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  1. JBurch

    Can a small block timing chain jump a tooth?

    To jump a tooth requires a slack chain; find out how much slack you have in your chain. remove your distributor cap, put a ratchet on the crank bolt, start with the damper on "0" slowly rotate the crank until the rotor just starts to move; remember/write down number, rotate the crank back in...
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    318 power?

    I went back and dug out my time slips from 2007 when I ran a Teener; specs of car and engine are listed in 12 second combinations. I guess your times in the 1/8 will be high to mid 8's
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    318 power?

    Maybe 375HP, maybe low 8's, high 7's
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    Re using cast iron rings?

    I would not need to, ring is already seated
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    Re using cast iron rings?

    Here's a question I hope some one can answer.........If a ring is seated to a cylinder bore, how can it's removal from that cylinder and then it's re-installation to that bore ruin it's seal?? I realize I'm the heretic in this discussion; some one has to do it.
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    Re using cast iron rings?

    I'll get killed for this, I say go for it. Learn something, the acquisition of knowledge is not with out effort; when done you will know with certainty if it can be done. As already stated put the rings back in the same hole they came out of, think "how does a ring know it came out of it's...
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    Drive shaft loop

    I will suggest that you put a hoop at each end of the driveshaft. the one on the differential will probably be a custom made piece; I've not ever seen commercially made units. The one up front keeps you from pogosticking; the one on the diff keeps you from doing this
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    Taking bets(no money involved) How long will this engine last?

    Been there, done that. You are not the first person to do something like this and you won't be the last. as already stated, if you got it as clean as possible, you're golden.
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    Eagle SIR6123CB rods Vs stock.

    I had a set in a 500hp 360, spun it to 7 thou on a regular basis. What pistons are you planning to use? They are quite a bit lighter than stock rods, you will need to balance your rotating assembly.
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    SBM Crank Identification Help!

    Your first crank, the mains have been cut .010 as they measure by your account 2.49, standard is 2.50, with no pictures I can not tell you if it is cast or forged; you can figure that out just by looking at it; (reference your 360 crank parting line is narrow, cast) wide parting line (forged)...
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    I was just cleaning up some paper work, and one item was the employment offer, dated April 1, 2022. Irony doesn't get any better than this.
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    I want to thank our member A56 for going above and beyond as a board member, reaching out and assisting another member (me) in this ass ache. He contacted Autozone, supplied me with peoples names, contact numbers, e-mails etc. I spoke with the district manager, she admitted fault was theirs; a...
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    Who knows, who cares.........the whole event paints quite a picture of just who/what Autozone is, behind their facade! It just blows my mind to be terminated before my first scheduled day of work because some district manager allegedly could not reach me by phone, yet she left no message on my...
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    Yea I was hired and fired before I did a days work!! It sucks though because it was gonna be part time, delivering parts to commercial accounts easy peasy; was within walking distance of my home. I guess I buy parts from the competition now.
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    My local store has had ALOT of turn over, scared me every time I went in and saw new faces from the last time I was in....start all over educating the new people
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    The guy I e-mailed early on, asking for start date and time, whom never responded to me, is the regional HR.......been there, done that
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    The position they were hiring me for was commercial side parts delivery, sit in a car/truck, drive around.
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    Could be.....hadn't thought of that do you prove???
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    Just thought I'd share one of those stories that you just can't make up. Autozone in my area is hiring, I thought I'd get a part time job, pick up some pocket money, have a reason to get out of the house; retirement is boring. Went thru the application process twice; got the automated response...
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    Cam ID help

    That is not a MP cam; all the MP cams I've ever seen are Purple, that's why they are called Purple shaft cams, the paint marks on the cam are meaningless; if your measurements are accurate, at .440 lift with a 1.5 rocker, it; the cam; is not eather a .528 or .590 lift MP solid lifter cam; more...
  22. JBurch

    Biggest cam everyone's run on a stock(ish) 318?

    I ran a Comp XTQ281S-6; stock rotator, milled 360 heads.........
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    Removing Upper & Lower Ball Joint Studs From Spindle....

    Here is one way...........big hammer, in the range of about 3lb mash hammer, also a large drift......back the retaining nut off about half way, turn the spindle full right or left, set the drift up against the spindle in the area of where the ball joint goes thru, give it pretty much a kill shot...
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    Uh oh, power steering bolt broke into number one cylinder?

    I'd say you pretty much hit the nail on the head........your fix is to pull the engine, tear it down and sleeve the cylinder(s)
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    273 Charger Engine (235hp or 275hp)?

    What do you consider high RPM?
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    318 compression test results

    If you can, do a leak down test, it tells a better story of condition of your short block
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    340 or 360?

    This is kinda funny from the stand point of the 340 purists beating the drum of how a 340 can rev..........
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    340 or 360?

    360.......built using equal parts to a 340, it will make more's got 20 more cubic inches which could means it's got 20 more horse much RPM eather one will turn is immaterial, RPM coasts money, get it right, you're a hero, get it wrong you're left crying over a...
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    Advice on sealer for insert after stripped water pump/timing cover bolt hole

    If it were me, I'd use liquid Teflon to seal the threads
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    Need some help with diagnosis

    Look for a collapsed exhaust lifter