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  1. c.evans
    08-27-2009 10:31 AM - permalink

    Thus far IMO, you have not committed any errors that you need to worry about. I believe many times that ARP gives misleading torque info, in regards to their products. On final assembly I would just torque the alum. heads to 135 lbs with oil on the threads. Maybe let things set overnight and go back and check the center studs, because they seem to loosen up in my experience.

    Hope this helps,
  2. Uglytruck
    08-26-2009 02:17 PM - permalink
    Hi Charlie,
    I'm using a set of ARP head studs for my new engine and I have a question. I'm tall filling the block with hard block and installed the studs along with an old head gasket and TFS a460 head to pre-stress the block while it sets up. Not knowing any different I torqued it to 140 lbs. Then I found the instruction sheet that came with the studs. It explained that the proper torque would be 144 lbs w/arp moly lube ( which I used ). It then went on to say that to account for the expansion of aluminum components, one should torque to 115 lbs. My question is, am I ok to pre-stress the block at 140 lbs during the hard block process ( since the engine will be cold ) and then torque to 115 lbs for final assembly? Or do I have it all wrong?

    Thanks in advance,
  3. c.evans
    08-24-2009 10:46 AM - permalink

    My e-mail address is; Evans_charlesd@bellsouth.net

    My phone # is (270)685-4654

  4. hari
    08-23-2009 08:08 AM - permalink
    Hi Charlie.I've tried to contact you few times via your web and email but no sucsess.I want you to build me an engine.Could you please get in contact with me so we can talk further.
  5. c.evans
    08-03-2009 04:32 PM - permalink
    Okay, I'll be looking for them. Are they used SCJ heads?

  6. FACracr
    08-03-2009 03:46 PM - permalink
    A customer of your bought some SJCA heads from me to be ported. Named Giacone hope I spelled that right. should be there wendsday
  7. c.evans
    07-16-2009 12:35 AM - permalink

    The header adapter plates are $225 + shipping.

    Thanks, Charlie
  8. Gasser57
    07-15-2009 10:08 PM - permalink
    Hi. How much are a pair of your bbc to BBF adapter plates? Thanks
  9. c.evans
    06-09-2009 11:46 AM - permalink

    Are your valves titanium or stainless steel? The weight of the valves is a factor in choosing the correct spring for you. If they are titanium, then your choices are;

    Manley NexTek # 221449-16
    Comp Products # 98049
    Comp Cams # 26028
    CV Products # PSIDR1249

    They all are 1000+ lb springs and they are not cheap.

    Hope this helps,
  10. Alan Laporte
    06-08-2009 05:19 AM - permalink
    Alan Laporte
    Hi Charlie,
    we have emailed in the past about a 715 CI that i am in the process of building.
    Any how, I am trying to find some valve springs for my application.
    C 460 head 2.20 installed height, 1.645 od.
    Cam is 918 lift and next year i want to install a 950 or more lift.
    I found a broken sping and am wondering if 1 broke, how long till the rest break? Don't want to slap a valve or worse drop 1.
    The closed pressure is currently 340 and 980 open, these are the results that i got from testing them.
    This engine will see a max of 6800 at the other end and shifted at 6000-6400. I am wanting use the softest spring for valve train reliability but realize i need a fairly heavy spring to keep the valves closed with that much lift.
    Anyhow, can i get your thoughts and a price if you have something in mind for a good spring.

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