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by BillK
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 72 corvette heads, manifold, and camshaft questions
Replies: 46
Views: 891

Re: 72 corvette heads, manifold, and camshaft questions

Sounds like a plan. The one thing I would probably do different is use a 5.7 rod. Only reason is most of the 6" rod pistons use an oil ring support rail and I prefer not to have them on a street engine. Just my preference. I dont think the rod length will make a bit of difference in your application.
by BillK
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBC piston rings.
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: SBC piston rings.

ProPower engines wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:41 am
Are you referring to their rings that have slight grooves in the ring making them effectively act like
lateral gas porting the ring groove in the piston?
I think this is what he is referring to:

http://www.totalseal.com/total_conform_rings.html
by BillK
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: SBC late block with early oil pan
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: SBC late block with early oil pan

I am pretty sure the Fel Pro 1881 only has the RH dipstick.
by BillK
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Forum Help / Questions / Tips
Topic: Server times out
Replies: 34
Views: 409

Re: Server times out

BBM, Just had it happen again to me. I am using a T-mobile wireless hot spot for my internet. I decided to try turning the Hot Spot off and back on and that fixed the issue. It has happened several times in the past also. I have not had any issues with any other sites. Cant remember if it has ever h...
by BillK
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Yet another valve stem seal thread
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: Yet another valve stem seal thread

I have been putting the positive viton seals on both intake and exhaust for years now. Have not had a problem. Thats how the cast iron Vortec heads are. I have been using that type on 502 marine engines too with no problems. Virtually all modern engines have the positive seals on both intake and exh...
by BillK
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Mopar RB Crank Journal Spacing
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Mopar RB Crank Journal Spacing

Rick,
I have several cranks at the shop. I will try to remember to measure a couple of them in the morning.
by BillK
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: GM marine 3.0L (Mercruiser)
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: GM marine 3.0L (Mercruiser)

RM,
The dished piston is a 14cc dish. I am editing my reply because I thought the dished piston was 9.3 to one but that might be the flat top. Will get correct figure and let you know :)
by BillK
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: another balance question
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: another balance question

What engine is it ?
by BillK
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Straightened crankshaft revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Re: Straightened crankshaft revisited

Did you magnaflux it before and after straightening to see if there are any cracks ? That would be my main concern. The guy that grinds crankshafts for me has straightened several over the years and I have never had a problem BUT he always magnafluxes them and always regrinds them undersize.
by BillK
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Where do I put the new rods?
Replies: 21
Views: 954

Re: Where do I put the new rods?

Ok, I am ready for the flames but . . . . . you are worried about rods that are 5 grams different and yet you have pistons that are 46 grams lighter and you aren't going to rebalance it ???????

I dont think it wall make any difference at all where you put those two rods.

Just my opinion,
by BillK
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Information on Goodson tool
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: Information on Goodson tool

I looked through the Goodson catalog and did not see anything like it. I would call them and get their tech guys e-mail and send a pic to him.
by BillK
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 305 sbc questions
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: 305 sbc questions

The PM rods will work fine, they went to them in the later 305's anyway. If you really want to wake it up put a 400 crank in it and it becomes a 330 or so. I did one of those in an 85 or 85 Trans Am. That thing really ran good.
by BillK
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Forum Help / Questions / Tips
Topic: Server times out
Replies: 34
Views: 409

Re: Server times out

Happened to me for a while yesterday too. Probably an hour or two and then all was back to normal. Middle of the afternoon.
by BillK
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Shop with profilometer in the DC Metro/VA/MD/WV/DE area
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Shop with profilometer in the DC Metro/VA/MD/WV/DE area

The bore is out from the stock 3.662 to 3.670. Total Seal has a set at 3.682, so I think that's my next size. First of all are you sure that the problem is not partially if not entirely because the cylinders are .008" oversize now " The stock bore is 93mm which is 3.6614" Unless you are replacing p...