The last engine I overhauled had sleeves in it. To be perfectly honest I don't think I have the mental and physical capacity to do a rebuild twice. If I could just afford. The engine was supposedly rebuilt when my friend had purchased the car, but something was definitely wrong with this power plant. Some of my cars don't even see 1000 miles a year.
One use liners are not an option in auto engines that I'm aware of to save replacing pistons on over bore rebuilds. Some jack up prices when you bring your own parts , also good idea to break it down youself and do inspection of cylinder bores and crank , some guys just want to cut everything when it can be honed and repolished. The stock 64 heads are decent, a little smoothing in the ports can help and for sure get the exhaust side planed flat to help header or manifold seal. Not to speak of the improved materials in rings, bearings, pistons, crankshafts, rods and so on. There are lots of little tricks that can add to reliability and performance. I think it's still in print. We wanted the engine to have great throttle response, good vacuum, and low down stump pulling torque, but make some horsepower on the top end.
Last year I put ~9700 miles on the car. Lots of guys who have musclecars for cruising never give any thought to wide-open-throttle performance, assuming that if the car idles well, it will run good wide open, which is absolutely not so. Such a person could diagnose the smoke and also get the engine dialed in properly. First off I am quite mechanically inclined but this would be my first gas engine rebuild was a diesel mechanic decades ago. When you return your rebuildable core to Rebuilt Crate Engine, your Core Charges will be refunded. The crank and rods will also be inspected for needs of resizing and maybe new bolts.
While it is true that the idle speed of these engines is not to be adjusted with the throttle stop, as you would on a carburetor, an adjustment does need to be made. The clearance checks were performed on the connecting rod bearings and main bearing of the rotating assembly and averaged from. While mail cannot be answered personally, Car Craft will publish as many letters and replies as space permits. It is the responsibility of the Customer to inspect the parts carefully before use. It seems like it runs really rich.
Which brings us to this story. If the crank is not to your liking then it's time to grind it, another hint toward the stroker kit. Just a quick skim shows the 428 is basically a bored and stroked 390, stroked 406, or bored 410. If it passes sonic testing and the block could be bored to. That cost power and often ruined the valve seats. Your list should include fluids oil, fuel, and coolant , electrical and hose connections, belts, etc.
We bored and honed the cylinders to 4. I'd like to make this engine streetable but with a bit of kick to it. You will see the misalignment when you look at the bearing shells installed in the block. Fuel injectors require a specific amount of fuel pressure to operate properly, otherwise the stream of fuel sprayed may not atomize sufficiently. Dad took a shot and eased off the line to a 13. It is my daily driver. To me, that's the toggle point.
Come to find out, there would only be one glitch in our plan, which would be the crankshaft. A ultra budget rebuild may consist of getting the block inspected by a reputable shop as to it's needs which will be at a minium of cleaning, inspecting for sizes and a estimate as to the least to a premium rebuild which will also include besides the normal boring and cam bearings, core plugs, the extra deck resurfacing and align honing of the crank bore. This kit comes complete with 16 alloy 17-4ph stainless steel 1. Get a Petronix unit to tuck into your distributor to easily change from mechanical to electronic points. If anyone has any suggestions this newbie would really appreciate it.
There are machine shop procedures now that were considered rare and exotic in 1969 such as square and zero decking, align honing that was only done then to correct something that was really out of wack. I was looking for someone who has gone through this and can compare efforts and worthwhileness to a dollar figure. Airflow is very important to know where to fully open and close the intake and exhaust valves for maximum power for your application. The block is bored and honed and new cam bearings and freeze plugs are installed. A stroker 445 with a mild cam and a c6-stock converter - 3.
Located in southern California, Dema has been in the camshaft grinding business since 1957. A friend of mine had purchased a 1962 Galaxie a few years ago, and the previous owner had installed a 390 with a four speed in the car. Mike did a port and polish job on the intake and exhaust ports to match the ports on the intake manifold and headers. The 390 got a good going-over, including a Shelby dual quad intake, a pair of modified Holley carburetors, ported and polished 428 Police Interceptor heads with valvetrain gear, and an Isky 505 solid lifter cam. This will ensure smooth assembly and an accurate torque reading. Thirty-seven years after it last turned a wheel in anger, The Demon is getting a new lease on life—and the rebirth is being documented in the upcoming film Demon on Wheels.