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barnett468

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  1. exactly what oil is it? how many miles on the oil? it doesn't have much zinc, so i would check to see how much zinc the oil has when it is new, and if it has around the same amount, i would consider using some other oil. .
  2. 1. 2. Well, it can cause it to run hotter than it otherwise would, plus it will wear it out faster simply because it is turning over more than it otherwise would with numerically lower gears. I would definitely use a high quality oil.
  3. If it has a posi, jack it up so both rear wheels are off the ground then spin 1 tire 1 full turn and count the driveshaft rotations. If it has an open diff, jack 1 rear tire off the ground and spin it 2 full turns and count the driveshaft rotations. .
  4. it would help if you told us what your goal is. if 1st gear is useless now, then installing numerically higher gears will make 1st even more useless, so if you want 1st to be more useful, you want numerically lower gears, not higher ones. .
  5. who is it? you also need to match the cam with stall converter if it has an auto trans, and to the gear ratio and intake etc. Brent Lykins, Lykins Motorsports www.lykinsmotorsports.com i for one would definitely use someone else like jones or chris straub. .
  6. who is it? you also need to match the cam with stall converter if it has an auto trans, and to the gear ratio and intake etc.
  7. What type of material are they? I have always had very good luck with Copper header gaskets. No leaks and reusable. I have reused mine atleast a half dozen times so far. Everything else on list look ok?? since you have used copper gaskets and had good luck you could certainly try them again. as far as the "compressible" non metal gaskets go, remflex are by far the beast as others have mentioned. you could also try the aluminum compressible gaskets if you want. .
  8. I'm old so i have an excuse not to remember that, plus my reply was probably too long for me to read now.
  9. I am too busy to read thru your 10 page thread although I'm sure there is some very good info there, so in short, did you have obnoxious drone and reduce it by a large amount by simply installing these insets? Do the inserts come in different sizes?
  10. unfortunately nobody can answer your problem completely because resonance is not always easy to cure in aftermarket systems, however, in general, i have experienced a lot less resonance with the magnaflows over any flowmaster. .
  11. ferrea valves are overkill and not worth paying much more for in a mild street app, but if you are getting a deal on them or already have them then its a different story but you need to match the valve keepers with the retainer angle and the type of retainer groove the valve has. titanium retainers are pointless unless you plan on spinning over 7500 rpm and racing for money. basic chromoly retainers are fine for 99% of street apps and some companies make lightweight ones. .
  12. Glad there is finally something getting done. That is just such a horrible ordeal, and then everyone that stays just wonders when the next big one might come. We have our own problems to worry about here in so cal like waiting for the next time it gets cloudy or possibly even sprinkles a little. I actually went looking for rain coats the other day and couldnt find a store that sold them, so ill probably just order one from ebay.
  13. i have tuned literally over 500 carbs, with the majority being holleys but several were eddys, and i tune them and the timing etc until the engines run perfectly, and i can tell you with a lot of first hand experience that IF an eddy needs to be tuned, it can be a nightmare and may not be able to be tuned properly because of the limited amount of tuning parts they make for it. of course, there will be instances where an eddy just happens to work "acceptably" well enough to use right out of the box, but in my experience, that percentage is extremely low. in contrast, holleys are easy to tune and you do not have to buy an entire $65.00 kit just to try and tune them like you do with the eddys. i also doubt that you do not want to be in a position where you buy an eddy carb and it does not work properly right out of the box and you can't seem to get it to work as well as the customer wants and then you need to start a thread titled. "HOW DO I TUNE THIS POS EDDY CARBURETOR?" I will also add that i have in fact bought cars that had fairly new eddys on them that did not run quite right and i simply took them off and literally gave them away for free just to not put myself thru the possibility of the carb not being able to be runed properly or just because i didn't have the tuning parts left that i needed and didn't want to fork out another $65.00 for them. . Ah...c'mon, Barnett...tell us how you really feel! :D ::devil:: Well I was going to but I didn't want to sound bias, lol. By the way, hows the remodeling going? . .
  14. i have tuned literally over 500 carbs, with the majority being holleys but several were eddys, and i tune them and the timing etc until the engines run perfectly, and i can tell you with a lot of first hand experience that IF an eddy needs to be tuned, it can be a nightmare and may not be able to be tuned properly because of the limited amount of tuning parts they make for it. of course, there will be instances where an eddy just happens to work "acceptably" well enough to use right out of the box, but in my experience, that percentage is extremely low. in contrast, holleys are easy to tune and you do not have to buy an entire $65.00 kit just to try and tune them like you do with the eddys. i also doubt that you do not want to be in a position where you buy an eddy carb and it does not work properly right out of the box and you can't seem to get it to work as well as the customer wants and then you need to start a thread titled. "HOW DO I TUNE THIS POS EDDY CARBURETOR?" I will also add that i have in fact bought cars that had fairly new eddys on them that did not run quite right and i simply took them off and literally gave them away for free just to not put myself thru the possibility of the carb not being able to be runed properly or just because i didn't have the tuning parts left that i needed and didn't want to fork out another $65.00 for them. .
  15. basic holley or quick fuel square bore carb. eddy carbs are a tuning nightmare just waiting to happen and they do not make enough different parts to tune them perfectly in some cases, plus you have to pay an additional $70.00 for the privilege of buying their tuning kit if you need to tune it, and chances are extremely high that you will. .
  16. No one suggested that you need to spend big bucks on anything. If it ain't broke there is no need to fix it, however, the fact remains, that when the stock t stat system is not sealing properly, it can cause an engine to run hotter than it otherwise would. It's really that simple.
  17. Keep in mind that just because you might be able to go maybe 38 mph at 6,000 rpm etc, you will normally be shifting at around 60% of what the total rpm ability of the engine is.
  18. Grabbed the app, thanks! With 4.11's it's telling me I can go 41 in 1st and 203MPH in 6th @ 5000RPM! lol Not really sure where I would really want to be for those lower gears. Use this calculator. I would use either 3.91 or 4.11 https://www.blocklayer.com/rpm-geareng.aspx
  19. Ed Morel of Morel lifter fame knows everyone and can afford to have a cam ground by the very best. He chose chris straub to do it. Chris said ed's engine would make over 800 hp and jon kaase bet chris that it wouldn't. chris won the bet so jon had to wear a straubtech t shirt for a day and post a photo of him wearing it on the net. .
  20. Well chris straub would have custom made one that would have been xlnt as well.
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