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Forum: Engine Tech 06-23-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By DanE
I always run a 160* thermostat on the street, but...

I always run a 160* thermostat on the street, but if I have a race, I run it through the gears a couple of times to build heat in the engine, because it will run faster with some heat buildup in the...
Forum: Engine Tech 06-14-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,075
Posted By DanE
We want to know what you think of the sound of...

We want to know what you think of the sound of your exhaust system when finished.
Forum: Engine Tech 06-08-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,075
Posted By DanE
Your final drive ratio is probably 2.75 to l and...

Your final drive ratio is probably 2.75 to l and I would not go any higher. I think for all around driving, a 3.25 to 1 would be about right. That car probably weighs around 5000 pounds. But, the...
Forum: Engine Tech 06-08-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,075
Posted By DanE
In my posts #9 and #12, I outlined what you...

In my posts #9 and #12, I outlined what you needed to do and one of the words I used was "MELLOW". You have not done this before, but many of us have done this many times, me included. And yes, the...
Forum: 4x4's, Pullers, Crawlers and other HD rides 06-05-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By DanE
If your engine is making under 500 HP, you put...

If your engine is making under 500 HP, you put the right exhaust system on the Bronco. Going to 3" pipe probably would have cost you some torque under max torque RPM.
Forum: Engine Tech 06-05-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,075
Posted By DanE
If you have a "H" or "X" pipe in front of the...

If you have a "H" or "X" pipe in front of the mufflers and tail pipes behind them, they are mellow, not loud. I have them on 2 of my vehicles. As 1972Mach1 said, doing what we have suggested is a...
Forum: Engine Tech 06-05-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,075
Posted By DanE
I read what you said, BUT, in order to meet...

I read what you said, BUT, in order to meet emissions in the early 1970's, when emissions science was in its infancy, Ford retarded the existing cam position 8* and promptly hurt performance and gas...
Forum: Engine Tech 06-04-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,075
Posted By DanE
Read the "sticky" about desmogging the 460 at the...

Read the "sticky" about desmogging the 460 at the top of the "engine tech" forum and then ask your questions. Welcome to the site.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-26-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By DanE
My Ford Performance Balancer did not want to go...

My Ford Performance Balancer did not want to go on my Scat crank snout. so, right or wrong, I put the balancer in boiling water and hosed the crank snout with nitrous and the balancer went on with...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-20-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,474
Posted By DanE
If you buy a rotating assembly from Scat, don,t...

If you buy a rotating assembly from Scat, don,t have them balance the assembly. Have a competent machine shop balance the assembly.
Forum: Engine Tech 03-30-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By DanE
Tell us something about the camshaft and related...

Tell us something about the camshaft and related valve train.
Forum: Engine Tech 03-29-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By DanE
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This or buy a stroker kit and all...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This or buy a stroker kit and all the parts needed to set it up for your needs.
Forum: Engine Tech 03-15-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By DanE
For what you are going to use this for; I...

For what you are going to use this for;

I would use the stock intake manifold with a 750 Street Demon.
Desmog the engine and recurve the distributor.
Stock cam with early straight up timing...
Forum: Chilly's Garage 03-06-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By DanE
Cool Answers; 1- Did all 70's Ford P/S have the...

Answers;

1- Did all 70's Ford P/S have the same rules?
NO! Different weight breaks for different body styles and wheel bases
along with displacements.

2-Were there any...
Forum: Chilly's Garage 03-05-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By DanE
And upon what do you base your belief?

And upon what do you base your belief?
Forum: Chilly's Garage 03-03-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By DanE
And since I'm in high gear, how in hell could a...

And since I'm in high gear, how in hell could a racing organization (NASCAR), put an elevated rear wing on the rear of the car for down force. It worked going forward, but when the car went...
Forum: Chilly's Garage 03-03-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By DanE
And since NASCAR has gone to spec cars, look at...

And since NASCAR has gone to spec cars, look at all the empty seats in the grandstands.
Forum: Chilly's Garage 03-03-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By DanE
You, TOO SLOW. are quoting theory, not reality....

You, TOO SLOW. are quoting theory, not reality. NASCAR is a dictatorship and they do what they think favors them the most. That means whichever brands favor them gets favored. I have been following...
Forum: Engine Tech 03-03-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By DanE
You got your answer. CUSTOM CAM. The price is...

You got your answer. CUSTOM CAM. The price is comparable.;)
Forum: Engine Tech 02-10-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,239
Posted By DanE
Yes, I meant a 1970 short block and D3 heads....

Yes, I meant a 1970 short block and D3 heads. Thank you for calling it to my attention.
Forum: Engine Tech 02-10-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,239
Posted By DanE
Sooper Camper; Either a Dove head and a...

Sooper Camper;

Either a Dove head and a dished piston or D3 head with a flat top piston is a viable choice.

I clarified by saying is was offering my opinion on an economical approach....
Forum: Engine Tech 02-10-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,239
Posted By DanE
Sooper Camper; To be kind but blunt, your...

Sooper Camper;

To be kind but blunt, your are right, you are not getting it. You have had some VERY knowledgeable people trying to give you the help you asked for, and it does not seem to be...
Forum: Engine Build Archive 01-25-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By DanE
Hey Sam; Contact one of the vendors on this...

Hey Sam;

Contact one of the vendors on this site and discuss your project with them. They know the 460 engine inside out. Do as they say and buy the parts you need from them or where they tell you...
Forum: Engine Tech 01-21-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By DanE
Did you mean 1.7 Chevy rockers or 1.73 Ford...

Did you mean 1.7 Chevy rockers or 1.73 Ford rockers? Different geometries.
If I was going to pick one of the cams you listed, I would pick the Lunati 10340700. However, I would contact one of the...
Forum: Engine Tech 01-02-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By DanE
Ranger; Using the figures you supplied...

Ranger;

Using the figures you supplied above, lets figure your compression the old long hand way using the conversion factor of 1000cc equals 61.024 cubic inches.
When the piston is a top dead...
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