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by dondon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: helmets
Replies: 1
Views: 164

helmets

what year did the dragstrips start demanding heimets be warn by all competitors? I remember when I first start going to the strip (1967) that helmet were not needed.
by dondon
Sat May 02, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stock Ford 351W 4bbl dyno numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 1314

Re: Stock Ford 351W 4bbl dyno numbers

according to an article in 1969 by Roger Huntington a stock 351 windsor made 210 hp at 4300 rpm's
by dondon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 11/32 beehive retainer
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: 11/32 beehive retainer

I used some plus .050 keepers on my BBC, Later when I went to adjust the lash I found a couple of the keepers broke. Any longer and I would of sucked a valve. Ask my engine guy and he said that the plus .050's had a tendency to break.
by dondon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Copper head gaskets
Replies: 13
Views: 1398

Re: Copper head gaskets

many years ago (47) I had a 340 mopar with 13. to 1 compression. blew both head gaskets, bought some keith black copper head gaskets and a can of gaskasynch. put them in without Oringing the block, ran it that way for 3 years. leaked a little water the first time I started it, until the engine heate...
by dondon
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Just made a sump. How do I seal the weld leaks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2811

Re: Just made a sump. How do I seal the weld leaks?

i had a pin hole in an oil pan, I painted it with por 15 that stopped it. pan was off when I painted it.
by dondon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Timing tape- printable....
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Timing tape- printable....

since I have more time than money,I take a paper bag or something and cut a strip of paper, then wrap it around the balancer and cut it the length (circumference) of the balancer. then quarter it (90 degrees) than one section in half (45 degrees) than divide that in thirds and so on for 5 degrees an...
by dondon
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: EMC 289
Replies: 65
Views: 3996

Re: EMC 289

I've always liked 289's, as far as hp what did the old 289 super stock engine make? (like Kip Martin) I know they had a big roller cam but small 470 cfm carb and ported heads. Just curious, how big was your carb? Your build is ford viagra.
by dondon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: EMC 289
Replies: 65
Views: 3996

Re: EMC 289

I'd like too know what those 289 heads flowed when you were done with them,if you would be so kind.
by dondon
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: performer 289 vs f4b
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: performer 289 vs f4b

I never check TDC in relation to the piston at TDC and harmonic balancer, but started at 35 degrees 397.1 hp and 379.2 @ 5500. Then changed to 32 degrees and that pull went 383.3 tq and 401.4 hp @ 5500. It was 3-4 hp and tq more all the way up from 3000 at 32
by dondon
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: performer 289 vs f4b
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: performer 289 vs f4b

I used the f4b intake, removed divider with a 1" open spacer. The cam was the bottom of the page elgin hydro roller in comp prods, 224/232 .542/563 112lc. the heads were untouched 9175s. Never tried the performer 289 on the dyno. The dyno carb was a 600 holley dp (not 4776), My 750 made a couple mor...
by dondon
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: performer 289 vs f4b
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: performer 289 vs f4b

dyno results, made 418 hp @ 6000 and 408 tq @ 4500, f4b. didn't use performer.
by dondon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: performer 289 vs f4b
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: performer 289 vs f4b

it has 3.25 gears and a 3300-3500 convertor and a 735 holley
by dondon
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: performer 289 vs f4b
Replies: 14
Views: 889

performer 289 vs f4b

what are peoples opinions on a performer 289 and a old f4b on a mild 331 sbf 224 @ .050 hydro roller, with promaxx heads, 9.75 cr, 3000 pound street car.
by dondon
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Re-use steel head gasket
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Re-use steel head gasket

went thru teardown at a divisional event. didn't have another steel shim gasket, reused old one, ran same times next day, just copper coated old gasket
by dondon
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: siezed motor
Replies: 34
Views: 2376

Re: siezed motor

The engine that I've got that were froze up, I would get a 4 inch wire wheel and put it in a electric drill and wire wheel the rust out the best I could. It required a lot of muscle sometime, but generally it will clean alot of rust out of the cylinder. It is a real dirty job, but later a little wd ...