the black lines tell me when to stop....
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The offending excess plastic has been removed, and the distributor and heads were thrown on to see how it all looks...
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The oil pan was de-chromed and glued on, and the engine re-primed to see how it's looking...
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Not too bad, now I can paint this baby finally. Oh, and the fuel pump will be removed, I'll add an electric fuel pump somewhere, but that tiny thing has got to go!
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The last step was enlarging the hole for the Fatkidd distributor, and making the notch in the front cover a bit bigger.
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#22 Custom Mike

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 05:17 PM

The engine has received it's first coat of Ford Blue, but it's gonna get another coat, it just didn't cover well enough. I tried painting the valve covers with some Metalizer Aluminum Plate, and used some Detail Master Krome Foil on the ribs, hoping to be able to buff out the ribs and reveal the foil, but it didn't work well at all, so a second set has been de-chromed and I'll try it another way. The body also lost the Galaxie 500 scripts on the quarter panels, they were just too light to be seen under a few coats of paint, so they had to go. But the body is back in primer, so maybe I can get the paint right the second time around, we'll see!

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 05:19 PM

I also got the teardrop hood ready for primer by opening up the holes so I could add some mesh, and getting rid of the horribly bad hood pins AMT added to the front corners, Unfortunately, the primer came out "dry", leaving a horrible texture on the hood, so it's taking a DOT-3 bath as I type. I have a spare in case this one doesn't strip, so it's all good!

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 05:20 PM

The engine has it's final coats of Ford Engine Blue, the hood has been cleaned up, and it's waiting for a fresh coat of primer. Hopefully I'll have some more progress tomorrow night, we'll see!

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:44 AM

That's an insane amount of sanding work on the engine block.

I just wish regular paint would cover just like primer does.

Glad you stuck to your guns and got that block to conform

and fly right. Keep up the good work and thanks for the update.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:04 AM

wow - really nice job so far on fixing that engine - looking forward to more



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 06:48 AM

Excellent work hacking that motor into shape! Here's a link to a good article on the OHC Ford 427.

http://www.hotrod.co...ld/viewall.html

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for the link Dale, the intake shot looks mighty interesting...now to find an intake to use for that setup and see if I can pull that off!



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:44 AM

Thanks for the link Dale, the intake shot looks mighty interesting...now to find an intake to use for that setup and see if I can pull that off!

 

There's a 426 HEMI injector stack manifold in the Competition Resins catalogue that might do. They are equally spaced and set to the outside like in the article. You would need to build the tubes, though.

 

BTW: That article was proof read for accuracy by Ohio George Montgomery, among others.

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

I've got some cable ferrules I can use for the stacks, I just need to polish 'em up. Alyn made his own, I might hit him up and see how he did it....BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH you Alyn, you make me want to scratch build stuff now, you're ruining my kit-bashing skills!  :D



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:34 AM

Nice clean work on the hood.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:08 AM

You are doing a great job on that motor... but I can't help wondering why you didn't fill that recess in the oil pan? I'm no expert on these motors... so maybe I'm way off base?

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:09 PM

That indent is a relief for the metal axle

Edited by freakshow12, 06 June 2013 - 12:10 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:11 PM

Tony, Fred nailed it, this kit has the old metal axles, so that ugly groove is for the axle to run through. But now that I've been playing with the stance, I may have to eliminate that groove, because to get the nose lower, I'm going to have to cut the axle and mount it up higher than the kit will allow. So I may be popping the oil pan loose and fixing that old dog too...



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:39 PM

Looking good!



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:57 PM

Putting in work, that motor looks like a beast! Looking forward to the second paint...


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:01 PM

Here's another couple of views of this monster from the pages of the 'Complete Ford Book', published annually by Petersen in the early '70s. These books are an excellent reference for Ford details and historical pics.

 

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Can't find my favorite pic at the moment; a color pic of one of these doing a pull on a Ford dyno with the headers glowing almost white hot...

 

mike


Edited by mk11, 06 June 2013 - 07:04 PM.