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by frnkeore
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: Why is the #1 cylinder front right? ford v8
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Why is the #1 cylinder front right? ford v8

I guess we can blame this on the first sundials. When they are set in the Northerly direction, the shadow, moves in a clockwise direction or maybe we could also blame, Peter Henlein. Historically speaking, the first modern clock was created by German inventor Peter Henlein who introduced to the worl...
by frnkeore
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: Why is the #1 cylinder front right? ford v8
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Why is the #1 cylinder front right? ford v8

I would say that because the engine rotates clockwise, when viewed from the front, the first cylinder to fire, is the one that Ford calls #1.

If the engine rotated counter or as they say in the UK, anticlockwise, then GM would have it right.
by frnkeore
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cam grinding to customer spec - Data requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Cam grinding to customer spec - Data requirements

My suggestion, would be to give the cam grinder, your bucket diameter and desired lift and duration that you want. You'll also need to tell him, how aggressive you want the profile to be and the application. It will also help to know your piston to valve clearance, unless you plan to get newly made ...
by frnkeore
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: duration @ .050"/ .200"
Replies: 29
Views: 2154

Re: duration @ .050"/ .200"

fastblackracing wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:55 pm
frnkeore wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:32 pm Mike, this is the am that I'm having made.
What does the area represent and how is it figured?
Thx.
If your asking me, I do not know. Mike would be the one that would have to answer that.
by frnkeore
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: duration @ .050"/ .200"
Replies: 29
Views: 2154

Re: duration @ .050"/ .200"

Mike, this is the am that I'm having made.
by frnkeore
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Small cams on 106-108 LSA’s
Replies: 47
Views: 2004

Re: Small cams on 106-108 LSA’s

This tread is kinda timely for me, as I'm going to order a cam, next week. The engine is a 419 FE (4.092x3.984). The cam I'm going to order is In .609 - 230 @ .050 x Ex .606 - 239 @ .050. Heads flow In 250 x Ex 185 @ .600 The car is a 4000 lb Galaxy, w/C6 and 3.00 rear. I was going to order it with ...
by frnkeore
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Small cams on 106-108 LSA’s
Replies: 47
Views: 2004

Re: Small cams on 106-108 LSA’s

I don't know about CC but, Howards doesn't charge extra. As I remember, $138 was what it cost for the last SFT, SBF, I had done, about a year ago.
by frnkeore
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBF HFT lifters
Replies: 12
Views: 684

Re: SBF HFT lifters

Looks like I'm about 15 years, behind times :(

Still, the SFT lifters that I got a few months ago, look very good and are much lighter than all the others that I found.

What lifters are still made here? Sad times for manufacturing in the USA.
by frnkeore
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBF HFT lifters
Replies: 12
Views: 684

Re: SBF HFT lifters

I like the American made quality, Eaton lifters.
by frnkeore
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Used Oil Analysis, 5 year old oil in a KA24E
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Used Oil Analysis, 5 year old oil in a KA24E

If your going to pull it down. Look inside the timing cover and see if the chain has rubbed it. I've had 2, KA24E's, in 240 SX's. One of them, wore clear threw, into the water passages. The other, showed signs of rubbing. Your alum spec, isn't out so, maybe, your alright. I drove mine hard and seldo...
by frnkeore
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cam experts
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: Cam experts

Regarding your question marks, on the Kent 102 CL. My TC, Formula Atlantic, Big Valve Hart engine ran a 102 CL. It got it's HP at 8K, tq at 6K and had a lift, in the 11mm range. I never checked duration on it, just set the CL's. Of course, it didn't have a lot of low end tq but, it was 1600cc and dy...
by frnkeore
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cam experts
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: Cam experts

I really like Cat Cams, cam cards!
by frnkeore
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: My next debate: origins of the canted valve Ford cylinder head.
Replies: 42
Views: 1334

Re: My next debate: origins of the canted valve Ford cylinder head.

The Ford, XE, SK and ASK engineering departments, can move very fast, when needed. The way I look at this, is who took the heads to production first and who thought they may have been at a disadvantage, because of it. I don't think that anyone can show a canted valve head, that Ford produced, before...
by frnkeore
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Centrifugal supercharger question
Replies: 28
Views: 785

Re: Centrifugal supercharger question

A single, larger diameter compressor has advantages and disadvantages. Keep in mind, that you need to run the compressor, just under sonic and it takes less gear, to do so. The capacity is increased by widening the compressor wheel and that takes less space and fewer bearings, than multiple compress...