I would like to put a roller longblock into my '88 but I was told it wouldn't work. I didn't get an good reason why, thats where you guys come in.
Info: 1988 351w EFI, C6
Info: 1988 351w EFI, C6
The roller blocks started in '94, you can tell from the casting number on your block. If its a roller it should be F4TE Meaning, 94 was the year they were first produced.Shadofax said:Kemical....were all 95's roller block, with what, roller cam and roller lifters, roller rocker arms? I honestly don't know if mine is or not (I don't care much about playing with my engine, just keep it tuned proper, and stock). Thought I remembered someone saying '95 was the switchover year, not all '95 351's have them. I would guess they would produce a bit more power, but reduced wear/heat= longevity I think is the bigger advantage. Possibly slighty better chance for MPG's, though a brick is still a brick.
Uhhmmmm... you don't have to go through all of this, just remove the intake and have a look in the valley. If the lifters are paired by "double-wishbone" looking metal clips, it's got roller lifters. Those clips keep the lifters aligned so that the "wheel" rolls on the cam lobes.magnumpi said:Only way to be sure would be to pop off the intake and a vavle cover, loosen up a pushrod and pull the lifter out to see if it has a roller tip or not.
Nothing, it's a direct bolt in.BillyB said:Lets get back to the question at hand. If I buy a '95 long block what else will I have to do to get it in and pass emissions?
Not just Ford, any roller cam.81Bronk36 said:Make sure if you are running a ford alphabet cam you install a STEEL distributor gear.
The new retrofit lifters will work with any standard base circle roller cam. But the retrofit lifters cost close to $500.00, and roller cams are on the order of $100.00 more than flat tappets.magnumpi said:And...to make things interesting, if you don't have a roller block you can buy conversion roller lifters, and use the special roller cams designed for them to get the advantage of a roller came in an early 351w block..
If a flat tappet hydrolic cam is installed and broke in properly, then it should'nt wear verry much at all (Even after 300,000miles). However they are way more susptible to flattening a lobe if somthing does goes wrong in the engine.magnumpi said:Roller cams don't wear as much as flat tappet ones. Some people say they don't really wear at all, i dunno, because ive never really checked one that has been driven any length of time.
If you get a factory replacement 95 Engine for a F-Serise/Bronco the cam will still be flat tappet. So unleas you plan on upgrading to a roller cam later it really is not worth the money for the newer block (If they cost more)BillyB said:still pricing places. honestly it doesn't matter to me but I think the suggested place from here is Jasper. I might try a Houston area place too.