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    Hello,

    I thought id post a bit of info on the engine. Ive got to write stuff down so i dont forget when it comes to putting the info on this thread.

    -360 j heads with bigger valves and a bit of valve guide porting

    -engine block zero decked and re bored .030" (from memory)

    -keith black forged pistons

    -comp cams XR280HR-10 230/236 @ .050"

    -comp cams roller rockers

    -clevite bearings

    -rollmaster performance dual row timing set




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    Just changed the steering box and coupler bush over while helping a workmate with his tig welding practice. It seems like a straight forward job but it was quite a hassle even with the engine out, there were a few wtf moments. I shouldve taken photos as a reference but i stupidly thought there would be instructions in the workshop manual. I need to re do it again and line the safety washers up a bit better. Also, why is there a wire with 2 ring terminals in the coupler? Does it need to be there or can i junk it?

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    Just think how hard it is to do with the engine in. You can junk the wire

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    I can only imagine! It took me a little longer than id like to admit to get the rivets out of the old coupling. Ive got the rag attached a little funky at the moment, mainly due to the curved washers being a bit deformed. Can i ditch those too? They seem to be useless. Can you get uni joints for the steering box? I assume youd need a new column with a spline shaft on the end.

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    How's the build coming along mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyjames View Post
    How's the build coming along mate?
    Hey mate,

    I spoke with my engine builder last week and he's aiming at having the engine ready in 2 weeks. Theres been a lot of delays but thats life, not everything goes according to plan. Just in time for the melbourne death heat👍👍👍👎👎👎💀

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    That's awesome!! Hopefully no more delays from now on.

    I'm looking for a 318 for my VG Hardtop so I will be going through the same stages as you soon enough haha.

    Good to hear its almost finished though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyjames View Post
    That's awesome!! Hopefully no more delays from now on.

    I'm looking for a 318 for my VG Hardtop so I will be going through the same stages as you soon enough haha.

    Good to hear its almost finished though!!
    Yeah its been dragging on but everyone involved has been ridiculously busy or have had set backs. Doesnt bother me though.

    Nice! I hope you find a good engine to start with👍i think the 318 is a great engine.

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    Hi all,

    I dropped the intake manifold, oil pan, starter motor and assorted small items that were in the manifold box to my engine builder. The engine will be ready next week and possibly late next week or monday the week after the car will get picked up from work 😃👍

    The transmission is getting a reco a 2200 stall converter and he's supplying a pwr trans oil cooler. I just need to organize to get the exhaust done once its all together. Im supplying 2× flowmaster delta 40 series mufflers, i considered getting the super 10's but would probably ruin everyone's lives with the noise.

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    Hello,

    The engine and transmission are very close to going in 👍. The car will be picked up monday most likely and then it begins. Cat anyone give any advice on what i need to do for the exhaust. I just want to know how i go about starting the exhaust from the headers. The pacemakers were supplied with flanges that have tube welded to it. Now do i need to get say a 2.25 to 2.5 reducer and weld it to the end of the tube or slip the exhaust tube over the flange and tube and weld? It may be a daft question but I've never fabricated an exhaust not that i dont have the skills to do so. Just not sure of the best approach.

    Thanks!



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    If they are Pacemakers they should have a flange that will allow you to bolt the pipes up to it. If not go to an exhaust shop and get some flanges - will allow you to make the exhaust in sections and easier to bolt it. When putting engine in you need to bolt the drivers side extractors onto the engine before bolting it up to the engine mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charger408 View Post
    If they are Pacemakers they should have a flange that will allow you to bolt the pipes up to it. If not go to an exhaust shop and get some flanges - will allow you to make the exhaust in sections and easier to bolt it. When putting engine in you need to bolt the drivers side extractors onto the engine before bolting it up to the engine mounts.
    Thanks mate! When i get the exhaust done do you think i should go for h-pipe or x-pipe design? From what i understand both designs produce different exhaust flow and exhaust notes.

    Thanks.

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    In general, I would tend to recommend the H-pipe method, (don't ask me the science for best position or size though). Some X-pipes will be poorly made and actually reduce flow.
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