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by Truckedup
Sat May 30, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Chassis dyno..tranny
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Chassis dyno..tranny

In high gear the power is straight through the main shaft on both transmissions..Power loss differences should be minor
by Truckedup
Fri May 29, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: What works with a corvair engine
Replies: 25
Views: 945

Re: What works with a corvair engine

Dick Griffin ran a turbo Corvair in an NHRA stock class and held the record for several years with a best of 13 flat at 113 mph. The early swing axle Corvairs could be a handful for unaware drivers. Same for the VW before 1968..they could flip over more easily than ther cars...Search U Tube for GM t...
by Truckedup
Thu May 28, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: What works with a corvair engine
Replies: 25
Views: 945

Re: What works with a corvair engine

Back in the 70's I had a 66 Corvar with the base 95 hp engine and 3 speed. I got a 4 carb Corsa engine and 4 speed from a wreck. The engine had headers and sounded like a hotter cam. It ran ok and was as fast or faster than the sluggish V8's of that time..It handled decent but GM put on stiff front ...
by Truckedup
Thu May 28, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: What works with a corvair engine
Replies: 25
Views: 945

Re: What works with a corvair engine

66 to 69 used a stronger modified Saginaw 3 and 4 speed. The 60 to 64 used swing axles that may or may not be suitable for V8 power.
Just Google V8 Corvair ,there's lots of info, examples of swaps and even swap kits...
by Truckedup
Tue May 26, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Fiat twin cam - starting head gasket failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Fiat twin cam - starting head gasket failure?

Looks like a hemi with quench ,lucky you!
by Truckedup
Tue May 19, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 364 Buick question (Old guys, step up.....)
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: 364 Buick question (Old guys, step up.....)

Ok.....Thr old Chevy inline 235-261 and GMC 302 I messed with had the lifters offset to the cam lobes..The cam grinders told me the lobes are also ground to spin the lifters...
by Truckedup
Tue May 19, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 364 Buick question (Old guys, step up.....)
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: 364 Buick question (Old guys, step up.....)

Jack, how did they get away with the lifter running square on the cam? I don't remember them having any unusual cam and lifter wear issues.' IIRC, the lifter centerline is offset to the cam lobe centerline so the cam lobe pushes only on one side of the lifter, the force differential rotating the li...
by Truckedup
Mon May 18, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ford 2.3 marine Valve Seals
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Ford 2.3 marine Valve Seals

Are the guides machined for seals?
by Truckedup
Sun May 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Oil Smoke driving me crazy
Replies: 29
Views: 1342

Re: Oil Smoke driving me crazy

Given thought to oil getting past the rings or valve stems?
by Truckedup
Fri May 15, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: V8 S10 Engine Ex Manifolds?
Replies: 32
Views: 1249

Re: V8 S10 Engine Ex Manifolds?

I mentioned the 81 G body El Camino I had a few years ago. 4 speed with a modified 305,about 260 hp...I thought it was balanced pretty well even with a Posi rear that can make it more ass happy. Wet weather is all about the tires and tires they have gotten a lot better since the 80's....I put in S10...
by Truckedup
Tue May 12, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: V8 S10 Engine Ex Manifolds?
Replies: 32
Views: 1249

Re: V8 S10 Engine Ex Manifolds?

Tony, were the manifolds you used the ones that drop straight down from the center? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/64qkbdAONR-S1wgcfIN0yaZYHpy50UR8Mk2BKaFNgmPNm-70gPbFi0zuFHD0xpuOAjB8MOwrnKjN0Xe2Bsb5A2if1HjVVXw2azpPHDLL6cNScbw5BurLBx6u I thought about mentioning the center dump Chevy II ma...
by Truckedup
Mon May 11, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: V8 S10 Engine Ex Manifolds?
Replies: 32
Views: 1249

Re: V8 S10 Engine Ex Manifolds?

I had a modified 305 in a G body El Camino 4 speed..Looking for something that might flow better I used a set Rams Horns wit 2 inch straight outlets. They cleared the clutch linkage and I fabricated an exhaust....I can't say it ran better because a lot of stuff on the engine was changed but it was q...
by Truckedup
Sun May 10, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Water injection
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: Water injection

I used a Snow variable flow rate unit on detonation prone N/A street engine...The engine detonated at full throttle when passing through the torque peak....It worked ok...I used about 50 percent alcohol...I never noticed any power increase but to be honest I didn't mess with jetting too much....
by Truckedup
Sun May 10, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: V8 S10 Engine Ex Manifolds?
Replies: 32
Views: 1249

Re: V8 S10 Engine Ex Manifolds?

91 and newer S10's were available with the 4.3 so V8 swap so the steering column should not be an issue with the right manifolds...Summit racing sells many headers for the swap from $150 on up...Cheap tube headers on a daily driver might not work out the best in the long run..
by Truckedup
Fri May 08, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Lightened Flywheel - Effects on Inline 6 Harmonics?
Replies: 29
Views: 901

Re: Lightened Flywheel - Effects on Inline 6 Harmonics?

Am I the only guy in this thread that built modified GM inline 6's? The GMC 302 is not a 292 Chevy exactly but it has only 4 main bearings and lots of crank flex....My opinion is you're over thinking this. Bolt on the stock flywheel, ARP bolts and red Loctite,make sure the threads are clean...You'll...