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Old 12/12/2018, 08:42 PM   #196
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Marty,
As a MCA judge, what is correct on a 390/428 engine in 1968 for paint on the lower heads bolts? Painted or not? Also the exposed edges of the block surface that the heads and head gaskets do not cover?

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Old 12/12/2018, 09:30 PM   #197
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The engine was assembled then painted, so the bolts and gaskets were painted.
Even the exhaust was installed so the edges had some paint.
I'll se if I can find a picture.
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Old 12/13/2018, 09:05 AM   #198
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The water pump bypass hose, and clamps also are painted.

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Old 01/17/2019, 11:40 AM   #199
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More progress on the 1968 Cougar GTE 427. Smog and PCV should look familiar to 390 owners that still have it on their engines! Engine and Tranny are in the car now and the bottom side buttoned up. Hope to start it this weekend or early next week.

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Old 01/17/2019, 12:05 PM   #200
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Nice!!!

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Old 01/17/2019, 12:58 PM   #201
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Outstanding, Rob.

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Old 01/17/2019, 04:48 PM   #202
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Iíve heard that the best way to break in an engine is with burnouts.

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Old 01/19/2019, 11:08 AM   #203
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Sounds like a plan!!!!! This one is actually broke in a bit already, but why not!!

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Old 01/23/2019, 07:14 PM   #204
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We made smoke and fire today! Still have to get the 600 Holley to like the 427. Have a 650 double pumper on her and she runs just fine! Enjoy and turn up your speakers!!

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Old 01/24/2019, 08:49 AM   #205
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Hey Rob, something about a guy wearing a Huskies shirt giving some love to a Cougar just warms my heart!!!

For those who are not local to the Northwest the Washington Huskies are the cross-state rivals of the Washington State Cougars. Go Cougs!!!!!

All Husky bashing aside, I sure enjoy your Triple Bís posts. I discovered this shorty after joining and have read it from the beginning. Thanks for the great information and the entertainment.

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Old 01/24/2019, 09:35 AM   #206
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Quote:
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For those who are not local to the Northwest the Washington Huskies are the cross-state rivals of the Washington State Cougars. Go Cougs!!!!!

Mike
You guys have cool animal mascots, here in Oregon we get a choice of a Duck or Beaver. Platypus anyone? LOL

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Old 01/26/2019, 04:27 PM   #207
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Part 3 of the engine start up. The Service Replacement List 4088 600 CFM Holley is now dialed in and running sweet. Had to perform the Technical Service Bulentin secondary discharge modification to dial her in that I did on Dan's, Eric's and Sheryl's 600 carbs on their 390's. That and some trial and error with the secondary stop screw and all is good now. Performed a cold start this morning, and it worked great with a nice fast idle and perfect choke sequence. Worked on a flat spot off idle today and chased a P/S leak and still fussing with the valve covers to get them sealed. Took her for a test drive today and all systems are go. I completely rebuilt the brake system to the calipers and rear wheel cylinders. New distribution block and rebuilt the proportioning valve. All new steel lines on the front. New steering box and P/S hoses. Fresh automatic, radiator, and engine detail. Will hook up the exhaust H pipe to the rear system on Monday and all is going great! Engines pulls very nicely. Still has the 4 pin trac lock with 3.91 gears and it is ready to go to the track. It will need lots sticker tires for the strip. I have a set of 275 60 R 15 Mickey Thompson Drag Radials that will cure that problem!! They are so sticky they do not spin!

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