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by dfarr67
Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: BBC question
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: BBC question

I love diesel, but I would not put the miles on to make it worthwhile, don't tow enough, this climate is COLD, and wouldn't want a modern one off warranty. BBC would be cheaper all around- even fuel here for diesel is more expensive.
by dfarr67
Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: BBC question
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: BBC question

i definitely wouldn't want to daily drive a big block chevy. If you want to swap in something i would go to an LS without hesitation. The newest 5.3 or 6.0L that you can find. Use the Fitech swap harness and their drive by cable throttle body. If you could get a 2014+ with direct injection that wou...
by dfarr67
Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: BBC question
Replies: 9
Views: 333

BBC question

Theoretical question. Years ago moved from a 355 to a 383 in a '89 K1500, it has a form of TPI with bank to bank EFI, haven't crunched any numbers but the impression is fuel mileage is very competitive with the 355- improved torque is noticeable with a good tune as the trans does not shift down as r...
by dfarr67
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SpeedMaster_ProCompElectronics_320CC_BBC_Heads
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: SpeedMaster_ProCompElectronics_320CC_BBC_Heads

So I have to ask- if paying someone to do the work of making these heads 'right', how far away are you from just purchasing a decent set of heads outright?
by dfarr67
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Head Studs
Replies: 26
Views: 823

Re: Head Studs

I've used milodon on other locations.
by dfarr67
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2017 Expedition 3.5 EB cam phasers
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: 2017 Expedition 3.5 EB cam phasers

There is eliminator kits- if you plan on keeping the truck.
The phazers have been an issue as long as I can remember- what kills them? Why hasn't ford fixed the issue- or is it a gold mine?
by dfarr67
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Top end oiling issue after hydraulic roller change.
Replies: 28
Views: 829

Re: Top end oiling issue after hydraulic roller change.

roller rockers don't need much oil.
by dfarr67
Sat Jul 09, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How far can a piston be run above deck?
Replies: 26
Views: 1694

Re: How far can a piston be run above deck?

Mine are 15 thou above the deck due to error. I run a 35 thou quench.
by dfarr67
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Melling SharkTooth Oil Pumps and High Pressures: Is this a problem?
Replies: 29
Views: 1741

Re: Melling SharkTooth Oil Pumps and High Pressures: Is this a problem?

Talking with one of the Melling engineers at the PRI show, the "shark tooth" oil pump gears were designed to alleviate the higher amplitude pulsations that a normal SBC oil pump inherently produces. He said, producing those those gears did exactly what it was intended to do but, never mentioned pre...
by dfarr67
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Melling SharkTooth Oil Pumps and High Pressures: Is this a problem?
Replies: 29
Views: 1741

Re: Melling SharkTooth Oil Pumps and High Pressures: Is this a problem?

What is a " ported Z28 Melling/rear gap"


And- rear main cap.
by dfarr67
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Melling SharkTooth Oil Pumps and High Pressures: Is this a problem?
Replies: 29
Views: 1741

Re: Melling SharkTooth Oil Pumps and High Pressures: Is this a problem?

I have the shark tooth pump in my 355, it's the one they claim as standard volume. It did have high oil pressure the first time I started it. It was over 90lbs when you would rev it. The pump came with 2 springs. I swapped out the spring for the lower pressure one and it helped. The spring that I p...
by dfarr67
Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Gm Fast Burn vs Ebay 200 Dart Pro 1 Copy
Replies: 48
Views: 1709

Re: Gm Fast Burn vs Ebay 200 Dart Pro 1 Copy

The exhaust port is raised but the bolt holes in the stock location. Takes some grinding and slotting etc to get a decent fit there. In the right hands the fastburn can be pretty damn good. If you can buy them for the price of Chinese heads i would buy them regardless if you use them on this projec...
by dfarr67
Sun Jun 05, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Most aerodynamic Muscle Cars?
Replies: 39
Views: 2010

Re: Most aerodynamic Muscle Cars?

How did the Monza'a rate with the 350?
by dfarr67
Tue May 31, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Any experience with camshaft dynamic compression induced ping?
Replies: 34
Views: 1668

Re: Any experience with camshaft dynamic compression induced ping?

I reloaded an older timing SA table- knock cleaned right up. No substitute for hands on.