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Forum: General Race Tech 03-25-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By D Pope
With a Holley, sometimes the bowl screws get...

With a Holley, sometimes the bowl screws get overtightened and warp the carb body until the power valley in the center of the gasket doesn't seal. Lay a straight edge across the bolt holes to check....
Forum: Engine Tech 03-25-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By D Pope
All auto companies starting cutting compression...

All auto companies starting cutting compression in the early 70s and adding smog components and cutting power to keep up with smog regs. 440 Dodge, small block Chev, 429 Ford, it doesn't matter. They...
Forum: Engine Tech 03-19-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By D Pope
When the motor is cold that 20w50 oil is thinner...

When the motor is cold that 20w50 oil is thinner than straight 30 at the same temperature. That won't be your problem.
You guys also misunderstand how the relief valve works. If pressure gets too...
Forum: 4x4's, Pullers, Crawlers and other HD rides 03-09-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By D Pope
I've ran several old Chrysler products with...

I've ran several old Chrysler products with Carter carbs and they always boiled the bowls dry. The plastic spacer helps. Gas can't siphon back to the tank. Some carbs have plugs in the bottom that...
Forum: 4x4's, Pullers, Crawlers and other HD rides 03-08-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By D Pope
Try a phenolic insulator under the carb.

Try a phenolic insulator under the carb.
Forum: Engine Tech 02-13-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,944
Posted By D Pope
On my block the deck height varied by about 40...

On my block the deck height varied by about 40 thousandths between cylinders. You can't just measure one. I used Probe forged pistons.
Forum: Engine Tech 02-11-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,944
Posted By D Pope
In my opinion, it would be silly to put in new...

In my opinion, it would be silly to put in new pistons without a rebore and decking the block.
Forum: Engine Tech 02-09-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,944
Posted By D Pope
Decking the block lets you get away with higher...

Decking the block lets you get away with higher compression without pinging. The squish area is what does it. You don't just deck it x # of thousandths. You measure things and deck it to x inches...
Forum: Car Buildup Forum 02-06-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,335
Posted By D Pope
It seems like forever since I last worked on the...

It seems like forever since I last worked on the Merc. My daughter bought a fixer-upper house and I've been doing a lot of fixer-upping!
I got new side glass and windshield out of Oregon for a good...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-03-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By D Pope
Pull the spark plugs and see what happens.

Pull the spark plugs and see what happens.
Forum: Engine Tech 01-19-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,102
Posted By D Pope
That piston will need to be changed. I've had...

That piston will need to be changed. I've had that happen before and the piston broke after about 10000 miles.
Forum: Engine Tech 12-31-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 848
Posted By D Pope
That'll be a head gasket or a cracked head.

That'll be a head gasket or a cracked head.
Forum: Driveline 12-27-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By D Pope
If you have a 390 flywheel the bolt pattern is...

If you have a 390 flywheel the bolt pattern is different and you need a 390 clutch. That's what I have.
Forum: 4x4's, Pullers, Crawlers and other HD rides 12-19-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By D Pope
That 208 box looks about tough enough to drive a...

That 208 box looks about tough enough to drive a wringer washing machine.
Forum: Jon Kaase Racing Engines 11-18-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,592
Posted By D Pope
I've always found that you're better off with no...

I've always found that you're better off with no gaskets. They can't burn out that way!
Forum: Engine Tech 08-20-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By D Pope
You'd need to know the vehicles weight and drag...

You'd need to know the vehicles weight and drag coefficient plus gear ratios, tire size, air pressure,etc. What altitude are you at, barometric pressure, wind direction and speed, type of driving and...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-20-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By D Pope
Fill the tank and record the mileage. Drive a...

Fill the tank and record the mileage. Drive a bunch then fill again and record the mileage. Miles traveled divided by gallons used equals miles per gallon.
Forum: Engine Tech 08-18-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,578
Posted By D Pope
Hey guys, 20W-50 isn't thick. If it was straight...

Hey guys, 20W-50 isn't thick. If it was straight 50, maybe!
Forum: Engine Tech 08-14-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By D Pope
If your motor's upside down, plastigauge will...

If your motor's upside down, plastigauge will give a pretty close reading on the mains. It it's the right way up, the weight of the crank is resting on the bottom bearings and the clearance is...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-14-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By D Pope
If it didn't boil dry it likely won't hurt it. An...

If it didn't boil dry it likely won't hurt it. An engine that has been seriously overheated will start to smoke out the exhaust because the heat wrecks the rings.
Forum: 4x4's, Pullers, Crawlers and other HD rides 04-27-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By D Pope
The pinion shaft should be parallel with the...

The pinion shaft should be parallel with the tranny output shaft.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-23-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By D Pope
Probably sludge from the year old fuel got in the...

Probably sludge from the year old fuel got in the needle ans seat and the carb was just overflowing.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-16-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By D Pope
Do you have a return line? Deadheading can...

Do you have a return line? Deadheading can increase noise
Forum: Engine Tech 04-15-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By D Pope
I figured if the 6214 came on the early race...

I figured if the 6214 came on the early race hemis they must be worth something so I checked on eBay. I'll have to take good care of it I guess
Forum: 4x4's, Pullers, Crawlers and other HD rides 04-14-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
Posted By D Pope
Springs are half the battle in a truck pull. If...

Springs are half the battle in a truck pull. If you keep the back end from squatting under load then you're pulling weight off the sled and making it easier to pull!
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