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07-09-2017 10:30 AM
Elsnake
Re: 352 to a Stroker

Could someone tell me the part # and where to buy a 390 GT original cam...? and if you know it what are the specs....!!
09-25-2015 12:07 PM
GT350HR
Re: 352 to a Stroker

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Originally Posted by blykins View Post
I would agree on the drama thing, Randy....

However, there are certain things that are said publicly that need to be corrected, so that the random internet reader doesn't get false info.

Call any reputable builder that you can think of and ask them if they use Eagle cranks in their FE's... There's no way I would use one and neither would Barry Rabotnick, Blair Patrick, Keith Craft, or the like. I simply don't want to see anyone tear a block in half.

On certain engine platforms, there is information privy only to those who have experience with them. I have lots of experience with FE's, Clevelands, and Windsors. It's what pays the bills. I wouldn't hop on a Pontiac forum and give advice contrary to Jim Butler, nor would I hop on a Chevy forum and give advice contrary to Pat Musi.

I think I got you straightened up with your login on my Cleveland forum....thanks for all your help.
Brent I respect your opinion and the experience you have that backs it up. I have used Eagle, Scat, Moldex, Bryant, Crower , Callies, Velasco and others. BUT , I have never used an Eagle FE crank so I have no opinion comment on the quality of "that" crank from them. In my day job , I have people mentioning Eagle as the crank they are using ( along with Scat and others) on FE strokers. People often make comments about "brands" of cranks. I'm pretty sure if barnett468 had the same experience you have had he would not use / promote that brand either. I'm 90% sure he does not build engines in the same caliber as you do , so he "may" never have failed one like you and others have . This is a tough medium to get things across sometimes and that is why I promote PMs when there is a question about meaning in a post.
Randy
09-24-2015 08:19 PM
barnett468
Re: 352 to a Stroker

double post
09-24-2015 01:09 PM
blykins
Re: 352 to a Stroker

I would agree on the drama thing, Randy....

However, there are certain things that are said publicly that need to be corrected, so that the random internet reader doesn't get false info.

Call any reputable builder that you can think of and ask them if they use Eagle cranks in their FE's... There's no way I would use one and neither would Barry Rabotnick, Blair Patrick, Keith Craft, or the like. I simply don't want to see anyone tear a block in half.

On certain engine platforms, there is information privy only to those who have experience with them. I have lots of experience with FE's, Clevelands, and Windsors. It's what pays the bills. I wouldn't hop on a Pontiac forum and give advice contrary to Jim Butler, nor would I hop on a Chevy forum and give advice contrary to Pat Musi.

I think I got you straightened up with your login on my Cleveland forum....thanks for all your help.
09-24-2015 01:00 PM
GT350HR
Re: 352 to a Stroker

Yup ,
Hard to believe that was 38 years ago. Now the car is white again as it was originally. Since that first cover it has been on Modified Mustangs and Fords (Feb 2011) and Mustang Monthly last year.

Back to the topic,
There is'nt just "one" right way to build an engine like this. Different opinions and ideas are common when it comes to building engines. There are some very smart people here and it would not surprise me if two radically different builds had the same or close to the same end results. Drama should be dealt with in PMs (IMHO)
Respectfully,
Randy
09-23-2015 06:32 PM
barnett468
Re: 352 to a Stroker

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ok, I did a little digging, and if I didn't know better, I would say that the guy in the yellow shirt leaning on a blue Shelby on the front of this magazine looks a lot like Randy Gillis . .


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09-23-2015 06:03 PM
barnett468
Re: 352 to a Stroker

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ok, Monroe just called me instead of emailing because he likes to talk, and he couldn't place the license plate either, but he said he'll look thru what he has to see if there is something, however, if my faded memory serves me right, this might be Randy's car, or is it possibly Randy's wife's car, lol, and if so, I would guess that this would make you Randy.

If that is the case, I probably didn't see it more than a couple times if even that so remembering the license plate would definitely be a challenge, and that would have been over a million years ago and I certainly saw you lots more than I saw your car.

