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« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2010, 09:43:52 pm »

After I learned from this forum that Fram oil filters are crap I changed to a WIX filter.  The WIX filter doesn't have built-in rough areas to help you remove it by hand like the Fram filter did.

Today before I changed my motor oil and filter I bought this Pennzoil adjustable oil filter wrench and it made removing the hot oil filter easy as pie!

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Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 1" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624"/.609" 251*/256* 108* LSA, 1-3/4"x3-1/2" headers, Dynomax Ultra #17224 mufflers, C6/4R100 trans, 8"/9" 5500 converter, Broader Performance manual V/B, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, Hoosier Pro Street 31x12.5R15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2010, 09:45:40 pm »

Interesting Point Vert.
I'm going back to the track in early Oct and am going to try it without the air cleaner. That test proved no gain on the dyno as well but could well make a difference at the track. I guess the dyno doesn't take wind resistance or engine acceleration into account.


I wouldn't.  What if something you don't want gets in your engine and ruins it?  Or scratches up your bearings which will lower it's life expectancy?

A member here just tried it and it didn't change his times at the track.

Robert. Nothing against you. Or the other member.. I maybe think it was Bobby but don't remember.

But I think far more racers race with an air pan and no filter than then do with a filter. Again. I think. I'm not sure.

Obviously it depends on location too.. But there must be something to it.  Wonder, Ponder

Really?  Most racers don't use an air filter at the track?  IDK but if I ever make it to the track if the Lord blesses me with a better paycheck I'll be using an air filter if my engine is running and the Merc is moving . . .
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Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 1" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624"/.609" 251*/256* 108* LSA, 1-3/4"x3-1/2" headers, Dynomax Ultra #17224 mufflers, C6/4R100 trans, 8"/9" 5500 converter, Broader Performance manual V/B, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, Hoosier Pro Street 31x12.5R15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2010, 10:04:13 pm »

I think. I could very well be mistaken 
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« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2010, 10:12:57 pm »

Interesting Point Vert.
I'm going back to the track in early Oct and am going to try it without the air cleaner. That test proved no gain on the dyno as well but could well make a difference at the track. I guess the dyno doesn't take wind resistance or engine acceleration into account.


I wouldn't.  What if something you don't want gets in your engine and ruins it?  Or scratches up your bearings which will lower it's life expectancy?

A member here just tried it and it didn't change his times at the track.

Robert. Nothing against you. Or the other member.. I maybe think it was Bobby but don't remember.

But I think far more racers race with an air pan and no filter than then do with a filter. Again. I think. I'm not sure.

Obviously it depends on location too.. But there must be something to it.  Wonder, Ponder

This is true most racers don't use them. But if you can get one under the hood its not a bad idea.
Most racers don't leave their motors together long enough to see the damage that can be caused by not running an air cleaner. But if you run at a track that has paved pits the potential for damage is much less. Street/Strip car run a air cleaner, drag only with paved pits you can pass, drag only in a dusty climate with unpaved pits run a air cleaner IMHO.  As long as you run a quality aircleaner that is tall enough there should be almost no performance differance.

 
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« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2010, 10:25:00 am »

MERC are you running a pcv valve? if so its time for a new one

if you're running 2 open breathers and its popping the dipstick tube up, chances are you have too much oil in it or the rings are going away

I have 2 open breathers.

I just installed a crankcase vacuum gauge inside my Merc so while I'm driving I can monitor it.

This morning at WOT I read 1/2psi - 3/4psi of crankcase "blow-by".  That is why my dipstick is popping up and the reason for my oil leaks.  This weekend I'm installing Jeg's header evac on my Merc.  I will report what crankcase vacuum readings it gives me at idle, cruising and at WOT.
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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2010, 11:08:49 am »

so MERC, have you ever thought about a mustangII front suspension setup? its not cheap but you could eliminate the shock towers and fit a BIG ass engine in there
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« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2010, 11:44:36 am »

so MERC, have you ever thought about a mustangII front suspension setup? its not cheap but you could eliminate the shock towers and fit a BIG ass engine in there

I don't know about that.  More info, experience and links, please!!!   Thanx!
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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2010, 01:31:44 pm »

Talking about my Jeg's header evac kit --


Even though the instructions say to weld the part after the collector but close to the merge I wonder if that is ideal because of the scavenging effect?







I wonder if welding in the part a bit further away from the collector's merge point would be better?
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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2010, 03:56:51 pm »

just a hunch, but I think that one of the reasons mine doesn't pull so good is it should have been further away from the goilet
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« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2010, 04:08:59 pm »

just a hunch, but I think that one of the reasons mine doesn't pull so good is it should have been further away from the goilet

What is a "goilet"?

Have you read what yours pulls with a vacuum gauge?  If so how much?
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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2010, 04:34:05 pm »

Goilet:http://www.stockcarracing.com/techarticles/scrp_0704_header_tech/photo_08.html
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« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2010, 05:10:26 pm »

so MERC, have you ever thought about a mustangII front suspension setup? its not cheap but you could eliminate the shock towers and fit a BIG ass engine in there

I don't know about that.  More info, experience and links, please!!!   Thanx!

I cant find the other one I was looking at, but heres one-
http://www.totalcostinvolved.com/assets/pdf/60-65_Ford_Falcon_Coil_Spring_IFS.pdf
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« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2010, 05:18:32 pm »

Have to check it with exhaust still but I only got 2" ish at 3000 and basically nothing at idle with headers. I did not mess around with sealing the engine though. I was told it might be a waste of time for this amount of vac.
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« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2010, 06:18:21 pm »

Have to check it with exhaust still but I only got 2" ish at 3000 and basically nothing at idle with headers. I did not mess around with sealing the engine though. I was told it might be a waste of time for this amount of vac.

How are your "breathers" fastened to your V/C's?  I heard that there needs to be a tight fit or the leakage will defeat the vacuum's purpose.
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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2010, 10:47:46 pm »

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