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AC Ventura

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Re: First start of the big block 427
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 20:00:15 »
That looks a very nice installation - you must be pleased with that.

Is it driving as good as it looks ??

clivej.austin@gmail.com

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Re: First start of the big block 427
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 20:28:38 »
Fantastic work and sounds / looks great.  What are the detailed spec of the engine and trans?  Who supplied?

Well done and all the best.

C

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Re: First start of the big block 427
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 22:42:08 »
Fantastic work and sounds / looks great.  What are the detailed spec of the engine and trans?  Who supplied?

Well done and all the best.

C

It’s an original 427FE with OE spec bore and stroke, which meant a special built billet steel crank as most in the US want the 482 unit. Built by the master, Barry Rabotnic in Michigan, it features Survival heads and and all Aluminum Robert Pond block. Just over 500 ft/lbs and same power wise. Trans TKO 600 with 0.82 5th. This trans is basically the original Toploader with a 5th gear. It passed the MoT Saturday so will be on the road shortly. Just a few bugs to sort out, interior trim etc and it will be on the road, with a particularly appropriate registration no that has never been issued before. Looking forward to a very special summer !!!
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Re: First start of the big block 427
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 11:12:29 »
Well done, looks and sounds just great !!

I love FEs  :)

 
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