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blksn8k2

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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from IMSA-XJR9 in Ranger Raptor at Baja   
    https://www.fordmuscle.com/news/ford-performance-sends-ranger-raptor-into-baja-1000-battle/
     
    I'm assuming this was a left-hand drive version which begs the question which plant would this have come from? South Africa or does Thailand build both RH and LH?
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from Saleen182 in Cup Champ   
    Congrats to Joey Lagano and Team Penske on their 2022 NASCAR Cup championship!
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from Saleen182 in Cup Champ   
    Congrats to Joey Lagano and Team Penske on their 2022 NASCAR Cup championship!
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from Saleen182 in Cup Champ   
    Congrats to Joey Lagano and Team Penske on their 2022 NASCAR Cup championship!
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from Chrisgb in Punkin Patch Plow   
    Right side door painted and installed.

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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from Chrisgb in Punkin Patch Plow   
    Right side door painted and installed.

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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from fordmantpw in Punkin Patch Plow   
    Installed the painted left side door today and finished fitting most of the sheet metal closures.





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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from fordmantpw in Punkin Patch Plow   
    Here's some of the sheet metal I'm adding below the windshield and behind the seat to close off the larger gaps. I also removed the rubber floor mat and after I pressure wash and paint everything I plan to add Dynamat sound deadening on the floor as well as on the new sheet metal panels. The floor mat will then go back in.



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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from fordmantpw in Punkin Patch Plow   
    Got the piano hinges today. They are 3" wide in the open position and 32" long and made from 304 stainless with a .120" diameter pin. Still waiting on the door latches.
     
    Once I get those and have the left side door fitting the way I want I can mask it  off and paint the boundaries similar to all of the other panels. Then I can do the right side door.
     
    At some point I might try adding some weather stripping around the edges of the door openings. Not a top priority yet.
     
    I also started making the sheet metal closure plates for the areas below the bottom of the cab. I'm making those from scrap pieces of galvanized steel left over from an earlier central AC duct project for the house.


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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from fordmantpw in Punkin Patch Plow   
    Excellent idea on the sound deadening fordmantpw and thanks tbone.
     
    I cut the first door out today. Looks like my plan to put the hinges at the rear will work. I was concerned that there might be too much offset in the rear tires but the door will clear the tire when swung open, but just barely.

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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from fordmantpw in Punkin Patch Plow   
    Thanks!
     
    Seeing as how the top speed is maybe 5 mph when plowing and 15 max I'm hoping between the roof extension and Rain-X that it won't be much of a problem. Like most people, I generally wait until the storm is over before I start plowing anyway. Plus the doors will be hinged at the rear (suicide style) so reaching out there won't be impossible. 😉 
     
    Come to think of it, there are quite a few Amish families in the area so maybe I can check out what they use on their winter buggies, besides the horse's tail.
     
    "Lord, I apologize for that one there, and please be with all
    the starving Pigmies down there in New Guinea! Amen!"
    Larry The Cable Guy
     
    The one thing I was a little surprised by was how much of an echo chamber the cab creates even without any doors. That diesel rattle is really magnified in there. Looks like I'll be wearing ear muffs anyway. 😁
     
    Seriously though, I was planning to close off the area below the windshield and beside the engine covers with sheet metal panels so besides keeping the wind and exhaust fumes out maybe that will also cut down on some of the engine noise.
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from fordmantpw in Punkin Patch Plow   
    Thanks!
     
    Seeing as how the top speed is maybe 5 mph when plowing and 15 max I'm hoping between the roof extension and Rain-X that it won't be much of a problem. Like most people, I generally wait until the storm is over before I start plowing anyway. Plus the doors will be hinged at the rear (suicide style) so reaching out there won't be impossible. 😉 
     
    Come to think of it, there are quite a few Amish families in the area so maybe I can check out what they use on their winter buggies, besides the horse's tail.
     
