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Forum: Engine Tech 08-27-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool Rocker stud holes into roof of intake port(s)...

Rocker stud holes into roof of intake port(s) Normal leave it. Remember the rocker stud fills most of that hole anyway. Seal the threads if they are not already.

Valve cover bolt holes into roof...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-26-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 438
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool Given your build parameters I wouldn't trust the...

Given your build parameters I wouldn't trust the stock 400 rods. You are playing Russian roulette.

You would do far better to build a 408 cleveland and have a strong crank and connecting rods.
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Forum: Engine Tech 08-26-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 438
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool The 351m and 400 engines use what is essentially...

The 351m and 400 engines use what is essentially a tall deck cleveland block.

Is this for a 400 based pulling engine?




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Forum: Engine Tech 08-26-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 783
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool X2... 2500 stall Less cam Port the...

X2...

2500 stall
Less cam

Port the intake bowls as well as the exhaust

Recurve the distributor.
Forum: Engine Tech 08-24-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,184
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool For a low compression battle cruiser with...

For a low compression battle cruiser with unported D3's that is excellent. Fox 5.0's with the 5 speed barely did 15 flats.

You should be able to crack 14's but MPH increase to 95 would need 30 HP....
Forum: Engine Tech 08-24-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By The Mad Porter
No... The rocker arms on the 1972 and later...

No...

The rocker arms on the 1972 and later (passenger car) are stamped steel and bolt down into a slotted pedestal.

Early heads have a bottleneck rocker stud and cast self aligning rail...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-23-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool Given your weight etc and deck height i would...

Given your weight etc and deck height i would keep DCR at less than 8.5 to 1.

As an example only the 241/249 voodoo on a 110 LSA would put your DCR at about 8.25 to 1...


You would have been...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-22-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool That was as much for the followers of the thread...

That was as much for the followers of the thread as anything. :D




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Forum: Engine Tech 08-21-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool In addition to the other useful info here I would...

In addition to the other useful info here I would like to add that proper ring gap is essential. Screw that up and you guaranty failure regardless of piston material.



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Forum: Engine Tech 08-20-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool SFT or Solid roller? TFS streets unported? ...

SFT or Solid roller?

TFS streets unported?
Which spring package do you have or do you have???



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Forum: Engine Tech 08-20-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool I concur with Randy. At pump gas compression...

I concur with Randy.

At pump gas compression ratios you are not going to see that kind of power.




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Forum: Engine Tech 08-19-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,855
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool I think the unorthodox design of the down pipes...

I think the unorthodox design of the down pipes merging just before the muffler might be responsible. Typically the pipes are merged near the engine and a 3" pipe then goes to the muffler.

I...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-18-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,855
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool Are you talking about resonance at the muffler or...

Are you talking about resonance at the muffler or the pipes before having a kind of ting ting sound?



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Forum: Engine Tech 08-18-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,855
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool I got those headers from Paul Kane who I believe...

I got those headers from Paul Kane who I believe got them from Vandy???

Paul?

As to the noise you can try a bullet type muffler as a resonator with out hurting flow. Position near the tail pipe...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-17-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool Excellent points made by both Randy and Steve. It...

Excellent points made by both Randy and Steve. It is all about the details and the application...



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Forum: Engine Tech 08-17-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool As I have stated before those FPA headers which I...

As I have stated before those FPA headers which I use on my LTD have been shown to give up 4 HP at the 600 HP level to a pair of hooker super comps but picked up 12 pound feet of torque.

Another...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool You are supposed to take the longest piston / rod...

You are supposed to take the longest piston / rod combo and 4 corner the block to set deck height to the tallest p/r combo.

I have never seen an oem BBF block that didn't taper front to rear and...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-16-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool The torquer 2 is an excellent choice in this...

The torquer 2 is an excellent choice in this application. :D

The amount of low end torque a 545 produces even with that largish voodoo is astounding. The T2 has good manners and high port...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-16-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool Are you referring to the EEC IV ecm inside the...

Are you referring to the EEC IV ecm inside the truck?

If so install with the battery disconnected and your body grounded and call it good so long as it is the proper part number and calibration...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-16-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By The Mad Porter
Randy makes excellent points. :cool: State...

Randy makes excellent points. :cool:

State of cylinder head mods
Static c/r
Valve spring type and pressures etc...


I cant grind a good custom cam for a client with out the above and a...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-16-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool OEM EFI engines' front covers do not have a...

OEM EFI engines' front covers do not have a provision for a mechanical fuel pump.

Unless you want to pull and ditch the oem front cover and add an eccentric and earlier front cover I would say...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-14-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool Yes they will. By the time you discount the...

Yes they will. By the time you discount the expensive ring package the EFI pistons require by going with the KB pistons the bite won't be so bad.

If your block has only been decked .003" that...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-14-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool I believe so. They have a vacuum actuated air...

I believe so. They have a vacuum actuated air inlet on the drivers side.
Forum: Engine Tech 08-14-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool Based on a + .030", 4.5 stroke with 33 cc dished...

Based on a + .030", 4.5 stroke with 33 cc dished pistons, 74 cc chambers and .041 gasket with 4.5 bore.

0 deck is 10.48 to 1 static c/r

.010" deck is 10.3 to 1 static c/r

Dcr with 233/241...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By The Mad Porter
Cool Carl makes and excellent point... Even with...

Carl makes and excellent point...

Even with a top end kit the EFI truck will be limited by the fuel pumps and injectors to about 365 hp unless you increase fuel pump capacity.

With our top end...
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