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Re: Indy Mustang

Postby junkyardjeff » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:52 am

I have been asking for advise on how to perk up this motor and I think I might have to start over with another as I really don know what has been done to it and since I dont know exactly been done its hard to get advise.

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Re: Indy Mustang

Postby junkyardjeff » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:12 am

I would like to report that after about 15,000 miles and two trips to Florida the motor is about done for,I am thinking the cam is loosing a lobe and there is a noise along with the lifter tick. I still cant blame the builder just yet since when I broke in the motor the oil was loosing the zinc and did not find out until much later and if thats the case the other noise might be the bearings going bad due to the metal running through the motor,I was hoping it would last much longer and from what I have read about that place I probably got a good motor compared to the rest that came from there. I will tear into it after I get my 2wd bronc finished and see whats wrong.

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Re: Indy Mustang

Postby ezernut9mm » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:43 am

sucks to hear. thanks for keeping us updated.
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Re: Indy Mustang

Postby junkyardjeff » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:27 pm

I thought it was going to be a good motor but now I wish I had gone somewhere else for a motor,I will be tearing into it in a couple months to see what is going on but I have a feelingI might have to find a good used 351-W to put in it until the Y block gets built.

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Re: Indy Mustang

Postby 68shortbed » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:36 pm

This sounds like the same guy, lots of complaints in the Indy area
http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/pts/2720547720.html

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Re: Indy Mustang

Postby junkyardjeff » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:27 pm

There are adds on craigslist in my area that defiantely are from the same guy.

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Re: Indy Mustang

Postby junkyardjeff » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:18 pm

After some investigation I dont think the motor is done for,I think my problem is in the valve train so I am going to put in a stock 351 cam and maybe a better set of heads later this year. The motor has plenty of oil pressure so I think I am going to try to save it as it will be a couple years before I can get my 292 Y block gone though and it will still need to go to Florida a couple times.

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Re: Indy Mustang

Postby junkyardjeff » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:59 pm

I would like to report that the Indy mustang 351 made its third trip to Florida and back,it still has a noisy lifter which I will address when I install the cam I originally wanted next spring. It did not like the department store house brand oil I used last year and sounded good with the Rotella T oil I used this year,I am still going back to a Y block eventually but will try to improve the 351 for use until I get the Y block built. The bottom end seems good but the valve train is noisy.

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Re: Indy Mustang

Postby junkyardjeff » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:59 pm

Its made 5 trips to Florida and still holding togather,I did some tuning and perked it up a little so its good enough for now but the quality of the lifters is questionable and they do make noise after sitting and after the first start after a 1000 mile drive. I have found it likes Chevrons Delo oil the best and has not made that noise again that it did with the cheap oil a few years ago,I have decided to leave the motor alone until I put it in another car and will be able to go over it when its on the stand.

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Re: Indy Mustang

Postby junkyardjeff » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:22 pm

It just made a 900 mile trip to Michigan and still never put a correct 351 cam in it,from what I read on that mustang forum I must have gotten the only good motor from that place and I think it has about 30,000 miles on it now. The 55 is going to get a Y block again someday and this motor will be going in another car and when its out the cam and intake will be changed,it runs good so no sense in tearing it apart.


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