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Forum: Engine Tech
04-30-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By TopspeedLowet

No load no opening normal

You must have a load on the engine at WOT like on a dyno to get the blades on the secondary to open. If you are free revving that engine to see this, you will NOT get the secondaries to open at all....
04-29-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,942
Posted By TopspeedLowet

Sweet

Nice Job Mark, beautiful car pal. You are sooooooo lucky to have a wife with the same good taste in cars that you do.
My wife would think I bought it for myself.
Happy anniversary to you both...
03-23-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By TopspeedLowet

It is called a Diaper. Not sticky on one side...

It is called a Diaper. Not sticky on one side though? An engine diaper is retained by straps on the header bolts on the engine usually. The trans uses a ballistic blanket, a little different than...
02-25-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,864
Posted By TopspeedLowet

On strange single adjustable shocks, you are only...

On strange single adjustable shocks, you are only changing the rebound or extension of the shocks dampening forces. The bump or compression is suppose to be constant.
Bruce
01-08-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,377
Posted By TopspeedLowet

Stay in school young man

My opinion is, that if I were you, I would be going back to school as long as possible, or until completion of your associates degree minimum. You are only going to be 18 once and these skills,...
Forum: In The Pits
01-06-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,795
Posted By TopspeedLowet

There will be a hole all the way thru

The center of the axle will have a hole drilled thru the center of it to lighten and strengthen the axle. The result looks like a gun barrel.
Bruce
Forum: Engine Tech
12-17-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By TopspeedLowet

Besides fuel mixture issues don't forget this one

One more thing that has caused header pipes to glow at low speed is an over scavenging exhaust system. This is most notable when tri y headers are used like some circle track engines do. Glowing...
Forum: Engine Tech
12-16-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By TopspeedLowet

Might be not big deal actually

If your engine runs good down the track and the plugs appear ok then you likely have a over rich condition at idle, not a lean condition. Lean conditions appear hot on the plugs under full power not...
11-20-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,572
Posted By TopspeedLowet

Hi Mark, I think that your adjustment with 1/2...

Hi Mark, I think that your adjustment with 1/2 turn out is probably correct with this carb. The internal passages in your carb are likely modified for competition in the idle circuit and will...
11-19-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,572
Posted By TopspeedLowet

If you truly mean that they are seated then you...

If you truly mean that they are seated then you have to be getting fuel from a transcition circuit or the main metering circuit due to the throttle blades being open past the idle slot, or a very...
10-04-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,855
Posted By TopspeedLowet

If you want to slow a car down easily with out...

If you want to slow a car down easily with out killing the tune up, change the rear gears. going from 4.10 to 3.90 or getting a second set of tires with 6" more roll out if you can fit them will...
09-30-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By TopspeedLowet

Probably but

You are probably correct, it just reads like an ad with a testimonial from the appraiser? seemed like a lot of detail for a rhetorical question to me. I would bet that finding a buyer would be tough...
09-30-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By TopspeedLowet

Selling or what?

If you want to sell this vehicle for the owner ????? the classified section of this site is the appropriate location for ad's like this.
Bruce
Forum: Engine Tech
09-25-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By TopspeedLowet

You need to just roll it on a cam doctor. Find...

You need to just roll it on a cam doctor. Find any high end machine shop and they will have a cam doctor. It is a jigged electronic mic, that creates the cam card after grinding or checking lobes...
Forum: Transmission
09-19-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By TopspeedLowet

What I have read in Gm's publications on...

What I have read in Gm's publications on transmission oil is that each newer number can be used for lower number fluids. Dextron 6 supersedes 5,4,and 3. You can use the recommended number fluid...
09-17-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By TopspeedLowet

Flex bad, Double Frame good

I believe that the above comments are correct in there assumption. The frame can not be flexible in a drag car and be tunable. The result of a flexing frame is that the frame acts as a spring, not...
09-09-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By TopspeedLowet

What?

That is a little funny that someone might believe that the stiffness of a frame would cost horsepower. If the car were heavier due to excessive tubing for the job, then there would be some weight...
08-31-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By TopspeedLowet

Pro star? you should not try too hard to find an...

Pro star? you should not try too hard to find an exact duplicate if what you have is not rebuildable. Most all struts are rebuildable regardless of manufacturer, and if they are not, replace them...
08-31-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By TopspeedLowet

You are welcome Robert. You can run between 1/2"...

You are welcome Robert. You can run between 1/2" and 3/4" showing on the front shocks for bump travel regardless of front shock travel. The rears, it depends on how long the travel is in them, the...
08-30-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By TopspeedLowet

Your description means that you have preload in...

Your description means that you have preload in the driver side. You are looking at the movable part of the spring perch. I always run them exactly the same in front and usually in the rear as...
Forum: Transmission
08-27-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By TopspeedLowet

NO Bruce

NO
Bruce
Forum: Engine Tech
08-26-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By TopspeedLowet

Stop and check the adjustment first

Before you do anything to the shooters, you more likely have slack in the accelerator pump linkage or a way too weak spring, but more likely slack in the linkage. While shut off and at minimum idle,...
08-21-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By TopspeedLowet

It is possible that your hold down is bottoming...

It is possible that your hold down is bottoming out on the block and not actually holding the dist tight like you think it is. Your oil pump is on the other end of that gear, do you have the pump...
08-20-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,909
Posted By TopspeedLowet

I like

Your new paint is perfect. I really like the white stripe on it with that blue. Great job Pal
Bruce
06-25-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By TopspeedLowet

yes

You can use as many as you can afford. Just be sure to use the bearing type and not the cheep pinned ones. The way you can tell is the cost on the good ones are about $75.00 each, Flaming river...
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