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by jed
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: spark plug reading
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: spark plug reading

Good for you for getting it running. From the video there needs to be some more tuning. Let us know how that full race cam works out. lol
by jed
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: spark plug reading
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: spark plug reading

Can you give us more information on the air cooled engine, the application, mechanical or electrical injection and ignition. Is it a flat head, OHV, or a OHC. Need more info
by jed
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator secrets?
Replies: 266
Views: 16903

Re: Stock Eliminator secrets?

I just want to thank you Stock and Super Stock racers for sharing your hard learned engine assembly information and car preparation. Jeff I hope your car performs well and is competive. I am assuming that NHRA Super Stock can run a vacuum pump but limit the amount of vacuum. And Just to confirm LSP ...
by jed
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator secrets?
Replies: 266
Views: 16903

Re: Stock Eliminator secrets?

Which rings are back?? The top compression ring and the second ring and how much are they back cut??
by jed
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Electrical system troubleshooting
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Electrical system troubleshooting

Travis, keep this place in mind Mr Battery in Garland Tx. There at Garland Rd & Jupiter. I had the same issue if I drove the car every day it would start but real lazy. Let it sit 2 days and would barley turn over then just click. went to Mr Battery got a brand new no name any group size $45. we'll ...
by jed
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Syncro seat stones.
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Syncro seat stones.

As a reminder all stones should be dressed at a 90' angle this will help balance and align the stone to the stone holder.
Also when the stone is turned over the stone needs to be redressed
by jed
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator secrets?
Replies: 266
Views: 16903

Re: Stock Eliminator secrets?

THE lowest I’ve ever heard on a SBC (8 cylinder of course) was 7 lbs/ft of rotating torque... 1 lbs/ft difference could be error. THE lowest I’ve ever witnessed was 11-12ish rotating and I’ve been fortunate enough to have been around a lot of very sharp and competent builders/racers. [/quote] Just ...
by jed
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: dent removal
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: dent removal

Thanks for all the information this is what I was looking foor. I just need to read the literature and watch the videos
then go to work. I'll try to document the progress.
thanks again John
by jed
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: dent removal
Replies: 7
Views: 358

dent removal

Anyone here have real world, every day experience with doing body work dent removal. I have a 59 studebaker with dents in the drivers door. Tried to post pictures but unable. I am going to remove them my self and have very limited experience with dent removal. My question is while using the hammer a...
by jed
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Top piston ring gap - whats really required?
Replies: 34
Views: 1790

Re: Top piston ring gap - whats really required?

As I have said before just because it is published it doesn't mean that's what they come with.
When you measure a new engine and the engine has got .009 then I'll be more receptive of factory published tolerances.
by jed
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator secrets?
Replies: 266
Views: 16903

Re: Stock Eliminator secrets?

RDY4 how much more preload are you talking about. On a LS .025 longer push rod is about a half turn. Are you talking about 1 or 2 turns on the rocker adjustment.
by jed
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Eliminator secrets?
Replies: 266
Views: 16903

Re: Stock Eliminator secrets?

hmmm interesting approach. Start with the headers then build the engine around them. Being a novice I'm trying to under stand your approach. The class is restricted to what heads, intake and carburetor that the factory put on that engine so there isn't much you can do with them, so you tune the cams...
by jed
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Worn rings, end gap and blowby
Replies: 32
Views: 1261

Re: Worn rings, end gap and blowby

[quote=PSA post_id=878163 time=1602008924 user_id= Total-Seal have talked about all of this, among others. Break-in is almost an art form today, but it can happen later as well. [/quote] I know the after market has problems with ring sealing. I am wondering what the aftermarket can learn from the ma...
by jed
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Top piston ring gap - whats really required?
Replies: 34
Views: 1790

Re: Top piston ring gap - whats really required?

Does alky vs gasoline change the desired gap? Measuring static leak has nothing to do with what the engine is doing at 8,000 rpm with the cylinder going oblong, the piston flexing like a 2 minute softboiled egg and traveling at Mach 6, the rod whipping like a piece of pasta, and the crank doing wha...
by jed
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Worn rings, end gap and blowby
Replies: 32
Views: 1261

Re: Worn rings, end gap and blowby

Very interesting discourse concerning blowby. If this conversation was taking place 50/60 years ago the topic of the cylinders glazed over would have come up. Has this condition gone away and no longer an issue concerning blowby, excessive oil consumption and smoking. Glazing could still be a probl...