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    Australian Camshaft questions.

    Yep it's a Borg Warner 78 diff I'm pretty sure. Will look at Heatseeker, cheers.
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    Australian Camshaft questions.

    I'm thinking you're right.
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    Australian Camshaft questions.

    Had a look under the car and it's a 3.89:1, so that's marginally better. I agree, it will need to go on the list of eventually stuff to do!
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    Australian Camshaft questions.

    Hmm, I was hoping it was about 3K. The different ratio may become a matter of more urgency lol. Have to get something to power the diff first, though.
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    Storing an engine for a while – what do I need to do to protect it?

    I believe some people recommend ATF down the bores? I think making sure the coolant channels are dry would be 1st priority. long, long, term maybe back off the rockers? I don't really know, I'm just spreading old-wives-tales I've heard....
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    Australian Camshaft questions.

    Unfortunately yes, lol. But I'll contend with the rear end after I've got the front end sorted. I may see if I can get a taller gearset during the build...
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    Australian Camshaft questions.

    FWIW that Crow cam is nearly identical to the Dynotech 217D, (which is the second cam I mentioned) and they refer to it as a 'stage 2' in their catalogue. When you say 'genuine' do you mean as a stock item or have there been dramas with non-genuine cams?
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    Australian Camshaft questions.

    And this engine will be in a Mk2 Cortina (about 950kg), with 4.1 gears (I'll eventually go taller, but that's a story for another time) :)
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    Will 4.0/4.6 heads fit on a 3.5?

    I got two sets of tin head gaskets as part of the job-lot I bought....looks like a sign, to me lol.
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    Will 4.0/4.6 heads fit on a 3.5?

    That is an option - but with the 4.6 heads and stock pistons it will be a touch over 9:1 which is just fine, and the more I think about it the more likely this will be the plan.
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    Australian Camshaft questions.

    Mostly cruising around the local hills/ranges with the odd 'spirited' run. Scaring the occasional modern car at the lights.
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    Will 4.0/4.6 heads fit on a 3.5?

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the technical info. At the moment I guess I have two options - rebuild the 8.13:1 with tin gaskets or rebuild the 9.75:1 with composite gaskets. The 8.13:1 is in much better condition internally (some black flaking but no sludge - can still see hone marks in the bores...
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    Will 4.0/4.6 heads fit on a 3.5?

    I wonder if fitting the 4.6 heads with a tin gasket will mean I need to shim the rockers....?
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    Australian Camshaft questions.

    Hi cam guru's - I mentioned this in my 4.6 head thread but I thought I'd start a new cam-shaft related thread as most of the cams mentioned in other threads here are UK or USA based manufactures. I've got nothing against that but in this time of slow/unreliable freight I'm only looking at cams...
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    Will 4.0/4.6 heads fit on a 3.5?

    I don't have a CR in mind....just more than 8.13:1 lol.
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