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by Baprace
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: installing pin bushings
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: installing pin bushings

What size wrist pin are you using ?
by Baprace
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: Cam advice for a mild 327
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Cam advice for a mild 327

American Pie, welcome to the site, the first thing I would do is install screw in studs, 2nd your stock rockers are limited to .450 lift, you will need to have the guides shortened or at least checked for the valve lift, if I had to choose from your list I would choose the ISKY 262 1st, or the Crane...
by Baprace
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: The Dzhanibekov Effect
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: The Dzhanibekov Effect

I thought the video was interesting, I did not understand a lot of the terms, ( way over my pay grade ) it was interesting to see the wing and stem flip end for end, not sure what caused that. I don't see how that relates to a driveline, as I don't think that is happening to drivelines as the video ...
by Baprace
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Bushing olds rods
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Bushing olds rods

Not trying to to be argumentive with previous post's , there is always more than one way to do things, I always roll in the bushing and use no loktite, just my way of doing bushings , they will not move when the bushing is rolled / burnished in. JMHO
by Baprace
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Anybody use this?
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Anybody use this?

Thanks Kev, I will give Doc his little bottle back and won't bring it up anymore. Doc is a wood-hippie that is like my older brother I never had... Harry and Bob are way long gone now so I really watch Doc closely.. I never hear from or see Leslie anymore... Doc and I lived together for like 4 year...
by Baprace
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Crank slack after installing rods 1/2 a degree
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Crank slack after installing rods 1/2 a degree

Friends.... Need a tip here. Thrown together a used crank with new bearings on mains and rods. Re- ringed etc for a street car. Haven’t had any troubles with the parts in the past; ran just fine when disassembled. Quick rebuild, so no clearances measured...(shame on me) X-cuse me for ignorance- lon...
by Baprace
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: How about a "Vintage Engine" tech forum
Replies: 48
Views: 1225

Re: How about a "Vintage Engine" tech forum

Boy, was I wrong! Even though I was a mechanic from '62 - '70, I don't remember ever working on one. I looked them up in my Motors Manual and found that they made them from '51 to '63, the same year they came out with the OHC 6. They were only made in 161 CI (3 1/8 x 3.5 stroke). They lasted a long...
by Baprace
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: How about a "Vintage Engine" tech forum
Replies: 48
Views: 1225

Re: How about a "Vintage Engine" tech forum

Back again! as well as my old Willys 6-banger that had the intake valve in the head and the exhaust valve in the block.... pdq67 I'm afraid the it was the 4 cylinder, "F" head, Willys that had the intake in the head, the 6's where flat head. I had one of each. '58, FC 150 (cab over PU, F head 4 cyl...
by Baprace
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Hex-a-just timing set failure
Replies: 16
Views: 972

Re: Hex-a-just timing set failure

My friend's DLM laid down last night...dropped power then locked up. He pulled the timing cover today and found the chain wadded up . Comments? Krooser , Two things seem to show up in that picture, where is the roller button and second it appears that the rear set of teeth are shiny on the front si...
by Baprace
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBC timing issue
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: SBC timing issue

Hello all. I have a new 388 sbc scat 6" bottom end,DSS flat tops, Profiler 64/195's and a Howards 110981-08 HFT cam. I let the mach shop assemble the shortblock. So I get it home and start to put it together and notice the cam is in straight up ( I asked for +4 ). OK I thought we'll see how it runs...
by Baprace
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBC timing issue
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: SBC timing issue

madmooney , I don't know how you are going to degree that cam without a piston stop and a good degree wheel. Second item bobmc asked about cranking compression and you gave him valve spring pressure numbers, Last item, Usualy the numbers on the crank gear are expressed in cam degrees and not crank d...
by Baprace
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBC timing issue
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: SBC timing issue

madmooney, you are confusing cam timing with ignition timing, your cam may well be advanced like you wanted regardless what bushing you found , I like initial ignition timing around 20 - 24* initial and with not having any experiance with your cyl head I would start at 34* total timing, some heads w...
by Baprace
Sat May 16, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Tuning my new engine
Replies: 37
Views: 2464

Re: Tuning my new engine

I’m looking for suggestions on tuning my new engine. I’ve never run this much compression with this small of a cam so I’m not sure which direction to go here. .030” over 351w, aluminum 180cc heads with 2.02/1.60 valves, 10:1 compression, .045” deck height, Jones hydraulic roller 264/268@.006, 218/2...
by Baprace
Sat May 16, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How to fix a crack in cast alu intake?
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: How to fix a crack in cast alu intake?

So, I managed to port an alu intake to the point where I see a tiny crack and some daylight. This was a thin spot, casting defect, that I did not pay attention to. How to repair? Weld? Epoxy? The hole is not a structural concern. Just cannot have a leak there. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/A...
by Baprace
Fri May 08, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Race Cars & Parts - For Sale or Wanted
Topic: WTB - set of Ford 385-series wrist pins
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: WTB - set of Ford 385-series wrist pins

What size is a Ford 385 pin ? L + W