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Forum: Engine Tech
11-14-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,802
Posted By kend

So after reading that article I'm thinking after...

So after reading that article I'm thinking after I do the break-in thing I'll just grab the first oil on the list, do you see a flaw in my plan?
Forum: Engine Tech
11-12-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,408
Posted By kend

FYI...according to GM the rpm range is 3500-8000

FYI...according to GM the rpm range is 3500-8000
Forum: Engine Tech
11-10-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,408
Posted By kend

GM Performance Intake RPM Range??

I'm looking at getting a GM Performance Parts intake, 12496822, but I need to know the rpm range before I drop that much cash on it. I couldn't find anything definitive using Google and the GMPP...
11-03-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By kend

Anybody Use Race-Mart?

They have some good prices and the shipping is not out of line, any experiences I should know about before ordering?
Thanks
Forum: Engine Tech
10-25-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,607
Posted By kend

Will Red Loctite Hold Up On An Oil Pump?

It's the high temp red and I was thinking of using it on the oil pump stud on my sbc, will the Loctite hold up being constantly submerged in hot oil?
Forum: Engine Tech
10-21-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,802
Posted By kend

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Engine Tech
10-18-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,802
Posted By kend

I figured there would be I just didn't find it,...

I figured there would be I just didn't find it, any idea of the thread title?

This is a solid roller race application with a single carb on gasoline that will be run on a stand before heading to...
Forum: Engine Tech
10-16-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,802
Posted By kend

Which Oil For Break-in?

Finishing my 383 SBC and I need to pick an oil to run. I want to run synthetic but I need a break-in oil so I was looking at the Joe Gibbs line, any suggestions on which weight? I know there will be...
10-13-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By kend

I've been through those and a couple others that...

I've been through those and a couple others that are focused on the H body but most of those threads are old and don't have a lot of pictures. It doesn't have to be a Vega forum, just chassis in...
10-13-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By kend

Looking For DIY Info On Chassis Construction

There's lots of info on this site I'd like to find more pictures that would give me some ideas before I start on my Vega chassis, any other forums out there that have chassis and suspension...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-17-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,130
Posted By kend

Thanks. I was also told you have to advance the...

Thanks. I was also told you have to advance the cam to compensate for said belt stretch but if there is no stretch...?
Forum: Engine Tech
09-17-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,130
Posted By kend

Jesel Belt Drive Stretch?

I'm looking at installing one on my 383 but before I do I'd like to know, is belt stretch a problem with these?
Forum: Engine Tech
09-02-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By kend

Correcting Crank End Play Question

Sbc with a 383 kit and a new crank, end play measures .0015" after seating the thrust bearing with wood block and hammer. The question is what is an acceptable method of increasing the end play? Does...
07-18-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By kend

I have recieved flyers in the mail from these...

I have recieved flyers in the mail from these folks about Camaros, Mustangs, Corvettes and also the Challengers and have been tempted to enter but never have. With a charity I am concerned about...
Forum: Engine Tech
07-11-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By kend

Which Cleaning Method Do You Prefer For Cast Iron Blocks?

3 methods I know of, the old acid vat, a vertical hot wash and the oven and blaster system. Which one do you prefer? Having used all 3 I think I'd prefer the old acid vat but there's probably not...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-22-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By kend

Thanks guys, any any experiences with Ferrea 6000...

Thanks guys, any any experiences with Ferrea 6000 series valves? In addition to the info I gave above, it's a 383 with an estimated 10:1 compression, Aluminum heads, carb and an occasional spray but...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-19-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By kend

Any Advice On Valves?

SBC with a solid roller, I'll be using a double valve spring setup that will have 200# of seat pressure and I need to order some .100 long valves as my stock length valves won't get me the installed...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-17-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By kend

Perfect, thanks!

Perfect, thanks!
Forum: Engine Tech
06-16-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By kend

Thanks guys but what I'm looking for is.... why...

Thanks guys but what I'm looking for is.... why would you use a solid instead of a hydraulic? What does a solid do that you can't do with a hydraulic? Why are the factories now using hydraulic...
06-15-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,045
Posted By kend

Is that the Malcolm Services that does RV...

Is that the Malcolm Services that does RV service? Got an email or phone number? Thanks
Forum: Engine Tech
06-15-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By kend

Ok, Explain Cams To Me Please

Just the Readers Digest version, not a long dissertation. I know the physical differences between hydraulic, solid, mushroom and the different roller types, what I'd like to know is why one is...
06-13-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,045
Posted By kend

Replacement Cowl For A Vega?

I need a new cowl for my Vega and I'd like to have a steel one that is smooth with no vents or wiper holes, no fiberglass. Any ideas on where I can buy one, or have one fabricated? Thanks
Forum: Engine Tech
06-08-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By kend

Cam Bearing Preference

I'm putting together a 383 SBC with a solid roller and will be looking to turn it in the 7-7500 range, are the "High Performance" or "Racing" cam bearings worth the extra money or is it just...
06-06-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 972
Posted By kend

Frame Jig Suggestions?

This Vega started out as a simple "get her running" project and now we're into replacing the entire cage as the tubing used for the cage that's in it now isn't thick enough. Before we start cutting...
06-02-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,386
Posted By kend

My camera died so a picture isn't possible right...

My camera died so a picture isn't possible right now (thanks for the reminder though). The ball joints don't screw in, they bolt on like a GM.
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