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by cgarb
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Chevrolet Performance SBC Head Gaskets
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: Chevrolet Performance SBC Head Gaskets

I run them also, they are the best head gaskets I have ever used. I have used some cheaper stuff on budget builds, the shim style GM or felpro SBC gaskets, and I used to run Corteco head gaskets on my SBF. They were really good gaskets and pretty cheap.
by cgarb
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Chevrolet Performance SBC Head Gaskets
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: Chevrolet Performance SBC Head Gaskets

And the Cometics are fine as long as somebody else is buying them. $80 each? Shirley it'd be a waste to use such nice gaskets on a production block, might as well go aftermarket. Also, the heads are a few seasons old, best write another check for new ones while we're at it. You know, that crank isn...
by cgarb
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: quick fuel 1050 alc. dom. on a BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: quick fuel 1050 alc. dom. on a BBC

I have a friend that I set up a Barry grant throttle bypass with his 1050 and he is running a Clay Smith block mounted pump on a 501 BBF. It will run 5.80's in good air and he has no issues. It holds 9psi down track and 2lbs at idle with the bypass open. I will agree the best set up is the belt pump...
by cgarb
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Dom Lagana accident
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Dom Lagana accident

Dom is a really nice guy, hope he makes it through ok. I had the pleasure of talking to him down at MIR one time. He had his fuel dragster there. He was prepping a set of cylinder heads in the pits and I was watching him. I started asking him questions and we had a very informative conversation (at ...
by cgarb
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Lowbuck Shop/Race Truck Build
Replies: 32
Views: 1476

Re: Lowbuck Shop/Race Truck Build

I assume there is too much pinion angle? Can you use the wedge type pinion angle spacers to work it out?
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by cgarb
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Lowbuck Shop/Race Truck Build
Replies: 32
Views: 1476

Re: Lowbuck Shop/Race Truck Build

An aluminum shaft will probably not shake. It has less weight than a steel shaft, the weight is what contributes to it wanting to whip some. Identical shaft diameters and lengths the aluminum will spin more rpm till it starts shaking than steel.
by cgarb
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Rear gears
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Rear gears

I called and spoke with Strange Engineering this morning on the phone and he said the same thing, no 9310 or "Pro" gears are available for the 8.8 Ford. He said their go to gear set is a US Gear ring and pinion. I have a set of those in 4.56 on order. Hopefully I will have better luck with that. I d...
by cgarb
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Rear gears
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Rear gears

That is basically what I'm asking? Does anyone know a company that makes a 4.56 Pro gear for an 8.8 Ford? I can find them for Dana, 9" and 12 bolt. What were the Pro 5.0 guys running back in the day? They had to use 8.8 rear and had way more HP that I can muster.
by cgarb
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Rear gears
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Rear gears

Yes, bearing support cover and a solid pinion spacer.
by cgarb
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Rear gears
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Rear gears

That's what I'm looking for, but I can't seem to find any in an 8.8 in 4.56. The Pro gears, they are 9310 alloy right?
by cgarb
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Rear gears
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Rear gears

Now I'm 38 with children and a house payment and still poor...lol
by cgarb
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Rear gears
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Rear gears

Because I was 18 and poor and that's what I had. I had a rear out of a mustang that got sold with 33 spline Moser axles and a spool, so in it went. Originally this car was built to run. 11's to get me by till I could build something better. Last year it went 9.90's with my 421. This car weighs 3200l...
by cgarb
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Rear gears
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Rear gears

Not really an engine problem, but it's caused by engine HP...lol. I have an 8.8 Ford rear in my Buick Skylark drag car. This is the 2nd set of gears that I have cracked the teeth on the ring gear. These are very small cracks, the teeth aren't broken, I just can notice the rear making noise when coas...
by cgarb
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: high heat paint
Replies: 13
Views: 720

Re: high heat paint

The best header paint I have found to date is VHT brand. It's expensive as far as paint goes, but when properly applied it don't burn and flake off like others I have tried. Most cheap header paints are 1200° and that is not enough.
by cgarb
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cheap SBC aluminum heads..
Replies: 64
Views: 2658

Re: Cheap SBC aluminum heads..

I run most of my Bracket race engines with steel rods at .035 quench with no issues.