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by fdicrasto
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Mild performance build of my original 327 for my 1964 Corvette
Replies: 47
Views: 1144

Re: Mild performance build of my original 327 for my 1964 Corvette

With your initial plan seems very close to the 340 hp 62-63 vette engines of that era. With 2.02 and 1.6 valves your near the 365 hp engine but down slightly in compression ratio. Totally agree that a mild flat tappet, similar to the 30-30 but less duration will surprise you but be very reliable.
by fdicrasto
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Block grout
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: Block grout

Non catalyzing machinist grout. Cheap and easy.
by fdicrasto
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 327 help
Replies: 45
Views: 1762

Re: 327 help

Sounds like plugged or restricted exhaust system. Should be easy enough to drop exhaust and check it then.
by fdicrasto
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Spring Tester that made life easier
Replies: 31
Views: 2006

Re: Spring Tester that made life easier

Curious. For many years I have prestressed new valve springs then rechecked and then installed. Is that anything you find worthwhile?
by fdicrasto
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Spring Tester that made life easier
Replies: 31
Views: 2006

Re: Spring Tester that made life easier

Pretty slick. I won't ask the obvious question.
by fdicrasto
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: In Memory of Don Terrill
Topic: Progress update on Don Terrill's Speed-Talk
Replies: 29
Views: 2243

Re: Progress update on Don Terrill's Speed-Talk

Sounds good. Will be waiting for the date when i can join the hot pass "club"
by fdicrasto
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ignorant young racers...is there any hope?
Replies: 77
Views: 4833

Re: Ignorant young racers...is there any hope?

Having no money and making shit work is the reason we are all here. Me included to a point! How absolutely true this statement is. I have pretty much spent most of my life buying up my rich buddies "obsolete" race engine parts. I then proceeded to have a fairly successful drag racing career with th...
by fdicrasto
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: hard cranking once and a while
Replies: 26
Views: 1183

Re: hard cranking once and a while

Do you use this with a crank trigger setup or just distributor? If distributor, locked out or advance curve? Is the kickback when engine cold or warmed up or both? What's total timing # ?
by fdicrasto
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 380 ci sbc bending exhaust valve
Replies: 95
Views: 4695

Re: 380 ci sbc bending exhaust valve

OEM blocks(sbc) usually required lifter gallery restrictors but the aftermarket stuff does not need restrictors. I have seen instances where a builder made the mistake of utilizing them and caused oil starvation issues up top. Doesn't seem likely in your case but just a heads up.
by fdicrasto
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Sharing results from my first engine build.
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Sharing results from my first engine build.

splitdecision71 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:06 pm
fdicrasto wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:01 pm
You are in the 580-600 hp range. This is assuming you are close to a good tune up.
At the rear tires?
That would be flywheel numbers but a good starting point. I edited my first post.
by fdicrasto
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Sharing results from my first engine build.
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Sharing results from my first engine build.

You are in the 580-600 hp range. This is assuming you are close to a good tune up. I will say that you are running way more rear gear than you need with that weight and tire height. For just starting out you need to know that you have a lot more potential and just need to work in small increments to...
by fdicrasto
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 380 ci sbc bending exhaust valve
Replies: 95
Views: 4695

Re: 380 ci sbc bending exhaust valve

As already mentioned, some valve stem seals are too efficient, especially the perfect circle style teflon with a flat coiled spring around the top making the seal to valve stem tension too tight. I always removed that top spring and guide overlubrication was never a problem. I now prefer the viton s...
by fdicrasto
Sat May 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: strange carb problem
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: strange carb problem

Did you remove the squirters when you had the carb apart?
by fdicrasto
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Streetability mods
Replies: 67
Views: 3319

Re: Streetability mods

thedynoguy wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:46 pm
Hey Phil, your thread has officially been hijacked. :lol: I hope you'll stop in when you're back in town...
I will be in Rochester end of June. See you then.You know this engine; Johnny Za Za.
by fdicrasto
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Streetability mods
Replies: 67
Views: 3319

Re: Streetability mods

The MSD distributor does make tailoring the advance curve and amount of centrifugal advance easy. Coupled with less total advance, I wonder if along with either the av gas or Delta Sonic high octane pump gas, that this could make this combo ok for limited street use. I will be heading up to Rocheste...