We are currently running on the new domain and server: www.Speed-Talk.com

IMPORTANT: Update your bookmarks to https://www.speed-talk.com/forum/
(Right-click the URL and select "Bookmark this link")

Search found 132 matches

by BLOCKMAN
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Main cap and cylinder head studs.
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Main cap and cylinder head studs.

Yes that is right my mistake 2482. I did watch someone on the famous youtube lol use what he said was a 22 inch long drill bits to enlarge the center oil passage and the lifter passage. If I recall right he used a 7/16 for the lifter and 1/2 inch for the middle, then he drilled the three center mai...
by BLOCKMAN
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Main cap and cylinder head studs.
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Main cap and cylinder head studs.

I'm buying parts for a higher compression then I have ever done 331 sbc and run it on the street with E-85, so I'm leaning heavy to the idea to use cylinder head studs never used any or main studs before. The machinest said my block 010/020 with the 3482 caps the mains he said were in spec I could ...
by BLOCKMAN
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Main cap and cylinder head studs.
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Main cap and cylinder head studs.

I'm buying parts for a higher compression then I have ever done 331 sbc and run it on the street with E-85, so I'm leaning heavy to the idea to use cylinder head studs never used any or main studs before. The machinest said my block 010/020 with the 3482 caps the mains he said were in spec I could ...
by BLOCKMAN
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Oval track exhaust
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Oval track exhaust

Looking for some thoughts on oval track exhaust. Dirt sportsman. 355, angle milled vortecs 12:1, 4412 on a 2116. Turn 7400-7600. I run Howe tri y crossovers with 3.5" collectors and tail pipes have to exit behind driver. The options I have: 3.5" x pipe, 3.5" y with 5" exit or duals. Thinking about ...
by BLOCKMAN
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: GM splayed caps
Replies: 24
Views: 943

Re: GM splayed caps

You're an idiot Carl. You understand that not everbody jumps on the internet and catalogs every block failure they have, right? Jesus Christ dude. Wtf is your deal? Just becaue you don't see search results doesn't mean shit. But you don't seem to get that. You understand that not everybody posts on...
by BLOCKMAN
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Morel 4602 hydros
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Morel 4602 hydros

it is an non-roller block from start, #509 2-bolt , , i read tread some years ago in this matter, can find that now , that some guy was experience the same thing . and yes a smallbase cam would get me a bit more distance. i was thinking some of you might seen&think the same thing No reason to incre...
by BLOCKMAN
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: GM splayed caps
Replies: 24
Views: 943

Re: GM splayed caps

(I have posted this probably in the way past BUT if I wanted to use a stock SBC block, I would deck it say a 1/4 to 3/16 of an inch and install a steel plate double bent to go from bank to bank to tie the "V's" together. Then I would bore it and install thick ductile iron sleeves. (Locked in best a...
by BLOCKMAN
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: GM splayed caps
Replies: 24
Views: 943

Re: GM splayed caps

I see the SHP blocks use 3/8 bolts on the outer mains, do the other inexpensive blocks-Blueprint, Brodix etc do this too? Those blocks all have 3/8 outer bolts, Blue Print sells their blocks to Brodix, Edelbrock I have worked on quite a few of the Ford R-452 blocks used in NASCAR those all had 3/8 ...
by BLOCKMAN
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: GM splayed caps
Replies: 24
Views: 943

Re: GM splayed caps

This is a "risk vs reward" game that I myself have played. I will never put that kind of money and effort into a stock block again. I did this twice, got away with it the first time. The second time after putting all that work into adding the caps, the deck cracked. Too much risk for me - too littl...
by BLOCKMAN
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Morel 4602 hydros
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Morel 4602 hydros

Hi guys, i want help , i assembling a 406 sbc and might have an issue with the tall body 4602 morel lifters. it is very Close from the oilband to the edge of lifter bore at full lift , when i measure its like .175" ( 4.5 mm) until the lifter is "out of the bore" sort of speak ,, the camlift is: 577...
by BLOCKMAN
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: GM splayed caps
Replies: 24
Views: 943

Re: GM splayed caps

Thanks for the advice billet. I trust you a lot. Carl, I also appreciate your advice. You do have tons of experience doing top quality work, still, by all means you haven’t seen it all nor will you. It’s possible someone else is also right. My last engine was also of the same configuration. It had ...
by BLOCKMAN
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: GM splayed caps
Replies: 24
Views: 943

Re: GM splayed caps

Thanks for the advice billet. I trust you a lot. Carl, I also appreciate your advice. You do have tons of experience doing top quality work, still, by all means you haven’t seen it all nor will you. It’s possible someone else is also right. My last engine was also of the same configuration. It had ...
by BLOCKMAN
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: GM splayed caps
Replies: 24
Views: 943

Re: GM splayed caps

I am far from a professional engine builder, but have years of experience with circle track and lizard knows who I am. That being said with a stock 400 block, it's been my experience that stepped caps (non flat register caps) are less likely for the block to split in circle track applications and m...
by BLOCKMAN
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: GM splayed caps
Replies: 24
Views: 943

Re: GM splayed caps

What can I expect to pay for installing splayed caps on a 509 GM block with 2 bolt mains? Do I need steel caps or just nodular iron okay? Flat bottom caps or stepped? 13:1 GM 406 4.155x3.75 550-575hp and 7000rpm is the target range. Circle track engine. I use the flat bottom caps from either CIPCO ...
by BLOCKMAN
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: King versus clevite
Replies: 30
Views: 1464

Re: King versus clevite

Whenever I read a post about bearings I always seem to see the same brands mentioned. No mentions of the Daido bearings that Callies sells. I have almost exclusively switched to this bearing and I am very happy with them . Sizing is awesome and I absolutely love the “floating “ thrust. It’s almost ...