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FE Technical Forum / Re: Ray Paquet
« on: Today at 09:45:12 AM »
Awesome car, more awesome individual.  Thanks for the Friday moment of fun!

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: 1965 Shelby GT-350 lake house barn find.
« on: January 27, 2022, 04:47:37 PM »
And I got all the parts, including the ultra rare STREET 302 tunnel port top end.


That would seem like one of those "finds of a lifetime" - excellent.  Would also love to see more detail pics when time allows.  It's the stuff you only read about in books. 

DEPSTECH Wireless Endoscope, IP67 Waterproof WiFi Borescope

$40 through Amazon. That’s what I have and it works surprisingly well. It syncs to your phone so your phone is the screen. The picture is very clear and has a brightness adjustment on the camera.


Mine is similar - it's a wifi cam and you link the phone to the SSID of the camera then use an app.  The only hitch was finding a cam app that worked well with it.  I'd have to look up which one it was. 

Image samples -

#5 on a 393C - cylinder wall crack

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: 1965 Shelby GT-350 lake house barn find.
« on: January 26, 2022, 11:57:57 AM »
That's the proper way to go about it. 

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: 1965 Shelby GT-350 lake house barn find.
« on: January 25, 2022, 10:22:19 AM »
Yea, no car is "fair game".  Do what you like but when the title holder shows up with the sheriff things change quickly.  Been there, seen that happen.  Could try for a bonded title, maybe. 

FE Technical Forum / Re: C6 flex plate what to get
« on: January 24, 2022, 11:37:26 AM »
>Not sure wheat ET level that  NHRA mandates a SFI flexplate,

I only buy SFI rated flex plates, even for a 300 HP 302.  They are not that expensive, IMHO.   In the race cars of course, nothing less. 

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Cold, Plus Rudolf with his whole family
« on: January 20, 2022, 10:07:22 AM »
Looks like time for Reindeer racing and beer. Maybe not in that order.

There was a video on Twitter a couple of days ago - guy/people in a SUV talking a little trash to a big Elk or Reindeer.  The big male apparently didn't take kindly to it and butted the hell out of the vehicle, blowing out the front tire.  In the middle of frozen nowhere looked like.  Then stood there like it was daring the guy to get out and change the tire LOL.  Mess with the bull, you get the horns.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Pros and cons of sodium filled valves
« on: January 20, 2022, 09:55:05 AM »
My 11th grade Chemistry teacher thought he would give us a practical demonstration of how reactive sodium was in contact with water- even water vapor in the air. We had one of those old eastern brick schools, 11ft ceilings with the tall windows. They had built a single floor addition behind the second floor lab, so the roof was about the height of the lab floor. He had a big chunk of sodium in a jar of oil in the back, he brings it out and cuts off a chunk the size of a quarter and says watch this. I had rained the day before, so there was a big puddle on the cafeteria roof. He tossed the chunk into the puddle, and BOOM! Shook all the windows, then lots of screaming, and a half-dozen cafeteria ladies running out the back door and across the lawn- including the principal's wife. Principal's office was about 3 doors down the hall, and the principal, who had been a tank commander in WWII, made the distance in about 45 seconds. Teach had to go to the principal's office!  :-[

Lab grade Potassium does about the same thing.  Ask me how I know about both, and how much fun it was to scare the sheets out of everybody in the school pool.   8)  Re: "Tim the Enchanter" LOL

>Seems like sodium corrodes the valve from the inside out.
It's highly corrosive.  Sodium/salt mixtures are being experimented with in sodium cooled fast nuclear reactors.  Lots of pros and cons to using it. 

"A disadvantage of sodium is its chemical reactivity, which requires special precautions to prevent and suppress fires. If sodium comes into contact with water it reacts to produce sodium hydroxide and hydrogen, and the hydrogen burns in contact with air. This was the case at the Monju Nuclear Power Plant in a 1995 accident. In addition, neutron capture causes it to become radioactive; albeit with a half-life of only 15 hours."

Bottom line on valves - I'd not run stock anything unless it was a bone stock low RPM deal.  Which I never do LOL.  I'd replace all the valves with modern one piece parts.

