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Forum: Engine Tech 10-23-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By TorinoStyle2
This is true!! I was thinking old school. The...

This is true!! I was thinking old school. The older Speed Pro pistons were heavy, they had a lot of material in them.....they sure did take a beating!! LOL, but yes, todays Probe pistons are far...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-23-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By TorinoStyle2
I would have grabbed those Clevelands too if they...

I would have grabbed those Clevelands too if they were standard bore!! The block and caps are the same as the 4 bolts....they were just not drilled.
351C blocks are hard to find nowdays!!
Forum: Engine Tech 10-22-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By TorinoStyle2
The heavier piston would be fine if the RPM's are...

The heavier piston would be fine if the RPM's are not crazy, but what you need to look at is piston top thickness and overall structural integrity. Boost can wreck things real quick if its not up to...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-22-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Sounds good. Do yourself a favor....be SURE that...

Sounds good. Do yourself a favor....be SURE that the shop doing the work knows about Ford engines and all their little quirks.
Having a Chevy guy rebuild a Ford is sure path to disaster!!
Forum: Engine Tech 10-22-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Sorry to burst your bubble there 71429scj....but...

Sorry to burst your bubble there 71429scj....but it is NOT a Boss block!
Forum: Engine Tech 10-19-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By TorinoStyle2
I think you're on the right path. Inspect the...

I think you're on the right path. Inspect the block and cylinders for wear, scratches, gouging, etc.
Run a medium grit ball hone thru the cylinders for a few quick passes (up and down...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-19-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Very hard to tell just from a video. It kinda...

Very hard to tell just from a video. It kinda sounds like an exhaust gasket leak (common with headers).
Its easy enough to pull the valvecovers off and inspect for anything loose.
Forum: Jon Kaase Racing Engines 10-19-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By TorinoStyle2
I thought his entry this year was something like...

I thought his entry this year was something like a 3.695" bore with a long 4.7" inch stroke to make like 404 (or 409) cubic inches.
Or did he enter two Boss'es??
Forum: The Auction Block 10-17-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
For Sale 500" Short Block
Views: 983
Posted By TorinoStyle2
You are the guy with the back halfed Mach 1 dark...

You are the guy with the back halfed Mach 1 dark blue?? Used to go to Farmer Boys cruise nite on Bear Valley??
Forum: General Race Tech 10-16-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Its the 'shock' of a clutch/4 speed (or...

Its the 'shock' of a clutch/4 speed (or transbrake automatic) that kills these parts.
I was running 10.00's in a heavy 3700lbs Torino on stock 28 spline axles, stock case, and a cheap "Lock-Right"...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-13-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Got any pics of your truck?? Sounds like sweet...

Got any pics of your truck?? Sounds like sweet old rig!!
I have an 84 F-350 dually (2 wheel drive), unfortunately, its plagued with that POS 6.9L diesel engine. Going to swap it out for a stroker...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-11-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Forged pistons are a must!! You should also look...

Forged pistons are a must!! You should also look into setting up the block and heads for O-ring/receiver grooves and turbo/blower specific head gaskets.

A turbo specific camshaft will go a long...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-02-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Pro Comp=Junk

Pro Comp=Junk
Forum: Chilly's Garage 09-25-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Has'nt the River Rogue plant been converted into...

Has'nt the River Rogue plant been converted into a "Mega" Islamic mosque yet?
Forum: Car Buildup Forum 09-25-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Heck yeah!! This is what needs to be done to...

Heck yeah!!
This is what needs to be done to more Chevy's.
Payback is long overdue for the Chevy boys!!
Forum: Engine Tech 09-24-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Well, if those are the rules, then you need to...

Well, if those are the rules, then you need to dump the 78 model year truck, and step "up" to a 1970 model.

That way you can run a 1970 460 engine factory rated at 365 horses and 510 ft. lbs of...
Forum: Race Talk 09-23-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Its more enjoyable to race on the street nowdays,...

Its more enjoyable to race on the street nowdays, instead of giving money to the NHRA!
They could care less about the little guy anymore.....its all the John Force show.
Forum: Engine Tech 09-19-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By TorinoStyle2
If the rotor is lined up correctly with the gear,...

If the rotor is lined up correctly with the gear, just crank the engine over til the dizzy drops in.....simple.
If you are a tooth off in either direction, pull it out, reset to correct position and...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-16-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By TorinoStyle2
You can use them if there is a piston available...

You can use them if there is a piston available with the correct compression height and pin location.
The difference between the two sizes would be very small though.
Forum: Engine Build Archive 09-10-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Listen to what Mud Bud said!! I would'nt start...

Listen to what Mud Bud said!!
I would'nt start off with a 300 shot!!.....you gotta start off small and work your way up to the higher power.
Forum: Engine Tech 09-09-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,122
Posted By TorinoStyle2
You are destroying the engine the more you start...

You are destroying the engine the more you start it and drive it. I envision fine metal shavings circulating throughout the oil system and "gritty" oil being supplied to all the moving parts and...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-07-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,122
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Your cam lobes are going flat. The bottoms of the...

Your cam lobes are going flat. The bottoms of the lifter(s) on that cyl. are more than likely chewed up real good.
If you say that plug is firing and you have ruled that out, then I would be looking...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-06-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By TorinoStyle2
This is great info, and it backs up what I...

This is great info, and it backs up what I already know about Aeromotive pumps.....they are junk.
I have had 3 of their A1000 pumps, and all 3 have failed. Holley or Magnafuel will be my next...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-06-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By TorinoStyle2
So this RV / Motorhome is a 1987 model?? These...

So this RV / Motorhome is a 1987 model?? These things lose their value quickly, and seem to fall apart or start having problems if you dont use them.
I have a 1987 Fleetwood "Eliganza". Its on a GM...
Forum: The Auction Block 09-01-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,631
Posted By TorinoStyle2
Is it "all motor"...or does it have NOS on...

Is it "all motor"...or does it have NOS on it??
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