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by tenxal
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Jason Line to retire from driving NHRA PS after 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Jason Line to retire from driving NHRA PS after 2020

shiftbyear wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:48 am
I wonder if he'll keep racing in stock eliminator. That Buick of his is outstanding!
Yes, he will.
by tenxal
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Jason Line to retire from driving NHRA PS after 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Jason Line to retire from driving NHRA PS after 2020

One very talented man. The KB powered cars will be even tougher with him full time in the engine shop. =D>
by tenxal
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cloyes Hex A Just
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Cloyes Hex A Just

Walter, this is the Cloyes Hex A Just:

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This is the style I believe you're referring to:

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I've used the six bolt two-piece top gear before....Engine Pro, S.A. Gear and others mfg/rebox them.
by tenxal
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cloyes Hex A Just
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Cloyes Hex A Just

I figured it was like moving a Jesel setup.

Heard stories about the Hex eccentric being breakage prone even when moving the crank but couldn't why that would happen. Old wives tale, most likely! :shock:

Thanks! :)
by tenxal
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cloyes Hex A Just
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Cloyes Hex A Just

Anyone using the Hex A Just timing set leave the valves set when moving it?

The instructions say to remove the spring load but...... :wink:
by tenxal
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Plastagage versus bore gauge
Replies: 42
Views: 1748

Re: Plastagage versus bore gauge

A few weeks ago I was assembling a SBC and got curious how Plastigage would measure compared to the dial bore method. As expected, it was very accurate. You can't get to the .0001's, obviously....but it's pretty easy to split the difference between .0005's.
by tenxal
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Measuring for pushrods...part deux
Replies: 46
Views: 1064

Re: Measuring for pushrods...part deux

With the real spring on there, it's going to change.
by tenxal
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Flexplate gap bbc
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Flexplate gap bbc

77cruiser wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:04 pm
Took it off the pads.
Got it! :)
by tenxal
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Flexplate gap bbc
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Flexplate gap bbc

I had one that ended up at .065, but ran it, it was OK but I pulled it & had it restalled & thought I told the conv. gut to take .030+ off but he didn't.Chucked the snout in the lathe & to some off myself. Shortening the convertor hub would decrease the convertor-to-flex plate clearance, assuming t...
by tenxal
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Flexplate gap bbc
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Flexplate gap bbc

I switched to a sfi flexplate on my new 454 build. I have .093 air gap between flexplate and converter. Called coan and they don’t seem excited about milling the pads. Is this normal or what? I can’t get a straight answer on what to do. With the stock flexplate I had .125 I've run as little as .100...
by tenxal
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Strange blocks on leaf springs
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Strange blocks on leaf springs

They were to prevent spring chatter on the mono leaf cars.
by tenxal
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 1978 454 solid cam, all street..
Replies: 47
Views: 1617

Re: 1978 454 solid cam, all street..

pitts64 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:43 am
Surely somebody makes a torquer style cam for the big block Chevrolet that takes solids.. I might get the Crower "cool face" solid lifters...
Simply find the hydraulic cam you want and put solids on it. :)
by tenxal
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Comp Elite Race lifter spares?
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Comp Elite Race lifter spares?

Coloradoracer wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:16 am
I think you're wasting your time and money trying to repair and reuse that lifter. It WILL fail at that point, just a question of when.
Absolutely correct.
by tenxal
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Small block Chevy wet sump oiling improvement
Replies: 17
Views: 1063

Re: Small block Chevy wet sump oiling improvement

All, What can I do to improve my wet sump oiling system? I have a 1989 four bolt main hydraulic roller camshaft block. I'll be using a hydraulic roller camshaft in this engine. This engine will be in a weekend driver. Max rpm of this engine would be in the 5800-6000 rpm range. I will be using Comp ...