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post #136 of 144 (permalink) Old 09-14-2016, 12:18 PM
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Way to be different man. I had a 65 I6 back in the 90's for a first car myself. I ended up selling it so I could get my '66, but it's really fun to see what it might have looked like in a parallel universe where I bucked the system and stuck with a 6.

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post #137 of 144 (permalink) Old 09-14-2016, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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I stuck with the 6 mostly because my parents said I couldnt swap it back when I was a kid and then after that I just thought it would be fun to see what it was capable of. I believe that if this setup works out and runs good for a while I will be happy to carry on BUT if it decides to have an attitude or give me too much trouble (not likely, these things are pretty simple and bulletproof) then I will have no issue swapping a hot little HCI 302 in its place. Wont make as much power but itll be simple, sound awesome and be reliable. Till then Im gonna carry on with the 6 and see what happens!

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I stuck with the 6 mostly because my parents said I couldnt swap it back when I was a kid and then after that I just thought it would be fun to see what it was capable of.
That's a plenty good reason. Certainly makes it more interesting.



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BUT if it decides to have an attitude or give me too much trouble (not likely, these things are pretty simple and bulletproof) then I will have no issue swapping a hot little HCI 302 in its place. Wont make as much power...
I may be a challenge to get mid-300's RWHP out of an H/C/I 302/5.0, but it's pretty easy to get pretty close.

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Yeah the HCI 302 in my 90 Coupe put down 260whp on a stingy dyno. Didnt matter tho, it ran awesome and was fun at the track so #'s were arbitrary. I have less money in this turbo six than I would in a smallblock to make the same power which is odd cause parts for the 6 are either non existant or very pricey. Helps when you bite the bullet and make alot of the parts yourself! If I do swap Ill end up putting together a potent small block thats dead nuts reliable and bulletproof so no reaching for the sky HP wise but enough to keep me happy when I step on the loud pedal.

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Clutch and flywheel are out and look ok for being 10 years old. *Ring gear is all sorts of goobered up but we already knew that. *The pilot bearing looks good but they are so cheap Ill toss another in just in case. *







Was debating on having the ring gear removed and replaced (not sure who could do it) but Ive had this used flywheel resurfaced at least 4 times personally and it would need it again so Im thinking by the time I pay for all that I could just grab a new one (especially now that Ive found a new one). *Ill start ordering parts slowly but surely here soon.

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post #141 of 144 (permalink) Old 09-16-2016, 09:32 AM
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love this build.
i just got my dirty hands on a 68 I6, long way to go before i get to engine work, but man this build is how i would love it to go.
great work all around sir, love the pics.
are you using any guides or info that can be picked up for reference?
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Thanks! I use every resource I can get my hands on! From forums like this, Fordsix.com and a local forum to manuals/online write-ups/youtube to people ive met over the years and can bounce ideas off of from time to time. Was taught in school that its not what you know, but who you know and that can be said in many things in life, especially the car hobby! Pick up some manuals, Google search like crazy and then just dive in. If you fail at something, find someone to put it back together and learn from them. Dont be afraid to try something yourself, save some money and be even more proud of the finished product. Also know when to throw in the towel and get help LOL

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Quite a few local car guys referred me to Tennessee Clutch in Nashville TN so I headed out that way this weekend to see what they could do for me.



New ring gear, resurfaced flywheel, dual friction clutch disc, checked and resurfaced pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing and tossed in a T-shirt just because! All together I walked out the door paying less than I would for a new clutch alone. Awesome little place, extremely helpful guys and very hospitable. *I thought it would take em a couple days but they asked if I was willing to wait on it and I said SURE! *Jumped right on it and got it all done quick while I watched The World Is Not Enough lol. *They said to try this dual friction setup and if it doesnt work, pull it out and they will swap the organic side out and try that. *They said if I decided to turn the power up even more down the road (prolly wont be much room for me to do that but still) they could build a 6 puck disc. *I will be sending business out their way from here on for sure.





Got the flywheel in...then took it back out because I forgot the block plate. *Then put it back in correctly. *I HAD sealed the flywheel bolts when I installed it on the fresh motor*so my suspicions that I hadnt were unfounded...well not unfounded (me and mistakes go hand in hand) but I at least feel better than I had done it right previously. *



Cleaned the surface with some brake cleaner as well as the pressure plate surface, made sure the organic side was to the pressure plate and then intalled the clutch.



Im quite sore this morning from all this. *Mostly from trying to hammer out the old pilot bearing. *I used the newspaper trick and it took forever but finally it came out and the new one was installed. *I also took the bellhousing off the trans and checked to make sure the adapter was still tight, which it was, and that everything else was happy. *The steel bearing retainer has no gouges or wear that you can feel, its very smooth and the input shaft has no in or out play so Im gonna leave it. *I noticed that the new throwout bearing slides on it like glass where the old one hangs up and is choppy feeling. *That was the feeling I was having in the pedal so Im calling that the problem all along. *Im ordering a new clutch fork as the clip holding it into the bell appears to have snapped at some point in time and was welded back up and poorly at that. *Wasnt me, I may have got it that way not sure. *Im also gonna start ordering the hydraulic parts and will probably leave the trans out to make fabbing the bracket for the slave easier.

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Looking good! I just bought myself a 65, so Im getting a lot of inspiration from this post. Keep yp the good work!

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