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by tresi
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Senate Bill on Racing
Replies: 30
Views: 1655

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

I got an automated response in about 6 hrs and 2 days later I haven't got one from the other senator. This is about the same response it got with other issues though it was flip flopped which senator replied 1st. I'm sure the other senator will reply soon. On other issues after the auto reply I rece...
by tresi
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Where do I put the new rods?
Replies: 21
Views: 900

Re: Where do I put the new rods?

SBC 4.155"x3.75" 406ci Scat crank 3.75" Scat rods 6.00" JE pistons and rings. Brodix T1x heads Brodix Intake Mike Jones SFT cam Dirt Modified. 7200 rpm chip I had a blow up. A bad one. All I saved was the crank and 6 rods. I replaced the rods with 2 new ones from Scat. They are 5g heavier total wei...
by tresi
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: This can be dangerous
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: This can be dangerous

We do some dangerous this and when we walk beside an air compressor every day in our lives we think nothing of it. If we stopped to figure the odds we would get an office job.
by tresi
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: cylinder head port epoxy question
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: cylinder head port epoxy question

Has anybody tried any of the epoxy fuel tank sealers on the market today?
by tresi
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: about a Nitro cackle engine
Replies: 33
Views: 1855

Re: about a Nitro cackle engine

I personally know someone that has a real 500 cubic inch blown nitro motor on a trailer. It will cackle a bit and at night there is a bit of flame. The problem with getting the full effect is that you need a clutch and a load on the engine. This gets quite dangerous to be around. Don't even try it. ...
by tresi
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Detonation? (vid)
Replies: 17
Views: 1392

Re: Detonation? (vid)

If you want to tell if you're detonating pull your spark plugs. Look for purple/black fly specs.
by tresi
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Piston to valve clearance with solid cam
Replies: 29
Views: 2055

Re: Piston to valve clearance with solid cam

Long ago I seen such cutters that resembled a valve with cutter teeth and an adjustable stop in an Isky catalog. This was back in the early 80's when I was in college. People look at me like I'm crazy when I mention them today.
by tresi
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ugh: One bad SBC block head thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Ugh: One bad SBC block head thread

In this situation or any other Clean and tap all holes as you are cleaning the block. Whenever a thread gets tight before it should stop and fix it then. Don't continue on and try to make up for it later. If you ran a tap through sealer consider the sealer ineffective. Clean the goop off the tap, re...
by tresi
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Getting my a$$ kicked by a Honda ball joint
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

Re: Getting my a$$ kicked by a Honda ball joint

Use a rivet gun or an air hammer with a sawn off punch so you're hitting it with a flat punch. The vibration helps pop it loose.
by tresi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: HEI power supply.
Replies: 50
Views: 2405

Re: HEI power supply.

The instructions for my MSD HEI module said to a minimum of a 14 gauge wire and the MSD module is said to pull 7.5 amps. I've used this module several times and the stock HEI wiring or I used a 12 ga never a problem.
by tresi
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 331ci horsepower
Replies: 19
Views: 1713

Re: 331ci horsepower

You are leaving too much on the table. A little here, a little there, a little everywhere adds up to a bunch. Build it and sell it to a bracket racer or street rodder and get what you need.
by tresi
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Nascar 550 hp limit ??
Replies: 269
Views: 14686

Re: Nascar 550 hp limit ??

I don't pretend to have the answers but just some opinions and observations. Nobody wants to see a car win by 2 laps. Well if they are 2 laps faster/ smarter, worked 2 laps harder while following the same set of rules I do. While I enjoy the idea of a 500 mile race a 250 mile race would be more mark...
by tresi
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: In Memory of Don Terrill
Topic: In Memory of Don Terrill
Replies: 54
Views: 7921

Re: In Memory of Don Terrill

Sorry for the family's loss. Thanks for the knowledge and entertainment .
by tresi
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Who uses a vibratory tumbler
Replies: 21
Views: 3521

Re: Who uses a vibratory tumbler

Put pieces of hose on the valve stems to protect them. Cat litter can be used for an abrasive.
by tresi
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cranking Pressure concern
Replies: 68
Views: 6705

Re: Cranking Pressure concern

Bring a cyl to TDC. Get a rubber tip blow gun or make a spark plug adaptor and pressurize the cyl. Listen for air flow and not where it's coming from intake, breather or exhaust. Valve leakage could be a bad valve seal or it could be something simpler such as valve timing or lash to tight. I've seen...