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by Krooser
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2004 chrysler 2.7 "sludging"
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: 2004 chrysler 2.7 "sludging"

IIRC that 2.7 has a restriction in the oiling system that, when plugged, tends to starve the engine of oil and it grenades.

Seems my friend who worked at the Jeep/Dodge shop told me that a few years after they came on the market.
by Krooser
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: New spark plug design
Replies: 19
Views: 917

Re: New spark plug design

I want their skull shift knob...
by Krooser
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Blaster Cabinet Help
Replies: 28
Views: 858

Re: Blaster Cabinet Help

I've been using this unit for almost 20 years without any issues whatsoever. http://toolsplususa.com/shop/blast-cabinets/272-professional-blast-cabinets-te48x24.html Having the front access hatch is a very convenient option. You can also load it from either side. Can I ask how loud the dust collect...
by Krooser
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 12k rpm 289 cuin
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: 12k rpm 289 cuin

We had a healthy 289 in our dirt sportsman car in 1970. My friend Louie, who drove the car, had accidentally installed the 2-3 shift lever upside down on our 3 speed toploader. During the start of the feature he realized his mistake so he pulled back on the shifter and hit 1st instead of 2nd. Ran 25...
by Krooser
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Blaster Cabinet Help
Replies: 28
Views: 858

Re: Blaster Cabinet Help

You can build your own from plywood...plans are online.

I have owned several from those benchtop plastic jobs to a 72" wide two man deal.

Most important is good lights, seals and available consumables.
by Krooser
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Air Cooled VW question...
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Air Cooled VW question...

Nothing wrong with my stock pushrods and they will stay put. Just wondering how you get away with zero lash on a solid lifter cam in an air cooled engine. Compare the thermal growth of the head to that of the air-cooled cylinders. The only time I ever replaced a push rod in a VW (or Porsche 356,) i...
by Krooser
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: chain auto parts stores vs internet sellers
Replies: 32
Views: 1158

Re: chain auto parts stores vs internet sellers

I buy local as much as I can. The Bug I just bought needed specific VW parts not available locally so I ordered from CA. Then I remembered MOFOCO VW, who is 100 miles away, stocks most of the parts I needed without an 11 day wait while FedEx lost my order. $152.00 worth. I bought plugs from my local...
by Krooser
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Air Cooled VW question...
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Air Cooled VW question...

Nothing wrong with my stock pushrods and they will stay put.

Just wondering how you get away with zero lash on a solid lifter cam in an air cooled engine.
by Krooser
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Air Cooled VW question...
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Air Cooled VW question...

OK... I sorta entered the old school VW world recently after buying a '73 Beetle project for a DD for my bride. It's been 50+ years since I laid a wrench on one of these while employed as a mechanic at a few car dealerships. I have done the usual maintenance and repairs before... tuneup, brakes, etc...
by Krooser
Thu May 27, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How is the camshaft supply today.
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

How is the camshaft supply today.

I'm just wondering how the camshaft and lifter supply is doing. I know lots of parts are in short supply...I know a couple builds that are coming up will be delayed by shortages.
by Krooser
Tue May 25, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Adger Smith
Replies: 16
Views: 1650

Re: Adger Smith

Good to hear from you Adger...
by Krooser
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: small block mopar intakes
Replies: 14
Views: 692

Re: small block mopar intakes

Try a Mopar M-1
by Krooser
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Things that make me worry and scratch my head!
Replies: 30
Views: 2209

Re: Things that make me worry and scratch my head!

I recently read a post on another forum discussing the quality of Wal-Mart and Costco brand engine oil. One posted said he was disappointed with their oils since the bottles don't have a clear stripe on the sides that show how much is left in the bottle. His car uses 4.5 quarts of oil and with those...