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Forum: Transmission
05-24-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,049
Posted By TRChassis

Re: ?

TIGHT CONVERTER!!!!
Later
G 8)[/quote]
BB Chevy,
Do you mean we need a tight converter or our problem is a tight convertor?

Thanks,
Rick[/quote]
Rick Yes you NEED a TIGHT...
Forum: Engine Tech
02-25-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By TRChassis

I will keep you posted, we have a real good head...

I will keep you posted, we have a real good head guy here in this little town and he is fixing the problem and I will quiz him on it.

Rick
Forum: Engine Tech
02-05-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By TRChassis

Valve seals riding up on valve

We have a set of (BBC aluminum) Dart heads with 15 passes since Dart replaced one head and put new valves and got the other head to new specs. We have a problem with the valve seals riding up on the...
Forum: Transmission
01-10-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,049
Posted By TRChassis

Just sent the convertor back to JW who built it,...

Just sent the convertor back to JW who built it, and they are going to set it up to be less aggressive on the launch but not affect the top end . We run with a blown show and no electronics and not...
Forum: Transmission
11-28-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,049
Posted By TRChassis

Rick, call Greg at FTI and tell him I sent you...

Rick, call Greg at FTI and tell him I sent you there for some info. Most think you need a 10" converter with a blower to kill some of the hit, which is just the opposite most 10" stuff is more...
Forum: Transmission
11-28-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,049
Posted By TRChassis

Re: ?

TIGHT CONVERTER!!!!
Later
G 8)[/quote]
BB Chevy,
Do you mean we need a tight converter or our problem is a tight convertor?

Thanks,
Rick[/quote]
Rick Yes you NEED a TIGHT...
Forum: Transmission
11-27-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,049
Posted By TRChassis

Rick, call Greg at FTI and tell him I sent you...

Rick, call Greg at FTI and tell him I sent you there for some info. Most think you need a 10" converter with a blower to kill some of the hit, which is just the opposite most 10" stuff is more...
Forum: Transmission
11-27-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,049
Posted By TRChassis

Re: ?

TIGHT CONVERTER!!!!
Later
G 8)[/quote]
BB Chevy,
Do you mean we need a tight converter or our problem is a tight convertor?

Thanks,
Rick
Forum: Transmission
11-26-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,049
Posted By TRChassis

Well we have tried just about everything, except...

Well we have tried just about everything, except transbraking it to 5,000. We usually use about 3-4000 rpm. We have tried changing the low end tune up, different tires and tire pressures. The tracks...
09-15-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,077
Posted By TRChassis

Hoosier Tire Compounds diffference

Does any body here know the difference between the Hoosier tire compounds D05 and C07? I know the D05 is softer but I guess my question is how much difference in performance is there, since the tire...
09-13-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,034
Posted By TRChassis

Stiff sidewall construction

Are the stiff sidewall construction Goodyear tires any good. Has anybody used these on a light car like a dragster. Not familiar with them, so why are they made? If anybody uses them please give me...
Forum: Transmission
08-08-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,049
Posted By TRChassis

Re: ?

Thanks for the info, we will lean the puppy out and put a little more timing in it.

Rick
Forum: Transmission
08-08-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,049
Posted By TRChassis

Yeah, we had it real fat since it was all new,...

Yeah, we had it real fat since it was all new, didn't want to cook anything. Did you leave from an idle on your set up or did you nail the convertor and use the trans brake?

Rick
Forum: Transmission
08-08-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,049
Posted By TRChassis

Tire shake with P/G

We have an FED with a blown 542. Our convertor is a JW 10 " and is supposed to stall at about 5,000. We tried to leave at idle and just hit the throttle and it just went into tire shake instantly. We...
07-29-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By TRChassis

IMPORT BLOWER BELTS

I just ordered a spare blower belt for our dragster a 1440 8mm, from the same place I had ordered the first one last year. The first one was an RCD made in the U.S.A belt. The one I got yesterday is...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-09-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,414
Posted By TRChassis

Just got the new short block from Ohio...

Just got the new short block from Ohio Crankshaft. It is a nice looking piece, and the crank looks real nice. Since I posted this originally, no one has posted that they had ever seen anything like...
Forum: Engine Tech
04-25-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,419
Posted By TRChassis

Ohio crankshaft is building our new short block...

Ohio crankshaft is building our new short block and I have no complaints on their service and honesty. There is a write up on them in this weeks or last weeks national dragster. You might give them a...
Forum: Engine Tech
04-19-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,414
Posted By TRChassis

Well that is a thought and this guy only takes...

Well that is a thought and this guy only takes cash so no telling how much he reports. He probably only takes cash so someone doesn't stick him before he sticks them. I really have no recourse but to...
Forum: Engine Tech
04-18-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,414
Posted By TRChassis

It was a local "supposed to be performance engine...

It was a local "supposed to be performance engine builder". When I confronted him about it he said it wasn't his fault but that we must have done or tuned something wrong. I can't figure out what we...
Forum: Engine Tech
04-04-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,414
Posted By TRChassis

It does look to me like he ground it off to the...

It does look to me like he ground it off to the point that nothing except probably a piece of weld like tin foil was holding that part from coming out with all the centrifical force applied to it....
Forum: Engine Tech
04-04-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,414
Posted By TRChassis

Thanks Carl, If it saves one person from...

Thanks Carl,
If it saves one person from getting the shaft on a deal like this it will be worth it.

Rick
Forum: Engine Tech
04-01-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,414
Posted By TRChassis

I agree this guy shouldn't be balancing stuff...

I agree this guy shouldn't be balancing stuff like that but he is a pretty big liar with a bigger ego. If I knew how to post the pictures it would really show how bad of a job he did. He says it is...
Forum: Engine Tech
04-01-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,414
Posted By TRChassis

Mallory Metal flying out of crankshaft

Just wondering if anyone else has had an externally balanced 4340 crank balanced to internal specs and have the heavy metal fly out of the crank on the 11th pass. The machinist, if you want to call...
Forum: Transmission
11-26-2010, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,702
Posted By TRChassis

Re: lots of differences

I think on our application that is what is happening. We didn't change the convertor and had an injected small block, and put a blown big block in with the same convertor (8") and the motor is on the...
Forum: Electrical
11-22-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By TRChassis

Pro-Mag 20 or fuel problem?

We have a new set up in a nostalgia dragster that is giving us problems and I was wondering if anyone else has run into this. It is a blown big block with a 6-71 and enderle hat on alchohol, 498 cu....
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