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09-29-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,721
Posted By ccso640

Guess it depends on how much boost you plan on...

Guess it depends on how much boost you plan on making. Aluminum rods are the best for roots style superchargers making 15+ psi of boost, good forged if not billet crank, blower pistons. Now that...
Forum: Engine Tech
08-22-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By ccso640

I'd call whatever cam company you are interested...

I'd call whatever cam company you are interested in and have them spec you a custom grind. Money well spent and takes the guesswork out of it. Probably something with 112-114 lsa. Have all of you...
Forum: Transmission
08-22-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,035
Posted By ccso640

There's a good change no matter which converter...

There's a good change no matter which converter you decide to buy, that you will have to send it to the manufacturer to get it dialed in for your combo. Think its about $300 but well worth it. I'd...
Forum: Engine Tech
07-26-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By ccso640

Stick with about 11.5-1 compression and I'd also...

Stick with about 11.5-1 compression and I'd also recommend a custom grind cam, something with 112-114 lsa. Depending on how much boost you are planning on running may want to use aluminum rods,...
Forum: Engine Tech
07-02-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By ccso640

I think the 71 and older 440 non-magnum was rated...

I think the 71 and older 440 non-magnum was rated at 350hp. Chris
Forum: Engine Tech
04-18-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By ccso640

Mine's not a procharger but a roots 14-71, billet...

Mine's not a procharger but a roots 14-71, billet crank, 572 Ford and I was told that aluminum rods are pretty much mandatory because they don't transfer the shock to the crank like steel rods do. ...
Forum: Transmission
03-15-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By ccso640

need a glide to handle 1500+ hp, what do I need?

Building a blown alcohol 572 Ford for bracket and some heads up racing. Motor has a 14-71 SSI blower and will be making about 20 pounds of boost. Car is a 65 Fastback tube chassis about 2600...
Forum: Engine Tech
02-17-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By ccso640

Stud girdle is to help stabilize the valvetrain...

Stud girdle is to help stabilize the valvetrain and eliminate rocker arm stud flex, they also help keep the rockers in check. Good insurance policy for the valvetrain. Chris
Forum: Engine Tech
02-17-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By ccso640

I agree, don't think hydraulic lifters will work...

I agree, don't think hydraulic lifters will work since the lobe is designed totally different. The best place to ask would be the company that manufactured the cam. Also, in my opinion you can't go...
Forum: Engine Tech
01-25-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,888
Posted By ccso640

I'm building a big block ford 572, 4.5 stroke,...

I'm building a big block ford 572, 4.5 stroke, 4.5 bore, 6.8 rod in a 10.30 deck block. Not running yet but I know alot of other ford guys running the same combo and making alot of power without any...
01-23-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Posted By ccso640

Enderle birdcatcher vs buzzardcatcher, need dimensions

Wondering what size bottom opening a birdcatcher has compared to a buzzardcatcher. Can't find online anywhere. Chris
01-20-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,503
Posted By ccso640

Basically would like to make 15-20 pounds of...

Basically would like to make 15-20 pounds of boost, maybe not even that much. This is going in a fast bracket car, something to run mid to low 7's. Its a tube chassis 65 Fastback at about 2600...
01-18-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,503
Posted By ccso640

SSI vs Littlefield blowers, plus a few other questions

I'm going to buy a blower for my new motor, a blown alcohol injected 572 Ford based on a 4.5 bore and 4.5 stroke. Anyway, I found a 12-71 polished Littlefield fresh for $1,400 which is a good deal...
Forum: Engine Tech
01-12-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By ccso640

I'm also in the process of buiding my first blown...

I'm also in the process of buiding my first blown alcohol motor and have heard a million different opinions, confusing to say the least. Mine's a Ford 572, 4.5x4.5 using an aftermarket iron block. ...
Forum: Engine Tech
01-06-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,927
Posted By ccso640

I had a custom cam ground for my 572 (4.5x4.5)...

I had a custom cam ground for my 572 (4.5x4.5) Ford with TFS A460 heads and its quite a bit bigger that yours, 284/[email protected], .816/.780 114 lsa. Heads are ported and its getting a 12-71 so I would...
01-06-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By ccso640

This might sound crazy but my blower intake is a...

This might sound crazy but my blower intake is a Trick Flow tunnel ram with a plate welded to the top for the blower to bolt up to. I have a big block Ford with A460 heads, nobody makes a blower...
08-11-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,391
Posted By ccso640

Yea, its an alcohol motor which is why the...

Yea, its an alcohol motor which is why the compression is up a little. Littlefield said I could get away with up to 12-1 or so. Thanks for the info! Chris
08-11-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,391
Posted By ccso640

I guess my biggest question is, are my 10 bolt...

I guess my biggest question is, are my 10 bolt heads going to be okay? They're done, freshly ported and were new out of the box. Block is an Eleminator Ultra that will be O-ringed. Compression is...
08-10-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,531
Posted By ccso640

I bought mine used but never ran it due to going...

I bought mine used but never ran it due to going with a blower. It came with size 38 nozzles, 80A 0 1/2 pump, on a weiand tunnel ram, 532 Ford with aluminum SCJ heads, 14-1 comp. Chris
08-10-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,391
Posted By ccso640

Thanks for the response Ed. The heads are...

Thanks for the response Ed. The heads are already ported and I had them ported by a Ford guy that has done them before, they came out good. I was just considering selling then since they're still...
08-09-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,391
Posted By ccso640

ported vs non-ported heads on a roots blown combo question

I currently have a new set of Trick Flow A460 heads that I have not bolted on, standard 10 bolt variety. Question is, should I sell these heads and buy a set of the new 18 bolt variety to support...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-12-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By ccso640

Good to hear on the rods! I bought them from a...

Good to hear on the rods! I bought them from a guy that bought them a while back new but never used them. Got em for $700, they look nice but I've never seen a rod with that finish so I was worried...
06-11-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By ccso640

I have the same question about my motor/cooling...

I have the same question about my motor/cooling system. Door car, 65 Mustang fastback, blown alcohol injected 528 Ford, iron block and aluminum, heads, about 1500 at the flywheel if it goes as...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-06-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By ccso640

Howards Racing Camshafts (HRC) aluminum rods, anyone used?

I just bought a set of Howards Racing Camshafts aluminum rods, 6.800 BBC journal, off of another forum. The rods are new but look different than other aluminum rods I've seen. They're not the...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-03-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By ccso640

Well, I went to Winberg Crankshafts website and...

Well, I went to Winberg Crankshafts website and filled out a quote form, hopefully they'll have good news. Chris
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