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Forum: performance & modifications 12-06-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By shoestring
Bel-Metric.

Bel-Metric.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-06-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By shoestring
GM does not standardize wiring color to function.

GM does not standardize wiring color to function.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By shoestring
I've got these in my 245 and I'm very happy with...

I've got these in my 245 and I'm very happy with them. They're not a perfect match, but fit is very good, and I'd rather have that than something that's a cosmetic match that you can't install...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,123
Posted By shoestring
redblockpowered's 940 has a similar combination...

redblockpowered's 940 has a similar combination to what you're describing, but with a stock head, a V15T, and a 15G. Power peaks about 5200 and crests over very gently and makes reasonable power to...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By shoestring
T013 is the correct number belt. I've found that...

T013 is the correct number belt. I've found that the tensioner pulley bearings can have different size holes in them, and from what you're describing, you want a LARGER hole to allow more adjustment...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,123
Posted By shoestring
It's relative. If you make those mods, the power...

It's relative. If you make those mods, the power curve goes (mostly) straight up. It doesn't go to the right, that is to say, extend the rpm range. A "T" cam peaks at about 4800 rpm. With the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,123
Posted By shoestring
I use the David Vizard bathtub chamber formula to...

I use the David Vizard bathtub chamber formula to determine deshroud amount. It's: radius from valve stem centerline=(chamber depth*coefficient of discharge)+(0.5*valve head diameter). Basically it...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,123
Posted By shoestring
I don't have experience with milling pistons as...

I don't have experience with milling pistons as you asked, but I do have experience with the chamber volumes. The stock, untouched chambers in 530 heads I have measured with stock valves in them...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By shoestring
Which one did you get? We didn't get the full...

Which one did you get? We didn't get the full size "pizza" checked, and it's smooth as mother's butter.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By shoestring
I think I'd try to use an exhaust pipe spreader...

I think I'd try to use an exhaust pipe spreader rather than a hammer. I prefer a smooth application of torque.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By shoestring
See my post edit. And all this would be made...

See my post edit.

And all this would be made so much easier if cams were all referenced by lift at TDC.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By shoestring
Reading this and thinking about it has made me...

Reading this and thinking about it has made me revisit the math I've thought I had locked in for like a decade. As it turns out, I was wrong in stating that every 0.010" you mill retards the cam 1...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,094
Posted By shoestring
In a nutshell, springs are a gross handling...

In a nutshell, springs are a gross handling adjustment tool, sway bars are more of a fine adjustment tool. What you're looking for is a balance that you're happy with and that's fun for you.

I'm...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,168
Posted By shoestring
OK boys, got it. Thanks for the hot tip...and...

OK boys, got it. Thanks for the hot tip...and this cam has a more factory-esque lobe shape than the KG7 I got years ago. That looked like an OHV roller...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,168
Posted By shoestring
I presume you cats use some kind of high ZDDP...

I presume you cats use some kind of high ZDDP type engine oil? Recommendation? I haven't broken in a flat tappet cam since I put the Comp 280H in my 400 SBC in '94.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,168
Posted By shoestring
Cam break in

Not talking about my kid here, but a brand-new camshaft. Are new shims correct for the break-in procedure? I only ask because hey, we swap used shims around all the time. Granted, it's on used...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,152
Posted By shoestring
https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/environmental-t...

https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/environmental-testers/digital-differential-manometer

Modern-era measurement entered.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,152
Posted By shoestring
I go away for a weekend and some weird stuff...

I go away for a weekend and some weird stuff happens.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,923
Posted By shoestring
The math on the KL springs says you get more seat...

The math on the KL springs says you get more seat pressure with roughly the same spring rate as a stock Volvo spring. Make sure you have the correct factory seats and retainers for these springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,923
Posted By shoestring
There's something mechanically wrong here. The...

There's something mechanically wrong here. The ipd cam should be making peak power at around the 5400-5500 range, roughly. The rapid drop at 5000 maybe points to valve springs or something like...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,152
Posted By shoestring
For clarification, these are the final results on...

For clarification, these are the final results on the prepared head, not the stock one. They also include a couple of changes we made after we were able to flowbench the entire intake system, some...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,152
Posted By shoestring
And you would be correct.

And you would be correct.
Forum: website & board 10-04-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,308
Posted By shoestring
Tremendous loss.

Tremendous loss.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,886
Posted By shoestring
That, and your timeslip. The 60' is pretty poor....

That, and your timeslip. The 60' is pretty poor. Additionally, when combined with a 3.73 gear, the MPH is well below the upper end of the rpm range I would expect with a K cam. Moving the power...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,997
Posted By shoestring
Gen III/IV Hemis use the same valve spring...

