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by midnightbluS10
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Oil smoke revisited
Replies: 23
Views: 1080

Re: Oil smoke revisited

11/32 versus 12/32 ypost But he wrote 3/8(or 6/16) vs 11/16, not 11/32. That's why I asked. I'm guessing 11/16 is a typo? My buddy had such a issue with a fully brand new motor that we built. After a ton of checking things out and playing with the Carb and pulling valve springs to look at the seals...
by midnightbluS10
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Do electric turbo chargers work???
Replies: 36
Views: 2331

Re: Do electric turbo chargers work???

Many decades ago a friend of mine plumbed the heater blower to the carbs on his Austin Healy for a little free HP. #-o Years ago a friend of a friend did something similar. Only he utilized the aircon to cool the air for the engine. First setup was thru the heater/ac box and then he moved the conde...
by midnightbluS10
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Do electric turbo chargers work???
Replies: 36
Views: 2331

Re: Do electric turbo chargers work???

:D Need more speed? This might do it...... https://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1995-04.html "URBAN LEGEND! The Arizona Highway Patrol were mystified when they came upon a pile of smoldering wreckage embedded in the side of a cliff rising above the road at the apex of a curve. The metal debris res...
by midnightbluS10
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: The funk...
Replies: 17
Views: 816

Re: The funk...

Anytime one of my cars sits 2 weeks or I think it's gonna sit that or longer, it gets fuel treatment to stabilize the fuel. Even my newish truck! I've personally seen Stabil destroy the fuel system in a Chrysler 300C Hemi when I was at the local vocational college about 10 yrs ago. The entire fuel ...
by midnightbluS10
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Applying the DV 128 formula on a Supercharged engine
Replies: 211
Views: 3761

Re: Applying the DV 128 formula on a Supercharged engine

This really needs to be locked. Nothing good will come from you all arguing and voicing your displeasure, again, with DV and what he does.
by midnightbluS10
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Oil smoke revisited
Replies: 23
Views: 1080

Re: Oil smoke revisited

My buddy had such a issue with a fully brand new motor that we built. After a ton of checking things out and playing with the Carb and pulling valve springs to look at the seals it was found to be oil / temperature related and the bottom line was found to be that the heads where assembled from the ...
by midnightbluS10
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: energy suspension motor mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: energy suspension motor mounts

WHICH "Energy Suspension" motor mounts? They have multiple part numbers. The ES engine mount cushions supposedly intended to fit my '88 K1500 were ENTIRELY different from OEM; I sent 'em back because I was sure they wouldn't fit. Only thing I've seen for those are the inserts, that replace the rubb...
by midnightbluS10
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Dominator - can't even get it to idle
Replies: 88
Views: 2879

Re: Dominator - can't even get it to idle

If I remember correctly some webber's reply on fuel being issued from the accelerator nozzle al high air flow to enrich the mixture. Been awhile since I tuned on IR webers. Firedome8, I tinker mainly with the Weber DCNF carbs. These are designed to be run on IR intake. Have been recalibrating them ...
by midnightbluS10
Sun May 31, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Pass-on 4 valve engine project
Replies: 28
Views: 1874

Re: Pass-on 4 valve engine project

The ICE car vs the electric car will come down to the price of electricity vs gasoline. As more people use electric cars and trucks, the price of electricity will go up and the price of gasoline will go down due to the reduction of demand for gasoline. This will have the effect of increasing or con...
by midnightbluS10
Sun May 31, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Pass-on 4 valve engine project
Replies: 28
Views: 1874

Re: Pass-on 4 valve engine project

I'm betting that about 3 or 4 years from now they'll be alot of electric cars and trucks sitting on dealers lots unsold. There may be a large market for electric cars and trucks, but I think the ICE market is and will be alot larger than people think and will take alot more time for ICE people to s...
by midnightbluS10
Sat May 30, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Wireless / wifi borescope options
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Wireless / wifi borescope options

I've had a USB Giraffe cam for like 6 years and it's still going strong. Full 1080p HD. Works great to this day. The cable is actually pretty stiff, not the floppy cable you find on most. It's bendable into any shape and will hold that shape, etc... https://www.amazon.com/GiraffeCam-Flexible-Endosco...
by midnightbluS10
Sun May 24, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Low hanging fruit.
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

Re: Low hanging fruit.

You may not have to look under the hood! Always keep in mind that even wheels and tires are considered Rotating mass and suck up / lower HP much more then folks think ! Lighter wheels and tires can be a option? If it has truck/ Jeep type 10 ply tires they need to go! Motor wise with those heads and...
by midnightbluS10
Fri May 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Oil pressure vs volume
Replies: 100
Views: 3895

Re: Oil pressure vs volume

A lot of guys used to say 10psi per 1000rpm! What do you guys like. Last two days dynoed a sbf oil pressure start at 57-60 hot end up 54-48 at end depending on temp. Melling hv pump priority main oiling 7500rpm limit. The keywords there are "used to say" because that's what those old engines needed...
by midnightbluS10
Fri May 15, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Vortec intake runners
Replies: 33
Views: 1807

Re: Vortec intake runners

They are Chinese heads. I've fixed about ten sets exactly like that..I'm not color blind It was a heads up to the guy because I've got experience fixing those junk guides. Have you? Why would it matter if they had experience? They weren't giving advice on how to repair them. They were talking about...
by midnightbluS10
Fri May 15, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: KB Claimer pistons
Replies: 19
Views: 1351

Re: KB Claimer pistons

Common theme here . All the failures were as Mark and I have both said. owner tuner abuse/lack of respect. WHY do people who "cheap out" in the begining ALWAYS seem to have the money to REPAIR instead of SPEND ONCE in the begining? How is that saving????? Well that's an easy one. It's called a budg...