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    Does a drag race only car need exhaust boxes?

    Your countryman David Vizard has an excellent section on exh systems in his small block Chev book, SA books #57. Well worth getting. He also explodes the myth about having equal length pri pipes. There is a dyno test in his big block book, equal v un-equal, with unequal making up to 29 HP more [...
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    Fresh 302, block was decked, valve train noisy

    ^^^^ is the most likely, given the symptoms.
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    Is there such a thing as a 5000 stall converter that is streetable ?

    33, Thank you for your sensible comment in post #80. Some will never get it. The cter is a fluid coupling, is always going to have slippage & the smaller the diam the greater the slippage. If the 'new techniques' that are applied to small diam high stall cters to tighten up coupling were...
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    Is there such a thing as a 5000 stall converter that is streetable ?

    I guess it depends on your definition of what streetable is. Mine would not include feeling like a clutch slipping when below the stall speed & under load. And it has everything to do with physics. To get higher stall speeds, you reduce the c'ter diam. Don't know of any 12-13" cters with 5000...
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    Is there such a thing as a 5000 stall converter that is streetable ?

    Post #46. Modern technology doesn't override physics.
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    Is there such a thing as a 5000 stall converter that is streetable ?

    If the definition of streetable is 'honest', then there is no 5000 stall c'ter that is streetable. A lot of slippage & heat generated below the stall speed. Quoted stall speeds are generic. The greater the tq produced by the engine, the higher the stall speed.
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    Cam And Lifter Hardness Testing

    If you don't want lifter failure, have a factory set of lifters re-faced. How many times does it have be said???
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    Cam And Lifter Hardness Testing

    There is a similar thread to this on SpeedTalk. A professional engine builder bought a tray of 128 lifters & 18 were soft.
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    Cam And Lifter Hardness Testing

    Post #36. From the MP bulletins: ' The 440 -6bbl used a special low taper 276* duration camshaft [ 1970 #3512033; 1971 #3512903 ]'.
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    Cam And Lifter Hardness Testing

    [1] Roller cam is flat, although the rollers are often crowned. I believe the crowning is done to [a] help tracking [ b] the roller 'flattens' out under load for more even load distribution. [2] The 440 6 pack low taper cam/lifters was to reduce wear with the stronger valve springs. [3] Low...
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    Cam And Lifter Hardness Testing

    [1] FT cams are cast iron based, same hardness right through & can be ground to any size. [2] Roller cams such as the 8620 core, commonly used, is steel & is hardened only to a certain depth, & that limits lobe lift, LSA, etc. [3] Experienced engine builders have experienced FT break in...
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    Cam And Lifter Hardness Testing

    He says in the video he does lifter re-facing. So guys, you have a place you can send your factory lifters for re-facing!
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    Converter size?

    Depends on how you define efficient. Do not agree with the 1st sentence in post #4. Smaller CVs have more slippage, all else being equal. That is how they get the higher stall speed, internal slippage. The smaller CV has a considerable reduction in rotating weight [ RW], from it's body weight &...
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    David Vizard, porting and polishing book

    A good book. And good reasons why measuring at fixed depressions such as 28" of h20 might not be best...
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    Mopar 413/426 Max Wedge block casting number confusion

    I have bored [ built & drove for a years ] a 413 block out to 440.
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    Why the hate for HR cams.

    Solid lifters [ FT or roller ] have three great advantages that hyd lifters do not have: - they can never pump up.... - they can never bleed down... - all else being equal, they idle smoother with more vacuum because of more positive valve seating. The problem with post #11 & 'quality' slow...
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    Why the hate for HR cams.

    And it has got so silly that one hyd lifter seller states that his lifters should be used with a certain centi/stoke value for the oil. Failure to do so, all bets are off..... Harley Davidson in 1948 or 49 introduced the modern hyd lifter function. Detroit 'borrowed' the design. Originally, the...
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    440/520 Stroker with max wedge exhaust manifolds question

    Or even a 361 crank. Forged, same dimensions as 383/400.
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    440/520 Stroker with max wedge exhaust manifolds question

    Fishmen, your post #20. I was referring to the pic in post #2. Whatever they fit, they are headers. A header is a collection of individual pipes or runners that merge into a common area, known as a collector. Post #2 fits that description.
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    440/520 Stroker with max wedge exhaust manifolds question

    Use a 400 block instead of a 440 block, & you will save about 3/4" in overall width. Incidentally, those ' manifolds' in the above pics ARE headers. They have individual primary ' pipes ' & have a collector. They differ only from tube type headers in the length of the pri pipes.
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    Amount of CFM available from 452 heads, heavily ported

    PRH. Post #25. Great numbers, & it looks like very little was taken out of the pinch. Many attack the pinch first thinking it is a restriction, gain no flow & have reduced velocity by doing it.
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    850 Ultra XP lean bogs when secondaries open

    .............or an Edel 800 AVS for bog-free operation.
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    Scat arp 2000 rod bolts

    Only the stuff you eat.
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    Scat arp 2000 rod bolts

    No but they didn't say stretch only was more accurate, but they implied that. And if you do not use their specially formulated lube that they have tested for tq values, how do you what tq value to use with 'peanut butter'?
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    Scat arp 2000 rod bolts

    Scat buy their fasteners from ARP. This is what it says in my ARP catalog about how to tighten their rod bolts, p.14: 'The....proper preload can be attained in a con rod by applying proper tq using a tq wrennch or by measuring the amount of stretch in the bolt using a stretch gauge.....The tq...
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    Edelbrock/4150 Holley knock off!,,,,,,,?,,,,,,$,,?????

    You are talking about emulsion bleeds now. Different function to an air bleed. The emulsion bleed [ s ] above the fuel level is to bleed off some of the signal. That bleeding off could also be done my increasing the size of the MAB. Not sure of the reason for both/either method. I would say...
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    Edelbrock/4150 Holley knock off!,,,,,,,?,,,,,,$,,?????

    Where did I say it was a good thing?
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    Edelbrock/4150 Holley knock off!,,,,,,,?,,,,,,$,,?????

    Edelbrock believes it's a good thing. They added it. Ask them.
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    Edelbrock/4150 Holley knock off!,,,,,,,?,,,,,,$,,?????

    Wow! Hol/Edel finally caught up with Carter, with two MABs. The TQ had them 50 yrs ago. All they need to do now is add another IAB to make it two, which the Carter AFB has had since 1957.
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