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    Engine Build Tech Help

    Hughes says 35 dABDC is the actual closing point Edit: have seen some articles that say to add 15* to a .050" lift point. That math gives me 50* and 7.99dcr
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    Engine Build Tech Help

    Gasket thickness included, heads are open chambered. Piston measurement was taken with the old bearings I received the block with, rod and main bearings just snug, not torqued.
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    Engine Build Tech Help

    What kind of guidance on dcr to octane requirement is there? Rule of thumb on that?
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    Engine Build Tech Help

    Block hasn't been decked, kb pistons measured .030 in the hole which was part of my 9:1 calc.
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    Engine Build Tech Help

    So I'm trying to rebuild a 318 to throw into my Valiant. I've posted a couple other threads about this build and this is the latest update with me feeling like I'm either in over my head, or just got too excited about parts and didn't spec the correct parts. Basically I picked up a .020" over...
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    Hastings Ring Gap?

    The car is going to pretty much live at and around sea level, so setting it up for dense air is more important than performance at high altitude. To note, I had the 9.4 number in my head and didn't check my notes, that was my potential highest number with some pretty big work to get there. Sorry...
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    Hastings Ring Gap?

    Thanks for all the info! I kinda picked up someone's unbuilt motor, so it's not like I researched and bought all of the parts. Little bit of detective work for me, but it's getting closer. Looks like .032" is probably a good target for me, and the image above says 2nd ring is fine to be gapped...
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    Hastings Ring Gap?

    I'm actually starting to put together the bottom end of my .020" over 318 after way too many months (whoever it was on here that told me to pay them to build my motor was probably right), I'm finally measuring ring gap for the motor. Basically it's just going to be a mild street/strip motor, I...
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    Bent Frame, bent k member

    Update and resolution: picked up a dirty but pretty good looking k member last night. I had meant this thread to be weighing pros and cons of aftermarket tube k members, but instead it turned into a wanted ad. Thanks again to all y'all that offered up your stuff to me, I take appreciate it. Now...
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    Bent Frame, bent k member

    I actually have factory discs on this car, KHs that have kicked my *** every time I touch them. But when they work they work good. Working to get a 73 frame, I'll keep y'all updated if it falls through.
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    Bent Frame, bent k member

    There's a reason I put shoulder belts in my car back when I was dailying it. I wanted to at least pretend I was safe in there
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    Bent Frame, bent k member

    I actually got a message from a local member that has one, so I might jump on that prior to getting one shipped. Everyone on this forum is super generous!
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    Bent Frame, bent k member

    So I should call back the body guy and tell him to leave the k member bolted in and straighten it all up? I don't want to come across as a know it all jerk on that phone call. If he wanted to drop the k member to straighten the frame, is that just the best way to do it, and it'll be fine if I...
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    Bent Frame, bent k member

    So for years of owning my 68 Valiant, I've known it has a bent frame. Finally got it in to a body shop to get it all squared up and got a call today, they told me the k member is bent, too. Basically the conclusion is that the k member isn't fixable and that it likely won't bolt in place after...
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    My First 318 Rebuild

    Yeah, it's a cast crank.
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