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by Jeff Lee
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator secrets?
Replies: 123
Views: 6198

Re: Stock Eliminator secrets?

that fe pan isn't any deeper or better than a factory pan .... Just a few baffles[/quote] Well then...that’s compare apples to apples: Here’s that “FE pan that isn’t any deeper than a factory pan” https://i.imgur.com/RdZ6RdZl.jpg And here’s a Scott Drake reproduction FE ’67-’70 Mustang oil pan: htt...
by Jeff Lee
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ford SHO 3.4L
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Ford SHO 3.4L

Using adjustable crank gear on FOMCO Mod 4.6 use pins. Common and no problems.
Love those SHO’s!
by Jeff Lee
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator secrets?
Replies: 123
Views: 6198

Re: Stock Eliminator secrets?

In a traditional internal oil pump/wet sump application : -Is it advantageous to pull a slight vacuum in the pan, if possible? -Are there any detriments to doing this? -Is some positive pressure in the crankcase ever a good thing? Keeping it legal, I can attest that you can create vacuum in a Stock...
by Jeff Lee
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: rent/borrow 401 AMC torque plate?
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: rent/borrow 401 AMC torque plate?

CCA Racing Products has AMC Torque Plates and they offer them for sale or rent.
by Jeff Lee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator Manifold Question.......
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

Re: Stock Eliminator Manifold Question.......

That incorrectly placed in the books 327 intake on a 283 was only worth about a two-tenth ET reduction. That’s if you take a 327 intake off a junk engine.
by Jeff Lee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator secrets?
Replies: 123
Views: 6198

Re: Stock Eliminator secrets?

F-BIRD'88 wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:01 am All that internal grinding and main web windowing reduces weight at the front of the car.
It may, but that’s not the purpose. The windows allow the piston and rings to work more efficiently as they move up & down.
by Jeff Lee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator secrets?
Replies: 123
Views: 6198

Re: Stock Eliminator secrets?

What's the purpose of the holes in the bottom of the cyls? Something to do with crankcase venting? its a 4-Stroke Engine above the Piston tops , but it acts as a 2-Stroke engine below the Piston , example : 300cid 4-Stroke .. is probably moving around 600cid Air in the Crankcase area for the same R...
by Jeff Lee
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Who rebuilds/modifies Thermoquads?
Replies: 29
Views: 2934

Re: Who rebuilds/modifies Thermoquads?

I used to run TQ’s in the late ’70’s, mid 80’s. During that time, if you bought one a a swap meet and it didn’t run good, most all problems were solved by purchasing a “bowl kit” which was a new bowl, gaskets and o-rings. It was about $23 back then! I don’t know if they are even available anymore? A...
by Jeff Lee
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Question about 100% water injection
Replies: 45
Views: 1819

Re: Question about 100% water injection

My turbo 4-cylinder VW - I’ve been running Snow single port injection for a long time. I used to buy distilled water on a 50/50 mix. I started using RO water from my kitchen; much more convenient. I have just converted to a 4-port injection to help combat the combustion chamber issues with a direct ...
by Jeff Lee
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Too much oil in sump
Replies: 26
Views: 937

Re: Too much oil in sump

Long ago, on a friend’s Super Stock 350 SBC on a dyno, it was a trick engine and would not RPM near enough and as a result, power was down from anticipated. On the suggestion of an old fart in the dyno room, the Million style deep pan was replaced with a BIG box pan. Picked up something like 1200 RP...
by Jeff Lee
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: NHRA STOCK valve job
Replies: 27
Views: 1821

Re: NHRA STOCK valve job

I’m not a member over on CR, but the topic had been brought up when the rule changed, with what looked like a fair amount of confusion within some of the answers. Like I said, my interpretation was that any angles were legal...... and that the NHRA simply wanted to get away from having to check/pol...
by Jeff Lee
Wed May 13, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Hot honing or not?
Replies: 22
Views: 2931

Re: Hot honing or not?

Seems this discussion just might give some credence to Total Seal’s “Total Conform Ring”? When first released, my gut reaction was these were a bandaid for shoddy workmanship. Now I might have a different impression?
by Jeff Lee
Wed May 06, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: roller cams in AMC 401 engines
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: roller cams in AMC 401 engines

Ken is right. To ad to that, and only if installing the bushed lifter bores is out of your budget, I have found that the AMC lifter bores are pretty much spot on with the angles and spacing so you could go cheap and not rent or buy the BJ Lifter-Tru fixture.
FYI - T&D makes a shaft rocker system.
by Jeff Lee
Wed May 06, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Worst-case Header Sealing Scenario? What to do?
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: Worst-case Header Sealing Scenario? What to do?

Nice bead of “Right Stuff”, let it sit about 5 minutes and slap them on. Will never leak. About $15 for a small tube.
by Jeff Lee
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Factory 396/427 chevy cylinder heads
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: Factory 396/427 chevy cylinder heads

It should also be mentioned that NHRA has allowed BBC several “superseded” part numbers for the 396/427 cylinder heads; including offerings from Edelbrock. There has been much development on not only the cylinder heads over the last few decades, but also in the short-block and drivetrain. Long gone ...