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Hello from a newbie
« on: February 02, 2014, 10:40:31 AM »
Got sent over this way from the Sierra owners club  ;D

I've been building a V8 5 door Sierra for over 3 years now and it's nowhere near done  :-[



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Re: Hello from a newbie
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 11:27:33 AM »
Hello mark and welcome to fordpower, paul loves v8s  :mellow: and I wish I had one too lol

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Re: Hello from a newbie
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 19:04:29 PM »
Did someone said v8  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

And welcome.



 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Hello from a newbie
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 21:14:00 PM »
Fancy seeing you here!  ;)

It really is a good site, sure you will be coming back.

Your V8 Sierra is amazing as I've said many times, once you start on building it up for the last time. you'll be like kid on countdown for Christmas!

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Re: Hello from a newbie
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2014, 23:28:21 PM »
Welcome to FordPower!  ;D
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Re: Hello from a newbie
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 19:41:00 PM »
Thanks for the welcome  ;D

Only got as far as mocking up the engine and making the headers with the engine work, most of my time has been spent sorting out the rust!




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Re: Hello from a newbie
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 06:47:33 AM »
Why dont you use shorty headers?

As for the edlebrock heads, check the spring rate of the Chinese valve springs. They are to light for even a stock roller block cam and replaces the bronze washers underneath the valve springs for a steel one.
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Re: Hello from a newbie
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014, 18:49:37 PM »
If I stick to my original plan the cam will probably be a Comp Cams XEHR174 and I'll get the matching springs.

Good info on the washers, I'll make sure they get changed as well  ;D

I've already got a Scat 3.25" cast steel crank, forged steel Scat rods and a set of Keith Black Icon pistons

I made some long tubes because all the shorty headers are designed for left hand drive and I was worried about steering linkage clearance.

I did try a set of block huggers and they were no where close  :-

My DIY effort, first go at TIG welding so be kind!






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Re: Hello from a newbie
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014, 20:57:57 PM »
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the cam will probably be a Comp Cams XEHR174

You mean a XEHR 274 I hope.

As for the tig welding. It isn't easy but I like welding tig. I would have gone for a 3 inch collector, maybe even 3.5 inch, from there into a 2.5 inch pipe.
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Re: Hello from a newbie
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2014, 21:04:54 PM »


You mean a XEHR 274 I hope.



OOPS!

I did mean 274

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Re: Hello from a newbie
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2014, 19:59:28 PM »
Nice work with the headers mark  ;D if thats your first go you can tig for me anytime  ;)

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