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by dwilliams
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Heavy duty engine degreaser
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Heavy duty engine degreaser

A cheap Harbor Freight pressure washer does wonders for removing general crud. For $79, it doesn't take long before it pays for itself.
by dwilliams
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: another balance question
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: another balance question

"Don't worry, be happy." The balance machine can pick up 17g, but it won't make any difference when running.

If you're concerned about the pins call the manufacturer and ask their tech guys.
by dwilliams
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Information on Goodson tool
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: Information on Goodson tool

I made a fixture that kinda-sorta-maybe looks like that; I use it on the mill to narrow connecting rod big ends. But I don't think that's what the tool in the picture is for. Looks like someone spent some time making it, though.
by dwilliams
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Straightened crankshaft revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Straightened crankshaft revisited

There is such a thing as a special crank straightening rig, that may have hydraulics....so, "it's a press", but, made for the job, made to not get in your way, I wound up with a forged steel 231 Buick crank that had about a .005" runout on the crank snout. I determined this was due to the crank bei...
by dwilliams
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Turning an sB2 into a V6
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Turning an sB2 into a V6

Back in the '80s a local shop class instructor turned a 455 Olds into a V4 for some oddball racing class. He removed every other piston and machined some two-piece steel bobweights to bolt to the rod journals to maintain balance. I know he had it running, but I never heard how it did at the track.
by dwilliams
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: pressed in pins (rod temperature)
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: pressed in pins (rod temperature)

4vpc wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:55 pm
Yet factory engines have blue ended rods in them...
Goodson used to sell some stuff you could dip the small ends into, that was supposed to remove the blue...
by dwilliams
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: pressed in pins (rod temperature)
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: pressed in pins (rod temperature)

Using the above methods I don't have any do overs with the exception of having brain fade and installing a piston on backwards. arrgh Un-possible! I thought I was the only one who did that... I now use a large laundry marker color the correct sides of the rods and pistons in their matched pairs, ma...
by dwilliams
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Sad
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Re: Sad

Around here the scam is, if your bill is $23 and you hand the server two twenties, you get to go looking for them, at which point they act surprised that you didn't intend to give them a $17 tip on a $23 check. The other, usually done at the register, is "round change down to the nearest dollar." I ...
by dwilliams
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Whatever happened to Joe 90?
Replies: 6
Views: 2470

Re: Whatever happened to Joe 90?

Interesting. The quoted text includes an ad for "mobile casino" that's not in the original.
by dwilliams
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: pressed in pins (rod temperature)
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: pressed in pins (rod temperature)

Ford's factory manuals wanted the pins pressed in while cold. There were a number of different piston holding fixtures to keep from crushing the skirts while doing so. For OEM Ford pistons only, of course. I was taught "bright red with the shop door closed", and never had any trouble. Though I did f...
by dwilliams
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Crank failure
Replies: 74
Views: 3138

Re: Crank failure

That's where 50oz 5.0s like to break. For the record, I've never seen a 28oz 302 break there.

I've never seen *any* 351W crank break there, though. What balancer were you running?
by dwilliams
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Something you don't see everyday.
Replies: 21
Views: 1190

Re: Something you don't see everyday.

Dove still makes repro Tunnel Port 427 heads.
by dwilliams
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: land rover sleeve drop
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

Re: land rover sleeve drop

You can run a bolt through the side below the water jacket if you want to make sure the sleeve won't go anywhere.
by dwilliams
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Rover V16
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Rover V16

Roundybout wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:44 am
The rigid joining of the crank/cam is the biggest hurdle I believe.
Back when twin-engine dragsters were a thing, almost everyone used simple chain couplers. Standard industrial-supply shaft couplings.
by dwilliams
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: David Vizard forum
Topic: Cocktail Engine - a rare bird for sure!
Replies: 32
Views: 1663

Re: Cocktail Engine - a rare bird for sure!

> rare bird I did a bunch of freshen-ups for some of the local dirt track guys. Most of them were mid-pack runners. But what they brought in... Engines with three different types of pistons, different rings on the pistons, some holes .030 over, some .040 over, mismatched heads, rockers, different va...