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by Krooser
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Installing damper with hammer
Replies: 38
Views: 1066

Re: Installing damper with hammer

I never heard of a damper installation tool until a few years ago. But I always knew what a 2x4 was....
by Krooser
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ford TFI coils...
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Ford TFI coils...

Why don't you contact MSD & see what coil they recommend? If the Blue Streak is a canister coil, I'll bet they won't recommend it for optimum spark performance. Blue Steak is a TFI replacement. I'm a bit leery of some of the MSD parts. Had an isue a few years ago with a Streetfire dizzy... returned...
by Krooser
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ford TFI coils...
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Ford TFI coils...

I have an MSD Pro Billet dizzy for my Mopar race engine. I've run Ford TFI coils on certain projects over the years with good results. I'm wondering if my old standby a Standard "Blue Streak" coil would be a good choice or is there something better? I'm not one to get excited about advertising hype....
by Krooser
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Need to run EDM solid lifters?
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: Need to run EDM solid lifters?

Right now I have Crower/Comp style lifters w/o an oil band. No chance to expose a non existant oil band in those short lifter bores. I'm leaning toward a small hole in the lifter gallery tube. There's a Mopar pavement racer I've talked to and that's how he does it. I know tubing the block makes Mike...
by Krooser
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Valve guide interference fit: Bronze vs cast iron guide?
Replies: 27
Views: 890

Re: Valve guide interference fit: Bronze vs cast iron guide?

John Edwards made several Fiat videos before he passed. Look for "fiatnutz" on YouTube.
by Krooser
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Need to run EDM solid lifters?
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: Need to run EDM solid lifters?

Here's a shot of the tubed lifter bores. You can see the copper tube as well as the OEM oiling holes. They lose a ton of oil on their way to the crank journals.

I figure I can drill from the lifter valley, thru the lifter bore then plug the hole in the valley.

Pic is not my block BTW.
by Krooser
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Need to run EDM solid lifters?
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: Need to run EDM solid lifters?

Update...... Since my machinist still hasn't finished my block and heads I have been thinking about oiling system mods. Instead of relying solely on splash/drip oiling for the lifters I will still tube the right oil gallery but I think I will drill small holes in the copper tube to provide lifter o...
by Krooser
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Need to run EDM solid lifters?
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: Need to run EDM solid lifters?

Update...... Since my machinist still hasn't finished my block and heads I have been thinking about oiling system mods. Instead of relying solely on splash/drip oiling for the lifters I will still tube the right oil gallery but I think I will drill small holes in the copper tube to provide lifter oi...
by Krooser
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Painted Connecting Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1222

Re: Painted Connecting Rods?

swampbuggy wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Here is a question i have.....Is it OK to polish a steel piece such as the sides of a shot peened steel H-Beam Con-Rod :?: Mark H
Polished rods were a common deal in the 60’s.

I did a 330 Olds several years ago and polished the 403 rods.... might even do it to my new SBM...
by Krooser
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Painted Connecting Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1222

Re: Painted Connecting Rods?

What got me thinking about this is a discussion about H beam rods holding more oil on them than I beams.

Been many years since Louie bit the dust but he was a thinker and had a little twist to everything he did.
by Krooser
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: cheap chassis to save drag racing
Replies: 26
Views: 2008

Re: cheap chassis to save drag racing

Google "HAMB dragster"... Or search Jalopyjournal.com
by Krooser
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Painted Connecting Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1222

Painted Connecting Rods?

[*]My old racing buddy Louie always painted the connecting rods in his race engines to encourage shedding the oil off the rods.

Just wondering if any of you guys have heard of this.... 50 year old tech!
by Krooser
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Solid cam core diameter
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: Solid cam core diameter

Stiffer cam = less lift loss with stiff valve springs. Others will chime in, too.
by Krooser
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Too much oil in sump
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Too much oil in sump

Smokey used a strobe light when taking pix of the oil pan with the engine running. Timing chain, too.
by Krooser
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Too much oil in sump
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Too much oil in sump

Krooser wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:48 pm
When I started trucking in 1972 I was always told to keep the oil level own one gallon to keep consumption down.

The worn out Detroit's we ran did a fine job of that without my help.