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by prairiehotrodder
Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Tires
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Tires

bias ply drag slicks

Hoosier

MT

Goodyear

I've used both Hoosier and MT in the past and i'm considering giving goodyear a try next season. My car needs all the help it can get. Does anyone have any experience with goodyear ? Good or bad ?
thanks
by prairiehotrodder
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: What ll this make? Rammed 496 bbc
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: What ll this make? Rammed 496 bbc

I would have guessed 700 - 725. I hope you are right with the 800. Lots of 540's don't make 800.
by prairiehotrodder
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How will you go faster?
Replies: 289
Views: 6739

Re: How will you go faster?

Yes. On a well prepped surface, the radials ARE that much better. Tire performance is another bag of worms. A tire is a gear, an air spring that changes with pressure, and comes with various compounds that change with temperature. A lot of time and money has been spent testing tires. And the job is...
by prairiehotrodder
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: BBC rear main leak
Replies: 31
Views: 1209

Re: BBC rear main leak

i often use permatex flange sealant for the length of the cap at the very back of the block. Not on the rear main seal itself. And don't assemble it dry or let it sit for a long time so that it goes dry before you run it. I wouldn't expect any help from felpro. I'm not saying you installed it wrong,...
by prairiehotrodder
Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How will you go faster?
Replies: 289
Views: 6739

Re: How will you go faster?

I have stacks of timeslips and every time i think i know something, I end up being wrong. I grew up reading car craft and hotrod magazines and they all said to use mild parts and build torque. Just that you don't win any races that way. As far as what works and what doesn't, I've found big differenc...
by prairiehotrodder
Tue Nov 01, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Two piece connecting rod design.
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Re: Two piece connecting rod design.

looks interesting, hopefully some dyno testing is coming. Will the new pin share some of the downward force with the crankshaft ? And as it goes down eventually there will be a point where its not really pushing on the crank but only on that pin ?
Lots of questions for an engineer !! not me !
Brian
by prairiehotrodder
Tue Oct 25, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: The new G100UL Avgas
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: The new G100UL Avgas

I've been using avgas in my 12.9 CR BBC for the last 5 years. Its around $2 per liter vs $7 for race gas. And it works perfect. My local airport has a cardlock pump where i can just go buy fuel anytime i want.
by prairiehotrodder
Fri Oct 21, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Valve adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Valve adjustment

i like the ICEO method. I usually go 3/4 turn on a stockish engine unless the instructions with the lifters say different. If you do it on fully filled up lifters it may just run rough for a minute after you start it. Its easy to make a mistake on setting valves. Needs your full attention. I wouldn'...
by prairiehotrodder
Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cranking compression?
Replies: 27
Views: 1159

Re: Cranking compression?

i recently pulled a stock TBI engine out of a 90's chevy suburban that was rebuilt. My intention was to sell it as a good runner. I had never driven it myself but i had seen it run. I did a compression test on a stand in front of the potential buyer and it was around 100-110 psi. Neither of us were ...
by prairiehotrodder
Sat Oct 15, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Dyno tuned 434 SBC 11:1 AFR 245 Solid Roller
Replies: 187
Views: 14409

Re: Dyno tuned 434 SBC 11:1 AFR 245 Solid Roller

yes i see that. Very nice car. That 60 foot time just about seems to fast considering the car runs high nines. I'm impressed. Good work.
by prairiehotrodder
Sat Oct 15, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Dyno tuned 434 SBC 11:1 AFR 245 Solid Roller
Replies: 187
Views: 14409

Re: Dyno tuned 434 SBC 11:1 AFR 245 Solid Roller

those are impressive 60' numbers. Wish my car would do that. Whats the secret ?
Brian
by prairiehotrodder
Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: How far a moderator of Don Terrils Speed talk can go?
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: How far a moderator of Don Terrils Speed talk can go?

rather than cancelling someone, we could allow people the freedom to make their own judgements. There is value in DV's stuff, even if it comes with some attitude. I was contacted by a speedtalk regular many years ago who gave me alot of wisdom and good advice, even though he turned out to be painful...
by prairiehotrodder
Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBC & oil pressure at idle
Replies: 43
Views: 1899

Re: SBC & oil pressure at idle

i had a 377 SBC (400 block, 350 crank) that had low oil pressure and no matter what i did i couldn't fix it. However i was just a kid and didn't really know what i was doing or how to measure stuff correctly. It had about 5 psi at hot idle and it never went above about 50 psi even when revved to 750...
by prairiehotrodder
Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: emulsion tuning for dual quads? experts needed
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: emulsion tuning for dual quads? experts needed

I'm not an expert but i've been playing with a 2 x 4 setup for a few years. Were your carbs designed and built specifically for a 2 x 4 application ? Mine were not and they initially were way rich at idle and cruise speeds. From reading your post i wouldn't want to make any suggestions because i wou...
by prairiehotrodder
Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: big block chevy lifter help
Replies: 0
Views: 233

big block chevy lifter help

I bought a bunch of used parts including some solid roller lifters from comp cams. I want to know if they are the standard height or the +.300 taller for use in aftremarket blocks. What would i measure to find out ? They measure about 2.25" from the wheel center to the link bar center.
Brian