|12-06-2012 04:13 PM|
|dubya31||I guess that didn't answer your question. The roof is chopped 4" and a Volvo station wagon donated its roof for the fill-in. Its channeled 4 1/2" and the rear wheelwells are raised 2"" and tubbed 5". The firewall is reversed, doors are suicided and flush fit.|
|12-06-2012 04:07 PM|
|dubya31||Everything was done at home except the fantastic paint job. Black Pearl that shows Blue under the sun was done by Rick at 1st Class in Orillia.|
|12-04-2012 05:39 PM|
|1Gary||I'm liking this build.How much of a chop top??. Did you do the work yourself??.|
|12-04-2012 02:31 PM|
r.p.m.= ruins peoples motors usually
My 409 stroker has seen 8000+ rpm. 474 ci and lots of nasty. Rpm is no problem with quality parts and assembly.
|12-04-2012 01:33 PM|
|vinniekq2||is that a 474? I hope the carbs can breathe enough?Good thing you got all new valve train components. I still would limit RPM to 5500|
|12-04-2012 01:05 PM|
The engine was built at Howard Race Engines in Barrie, and is a 30 over 409 block, balanced etc., Scat 4" crank, and H beam rods, Ross 11.5/1 pistons, Comp Hydraulic Roller Cam 511/521 with 4/7 swap, 817 heads redone and ports cleaned up, 3 angle valve job, comp cam springs, Harland Sharp roller rockers. I used the 817 heads rather than Eddys so i could keep the old school look of 6 Holley 94s.
I had a little set back and had to order a new fuel reg today. The original would only go down to 4 psi and I need to regulate fuel pressure at 1 1/2 to 2psi max or it will overpressure the carb needle. Just a couple days till I get the right one!!
|12-02-2012 02:30 PM|
|1Gary||He said a stroked roller 409.Got me begging for more details too.............|
|12-02-2012 10:48 AM|
|vinniekq2||yes,please,let us know how she runs. Did you use 2 WCFBs? The sound of the 409 is cool too. keep the RPM moderate though.|
|12-02-2012 09:01 AM|
|1Gary||Got a soft spot for "she so fine my 409". Please do update when you get a chance.|
|12-01-2012 01:23 PM|
• First start up
|12-01-2012 08:27 AM|
|vinniekq2||no, but I would keep the rpm above 1700 for a few minutes while adjustments are being made. Slow the engine down as the tune settings are found.Hope you spent a few dollars on th e valve train,,,,|
|12-01-2012 08:01 AM|
Fresh Engine Startup
I,m about to start up my stroked 409 for the first time. Its got a roller cam and valve train and I was wondering if I have to break in the roller cam the same as a flat tappet cam. Doe I need to keep the RPM up around 2500 to break in the cam?