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by Pete1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ford DS II ignition upgrades?
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Ford DS II ignition upgrades?

"nothing ever made power above 5500 until 1972"

Oh???
by Pete1
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Public service announcement
Replies: 0
Views: 223

Public service announcement

Public service announcement. A glass of wine To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine, and, those who don't and are always seen with a bottle of water in their hand: As Ben Franklin said: "In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. In a number of carefully controll...
by Pete1
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Comp Cams Dual Conical SR Valve Springs
Replies: 20
Views: 1678

Re: Comp Cams Dual Conical SR Valve Springs

Speaking of valve springs, did anyone here ever see a set of Isky SBC desmo heads when they were available?
by Pete1
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: New pistons 73g heavier
Replies: 54
Views: 2479

Re: New pistons 73g heavier

"5 + 5 = 10 grams. 50% of weight for reciprocating is 5 grams." Roger on that. After 4 martoonies, thingz get off a bit. For vintage circle track engines, we go for as light a bob weight as we can get. I have taken more than that off of forged pistons many times. From just looking at the picture, I ...
by Pete1
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: New pistons 73g heavier
Replies: 54
Views: 2479

Re: New pistons 73g heavier

Get the lighter pins. The rest can be easily taken out of the pistons.You will need a mill for that.
If you can hit the old weight within 5 grams, (10 on bob weight) it will run with no problem.
by Pete1
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: When are you switching to synthetic?
Replies: 79
Views: 3782

Re: When are you switching to synthetic?

The GOV did do it. The GOV mandated catalytic converters and the zinc kills them. There isn't one single moron in the government with the brains to pour piss out of a boot, with instructions on the heel and yet they want to tell automakers and everyone how build what they build. The government IS t...
by Pete1
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Pennzoil 20w50 Racing Oil
Replies: 26
Views: 2457

Re: Pennzoil 20w50 Racing Oil

How popular is Pro-V?
by Pete1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 406 sbc rotating assy
Replies: 26
Views: 1628

Re: 406 sbc rotating assy

What a crock. For a certain price they will do a half ass job and for another $125 they will do it better. Notice I said "better" not right.
A company that does it that way is most likely not capable of doing it right.
by Pete1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Titanium solid lifters
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Titanium solid lifters

"A titanium camshaft sounds like an awful idea, after having experienced the early days of Ti bike parts."

Well, it depends on what the application is. This one which is a scale model 8 inches long, with a lifter, of a flathead Ford 404A grind,
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makes a perfect paper weight.
by Pete1
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Oil groove
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: Oil groove

"This crank must have been very light. Then they added 25 slugs of Mallory. Needs around 2000g bobweight. Not sure why they do that." That is done to reduce the OD of the crank. Moves the weight closer to the centerline. Lets the engine spool up quicker. Been doing that to flathead Fords since the 5...
by Pete1
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ammonia as a fuel additive
Replies: 27
Views: 2414

Re: Ammonia as a fuel additive

https://www.dragzine.com/news/flashback ... hydrazine/ In this article he says he wasn't sure he was running hydrazine on that 204 run. Having run it, I think he was. It can make 20 mph difference. In 5 minutes talking to him in the pits one time, I learned more about hydrazine than there was to kno...
by Pete1
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Will MASTER cams fade away ?
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Will MASTER cams fade away ?

Small 404a..png Yes, but not in the near future. CNC technology is improving daily but as it does, the machines get more expensive at first. After awhile the cost comes down for a given machine as the technology moves on. A lot of grinding is done by CNC now but it is expensive because it generally...
by Pete1
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Sadly Bruce Crower passed away
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Sadly Bruce Crower passed away

I had the pleasure of talking, even if briefly, to Bruce several years ago when I learned he was working on a 6 cycle engine similar in principle to the one we were producing. It was easy to see why his stuff always went fast.
by Pete1
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ammonia as a fuel additive
Replies: 27
Views: 2414

Re: Ammonia as a fuel additive

David Redszus wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:49 am
Some chemical/physical properties of ammonia are:
I propose this solution: a blend of ammonia (dissolved in methanol) injected with nitrous oxide. :roll:


While that would work, I would prefer picric acid. More bang for the buck.
by Pete1
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cam Check
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Cam Check

You have several alternatives. 1 - Buy a new cam with similar specs from Mike Jones. 2 - Buy a new cam from Mike with a modern grind that will do what you want it to. 3 - Have your core reground to something Mike says you need for your application.. (assuming the core is salvageable) DO NOT try usin...