|Today 12:12 PM|
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|Today 09:20 AM|
|496CHEVY3100||I know you need the torque for the truck not horsepower I just showed this as what could be done,the 292 will have considerable more torque than a short stroke 283,making it an ideal truck engine and also look period correct.|
|Today 08:28 AM|
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I'm not building a race engine. No lump port mod or max lift cam. I'm looking for torque for the '52 to pull the trailer and haul 2 cars. I bought a big valve kit with .487 lift hydraulic cam and the head is milled .060 with stock pistons. It should be in the 300+ lbs ft range from 1,500 to 5,000 rpm...
I had a 283 that I was going to install but the 292 will make more torque at a lower rpm.
|Today 08:00 AM|
Those 292/301 .I6s can make some serious power these are a couple of Novas that were running in north Ga a few years back,
|Today 01:32 AM|
ok cleaned up the deck, honed the cyls and cleaned up the pistons today , new rings and bearings will be here monday , so either monday or tuesday ill assemble the shortblock( after i finish washing it that is )
gota finish polishing the piston tops , and then start polishing the chambers in the head
|Yesterday 11:39 PM|
Love those inline sixes!
Today before after Christmas tree cutting, and before jamming with my brother at his house I got out to the garage for a bit and did the final trimming of the last piece on the roof on the drivers side. It fits perfect and will weld in no problem tomorrow.
|Yesterday 11:07 PM|
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I got the Hedman headers and Clifford intake for the 292 I'm building for the '52 2 tone. I layed the headers on the floor and the rear tube on the front section looked very close to hitting the front tube on the rear section. I have a spare head here so I bolted them up to see how they fit. The tubes are OK, but one header flange hit the intake and prevented the bolt from starting. I had to grind off a little flange and elongate the slot for the bolt. All is well now. They now go off to the coaters for ceramic on the header and powder on the intake...
|Yesterday 02:28 PM|
|Yesterday 01:28 PM|
tore down the old engine out of my twin turbo car and was surprised at what i found
heres the middle 3 mains out of the old engine , only about 3k miles on them
it really beat up the lower half of the mains , then again i guess 20+ psi + a fairly large shot of nitrous will do that
the rods were perfect except for a few gouges were they also ate some dirt
about as far as i got today as i got a call and had to run to work, im heading back to the shop in a bit to hone the new engine , and install lifter valley screens and clean up the casting around the oil return holes
|Yesterday 10:26 AM|
Last night ("today" ) I got the patch cut and tacked into the roof over the drivers door.
I can't tell you how I am really amazing myself what I have learned from my mentor. First off, a lot of this stuff is what I "knew" years ago working with the torch, but I didn't listen, I didn't put it into play. Like the old Theosophical statement “When the pupil is ready, the Master appears”.
You can move the metal as you are working like I never realized. Check this out, I tacked that piece in without the use of one clamp, nothing, I simply held it with my left hand while butt welding it in place with the torch in my right hand with no filler rod! I never ever would have dreamed I could do this, but it really isn't a big deal. It's not to say that I didn't use some .023 wire on some tuff spots but the initial tacking used none. And after one weld is doing a lot of bending and planinshing is needed for the next until you have a number of them then you can jump all over. Now, my gaps weren't perfect, half way thru after tacking it in place I learned what he told me to be true, if the gap is to large, planish it tighter! If they don't line up, push the metal until they do, even with the shape of the area changing to allow you to do this, so what, after it's welded you simply planish it into shape! Honestly, I am blown away and I can't wait to get to the other side, and more importantly I can't wait to get to the fenders and hood, it is going to be SOOOO much better than I did on the sectioning of the cab and on things in the past, I am so damn thrilled with this stuff I am doing I feel like a kid. I wish I could get out there more, but alas this damn making a living crap gets in the way of everything good.
By the way, I found with my little jewelers torch that I could hold this metal up or down to line up the pieces so I could tack it with my bare hand just inches from the torch without so much as discomfort from the heat. It is amazing how little heat that thing puts out away from the perfect neutral flame.
There is zero distortion on the roof and the small shape difference I have at this point in that area will be planished into shape when the full welds are done.
|Yesterday 10:12 AM|
Been there done that Henry. You know it's funny my little girl one day said she misses when I would shower and shave when I got home. She remembers how I use to put shaving cream in her hand to play with. She's too big for that stuff now anyway but she remembers it, I thought that was pretty cute.
|12-06-2013 11:47 PM|
|tech69||I worked on some brackets for my shrinkers and stretchers on my lunch break. With the limited material I have at work I started to cut a bracket out for bead roller but decided to wait til I get a cheap stand at HF and then it will be easier to fab up something to bolt to the bead roller with the stand in hand. Also took home some mallets and my shot bag. It's going slow but I think tomorrow I'll go get a wood stump from a guy down the street and maybe sneak in a purchase of a used jig saw for bucks and I can also use it to make some wood slappers, and I can actually do that this weekend. Just the other day I looked at the pink slip for my Stang that I still haven't even sent in to DMV to transfer titles and it's been 3 years!!! Damn, I must be working hard to ignore a car in my own garage that's 80% done. It's really hard with a baby following you around. I really don't want her anywhere near the crap I work with. Heck, I don't even touch her when I get home and push her away til I change my clothes and shower. Pretty sad but it's all in a day's work.|
|12-06-2013 05:10 PM|
|12-06-2013 05:10 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||That might be what you are saying But what your thinking is something else|
|12-06-2013 03:26 PM|
|Too Many Projects|
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