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by BillK
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: cheap aluminum heads.
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: cheap aluminum heads.

Paul, Seems like every set of "no-name" aluminum heads I get in the shop have the guides totally killed. I suppose it could be valve train geometry and set up causing it but its funny that I rarely see a set of Brodix, AFR's etc like that. What do the valve stems look like on dissasembly? Are the v...
by BillK
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: cheap aluminum heads.
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: cheap aluminum heads.

Paul,
Seems like every set of "no-name" aluminum heads I get in the shop have the guides totally killed. I suppose it could be valve train geometry and set up causing it but its funny that I rarely see a set of Brodix, AFR's etc like that.
by BillK
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cutting seats with Neway cutters - 1st experience
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Cutting seats with Neway cutters - 1st experience

I use them almost every day. That is all I have had for the 30 years I have been in business other than the Serdi type cutters for my TCM 25 seat and guide machine. I use the Neways for just about every stock valve job that I do. I do have the stands and the electric drive setup. I find them very fa...
by BillK
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Where are you getting bare castings from?
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Where are you getting bare castings from?

Blocks or heads ? I would call someone like World Products and see if they will sell you bare castings ? Maybe Dart or Edelbrock for aluminum ?
by BillK
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Shop Equipment - For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Greg Wambold Ent. Cam bearing tool wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Greg Wambold Ent. Cam bearing tool wanted.

Looks almost identical to the BHJ one that I have.
by BillK
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Forum Help / Questions / Tips
Topic: Reporting posts ?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Reporting posts ?

CamKing wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Post and Poster, have been deleted.

To report a post, click on the square with the “!” In it, in the upper right hand side of the post
Doh ! Probably the only thing I didn't try :)
by BillK
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: LS 7deg Locks
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: LS 7deg Locks

Are you asking if you can use the LS locks with the square groove valves ?? I would probably say no since the LS locks are round groove.
by BillK
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Forum Help / Questions / Tips
Topic: Reporting posts ?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Reporting posts ?

I thought there was a way to "report" a thread but I cant seem to find it. Anyway this one needs to go:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61547
by BillK
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Tachometer vs HEI Limiter
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Tachometer vs HEI Limiter

Try turning off the rev limiter and shifting at 6100 manually ? See if the engine will go to 6100 that way. Thanks Bill, I tried that and it would not go past about 6000 according to the tach. It acts like the HEI rev limiter is set on 6000 when it is set on 6400. Well that certainly sounds like a ...
by BillK
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Tachometer vs HEI Limiter
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Tachometer vs HEI Limiter

Try turning off the rev limiter and shifting at 6100 manually ? See if the engine will go to 6100 that way.
by BillK
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Valve guide interference fit: Bronze vs cast iron guide?
Replies: 27
Views: 866

Re: Valve guide interference fit: Bronze vs cast iron guide?

I fabricated reamer center cones that center on the valve seat. Reamers coming tomorrow. Not sure if that is a good idea or not ?? The reamer is probably going to follow the guide no matter what and if you try to force it off to one side with the cone it is liable to end up making an oblong hole ? ...
by BillK
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Valve guide interference fit: Bronze vs cast iron guide?
Replies: 27
Views: 866

Re: Valve guide interference fit: Bronze vs cast iron guide?

Nut124 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:12 pm
I plan on baking the head in 400F oven
That should ruin it real good :(

I never go over about 160 degrees and put the guides in the freezer and they go right in. I use some CMD Extreme Pressure Lube in the guide bores.
by BillK
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 351w valve seats
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: 351w valve seats

Hi BIll, I'm considering AERA. Other than resurfacing heads for local shops, I only do engine rebuilding for myself. There might not be much use of the services for me. Although the spec manuals that come with joining looks to be well worth the price. ……..I just joined. Mark Mark, I simply cannot i...
by BillK
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 351w valve seats
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: 351w valve seats

What would be the best way to attack narrowing the current seat? It seems I could carefully adjust the 1.5 cutter to meet up with the 30/45 angle, then I think the 60 cut in until the cutter just touches the 30/45. Depending on where the seat is hitting the valve you might just be able to go in wit...
by BillK
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Oil Smoke driving me crazy
Replies: 100
Views: 3439

Re: Oil Smoke driving me crazy

Ok, Oil ring looks fine :) Must have been the angle in the other pic. The main bearing looks like it is contacting almost 100% of the bearing diameter. Usually there is an area near the parting lines where the bearing is thinner and there is no contact. I think Clevite says it should be about 80% co...