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Forum: Engine Tech   02-07-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By DaveMcLain
I don't believe that the 4412 was ever used on...

I don't believe that the 4412 was ever used on any production engine by any manufacturer. Same for the 7448 or 6425.
Forum: Engine Tech   01-30-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,706
Posted By DaveMcLain
I think it said that it is part of a series of...

I think it said that it is part of a series of articles dating from early 2014 so it isn't all that old. I believe that the moral of the story is that there is a lot more to finding an oil that's...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-29-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,706
Posted By DaveMcLain
Here's a link to the online version of the...

Here's a link to the online version of the article that I was talking about earlier:

The Truth About Oil, Part III | THE SHOP (http://theshopmag.com/features/truth-about-oil-part-iii)
Forum: Engine Tech   01-29-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,706
Posted By DaveMcLain
Just the other day my dad was telling me about an...

Just the other day my dad was telling me about an article that he read on this very subject. As it turns out the whole problem is MUCH MUCH more complex than simply the amount of ZDDP in the oil in...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-29-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By DaveMcLain
That car is really cool. The Mustang shop down...

That car is really cool. The Mustang shop down the road from me, Gateway Classic Mustang sells those same suspension components. The struts which allow you to reduce the size of the shock towers...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-28-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By DaveMcLain
So in other words checking the lash could be sort...

So in other words checking the lash could be sort of a pain...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-28-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By DaveMcLain
A Falcon in Australia is much different than a...

A Falcon in Australia is much different than a Falcon here in the US. What's it like to check the lash with one of these engines in a Falcon?
Forum: Engine Tech   01-26-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By DaveMcLain
I've never believed the old nonsense about over...

I've never believed the old nonsense about over boring and over heating. Think about it; when you go to a .060 over bore you remove .030 from each side of the cylinder. What is the insulating value...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-25-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By DaveMcLain
What would cause an overheating problem?

What would cause an overheating problem?
Forum: Engine Tech   01-25-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By DaveMcLain
No it wasn't... The choke pulloff opens the...

No it wasn't... The choke pulloff opens the choke slightly when the engine starts so that the choke setting can be rich enough to start the engine yet not too rich once it starts the first time. ...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-20-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By DaveMcLain
I hate that fancy 12pt crap especially the pan...

I hate that fancy 12pt crap especially the pan bolts...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-17-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By DaveMcLain
Header Tube Bash Video

I saw this video on Youtube earlier today and I thought it was interesting. These guys run an engine on the dyno and then knock dents into the tubes to see how it effects the torque and horsepower:...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-16-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By DaveMcLain
Probably the guy to ask about it would be Adney...

Probably the guy to ask about it would be Adney Brown of Performance Crankshaft to see if it would be worth all that welding, grinding and re nitriding... I would say that its probably doubtful and...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-16-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By DaveMcLain
Your crank is already at a two inch journal? Is...

Your crank is already at a two inch journal? Is it a piece from an old Pro Stocker or something similar?
Forum: Engine Tech   01-15-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By DaveMcLain
I think I would try using a synthetic oil of the...

I think I would try using a synthetic oil of the weight recommended for the engine. This will probably allow the engine to get oil pressure quickly on a cold start and possibly reduce the number of...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-14-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By DaveMcLain
Added volume won't slow down the gauge or switch...

Added volume won't slow down the gauge or switch and if anything it'll make it react to changes more quickly. I would say that's a good way to do it if you want to keep everything out by the engine....
Forum: Engine Tech   01-13-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By DaveMcLain
On my dyno I have a setup sort of like you're...

On my dyno I have a setup sort of like you're talking. My switch is mounted using a T fitting onto the back of the oil pressure gauge on the control panel and it controls the fuel pumps which are...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-13-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By DaveMcLain
I think it sounds like something to keep an eye...

I think it sounds like something to keep an eye on and see what it does over a few months. See if it gets any worse or if its better in warmer weather. Maybe you could try switching to a different...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-12-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By DaveMcLain
I can't see why it wouldn't work especially if...

I can't see why it wouldn't work especially if you're willing to do the maintenance needed and to keep an eye on things.

Around here there are jet boat guys with big engines that seem to always...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-11-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By DaveMcLain
You don't think it could be a chain tensioner do...

You don't think it could be a chain tensioner do you?
Forum: Engine Tech   01-11-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By DaveMcLain
Back when the Vortec 350s were new the local...

Back when the Vortec 350s were new the local dealer replaced several engines because the customers complained about noise on a cold start. I know some of the guys who worked there who bought the...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-11-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By DaveMcLain
Sometimes "factory" does not mean STD. I've had...

Sometimes "factory" does not mean STD. I've had a few cranks come in that had one throw .010 undersize as well as a block with one .030 over cylinder. If somebody rebuilt the engine assuming that...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-05-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By DaveMcLain
I think that it is very important to get the...

I think that it is very important to get the assembly grease washed out of new roller lifters so that once the engine is running that grease can't form a "dam" that could possibly starve the rollers...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-04-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By DaveMcLain
Bob had me try one of his 740's on a customer's...

Bob had me try one of his 740's on a customer's 408 Cleveland for a Pantera and it really is a great performing and very responsive combination. You'd just have to give him a call and see what he...
Forum: Engine Tech   12-30-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By DaveMcLain
Bad rotor with a pin hole or a cap with the...

Bad rotor with a pin hole or a cap with the carbon button burned up or missing are both good places to start.
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