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Forum: Engine Tech
11-09-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By ssym

I'm getting a lot of input on this. Most...

I'm getting a lot of input on this. Most recommend a minimum of .040 to .050 clearance between the rocker and the retainer/spring.

I'm curious as to what happens with less? Am I sure to make...
Forum: Engine Tech
11-08-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By ssym

Thanks guys. I'm in a quandary. Probably going...

Thanks guys. I'm in a quandary. Probably going to look at other rocker arms. I have .045 locators with a 1.900 install height. I hate to trash these rockers or put floating aluminum in the pan.
...
Forum: Engine Tech
11-07-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By ssym

Rocker to spring clearance

Building a SBC. Isky EZ roll solid lifters, Comp Gold 1.6 rockers and 1.550 springs.

7.950 pushrods give good geometry, but I end up with only .025 clearance between the retainer and the rocker...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-13-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By ssym

Head gaskets

Building a 406 SBC, 4.155 bore. Like to hear some opinions on Cometic MLS head gasket bore recommendations. 8.0 - 1 Compression, 8-71 with 9 pounds of boost. Dart block and Dart Pro 1 227 heads.
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01-14-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By ssym

After getting a measurement the wheel is good. ...

After getting a measurement the wheel is good. It was only the lip moving up and down about .125".

Tires are a little flat spotted because I let it sit on the ground.

Thanks for the thoughts.
01-14-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By ssym

Hub centric rings

Does anyone use hub centric rings with 5/8 wheel studs? I have Weld 15 x 15 Alumastar wheels and Moser axles with 5/8 studs. A respectable friend recommended I get some hub rings made up to ensure...
11-14-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By ssym

The shop guy used the sliding tool that measures...

The shop guy used the sliding tool that measures the rim size. You could see the run out in-and-out and a little up and down. We ran the rim on the machine without the tire after it was hard to...
11-14-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By ssym

Out of round wheel

I have 15x15 Weld Alumastar 2's. One of them has become out of round (for lack of a better word). You can just see the wobble when the wheel is on the balancer spinning. It still balanced with a...
Forum: Engine Tech
05-24-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By ssym

Is there any logic to cooler air into a hotter...

Is there any logic to cooler air into a hotter engine making more power?
Forum: Engine Tech
05-23-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By ssym

Operating Temperature

I just put in a bigger radiator that can cool my engine in the summer.

355 SBC w/671 blower, street car on pump gas.

I am running a 180 degree thermostat now with no issues.

Is there any...
Forum: Engine Tech
04-20-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By ssym

Header temps

Is there a good temperature for headers?

SBC 355, pump gas, 671 blower.

I run about 675*F 2 inches out of the aluminum head at idle.

Is this high? My underhood temps seem hot.

Is the...
Forum: Engine Tech
10-09-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,296
Posted By ssym

Yes, 8mm belt and pullies.

Yes, 8mm belt and pullies.
Forum: Engine Tech
10-09-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,296
Posted By ssym

kwkracing: Your experience is of great value...

kwkracing:

Your experience is of great value to me.

I keep the belt good and slack. Blower whine means nothing to me.

I just spent a good part of the day enjoying 400 ft/lbs of torque at...
Forum: Engine Tech
10-09-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,296
Posted By ssym

I have a 47 bottom pulley and a 55 top pully or...

I have a 47 bottom pulley and a 55 top pully or 14.5% underdriven. Pump Gas and 33* timing. It makes 8 psi at WOT.

I am thinking of going to a 50 top pulley, C16, 30* timing.

Any thoughts...
Forum: Engine Tech
10-07-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,296
Posted By ssym

I look forward to your knowledge. My Nova is...

I look forward to your knowledge.

My Nova is 80% street and 20% 1/4 mile. As many do, I am chasing the big billboard.

My blower is from The Blower Shop. Th400 w/TB, Ford 9" with 4-link.
...
Forum: Engine Tech
10-07-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,296
Posted By ssym

One last thing. ARP head bolts.

One last thing. ARP head bolts.
Forum: Engine Tech
10-07-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,296
Posted By ssym

Thanks for the help guys. I should have added it...

Thanks for the help guys. I should have added it is a stock GM 4 bolt block with 4340 forged crank and rods. Forged aluminum pistons.

Made 615 HP on the engine dyno in January. What can I...
Forum: Engine Tech
10-07-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,296
Posted By ssym

Boost Question

I have a 355 with 6-71 roots blower (TBS). 8.25:1 CR, aluminum heads, Cometic MLS head gaskets.

I run 8 psi boost with pump gas. Can I just change the pullies and run higher octane to run more...
Forum: Electrical
07-04-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By ssym

If you could find a smaller alternator pully it...

If you could find a smaller alternator pully it would effectively spin it faster at all RPM's.
Forum: Engine Tech
03-19-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By ssym

You can call South State Speed in Hackensack. ...

You can call South State Speed in Hackensack. 201-498-1555.

I believe they only build blower motors and are dealers as well.

My SBC runs great after 2 years of hard abuse.

Steve
02-09-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By ssym

Try asking on Steve's Nova Site: ...

Try asking on Steve's Nova Site:

http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums/index.php
01-19-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By ssym

Fireball, what shocks do you run in that monster...

Fireball, what shocks do you run in that monster Nova?
01-16-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By ssym

Coil over shocks

Looking for opinions on rear coil overs.

60% street/40% strip Chevy II w/4-link. I have non adjustable AVO's now with one leaking.

Single adjustable or Double? Double would have to wait a...
Forum: Engine Tech
01-01-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By ssym

And then there is this from Edelbrock... ...

And then there is this from Edelbrock...

http://www.jegs.com/edelbrock/graphs/350-8810.jpg
Forum: Engine Tech
12-31-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By ssym

I found this on Stewart's site. Interesting. ...

I found this on Stewart's site. Interesting. They are both "High Flow" pumps. An electric pump will work well for street cruising between 2000 and 2500 rpm, but maybe not at sustained high rpm. ...
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