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Forum: Engine Tech 05-14-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By D Pope
A fuel injected motor will compensate for the oil...

A fuel injected motor will compensate for the oil it's burning and won't smoke much. A litre in 100k is a lot of oil.
It's pretty hard to get guides or even rings to push that much oil through a...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-19-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By D Pope
Taking out the pinion angle is the wrong...

Taking out the pinion angle is the wrong approach. The centerline of the tranny tailshaft has to be parallel with the pinion shaft. If you had a driveshaft built make sure that the yokes are parallel...
Forum: Chilly's Garage 04-13-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By D Pope
Maybe everybody should start asking him...

Maybe everybody should start asking him meaningless questions on all his for sale stuff!
Forum: Engine Tech 04-09-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,085
Posted By D Pope
Get one of those temperature guns and check temps...

Get one of those temperature guns and check temps at the exhaust ports. That'll tell which cylinder is involved.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-08-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By D Pope
I think "scrape down the edges" was referring to...

I think "scrape down the edges" was referring to using a ridge remover.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-07-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,085
Posted By D Pope
You also might have wrecked a plug wire when you...

You also might have wrecked a plug wire when you were changing them. You could have a bad plug too.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-03-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By D Pope
On a stock block the deck height can be out 30...

On a stock block the deck height can be out 30 thousandths or more between cylinders. Fixing this is an important part of decking the block. Having said this, if pulling the engine is out of the...
Forum: General Race Tech 03-25-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By D Pope
With a Holley, sometimes the bowl screws get...

With a Holley, sometimes the bowl screws get overtightened and warp the carb body until the power valley in the center of the gasket doesn't seal. Lay a straight edge across the bolt holes to check....
Forum: Engine Tech 03-25-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By D Pope
All auto companies starting cutting compression...

All auto companies starting cutting compression in the early 70s and adding smog components and cutting power to keep up with smog regs. 440 Dodge, small block Chev, 429 Ford, it doesn't matter. They...
Forum: Engine Tech 03-19-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By D Pope
When the motor is cold that 20w50 oil is thinner...

When the motor is cold that 20w50 oil is thinner than straight 30 at the same temperature. That won't be your problem.
You guys also misunderstand how the relief valve works. If pressure gets too...
Forum: 4x4's, Pullers, Crawlers and other HD rides 03-09-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By D Pope
I've ran several old Chrysler products with...

I've ran several old Chrysler products with Carter carbs and they always boiled the bowls dry. The plastic spacer helps. Gas can't siphon back to the tank. Some carbs have plugs in the bottom that...
Forum: 4x4's, Pullers, Crawlers and other HD rides 03-08-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By D Pope
Try a phenolic insulator under the carb.

Try a phenolic insulator under the carb.
Forum: Engine Tech 02-13-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,152
Posted By D Pope
On my block the deck height varied by about 40...

On my block the deck height varied by about 40 thousandths between cylinders. You can't just measure one. I used Probe forged pistons.
Forum: Engine Tech 02-11-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,152
Posted By D Pope
In my opinion, it would be silly to put in new...

In my opinion, it would be silly to put in new pistons without a rebore and decking the block.
Forum: Engine Tech 02-09-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,152
Posted By D Pope
Decking the block lets you get away with higher...

Decking the block lets you get away with higher compression without pinging. The squish area is what does it. You don't just deck it x # of thousandths. You measure things and deck it to x inches...
Forum: Car Buildup Forum 02-06-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,834
Posted By D Pope
It seems like forever since I last worked on the...

It seems like forever since I last worked on the Merc. My daughter bought a fixer-upper house and I've been doing a lot of fixer-upping!
I got new side glass and windshield out of Oregon for a good...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-03-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By D Pope
Pull the spark plugs and see what happens.

Pull the spark plugs and see what happens.
Forum: Engine Tech 01-19-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By D Pope
That piston will need to be changed. I've had...

That piston will need to be changed. I've had that happen before and the piston broke after about 10000 miles.
Forum: Engine Tech 12-31-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By D Pope
That'll be a head gasket or a cracked head.

That'll be a head gasket or a cracked head.
Forum: Driveline 12-27-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By D Pope
If you have a 390 flywheel the bolt pattern is...

If you have a 390 flywheel the bolt pattern is different and you need a 390 clutch. That's what I have.
Forum: 4x4's, Pullers, Crawlers and other HD rides 12-19-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By D Pope
That 208 box looks about tough enough to drive a...

That 208 box looks about tough enough to drive a wringer washing machine.
Forum: Jon Kaase Racing Engines 11-18-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,013
Posted By D Pope
I've always found that you're better off with no...

I've always found that you're better off with no gaskets. They can't burn out that way!
Forum: Engine Tech 08-20-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By D Pope
You'd need to know the vehicles weight and drag...

You'd need to know the vehicles weight and drag coefficient plus gear ratios, tire size, air pressure,etc. What altitude are you at, barometric pressure, wind direction and speed, type of driving and...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-20-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By D Pope
Fill the tank and record the mileage. Drive a...

Fill the tank and record the mileage. Drive a bunch then fill again and record the mileage. Miles traveled divided by gallons used equals miles per gallon.
Forum: Engine Tech 08-18-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,645
Posted By D Pope
Hey guys, 20W-50 isn't thick. If it was straight...

Hey guys, 20W-50 isn't thick. If it was straight 50, maybe!
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