Anyway, let me know if I win the prize!

I might give Bob a call anyway just to say hi.

Anyway, if that is you., sorry I couldn't make it to Bob's place but Sherri and I are in Lake Elsinore for the time being so it's a long drive, plus I'm trying to catch up on a lot of things so I'm pretty busy for the next bit.
09-23-2015 03:11 PM
barnett468
Re: 352 to a Stroker

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ok, email sent to Monroe, lol
09-23-2015 03:00 PM
barnett468
Re: 352 to a Stroker

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Originally Posted by GT350HR View Post
False alarm, NO valves were bent so no reason to go down to Bob's . My feelings are hurt that you didn't recognize my ''screen name" as the license plate on my Shelby. I guess two major magazine covers doesn't make you "famous". I'll catch up with you later Mike.

My apologies, I'm old and my brain is decrepid now...well more decrepid now than it used to be, lol . . I'm guessing that Monroe or Dude can tell me, or hell, I could just call Bob and find out.

I actually just sold Monroe my mint 1968 Deluxe steering wheel yesterday so I will send him an email right now and see if he knows.

I just can't remember for the life of me who had a really nice GT350.

On a side note, after Mike Hayden moved his business to his home, we all really missed the cops looking for him after he would do a big burn out in front of the Mustang shop with one of his monster Chevy Engines . . As you probably know, "uncle" Bob is quite a bit more reserved, lol.
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09-23-2015 11:47 AM
GT350HR
Re: 352 to a Stroker

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I have to go down to Bob McKray's in the next couple of days ,with the heads off of my Shelby. let's get together there. PM me if you can make it.
False alarm, NO valves were bent so no reason to go down to Bob's . My feelings are hurt that you didn't recognize my ''screen name" as the license plate on my Shelby. I guess two major magazine covers doesn't make you "famous". I'll catch up with you later Mike.
09-18-2015 12:27 PM
barnett468
Re: 352 to a Stroker

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Originally Posted by GT350HR View Post
I have to go down to Bob McKray's in the next couple of days ,with the heads off of my Shelby. let's get together there. PM me if you can make it.
I'm not familiar with your screen name so I apologize but I don't know who you are . . Some type of clue might help, lol.

Are you the person with the killer dark blue 67 SHELBY 500 the shop did the full resto on?

If so, I did the custom color mix for the stripes at Quigleys for that because the color from the factory paint code was way too white due to the new toners PPG had switched to . . I also had Monroe send the flywheel to Anaheim balance to get it matched balanced because it was WAY off.

Or are you his friend that has the killer Gold 1968 SHELBY GT500 that the shop did the resto on that won the Shelby show at South Coast Plaza and whom works at the BMW dealership in Santa Ana that Stewart bought his car from.

If so, I was the one that figuered out why it was running hot [which was a distributor issue that I fixed] and why it would miss when it got to operating temp [which was a faulty Scott Drake Concours ignition coil].
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09-18-2015 12:01 PM
GT350HR
Re: 352 to a Stroker

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Originally Posted by barnett468 View Post
Who do you want to call you?

You could also send whomever it is a private message with your name and number in case they don't look at this thread again.
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I have to go down to Bob McKray's in the next couple of days ,with the heads off of my Shelby. let's get together there. PM me if you can make it.
09-17-2015 05:01 PM
barnett468
Re: 352 to a Stroker

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Originally Posted by GT350HR View Post
Give me a call when you can, thanks.
Who do you want to call you?

You could also send whomever it is a private message with your name and number in case they don't look at this thread again.
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09-17-2015 03:12 PM
GT350HR
Re: 352 to a Stroker

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This is a 64 galaxy with factory cast iron headers.

Give me a call when you can, thanks.
09-12-2015 07:14 PM
My427stang
Re: 352 to a Stroker

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Duke and I have been emailing each other throughout the day. I've got him taken care of.
Glad to hear it Brent, no doubt it will be a well thought out combo.
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