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08-29-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,241
Posted By altune

What rpm are you going thru the traps at? 1/4 ? ...

What rpm are you going thru the traps at? 1/4 ?
the gearset may be hurting you, How heavy is the car, Stall ??
We have a 2000 lb firebird that runs that gearset with a 565 in it.
same 430 rear.
08-29-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,571
Posted By altune

Most small blocks I have built run 32-38 btdc ...

Most small blocks I have built run 32-38 btdc
if not using a fixed distributor, need to take the engine to 3500 rpm to set total ignition timing.
look for jumping of the timing to make sure your...
Forum: Engine Tech
08-29-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By altune

98 ford ranger v6 blowing white , Out the exhaust

I am working on a 98 v6 ranger and it has white, smoke out the exhaust, and oil in the rediator. I did s compression test and found cyl # 1 65 psi and # 2 90 psi, # 4 is 65 psi also.
Did a leak test...
Forum: Engine Tech
08-20-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By altune

2006 jeep hemi engine failure

I have a customer who has a 06 jeep gran ch. with the hemi v8.
brought it in for a diag. we had found two cyl. with massive damage to the head and piston.
failure was the valve seat, it seems they...
Forum: Engine Tech
01-19-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By altune

427 BBC crank making contact with piston

I am doing rebuild on a friends engine and after removing the oil pan I noticed the #6 piston on the bottom , looks like it was making contact with the crank. It is only on one piston and I thought...
Forum: Electrical
12-11-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By altune

we normally retard 8-10 degrees for astart to...

we normally retard 8-10 degrees for astart to save the battery and starter.
If you arehaving trouble starting on alcohol, you may concider building a seperate gas / primer deal. I did, it works !
Forum: Electrical
12-11-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By altune

yes digital seven is pretty amazing. you can...

yes digital seven is pretty amazing.
you can actually put more static timing into the engine and program the msd to pull some timing out to your spec, then you can release the msd controll to add...
Forum: Electrical
12-11-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By altune

Is ths car stuttering riht off launch or while on...

Is ths car stuttering riht off launch or while on the transbrake?
We had found electrical interferrance on the main MSD wire, Too close to the coil wire or coil.
If it stutters on launch and you...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-25-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,167
Posted By altune

Par racing says they use just a $45.00 simple...

Par racing says they use just a $45.00 simple regular volume and pressure pump. Not sure why, possibly they run their bearing tolerances tight.
Forum: Engine Tech
09-25-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By altune

I'll give it a shot and see what is going on....

I'll give it a shot and see what is going on. What are the chances of a really worn upper rod bearing?
When I had the rod bearings out, I pulled and pushed on the free rods but I could not feel any...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-23-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By altune

I'll have to pull the transmission to check that....

I'll have to pull the transmission to check that. The cam is not lopey at all , just a street camshaft on this one.
I will see what the customer wants to do. maybe a second opinion is needed. (...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-22-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By altune

I spun the flywheel, plate and could not see any...

I spun the flywheel, plate and could not see any crack, not sure about the bell housing though , I will give it a try and see. The problem was happening before but very slight tapping noise, though...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-21-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By altune

Engine was a transplant so I am not sure of the...

Engine was a transplant so I am not sure of the milage. But the con rod bearings were worn to the copper a bit on some so it must be pretty high.
the sound increases with rpm and gets less noticable...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-21-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By altune

wierd engine knock 302 ho ford

I have a wierd engine knock towaed the back of the block.
I had removed the pan and replaced the rod bearings ( they had wear but not too bad ) and restarted the engine. Knock was still there, no...
05-15-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,179
Posted By altune

wow, have not seen that one before. Pat at Pro...

wow, have not seen that one before.
Pat at Pro systems thinks he is a frickin ripoff too.

Do not buy anything from this guy.
it will only lead to bad parts and disapointment.
02-19-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,860
Posted By altune

Thanks for all the comments pertaining to this...

Thanks for all the comments pertaining to this problem. I have a better idea as to what is happening on the car now. I just need to spend some time tweaking it. Spring preload, preload on the ladder,...
02-17-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,179
Posted By altune

People start looking first before you send any...

People start looking first before you send any money.
This guy is 100% B.S.
he is a young guy who thinks he can build engines and parts.
Have to say I have seen his work and it is pretty sad.
02-13-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,860
Posted By altune

How do you make sure the tires are square with...

How do you make sure the tires are square with the front?
since they turn, not sure how to go about that.

yea I think the front end is too tight also.

what is the proper way to initially set...
02-13-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,860
Posted By altune

Forgot to mention, yes we put a powerglide in it....

Forgot to mention, yes we put a powerglide in it.
I think first is 1.9 or something like that.
Al
02-12-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,314
Posted By altune

Ney's built mine and I got exactly what I ordered...

Ney's built mine and I got exactly what I ordered Exactly the time promised. Pat is 100 % great guy and I highly recomend him.
I have had several engines built by PAR, Lukovich etc. and out of them,...
02-12-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,860
Posted By altune

Help on Ladder bar car

I need some advice from a good chassis tuner, or somebody that is going thru the same stuff I am.
I recently changed the engine in my 76 monza, It is a full chassis car 2100 lbs with ladder bar rear...
07-28-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By altune

Thanks ZIp Good advice Al

Thanks ZIp
Good advice
Al
Forum: Transmission
07-27-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By altune

turbo 400 debre

I dropped the pan on our trbo 400 and found some black sooty looking debreis. It has been in service for a while and am wondering if this is normal. the magnet had some residual filings, very small...
07-27-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By altune

We had a few years bac a brand new 565 come...

We had a few years bac a brand new 565 come apart. it was a $17,000 engine with a toal of 3 runs on it.
Found an arp l-19 rod bolt completely snapped in half.
It was a Lukovich motor and we sent it...
07-27-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By altune

Sorry, it's NEY's not Nyes.

Sorry, it's NEY's not Nyes.
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