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Forum: Engine Tech 08-29-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By CarsByCarl
More likely a result of too aggressive a cam for...

More likely a result of too aggressive a cam for the application than the lifter not being good enough.



Same thing.



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Forum: Engine Tech 08-29-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,538
Posted By CarsByCarl
HEI gets it done for me. Only reason to use...

HEI gets it done for me.

Only reason to use MSD is if you need all the add-on stuff that's available for it....imho.



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Forum: Car Buildup Forum 08-24-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,855
Posted By CarsByCarl
Update: Got the car out to run the Sandhills...

Update:

Got the car out to run the Sandhills Open Road Challenge a couple weeks ago. Drove it six hours to get there, drove the standing mile and road race, drove it home, all without a single...
Forum: Car Buildup Forum 08-24-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,855
Posted By CarsByCarl
Thanks! Didn't really expect it to be an...

Thanks! Didn't really expect it to be an eighteen year project, but life moves pretty fast I guess.


:)
Forum: Engine Tech 08-23-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By CarsByCarl
Generally, the additional clearance required for...

Generally, the additional clearance required for forged pistons is built into the piston. You should definitely measure piston/bore clearance though. There are of course a myriad of improvements...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-22-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By CarsByCarl
Don't normally keep any on hand. Too many...

Don't normally keep any on hand. Too many variations in hoses and fittings to cover.
Forum: Engine Tech 08-22-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By CarsByCarl
My price list is out of date, but probably in the...

My price list is out of date, but probably in the $6-$7 per foot range for that stuff. Pretty sure it's just a different grade of rubber, so it uses standard AN fittings.

For what it's worth, the...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-22-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By CarsByCarl
You might also consider a hose specifically...

You might also consider a hose specifically designed for E85 use. I'm a dealer for Phenix Industries and they have such a hose. I've discussed using it for pump gas with them and they've said it...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-22-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By CarsByCarl
Not a question you want to consider while hanging...

Not a question you want to consider while hanging upside-down in your car.


:cool:
Forum: Engine Tech 08-21-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By CarsByCarl
Not at all uncommon to find your initial mock-up...

Not at all uncommon to find your initial mock-up specs that far out of whack, especially when using stock rods. You might want to go back and install all eight making note of the heights, then swap...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-21-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By CarsByCarl
I use Valvoline VR1 20W50 with a bottle of Lunati...

I use Valvoline VR1 20W50 with a bottle of Lunati break-in additive for break-in, then just VR1 20W50 conventional with no additives for the first 1500 miles or so. After that full syn VR1 or Mobile...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-20-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By CarsByCarl
825-850 peak HP doesn't really paint a very...

825-850 peak HP doesn't really paint a very complete picture. Depending on how the car is set up, it's entirely possible an engine with lower peak HP, but more average HP across the RPM range will...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-19-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By CarsByCarl
Hyd flat tappet would be my choice for this kind...

Hyd flat tappet would be my choice for this kind of combo. Moly rings. Most any piston will work, no need to go with forged unless you're planning to spray it.

Power potential will vary...
Forum: Vendor (FOR SALE) 08-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,089
Posted By CarsByCarl
Off the top of my head....1/4 inch? None in...

Off the top of my head....1/4 inch? None in stock right now, so I can't measure it for you.
Forum: Vendor (FOR SALE) 08-18-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,391
Posted By CarsByCarl
One year bump :cool:

One year bump



:cool:
Forum: Engine Tech 08-18-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By CarsByCarl
With choke? Holley 0-80870 Without choke?...

With choke? Holley 0-80870

Without choke? Holley 0-82851

Best budget choice: Quickfuel SL750VSF


;)
Forum: Engine Tech 08-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By CarsByCarl
Flat top pistons will get you in the compression...

Flat top pistons will get you in the compression ratio range you want.

For the valvetrain, stock will work but I prefer to use the Crane rocker stud conversion with roller rockers so they're...
Forum: Vendor (FOR SALE) 08-18-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,089
Posted By CarsByCarl
These covers are both the same height. ...

These covers are both the same height. Short-bolt style just has cutouts for the shorter bolts.
Forum: Engine Tech 08-15-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By CarsByCarl
You couldn't pay me to put a Demon carb on...

You couldn't pay me to put a Demon carb on anything.


:cool:
Forum: Engine Tech 08-15-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By CarsByCarl
429 and 460 use the same rods, so it's only crank...

429 and 460 use the same rods, so it's only crank and pistons if you plan to go 460.



;)
Forum: The Auction Block 08-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By CarsByCarl
The industrial 429 rod? Pretty sure there's...

The industrial 429 rod? Pretty sure there's somebody selling them on ebay all the time.
Forum: Engine Tech 08-14-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By CarsByCarl
Engine colors....what years had which colors?

Anyone know the breakdown on which colors were used for what years on the 429/460's? Generally speaking, I know they started out with the old dark blue, then switched to the light blue at some...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-14-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By CarsByCarl
Stock EFI setup is fine for use as a work truck. ...

Stock EFI setup is fine for use as a work truck. When you're ready to junk the truck and put the motor in your street/strip project, get yourself a carb style top end (heads, intake, carb, etc).

...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-12-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,820
Posted By CarsByCarl
It's a custom low stall with full manual valve...

It's a custom low stall with full manual valve body, purpose built for open road racing. Higher stall would help in the mile, if you had the traction.
Forum: Engine Tech 08-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By CarsByCarl
No....and if you have the money for a roller cam,...

No....and if you have the money for a roller cam, you have the money for better heads.

If you plan to upgrade the heads at a later date, you're best bet is to select a cam based on the heads you...
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