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by cgarb
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Race Cars & Parts - For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted, used parts for homebrew engine "cocktail"
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Wanted, used parts for homebrew engine "cocktail"

I see in the thread for this that you are thinking of mix matching rods. I have a complete set of 8 scat I beam rods, they are the ones that look like a stock rod with bolt and nut. Only thing is that one rod needs a bushing in the small end. All are 5.400 with a sbc journal and Chevy pin. I would d...
by cgarb
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Camshaft grinding wheel supplier?
Replies: 18
Views: 2624

Re: Camshaft grinding wheel supplier?

Good luck, and let me know what you find out. We keep 3 different wheels mounted on hubs, and all 3 are custom compositions. We have one for roughing full circle steel billet cams prior to heat treat. We have one for finish grinding cast iron cams, that we just switched to last year. We have one fo...
by cgarb
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Finally figured out how to move some air on these heads...
Replies: 14
Views: 1090

Re: Finally figured out how to move some air on these heads...

Are those heads anything like E7's? The 1.84 valves worked out pretty well in a set of those I ported. I lowered the Apex of the intake SSR around .080" and smoothed out the radius from there. That was worth over 10cfm. I ended up with those heads going 214 at .600" lift. Not monster numbers, but ma...
by cgarb
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Sbf oil pump for 8000 rpm
Replies: 19
Views: 970

Re: Sbf oil pump for 8000 rpm

Lots of wide clearances everywhere....... I know your involved with Nascar, but I would bet none of your engines have a 3" main journal like his. I agree that the rod clearance is a little loose though. cgarb. The OP has not stated what size or configuration his engine is. If it was based on a fact...
by cgarb
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Sbf oil pump for 8000 rpm
Replies: 19
Views: 970

Re: Sbf oil pump for 8000 rpm

Warp Speed wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:53 am
Lots of wide clearances everywhere.......
I know your involved with Nascar, but I would bet none of your engines have a 3" main journal like his. I agree that the rod clearance is a little loose though.
by cgarb
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Titanium solid lifters
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: Titanium solid lifters

Chineseium...just like the drill bits. Working with quality cutting tools for a living... you can spot junk cutting tools from a mile away. My favorite is the swap meet guy selling old dull cutting tools with fresh gold spray paint. Makes you want to give them a swift kick to the genitals. I always ...
by cgarb
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Opinions on this valve job.
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: Opinions on this valve job.

Intake on the edge and exhaust centered...you look good to go to me.
by cgarb
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Custom vs Catalog Cams
Replies: 204
Views: 8656

Re: Custom vs Catalog Cams

In my case with Reed, I left it up to them. I figured they knew better than I what was what. Hopefully one day I will get knowledgeable enough to know that information, but I doubt it. It's like every other trade out there I would imagine. Stuff that was around 10 years ago is no longer available, o...
by cgarb
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Custom vs Catalog Cams
Replies: 204
Views: 8656

Re: Custom vs Catalog Cams

In my experience with shelf vs custom cams I have found a much better quality cam on the custom side. That is because of the better components. The dealings I had with Reed years ago were very good. I got nicely made cams with USA sourced cores and lifters that made good power. Some of the cheaper s...
by cgarb
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Link bar clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Link bar clearance

It cant go any further down than down. I would say that is sufficient. You can get away with .050/.060" clearance on a crank/rod to block, looks like you have at least that and the cam is moving at half the crank speed.
by cgarb
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: David Vizard forum
Topic: Novice Modified 289 Heads
Replies: 90
Views: 4465

Re: Novice Modified 289 Heads

Watched the video and was curious how many CC's the combustion chamber ended up and what those modifications are worth in terms of flow?
by cgarb
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Dipsticks
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: Dipsticks

Be nice to make a stand pipe off of the bottom of the pan with a plug. Remove the plug, fill with oil till it runs out the hole and put the plug back in.
by cgarb
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Time traveller rides
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Time traveller rides

Looks like it has aged gracefully for a work truck...or is photogenic from 50ft.
by cgarb
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: David Vizard forum
Topic: Cocktail Engine - a rare bird for sure!
Replies: 32
Views: 1552

Re: Cocktail Engine - a rare bird for sure!

"Lifters were stock ones I converted to limited travel (about 0.012) for a total cost of about 75 cents. (I spun these with a reasonable spring to 8000 - no problem)"

Is there any advice a lad could get on modifying a set of these lifters to limited travel?
by cgarb
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Silicone sleeve for grinder
Replies: 11
Views: 484

Re: Silicone sleeve for grinder

Google search silicone sleeve...if you don't mind ordering something from an adult store it would probably be effective for vibration insulation.