    "Lord, I apologize for that one there, and please be with all
    the starving Pigmies down there in New Guinea! Amen!"
    Larry The Cable Guy
     
    The one thing I was a little surprised by was how much of an echo chamber the cab creates even without any doors. That diesel rattle is really magnified in there. Looks like I'll be wearing ear muffs anyway. 😁
     
    Seriously though, I was planning to close off the area below the windshield and beside the engine covers with sheet metal panels so besides keeping the wind and exhaust fumes out maybe that will also cut down on some of the engine noise.
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from jpd80 in The New 6.8L V8 Thread   
    The 6.2 used a 3.74" stroke.
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from jpd80 in The New 6.8L V8 Thread   
    And the larger bore of the gen 3/4 was made possible by the switch to PTWA cylinder coating in lieu of steel liners.
     
    I believe I read in some of the coverage of the 2024 Mustang that the Mustang's version of the Coyote was adopting the "bottom end" of the truck version meaning the crankcase design. They were touting the switch to a steel oil pan. I assume that also includes the belt driven oil pump but they didn't actually say that. The old crank driven oil pump design was the weak link, especially when adding forced induction. The "fix" was to replace the cast factory pump gears and housing with aftermarket billet parts. When the 2021 F-150's 5.0L was introduced the Ford engineers made a point of the fact that the new belt driven pump had been tested to withstand up to 1000 hp output.
     
     
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from jpd80 in The New 6.8L V8 Thread   
    And the larger bore of the gen 3/4 was made possible by the switch to PTWA cylinder coating in lieu of steel liners.
     
    I believe I read in some of the coverage of the 2024 Mustang that the Mustang's version of the Coyote was adopting the "bottom end" of the truck version meaning the crankcase design. They were touting the switch to a steel oil pan. I assume that also includes the belt driven oil pump but they didn't actually say that. The old crank driven oil pump design was the weak link, especially when adding forced induction. The "fix" was to replace the cast factory pump gears and housing with aftermarket billet parts. When the 2021 F-150's 5.0L was introduced the Ford engineers made a point of the fact that the new belt driven pump had been tested to withstand up to 1000 hp output.
     
     
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from 7Mary3 in The New 6.8L V8 Thread   
    That was me. But as others have pointed out, the 6.8 actually uses a slightly shorter stroke than even the 6.2 Boss did (3.68" vs 3.74"). One of the things that I wondered about with the 6.2 crank was that with it being a SOHC designed if there was some special machining on the snout of the crank to accommodate the mounting of sprockets to run the camshaft for each cylinder head. That would obviously be unnecessary for a pushrod design like the Godzilla. So, if the crank couldn't be used as is without extra machining, then why not optimize the stroke for the 6.8L application? I suppose it's even possible that they are still using the same raw forging as the 6.2 but altering the machining to suit the 6.8.
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from Stray Kat in The New 6.8L V8 Thread   
    Here's a little known fact from NASCAR history. Back in the late 60's NASCAR wanted to reduce the displacement of the engines so they came up with a power to weight formula which allowed teams to run a lighter car based on the reduced output of its engine. Ford's response to this new rule was to destroke their 427 FE racing engines by using the forged crankshaft from the 361 cu in truck engine. The resulting 396 was a result of using the 427's 4.23" bore and the 361's 3.5" stroke. That engine would scream to over  8000 rpm and won a lot of races in the lighter Fairlane chassis.
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from Stray Kat in The New 6.8L V8 Thread   
    Here's a little known fact from NASCAR history. Back in the late 60's NASCAR wanted to reduce the displacement of the engines so they came up with a power to weight formula which allowed teams to run a lighter car based on the reduced output of its engine. Ford's response to this new rule was to destroke their 427 FE racing engines by using the forged crankshaft from the 361 cu in truck engine. The resulting 396 was a result of using the 427's 4.23" bore and the 361's 3.5" stroke. That engine would scream to over  8000 rpm and won a lot of races in the lighter Fairlane chassis.
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    blksn8k2 reacted to Stray Kat in The New 6.8L V8 Thread   
    I just watched a video that says the 6.8 has a forged crankshaft and the same 4.22” bore as the 7.3 with a shorter 3.68” stroke. 
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from Captainp4 in The New 6.8L V8 Thread   
    Just to be clear, by using the 6.2 crank in the 7.3 block you get 6.8L without changing the 7.3's bore size which also means no change to piston size.
     
