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Re: SS exhaust quality, should I complain

In all honesty, I really can't say that it sounds any better or worse than with the old system, before it rotted through of course. This is not necessarily a bad thing, I think it's a good sound overall for a 460.
by jz78dje
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:29 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: SS exhaust quality, should I complain
Replies: 33
Views: 1345

Re: SS exhaust quality, should I complain

Update, so I just decided to suck it up and install the exhaust. Despite the bad looks, fortunately the install went fairly smoothly. It's amazing that on a 42 year old car not a single bolt or nut was frozen. I do recommend to just cut the old resonators apart at the crossover with a sawzall to rem...
by jz78dje
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: SS exhaust quality, should I complain
Replies: 33
Views: 1345

Re: SS exhaust quality, should I complain

Well, I guess mainly what I want is to get an idea of whether or not this is how Baker's has always delivered their exhausts, or if the quality has gone down while the price remains the highest out there. If this is how it's done and what I should expect from a top of the line system then so be it a...
by jz78dje
Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: SS exhaust quality, should I complain
Replies: 33
Views: 1345

Re: SS exhaust quality, should I complain

So, the explanation I received is that this is done for a reason because there is a lot of bend in the drivers side pipe to maneuver around the steering components and it would be difficult to get the proper bend in the stainless if it were one pipe, and also that this is unique to the 60's models w...
by jz78dje
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: SS exhaust quality, should I complain
Replies: 33
Views: 1345

Re: SS exhaust quality, should I complain

Let me first see how it's resolved before I reveal the name, but let's just say it's one of the biggies. They asked to see a picture and I am sending. We'll see, but I'm guessing they will probably take care of it.
by jz78dje
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:29 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: SS exhaust quality, should I complain
Replies: 33
Views: 1345

Re: SS exhaust quality, should I complain

Here's a picture. Note that the other pipe is continuous.
exhaust.jpg
by jz78dje
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:25 am
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: SS exhaust quality, should I complain
Replies: 33
Views: 1345

SS exhaust quality, should I complain

Hi, I recently bought a SS exhaust for my 69 from one of the usual suspects, mainly because I was assuming there would be no issues in fit and quality. When it arrived, I noticed that one section of one of the long pipes where it goes up to the manifold is made up of about 4 sections of 4-6" of...
by jz78dje
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:00 am
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: SS exhaust quality, should I complain
Replies: 33
Views: 1345

Battery Size

After getting my Mariner Hybrid a while back my 93 TC is now rarely used, and needs a new battery. I thought I'd rather by a new battery for my van and put that one in the TC. The van batery is group 34 and the TC battery is group 65. The terminal layout is the same, and although smaller I'm sure it...
by jz78dje
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Electrical & Accessories
Topic: Battery Size
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Ignition timing, Mark V, 1978, 7.5L

Greeting from the US. If I recall correctly, the timing should actually be 10 degrees BTDC +/- 2. It is set at idle speed with the vacuum line removed from the distributor advance and plugged. If your idle is set correctly you should not need to put it in Drive, park is ok. Look on your driver's sid...
by jz78dje
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Ignition timing, Mark V, 1978, 7.5L
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: All you need to know about the Crap Cartier clock - w/ pics!

It's been a while, but I think that I did manage to successfully rewind the solenoid in my '69 clock. You need to make sure your winding wire is approximately the same gauge and that you approximately replicate the number of turns and wind in the same direction. Another important step is to clean/sa...
by jz78dje
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:34 am
 
Forum: Electrical & Accessories
Topic: All you need to know about the Crap Cartier clock - w/ pics!
Replies: 23
Views: 1287

Replacement Vinyl Top and trunk pad for 1978 Mark V

So now that I've confirmed that my engine is in decent shape after replacing the rod bearings I am moving my attention to the appearance. Because of some rust under the vinyl top I removed the top. I will be having the roof repainted but the shop I use doesn't do tops. I've heard it's pretty straigh...
by jz78dje
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Body, Trim, & Interiors
Topic: Replacement Vinyl Top and trunk pad for 1978 Mark V
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Re: Engine bearing size availability for 460 in 78 Mark

Well, engine is back together and running again. Pressure looks good and no signs of knocking at high temperature. I guess only time will tell if it is indeed a sucessful repair or not.
by jz78dje
Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Engine bearing size availability for 460 in 78 Mark
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: High flow oil pump for 460

Melling claims that the pump running dry due to lack of volume is a myth, and that there's plenty of volume in a stock pan to handle 20-25% more flow.
by jz78dje
Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: High flow oil pump for 460
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: High flow oil pump for 460

Yes that is correct, however, given that parts can sometimes be mislabeled or incorrect in some other way I would always recommend checking it (in fact there's a big warning in the box stating this). My comment is more for peace of mind that if you want a high volume pump for your '78 Mark 460 and o...
by jz78dje
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: High flow oil pump for 460
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: High flow oil pump for 460

I picked up the oil pump and hardened shaft today. For everyone's information the Melling M84BHVS high flow pump is the same height as the stock pump in the 78 Mark 460. I guess that assumes that the pump in my engine was the stock pump, but no reason to believe this is not the case.
by jz78dje
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: High flow oil pump for 460
Replies: 16
Views: 567
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