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Dropped off the 289 block at the machine shop today along with the 351W heads. We're going to go with the flat top pistons to get the compression back up, bore it .030 over and balance it with the AOD flexplate.

It will get the Edlebrock RPM cam with my RPM intake and since the heads already have screw in studs and guide plates it gets the roller rockers that are sitting in the garage just waiting for it. Then the AOD gets bolted up to it and my current drivetrine gets transplanted to my son's '65 project.

Now I just have to decide which carb to put on top ... another Edelbrock or a Road Demon ... hmmm, decisions, decisions!

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Good for you!! Sounds like a strong runner in the making....

When is it going to be finished? I bet you can't wait to hear it fire up!

Enjoy...

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Hope springs eternal....that's what I say whenever I drop something off at a machine shop....hehehe

Road Demon...I want some empirical data before experimenting with one of those suckers...try one for me OK...? *G*

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Holley 650 DP!!! Try it out!!

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I heard that an Edelbrock carb was not compatible with Ford AOD trans? At least I think thats what there catalog states.
 

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The 65 coupe? Your 66 coupe? Or your daughters car? My next engine will get a similar treatment. I put the performer cam in the last one and I guess it helps, but it's idle is as smooth as stock, so Ifigured I'd step up to the next level to RPM on my coupes engine. SO you'r saying you loss quite a bit of compression when you throw on 351 heads, aye?

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I will be using the Edlebrock Performer RPM cam (same as I have now). We'll be going with 10:1 pistons, without shaving the Windsor heads, dropping it back close to factory at around 9.5:1 (want to still be able to run cheap gas).

The idea here was that it wouldn't limit the re-sale value of the '69 Windsor heads with shaving, and leave me room to "grow" later if I choose /forums/images/icons/cool.gif

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The current drive train from my '66 will be transplanted to the '65 (less the curren Performer RPM cam ... got to keep it sane for my 16 year old son).

The idle with the RPM cam is still pretty good, although there's definately more lope than there was with my old cam which was a Comp Cams equivalent of the Performer cam (not the RPM cam). Word of caution: If you go with the RPM cam, you will need heavier valve springs. I fired it up without replacing the springs (couldn't wait for the new springs to get here) and immediately snapped a rocker arm in half due to coil bind.

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Hmmm, thanks for the heads up ... I'll have to check into that!

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We're at least 2-3 weeks out from getting it back from the machine shop and bolting everything up. But, yes, ... I can't wait!!!

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That's my problem as well with the Road Demon ... I hear nothing but good things about it, but never from anyone that actually has one *LOL*.

I hate experimentation ... I'd much rather go with a proven solution!

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I just bought a Speed Demon 650 mechanical secondary for my new motor. Looks like a top notch product. Finished adding the choke yesterday. They supply the worst damn instructions for installing the choke! The video that comes with the carb is very informative though as far as tuning goes. I should be starting it maybe this weekend. I'll let you know how it does.

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We'll be expecting a full report!! Really, I would love to know what you think of it. So you're starting up the new engine this weekend? You going to make it down for the Mustangs Plus show?

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Not sure. I'll try to make it. That's a long trip for me, I'm in Rohnert Park now, I think it'll depend on how well I get it tuned next week after I start it.

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