I have a pretty simple question. The make and model above arent accurate, I have a 1957 ford 292 Y block that I shoe horned into a 1929 model A ford. Heres my situation
I have a conversion kit to pair my Y block ford to a C4 automatic transmission. This kit includes a bellhousing, flex plate, starter bendix, and other hardware. The kit requires you purchase a starter designed for a ford FE motor (390ci) and swap the bendix over to match the new flexplate included in the kit. I performed the swap and the bendix engages the flexplate just fine.
Now im trying to fire the motor. I made all my proper connections to have this motor fire up, but when I hit the start switch it cranks incredibly slow. The battery im using is a few months old out of my 4.6L mustang. The CCA rating is 565. I searched napa online to see what a typical 292ci battery CCA rating would ask for and it says anywhere from 750 CCA to optima 900-1000 CCA. I was just wondering would 565 CCA be THAT dramatic of a CCA rating to cause such a sluggish cranking situation? Figuring both motors are close in cubes, I figured it would be enough to turn it over.
All my connections are good, and my grounds have tested okay. Thanks alot!
Monday, February 25th, 2013 AT 2:40 PM