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by Caprimaniac
Thu May 28, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Kinsler mech. Injection SBF
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Kinsler mech. Injection SBF

The guy selling is in Hadeland, Norway. Where my granpa was born btw... An hour up the street from me... I did see a «new» Kinsler or Hillborn, complete good looking puece for sale at ebay motors a week ago for around 2000$ btw. Good info on the Hp there. Lagacy.... wasn’t these stack alky stuff dev...
by Caprimaniac
Thu May 28, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Mercury (Ford) 289 marine, worth buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: Mercury (Ford) 289 marine, worth buying?

All interesting stuff, gents. The pos seller- after I gave hin the bid- sent a message that it was picked up by someone else. So- left here, still looking... Piling together what I need for the new Ford racing ‘boss’ block. Nee headbstuds, svo head gaskets, svo cam bearings.... the costs will be clo...
by Caprimaniac
Tue May 26, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Mercury (Ford) 289 marine, worth buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: Mercury (Ford) 289 marine, worth buying?

Oh gosh- you reminded me og something important there... need to check if it’s 5- or 6- bolt....
by Caprimaniac
Mon May 25, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Mercury (Ford) 289 marine, worth buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: Mercury (Ford) 289 marine, worth buying?

Ues, agree to that, the parts themself, as a marine- package should be worth something. But, I dont think the headers come with it, so a vital part missing there... I offered him 250, and told him i could pick it up tonight. But, didn’t hear back... I an considering a new ‘Boss’ block, bit at 3000+ ...
by Caprimaniac
Mon May 25, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Kinsler mech. Injection SBF
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Kinsler mech. Injection SBF

One of the things I enjoy is oldskool tech. And I’ve been pounderung around magneto ignition and mech injection. A guy is selling a Kinsler manifold for SBF 8.2’’ for 1000$, and that might be a good price for such an item. Is there something I should look out for on this piece? The obvious might be ...
by Caprimaniac
Mon May 25, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Mercury (Ford) 289 marine, worth buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: Mercury (Ford) 289 marine, worth buying?

Ok, good to know.

And I got an answer.... he doesn’t know wether heat exchanger (closed) or not....

He’s got a bid at 200$, I can stretch to 250.

Either it’s worth 0 or some, maybe 250- hard to tell.
by Caprimaniac
Mon May 25, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Mercury (Ford) 289 marine, worth buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: Mercury (Ford) 289 marine, worth buying?

That is one of the things I have asked the buyer. He hasn't even left a phone number, so it's hard to get hold of him...
by Caprimaniac
Mon May 25, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Mercury (Ford) 289 marine, worth buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Mercury (Ford) 289 marine, worth buying?

Hi. Some of you know I've been looking for a 302/289 SBF block for some time.... A well used marinized factory Mercury 289 V8 is up for sale, and I Wonder if it's Worth buying, Or, is it most probably rust- filled With thin cylinder walls etc? I need it bored to +030. Will og in a car. A friend told...
by Caprimaniac
Sat May 16, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Tuning my new engine
Replies: 33
Views: 1666

Re: Tuning my new engine

Tuning is a smart move.... SBF close to what you have and 40 degrers at 3000. Vic jr heads. However with your cam... Did you check compression pressure at starter motor speed? I was as loe as 160 psi, and that can conrtibute? Depending also on what heads/ comb chambers you have. But in my book 36 is...
by Caprimaniac
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: What beehives for this cam?
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: What beehives for this cam?

Hyd or solid, flat or roller?
What do cam grinder suggest for spring pressure?

At first glimpse, I think it sounds like cam wants a double spring, on the scale of cam aggressivity...?

Totally agrree lightest spring possible
by Caprimaniac
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Anti-seize on spark plugs with aluminum heads?
Replies: 44
Views: 1858

Re: Anti-seize on spark plugs with aluminum heads?

Never used the stuff on plugs.
But then, sll alu heads I have used do have steel inserts, and that might chsnge things.
by Caprimaniac
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Aluminum cylinder head pics
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Aluminum cylinder head pics

That section is very thin. Even if repaired, will brake loose again. Round of the corners and run until new seats are needed?
by Caprimaniac
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Direct from Youtube - step right in......Alien Valves
Replies: 31
Views: 1426

Re: Direct from Youtube - step right in......Alien Valves

Ok, Ok..... So, the idea is that the "inner valve" is gonna Close as reversion is happening; prevent it. OK, not a stupid idea. However; won't this 2. umbrella hurt inlet flow? Guaranteed it will. Getting rid of reversion is smart, but will it give you what is claimed? 100% doubt so. And how about a...
by Caprimaniac
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Should I balance the crank, or
Replies: 28
Views: 1582

Re: Should I balance the crank, or

Yes, thank you. Undertood by looking at that thread on Scat crank balancing that Dave dug up.

Machinist is still struggling... Called med yesterday for an update (which gave no NEW information....). His drillbits are worn out- as he told me last week.
by Caprimaniac
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Should I balance the crank, or
Replies: 28
Views: 1582

Re: Should I balance the crank, or

Many thanks, Dave. You are a great source for such knowledge and I will pass on the information on to the machinist/ balancer guy. Yes- I am aware of the bearing issue vs unbalanced crank, and that’s one of the reasons I spent the money. Puzzling me is the claimed 250g to remove... I think Eagle say...