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by Krooser
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Octane Rating of Hemp Oil
Replies: 21
Views: 1875

Re: Octane Rating of Hemp Oil

Farmers in Wisconsin are growing thousands of acres of hemp today...for fiber, oil and CBD products. That CBD can do about anything except drive your car and mow your lawn...at least that what the commercials say. I know a few folks who have tried the cbd oil for pain relief... everyone sez it works...
by Krooser
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: break-in oil
Replies: 18
Views: 705

Re: break-in oil

None... she me will disagree but I have never seen a problem especially in today's world with higher quality parts.

Back 50 years ago we would drain the oil after a few hundred miles and find metal specs in the oil...lot fewer today.
by Krooser
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: break-in oil
Replies: 18
Views: 705

Re: break-in oil

Let me clarify.... Speed sez run the break-in oil several nights then switch to their normal racing oil. Then run their oil 10 nights, change the filter and top off. Didn't mean to say run the break-in oil all season. I know guys who do this, not just with Driven oil, and have good luck with it. I'm...
by Krooser
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: break-in oil
Replies: 18
Views: 705

Re: break-in oil

Lake Speed Jr told us at his oil seminar that we could run it several nights in a dirt car before changing it. This kind matches their recommdations of running their oils for 10 nights, then change the filter and top off the oil. I know guys that run the oil 20 nights which is more than a season her...
by Krooser
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Can I bush a piston to use a smaller pin?
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Can I bush a piston to use a smaller pin?

I will have some time on my hands this fall and winter. Getting another new knee to match the other one. I'm tossing around the idea of building a late model Hemi for my dirt car. I want to use what I have and build it on the cheap just to test out my idea. I can use the Eagle heads with the early p...
by Krooser
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: rent/borrow 401 AMC torque plate?
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: rent/borrow 401 AMC torque plate?

You just need to become the neighborhood Rambler specialist.


I agree with PDQ...
by Krooser
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Help with 312 old y block Thunderbird engine.
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Help with 312 old y block Thunderbird engine.

The external oil line deal was needed because of sludge caused by using non detergent oil back in the day.

Ford wasn't the only one with that issue...those Stovebolt Sixes were good for that, too.
by Krooser
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Why no Ardun hemi head SBC conversion?
Replies: 48
Views: 1434

Re: Why no Ardun hemi head SBC conversion?

My dad drove a flathead delivery truck way back when. He told some good stories about how underpowered and always running hot they were. Back in the dark ages, a friend's father had a contract to haul mail. He'd buy a new Ford truck every three years. It would need a valve job at 50,000 and a compl...
by Krooser
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Why no Ardun hemi head SBC conversion?
Replies: 48
Views: 1434

Re: Why no Ardun hemi head SBC conversion?

My dad drove a flathead delivery truck way back when. He told some good stories about how underpowered and always running hot they were. Back in the dark ages, a friend's father had a contract to haul mail. He'd buy a new Ford truck every three years. It would need a valve job at 50,000 and a compl...
by Krooser
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Solid Lifter Differences
Replies: 26
Views: 1077

Re: Solid Lifter Differences

Great replies... and I always thought Mr Malik was just a SBF guy!!!
by Krooser
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Dual spark plugs or squish?
Replies: 68
Views: 1521

Re: Dual spark plugs or squish?

The modern Hemi fires the second plug 5 degrees after TDC to clean up emissions and allow the use of a simpler, and cheaper, cataylitic converter. Total advance is at about optimum at 20 BTDC.
by Krooser
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Solid Lifter Differences
Replies: 26
Views: 1077

Re: Solid Lifter Differences

I don't know if the poly engine has the wonky pushrod angles that the LA engines suffer from. That may be the reason for the deep seat in the lifters... a longer pushrod might might straighten out the angle? Some LA blocks suffer from a short lifter bore which allows oil to escape from the lifter bo...
by Krooser
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Solid Lifter Differences
Replies: 26
Views: 1077

Re: Solid Lifter Differences

The dumbell works well but not in a race motor. These SBM's need all the oil they can get to the mains and the rods... most performance builds tube the RH lifter gallery to control the oil to the lifters and direct it to the mains. The lifters get splash oil which seems to work fine when you don't i...
by Krooser
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBC HFT lifters best buy ?
Replies: 19
Views: 998

Re: SBC HFT lifters best buy ?

bobmc wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:33 pm I assume you have to disassemble the lifter before refacing? are they rehardened after refacing?
Nope on both counts. It's a pretty quick procedure ....


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