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by Cubic_Cleveland
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ej20 Subaru bearings
Replies: 25
Views: 770

Re: Ej20 Subaru bearings

I have what acl call std , which has some clearance built in and have built this with some thigter ones to get clearance under 2 thou , so on a journal measure in 3 places i have .0016 .0009 .0015 .0022 .0011 .0020 .0017 .0009 .0010 you get the idea , but i have contact ? when opened , no rods, jus...
by Cubic_Cleveland
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Valve seat rim sitting proud in chamber - Detonation risk?
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Valve seat rim sitting proud in chamber - Detonation risk?

I’ve seen this issue many times on factory stuff. Seems core shift isn’t accounted for or something. The chambers get deeper in relation to the deck, while the seat ring stays the same height. Never seems to be an issue on standard applications, but I don’t like it either..
by Cubic_Cleveland
Thu May 28, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Wireless / wifi borescope options
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Wireless / wifi borescope options

I know this one isn't wireless, and is a bit more expensive, but I have it and it works very well. Just an option to consider: https://shop.snapon.com/product/Shop-%26-Tech/Video-Inspection-Scope/BK3000 Thanks Mark, but that one retails for A$620. My last snap-on one has just failed the cable suppo...
by Cubic_Cleveland
Tue May 26, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Wireless / wifi borescope options
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Wireless / wifi borescope options

68maliblue wrote: Tue May 26, 2020 2:56 pm I bought one off Amazon 2 years ago for about $35. Works well and has been used many times for personal as well as professional use. Pictures are good and easy to use.
Thanks for the reply.
Do you know the brand/model? Does it come with accessories and do they work sufficiently?
by Cubic_Cleveland
Tue May 26, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Wireless / wifi borescope options
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Wireless / wifi borescope options

Mick, if you're thinking of buying one from Super Cheap......I had no luck with it.....the signal dropped out all the time. Tried it with various phones etc....gave up in the end. Super Cheap has no tech support for it, and after searching to find the manufacturer, their tech was a waste as well......
by Cubic_Cleveland
Tue May 26, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Wireless / wifi borescope options
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Wireless / wifi borescope options

My traditional style bore scope has crapped itself, looking around there are heaps of options for wifi ones that you connect to your phone. They seem quite cheap, anyone have experience with these? Specifically iPhone compatible ones.

Thanks, Mick.
by Cubic_Cleveland
Mon May 11, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Hot honing or not?
Replies: 22
Views: 3122

Re: Hot honing or not?

I suspect that some gaskets advertised as "no re-torque required" would benefit from the process but it's a hard sell to a flat rate mechanic, so they say "not needed" and cross their fingers. I can't see how a cold "back off a half turn and re-torque" could possibly hurt. I re-did my aluminum BBC ...
by Cubic_Cleveland
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: COP vs CNP
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: COP vs CNP

I would go CNP with LS coils as well. More freedom/easier to mount, plus availability that’s hard to beat most anywhere in the world.
by Cubic_Cleveland
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Hot honing or not?
Replies: 22
Views: 3122

Re: Hot honing or not?

I suspect that some gaskets advertised as "no re-torque required" would benefit from the process but it's a hard sell to a flat rate mechanic, so they say "not needed" and cross their fingers. I can't see how a cold "back off a half turn and re-torque" could possibly hurt. I re-did my aluminum BBC ...
by Cubic_Cleveland
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Lighten an I - beam rod
Replies: 19
Views: 1790

Re: Lighten an I - beam rod

https://youtu.be/bThiGTY0-wA This is video of a shop lightening a connecting rod =============. At 5:46 it looks like the finished rod will have : - Seriously degraded fatigue strength due to the removal of the curved rib that wraps around the bolt head. - Significantly reduced "foot print" at the ...
by Cubic_Cleveland
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Hot honing or not?
Replies: 22
Views: 3122

Re: Hot honing or not?

I suspect that some gaskets advertised as "no re-torque required" would benefit from the process but it's a hard sell to a flat rate mechanic, so they say "not needed" and cross their fingers. I can't see how a cold "back off a half turn and re-torque" could possibly hurt. I re-did my aluminum BBC ...
by Cubic_Cleveland
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Exotic Piston/Rod Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Exotic Piston/Rod Upgrade

Not sure what the engine application or even budget is, but have you looked at Arrow rods and Omega pistons?
by Cubic_Cleveland
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cylinder Head Deck Repair
Replies: 22
Views: 1878

Re: Cylinder Head Deck Repair

What’s wrong with welding the marks up and re-surfacing?
by Cubic_Cleveland
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: when are 3/4 grooved main bearings needed for bbc ?
Replies: 275
Views: 14240

Re: when are 3/4 grooved main bearings needed for bbc ?

Hi, Cleveland with any aftermarket crank i have used is fine, wether its cross drilled or not there is no issue any more and in this im talking when using 1/2 groove bearings. Wet sump N/a clevo stroker street/strip is no major ask. The minimum I do in this typical instance (not because its a must,...
by Cubic_Cleveland
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: when are 3/4 grooved main bearings needed for bbc ?
Replies: 275
Views: 14240

Re: when are 3/4 grooved main bearings needed for bbc ?

Hi, Cleveland with any aftermarket crank i have used is fine, wether its cross drilled or not there is no issue any more and in this im talking when using 1/2 groove bearings. Wet sump N/a clevo stroker street/strip is no major ask. The minimum I do in this typical instance (not because its a must,...