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by allencr267
Tue May 17, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Finding some more ponies
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Finding some more ponies

Exhaust?
Cool air intake, deeper pan & scraper & thinner lube & std pump.
Loose weight.
I have no experience with whatever you're working on.
Good luck. ;)
by allencr267
Sat May 14, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: oil squirters to rod/piston/crank clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: oil squirters to rod/piston/crank clearance

Well said!
But maybe metric?
by allencr267
Fri May 13, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Engine Diagnosis
Replies: 39
Views: 1262

Re: Engine Diagnosis

Too much fuel pressure, regulator return line restricted/clogged?
by allencr267
Fri May 13, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Can Billet CNC Cut Suspension arm, replace factory cold formed arm?
Replies: 21
Views: 2526

Re: Can Billet CNC Cut Suspension arm, replace factory cold formed arm?

Maybe the factory is using a small amount or poor quality lube and you can add some or replace it, or add a grease fitting. That or looking at other FWD cars(or Alfa models, do they make a truck) that have similar design with stronger ball joints that can be adapted to the Alfa without too much modi...
by allencr267
Wed May 11, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 383 tapping noise
Replies: 96
Views: 2196

Re: 383 tapping noise

What did the rest of the skirt & opposite side look like??
I shook rod & piston lots a times on Briggs&Stratton stuff, low weight/less inertia with a full skirt that was almost as thick as yours probably saved me.
I don't think anyone thinks it was a too tight or too loose clearance problem.
Thanks.
by allencr267
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 383 tapping noise
Replies: 96
Views: 2196

Re: 383 tapping noise

Take a look at the slipper/skirt that didn't break, contact point at the rod for sign of abuse.
Thanks. Good luck.
by allencr267
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 383 tapping noise
Replies: 96
Views: 2196

Re: 383 tapping noise

One of each, thrust & non-thrust.
A kid shake'em before install, banging skirt against rod?
by allencr267
Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 383 tapping noise
Replies: 96
Views: 2196

Re: 383 tapping noise

Can't tell, sounds like crank not cam speed.
by allencr267
Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:35 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Not the Typical Topic- Need Advice on Engine Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Not the Typical Topic- Need Advice on Engine Noise

Exhaust leak. Some close up when hot.
Use a stethoscope, coupla feet of your neighbor's garden hose, locate where it's coming from, don't get tangled in the belt/s.
Good luck.
by allencr267
Thu Mar 31, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Dial bore gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Dial bore gauge

"...straight round bar."
Once you know that the crank is straight & round... :wink:
by allencr267
Mon Mar 28, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Melonized Distributor Gears Brand/Manufacturer
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Melonized Distributor Gears Brand/Manufacturer

Geoff2 wrote: Mon Mar 28, 2022 1:47 am advanced 1 degree!!

Time to ck. TDC on your damper/balancer.
by allencr267
Sun Mar 20, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Oil capacity
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: Oil capacity

Is it a 'stroker', the crank, not the pan?
A longer stroke maybe incompatible with the old level on your stick.
ASSuming windage tray, keep it under that.
Good luck.
by allencr267
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Block Rigidity and HP
Replies: 23
Views: 1683

Re: Block Rigidity and HP

Regardless, what I was hoping to find, was documented testing...
If you can't find that, would the SB&BBC cast to aluminum block comparison stuff be similar enough suffice?
by allencr267
Wed Feb 16, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Shot peening piston crown?
Replies: 34
Views: 2435

Re: Shot peening piston crown?

Is this your way to a thinner crown, to lighten it through strength?
by allencr267
Sat Feb 12, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: big block mopar oil pump
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: big block mopar oil pump

rebelrouser wrote: Fri Feb 11, 2022 5:06 pm The salesman being a good salesman I guess...
Well, I have been messing with mopars for let's see since 1974,
I take it the saleswhatever was born after1974?