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by hdsadey
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Ground on 106 install at 102. We installed it straight up first and checked it at 93 so we retarded it 8 on the crank sprocket it ended up at 101.
by hdsadey
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Heads are bolted down. Cam is degreed in. Rockers are on. Still waiting on the ARP cam bolt and stainless fastener kit before the front cover can go on.
by hdsadey
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Will the Q blades fit in the Water Walker hub?
by hdsadey
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Ride
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Airboat Ride

If it ain't got a steering wheel then you can't drive it! I agree horse, scooter, airboat, etc. is a ride. Now what about riding lawnmowers huh? Think about that lol
by hdsadey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Thanks Cracker I appreciate the offer and will keep it in mind. My cousin has a 3 blade H off of his 470 conversion that I might try as well.
by hdsadey
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Waiting on the ARP head bolts. Just gasket matched the intake and painted over the weekend. Head intake ports are already good to go. Oil pan is painted. ARP stainless fasteners are also on their way. Should be done with the build by the end of the week hopefully. Spoke with Andrew at Water Walker t...
by hdsadey
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Need Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: Need Recommendations

Check this out, looks like this might work for your pops.

https://sarasota.craigslist.org/boa/d/2 ... 85942.html
by hdsadey
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Thanks it's almost too pretty too run but that feeling won't last long lol.
by hdsadey
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

More progress has been made today! Rings gapped, rods hung, pistons in the holes. Rotating assembly in for the final time. Oil pump and pickup on. Camshaft installed. Heads mocked up with 1.6 roller rockers to get a pushrod length. Should have it ready to go next week!
by hdsadey
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Gasket kit will be here tomorrow along with some other parts. I will check them against the ports and will match them up if there is a significant difference. Yeah the balancer is pretty trick! If you have a crank that needs weight added it will calculate the distance from centerline and modify what...
by hdsadey
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Balancing has been accomplished! It was so far out I had to take material off the counterweights on the balancer and flexplate. Chucked them up in the Bridgeport with an endmill. Got the weight down from over a 100 grams to under an gram on the front and much less on the rear. If you look at the cha...
by hdsadey
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Would I'm an idiot be a correct answer? $$$$ don't have that kind of cash. Motor, reduction, prop and the limited space on my boat. Would have to rebuild the whole rigging. I like the simplicity of direct drive. Wanted to see if it was feasible to make lots of power with a Windsor. Maybe stupidity t...
by hdsadey
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

I've read several articles on porting BY NO MEANS AN EXPERT!!! The all said intake ports need some type of texture to help atomize the fuel. Mirror smooth will produce fuel droplets on the walls because there is no turbulence. Now the did say the the exhaust can benefit from a smoother surface due t...
by hdsadey
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Hey Maxx. I had to figure it out on my own since no one makes mounts. Here's what I did. I took standard Ford engine mounts up front and built posts to them. In the rear I took a dust plate that gets sandwiched between the block and trans used and it as a template. 1/4 mild steel, oxy-acetylene torc...
by hdsadey
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Hey Rich I'm not sure the juice is worth the squeeze at such low rpm running. I know I don't want to touch the intake runners, need to them small and rough to tumble the air going in to mix the fuel well. Are you referring to the combustion chamber itself? It's got 6 coats of Duplicolor Ford Blue on...
by hdsadey
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Absolutely gonna need a tour guide! Just a heads up though my old man's airboat etiquette is not what it should be after 5 years! Seems he has a hard time grasping the idea that there's a gigantic fan blowing the shit out of everything behind him!!!! Most of the time we keep to ourselves to avoid pi...
by hdsadey
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Bullet cam ordered! Advertised 253/253, duration at .050 is 224/224, lift is .504 with 1.6 rockers and in at 106 with 4 degrees advanced built in for 102.Tim from Bullet says it'll be a stump puller! Also harmonic balancer, oil pump, timing chain, and flexplate ordered. Soon as the balancer and plat...
by hdsadey
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Yes sir! Thanks Deano. I have certainly fallen down the rabbit hole on this one! I have found the same thing as far as information lacking so that's why I'm taking the opportunity to record it as I go. Hopefully it will benefit others as well in the future. I will get a total weight of the 408 and m...
by hdsadey
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

So we broke out the calculator today to figure out compression ratio of this monster! Here's the breakdown. Bore : 4.030 Stroke : 4.000 Piston cc : 24cc Head Gasket dia. : 4.100 Head Gasket compressed thickness : .041 Head Chamber cc : 60cc Piston to deck height : .010 Doing the math with these numb...
by hdsadey
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

I was able to get quite a bit done today. Checked the line bore, 2 to 2.5 thousandths on each main. Just bumped it in the hone to clean the bores. Mocked up the crank, rod and pistons to check the deck height. 020 was able to come off making the piston damn near at zero deck. .042 head gasket ought ...
by hdsadey
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

The big brown truck brought my new cylinder heads today! Edlebrock E-street 60cc chamber heads. 170cc intake runners with 2.02 / 1.60 valves. Hoping those runners are small enough to keep the velocity up to make the most power. Should be decking the block on Friday. Ironically this is the first set ...
by hdsadey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Finally got some time to get a little farther on the stroker build. Pistons came in last week. Got the block in the hone and bolted up the torque plates to make sure they come out round when the heads are final torqued. Icon Forged pistons call for .0025 to .0035 clearance. Put them in the middle at...
by hdsadey
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Lol. Gotcha. I might spend the dough for some hard numbers. Too many claim big numbers with Desktop Dyno, have zero paper to back it up. The last place I worked, the owner had a brand new GT350R. It was one nasty sounding ride! He took it to Sebring for a track day and it was an animal. Might work w...
by hdsadey
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Thanks Swamp. I'm anxious as well. I've been contemplating this build for a long time. Fallen down a lot of rabbit holes doing research. It's amazing how clean they come out. The oven charrs all the oil and grease then the Steelabrator makes them look like brand new cast iron! Perfect for that fresh...
by hdsadey
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 140
Views: 13450

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Flat 8? Are you talking about the 5.2 liter Voodoo flat plane crank engine in the GT350R? Or is Ford workiing on something else?

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