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Forum: Engine Tech 09-30-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By 429TORQ
X2, bigger engine don't necessarily mean bigger...

X2, bigger engine don't necessarily mean bigger oil viscosity.
I run 10w-30 in my engine with STOCK clearances and a standard volume pump and have 55-65 at 2000 rpm depending on oil temperature...
Forum: Chilly's Garage 07-05-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By 429TORQ
It felt strong, just has older tires. It usually...

It felt strong, just has older tires. It usually pulls 1.40 or better on the footbrake 2 step at 2500. Last 3 runs were in the far lane. Track hit a peak of 132 degrees also making traction more...
Forum: Chilly's Garage 07-05-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By 429TORQ
Went out in the 1st, red lit with a .499 ****! ...

Went out in the 1st, red lit with a .499 ****! Also broke out went a 6.92 with a 1 on a 6.94 dial. Crap! Dropped the 60 to a 1.52 with a 2.
Bought back in... Got back in the tree with a .533,...
Forum: Chilly's Garage 07-05-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By 429TORQ
Dialing for dollars 3rd trial went slow dialed a...

Dialing for dollars 3rd trial went slow dialed a 6.91 went a 95 with a 4, 99.48 mph and a 1.49 with a 3 60 foot time. Car went slow fighting a variable 6-9 mph head OR tailwind and temp up 2...
Forum: Chilly's Garage 07-05-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By 429TORQ
Went a 6.92 with a 2 second time trial @ 99.83,...

Went a 6.92 with a 2 second time trial @ 99.83, rt .551(damn). 1.47 60 ft.
Forum: Chilly's Garage 07-05-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By 429TORQ
Car went a 6.91with a 2 at 99.76 mph right out of...

Car went a 6.91with a 2 at 99.76 mph right out of the gate, spun bad had only a 1.51 60 foot.
One more time trial, then maybe a dialing for dolllars.
Pump gas 351c 86 t-bird.
.533 rt
Forum: Chilly's Garage 07-05-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By 429TORQ
Runnin At Muncie, IN today.

Happy 4th weekend to all!
Forum: Engine Tech 06-29-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,503
Posted By 429TORQ
I know this is an overnite issue but hopefully it...

I know this is an overnite issue but hopefully it is not something silly like a basic primary electrical system problem.
Be sure that the engine is grounded to the chassis and your charging system...
Forum: Engine Tech 06-26-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,503
Posted By 429TORQ
And when you did that test were all the spark...

And when you did that test were all the spark plugs out and throttle wide open? This is the correct way to check it(against specifications, anyway, which don't exist because of camshaft variations...
Forum: Engine Tech 06-26-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,503
Posted By 429TORQ
Not "Knocking" but something fundamental has been...

Not "Knocking" but something fundamental has been missed. I hate problems like this too.
Have you checked compression in any way yet? Leaning towards the fundamentals. Sometimes you have to check...
Forum: Engine Tech 06-26-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,503
Posted By 429TORQ
It doesn't sound like fuel to me either. Ballast...

It doesn't sound like fuel to me either. Ballast protects the POINTS, not the coil, and 12.62v is a fully charged battery.
What is your Cranking vacuum by chance, if you have checked that?
What...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-20-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By 429TORQ
Well, if it does it LESS when cruising then it is...

Well, if it does it LESS when cruising then it is likely NOT a rod bearing or a piston/pin.
EDIT: just listened to the video... either a busted EGR crossover tube/system and/or an exhaust leak AND...
Forum: Car Buildup Forum 05-14-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 67,215
Posted By 429TORQ
Nice intake setup... I think that the 80's...

Nice intake setup...
I think that the 80's dual-snorkel mustang air cleaners that we were using are restrictive for engines of your caliber(mine is, and it is a much milder engine).
I left a rag in...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By 429TORQ
When I worked at NAPA we used it in valleys of...

When I worked at NAPA we used it in valleys of any engine that would benefit due to being slightly porous or poorly designed or whatever and never had a single problem in 50+ years.
This is on race...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-26-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,340
Posted By 429TORQ
Yea if they are Fel-pro standard gaskets one will...

Yea if they are Fel-pro standard gaskets one will be dark blue logo print up and the other plain light blue up if correct...
If I am remembering correctly, the print/colour will not be the same...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-15-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By 429TORQ
I have NEVER installed hardened seats on my...

I have NEVER installed hardened seats on my D0VE-c heads.
They have 230k miles and none of the installed heights are more than 30 thou more than stock specification even after 2 valve jobs(with the...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-15-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By 429TORQ
Thanks for the pics and information, Rob. ...

Thanks for the pics and information, Rob.
Thanks for all of your help.
Forum: Engine Tech 04-14-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By 429TORQ
Good word guys, maybe I can make an aluminum...

Good word guys, maybe I can make an aluminum pulley at work that is in the order of 3"-4" belt land diameter. I can face it, turn the o.d. of the pulley down, bore my soft jaws to hold it in the...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-14-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By 429TORQ
It is going to take a dedicated effort to realize...

It is going to take a dedicated effort to realize any real "seat of the pants" performance improvements for a 460 of that year and trim.
Also, stripping it of the emissions systems will NOT help...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-14-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By 429TORQ
Can stock alternators take the rpms?

Brought the beast out for the summer this week. The 1 year old ford externally regulated alternator that was in it would only charge above 2500 engine rpm, and weakly. Stuffed a new unit in...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-09-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By 429TORQ
A list 6520 would be a nice replacement. It is...

A list 6520 would be a nice replacement. It is designed for a 71 429. It is even missing the 3/8 nipple in the throttle body so you can still use the existing pcv spacer which may lead to better...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-02-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By 429TORQ
Run a GM 1-wire and knock the lower pivot bolt...

Run a GM 1-wire and knock the lower pivot bolt hole out from 3/8" to 7/16" and you are done. Period.
A GM 80+ amp 1-wire is like 75 dollars Without exchange at Napa...
Forum: Engine Tech 03-30-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,988
Posted By 429TORQ
If PROPERLY finished those heads will be awesome...

If PROPERLY finished those heads will be awesome for a big-power engine and are worth a lot more than they will probably sell for.
Forum: Engine Tech 03-30-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By 429TORQ
Ya know what? You will need either a 4-hole...

Ya know what? You will need either a 4-hole spacer or an open one cause a 3310 will not clear the front holes on the stock spacer. Is that stock spacer you are talking about a dark brown one with a...
Forum: Engine Tech 03-29-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By 429TORQ
Check the angle of AND the clearance of the...

Check the angle of AND the clearance of the pickup screen to oil pan.
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