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by BOOT
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Piston quality?
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Piston quality?

Schurkey wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:08 am Is there anything that company sells that's worth it's weight in poop?
I like their engine block-off/cover kit
by BOOT
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Lowering octane
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: Lowering octane

This a carb?
by BOOT
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBC oil pan gasket help
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: SBC oil pan gasket help

sidestep wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:16 pm My deepest apologies

Maybe this is a part number that will work

SBC CHEVY NEOPRENE OIL PAN GASKET 1pc RMS 86-UP FEL-PRO # OS-34500-R or P93173
I almost did the same, cause I rem one that I have atm having both but before I even got the box down I realized it was for my 77 c3 with a 2 piece rm
by BOOT
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Epoxy For Blocks
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: Epoxy For Blocks

What if you pulled a vacuum on it, flipped it on it's side and then used green loctite? Could still epoxy inside after. Wire-wheel the crack off good n maybe grind a very slight ditch along the crack for the loctite to sit in?
by BOOT
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: speedmaster/ procomp valves
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: speedmaster/ procomp valves

I know Elgin latest valves are made in China and China has improved in some areas. But the procomp/speedmaster name is so bad, I wouldn't trust their valves if I was gonna buy just valves. If they were already in some of their heads, then I wouldn't use em on a good short block but I prob would just...
by BOOT
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: LS stand alone ignition controller ?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: LS stand alone ignition controller ?

Is the new LS msd box programmable or just has a few presets to choose from? Kinda rem something bout presets back when I looked into a few years ago.
by BOOT
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Port volume dyno testing
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: Port volume dyno testing

His tests are mainly for average hot rod guys who buy off the shelf parts and bolt them on. Tests like this are good enough to show differences in bolt on parts if a guy was considering between two different head sizes from a given manufacturer. Would have been nice to show valve sizes and flow num...
by BOOT
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Testing for a worn timing chain
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Testing for a worn timing chain

I know you posted other threads bout this truck, so you may have mentioned it already but did you check the distributor gear?
by BOOT
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: Hydraulic roller cam equivalent to Crane hyd FT 274H06
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: Hydraulic roller cam equivalent to Crane hyd FT 274H06

No cam expert but Howards 180305-8 & Elgin E1135P are a tad larger single pattern cams. idk how they'd do on a 305 tho but I was told they sound sim to the Elgin E-1785-P

Vid I made bout the two roller cams

https://youtu.be/QlZEO4z8fs4


Elgin E-1785-P in my 77

https://youtu.be/YmfYYMaDVLc
by BOOT
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Port volume dyno testing
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: Port volume dyno testing

Read the comments, there is a good one somewhere. After the vid was posted, I went to comment myself and saw one that pretty much covered it. Basically says testing nothing but port size is not ideal when other things would be changed to make the most of different size ports. For example if you took...
by BOOT
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator secrets?
Replies: 234
Views: 14001

Re: Stock Eliminator secrets?

I like that rear anti climb baffle, only noticed some aftermarket pans with those a few yrs ago. But those use a straight piece, I'll have to make mine sim to that one for the stock pick-up stock pan I'm gonna mod. This approach works well and offers some additional benefits. https://i.imgur.com/mh...
by BOOT
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cast iron heads, surface rust
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Cast iron heads, surface rust

I was gonna say it has phosphoric acid which is a rust converter but after a quick google looks like maybe not anymore https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_Lime_Rust
by BOOT
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Plugs vs. 'the meter'
Replies: 15
Views: 843

Re: Plugs vs. 'the meter'

I think an AFR reading is good to have but not the end all, kinda like if your timing light is off a bit you still give the engine what it wants. You can still use that light to check/reset timing and see if it moved, just like that AFR can still show you a change if something goes way off.
by BOOT
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator secrets?
Replies: 234
Views: 14001

Re: Stock Eliminator secrets?

With a Physics background, I can likely extrapolate without need to sharpen a pencil nor dust off an abacus. :wink: Back to our regularly scheduled program. Here's a NHRA accepted (stock depth) oil pan for a Stocker. Looking beyond the obvious, what's there that makes it work so well? Apologies to ...
by BOOT
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator secrets?
Replies: 234
Views: 14001

Re: Stock Eliminator secrets?

I've always found this type racing interesting not that I've done it or any class racing myself, I'm more of a budget street guy. Grew up watching people blow up expensive engines all the time and decided to build mild more reliable engines and try to make gains on the rest. Very interesting stuff, ...