Gen III/IV Hemis use the same valve spring keepers as Redblocks. The spring retainers (pn 53021676AB) o.d. at 0.890 and i.d. at 0.640 and weigh 8.9g. They have a -0.060 installed height vs the Ford...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,886
Posted By shoestring
You need less camshaft duration.

You need less camshaft duration.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,577
Posted By shoestring
I see that both he and Mike Jones are pretty...

I see that both he and Mike Jones are pretty active on Speed Talk. I'll check out Jones.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,577
Posted By shoestring
Thought you would have input, thank you. I'm...

Thought you would have input, thank you.

I'm considering it if I can find something that gives an improvement to the K that we currently run, but I'm not looking for a dyno queen kinda thing. 6-8...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By shoestring
Is it your fuel return line?

Is it your fuel return line?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,577
Posted By shoestring
Web Camshaft

Anybody ever use these guys before? I just got off the phone with them and they said that they have experience doing B21 cams, though it's not listed on the website or whatever.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By shoestring
Who's the cam company? I'm always looking for...

Who's the cam company? I'm always looking for grinders that just may have EXACTLY what I'm looking for...

You MAY lose a couple hp in absolute numbers with the shorter duration but more than make...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By shoestring
I just learned something

I just learned something
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By shoestring
I don't know. Like I said, all my stuff is...

I don't know. Like I said, all my stuff is stock. Stock airbox, which the MAF clamps directly to, so there really isn't anywhere else for it to go. Maybe I'll do this tonight and you guys can be...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By shoestring
Got it. I'll have to disassemble and show what's...

Got it. I'll have to disassemble and show what's up.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By shoestring
ipd/STS A/C delete bracket difficulty

So I bought one of these for my '91 245, which has an absolutely standard engine compartment: nothing has been moved/relocated/etc, which the exception of the A/C compressor which was removed. If I...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By shoestring
To answer your questions directly, yes it's on...

To answer your questions directly, yes it's on the extreme end, but no, it may not be better. It really depends on the opening and closing points of the valve. With a 10:1 compression ratio I...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 202,726
Posted By shoestring
What's mid to high range? Kenny's dyno test...

What's mid to high range? Kenny's dyno test kinda highlights the rpm range that the IPD cam provides, with supporting mods. If that looks like what you're looking for, run it straight up. If...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,386
Posted By shoestring
You're adjusting relative to crank degrees. All...

You're adjusting relative to crank degrees. All cam specs pertaining to valve events are relative to crank position.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,386
Posted By shoestring
I have to politely offer that crank degrees are...

I have to politely offer that crank degrees are twice cam degrees. One combustion cycle is 720 crank degrees, and 360 cam degrees. That would make each mark 1 cam degrees as Culberro points out,...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 202,726
Posted By shoestring
Because all the Dodge guys go straight to the...

Because all the Dodge guys go straight to the bottom of the page.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 542,732
Posted By shoestring
I noticed the other day that this thread went...

I noticed the other day that this thread went over 500k views. I hope you've found it fun to look at, and maybe even useful.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By shoestring
The kid knows

The kid knows
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,890
Posted By shoestring
What lash value are you using, and what's the cam?

What lash value are you using, and what's the cam?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By shoestring
Contact redblockpowered

Contact redblockpowered
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,997
Posted By shoestring
You know I appreciate the facts.

You know I appreciate the facts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By shoestring
Tools to either adjust out the clutch cable or a...

Tools to either adjust out the clutch cable or a BIG pair of Channellocks to collapse the clutch fork to separate the cable. Silicone grease to make slipping the cable through the rubber block...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,997
Posted By shoestring
I used to use the Ford 4V 4.6 springs out of the...

I used to use the Ford 4V 4.6 springs out of the 02-03(?) Cobra in conjunction with the 6.2 Raptor spring retainers but the springs have become cost prohibitive. If I felt I needed an upgrade from...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By shoestring
If the cam you're currently using has longer...

If the cam you're currently using has longer duration than the T (it's hard to imagine it doesn't), I would keep it to reduce the dynamic compression ratio and therefore detonation sensitivity.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,091
Posted By shoestring
With regard to the VX having less exhaust than...

With regard to the VX having less exhaust than intake lift and duration, you have to consider it's original application, which I think is the B230FX? If you take the intake tract as a whole and...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 84,683
Posted By shoestring
How are you compensating for that much lift on...

How are you compensating for that much lift on your valve guides? Are you cutting them down or using longer valves or...?
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