FE Technical Forum / Re: C9AF-9510-U couple of questions
« on: January 18, 2022, 11:27:42 AM »
The stock spacer is 4-hole, would that make any difference with the Streetmaster open plenum?
My impression after reading Jay's book is that single plane intakes like an open spacer.

Generally maybe could be.  LOL - every motor seems to like something different.  My 351C tall single plane likes the 2" 4 hole. 

FE Technical Forum / Re: E-85 who is running it and questions
« on: January 10, 2022, 10:31:32 AM »
What lines are ok , can you run an aluminum cell , maintenance and carb mods needed

I use Jegs Pro Flow 350 and their anodized fittings.  Noting now that they are claiming thos hose is not E-85 nor Methanol compatible, which is a change from when I bought the hose a couple of years back.  I have not seen any issue with the hoses I already have, maybe they changed the type of inner hose.  I run top lube with methanol that that works to protect the system parts.

At any rate, I think you need to buy hose that is SAE 30R9 at least, mostly sold as fuel injection hose.  PTFE braided for sure will work, but I read it's a bitch to assemble.  All fittings need to be anodized.  Standard aluminum fuel cells should work with it.  You WILL NEED FILTERS - do not skimp.  100 micron stainless in front of the pump, possibly 10 micron before the carb and stock spare stainless filter replacements.  Alcohol, especially methanol, "cleans" out the system and the filters quickly fill up with trash that looks like dryer lint LOL.  So keep an eye on fuel pressure and change the filters when you see any variation or evidence of blockage.  Leaving the used filter(s) in the sur to dry out then blow out with air gets them ready for use.  If your cell has foam, make sure it's alcohol compatible.

Carbs require special calibrations - gas optimums are usually stated as 14.7:1 fuel, 9:1 E-85, 6:1 methanol.  Likely slightly fatter in practice.  Note the potential increase in required fuel volume.  Where gas is usually rule-of-thumb at .5 lbs/hr/HP, I use 1 lb/hr/HP for methanol.  IMHO I would use a top lube even with E-85 to protect the system.  Still, if the car sits for more than a couple of weeks I would run the carb dry, then pull the bowls and spray then with WD-40, work some through the accel pumps and the needle/seat assemblies.  It will chalk up on you just like methanol will if left to sit too long.  Winter storage - drain the system, WD the alcohol carb, put a gas carb on the car and run the engine/fuel system on pump fuel to flush it out for storage.  Holley blue gaskets work with alcohol, along with the special rubber metering block gaskets and such.  Accel pump diaphrams have to be alcohol compatible. ALSO - remember that "E-85" is nominal as the spec allows it to vary from E-70 to E-90 (?) as I recall. 

So yes, there's more maintenance, more cost.  And yes, cold = hard to start.  Racer trick is a quart fuel cell, tiny pump with gas and a thin nitros plate to shoot a little into the manifold.  Or pull the air cleaner and squirt a bit of fuel.

On my 393C NA engine, switching from VP110 to methanol was worth at least 30 HP and a lot of torque.  Can't speak to E-85 specifically, none of it around here - well, at the QT I think but who knows where that comes from.  You will pick up some power and torque from the oxygen carried in the alcohol and the intake cooling effect.

FE Technical Forum / Re: TRW 12:1 390 +.030 piston 2292F
« on: January 10, 2022, 10:04:31 AM »
I have a 1979 catalog at the house, both the regular and the performance info  If nobody else posts, I'll try to remember to do a lookup when I get home later this evening. 

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Classic car title
« on: January 07, 2022, 09:58:47 AM »
For sure going to vary by state, so just for reference - Texas

FE Technical Forum / Re: C9AF-9510-U couple of questions
« on: January 07, 2022, 09:52:18 AM »
Great advice. The spacer deal has bit more than one person!

Thats a fact!  I have a few Moroso 4 hole spacers with the undersides epoxy filled because of similar issues on aftermarket intakes.  Eyeball your intake/spacer/carb stack and look for mismatch.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Looking for a quality portable torch
« on: January 06, 2022, 03:50:28 PM »
Victor is usually the premium brand equipment and mostly what you'd find in an industrial welding shop.  Should be able to easy find repair parts for a Victor torch.  Mapp gas - the real mapp gas- is out of production. 

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