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by Kenova
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Volva Penta 8.1L cam info needed
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Volva Penta 8.1L cam info needed

https://www.raylarengineering.com/496ma ... parts.html

When I saw the torque curve for some of their engine packages I started giggling like a little school girl. :lol:
Good luck getting something like that to hook up on the street.

Ken
by Kenova
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Combination or Conversion Uni - Any good or flawed?
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Combination or Conversion Uni - Any good or flawed?

I am using one in my '71 Nova. 1330 to 1310 (I think I got that right).
I have only put about 500 miles on it but have done so without any problems.
That also includes the occasional bit of Tom Foolery. :mrgreen:

Ken
by Kenova
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Motor for an Ultima
Replies: 68
Views: 1758

Re: Motor for an Ultima

By 2005 The Merc F1 V10 was a 90* and, not a coincidence, pretty 'meh'. The previous 72* version though... 90* V4 can sound amazing. And then at the opposite extreme there's the Subaru flat 4s and their "oops a plug wire fell off haha" sound makes me want to hurt someone. We agree on the subaru A V...
by Kenova
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Question - Improved Camber Curve
Replies: 20
Views: 371

Re: Question - Improved Camber Curve

If the upper control arms are close to level at ride height then the spacers will increase you camber gain. You could also use extended upper ball joints. Increasing you caster will also help, but is sometimes difficult to get any significant gains on these older cars. There is the "Guldstrand" mod ...
by Kenova
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cross Ram intakes.
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Re: Cross Ram intakes.

I have one of these, I rebuilt it probably 20yrs ago, welded up stripped and cracked bolt and pipe threads, but still haven't put it to use. http://victorylibrary.com/graphics/SY1.JPG I want to build a new top for it and mount four 48mm IDF carbs and use it on the street for fun. I've been trying t...
by Kenova
Sun May 03, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Looking for info on this intake SBC 377 Vortec Mercruiser tunnel ram
Replies: 44
Views: 3182

Re: Looking for info on this intake SBC 377 Vortec Mercruiser tunnel ram

The one I have is identical to the e-bay listing. I haven't really given much thought about using it. The one thing I would do is cut off that Snuffleupagus snout and weld on an adapter plate for a LS style throttle body. Probably use a Holley injection controller rather than the Merc Marine compute...
by Kenova
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: HILBORN INJECTED 406 sbc peaking WAY early
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Re: HILBORN INJECTED 406 sbc peaking WAY early

What is the diameter of the throttle blades? or did I miss that?

Ken
by Kenova
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Looking for info on this intake SBC 377 Vortec Mercruiser tunnel ram
Replies: 44
Views: 3182

Re: Looking for info on this intake SBC 377 Vortec Mercruiser tunnel ram

Looking for info on this intake SBC 377 Vortec Mercruiser tunnel ram. Anybody out their use one of these intakes? I'm looking for one cheap. Gonna try one on a low budget 400 build. This is a two-piece intake. The picture below is just the bottom. I would like to buy just the bottom if possible. ht...
by Kenova
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Things learned from my latest engine swap
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Things learned from my latest engine swap

ClassAct wrote: Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:50 pm.......................... then blew out enough hair, nut shells and general animal foknoid that I was staggered.
:lol:

Ken
by Kenova
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: alusil piston in sleeved block
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: alusil piston in sleeved block

I don't know how this may relate to your situation, but my Vega 2.3 has a full set of sleeves that were sized to the original pistons. What material the sleeves are made of, I don't know. It doesn't burn oil and there is no excessive blow-by. It works well. I'm pretty sure it can do a one minute qua...
by Kenova
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Weld Draglite/Prostar
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: Weld Draglite/Prostar

turbo camino wrote: Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:31 pm A thousand dollars for a set of 15x8 Draglites is just flat-out stupid.
That's chump change. Price out a set of Forgelines. :shock:

Ken
by Kenova
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: What 1st Gen. Camaro upper adjustable A-Arms are you guys using?
Replies: 16
Views: 2081

Re: What 1st Gen. Camaro upper adjustable A-Arms are you guys using?

Does HOWE racing make anything like what you want?

Ken
by Kenova
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Turn Car Compressor into Working Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 882

Re: Turn Car Compressor into Working Engine

Is it just me, or does this thing sound like an old Detroit Diesel?

Ken
by Kenova
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: what happened to pdq67?
Replies: 11
Views: 2816

Re: what happened to pdq67?

MadBill wrote: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:22 pm Many paths: You can be brilliant, insightful & literate, a research maven, famous in your field, obnoxious, omnipresent... :lol:
.......... none of which applies to me. #-o

Ken
by Kenova
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Relocating brake master cylinder off firewall
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Relocating brake master cylinder off firewall

Have you considered a hydro-boost system? http://www.hydratechbraking.com/tech.html You can buy new, rebuilt, or scrounge something up from various GM models. It would also be a good excuse to add power steering. If the knees are giving you a hard time then the shoulders can't be far behind. :lol: Ken