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Old 11-27-2013, 04:47 AM
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What were the final specs you had ground ?

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I'll post the cam card when I get it. I told him what I wanted and he said he'd get as close as he could on that core. I'll probably get it Monday with the holiday thrown in there.
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Finished assembling the short block today, was waiting on a replacement bearing for one I nicked. Waiting for my cam to arrive and still need to drop the heads off at the machine shop to get milled. Plan on ordering the sbc 280z swap kit from jtr next week.
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Here's the cam analyzer readout that came with my regrind. A little smaller than I wanted but I realize a stock cam core has it's limits. Great people to deal with but don't hold your breath waiting for an email response- a phone call is how to get it done with them.
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Thats a wide LDA and a small engine,quite curious how it will perform?
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Thats a wide LDA and a small engine,quite curious how it will perform?
usually the smaller the engine the wider the LSA for a given set of heads.

Here is a more recent pic, the aluminum engine mount adapters at the bottom, the intake manifold is just sitting on top for now, waiting on gaskets and stainless bolts (my little bit of show).

Also have block hugger headers I'll be wrapping in fiberglass tape tonight, they'll go on once its in the car.

I also have attached a standard sbc exhaust gasket (ones that came with my $65 header kit) shown on the LT1 exhaust ports, I didn't have a problem with the roof like I was expecting.
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280z hu.. I'd have spent the cabbage to get a cam that go to 7k and good rod bolts.. the 280z have man pedal
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280z hu.. I'd have spent the cabbage to get a cam that go to 7k and good rod bolts.. the 280z have man pedal
I thought about it, but it kept coming back to one simple question- Why?

This will be nice for what it is, but it won't be setting any records or winning any shows. I'm at the point where I'd rather enjoy my car 100 miles at a time instead of 1/4 mile at a time.


I'm also looking around for a Datsun or Luv pickup that will be built as a daily driver as well with just a nice 4 banger and a 5 speed, enough to haul a half ton but still get me 30mpg unloaded.
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my 82 s-10 with isusu 4 and t5 got 35
if I was to do that again I'd use the diesel 4 this time
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my 82 s-10 with isusu 4 and t5 got 35
if I was to do that again I'd use the diesel 4 this time
I had a couple 80's S-10's. One had a highly modified iron duke 151 (basically a circle track engine but with only 10:1 compression) and much to my amazement that thing got right around 30. It was stripped down to nothing but 2 seats and a dash though, 2wd, 5 speed manual steering no AC, no carpet, etc.

I've thought about getting another S10 (or even a 5 speed 2.3L Ranger) but I like the styling of the Luv or Datsun more. I'd like to drop a Ford 2.3L with a 5 speed in the Datsun- I built one of those 2.3L Ford enignes before as well and they're a pretty damn simple and durable engine.
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AP, pm me your 2.3 info? I might do a 2.3 AP

"AP72" style,,,
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I should start a business selling sbc aftermarket parts I find on Kijijji if you guys are regrinding stock cams in the US, virtually giving them away up here.

I picked up my brand new custom 113 lsa grind HR288 cam wrapped still in the box for $80 and a brand new set of PRO Magnum self aligning for $100 still in the box...seems the kids go into the speed shops drop half the cost to order parts and never come back to pick up. All the parts I've bought are from some speed shop in another province.

Got a set of Hedman Elite chrome vortec port block hugger for $50...the guy was apologizing to me over the phone because they were slightly blued! He even sent me SS bolts and new collectors!

I can't be bothered hunting junkyards for SBC stuff, just wait it will come up for sale soon enough for nearly nothing. I've noticed craigslist is mostly junk, do you guys have a Site like Kijiji down south?

I won't even mention the JDM stuff coming into Toronto and Quebec, man that stuff is cheap for a nearly new japanese motor if your into that kind of thing...I've heard they sell for scrap weight price in Japan!!

Here's one example, this ad has been reposted a half dozen times already...can't give it away new in the box! There's dozens like that one that pop up all the time and price is always negotiable.

comp cams parts - Alberta Engine, Engine Parts For Sale - Kijiji Alberta Canada.

Sorry to hijack the thread, just seems weird to regrind a stock cam into its soft core without nitriding when the new stuff is so cheap...at least up here. The kids in Canada aren't doing old school stuff anymore, it's all imports or mustangs now.

Great for us old farts!
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you're not into the soft core on the cam, some of the GM cams are very thoroughly hardened. Its tougher than the cheaper cores used by many big cam companies for their budget cams.

As for deals, I agree craigslist used to be better. Now anything decent is picked up in a matter of minutes and the stuff that is left is either just plain **** or something that is priced about 4X higher than its worth.
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I used to be a "grinding tech" for a Ford engine rebuilds, maybe soft core isn't the right word but it has a different grain structure once you regrind and you take a chance on porosity.

Not challenging your build or anything, looks cool. Maybe I should post some of this stuff I find on Kijijji for other members, about the only thing your not going to get a deal on is the latest technology roller lifters and finding the right valve springs could take a year.

Are you going to use the 0.015" Mr Gasket head gasket on your build to get some quench? Seems the ticket for stock deck height builds when the piston is 0.025-0.030" in the hole.
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I used to be a "grinding tech" for a Ford engine rebuilds, maybe soft core isn't the right word but it has a different grain structure once you regrind and you take a chance on porosity.

Not challenging your build or anything, looks cool. Maybe I should post some of this stuff I find on Kijijji for other members, about the only thing your not going to get a deal on is the latest technology roller lifters and finding the right valve springs could take a year.

Are you going to use the 0.015" Mr Gasket head gasket on your build to get some quench? Seems the ticket for stock deck height builds when the piston is 0.025-0.030" in the hole.
can't use that on a LT1 (btw felpro also makes those, which I prefer to Mr. Gasket, though I usually go with what's cheapest).

on the LT1 you can use a Victor Reinz 5898 head gasket which comes in at .026"- the thinnest you can find for a reasonable cost. I'm running those.
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