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Old 04-14-2014, 10:42 PM
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It's time for the 86 to get some love!!

Hey fellas. As you may remember my buddy had issues with a new to him s&s and was in a little pickle. His other half was not OK with spending more money on a boat they never even enjoyed yet. I have been planning a rebuild on my 86, and well.. I am sitting a little better on money then them so I decided to start from scratch and order a whole motor and donate my stocker to him. So this is gonna be a thread for me to document the heart transplant and get help and advice along the way.

I have a new 351 on order from rapido marine, should be here friday. I went ahead and upgraded to higher compression pistons and also upgraded cam and valve springs. I just ordered new manifolds and risers from skidim.com as well as there hardware kit. I put a new 4160 on last summer, but got a rebuild kit so I can make sure I am good. I already have a quick change kit and spring set for the secondaries. I also put a electronic billet distributor on it last summer as well.

First question. Should I just go ahead and order a edelbrock intake? If I do am I going to need a lopro fa to fit in a 86 engine box?

Have no fear!! There will be plenty of pics in this thread!!!
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:51 PM
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First off, class act on giving a motor to your buddy! Thats awesome! I have no engine knowledge, so ill leave that to the others.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:53 PM
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Here's a few I have on my phone to start things off right!!!
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:06 PM
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Way to go helping out a buddy that way. You have a great looking boat. The performer is definitely the way to go as long as you have the stock flame arrestor. The Performer RPM will probably be too tall for you. Sounds like a great project you have going.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:56 PM
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With your hotter than stock 351w, You could use the weiand stealth intake, slightly less tall than the rpm but flows just as good as the rpm. It clears on my boat. I don't know on your year. If you measure your available distance, summitracing lists all manifold height and with a little math you can figure if it fits. Both the performer and weiand will work well with your combo.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:04 AM
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Another question? Am I gonna need to rejet the carb or will I just need to adjust?
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:10 AM
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Another question? Am I gonna need to rejet the carb or will I just need to adjust?
Adjusting is all you need, be sure to use the vacuum gauge method.
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Did you keep the pcv plate or tap into a runner? Seems to be some mixed opinions about that.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:25 AM
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Did you keep the pcv plate or tap into a runner? Seems to be some mixed opinions about that.
Tapped into runner, using the weiand with the factory 1.25" spacer was not enough clearance for my liking to the motor box, never gave it a second thought. If you use the performer you might get away with using the factory spacer.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:32 PM
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Edelbrock performer ordered. Parts should be in by the time I get back in town. I'm a rough neck so I am gone 7 days and have 7 off.
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