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Re: 5S109 is alive again
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2020, 04:16:20 PM »
Sounds amazing Greg, well done. What was involved in getting it back together? Much work needed?
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Thank you, not really, just a lot of cleaning.  I cleaned up the bores with a really nice cross hatch.  I'm running an Isky Cam with a 264 deg duration and a .506 valve lift to wake her up a bit so she has a mean lope to her and it also gives it a quick response.  The crank was good, the pistons are new forged on the original rods, I also have the original pistons but I don't trust them.  Blue printed the oil pump, put in a NOS timing chain, rebuilt the original distributor and carb.  Heads and intake have never been cut and they were still true so there was no need to cut them.  12 deg BTDC initial timing is where its happy and runs well.   

Nice Greg. Well done. She sounds great
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Re: 5S109 is alive again
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2020, 09:09:23 PM »
Thanks to all! 

I put it in the car today, pulled it in the garage under power and they are finally reunited after 45 + years.   Now to tidy up a few things and melt the tires  ;D!
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Re: 5S109 is alive again
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2020, 09:17:29 PM »
pix of the car?
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Re: 5S109 is alive again
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2020, 09:27:22 PM »
109...

Outside my garage, where it was stored in CA and when the owner pulled it out.
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Re: 5S109 is alive again
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2020, 10:08:57 PM »
outstanding
These cars are meant to be driven, so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all clean. Carroll Shelby

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Re: 5S109 is alive again
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2020, 12:32:10 AM »
Man, I love the look of that car, Greg. Well done!
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Re: 5S109 is alive again
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2020, 12:47:34 AM »
Love it
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Re: 5S109 is alive again
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2020, 07:47:54 AM »
Great looking piece. Enjoy
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Re: 5S109 is alive again
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2020, 11:20:22 AM »
Thanks for sharing.  Engine sounds beautiful!  If that doesn't get you excited, you're already dead.
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Re: 5S109 is alive again
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2020, 09:26:06 PM »
Sounds amazing Greg, well done. What was involved in getting it back together? Much work needed?
Cheers

Thank you, not really, just a lot of cleaning.  I cleaned up the bores with a really nice cross hatch.  I'm running an Isky Cam with a 264 deg duration and a .506 valve lift to wake her up a bit so she has a mean lope to her and it also gives it a quick response.  The crank was good, the pistons are new forged on the original rods, I also have the original pistons but I don't trust them.  Blue printed the oil pump, put in a NOS timing chain, rebuilt the original distributor and carb.  Heads and intake have never been cut and they were still true so there was no need to cut them.  12 deg BTDC initial timing is where its happy and runs well.   

264 degree duration?  Is that at .50?

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Re: 5S109 is alive again
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2020, 10:10:21 AM »
Sounds amazing Greg, well done. What was involved in getting it back together? Much work needed?
Cheers

Thank you, not really, just a lot of cleaning.  I cleaned up the bores with a really nice cross hatch.  I'm running an Isky Cam with a 264 deg duration and a .506 valve lift to wake her up a bit so she has a mean lope to her and it also gives it a quick response.  The crank was good, the pistons are new forged on the original rods, I also have the original pistons but I don't trust them.  Blue printed the oil pump, put in a NOS timing chain, rebuilt the original distributor and carb.  Heads and intake have never been cut and they were still true so there was no need to cut them.  12 deg BTDC initial timing is where its happy and runs well.   

264 degree duration?  Is that at .50?

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Re: 5S109 is alive again
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2020, 10:25:14 AM »
Great story ! here's a pic I have in files of 109, might have been on the old forum, where and when was that taken ? What is the book on the car that Texas Swede mentions ?

Mike

googled around and found some more on 109, here, if you scroll down further past the other Fords and Shelbys, there is a bit with lots of pics on a Shelby de Mexico which I think is/was in Australia ?

http://www.bosskraft.com/car-files.html

have also posted the link in the Shelby de Mexico thread.
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