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Forum: Engine Tech 07-23-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By White Lightning
What ever valves that were open when the cam...

What ever valves that were open when the cam stopped moving are bent, guaranteed. Valve to piston clearances are only factored when the cam is in phase with the piston movement. These engines are...
Forum: Engine Tech 07-22-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By White Lightning
I've broken only 1 pin in my career. It was...

I've broken only 1 pin in my career. It was totaly my fault. I put a stainless steel 3/8" 16 point header bolt in the cam and couldn't tighten it enough.
Like Randy said, you need a high torque on...
Forum: Engine Tech 07-19-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By White Lightning
I've run the Comp Lite's with about 720#'s open...

I've run the Comp Lite's with about 720#'s open for many years. No problems.
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 07-17-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By White Lightning
Sorry it's been so long since I posted on this...

Sorry it's been so long since I posted on this thread, my comp has been on the fritz.
Lots of good tech info here guys, thanks.
Yes, I was refering to an aftermarket style 8-71 twisted rotor style...
Forum: The Auction Block 07-03-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By White Lightning
TTT Rob

TTT
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 07-02-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By White Lightning
Thank you Paul. Very good info. Besides the...

Thank you Paul. Very good info.
Besides the height, would building a pad on top of the carb pads and using it that way be advisable?
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 07-02-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By White Lightning
By golly that makes sense! Thanks Dave. Rob

By golly that makes sense! Thanks Dave.
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 07-02-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By White Lightning
X3. Mismatched pulleys and belt. Rob

X3. Mismatched pulleys and belt.
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 07-02-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By White Lightning
Thanks Dave. Really? I wasn't aware of that. I...

Thanks Dave. Really? I wasn't aware of that. I was under the impression that the whole rectangular section in the center was the discharge point.
Which end? Rear?
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 07-02-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By White Lightning
Tunnel Ram/Blower intake Q's

If a person wanted to use a Weiand 2 piece tunnel ram as a blower manifold and keep the RPM under like, say, 7,200, would it be better to use the whole manifold with the plenum or just the base with...
Forum: The Auction Block 07-02-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By White Lightning
WTB GOOD USED DRAGSTER STYLE HEADERS

Does anyone have a set of Dragster or strut car style headers laying around gathering dust? Up swept, downswept, either way. 2" or bigger. Something that won't break the bank? Ford pattern.
TIA.
Rob
Forum: The Auction Block 06-30-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By White Lightning
Thanks Roy :) Didn't know that. I just checked...

Thanks Roy :) Didn't know that.
I just checked my Glide and it has the Turbo spline.
Rob
Forum: The Auction Block 06-30-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By White Lightning
Could you give us more info on the converters?...

Could you give us more info on the converters? Stall? Pilot diameter? Is the Power Glide spline the same as a Turbo spline?
Thanks.
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 06-29-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By White Lightning
Yup. Rob

Yup.
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 06-29-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By White Lightning
It's never too late to port. Have you put larger...

It's never too late to port. Have you put larger valves in them? IMHO, if you're going to put money in OEM cast iron heads, you might as well go all out with big valves and a full on port job.
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-26-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By White Lightning
It's my opinion that any production made head...

It's my opinion that any production made head needs to be disassembled and scrutinized closely simply because of the fact that production made anything, is made, essentially, on an assembly line....
Forum: Vendor (FOR SALE) 05-22-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,924
Posted By White Lightning
I need an alternator for my wifes '91 Olds...

I need an alternator for my wifes '91 Olds Toronado. 3800 V-6. 124 amp (IIRC).
Got anything? Or a rebuild kit (brushes, diode tree, bearings).
Thanks
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-20-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By White Lightning
Roy, (Butterbean) lives in Fla. He's pretty handy...

Roy, (Butterbean) lives in Fla. He's pretty handy with an engine.
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-19-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By White Lightning
......And Paul Kane. It all depend on where...

......And Paul Kane.
It all depend on where you're located.
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-19-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By White Lightning
Got it. Thanks Lem. I learn something new every...

Got it. Thanks Lem. I learn something new every day. :D
Rob
Forum: Car Buildup Forum 05-18-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 163,880
Posted By White Lightning
(fingers crossed) Rob

(fingers crossed)
Rob
Forum: Engine Tech 05-18-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By White Lightning
You say there's a filter before the pump? I don't...

You say there's a filter before the pump? I don't think that that's the right way to do it. The problem may be the filter is collapsing and blocking the flow. As far as I know oil filters are...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-18-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By White Lightning
A single stage? As in there's no reservoir tank? ...

A single stage? As in there's no reservoir tank?
If all of the clearances are correct in the engine then it sounds to me like the system is pulling air. Junction at the block on the pick up, the...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-16-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,352
Posted By White Lightning
210 PSI of cranking dynamic compression puts you...

210 PSI of cranking dynamic compression puts you in the almost 12:1 static range. I'd rethink the octane of your fuel.
My first place to look for the noise would be a lifter that's not pumping up...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-16-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By White Lightning
Who's the manufacturer and the grind #? I'll try...

Who's the manufacturer and the grind #? I'll try to look it up in my cam library. I'll need all the opening and closing event specs.
Rob
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