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Forum: Engine Tech 03-06-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By David Cole
For a dragster I've used a fabricated water neck...

For a dragster I've used a fabricated water neck with a radiator cap on top and then put an AN fitting in the front face of the intake for the radiator hose connection. Angle the water neck away...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-25-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By David Cole
On both of mine: Smoothed out the oil...

On both of mine:

Smoothed out the oil drainback holes in the valley

Added an extra drainback hole in the china wall on the right side, the left side can be done, but it was a little close to a...
Forum: Engine Tech 01-21-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By David Cole
No need to open it up. That oil hole for the cam...

No need to open it up. That oil hole for the cam bearing in the #1 main intersects with the main oil passage from the filter/pump. I have done a couple of stock block builds where I put a plug in...
Forum: Engine Tech 01-21-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By David Cole
I use a 1/2 npt plug. No need to go all the way...

I use a 1/2 npt plug. No need to go all the way to 3/4. A 1/2npt uses a 23/32 drill and the plug has a max od of .840, so it will easily fill the 5/8 hole you have.
Forum: Engine Tech 01-16-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,112
Posted By David Cole
Will the adapter setup let the blower drive clear...

Will the adapter setup let the blower drive clear the distributor with the BT intake? If not, will it clear a short crank trigger distributor? Just wondering if an offset distributor drive would...
Forum: Engine Tech 01-16-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,855
Posted By David Cole
I would say synthetic or not depends on the ring...

I would say synthetic or not depends on the ring package.

My dragster had an A head 588 with standard tension rings. It worked well with Royal Purple RP41 (10W40). Everything always looked...
Forum: Engine Tech 12-18-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By David Cole
I have the same pump. Mine is set to 9-10". ...

I have the same pump. Mine is set to 9-10". Just set it in about the middle of the adjustment range to start. The vac will be different at an idle or just revred up than it will be under load. I...
Forum: Engine Tech 12-11-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By David Cole
The first one I did was on my first dragster...

The first one I did was on my first dragster (stock block 557). It used an ATI bbf damper. It uses a BBC 3 bolt pattern for the pulley but it also had the center boss sticking out from the face of...
Forum: Engine Tech 12-08-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By David Cole
I've got one of those alternators on my 598. ...

I've got one of those alternators on my 598. Powermaster 50 amp. Used the pulley that was on the alt. For the crank I used an aluminum pulley from East Coast Auto Electric. It is listed as being...
Forum: Engine Tech 12-07-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By David Cole
This company lists them. Only one I've ever...

This company lists them. Only one I've ever seen. But.....that web page is 7 years old. Did they ever make any?

http://www.tritecmotorsports.com/Carbon_Ultra-Poly-Ford_Distributor_Gears.htm
...
Forum: Driveline 08-20-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By David Cole
The flexplate needs to have the GM converter bolt...

The flexplate needs to have the GM converter bolt pattern. There are many available. JW's "The Wheel" for example. You will also need an adapter that fits the different diameter of the GM...
Forum: General Tech 08-02-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,208
Posted By David Cole
Just my opinion. A powerglide is lighter than...

Just my opinion.
A powerglide is lighter than a C-6 with much lighter internal rotating parts.

It's stronger than a C-4. Besides the strength, the powerglide has a much more surface area on...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-28-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By David Cole
I would call CVR and ask them. Worth a phone...

I would call CVR and ask them. Worth a phone call. On their site it shows the difference between the Ford Auto and Manual trans starters as .30" or 7.6 mm. manual starter is longer and it appears...
Forum: The Auction Block 05-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By David Cole
What happened that it was pulled out after only...

What happened that it was pulled out after only 50 passes?
Forum: Engine Tech 05-12-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By David Cole
Those are good stuff. Made by Morel. Same as...

Those are good stuff. Made by Morel. Same as the Morel 5456

http://johncalliesinc.com/product.php?ProductNo=5456

Also sold by Doug Herbert part # HERT 5456

You have a pm.
Forum: Engine Tech 03-31-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By David Cole
Just an option. Cost less than $5. Aluminum...

Just an option. Cost less than $5. Aluminum pipe nipple. I "think" it is 1 1/4" NPT. Can check my paperwork if need be. Cut it in half. Add slots so you can lay a screwdriver across to tighten....
Forum: General Tech 03-28-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By David Cole
67-70 is 54" 65-66 is 52" 61-73 is 56" ...

67-70 is 54"
65-66 is 52"
61-73 is 56"

I once used a 9" from a 73 in my 69.
Bought wheels with 1" more back spacing to make up for the extra width.
Forum: Engine Tech 02-18-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,787
Posted By David Cole
I guess I'm the odd man out. My lifter valley is...

I guess I'm the odd man out. My lifter valley is painted. No ill effects after 3 years. I didn't know that my engine builder had done it until I pulled the intake for a lifter refresh about a year...
Forum: Engine Tech 01-25-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By David Cole
Fits like a glove. ...

Fits like a glove.

http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo186/dgcole01/Finished%20engine/frontdress.jpg (http://s374.photobucket.com/user/dgcole01/media/Finished%20engine/frontdress.jpg.html)
Forum: Engine Tech 01-14-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,500
Posted By David Cole
Just as an FYI....Summit has two different...

Just as an FYI....Summit has two different dampers for the 460

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-c4272/overview/make/ford
Not sure who makes it. Never had one in my hands.

and
...
Forum: Engine Tech 12-23-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By David Cole
Contact Keith. I bet he could make you one. He...

Contact Keith. I bet he could make you one. He makes some nice ones for use with a belt drive, but I bet he could adapt one to the existing bolts on the drivers side of your engine.

He is a...
Forum: Engine Tech 12-23-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,002
Posted By David Cole
I use this battery: ...

I use this battery:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/brl-b6034/overview/

When I bought it the price was about $250, was just over $200 with Summit Pro Shop discount. Yes, it's 850 CCA like many...
Forum: Engine Tech 12-23-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,002
Posted By David Cole
The motor plate is from Keith Fulp, a member of...

The motor plate is from Keith Fulp, a member of this and the other bbf board.
http://www.keithfulpmotorsports.com/Home_Page.php

1. The alt belt is a V belt. It's just cut on the underside. ...
Forum: Engine Tech 12-22-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,002
Posted By David Cole
I use the 50 amp Powermaster in one of the above...

I use the 50 amp Powermaster in one of the above links. For a race only car it's great. I run a single large 12V battery. Slow charge it before I race and the charger never comes out of the...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-29-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,285
Posted By David Cole
I have an A head 598 in my T-bird. Little larger...

I have an A head 598 in my T-bird. Little larger than your 572, but my car also weighs 2960.

I've tried several converters and the best one would flash right at 6200 in good air. I shift it at...
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