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by FC-Pilot
Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: What ll this make? Rammed 496 bbc
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: What ll this make? Rammed 496 bbc

I hate to say it, but I think IN-Tech might be right about gears in the boat. We run 1.40 gears with a twin turbo BBC making right around 1000 hp at 6300 rpm. That is in a ski race v-drive. When we put in a NA motor we had to drop the gears to 1.22 as there was no way it would pul the bigger gear. O...
by FC-Pilot
Mon Nov 07, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: If you own an engine dyno
Replies: 31
Views: 815

Re: If you own an engine dyno

Move to Arizona. We have to keep our tank indoors as the water can get over 130* just in the sun in the summer. Freezing, what’s that?

Paul

Sorry, I could not resist.
by FC-Pilot
Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBC 327 1948 Anglia build.
Replies: 30
Views: 1312

Re: SBC 327 1948 Anglia build.

I hope this is still relevant in regards to this thread as its in regards to torque on a small journal 327. I used a factory 67 Z28 intake instead of the L79. My Z28 intake had a slight mod on the plenum divider. I assume its possibly for a Holley 3 Barrel? Question would be, how much would this ef...
by FC-Pilot
Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Engine Masters DP VS test
Replies: 29
Views: 1432

Re: Engine Masters DP VS test

Alright, my “mad hatter” brain has decided on my plan of attack. I will take a DP carb and modify it to take a vacuum advance diaphragm on the side and a base plate swap only. (I will make sure the base plates are as identical as can be, that way the only real difference will be how the secondaries ...
by FC-Pilot
Sat Nov 05, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Electronic Brake Via M/C
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Electronic Brake Via M/C

You could get a drum in hat park brake and put an actuator on the end of the cable. Have it mounted in the center console so you can access and adjust as needed while still maintaining the fixed caliper setup you like.

Paul
by FC-Pilot
Sat Nov 05, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Engine Masters DP VS test
Replies: 29
Views: 1432

Re: Engine Masters DP VS test

Does the VS carb that was tested have the little brass tube in the primary side that helps one the secondaries fully? None of the VS carbs I have seen recently have had them, but I have not seen them all. I have modified a couple carbs while dyno testing with the tune and then I got the secondaries ...
by FC-Pilot
Sat Oct 29, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Just how important are street headers, really?
Replies: 63
Views: 2455

Re: Just how important are street headers, really?

I worked at the ford proving grounds in AZ a while back. I watched them test headers in stuff a number of times. Every time the engineers dealing with performance loved them. Why they did not have them when they were sold off the show room floor? COST SAVINGS. They still have building full of been c...
by FC-Pilot
Wed Oct 26, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: 1980 Malibu master cylinder- is it working correct?
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: 1980 Malibu master cylinder- is it working correct?

This does not surprise me. I use to work for a vehicle testing company and about 85% of what I did was brakes. I have seen some of what you are speaking with older style stuff. Most of the modern systems I have worked with have not been as big of a pain. Now, we also used pressure blenders that prov...
by FC-Pilot
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: New member, somewhat unique application with a SBC
Replies: 28
Views: 1374

Re: New member, somewhat unique application with a SBC

What stuck out to me was the low clearance pan. Not knowing the maker and how good it is, I might shorten the stroke a little to keep down on oil aeration. Low RPM city driving won’t be a problem but extended time at higher RPM’s could creat problems. Other than that, looks like a fun project and wh...
by FC-Pilot
Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Three hole emulsion
Replies: 19
Views: 1278

Re: Three hole emulsion

I was looking for “wide open” fuel curve. I actually wanted it to move slightly lean in the higher RPM’s. It was dead flat. Now, I then tested stepped down leg boosters and picked up another 30 HP over the best we could muster with the .600 annular boosters that were in it. (Honestly I was crushed a...
by FC-Pilot
Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Three hole emulsion
Replies: 19
Views: 1278

Re: Three hole emulsion

I played with. 750 annular booster holley style carb on the dyno quite a bit. My combo was a 358” sbc it’s 10 to 1 compression and hydraulic roller (in the mid 240* @.050) and iron 180 cc EQ heads with a single plane intake. It made right at 480hp. It wanted only one .028 bleed in the top for best p...
by FC-Pilot
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: This engine is driving me crazy!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2065

Re: This engine is driving me crazy!!

Glad to hear the issue was found. It just gives us all another place to look when our stuff has issues. Thanks for the report.

Paul
by FC-Pilot
Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: where to put adjustable brake prop, valve
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: where to put adjustable brake prop, valve

The prop valve should be for the rear wheels. You want your front wheels to lockup before your rear wheels.

Paul
by FC-Pilot
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Electric & Hybrid Vehicle ** NEW **
Topic: Only in California ... maybe not ...coming to your State ??
Replies: 25
Views: 988

Re: Only in California ... maybe not ...coming to your State ??

https://www.dw.com/en/fact-check-is-china-the-main-climate-change-culprit/a-57777113 They nearly double our output if you are looking at volume as opposed to per capita. Hey - they are 25 times our output (Australia). We need to increase our emissions!! Keep in mind too that those figures are large...
by FC-Pilot
Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBC - main bearing clearance question
Replies: 64
Views: 3045

Re: SBC - main bearing clearance question

rear is .00275. 2 HX's there would be .00325" and that seems a bit big in my book. I have no problem with the rear at .0032”. With the amount of surface area and therefore resistance to flow I actually like my small blocks in that range. It helps to get good flow to the thrust as well. Then again, ...