Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 1: Prepping The Block For Assembly With Freezeplugs And Paint


Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 1: Prepping The Block For Assembly With Freezeplugs And Paint

Rebeldryver Scott is back with Project Mud Bomber, who’s 428 has been getting machined and prepped for a full rebuild. Because parts were scarce and the machine shop a bit slow, this one has taken a little while but now it is ready to go together. Scott has gotten it all done and ready for assembly and this is the first video in the build series, so watch, learn, and stay tuned for more.

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Project Mud Bomber, Our NASCAR themed 1964 Galaxie 500 2 door sedan is on its way to be running again. We have to assemble the new engine for it. It’s a 428 big block. We are starting with the bare block freshly machine and back from the machine shop. Ford FE big blocks have some things to look out for when installing your own freeze plugs. We will be documenting the entire build, right up to running it on a run stand and getting the ole Galaxie back on the road. Next up, will be installing the crankshaft.


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One thought on “Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 1: Prepping The Block For Assembly With Freezeplugs And Paint

  1. Barry_R

    Nice job highlighting the hidden galley plug behind the distributor hole – that one catches a lot of folks.

    The correct freeze plug size for an FE is actually 1-49/64″. They fit a touch snugger and helps reduce seepage. I use a driver that puts the installation force around the O.D. edge instead of pushing through the middle.

    The extra holes alongside the pan rail on a normal FE are not in the cross bolt location. They are for mounting the engine to OEM assembly stand fixtures in production.

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