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Old 08-22-2004, 12:46 PM
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fairlane engine update (almost done!)

Hey everyone,
i was trying to hold off on doing an engine post until it was running, but i just had surgery on my arm and can't use it for 4-5 months. So, no more work will be getting done soon, so ill let you guys know where it stands right now!
The engine is the stock 289 block, i had it hot tanked, and bored .030 over. i ordered some new pistons from paw to fit, with sealed power rings. the crank was ground .010 under and polished, that was enough to clean it up and make it smooth again. I got a performance cam, i told paw i wanted just a mild street cam. the spec sheet says lift- int: .448, exh:.472, duration int: 270 exh: 280, if anyone can give me some more specific info on the cam, other than "it's bigger than stock", that'd be great. i also got hydraulic lifters, and new pushrods, rocker arms, and performance valvesprings to freshen up the valvetrain.
I ground the stock valves back smooth, then just did a normal 3 angle valvejob to get them working like new.
For the fuel delivery, the stock manifold and carb had to go, so i put on an edelbrock performer manifold and 600 cfm performer carb. the rest of the stuff i did was just basic rebuild stuff: new timing gears, water pump, harmonic balancer, oil pump, things like that. I also painted every surface inside the motor (that isn't machined) with glyptol, and beveled all the oil holes, just to give the oil a little boost.
sorry about the huge post, and any grammatical mistakes (it's hard to type with one hand, trippin on painkillers lol) thanks for reading about my engine! i probably forgot a bunch of stuff, if i remember any later i'll let you know. if anyone has any wild guesses on power figures, feel free to let me know, because i have no idea. here are a few pictures of the motor, enjoy!

before:





and here is one of the car in case some of you haven't seen it:


thanks for looking!

~Frank~
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