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by Jeff Lee
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Artificial Intelligence to Design Lightweight Parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1127

Re: Artificial Intelligence to Design Lightweight Parts

...and then it goes straight to the 3D printer...LOL
by Jeff Lee
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: NHRA SS/H 1970 AMC AMX - New 390 Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: NHRA SS/H 1970 AMC AMX - New 390 Engine

Dropped off at chassis shop today. He figures 3-4 weeks to finish.
by Jeff Lee
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: NHRA SS/H 1970 AMC AMX - New 390 Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 156

NHRA SS/H 1970 AMC AMX - New 390 Engine

Have been building this new engine for over a year. Just got it in the car and running 09/01/2019. Holley Carb is only on the car as it always idles, never floods, etc. I’m in process of work on the 4300 Autolite carb which will be on the engine soon along with new fuel system. Off to the chassis sh...
by Jeff Lee
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Spark plugs- ground strap”tech”?
Replies: 35
Views: 1995

Re: Spark plugs- ground strap”tech”?

I have always wondered why people pay so much attention to the spark plugs to start with - that's at a minimum the second gap that the electrical energy has to jump. The gap between the rotor and cap (conventional ignition) seems to me a place where some minor gains could be made. If you take a spa...
by Jeff Lee
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Spark plugs- ground strap”tech”?
Replies: 35
Views: 1995

Re: Spark plugs- ground strap”tech”?

I have always wondered why people pay so much attention to the spark plugs to start with - that's at a minimum the second gap that the electrical energy has to jump. The gap between the rotor and cap (conventional ignition) seems to me a place where some minor gains could be made. If you take a spa...
by Jeff Lee
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Spark plugs- ground strap”tech”?
Replies: 35
Views: 1995

Re: Spark plugs- ground strap”tech”?

I met a guy at Norwalk that sold spark plugs to the drag racers which he had modified. He would radius the edges of the ground strap and I think he may have even polished it. Seemed like he had a good following. See any value in that?
by Jeff Lee
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Riverside California machine shops
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Riverside California machine shops

I drive from Phoenix, Arizona to QMP. That’s 424 miles one-way.
I’ve had two engines machined there so far. They tell you when to come in, how much it will cost and when to pick it up.
So far, it all lines up when I pick it up!
by Jeff Lee
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Reputable links for horsepower from windage tray/crank scraper
Replies: 242
Views: 8753

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

I worked with ProPan in OK to develop a 8.25” (front to back) deep pan with the kick out or as described here, “power pouch”. Capacity is 10 quarts with that taking up only about 2.5”. There is a tray, baffles, etc. No dedicated scraper which conforms to counter-weights. Required re-configuring the ...
by Jeff Lee
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Pad 4 Wheel Scales use
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Pad 4 Wheel Scales use

Accounting for a slope in the concrete pad, what would you suggest as the easiest way to level the scales?
by Jeff Lee
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ring Seal
Replies: 71
Views: 3300

Re: Ring Seal

Hey guys Just want some opinions regarding personal experience regarding Total seal rings either gapless or nor and too much oil on the rings during assembly. I know the reasons but had a customer assemble a short that never sealed up right. Total seal sells a compound called Quick Seat for a reaso...
by Jeff Lee
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Race Cars & Parts - For Sale or Wanted
Topic: NIB Aeromotive Fuel System COMPLETE - Brushless pump, reg, filters, cell, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: NIB Aeromotive Fuel System COMPLETE - Brushless pump, reg, filters, cell, etc.

Items #2-#6 are sold. Remaining NEW parts” Summit price - 40% includes shipping.
by Jeff Lee
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Race Cars & Parts - For Sale or Wanted
Topic: NIB Aeromotive Fuel System COMPLETE - Brushless pump, reg, filters, cell, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 543

NIB Aeromotive Fuel System COMPLETE - Brushless pump, reg, filters, cell, etc.

Bought brand new and switching gears! My stupidity, your good fortune! Never mounted, never a wrench to it, Just taken out of the box. Please reference P/N’s to Aeromotive web site. I spent $1,635.57 at Summit Racing in total. I am taking 40% off and free shipping in Continental USA. Prices next to ...
by Jeff Lee
Mon May 27, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Under Performers
Replies: 42
Views: 2755

Re: Under Performers

Racer will spend tens of thousands on the chassis, tens of thousands on the engine, buy a race manual transmission, then gag about spending $3K to $6500 on the right clutch. Then he’ll put some leftover from the ’60’s and wonder why it won’t ET like it should while bragging that the engine makes so ...
by Jeff Lee
Sat May 25, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Reputable links for horsepower from windage tray/crank scraper
Replies: 242
Views: 8753

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

What has not been addressed; is there a need for either a windage tray and / or scrapper when using a (drag only) big box, limited (or no) sump oil pan. One that only has a few inches of oil at any one time at the bottom?