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by lefty o
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Installing damper with hammer
Replies: 41
Views: 1233

Re: Installing damper with hammer

An old time question and a discussion in a vintage truck forum...Many of you remember the older SBC's and other engines with a press on damper and no retaining bolt. Many including me used a hammer on hardwood or soft metal block to install the damper... I have heard some say this can damage the cr...
by lefty o
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Installing damper with hammer
Replies: 41
Views: 1233

Re: Installing damper with hammer

how much force do you think it really takes to damage soft bearing material? i think most of us have probably hammered on a dampener once or twice in our life, but have learned not to.
by lefty o
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Straight through mufflers
Replies: 88
Views: 3037

Re: Straight through mufflers

a smaller muffler after the standard muffler used to be called a resonator, well it still is by the ricers.
by lefty o
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Aussie burnout engine bearing clearances?
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Aussie burnout engine bearing clearances?

id sure be on top of windage control, and keeping oil in the pan, ie kickouts.
by lefty o
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBC daily driver
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: SBC daily driver

MadBill wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:11 pm
prairiehotrodder wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:55 am
they are especially important on boat engines.

Sorry i just had to say that.
Hadn't thought of that! With steel pins, wouldn't the ends have to be sealed watertight for them the float? :-k
nah, you just fill em with foam in a can. 8)
by lefty o
Thu May 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Anyone do a 406 to 421 SBC comparison? Results? Worth the change?
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Anyone do a 406 to 421 SBC comparison? Results? Worth the change?

more cubes is never a bad thing. wont see a large gain from the inches themselves, but upping the compression along with it, heck its only money.
by lefty o
Sat May 09, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Electronic rust inhibitor's
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Electronic rust inhibitor's

in theory, they should. my experience is with cathodic protection systems on naval ships, and in water it most definately works. on a car in an essentially dry environment, i really dont know how effective it would be.
by lefty o
Tue May 05, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: 327 SBC carb tuning advice and recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: 327 SBC carb tuning advice and recommendations

step down the accel pump shooters a few numbers until its clean and crisp, then worry about the power valve after. likely you dont need to mess with it. much easier to make one change at a time.
by lefty o
Mon May 04, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Small block chevy guys step inside.
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Re: Small block chevy guys step inside.

i think you will be just fine. 25 some years ago i had a 327 with a solid roller, mid 230 duration @.050, .597 lift 110LSA. it idled incredibly smooth, and it drove from sandiego to minneapolis just fine. with a modern hydraulic roller, it would have really been sweet.
by lefty o
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Anti-seize on spark plugs with aluminum heads?
Replies: 44
Views: 2050

Re: Anti-seize on spark plugs with aluminum heads?

a very thin film of anti seize on the threads of the plug, taking care not to get it anywhere else.
by lefty o
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Unveiling top secret exhaust...
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Unveiling top secret exhaust...

them super secret flow vortex's created by the twisted/crushed pipe are the secret.
by lefty o
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How fast can a 400 sbc go?
Replies: 24
Views: 1369

Re: How fast can a 400 sbc go?

CamKing wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:17 pm
econo racer wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:47 pm
Have about $1500 budget for the heads.
That should almost cover the hardware.
agree'd. save a little longer if need be for better heads. can always use the heads on the next engine.
by lefty o
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Is a cam swap worth the hassle
Replies: 32
Views: 2461

Re: Is a cam swap worth the hassle

id start with good tires. honestly, a good set of modern drag radials.
by lefty o
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Where to buy meat
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Where to buy meat

go find a farmer, and get one thats still breathing, hand feed it for a month, and cut it up. doesnt matter what color it is, just what its been eating.