    The displacement formula for an engine is Area of the Bore (πr²) x Crankshaft Stroke x Number of Cylinders. So, for an engine having a 4.22" bore (7.3L block) and 3.74" stroke (6.2L crank), the calc would be (4.22"÷2)² x π x 3.74" x 8 = 418.48 cu in or 6.858L.
     
    And just to show my age, the old adage that a big bore/short stroke engine was always considered to be a quicker revving engine that made peak power at a higher rpm compared to a small bore/long stroke engine and this was best illustrated when comparing a 427 FE (big bore/short stroke) to a 428 FE (small bore/long stroke). The 427 was a better race engine when compared to a 428 which was actually a better street engine due to it's lower rpm torque output. 
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from SoonerLS in The New 6.8L V8 Thread   
    I see this more along the lines of the old 385 series big blocks. The 429 and 460 shared the same bore size but used different crankshaft stroke dimensions. I also don't think we can dismiss the fact that the 6.2L Boss uses the same bore spacing and main bearing journal sizes as the 7.3L Godzilla. It would seem to be almost too easy to say you could simply use the 6.2 crank in a 7.3 block. BTW, that does result in 6.8L of displacement assuming you do not change the bore diameter of the 7.3 block. The only argument against a 6.8L in that configuration might be that big bore/short stroke engines have historically not been the best way to produce good low rpm torque which is what you would probably prefer for a truck application. 
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from Stray Kat in FE Race & Reunion 2022   
    I was at this event on 9/10/22. It was held at Beaver Springs Dragway in central PA. All of these cars are powered by FE big blocks, mostly 427s and 428 CJs. One of the most impressive was the black falcon which made one pass of 8.55 sec @ an on the brakes 132 mph in the 1/4 mile. Who would have thought one of those old motors could do that? Enjoy the sounds of real Ford Power!
     
    Edit: The Falcon also ran an 8.20 @ 153...
     
    real 
     
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from Stray Kat in FE Race & Reunion 2022   
    I was at this event on 9/10/22. It was held at Beaver Springs Dragway in central PA. All of these cars are powered by FE big blocks, mostly 427s and 428 CJs. One of the most impressive was the black falcon which made one pass of 8.55 sec @ an on the brakes 132 mph in the 1/4 mile. Who would have thought one of those old motors could do that? Enjoy the sounds of real Ford Power!
     
    Edit: The Falcon also ran an 8.20 @ 153...
     
    real 
     
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from SoonerLS in The New 6.8L V8 Thread   
    I see this more along the lines of the old 385 series big blocks. The 429 and 460 shared the same bore size but used different crankshaft stroke dimensions. I also don't think we can dismiss the fact that the 6.2L Boss uses the same bore spacing and main bearing journal sizes as the 7.3L Godzilla. It would seem to be almost too easy to say you could simply use the 6.2 crank in a 7.3 block. BTW, that does result in 6.8L of displacement assuming you do not change the bore diameter of the 7.3 block. The only argument against a 6.8L in that configuration might be that big bore/short stroke engines have historically not been the best way to produce good low rpm torque which is what you would probably prefer for a truck application. 
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    blksn8k2 got a reaction from IMSA-XJR9 in WOO at Port Royal   
    World Of Outlaws update: Donny Schatz in the TSR #15 Ford won his 11th Knoxville Nationals on August 13th.
     
    https://performance.ford.com/enthusiasts/media-room/2022/8/schatz-knoxville-win.html?emailid=PRODOP1394
     
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