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Old 01-15-2008, 04:24 PM
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revised FoMoCo oversized bearings are they stock?

I have oversized bearings that are oversized by ford Why? Was it rebuilt by ford. Also i Have flat top alum pistons with valve reliefs and oversized .030 over Why? And is it factory. My motor is a 68' Ford FE.

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Old 01-15-2008, 04:41 PM
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I would think that most likely whoever did that engine got his parts from Ford ...

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Old 01-15-2008, 06:16 PM
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I have seen where Ford would dip the big end of a rod in bronze or copper if it was over sized. Also a Ford re manufactured engine would use oversize pistons and bearings.
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While working as a Ford dealership mechanic in the mid seventies we came across all kinds of weird engine problems. New trucks with 390 engines with turned down crankshafts, bored blocks, resized con rods. To me it looked like when Ford was phasing out the 390 they were picking up stuff from junk yards, re-machining and putting the engines in new trucks.

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What is it, and how old is it? Regrinding cam and crank bearings undersized (IIRC, .020 but I could remember wrong) was an authorized repair until about 15 or 20 years ago (they did not stop everybody at the same time). More likely to be found on a 460 or an FE or a Cleveland than a Windsor, but they did them until the late 80s or early 90s on the Windsors as well.

It was an authorized repair to avoid scrap, but eventually the plant managers decided that they could not get people serious about quality as long as they did repairs like that, so they tightened up the standards. Some people took longer about it than others. Similar issues with piston grading and a few other things.

I used to have a foreman that worked for me that said he could always tell a good engine from a bad one. I asked how -- he said the bad ones come back! That was the 70s quality ethic and it took most of the 80s to fix it.
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Once again he posts. Never giving any info and wanting answers. I think he's a troll. First it was "I have a sluggish 427", when it was shown that wasn't what he had , he never did Identify it with any numbers or any type of info. Then he started another thread " Someone told me my engine is crap", still no info as to what it is and never supplied any when asked. Now he asks, still not stating any engine info he asks "BLAH,BLAH,BLAH". As I have pointed out in your last 2 posts supply some info or get lost you troll.
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I think '427feracer 'and his buddy'Chevy350Camd', both from Bluff City, Kansas, are just 2 young guys starting out in this hobby. One's a Chevy guy, the other's a Ford guy; classic situation of "my car's faster than yours'". They will learn, just like everyone else, at least they came to a decent site, and they're not talking about ricermobiles with luggage racks disguised as spoilers (or vice versa). And, if they're trolls, they'll soon get bored and go away.
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Once again he posts. Never giving any info and wanting answers. I think he's a troll. First it was "I have a sluggish 427", when it was shown that wasn't what he had , he never did Identify it with any numbers or any type of info. Then he started another thread " Someone told me my engine is crap", still no info as to what it is and never supplied any when asked. Now he asks, still not stating any engine info he asks "BLAH,BLAH,BLAH". As I have pointed out in your last 2 posts supply some info or get lost you troll.
K then let me revise this thread for you I have a 68' Ford FE and I have know idea what it is. There are no numbers on the on the block. I was unable to match up the numbers with any referance sites ok the only numbers i could get is the heads and i was told that they were for a 352-390. Is there any way to find out accuratly. If this helps my stroke is 3.78 and bore 4.030.
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If this helps my stroke is 3.78 and bore 4.030.
It is a 390. Sounds as if it has been rebuilt previously.
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