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by lefty o
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: Why is the #1 cylinder front right? ford v8
Replies: 23
Views: 519

Re: Why is the #1 cylinder front right? ford v8

Truckedup wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:47 pm cylinder numbering? what's the firing order on a 2 cylinder engine?
you would sure hope its 1,2 , or at the very least 2,1. :lol: on a one cylinder, it had better be 1,1,1,1,1,1,.................. or you have issues. 8)
by lefty o
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: BBC gear drive
Replies: 16
Views: 462

Re: BBC gear drive

having run, and owned a few gear drives over the years, imo they introduce a whole nother set of harmonics into the valvetrain. if offered a gear drive, or a belt drive, id take the belt every single time.
by lefty o
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Radical/Ground Breaking Builds ?
Replies: 54
Views: 1985

Re: Radical/Ground Breaking Builds ?

chevyfreak wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:50 am
lefty o wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:41 am let me tell you about cams for 350's................... :lol:
But can it run 11's? :lol:

Chevyfreak.
as a matter of fact.......... yes it can. 8)
by lefty o
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Radical/Ground Breaking Builds ?
Replies: 54
Views: 1985

Re: Radical/Ground Breaking Builds ?

let me tell you about cams for 350's................... :lol:
by lefty o
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Crankshaft polish
Replies: 16
Views: 1108

Re: Crankshaft polish

imo, if you can feel that its crap. as for who are you to question it, you are the guy paying!
by lefty o
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Non-vented brake MC reservoir?
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Non-vented brake MC reservoir?

i dont know what you are missing, but if it has been that long its probably time to flush the whole system and bleed it.
by lefty o
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: "Shop Truck" 350 SBC Cam And Carb Choice??
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: "Shop Truck" 350 SBC Cam And Carb Choice??

You know how this shop truck thing always turns out :D Well we are just riding in the city. So 456 gears and an 8 inch converter are next. Shop trucks are only made for the Boss to drive. It is how to let off some steam :shock: I used to have an 11 second wagon for a shop car. Did I mention you hav...
by lefty o
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Rev kits , hydraulic roller cams.
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Re: Rev kits , hydraulic roller cams.

as you said, parts have gotten lighter, but i also tend to think 2 main factors are involved. better quality spring options, and likely better ramps on the cam lobes. imo, a rev kit still offers great insurance.
by lefty o
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cam experts
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: Cam experts

try the cam king. aka jones cams. it is rumored he knows something about camshafts.
by lefty o
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Comparing Apples To Oranges! (Cams)
Replies: 21
Views: 789

Re: Comparing Apples To Oranges! (Cams)

Wow! Such a remarkably gracious intro! Perhaps you aced a Dale Carnegie course? Ya know, you've joined-in on a site where there are lotsa rather knowledgeable, experienced guys; including a well-respected & successful cam designer-manufacturer. Good luck in your endeavors. Out. Well, the initial po...
by lefty o
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Comparing Apples To Oranges! (Cams)
Replies: 21
Views: 789

Re: Comparing Apples To Oranges! (Cams)

i'd just skip it, and find a cam with lobes designed this century. cost difference between an antique grind, and a quality modern grind is insignifigant vs the benefits IMO.
by lefty o
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Guesstimate on timing
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Guesstimate on timing

id likely go with 32degr, and let him add in some more if its needs it.
by lefty o
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Weak part throttle performance
Replies: 41
Views: 1178

Re: Weak part throttle performance

My427stang wrote: Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:15 pm What does the timing curve look like?
i second this. poor part throttle response, and poor fuel economy, ignition curve would be my first thing to dig into.
by lefty o
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Budget 350 RV build
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: Budget 350 RV build

I wouldn't do anything other than fix what's broken if he's not willing to do the 3.75" crank. (actually if it was me I'd probably turn it down altogether) the last part here is the choice. sometimes, customers arent worth the hassle. this guy wont spend any money. last engine probably ended up lik...
by lefty o
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: go vote
Replies: 6
Views: 195

go vote

non political. dont care which of the least objectionable you vote for, just do it! remember, if you dont vote, you have zero right to complain about the bum behind the big desk later.