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Forum: Engine Tech
09-17-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By thedude

Sure, I'll take a bite as this one. Cam specs...

Sure, I'll take a bite as this one. Cam specs sound good, I would tighten up the lash regardless. I always run lash between .023" - .026" on any roller, larger lash numbers make me nervous...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-14-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,232
Posted By thedude

I did remeber after I made the post that after...

I did remeber after I made the post that after our dyno tests, Fram/Honeywell did make a recall for this problem. They have probably fixed most of the issues they were having by now but I usually...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-14-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,232
Posted By thedude

Hey Guys, I worked for a very reputable racing...

Hey Guys, I worked for a very reputable racing engine company for many years as a machinist, engine builder and dyno tuner. We had a few issues with the Fram racing oil filter. The most notable...
09-14-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,629
Posted By thedude

lively : I was in no way trying to portray that...

lively : I was in no way trying to portray that all other chassis set-ups (in reference to the engine/transmission angle or ride height example) are wrong. In fact the whole evolution of the drag...
09-13-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,629
Posted By thedude

Does this refer to a full tube chassis race car? ...

Does this refer to a full tube chassis race car? The reason I am asking is to address backhalf type race cars and to clear some unanswered questions on this topic. Backhalf race cars usually retain...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-12-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,933
Posted By thedude

Sorry about bringing the "math" into it. Just a...

Sorry about bringing the "math" into it. Just a thought. Who would ever think about actually checking their compression ratio and measuring cc volumes during engine assembly. Certainly not, hell...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-11-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,933
Posted By thedude

:?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: motecarlo84 :...

:?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:
motecarlo84 : Engine math bad......???.......???
Forum: Engine Tech
09-11-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,933
Posted By thedude

This should help you in the future if you want to...

This should help you in the future if you want to figure it on your own?

First find your swept volume:
.7854 X BORE X BORE X STROKE X 16.39 = A
Measured Combustion Chamber Volume (cc's) = B...
09-11-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,629
Posted By thedude

PROPER ENGINE ANGLE

Hello,

First and foremost, the engine/transmission centerline must align exactly with the chassis centerline. Chassis Centerline: is determined by measuring exact center between the main...
Forum: Engine Tech
03-15-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,829
Posted By thedude

Yep Todd74 hit the nail on the head. If this is...

Yep Todd74 hit the nail on the head. If this is a lower static compression engine that cam profile that you listed, in my opinion is too big. I realize that the cubic inch is there but for the 320...
Forum: Engine Tech
03-15-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By thedude

I'm with TopspeedLowet, but there could be some...

I'm with TopspeedLowet, but there could be some other issues to look at. Since it is more than likely that you will have to do the installation all over again, this time definitely check a few...
Forum: Engine Tech
03-15-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,729
Posted By thedude

Most engine midplate applications will require...

Most engine midplate applications will require the installation of spacer washers inbetween the converter and the flexplate to retain proper pump ingagement. Pulling the converter back to the...
Forum: Engine Tech
03-09-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,269
Posted By thedude

Business is starting to pick up. We have...

Business is starting to pick up. We have actually brought in some clientele from Reher. We have 2 overhauls from Reher in the shop right now. Business was slow to begin with, I had to turn...
Forum: Engine Tech
03-09-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,269
Posted By thedude

Notalent wrote: He said whats up! What are you...

Notalent wrote:
He said whats up! What are you doing for work now, still with the drilling?


No, I was never a "driller", I left Reher-Morrison to start my own racing engine program. There must...
Forum: Engine Tech
03-06-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,269
Posted By thedude

Tell M.J. I said hello, from "The Dude", I worked...

Tell M.J. I said hello, from "The Dude", I worked with him at Reher. He is an outstanding machinist and engine builder.
Forum: Engine Tech
02-10-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,269
Posted By thedude

MikeC66, I have many years of experience and...

MikeC66,

I have many years of experience and now I run my own shop. I worked for the "big" name shop mentioned here in the posts and have over 150 big inch race engines in service today. I have...
Forum: Engine Tech
11-11-2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,942
Posted By thedude

Tom, Actually I do have some custom grind...

Tom,

Actually I do have some custom grind Erson cams on the shelf. If you are looking for a custom cam that will perform in a large cubic inch displacement BB Chevy with big chief style heads, I...
Forum: Engine Tech
11-10-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,942
Posted By thedude

Hello, I have built many big chief 622, 632, 706...

Hello, I have built many big chief 622, 632, 706 BBC engines. Most of them with sheetmetal or cast tunnel rams with 2X4 4500 carbs. I use Erson or Comp cams mainly and most of the time custom...
Forum: Engine Tech
10-31-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,723
Posted By thedude

Hello, with a factory block, especially a GM 400,...

Hello, with a factory block, especially a GM 400, the real question is, what is the target horsepower figure you are trying to accomplish with this build? If you intend to go with a higher...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-06-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By thedude

The article's author is a novice plug reader at...

The article's author is a novice plug reader at best. His theory on heat range versus plug reach is completely in left field, not a good article guys.
Forum: Engine Tech
09-06-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,915
Posted By thedude

For years I worked as an engine builder for a top...

For years I worked as an engine builder for a top NHRA pro stock team, we used mainly LSM camshafts with oustanding success. I would not go to the added expense just for the name sake though, unless...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-06-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By thedude

Your exactly on track, Isky Red Zone would be my...

Your exactly on track, Isky Red Zone would be my choice, I have used approx. 30 sets of the Red Zone pressure fed rollers in 622, 638, 706cid - max effort applications. Getting very good cycle duty...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-06-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,929
Posted By thedude

A Big Chief style cylinder head has a "rolled"...

A Big Chief style cylinder head has a "rolled" valve angle which minimizes the combustion chamber volume which in turn allows a very small dome to dispurse volume to achieve maximum compression. The...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-05-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,336
Posted By thedude

Bronze lifter bores....

Hello, Bronze lifter bores are always a good idea in an "all-out" racing engine. The benefits include: truing the lifter bores to proper alignment and angle, reduced friction, the option of larger...
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