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  1. B3RE

    need an engine builder for my 273

    Just north of Hershey. I can't do an estimate/quote without knowing what I have to work with. That comes with tear down and inspection.
  2. B3RE

    need an engine builder for my 273

    Sorry Mike. I think you misunderstood. I have cores in the event that some of his parts are beyond repair. He asked about an engine builder and I, as a builder, was just pointing out that I have those parts if needed during the build. I'm not trying to sell him parts.
  3. B3RE

    need an engine builder for my 273

    I generally encourage leaving the engine assembled for delivery. During teardown I can determine the health of the engine and recognize any issues as currently assembled. The engine will tell a story of its life during disassembly if one knows what to look for. It also reduces the risk of lost...
  4. B3RE

    need an engine builder for my 273

    I'm in PA and have some 273 cores in case additional parts are needed.
  5. B3RE

    Stainless, Bushed PRW Rocker Arms

    Mike, I believe you must have misunderstood me, and I don't want others to get the wrong idea. The Trick Flow heads have the rocker stands repositioned for to have geometry more suited for a roller rocker. It can't be right for every application, but it is much closer than other heads on the...
  6. B3RE

    Rocker Arm help

    I've just been extremely busy with parts shortage backlogs. Finally clearing out some of the stuff from late last year, so once everything settles down a bit, I'll try to get a thread started. That's why I've been so scarce around these parts lately.
  7. B3RE

    Roller Rockers 1.5 vs 1.6

    The radius for the shaft is not machined properly. Check out some recent Speedmaster threads to see discussions about this issue.
  8. B3RE

    Roller Rockers 1.5 vs 1.6

    Only if the stands are corrected. Then I have no problem doing them.
  9. B3RE

    TrickFlow 190 Issue

    Just an afterthought. Lay the gasket on the heads too, using dowels for alignment, and see how it looks. Between the block and the heads, the gasket should make it obvious which one is "off".
  10. B3RE

    TrickFlow 190 Issue

    Hey, the Trick Flow people are human too, and can make mistakes, so the heads could have a problem I haven't seen. I just wanted to save you some grief exchanging out heads if that wasn't the problem. Let us know what you find.
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    TrickFlow 190 Issue

    Yes, the gasket will go on without issue. The holes are extra large. I'm not saying there couldn't be an issue with the head, but my experience was that the holes were shifted in the block. Being a TF dealer, I do quite a few builds with them, and haven't had a head with improperly located holes...
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    TrickFlow 190 Issue

    I have experienced this with Trick Flow heads before. It is likely not the head's fault. To have room to CNC the ports as large and straight as possible, Trick Flow machines the bolt holes on the small side, but plenty large enough for the fastener. The problem is that the factory bolt holes in...
  13. B3RE

    My 422 smallblock build

    Nah, I knew what you meant, Geoff. To be honest, I was expecting a fight, so I was purposely vague. My apologies. When I set up to cut the rockers, my intent was not necessarily to lengthen the fulcrum, but to have the rocker resting closer to the center of the valve stem, in the perpendicular...
  14. B3RE

    Holley Strip Dominator vs. Edelbrock Victor 340

    I guess I really don't understand the general point.
  15. B3RE

    Holley Strip Dominator vs. Edelbrock Victor 340

    They did address the rocker stands, and they are a lot closer to optimal. But, there is no "right" stand height for every application, so they have just made it a lot closer. More than can be said for all the other manufacturers that simply copy a factory head, which was never designed for a...
  16. B3RE

    Holley Strip Dominator vs. Edelbrock Victor 340

    Getting rid of the single shaft doesn't fix geometry. It just allows stand adjustability, which can aid in correcting geometry, and that is provided the rocker is designed right. Figure in the machining of the heads, and the lifter bore bushings to pushrod oil, and combine that with the...
  17. B3RE

    My 422 smallblock build

    Yeah, but where is the high spot on a radius? Up, down, left, right? It has to have context.
  18. B3RE

    My 422 smallblock build

    Essentially, that's the effect.
  19. B3RE

    Holley Strip Dominator vs. Edelbrock Victor 340

    I guess it would depend on the engine builder's definition of geometry. I know the stand position on the Indy heads is waaaaay off, so no rocker by itself will correct that. Now, move the shaft where it needs to be, and then a properly designed rocker can be made. Something that no off the shelf...
  20. B3RE

    Holley Strip Dominator vs. Edelbrock Victor 340

    I have a build in the shop now with a set of 360-1's, lash caps and all. I'm trying to convince him to go with the rockers we have so we can eliminate all the poor geometry nonsense.
  21. B3RE

    Holley Strip Dominator vs. Edelbrock Victor 340

    You might want to contact me before you make that decision. If you are interested in good geometry on an Indy head, it would be well worth your time. Oh, and I won't insult you, or your mother. P.S. Don't wait until the last minute. Things take more time than usual these days, as I'm sure...
  22. B3RE

    My 422 smallblock build

    Thanks Jim, but I don't have to be credited. I was just trying to make them usable and fit reasonably well. I wasn't sure if I mentioned the increased fulcrum length to you, but when Dwayne mentioned the ratio accuracy, it reminded me that I did that, and it probably had some beneficial effect...
  23. B3RE

    My 422 smallblock build

    They might be a little better than they were originally. Since I had to restore the radius on the rocker tips anyway, I cut the fulcrum length slightly longer so the rocker would center on the valve tip a little better in his application. That would have the effect of a very modest ratio...
  24. B3RE

    Valvetrain geometry video

    One of these days, I'm going to have to do some YouTube videos about rocker geometry. There is some good basic info in these, but also much that is incorrect. I wonder if either of these gentleman can explain how the centered pattern improves reliability or performance, or any other benefits...
  25. B3RE

    Rocker Arm help

    I'll let you know when I'm done with them. I might just start a new thread on what I've found and how it was addressed.
  26. B3RE

    Rocker Arm help

    I can't say I disagree with what you have said. Once you get into complex 3D machining, there is a lot of cool stuff you can do. Inverse feed rates, if I'm remembering the terminology correctly, makes my head want to explode. But, it's obvious that is not what is being used for machining the...
  27. B3RE

    Rocker Arm help

    Here is an as cast head with the same thing. N o consistency from one head to the next.
  28. B3RE

    Rocker Arm help

    I'm not sure. Usually, a ball mill will leave a distinctive machined pattern that I haven't seen on the OEM heads. Maybe the stands were bored through after casting, and then the excess stand milled of to where they decided to finish them. I don't know. Somebody who worked for Chrysler may have...
  29. B3RE

    Rocker Arm help

    Either way works, but with the removeable stands, it still isn't a one size fits all approach. They still have to be made for your specific engine's requirements (height and offset), just like the bolt on kits.
  30. B3RE

    Rocker Arm help

    How are you positioning the head to do that. If the head is mounted longitudinally in the X axis, the how can you interpolate a radius in the Y axis, using a G02 or G03 interpolation in the Z axis, without at least 20 interpolations per stand? That is figuring on a 1 inch wide stand with a .050"...
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