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Forum: The Auction Block 11-21-2014, 09:57 AM
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Posted By DaveMcLain
W T B Torker II Intake

I have a customer who needs a Torker 2 intake for his build and I figured a used one would be as good as a new one.... Does anybody have one of these for sale?

Dave McLain
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Forum: Engine Tech 11-20-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By DaveMcLain
Depending on your rod of choice it can fit with...

Depending on your rod of choice it can fit with zero or almost no grinding work. The cylinder is longer than other production blocks but the same as an SVO. If you use a 4.500 stroke and a rod...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-20-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By DaveMcLain
Tunnel rams can be great for mid range torque and...

Tunnel rams can be great for mid range torque and they necessarily require high rpm. Remember that the longer the runner the LOWER the RPM at which the intake tunes. I'd try it with a couple of...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-19-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By DaveMcLain
What does this have to do with a Chevrolet?

What does this have to do with a Chevrolet?
Forum: Engine Tech 11-17-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By DaveMcLain
Did it possibly come out between the oil filter...

Did it possibly come out between the oil filter and the block when you rev'ed it up hard with oil that was colder/thicker than normal?
Forum: Engine Tech 11-13-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By DaveMcLain
A two bolt block will give you zero problems at...

A two bolt block will give you zero problems at 500 horsepower especially given the low rpm nature of a jet boat.
Forum: Engine Tech 11-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By DaveMcLain
Then I would ignore the leakage tester numbers.

Then I would ignore the leakage tester numbers.
Forum: Engine Tech 11-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By DaveMcLain
I have a customer who runs a Dominator on his jet...

I have a customer who runs a Dominator on his jet boat with a 9.5:1 compression 582 Chevy. While it isn't a daily driver if it was in a car it certainly could be. His carburetor is a custom built 3...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-10-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By DaveMcLain
I don't put much faith into leak down numbers. ...

I don't put much faith into leak down numbers. Many times you can slightly "bump" the engine and the number will change significantly. It is handy for locating big problems but the numbers are...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By DaveMcLain
Or instead of using the D style pump go to the CJ...

Or instead of using the D style pump go to the CJ or regular production type that has the inlet on the bottom instead of the side of the pump.
Forum: Engine Tech 11-07-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By DaveMcLain
I think it would mostly depend on the rod of...

I think it would mostly depend on the rod of choice. I've built 4.500 stroke engines using an aluminum rod with no clearance work what so ever in a production block. So it seems that if you added...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-05-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By DaveMcLain
My 1979 F350 Camper Special had an air pump but...

My 1979 F350 Camper Special had an air pump but no EGR or catalytic converters. It does not specify "Unleaded fuel only" either.
Forum: Engine Tech 10-29-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By DaveMcLain
The style of drive belt can make a difference in...

The style of drive belt can make a difference in the sound produced and also if you turn the blower really high RPM it can also get noisy.
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Forum: Engine Tech 10-29-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By DaveMcLain
The belt especially if it is adjusted too tight.

The belt especially if it is adjusted too tight.
Forum: Engine Tech 10-25-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By DaveMcLain
That's right Randy I don't know why I was...

That's right Randy I don't know why I was thinking 1-7/16?
Forum: Engine Tech 10-24-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By DaveMcLain
The problem is really is just that the large...

The problem is really is just that the large venturi needs a large throttle to get a reasonable amount of signal. In other words an 850 is a better combination with the 1.430 venturi (same as the...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-24-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By DaveMcLain
Most of the time 830s don't run very well anyway...

Most of the time 830s don't run very well anyway except atWOT it's not a very good combination for a 4150.
Forum: Engine Tech 10-23-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,394
Posted By DaveMcLain
351 C was never used in a truck application.

351 C was never used in a truck application.
Forum: Engine Tech 10-17-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By DaveMcLain
You're a lucky man.

You're a lucky man.
Forum: Engine Tech 10-17-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By DaveMcLain
Just remember that the bypass hose does serve a...

Just remember that the bypass hose does serve a purpose in the cooling system. First off it helps to all the pump to circulate water around inside of the engine while the thermostat is closed to...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-10-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,614
Posted By DaveMcLain
Your answer sucked and made zero sense. ...

Your answer sucked and made zero sense. Allowing the engine to rev higher than what is safe by not using a limiter is much harder on parts according to your argument rather than cutting the spark. ...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-10-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,614
Posted By DaveMcLain
Ok the loads are higher at high rpm I understand...

Ok the loads are higher at high rpm I understand that and how those loads increase geometrically. But what does that have to do with a rev limiter? Allowing the engine to rev higher and not stop it...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-10-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,614
Posted By DaveMcLain
Your post makes no sense at all... I want to...

Your post makes no sense at all... I want to hear a logical reason why hitting the rev limiter is somehow causing damage to the engine how is it possible?
Forum: Engine Tech 09-09-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,614
Posted By DaveMcLain
What?

What?
Forum: Engine Tech 09-09-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,614
Posted By DaveMcLain
But it does that every other stroke anyway. I've...

But it does that every other stroke anyway. I've seen an engine run 35,000 miles with a burnt valve yet the cylinder which was down never failed a rod bearing and was not harmed in any way what so...
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