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by jed
Thu May 13, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Building an 11 second 70's nostalgic SBC
Replies: 195
Views: 5675

Re: Building an 11 second 70's nostalgic SBC

Be careful of those Fireball heads. They were very good heads in their time. I used many a pair the Fireball heads, however they are and could be 40+ years old which leads to badly worn guides, seats, valve stems and valves being refaced many times. They have very large exhaust valves, why, and stil...
by jed
Mon May 10, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Adger Smith
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Adger Smith

I have been wondering about Adger also. Last I heard he was a tech person at Engine Masters. Last I talked to him 2/3 years ago he had closed his business to the public. He was doing some work for his long time customers. He had become interested in small home made air craft and was build one of his...
by jed
Sun May 09, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: First valve job with stones
Replies: 31
Views: 1835

Re: First valve job with stones

I guess I'm a little out of touch with seat grinding equipment. You stated you use "live pilot and adjustable clutch stone holder" I have not heard of using eather when grinding seats. I'm only familiar with Souix and Kwik Way. can you reference manufactures of the the pilots and stone holder, also ...
by jed
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Shop Equipment - For Sale or Wanted
Topic: For sale:Electro-Arc 2DB tap zapper
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: For sale:Electro-Arc 2DB tap zapper

I'm almost 79 and the automotive industry has been my passion and my life. I don't fish or play golf and have no hobbies except building and machining engines. So when I was 68/69 I retired. I worked on and fixed up our house for sale then when we moved into our new house I worked on it till it sati...
by jed
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Shop Equipment - For Sale or Wanted
Topic: For sale:Electro-Arc 2DB tap zapper
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: For sale:Electro-Arc 2DB tap zapper

None of my business but how do you plan to perform your exit from the industry (retire)?? This is probably a topic that should be discussed some where else. My heart gets saddened when the good machinist, and you are one of the best, leave the industry. I guess I’m just an old sentimentalist. I trie...
by jed
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: The Right Gearbox Makes Old Engine Tech Fast Even Today
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: The Right Gearbox Makes Old Engine Tech Fast Even Today

Thanks for the video. I enjoyed it.
I beaver raced V/W but knew several guys that did. They always did good.
by jed
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ej20 Subaru bearings
Replies: 25
Views: 876

Re: Ej20 Subaru bearings

Dale I was just wondering if you are pinning the mains?? It helps a lot under high boost to keep the case haves from walking.
I like your work. :)
by jed
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Things that make me worry and scratch my head!
Replies: 30
Views: 2144

Re: Things that make me worry and scratch my head!

Gosh I didn't know you got banned.
I didn't even miss you. lol
by jed
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: covid 19
Replies: 1
Views: 183

covid 19

This is nothing new but worth reading. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/02/21/hydroxychloroquine-for-covid.aspx?ui=fc5e85877742b37c98008b63e1b1b512223f786b267c4fc71b020798eed24d16&sd=20201023&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art2HL&cid=20210314Z1&mid=DM823342&rid=1...
by jed
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: LS engines education
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: LS engines education

The only real practical way to get a 4.125 bore block is to get a Darton sleves 5.3 stock block. As I understand the LS7 (4.125 bore) GM block is no longer avaible and are hard to find and expensive. A Dart alumin block is the best choice. The Comp Star rods and crankshaft will serve you well. Just ...
by jed
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Valve seat
Replies: 25
Views: 1576

Re: Valve seat

interesting article in Engine Builder Magazine concerning valve seats.
https://www.enginebuildermag.com/2005/0 ... lications/
by jed
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: S.B.C. Oil Pump Stud
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: S.B.C. Oil Pump Stud

X2 That has always worked fo me for 50 years lol.
by jed
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Shop Equipment - For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Serdi 100 well tooled
Replies: 3
Views: 2031

Re: Serdi 100 well tooled

I am also interested. If you have those pictures send them to me. Please
by jed
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ring lands lifting
Replies: 30
Views: 1030

Re: Ring lands lifting

Rings butting is a relative term. What if the rings butted with .020 gap but if they had been gaped to .021 or .022 gap would they would they have butted. When the engine builder decided this application needs .020 end gap does it have it really have .020 or does it have .005 end gap. Who knows?? No...