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BOSS 302 General Discussion / Re: Rod bolt balance pads
« Last post by gt350hr on Today at 09:27:40 am »
    "Grooving" as I described it retains the ribbed portion of the cap which is where the strength comes from.

    As Bossssssss mentioned , wave lock bolts REQUIRE heavy chamfers on the rod and cap as the rod bolt "moves" material as it presses into the rod. Ford found this out the hard way with rod failures when the wave lock bolts were used on 460 truck rods on the initial 521 stroker 460s. AER did the engines and the rod caps would not fully seat after bolt replacement. This resulted in many failures from spun bearings despite proper torque values on the rod nuts. Ford solved the issue by going to a capscrew rod to save face when it was a simple installation problem they didn't want to admit.
    Randy
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Trans-Am Racing / Re: I owe you some photos!!!
« Last post by 69MustangMike on Today at 09:20:57 am »
Mac great job and love what you did to the Stang

Is that slim-lime green or ??

 luv the color
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BOSS 302 General Discussion / Re: Rod bolt balance pads
« Last post by JohnSlack on Today at 09:15:52 am »
The correct way to remove weight from the rod cap is to use a radius end mill that doesn't take up more than 50% of the width of the balance pad. The depth of the balance pad correction also has limits. These limits sometimes create what is technically an unbalancable set of rods. I have seen rods where in order to remove weight the caps have been sanded down to a ridiculously thin thickness. I have seen rods where the sanded areas are blue from the heat. I have seen rods where extra weight was removed by too much sanding on the rod bolt "side casting area". These are all signs of a not good balance job. The balance of the engine may be right on, however...at what material cost?
John
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Off Topic Posts / Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Last post by Clifford on Today at 09:12:54 am »
I saw it yesterday and really enjoyed it.  Beebe made a great bad guy since from what I have read he was the reason for the outcome.  Really refreshing movie !! I guess alot of those cars were factory Five .

NO! All the cars in the racing scenes, all the Ford GTs, even the Ferrari's, and even the Porsches were all built by RCR cars in Michigan. I beleive the only non-RCR Ford GT in the movie was the one scene when they showed a non-moving Ford GT with the rear hatch open when they said to get rid of the Webers and put a Holley on it.

RCR was given a very short time to supply the cars for this movie by the company that made the movie. Initially RCR wanted to use Ford engines in all the Ford GTs, but in discussions with Ford Performance RCR could not get the required Ford engines in either the short time frame nor in the quantity needed. Also a lot of work (and time) would have been required in mating a proper and reliable engine management system for the Ford engines. RCR's first choice was to use Ford engines, but when RCR couldn't make that happen they had to use small block Chevys in all the cars, Ford, Ferrari, and Porsche. All the Chevy engines came directly from Chevrolet Performance and they were supplied with a plug and play engine management system simplifying the build process. The movie company didn't care. They just needed reliable vehicles that could be raced against one another in order to make this movie a reality. Supplying all the movie cars with the same drive train keeps the maintenance simple and also makes it easier to keep all the cars running if any issues were to come up during filming. The simplest way to tell if a Ford GT is a RCR replica Ford GT is the little hinged vent window in the side glass. RCR makes all their hardware in-house for these vent windows. RCR went to great lengths to copy the original Ford GT vent window. Original Ford GTs don't have any rubber gaskets around this little vent window. RCR side vent windows don't have a black gasket around the vent window. Other companies that make Ford GT replicars use a black rubber gasket around this vent window. If you see the black rubber gasket around the vent window its not a RCR built Ford GT.

There are and have been a lot of companies that built 1960s Ford GT replicas. If you are interested the 1960s Ford GT and are thinking of getting one (new or used) check out the Ford GT website at gt40s.com

https://www.gt40s.com/
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Off Topic Posts / Re: possible Baldwin Motion Camaro
« Last post by CaBossFan on Today at 09:11:37 am »
I found where a 1971 Motion Camaro sold at a Mecum action and there was a letter from Mr. Rosen where he could not confirm that the VIN number of the Camaro came from Baldwin Motion:

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0116-229817/1971-chevrolet-camaro-motion-phase-iii/

If the 1970 Camaro doesn't have a 12 bolt differential, I doubt that it originally came from Baldwin Motion as the Camaros modified by them were either Z28s or 396 engine cars that were equipped with the heavy duty rear end.
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Trans-Am Racing / Re: I owe you some photos!!!
« Last post by crossboss on Today at 09:05:55 am »
Mac,
          Outstanding work, outstanding looks and just WOW!!  I only have one negative ( it's just ME), I don't like the green..!  It is what YOU wanted and that is ALL that matters. I'm of that same mindset.  Very happy you built your dream Mustang and completed it!  CONGRATS!  ENJOY every minute!

Ed



Ed,
Just a bit of sarcasm on my part, you probably won't like my cars color either. Yep, you guessed it: Green also!  LOL
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Trans-Am Racing / Re: I owe you some photos!!!
« Last post by 70BossTA on Today at 08:57:46 am »
Mac,
          Outstanding work, outstanding looks and just WOW!!  I only have one negative ( it's just ME), I don't like the green..!  It is what YOU wanted and that is ALL that matters. I'm of that same mindset.  Very happy you built your dream Mustang and completed it!  CONGRATS!  ENJOY every minute!

Ed
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Off Topic Posts / Re: This site - Very slow, or is it my computer?
« Last post by crossboss on Today at 08:48:31 am »
Recently many members said 'goodbye' to this site for some of the issues mentioned. Some (like myself) are not happy you can not directly attach pictures anymore. Im sure the servers are to blame on the hacks, aka lack of some sort of firewall security.
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Off Topic Posts / Re: This site - Very slow, or is it my computer?
« Last post by rhjanes on Today at 08:23:27 am »
Some of the functions are slow.  Slow as in this is the slowest of about 10 forums I read (Cars, Drums, hiking).  Could be any number of issues.  Server speed, load, missing indexes.  All started after the hack.  But.....Just glad it's still here!  Many forum moved to Facebook.  Maddening to see the daily post about "How do I...." which was answered daily. 
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Off Topic Posts / Re: This site - Very slow, or is it my computer?
« Last post by crossboss on Today at 08:21:13 am »
The site never recovered from the hacks. Yes, its slow.
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