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Forum: Engine Tech 05-26-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By White Lightning
It's my opinion that any production made head...

It's my opinion that any production made head needs to be disassembled and scrutinized closely simply because of the fact that production made anything, is made, essentially, on an assembly line....
Forum: Vendor (FOR SALE) 05-22-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,578
Posted By White Lightning
I need an alternator for my wifes '91 Olds...

I need an alternator for my wifes '91 Olds Toronado. 3800 V-6. 124 amp (IIRC).
Got anything? Or a rebuild kit (brushes, diode tree, bearings).
Thanks
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-20-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By White Lightning
Roy, (Butterbean) lives in Fla. He's pretty handy...

Roy, (Butterbean) lives in Fla. He's pretty handy with an engine.
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-19-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By White Lightning
......And Paul Kane. It all depend on where...

......And Paul Kane.
It all depend on where you're located.
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-19-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By White Lightning
Got it. Thanks Lem. I learn something new every...

Got it. Thanks Lem. I learn something new every day. :D
Rob
Forum: Car Buildup Forum 05-18-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 148,483
Posted By White Lightning
(fingers crossed) Rob

(fingers crossed)
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-18-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By White Lightning
You say there's a filter before the pump? I don't...

You say there's a filter before the pump? I don't think that that's the right way to do it. The problem may be the filter is collapsing and blocking the flow. As far as I know oil filters are...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-18-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By White Lightning
A single stage? As in there's no reservoir tank? ...

A single stage? As in there's no reservoir tank?
If all of the clearances are correct in the engine then it sounds to me like the system is pulling air. Junction at the block on the pick up, the...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-16-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By White Lightning
210 PSI of cranking dynamic compression puts you...

210 PSI of cranking dynamic compression puts you in the almost 12:1 static range. I'd rethink the octane of your fuel.
My first place to look for the noise would be a lifter that's not pumping up...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-16-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By White Lightning
Who's the manufacturer and the grind #? I'll try...

Who's the manufacturer and the grind #? I'll try to look it up in my cam library. I'll need all the opening and closing event specs.
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-16-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By White Lightning
A little. But somtimes a little is all you need!...

A little. But somtimes a little is all you need! lol
If you can give me some cam specs, I can run them and tell you the differences.
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-15-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 880
Posted By White Lightning
X10! Rob

X10!
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-15-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 880
Posted By White Lightning
X2 on the stud girdle being a waste of money....

X2 on the stud girdle being a waste of money. Untill you get that block into the machine shop you are the third owner of a piece of cast iron that nobody knows what it is. Cut your losses and use...
Forum: The Auction Block 05-11-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By White Lightning
Bump. Still looking. Rob

Bump. Still looking.
Rob
Forum: The Auction Block 05-09-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By White Lightning
Will do Mike. Thank you! Edit: They are...

Will do Mike. Thank you!


Edit: They are closed on the weekends but I e-mailed them. Waiting to hear back.

Still looking!
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-09-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By White Lightning
I didn't mean for that to sound antagonistic. :)...

I didn't mean for that to sound antagonistic. :) I'm just trying to point out that sometimes general opinion isn't necessarily accurate (thank you internet).
.....But, then again, I've never been...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-09-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By White Lightning
I've been running my boat at the temperatures I...

I've been running my boat at the temperatures I mentioned earlier for 8 years now and I've never had a boiling issue and it's never been a stock horsepower rating either.
Piston to wall clearances,...
Forum: The Auction Block 05-09-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By White Lightning
ISO Clark 5 speed parts

Guys, I have a '75 F-600 in the shop that needs a input bearing retainer and a throw out bearing. It has a Clark 5 speed in it. I can't seem to be able to source out any new or used pieces locally or...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-09-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By White Lightning
There's the key word, "power". You'll get better...

There's the key word, "power". You'll get better atomization, distribution, a more complete burn and better flame front with the optimal cylinder temperature. IMO, if detonation is a concern then the...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-09-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By White Lightning
IMO a cam in the mid to high .600" range, larger...

IMO a cam in the mid to high .600" range, larger valves (or different heads), at least a 950 CFM carb and long tube headers will get you there without all the hassle of refilling bottles, keeping...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-09-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By White Lightning
140* engine temp is not enough. There's a reason...

140* engine temp is not enough. There's a reason that automotive engines are set up to run 180* or 190*. Depending on the type of cooling control you have for that set up IMO you need to be at at...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-08-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By White Lightning
BTW, an aluminum impeller is only rated for...

BTW, an aluminum impeller is only rated for around 425ish horse. After that a bronze piece is recomended, or a stainless piece if you want to spend the money. I'm not saying that you can't run more...
Forum: Chilly's Garage 05-07-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By White Lightning
Get well Cale! Rob and the ARW Gang

Get well Cale!
Rob and the ARW Gang
Forum: Engine Tech 05-02-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By White Lightning
I've used a set up that had a flat top piston...

I've used a set up that had a flat top piston .020" above deck, a 70 CC chamber and a .040" copper gasket and had north of 16:1 CR. When you're doing things out of the norm, pay close attention to...
Forum: Driveline 04-28-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By White Lightning
According to your drawing, you need more pinion...

According to your drawing, you need more pinion down angle. And with the lift blocks, I'd put 2* down on the pinion from the drivetrain angle. There's quite a bit of leverage on the leafs with the...
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