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Old 06-25-19, 09:11PM   #91
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Green light on crank !! Ö now to get r/a finalized, cryo'd and balanced. Hopefully to create my short-block able to hold 444@15PSI boost.

Talked to Total Seal who recommended their MaxSeal m7560-65 gapless set for n/a to 15psi boost .. got spec's from Ross to assure fit, they still have card on my NOS pistons.

Want to send pistons to Calico for ceramic top coat to help piston stay cooler and add anti-scuff side coat. Calico does not know and wont guess, even ball-park, on the weight coating adds Ö was just going to get an estimate and use for a balance figure figuring it would be a tiny amount ??? (so I could do after balance)

Verifying KB 3.00 pins fit sweetly else I will replace them with better H-13 3.125 cut-down pins

My Cat 4340 H-beams have ARP 8740 but not sure whether 3/8 or 7/16. Thinking I better upgrade to larger bolts if they are 3/8 and its possible to do so. Probably better for 7/16 ARP 2000 if I do upgrade.
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Old 10-30-19, 02:27PM   #92
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Green light went red at balance, counterweights had not been ballparked to my bob-weight though remaining elements of crank were "on-size". Possibly chromer really did get a raw forging after boogering my original forged crank and was not advised of my bob numbers. Sent crank back to Scat from Paul's for counterweight adjustment as they were 500gms off. Crank has been a nightmare.
Considering fuel injection now as an alternate induction system Ö will probably start with 4360's and put money in heads however. The FI systems from Butler do not support boost and are tbi unless you get the most expensive XFI setup which I cant do right now. Think if I do FI I will want individual port injection and boost capability.
The 96 cores are very nice and have been ported. Will try to put in 7mm custom stainless valves, a 2.16 head intake with new hemi style flatter stem to valvehead transition-style and full radius 1.65 exhaust. Trying to seat 1.65 valve in a 1.77 Sealed Power replacement seat, dimensions look like I can do it. Will try on a set of 6x's first that will be fitted with the titanium models I already cryo'd at Paul's. I calculate 5% less port obstruction using 1.60 diameter per PeteM video. Should be 5% more flow then .. possibly a like amount in port speed and a small amount of added volume for entire lift range. Thinking factory heads will like that.
Just bought Elgin stainless full roller 1.65 rockers that look pretty nice though are not the most expensive, will send them with new Howards 240/247 @.050 cam and seats to Paul for cryo once I get 7mm stuff from PAC that will go too. Have spoken with Dimitri Elgin and enjoyed the conversation, wanted to try something with his name on it. May just break-in engine and go with shaft rockers like I wanted after Ö will see how engine feels. At least I will have full sets of cryod rockers in both 1.52 and 1.65.
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Old 02-20-20, 10:54PM   #93
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OK,going on 3 years,will ANY engine get built EVER?Tom
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Old 02-21-20, 02:00AM   #94
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Not to bust you, but which one is done. We want to see some action
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Old 02-29-20, 04:26AM   #95
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Just saw new posts on my thread, yes hopefully this 444 will be together this year and go into my 71 formula. Finally got crank and it is at local machine shop now where Iím paying machinist to teach me a few assembly skills so I can mate rotating assemblies and blocks at home a little more confidently. Just got a new bore gauge set Iím trying to fit a .0001 Starrett indicator to instead of the .0005 cheapie it came with. Starrett helping me with that. Young machinist at Sanelís working my cylinder heads doing 3 practice sets before my ported 96ís .... 62ís first just a freshen and my glyptal and paint idea, then my 092ís for 389 project, freshen glyptal paint and new springs, then first 7mm valve test in 6x-8 set with sealed power replacement ex seats, then my 96 for 444 with Ferrea 7mm custom valves if 6x-8s turn out. May run them 1st on 444. 62ís being done now.
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Old 02-29-20, 11:13PM   #96
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I see nothing's changed,paralysis by analysis.You continue to spend money in places where there is virtually no HP gain.I hope you live long enough to finish just one.Tom
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Old 03-01-20, 10:37AM   #97
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Agree with Tom 100000%
You could have been up and running 2 years ago.
All this extra work won't provide any noticeable difference.
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Old 03-01-20, 04:54PM   #98
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My head is spinning. Iím like OK which motor is he actually doing and what car is actually going in.
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Old 03-01-20, 09:43PM   #99
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I started a new build on 12-08-18.This was a RA V street 428 build.Used a Scat crank,STOCK,set of Molnar catalog rods and a set off custom dished Autotec pistons.Used a new builder as Joe Sherman past away.Had to wait over 3 month to get inline for it to be put together.I was put on the dyno on 10-19-19 with having to wait over 30 days to get a appointment on the pump.And had to wait 12 weeks for the custom RA V cam.Just not that friggin hard to build a engine!Tom
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Old 03-01-20, 11:31PM   #100
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This is funny, my block sat at machine shop for two months, Finally one day after getting sick of calling once a week, I walked in didnít say a word Drew a chalk line around it and walk out..True story.

That machine was the best, did my work for years, my son worked their for two years. Doing heads. Last January the owner past away, god do I miss him.

He held many class records, big Chevy guy. owned AS/A record BS/A record. Think at time AS/A record was 10.80ís back in 1984-85. He used to bust my sons balls all time about Pontiacís. Until we ran 10.30ís with our 68 GTO, his response, any buddy can put a big motor and a little car and go fast..LOL Yeah ok a 68 GTO is a little car.

Miss you Dave RIP
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Old 03-01-20, 11:36PM   #101
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Lucky for us, the new shop, is only 1/2 hour ride, has dyno, flow bench, cam checking, and two of guys that worked at Daves now work their. Has a fee add here Larryís
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Old 03-02-20, 12:58AM   #102
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Well I make no claim to be the fastest gun in the west. Not rich and work 60 hrs/week doing a young manís job so am beat at end of week. Wasnít going to post on this thread till I had something done but felt obligated to respond to queries. Got the crank to mate with the oddball pistons and rods I had finally so would like to follow through with my original idea to assemble at home. My mechanic turbo buddy telling me to just let R+L assemble, think he might be worried about messing with chromed crank custom RA endeavor. Might see if Leo will let me take part in assembly at his shop. Am going to have him order a Summit block for the Fastburn 302-314 he has already worked heads for once this motor complete. Need to see what dyno costs and capabilities he can help me with. Gach do you know Lou at R+L or Dave Crosby at Crosby machine in Portsmouth?
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Correction Leo at R+ L not Lou 🤪
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Was trying to find thread where Dragncar mentions modifying oilhole/main bearing entry for better high rpm oil delivery can someone please point me as I canít seem to locate now. Was interested in this mod and I still may be able to do in the 444.
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Correction Leo at R+ L not Lou 🤪
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