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Forum: Engine Tech
12-05-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By firestone

On another site (chevelles.com) Tony Mamo (the...

On another site (chevelles.com) Tony Mamo (the lead head guy at AFR) just posted about a motor very similar to what you are after. Here is a rundown and then the post.

540 CID Shortblock (Eagle...
Forum: Engine Tech
11-05-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By firestone

If anything, when you tear it down, get a good...

If anything, when you tear it down, get a good port job on the heads you have now. That will open them up a little, but the port work should really pick things up.

Adam
10-25-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,160
Posted By firestone

I will be praying for her and the rest of the...

I will be praying for her and the rest of the people involved, thanks for asking.

Adam
Forum: Engine Tech
10-13-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,150
Posted By firestone

First off, Ed, I would like to see those flow...

First off, Ed, I would like to see those flow numbers if you don't mind posting them.

Second, I have been warned about the uneven distribution with plate systems and have decided to buy the...
Forum: Engine Tech
10-13-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,564
Posted By firestone

Why not just order the AFR's cut down to where...

Why not just order the AFR's cut down to where you need them?

Adam
Forum: Engine Tech
09-16-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By firestone

Circle track is a little different than my...

Circle track is a little different than my experience, but I once had a 400 block with a 3.295 stroke to make a 358. Although it ran really well for it size, I am sure the car would have been faster...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-09-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By firestone

I would also strongly recomend a higher stall...

I would also strongly recomend a higher stall speed on your converter. I beleive that the fact that you picked up as much as you did from a 3.90 to a 4.56 gear illustrates the need for a higher...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-05-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By firestone

Here is a site with a bunch of flow numbers. ...

Here is a site with a bunch of flow numbers. There are nubers (stock and ported with larger valves) for 049 heads which are pretty much the exact same thing as the 781's
...
Forum: Engine Tech
08-29-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By firestone

What does that car run for exhaust? Also, what...

What does that car run for exhaust? Also, what do you run for a converter?


Thanks,
Adam
Forum: Engine Tech
08-29-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,967
Posted By firestone

Here are just a couple of things to think about. ...

Here are just a couple of things to think about.

The heads are nice, but i think a solid 650 may be a little hard to reach with them. I think you will be in the ball park, but based on the...
Forum: Engine Tech
08-28-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 29,003
Posted By firestone

However big you can make a small block, you can...

However big you can make a small block, you can always make a big block way bigger using similar after market blocks. Plus, the big problem is not simply the size with the small block, it is more...
08-26-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By firestone

I see, thank you. Adam

I see, thank you.

Adam
Forum: Engine Tech
08-26-2007, 05:04 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 29,003
Posted By firestone

In my experience, small blocks are best for...

In my experience, small blocks are best for decent power while salvaging some fuel mileage. Or even some big power if you are willing to deal with the expense and maintenance associated with a 7500+...
08-26-2007, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By firestone

Adequate fuel pressure

I have a couple of questions. First, how much of an effect does having adequate fuel pressure have on horsepower production. I am not talking about the difference between loosing all pressure and...
08-17-2007, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By firestone

Thanks a lot, I will have to try that. Adam

Thanks a lot, I will have to try that.

Adam
08-16-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By firestone

Rear shocks bottoming out

Hello, I have a little bit of a strange situation. On my car, the people who owned the car before me, moved the rear shocks to the inside of the leaf spring to gain clearance for the tires (I...
Forum: Engine Tech
08-16-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,987
Posted By firestone

As long as we are considering smaller heads for...

As long as we are considering smaller heads for air velocity and torque, have you looked at the AFR 357's at all?

Adam
Forum: Engine Tech
08-14-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By firestone

Thanks a lot. I spent years deciding on what...

Thanks a lot. I spent years deciding on what parts I wanted to use. I decided to go with a all black and polished aluminum/chrome look on the car instead of orange on the engine like a lot of...
Forum: Engine Tech
08-13-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By firestone

Thanks a lot. It took a lot of time and effort. ...

Thanks a lot. It took a lot of time and effort. I have to give a lot of the credit to my dad for the car getting together. He footed the bill as a college graduation present.

Adam
Forum: Engine Tech
08-13-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By firestone

To those that have helped with my car

Thanks a lot. It is running well now and cooling well also. Here are some pictures of it so you can see what you have been helping with.

http://hotrodders.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/30050...
Forum: Engine Tech
08-09-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,987
Posted By firestone

I noticed BMF was mentioned. These seem like a...

I noticed BMF was mentioned. These seem like a great head for the money. 385cc fully CNC ported for $3300. What do you know about these?
...
Forum: Engine Tech
07-31-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By firestone

thanks Adam

thanks
Adam
Forum: Engine Tech
07-29-2007, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By firestone

valve lash

When setting valve lash, what is the best way to spin the motor to open and close the valves? Is there something you can do other than clicking the ignition?

Thank you
Adam
07-24-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By firestone

Dream Cruise

Hi, I just moved to the Detroit area (Fenton to be exact) and am getting excited for the Dream Cruise. Does anyone have any info or suggestions with respect to where to park or anything else. What...
Forum: Engine Tech
07-14-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By firestone

Thanks for all the replys. I am getting the carb...

Thanks for all the replys. I am getting the carb back on monday. It will be interesting to see how that effects it.

Adam
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