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Forum: Engine Tech
08-14-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,533
Posted By dcarr511

Re: water leak!!!

I will respectfully disagree with this as I have had engines with heads studs sealed with the loctite 582 for quite a few years w/o so much as a drop from a head stud.

The Block sealers mentioned...
Forum: Engine Tech
08-14-2008, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,533
Posted By dcarr511

As was mentioned .. Studs going into open holes...

As was mentioned .. Studs going into open holes have to have a sealant on them. I have always used Loctite # 582 teflon sealer and never had a problem.

If you dont want to remove each stud and...
Forum: Engine Tech
07-17-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,545
Posted By dcarr511

I had a good conversation with a respsected...

I had a good conversation with a respsected engine builder about using a production 400 SBC w/ a 3.375 stroke for a LSR ( Land Speed Racing ) project and he was 100 % against it !!

He said to use...
Forum: In The Pits
07-10-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By dcarr511

Tom Mabe has had a CD out for quite some time...

Tom Mabe has had a CD out for quite some time with that on it and a bunch of others .. pretty good stuff !!!
Forum: Engine Tech
06-24-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,511
Posted By dcarr511

I ran a Sprint Mag for 4 years and a Sprint Mag...

I ran a Sprint Mag for 4 years and a Sprint Mag II for 10 years and NEVER had the magnets charged in either one.

I have been told the same thing many times by others.

If your running N/A on...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-24-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,511
Posted By dcarr511

Not much spark at idle .... And yes the Mallory's...

Not much spark at idle .... And yes the Mallory's are good pieces. IMO.
Forum: Engine Tech
06-23-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,511
Posted By dcarr511

Unless your running forced induction or fuel I...

Unless your running forced induction or fuel I would stick with a MSD ( or ?? ) Ign. Mags are tested using 1 HP motors so that they cant drawing that much HP to run. But yes they do take more

Idle...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-12-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By dcarr511

I have a bare SBC block and a bare BBC block w/...

I have a bare SBC block and a bare BBC block w/ the center main caps missing in the garage.

The SBC weighs approx. 155 lbs.

The BBC Block weighs approx. 200 lbs.

I've never weighed a...
06-03-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By dcarr511

a 2 circuit MB gasket on a 3 circuit carb will...

a 2 circuit MB gasket on a 3 circuit carb will cause this exact thing ..... dont ask how I know
05-31-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,861
Posted By dcarr511

Power Valves are held shut by vacuum. When...

Power Valves are held shut by vacuum.

When the Vacuum drops below the rated value of the Power Valve ie: 3.5", 6.5" etc. the Power Valve will open and stay open until the vacuum signal is above...
05-30-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,861
Posted By dcarr511

On the side of using one ( or both ), you will go...

On the side of using one ( or both ), you will go through the burnout, staging process cleaner and driving through the pits / return road.

For those that are concerned about damage during a...
Forum: Engine Tech
05-28-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,482
Posted By dcarr511

Yeah on speedtalk just the other day a circle...

Yeah on speedtalk just the other day a circle track guy said after 7 laps the corner of the gear broke off and locked up his pump.

http://speedtalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11089[/quote]

What...
Forum: Engine Tech
05-28-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,482
Posted By dcarr511

I dont like the idea of Powdered metal gears at...

I dont like the idea of Powdered metal gears at all myself .. but have to ask ... If they make Connecting Rods that way, why wouldnt an oil pump gear work out ?

I have heard about and seen the...
05-22-2008, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By dcarr511

I had mine cleaned out at a radiator shop as was...

I had mine cleaned out at a radiator shop as was suggested above and then welded it up. Worked out fine.
Forum: Engine Tech
05-14-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By dcarr511

Since its a Track only car there is no reason not...

Since its a Track only car there is no reason not to lock it out. Its one less thing to go wrong.

Hard starts can easily be overcome by having a seperate ignition switch and turning the engine...
05-13-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By dcarr511

Your best bet is to look for a drop pitman arm...

Your best bet is to look for a drop pitman arm and then lower the other side accordingly. The problem you might run in to is that if you are running a manual steering box your choices are very...
05-12-2008, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By dcarr511

If its supposed to be ERW ( ?? ) MS then look for...

If its supposed to be ERW ( ?? ) MS then look for the weld seem, DOM wont have that though. You could have it sonic checked or weigh it and compare the weight to another known MS Chassis.

If it...
Forum: Engine Tech
05-11-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,001
Posted By dcarr511

I think thats what the guys running carbs do,...

I think thats what the guys running carbs do, could be mistaken ... those I know that are Injected use the shut off valve for the first start up of the day and are then usually set.
Forum: Engine Tech
05-04-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By dcarr511

I used a Weiand Team G for a Tall Deck and a...

I used a Weiand Team G for a Tall Deck and a stock length distributor .... so it depends on which intake you decide on and if its cut for a stock dist.
05-03-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,321
Posted By dcarr511

I did the same thing 3.5 yrs. ago ... only I...

I did the same thing 3.5 yrs. ago ... only I gaied 60 lbs over 3 yrs and have since lost 50 lbs.

After 32 yrs of smoking. One of the best desicions I ever made ... and stuck to. Never got into...
Forum: Engine Tech
04-24-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By dcarr511

Re: Chevy V6 Stud Girdle

Yes you can cut one short and use it. Valve spacing is the same.
04-20-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By dcarr511

What if the " Women " are allowing their minor (...

What if the " Women " are allowing their minor ( 13 - 15 yr. old ) children to marry older men and then become pregnant ?? Are they not just as guilty as the men ?

I dont agree 100 % with the way...
Forum: Engine Tech
04-19-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By dcarr511

take the cover off then you can remove the pin.

take the cover off then you can remove the pin.
Forum: Engine Tech
04-19-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By dcarr511

I had the same problem with a set of 2X's ........

I had the same problem with a set of 2X's ..... didnt need no dyekem to tell where they hit that was for sure.

And I did as is described above.
Forum: Engine Tech
04-18-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By dcarr511

I asked this question on a LSR mailing list and...

I asked this question on a LSR mailing list and received these responses so far:

" Check out www.inliners.org In fact joining Inliners International maybe something he may enjoy. They can lead you...
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