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by shoedoos
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stuck headstuds in aluminum block
Replies: 25
Views: 1185

Re: Stuck headstuds in aluminum block

for future reference the "old" melted candle wax down the threads works effectively as well....
by shoedoos
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Weld or putty
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Weld or putty

my experience is when you go to sell a set of heads with epoxy used in them, potential buyer's have lots of questions.....if they have been welded those sideways glances seem to be non existent...
by shoedoos
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Education time....what were these used for?
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Education time....what were these used for?

First time I have seen one of these, anyone care to educate on their usage pros/cons?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/L-A-BILLET-3-7 ... SwO0Vd1bd8
by shoedoos
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: cheap chassis to save drag racing
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: cheap chassis to save drag racing

news is bad.....the hip and cool kids have all moved to drifting.....lots of smoke, moonbeam rpms, crazy angles, dropping brakes, battling door handles and hot chicks hanging off their every move......drags is for old people with a smattering of youngsters who stay a year or so then move on.....
by shoedoos
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Pros/Cons of using aluminum ring harmonic balancer?
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: Pros/Cons of using aluminum ring harmonic balancer?

sooooooooo.....in the case of ATI.....you buy one of their balancers, you build engine, you put it on dyno, call ATI, they come along and tune their balancer? Or? Do you build engine without balancer, ATI come along while you dyno without said balancer and they measure to tune a balancer afterward?
by shoedoos
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Pros/Cons of using aluminum ring harmonic balancer?
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: Pros/Cons of using aluminum ring harmonic balancer?

^^^^^ is this done at time of balancing?
by shoedoos
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Pros/Cons of using aluminum ring harmonic balancer?
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: Pros/Cons of using aluminum ring harmonic balancer?

any chance you can educate me on how ATI "tune" a damper?
by shoedoos
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: BBC Rocker Studs
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: BBC Rocker Studs

have you investigated the Miller Mid-lift rockers?
by shoedoos
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: BBC Rocker Studs
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: BBC Rocker Studs

Me personally? I would not run pivot on the threaded section....
by shoedoos
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Reputable links for horsepower from windage tray/crank scraper
Replies: 246
Views: 9872

Re: Reputable links for horsepower from windage tray/crank scraper

observation....in that rotating dyno video up above ^^^^^^ isn't it nice to know after all the engineering advancements the Germans and Porsche have made, their monsters still sound like a real V8.....
by shoedoos
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Pros/Cons of using aluminum ring harmonic balancer?
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: Pros/Cons of using aluminum ring harmonic balancer?

just thinking out loud......could the aluminum ringed balancers have been invented as a type of stopgap between full-steel versus none at all for the dirt track/sprintcar community?
by shoedoos
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Pros/Cons of using aluminum ring harmonic balancer?
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: Pros/Cons of using aluminum ring harmonic balancer?

The one I'm looking at is a Romac 6.25 with steel hub/alum ring......I'm surprised this subject hasn't come up before....
by shoedoos
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Pros/Cons of using aluminum ring harmonic balancer?
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Pros/Cons of using aluminum ring harmonic balancer?

Can someone enlighten me on the pros and cons of aluminum outer-ring harmonic balancers?
by shoedoos
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Holley throttle shaft bushings or ?
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: Holley throttle shaft bushings or ?

^^^^^ excellent info Bill, thanks for the links
by shoedoos
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: What causes this lifter wheel failure?
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: What causes this lifter wheel failure?

^^^^ are you sure about the needle rollers? If those are them in the left of the pic, look at the wear on the couple in on top of the pile....