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Forum: Engine Tech 09-02-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By 68xr7cat
E85 is a blend of Ethonal and Gasoline. It varies...

E85 is a blend of Ethonal and Gasoline. It varies in percentage from about 70% - 90% Ethanol, but is an easy way of measuring content and is easier to keep a tune with it. They sell it in some parts...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-02-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By 68xr7cat
as good I have no idea. You need to consider the...

as good I have no idea. You need to consider the application and know what all was done to the heads.
Forum: General Tech 09-01-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 40
Posted By 68xr7cat
Would not worry about it.

Would not worry about it.
Forum: Engine Tech 09-01-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By 68xr7cat
Those are not exactly out of the box stock...

Those are not exactly out of the box stock there... You really need to know what all was done and by who. Also need to know how many times they have been damaged and repaired. Those exh. ports look...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-01-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By 68xr7cat
Guess have to ask just what you want? What I...

Guess have to ask just what you want? What I outlined is how to get most of what you can out of what you have in a drag race only setting. Engine likely be over 500 hp. Victor and Dominator work well...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-01-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By 68xr7cat
Timing will change with RPM. Even though you have...

Timing will change with RPM. Even though you have the vacuum advance plugged you still have the centrifical advance at work. You should check the base timing at idle RPM, like 650 RPM. Should be a...
Forum: Engine Tech 09-01-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By 68xr7cat
The rods are shorter than the regular stuff....

The rods are shorter than the regular stuff. Nothing wrong with using the front dress if it works for what you are doing. Just know the front cover and water pump are a bit different and the damper...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-31-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By 68xr7cat
That with the vac. advance plugged? If not could...

That with the vac. advance plugged? If not could be something advancing the timing via the vac. advance.

Is this a Duraspark II? Does it have two or three connectors on the module? There is a...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-31-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By 68xr7cat
That is true would not be a 460, it would be a...

That is true would not be a 460, it would be a 429 (7.0L) if it is gas. Block can use as is, crank may be forged and some modify them for high performance use. Oil pan is big, but some modify them...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-31-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By 68xr7cat
Can you post a picture of the engine?

Can you post a picture of the engine?
Forum: Engine Tech 08-31-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By 68xr7cat
3.73's and about a 28" slicks work good. For...

3.73's and about a 28" slicks work good. For track only I'd be thinking about a 4,000 stall, manual valve body and a good rebuild on the C-6. Talk to someone like Broader Performance they can sell...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-31-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By 68xr7cat
May want to check you distributor pickup and...

May want to check you distributor pickup and advance plate. I'd also check the centrifugal advance weights and springs too.

Next to check the timing chain have someone look at the rotor, turn the...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-31-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By 68xr7cat
Am thinking a lot of used parts, friend deals,...

Am thinking a lot of used parts, friend deals, and charity... LOL I think could get the engine done for $3k as outlined with some shopping. I tried to leverage stuff that would need least work.
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Forum: Engine Tech 08-31-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By 68xr7cat
That exhaust system looks great! I like it. ...

That exhaust system looks great! I like it.

Agree with all that was said. Only thing add is if you cannot get 3" pipe over the axle 2-1/2" mandrel bent is a good alternate after the muffler. The...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-31-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By 68xr7cat
$3k including mounts, swap pan, headers, carb,...

$3k including mounts, swap pan, headers, carb, water pump, transmission???

Short block stock are cast pistons. I'd upgrade to a forged flat top piston since you want to spray it. Probe has some...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-31-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By 68xr7cat
Used SCJ and 290 streets? Usually in good shape...

Used SCJ and 290 streets? Usually in good shape not all that much less than new. Maybe $500 less they tend to hold their value. If it was me I'd consider any of the CJ type heads in my search.
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Forum: Engine Tech 08-30-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By 68xr7cat
What is the budget? Drag only or drive on street...

What is the budget? Drag only or drive on street too? Car weight and ET goal? If street too how much and kind of driving. Pump gas, E85, or race gas? 460 or stroker?

For up to 700 hp any 2 bolt...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-30-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By 68xr7cat
Any time you have .800" lift and 900 lbs spring...

Any time you have .800" lift and 900 lbs spring pressure you have to expect to do regular preventive maintenance. Valve lash should be checked after each drag event or cruise to make sure it is not...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-27-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By 68xr7cat
Cannot answer some of your questions without...

Cannot answer some of your questions without knowing transmission, converter stall, rear gear, tire diameter, pump gas or race gas, etc...

The stock pistons will not clear a 2.19" intake without...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-27-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By 68xr7cat
Fact that you have 75lbs at such low RPM just...

Fact that you have 75lbs at such low RPM just tell you that in that engine as you have it done you have more pump than you need or are using. Down sides to high oil pressure would be more strain on...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-27-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By 68xr7cat
I'd say the best answer for the OP is if all he...

I'd say the best answer for the OP is if all he has is a thin web block, cannot find a D0VE-A block and does not want to spring for an aftermarket block then that thin web block is the obvious answer...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-27-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By 68xr7cat
Yes I agree as it will only be a 450 hp engine...

Yes I agree as it will only be a 450 hp engine on a good day anyway. That said the OP stated he may want to up the power to 700 hp via aftermarket heads, intake, etc.. but does not want to change...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-27-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By 68xr7cat
Where you draw the line depends on your comfort...

Where you draw the line depends on your comfort level. I think they can handle a lot more than 600 hp, I'd say RPM and tune be a lot more important than a HP number. As I see it they are prone to...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-27-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By 68xr7cat
Did you research the difference between a cast...

Did you research the difference between a cast Hypereutectic piston and a forged piston? For a 450 hp build is fine, but I would not recommend it for more. It is also a heavy piston which puts more...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-26-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By 68xr7cat
Again need to look at your end game which you...

Again need to look at your end game which you have not established other than he wants 700 hp. You are correct in he likely has no clue what 700 hp is like on the street. I can tell you N/A 460 700...
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