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  1. Timing chain cover issue

    Ford Small Block Engine
    Mine was cracked and I bought a new one at NAPA and just put it on. When I tried to install the cover over the hole for a mechanical feul put I realized there are no threads in the cover for the bolts. Do they come that way or is that a manufacturing error? And if they come that way do I...
  2. V-belt conversion

    Ford Small Block Engine
    Looking for advice/experience... 95 302 block, getting down to just the alternator, WP, and crank pulleys manual steering, no AC, no idler). I have the reverse rotation timing cover and WP, but am considering swapping them for standard rotation to get to a simple v-belt setup with the...
  3. My winter solution to summer hot start

    Factory Five Roadsters
    I run a lot of static timing plus 8* of non-ported vacuum advance. The engine loves it, low speed performace is great, and the gas mileage is very good. That said, sometimes on startup the engine wants to fire before TDC and stall the mini-starter. I've done the huge wire thing and that...
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