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by FC-Pilot
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stroke a 396?
Replies: 26
Views: 785

Re: Stroke a 396?

A 4.75 stroke in a standard deck BBC :shock: I was thinking the same thing. :shock: I have heard people squeeze a 4.5” stroke in a standard deck, but from what I understand that was still a squeeze. Have been tempted to try it with some of my junk I have sitting around, but have resigned myself to ...
by FC-Pilot
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Porting Dart Wissota Head - Iron Eagle 165cc S/S
Replies: 38
Views: 2063

Re: Porting Dart Wissota Head - Iron Eagle 165cc S/S

Another option might be the EQ iron head. They have a vortec chamber with older pattern intake pattern. I have not used these in particular (but I have used a number of their old 180 and 200 cc race oriented iron heads and have been very happy with the results.

Paul
by FC-Pilot
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: If you are considering a new pick up
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: If you are considering a new pick up

dfarr67 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:26 am
If you can get over the price, Toyota for me.
Thanks for funding my paycheck for years. I worked at the proving grounds doing development. Toyota is not for me though.

Paul
by FC-Pilot
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Welded stroker cranks.
Replies: 20
Views: 2474

Re: Welded stroker cranks.

Paul Kane wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:38 pm
PPS: good grief I just saw how old this thread is, haha....
Still great info to know. Glad you shared it.

Paul
by FC-Pilot
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Hemi vs Chevy wager...
Replies: 25
Views: 1002

Re: Hemi vs Chevy wager...

I work for an ag equipment company, so I will be using E100. I'm not sure about the intercooler yet... With e100 (Usually it is E98 to prevent consumption) you will have no need for an inter cooler. I would still like to see the compression lower than that if it were me. Lower static compression wi...
by FC-Pilot
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Hemi vs Chevy wager...
Replies: 25
Views: 1002

Re: Hemi vs Chevy wager...

I am not a turbo genius but I might do a few things different. First thing would be to lower the compression. Lower compression opens the tuning window considerably. Also being mindful of the valve job widths will help with heat transfer to help cool the valves. Also, of running an alcohol based fue...
by FC-Pilot
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: -0.015" Big Block Timing Chain
Replies: 61
Views: 3733

Re: -0.015" Big Block Timing Chain

Easy question, How does the C-C get smaller? Wouldn't the right way be taking the material off the cap instead of the block so the C-C stays the same? Even after taking material off the cap you still had to hone and some times bore the mains which will take off “some” material off the block. You ca...
by FC-Pilot
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: GM master cylinder bolt pattern
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: GM master cylinder bolt pattern

It is funny you bring that up. The mid 90’s trucks and suburban had a head of the department who’s wife liked the suburban but wanted a nice soft pedal. Sadly we all got crappy pedals because of it. Luckily they fixed it, but slowly. At least they got their act together. Toyota on the other hand sti...
by FC-Pilot
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Would this concern you?
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Would this concern you?

No problem, I would run it. I have run much worse.

Paul
by FC-Pilot
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: GM master cylinder bolt pattern
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: GM master cylinder bolt pattern

That looks interesting. I wonder how the brake feel is? After spending ten years helping work with the manufacturers on brake system performance and feel I have become a little bit of a snob. At least I can admit it. 😆

Paul
by FC-Pilot
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cam break in via electric motor?
Replies: 22
Views: 926

Re: Cam break in via electric motor?

One thing I have been mindful of is once the valvetrain and engine are all assembled I mark all the pushrods and turn the engine over by hand and make sure all the lifters are rotating. That is a great start to making sure you are on the right track. The break in stand is great too for the next step...
by FC-Pilot
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: cheap chassis to save drag racing
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: cheap chassis to save drag racing

I love including the next generation to join in. One thing is a fact, they have to want to do the work. The second fact is if they want it then they will find a way. I can buy a $1000 s10 blazer and strip it out and bolt a wrecking yard sbc in it and if I can’t get it into the 14’s solidly I don’t d...
by FC-Pilot
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: low buck junk SBC
Replies: 39
Views: 1522

Re: low buck junk SBC

Yes the bolt circle is different for the factory roller cams. You will need a timing set for the factory roller cams. I have to say that of the things I have seen on speedtalk in the last few months that pic of your kid and wife is the coolest. Making a difference in a kids life is just awesome. Paul
by FC-Pilot
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 1963 Flat Bottom V-Drive
Replies: 15
Views: 9480

Re: 1963 Flat Bottom V-Drive

Just stumbled across this thread. That is a greaT looking Buck Smith. You don’t see many of those hulls around. Great hulls! As far as power, yah, our little 350 in our Biesemeyer gps’d at just under 90 and that was before we made some more cavitation plate adjustments that should help it take a set...
by FC-Pilot
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 72 corvette heads, manifold, and camshaft questions
Replies: 51
Views: 1335

Re: 72 corvette heads, manifold, and camshaft questions

The family 68 vette that we had while I grew up had a Weiand dual plane with a Quadra jet on top and a basic drop base filter. The L88 drop base would have given us a little more room, but ours fit so we did not need more room. We used that same intake on three different engines over the years and t...