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martin172
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Post by martin172 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:32 pm

That measurement on mine is 8 3/10".
Could do with another owner to corroborate this though, just to be sure.


ETA. I can see the dolly marks on the pic I think.

The question is, who did it and why.

Do you know how the fire occurred?
I wonder if it did a bit of racing of some sort.
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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:42 pm

Thanks for the help so far Martin, do you mean 8 3/8ths?
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Post by martin172 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:43 pm

No. 8 3/10s. Daft rule.

brb.

... 8 and 5/16s


Got a pic of the saw cut?

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Post by Brad1380 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:51 am

It's time to paint the block, not sure to go black or the old Ford dark blue.

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The car's going to be painted in volvo orinoco paint 479, so not sure if it will all be a bit too blue.
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Post by martin172 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:33 pm

You do seem to have the luxury of choice.

For your car it should be black but 289s are generally blue.

You could opt for something down the middle like Ford Blue which is quite dark or Chevy orange or turquoise and rattle a few cages. :D

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Post by Brad1380 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:06 pm

I was thinking of the Ford Blue which is the original colour, then i can say to the Tiger police it's really a 260 honest...
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Mal
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Post by Mal » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:57 pm

Brad. The 260's were black :)
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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:30 am

Black it is then, thanks Mal.
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Post by Mal » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:36 am

That's good. Mines a black 5.0L 260 :wink:
Wouldn't want to confuse anyone would we.
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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:33 pm

Mal you must have used the satin black then rather than the standard matt to get the capacity increase, think i'll go for 2 coats of gloss so that makes it 5.7litres in my books.
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Post by Brad1380 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:51 am

Just waiting for push rods now, should be on the dyno soon.


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Post by Mal » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:53 am

Very nice. Looks like some serious ponies going on here.
Shame you are going to have to cover up all that shiny aluminum with black paint. :wink: .
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Post by Tim » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:14 pm

What a fantastic thread - thanks for taking the time to post your updates Brad.

I'll be fascinated to hear how much power & torque your engine makes as I'm planning on doing very similar with my 289 in the next year or two.

What inlet manifold have you fitted, what air filter are you planning on using and will you keep the standard bonnet or fit a LAT one? I'm still trying to work out what manifold/carb/air filter combo will fit under a standard smooth bonnet.

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Post by Brad1380 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:43 pm

Tim,
it's similar to an 'air gap' manifold, it's going to have a Holly 600 & a 'powered by Ford' ali K&N filter.
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Post by Tim » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:08 pm

Thanks for the info Brad.

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