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Look at that... It's got a 2.9L.
 

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Well the 2.9 is the closest equivalent to peddling...
 

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Kinda cool in my opinion, but since it has a 2.9 in it..




or




is what it deserves..
 

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Kinda cool in my opinion, but since it has a 2.9 in it..




or




is what it deserves..
The 2.9 is like the nerdy girl from high school....

Often overlooked but when treated correctly will rock your world.

The 4.0 is like the prom queen....everyone wants her but she just dont quite put out.
 

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The 2.9 is like the nerdy girl from high school....

Often overlooked but when treated correctly will rock your world.

The 4.0 is like the prom queen....everyone wants her but she just dont quite put out.

I treated all of the 2.9's I owned with respect and did ALL maintenance ahead of time. I always installed high quality parts too. Mostly Motorcraft. ALL of my 2.9's were junk. Plain and simple. Did I mention I sunk over $10,000 in 2 different blocks and they still failed me? Cracked every single head I ever installed. Multiple new radiators trying to keep them cool enough to not crack, thinking that might be the problem.. I even tried ARP head hardware. One block after a FULL rebuild (new Ford crank, reconditioned rods, all new bearings, bored, honed, line honed, deck trued, brand new heads checked for flatness, etc) and it still cracked heads on me. Then shortly after replacing both heads yet again, it cracked a head and before I could get it home it walked a wrist-pin in to the side of the bore. I also tried a Jasper rebuilt engine. Still failed.

Now you understand my hatred for the shittiest engine Ford ever built? I've earned the right to bash them full-time.
 

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Now you understand my hatred for the shittiest engine Ford ever built? I've earned the right to bash them full-time.
Oh I do.

This banter is why I keep coming back.
 

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I treated all of the 2.9's I owned with respect and did ALL maintenance ahead of time. I always installed high quality parts too. Mostly Motorcraft. ALL of my 2.9's were junk. Plain and simple. Did I mention I sunk over $10,000 in 2 different blocks and they still failed me? Cracked every single head I ever installed. Multiple new radiators trying to keep them cool enough to not crack, thinking that might be the problem.. I even tried ARP head hardware. One block after a FULL rebuild (new Ford crank, reconditioned rods, all new bearings, bored, honed, line honed, deck trued, brand new heads checked for flatness, etc) and it still cracked heads on me. Then shortly after replacing both heads yet again, it cracked a head and before I could get it home it walked a wrist-pin in to the side of the bore. I also tried a Jasper rebuilt engine. Still failed.

Now you understand my hatred for the shittiest engine Ford ever built? I've earned the right to bash them full-time.
I hear the same shit about 400s. Im guessing you just had bad luck dude. Lol.

The 2.9 and the 400 both suffer from the "something bigger bolts right in" syndrome and their potential is overlooked.
 

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Rusty, have you considered the possibility that you just had -good- luck with Rusty #1?
 

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Rusty, have you considered the possibility that you just had -good- luck with Rusty #1?
Yes.

Ive had other trouble free 2.9s though, rusty #2 is the only one thats ever given me fits honestly.
 


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