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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Hone overdrive?
« on: October 25, 2020, 05:08:41 PM »
Anybody ever use a Hone overdrive on their 9 inch Ford?  I know Gearvendors is the thing now, but I like the old school vibe with the giant manual shift lever on the trans tunnel? 

thanks for any experiences or thoughts,

paulie

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FE Technical Forum / 428 piston pics
« on: October 23, 2020, 11:11:40 PM »
What does this look like?

pl

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FE Technical Forum / 400+ lbs. flat tappet cam
« on: October 19, 2020, 06:43:18 PM »
My flat tappet cam had about 150 lbs closed and a little over 400 lbs open.  Nitrided cam with EDM'd dumbbell lifters.

After a few thousand miles I was pleasantly surprised.  The pic's are likely garbage.

pl

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FE Technical Forum / Head gasket for blower motor?
« on: September 30, 2020, 10:40:39 AM »
Hey Jay, or anybody,  what type of head gaskets do you use on your blower motors?  Jay, I mentioned you specifically because you have the centrifugally blown FE.   

What would you use on an iron factory block with aluminum heads?  Low boost like 8-10 pounds.  Centrifugal blower.

Thanks,

paulie

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Good Deals! / Jim Oberg (Fomocolo) great to deal with!
« on: September 21, 2020, 06:37:05 PM »
Jim took good care of me on two transactions.  Stand up guy with good knowledge, too. 

Thanks!

paulie

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Private Classifieds / WTB drip tins
« on: September 02, 2020, 09:06:49 AM »
Hi,

I am looking for one or two sets of drip tins.  Can be long or short finger.

thanks,

paulie

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FE Technical Forum / shimming valvesprings for equal pressure?
« on: August 20, 2020, 06:25:17 AM »
If you have a dual pattern cam with different max valve lifts do you shim the side with the lower valve lift to get about the same open pressure? 

Often, but not always the exhaust has more lift and so more open pressure if all else is equal.  But the intake valve is heavier so maybe you should shim the valve springs on the intake to get the open pressure higher or at least equal?  Obviously you would have more seat pressure, too. 

What about the opposite situation, with less exhaust lift?  If the intake has enough pressure and the exhaust has less, do you just leave it be since it is lighter? 

Or would you want a light side and heavy side, if both are adequate for their tasks?  That way you could swap valve springs from intake to exhaust every once in a while to possibly increase their life.

This is all assuming the distance from coil bind is in the acceptable window for both intake and exhaust.  Or is it important to optimize that distance for both?

I know so many questions.  The main one is, would you shim the side with lower lift to get the same open pressure, especially if the lower lift one is the intake?   

My current solid flat tappet cam has the same lift on both intake and exhaust even though it is a dual pattern so I kept the heights all the same.  I am currently looking at solid roller profiles, some with the same lifts for intake and exhaust and some not.

thanks for any thoughts,

pl

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FE Technical Forum / Assembled Trick Flows okay?
« on: August 14, 2020, 08:32:34 PM »
Are the "assembled" Trick Flow heads good as is?  Good valve job?  Well put together?

Or is is better to buy them bare? 

The assembled versions look like a good buy even if you have to change valve springs.

pl

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FE Technical Forum / Cross bolting cost?
« on: July 22, 2020, 03:41:22 PM »
I'm not sure if this should go in the tech forum soo...…

How much is a reasonable price for fitting Program cross bolt caps to a non-crossbolt block?  Including line honing (align honing?)

Thanks,

paulie

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Private Classifieds / Cross bolting cost?
« on: July 22, 2020, 03:22:33 PM »
I'm not sure if this should go in the tech forum soo...…

How much is a reasonable price for fitting Program cross bolt caps to a non-crossbolt block?  Including line honing (align honing?)

Thanks,

paulie

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / How to ship a 9" centersection?
« on: May 16, 2020, 12:58:40 PM »
I went to the UPS store today and they wanted $130 to ship a 9" centersection.  Do you know a better way?   I could've swore last time I had one shipped to me it was closer to $50.   I have an actual center section box so it is not big, but it weighs 83 lbs.  USPS?  Fedex?

paulie

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FE Technical Forum / Anti-ballooning plate?
« on: May 01, 2020, 03:01:38 PM »
Would you get an anti-ballooning plate on a torque convertor for a naturally aspirated 470 inch FE making about 570 ft/lbs of torque? The anti-ballooning plates are usually used on nitrous or blower cars, I think?

thanks,

paulie

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How would out of the box Trick Flow heads fare vs. ported Edelbrock heads?  Here are the two combos:

1) Edelbrocks with something like 2.20/1.71" valves.   No welding or filling, or moving pushrods or valves around.  Just a good hand port job, roughly medium riser size, but a bit bigger.   Possibly 320 cfm at .600" or .650".

2) Trick Flows, out of the box.

This would be going on a roughly 474 inch street/strip engine turning about 6500 rpm, high octane pump gas, around 10.5-10.8:1 compression ratio, solid flat tappet cam in the 250-260 degree range with around .600" lift, and 2" headers.  Intake would be a ported 1x4 BT flowing 370+ cfm or a ported Dove Tunnel Wedge flowing 470+ rpm.  Both intakes have roughly medium riser sized ports.

Any idea which would work better?

thanks,

paulie




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FE Technical Forum / Good FE machine shop in KC area?
« on: November 25, 2019, 07:14:48 PM »
I am getting ready to have my stroked 427 machined, put together, and dyno-ed.   I had a machine shop that I liked, but it closed down.  I tried contacting the machinist/porter who did my engine from there with no luck,

Anybody know a good FE shop in the KC area?

thanks,

paulie

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FE Technical Forum / Methanol/water injection
« on: November 22, 2019, 08:52:57 AM »
When you inject a methanol/water mixture into an intake tract, as in a supercharged application, does the methanol add a combustible component?  Or is it just for cooling?

thanks,

paulie

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