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by otto69
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

We took it to the dyno earlier this year and had a promising start, but after only a few pulls the ignition module died...... After it was run in, the first full pull made 243rwhp. It was running a bit rich, but we didn't have the right jets so tried adjusting the timing and this is when it died. Pr...
by otto69
Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Cheers guys, yes there were a few beers to be had :beer:

By all indications it should sound good at full song around the track.

Clayton
by otto69
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

The day finally arrived to put life into the old girl. Finished off a few things and then it was time to kick it in the guts. Engine started pretty much straight away and ran smoothly. The only problem we had was with the power steering rack, leaked out the input shaft. :bang: Here's some video of i...
by otto69
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

I thought that was a given :beer:

Will try and take some video of the 'six pipe organ'
by otto69
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Thanks Guys
The old man is getting excited, not long now.

Clayton
by otto69
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Mostly in, there's more progress, but forgot to take pics. Next will be fire up :D http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/291113010_zps81bf17d7.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/291113012_zpsdc381c2f.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/...
by otto69
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Engine ready to go in.... http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/291113002_zps308dfe33.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/291113005_zps130e46d3.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/291113007_zpsd3c27028.jpg h...
by otto69
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Few of the head... Managed to get 0.080" off the head + using the AU head gasket (0.025" against 0.050") + a light clean up of the block, 0.010" CR will be in the mid 11:1's. Will be running BP98 pump fuel. Bit of port work, nothing to fancy. Biggest limitation was the inlet valv...
by otto69
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Well, it's been a while since I last posted :shock: Electrics done, engine built and going in. Should only be a week or so before we have noise :D Then out for its first run in the January meeting. Here's a few pics of the engine going together. Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1...
by otto69
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Thanks Guys
The old man is on holidays for 3 weeks, so progress will stop and it'll give me some time to crack on with my project.

When he returns, it will be electrics and engine build up.

Clayton
by otto69
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Its a F350 with a 460 big block and C6 trans. As you can see, most things have been modified..... Couldn't find any photos of the inside of the van, but its well equip. Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/23062013065_zpsb8d5a82f.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/al...
by otto69
Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Looking good. Thanks mate Today was our annual All Ford Day and we took the Special down along with the old mans fifth wheeler and my Escort (mates GT40 was next to us). Funny thing was he took out 'Best race car' for the day :D Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylind...
by otto69
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Roundels, numbers and pin striping added tonight :D Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/210613029_zps74197b06.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/210613027_zpsc157d913.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cy...
by otto69
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Car is now off the build table and stickered up ready for the All Ford Day this weekend. Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/210613012_zpsa75dbe23.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/210613024_zps2231e38c.jpg http://i869.photobuck...
by otto69
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

2 more :D

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by otto69
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

And finally the yellow stripe put on yesterday. Will finish it off with a black 1/4" pin stripe beside the yellow. Next weekend we'll take it out to the 'All Ford Day' show as a 'in progress' This weekend we're off racing at the Super V8's round. Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253...
by otto69
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

De-masked and a few bits put back on http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/050613001_zps46a2d559.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/050613008_zps98f31c23.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/050613003_zps8f2...
by otto69
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Onto the green topcoat http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/310513001_zpsec1055a4.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/310513005_zpsb254deb0.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/310513008_zps7dccfad9.jpg http...
by otto69
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

And now for the satin black

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by otto69
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Next ones are in undercoat http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/290513012_zpsd5160fc4.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/290513001_zps745ff934.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/290513002_zpsf93ffdfd.jpg ...
by otto69
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

I see the forum has been hacked by some clown again. I feel sorry for the administrators that have all this extra work put on them. :bang: We finished painting the stripe yesterday, but before I post those pictures I'll re-post the ones that were deleted. These ones are of the body work completed re...
by otto69
Sun May 19, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Hi Guys Been on holidays, sorry for the late response. Well we did toy with the idea of EFI in the early stages, but decided against it for a few reasons. 1. Cost 2. Wanted to try and keep it as period as possible (50's / 60's) without cutting our nose off 3. The old man is 70 now, so this is what h...
by otto69
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

I want to hear it :D Once the engine is rebuilt, I'll put a clip up on YouTube. Should sound pretty good. The bonnet is skinned and now working on the humps for cam cover and carbys. Getting close... Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/050413004_zps844e8577.jpg ...
by otto69
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Nose cone nearly finished and air cleaner progressed. Now onto the bonnet. Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/260313003_zps00f5f02b.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/290313006_zps43fd49ff.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/...
by otto69
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Thanks Guys The old man has been busy paneling lately. Start of the cold air box fed by a NACA duct and the front opening (duct is mainly there to break up the side) Its a bit difficult to see it yet, but the bonnet will form the top half of the airbox and the bottom half is the chassis top plate. F...
by otto69
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

