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by lefty o
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Reminder: NO POLITICS !!
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Reminder: NO POLITICS !!

you can talk politics, just not here. 8)
by lefty o
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Crack are what????
Replies: 17
Views: 743

Re: Crack are what????

i dont have to explain any of them. it is very clear that there is a crack into the oil hole as it is visible in the chamfer. the other visible flaws on the bearing surface of that crank could be explained as a number of possible things, but the hair line into the chamfer is a crack. no doubt about ...
by lefty o
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Mustang Body Roll
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Mustang Body Roll

Oftentimes it is the question of wasted energy, how much are you willing to spend? A car that can turn its efforts going forward instead of attempting to scrape its side mirrors, will be faster. that, and twisting up a car like that is very hard on everything. metal only flexes so many times before...
by lefty o
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Crack are what????
Replies: 17
Views: 743

Re: Crack are what????

Sorry, but I'm going to break ranks ..... at least until there are better pictures I'm not convinced it's cracking, and here's why The one main 'crack' line skirts the chamfer on the oil hole, when common sense would suggest it would follow the path of least resistance and run into it, instead it t...
by lefty o
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Opinions on my 383
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Opinions on my 383

c1500sbc wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:08 pm
lefty o wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:40 am im sure some would think im nuts, but id toss that intake.
Curious as to why?
i think the performer rpm air gap is a better manifold, and as its going in a truck, hood clearance shouldnt be an issue.
by lefty o
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Opinions on my 383
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Opinions on my 383

im sure some would think im nuts, but id toss that intake.
by lefty o
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Mustang Body Roll
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Mustang Body Roll

i higher rate anti roll bar, or put more preload into it.
by lefty o
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Crack are what????
Replies: 17
Views: 743

Re: Crack are what????

no betting, thats cracked.
by lefty o
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Second gen Nova sbc header recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Second gen Nova sbc header recommendation

1-5/8 is plenty for that combo.
by lefty o
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Shelf life of unopened synthetic "racing" engine oil?
Replies: 51
Views: 1430

Re: Shelf life of unopened synthetic "racing" engine oil?

piston guy wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:12 am I still have a case of Kendall GT1 in cardboard cans. Hell yes I am going to use it! Next time I change oil in the race engine. Sealed cans are just that. I can see a plastic bottle being different but I have a couple cases of those too.
they are sealed! LOL
by lefty o
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Shelf life of unopened synthetic "racing" engine oil?
Replies: 51
Views: 1430

Re: Shelf life of unopened synthetic "racing" engine oil?

mag2555 wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:02 pm So your saying oil does not get airated in use, please!?
it does, and if someone put it in a paint mixer, even that air would settle out of the oil after a short time.
by lefty o
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Shelf life of unopened synthetic "racing" engine oil?
Replies: 51
Views: 1430

Re: Shelf life of unopened synthetic "racing" engine oil?

ive been told by a guy in the oil industry that over time, the additive package in oils will fall out of suspension. how long does it take, i dont know.
by lefty o
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: OIL Weight?
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: OIL Weight?

it coats everything moving is why thinner viscosity oils are run when it can be gotten away with. the thinner stuff gets off the moving parts faster. its physical mass isnt nearly as important as how fast the mass gets off what you dont want it on.
by lefty o
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Where in the US?
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: Where in the US?

every state has its ups and downs, but with your criteria likely something in the central midwest. now most of california has nice climate year round, but you would not be getting away from the political issues you are wanting to get away from.
by lefty o
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 180cfm or below SBC heads
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: 180cfm or below SBC heads

i wouldnt put fresh heads on a old bone stock 1973 engine. without fresh honed cyl walls, and new rings, good chance it wont end well.