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Forum: Engine Tech
06-22-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By gyrogearloose

Cams

Go here and talk to these people;
http://www.bulletcams.com/
They will set you up with one of the best cams money can buy. And they cost no more that any of the other top cam grinders in the...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-16-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By gyrogearloose

valve to piston clearance

I would suggest that you take a little time and do a valve to piston clearance check. If you have two touching, you have more very close or touching. It doesn't matter what cam, lifters or pistons...
Forum: Engine Tech
03-09-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By gyrogearloose

Vacuum

Been running a dry sump for 6 years. (Burning alcohol) You would be smart to install a vacuum gauge and a check valve to control how much vacuum you are pulling. If you get up to and above the 20" of...
Forum: Engine Tech
02-16-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By gyrogearloose

alcohol

A good vacuum pump or dry sump oiling system goes along way when burning alcohol. It will help keep the oil from getting milky. As stated, you need the good tune and running it back to the pits...
Forum: Engine Tech
02-08-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By gyrogearloose

Use them

Yes, use them, but I use red loctite and a box end wrench.


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Forum: Engine Tech
01-08-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By gyrogearloose

GZ Motorsports

Has anyone used or know of someone who is using a Vacuum Pump from GZ Motorsports in Cal. I have talked to the owner and he seems to be straight up about his product. To get a complete kit from GZ...
Forum: Engine Tech
12-12-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,067
Posted By gyrogearloose

Well the one thing you didn't mention was how...

Well the one thing you didn't mention was how much you are willing to spend. And with out all the specs of the engine it is hard to tell.
You could always go with a bigger stoke. 4.500" will give...
Forum: Engine Tech
11-30-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By gyrogearloose

ATI

We have run ATI fluid dampeners for 7 years with no failures or problems at all.


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11-18-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 522
Posted By gyrogearloose

scammer

This just showed up in my messages concerning some parts I am trying to sell.



He prolly got a million dollars he wants me to get into the country for him also. :roll:
All I have to do is...
Forum: Engine Tech
11-16-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,190
Posted By gyrogearloose

Re: BBC Tall Deck Vs. Short Deck Good Vs. Bad

You can build a 496 ci using a short deck, (9.800") BBC.
4.250" stroke, 4.310" bore, using 6.535" rods (.400" long), (this rod will give you a 1.54 rod to stroke ratio, stock ratio is 1.53) and use...
Forum: Engine Tech
11-14-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By gyrogearloose

great post

68bbnova, that was a very good post you made about the mkI, II, III BBC. I have wondered about that also. No much, :lol: but also.

thanks,
gyrogearloose
Forum: Engine Tech
11-14-2007, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By gyrogearloose

That pretty much sums it all up. Nothing else...

That pretty much sums it all up.
Nothing else needs to be said.
:lol: :wink:
Forum: Engine Tech
10-09-2007, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By gyrogearloose

belt drive

We use an ATI balancer also. No problems.


gyrogearloose
Forum: Engine Tech
10-08-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By gyrogearloose

Cam belt drive systems

We have been running a comp belt drive for 6 years on our bbc. Never had any problem. So I have never used a Jesel system. But I have never heard anything bad about them. You would not have any...
Forum: Transmission
10-08-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By gyrogearloose

PG

I already have a superglide by JW. Know what it will do with a glide. That is why I want a 3 speed.
Forum: Transmission
10-01-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By gyrogearloose

Coan Transmissions

Has or does anyone have experence with the Coan 400-XLT trans? Was going to put a Lencodrive 3 speed in our new car until I seen they cost about $1500.00 with converter. I have talked to some people...
Forum: Engine Tech
10-01-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By gyrogearloose

Running Meth

We have ran meth for 5 years in our BBCs. Never filled a block yet. We feel it is not necessary. And yes get a good electric water pump and a smaller radiator. Even though the engine will run cooler,...
Forum: Engine Tech
09-13-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By gyrogearloose

pushrods

Smith Brothers offers a 3/8x.120 4130 chromoly tube.
3121 series.

http://www.pushrods.net/onepiece.html
Forum: Engine Tech
08-13-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By gyrogearloose

Two bolt mains

I can't top your feat Ed, but we ran a 475 for three years using a two bolt main pass car block with an ARP stud kit, Eagle crank and rods, JE pistons with 14.5 to 1 compression. Dart 310 heads. 821...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-29-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,957
Posted By gyrogearloose

I always thought that an engine was a machine...

I always thought that an engine was a machine that converted energy(by means of a chemical reaction, ie: fuels of variouse types) into mechanical motion. And a motor uses and existing energy source...
Forum: Transmission
06-29-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,488
Posted By gyrogearloose

Re: Turbo 400 vs. Powerglide

You can get some very good Power Glides that will handle 1000hp with no problem. How ever, I have heard several times that you are pushing the limits of a PG at 3000 lbs and up. (performance and...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-29-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By gyrogearloose

No Holes

You want to seal the engine as best as you can. No holes or air leaks if possible. A well sealed engine with a vacuum pump will give you a little more power.
Forum: Engine Tech
06-19-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,299
Posted By gyrogearloose

Re: gears or timing chains

We have always used a Comp belt drive system. We put a new one on at the start of the season. Never had a minutes problem.
Forum: Engine Tech
06-02-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,278
Posted By gyrogearloose

Thanks for the offer on the pistons Ed. We...

Thanks for the offer on the pistons Ed. We disucssed the the options of replacing just the two pistons and talked it over with Wade who does the balanceing for us, Harry over at HD Machine who was...
Forum: Engine Tech
06-01-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,278
Posted By gyrogearloose

It has not been a good week. I don't know why I...

It has not been a good week. I don't know why I posted this number this way, but, .765=.0765. Please don't ask, because i don't have an answer for this. Anyway with the 50cc domes, it wasn't that...
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