|12-07-2012 06:35 AM|
|robhardy||as i said before deer season has taken my time but the car is running and the 350 has surprised me so far. i haven't gotten into it but it sound every bit as deep and throaty as the 455 did. this may be good enough for a long time. but i do see a 400 being built sooner or later.|
|10-29-2012 04:35 PM|
|10-20-2012 12:06 PM|
anyway, deer season opened here today so i'll be focused on that for the next month or two. and i need to start throwing money at barns and fences after that.
chances are that i'll drive the car with the 350 and be happy for a few years.
no information is useless.
|10-18-2012 05:26 PM|
|LATECH||Bumping this up front for beertracker.|
|10-12-2012 09:08 PM|
|robhardy||yeah, it's only going to get up to 80 down here tomorrow. there's a cold front coming in next week and we'll have highs in the 70's. we get maybe 4 or 5 weeks of cold weather most years. we get about 9 months of summer, though. mine still has most everything but the compressor. i'm not going to put a/c in until i drop a bigger motor in.|
|10-12-2012 05:59 PM|
|LATECH||My cousin has a 69 firebird also. I am hookin him up with the AC pump and brackets. My 64 is a non AC car. Doesnt get real hot here in Pa. so dont need AC. It would be nice to have , but I am not gonna go all out and put AC on it. His bird had AC from the factory, and the pump and brackets are MIA.|
|10-12-2012 05:32 PM|
|robhardy||the a/c stuff is a good score. i'll be looking for a compressor next summer.|
|10-12-2012 04:16 PM|
Tomorrow I am going to pickup a 400 481988 casting on the block.
Its complete carb to pan. water pump to tailshaft on the trans.( It comes with a t 400 )
I will be stashing the T 400 for now. The block is going off to the mnachine shop for hot tank, magnaflux and sonic testing. Then its going in a bag after it gets oiled down.
Never hurts to have a spare. Eventually I will build a 462 out of it.I still have my 389/400 build this winter.
I needed th quadrajet intake and carb. Plus it has A/C hanging off of it and a starter too. Lots of goodies there.
|10-12-2012 08:56 AM|
|robhardy||went ahead and bought a performer. i would have always been second guessing myself if i had gone with either of my other options.|
|10-08-2012 05:47 PM|
well, since the ports match even though they shouldn't i'm not going to worry about blocking them for now.
i saw one that someone had cut on another forum. it looked good.
my plan is still to eventually build a big cube engine, so i'm trying to make myself lighten up on this build a little.
|10-08-2012 04:08 PM|
|LATECH||These pics may give you a better idea of what I am trying to say. Sometimes I just cant describe stuff well enough for it to make sense.|
|10-08-2012 04:02 PM|
This is a photo of a "divorced " crossover from a ram air 3 I think.
The reason I posted it is so that you can see what needs to be cut off your intake.
On your intake, the crossover is actually part of the casting of the whole intake.The view of the one in the picture is the "shared" section of your intake.Take a goos look at it, you will see how it is made. Just cut that part off of your intake, and make a pair of plates as thick as your intake bolt flanges, and stick them over the heat riser ports in the heads, then bolt it all down.
I saw one on E bay a while back a guy had cut, he did a nice job, had plates with it too. The picture would have been a great example to show you, but it has been sold, and I didnt save a pic of it. (wish I had)
|10-08-2012 03:53 PM|
This link at wallace may help.
Exhaust Crossover Comparison - Wallace Racing
|10-08-2012 03:46 PM|
|LATECH||I wouldnt be shovin tin foil in there. You can completely remove the crossover part of the manifold, almost surgically if you will, and make some 1/4 inch or 3/8 plates to cover the ports in that area. If i have a pic of one done that way I will post it so you can see. It will make better sense that way.|
|10-08-2012 12:11 PM|
i've got to get more sleep. the crossover and the manifolds are two different problems all together. i'm not thinking straight.
i just checked and the '76 intake and the '71 heads actually have the same ports i'm guessing my '71 350 is actually a '72 350 that was cast in '71.
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