We were going to go with the Barra engine 4.0L twin overhead cams, but it was easier to add an old school dissy to the SOHC (to keep it with the style of the build) Been a bit of progress, chassis is paneled, tail is finished, seats and dash done, just need to skin the bonnet and nose cone. Clayton ...
by otto69
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Started on the sump, as we wanted it as low as possible (flywheel now level with bottom of sump) had to make wings to carry enough oil and for it to be clear of the crank. Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/281212016_zpsdd7a66a0.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/ott...
by otto69
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Made a little progress over the Christmas break. Painted the rims and started panelling the chassis. Seat is only a template, will sheet one in later. Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/281212001_zps794a995f.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/311212007_zps51...
by otto69
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Here's a few of the chassis being welded prior to paint. And yep, we build Mack trucks and not race cars....... Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/310512009.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/310512008.jpg http://i869.photobucke...
by otto69
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Cheers mate, will do. Again keeping with the old look, used the centres from std BA Falcon rims (16 x 6.5") and added 8" and 10" outers. Kept the backspace the same as std and ended up with some real nice deep dish steelies :D Will be using the Hoosier R6 tyres, 225/50/16's and 275/45...
by otto69
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: header 3 & 4
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: header 3 & 4

The vibration is the same second order harmonic that affects four cylinders. A well-designed (light recriprocating mass, high rod/stroke ratio) 180 degree crank V8 wouldn't vibrate any more than a typical hot four. There's a trick where you cram a 5.7" rod in an 8.2" deck 302 block with a...
by otto69
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Keeping with the old school theme, we fitted a crossflow dissy (points and mechanical advance) Only had to turn the gear upside down to engage with the counter shaft. We cheated a bit and replaced the points with a Pertronix ignitor kit. Progress will slow down for the next month or so, but hope to ...
by otto69
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Thanks mate, Finished machining the manifold and got it bolted back up. Left a little bit of material in the port sleeves so the whole lot can be port matched latter on with the rest of the porting. Everything seems to clear :D Fiddled around with linkages today, ended up with links between the carb...
by otto69
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Again the headers were designed around the 6000rpm, but went up a bit in the dia (1 3/4" OD) to accommodate a better bottom end, more revs in the future. That's if the old man wants it of course :lol: Ended up with the lengths within 1/2" of each other, don't think it really matters that m...
by otto69
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

New thermostat housing, swirl pot, header tank and overflow tank. There will be air bleeds from the swirl pot, top of radiator and back of head. Hopefully we wont have any cooling issues..... Darwin's a hot and humid place, today was 38 deg C and high humidity Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/alb...
by otto69
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Thanks mate

The ram tubes will be silver soldered into the original weber bases after they are bored in by 1/4" and the tubes pressed in.

Clayton

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by otto69
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: engine tech
Topic: The new OLD FTF gets a "Duesenberg DOHC 4-valve"
Replies: 230
Views: 93209

Re: The new OLD FTF gets a "Duesenberg DOHC 4-valve"

Excellent project you've got going there :thumbup:
Great work
by otto69
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

The ram tubes are also pressed from 2" S/S tubing and are quite long as we're going for the 2nd harmonic. They will be annealed and pressed a bit more for a better bell. Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/101112017.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab2...
by otto69
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

The manifold is made from exhaust tubing, pressed to form a cone (38mm to 48mm to suit the 48 DCO's) Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/081112008.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/101112007.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/album...
by otto69
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

Cheers Guys At the moment we're making the inlet manifold. Finished welding it up today. As this is going to be a low budget build, the bottom end will be stock and will limit it to 6000 rpm for gear changes. We wanted to hi port the inlet as much as possible without welding the head. Went for 5 deg...
by otto69
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

And this is what it looks like today. Clayton http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/update230812004.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/update230812010.jpg http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/otto1969/six%20cylinder/update230812001.jpg
by otto69
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 19763

4.0L SOHC Special

Many moons ago the old man used to watch Holden six powered 'Specials' around Bathurst. (A Special is usually a home made open wheeler of any design) He is now approaching 70 and has finished most of his projects, so we decided to build a Ford six powered Special. Started with an EL 4.0L and T5, AU ...