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  1. dungbeetle
    01-20-2014 06:46 PM - permalink
    Hey I was reading a thread on here and saw that you may be able to help me with a good 283 engine combination so I can run a tunnel ram on a Rat Rod. I have 9:1 pistons in it now. want to replace the cam and heads to matchup to the tunnel ram. Truck weight is 1500lbs and some change. running 3:73 gears and 29" tall tires. Do you think there will be enough vacuum to run two 500cfm carbs with vacuum secondaries? What would be a good cam selection in a flat tappet style. thanks Dungbeetle
  2. blown383stroker
    10-23-2013 12:21 PM - permalink
    I heard your the man to talk to about small blowers.. 144/177.. I got a couple questions for you sir
  3. spacytracy
    09-16-2013 04:02 PM - permalink
    Hi F-Bird.
    If you don't mind, I would like to get your opinion on my set up. I have a 355 with 10.5:1 pistons, Edelbrock RPM cam with airgap intake and a 750cfm Edelbrock carb and iron heads. I was running a 700r4 trans which went south on me this summer. Looks like pieces of sprag in the pan. I was running what I was told is a 2800 stall converter and was cruising at 75mph at about 2400rpm when it broke. Lost overdrive but still had r, 1,2,3 with some occasional bad noises. Question is, trans builder wants me to drop the converter to 2000-2500 range so that it will be locked up when cruising the freeway in overdrive. I thought that this cam and my 355 rear gears liked at least a 2800 stall? It shifted hard before it broke for about 3000 miles since build was finished. Wish I could have you spend some tender loving time with my car and engine lol! Any suggestions? Thanks, Spacytracy.
  4. meschnebly
    08-18-2013 09:10 AM - permalink
    F-Bird, I'm wanting to put a retro roller cam in my engine and I was wondering if I could send you a parts list of what I think I need and get your opinion and also see if I have missed anything? Hate to bother you but I trust your judgment and really don't want this to be a forum build. The motor has been completely finished up and is on my engine stand. I'm over 60 years old and never want to open it up again if possible so I don't want to always have to worry about oil types and cam going flat. This will just be a fun street car so no radical cam. Are you willing to take a look at what I'm wanting to do?
    Thanks Mike
  5. acr
    06-20-2013 09:00 PM - permalink
    Building a mild, street 350 SBC & need your advice. What are good 1.6 rocker arms to use with Chevy LT4 "Hot Cam"? I searched this but most of your answers were gone because catalogues had changed.
  6. vinniekq2
    02-23-2013 05:05 PM - permalink
    quick question maybe you can help?
    need a miracle cure,86 bronco,severe rust where a frost plug was,any ideas? stock frost plug/block heater,expansion plug all leak?
  7. Deathmunchy
    02-02-2013 01:05 PM - permalink
    Hey F-bird it seems I'm not the first to think about asking you. Do you have any guides on head porting? I'm going to be getting some ik200's I've ported 3 seperate heads on my own but its mostly just cleanup and trying to get them visually similar looking. As 200cc intake ports are probably on the bigger side for my 355 sbc I just want to do what I can to maximize velocity.

    Also have you ever heard of somender singh in the chamber? Have you ever heard about making sort of a crosshatch pattern or paths similar to the inside of the gun barrel in the intake runner? These are just a few things I've read about and was curious about these. Not willing to try on my brodix but my 882's would be more than awesome.
  8. S10 Racer
    02-01-2013 07:18 PM - permalink
    S10 Racer
    Hey F-Bird'88,
    Got a few questions for you. I'm wanting to rebuild the motor in our Sprint car for this season. Currently it has a SBC 350 +.040, Scat 3.75 crank and 6" Lunati rods. The block needs another bore to +.060 because of pitting. AFR suggested using their 227/65cc Eliminator head (AFR 227cc SBC Eliminator Race Ready Racing Heads 1068). Of course we are running alcohol so the motor needs to run high compression. I am keeping the crank and rods but having to rebore I will need new pistons. The pistons that came out of it are Hypers and I want forged. I am looking at the Probe SRS Forged Pistons #13719-060 and adding a roller cam for 4000-7500 RPM. Can you give me some suggestions on the pistons and cam and any other info you can spare? Thank you.
  9. jtz55
    01-20-2013 10:01 AM - permalink
    hey f-bird .my question is iam replacing afr 200 heads with dart iron eagle 215's .do u think this will change my vtp clearance if I use the same 1.5 rocker ratio and springs the cam will remain the same as the head gasket.this is on the 421 u have talked to me about.what sort of variables might come into play here ?valve height? thanx for your advice jerry
  10. ardmsrt
    10-19-2012 10:00 PM - permalink
    Part 2...i haven't seen a post anywhere exactly like my motor. I think the physics are there, i just need to balance them together for the end result. I was going to drop in my '81 z28 but also considered my 77 'vette. Blow up in metal probably better than my wiseco pistons 4.040 are domed on spark plug side only, droping off to the valves cuts. I believe the domes are only 8cc or maybe 12cc i need to call them. Don't mean anything by it but i fought off cancer from 09-2010 to work on my 302. I'm near remission and a purpose along with my first grand son being a year old now. Started on my motor in april. Thanks again and i respect your craft with utmost admiration and appreciate your dedication and strive in making better mechanics of all of us... Thanks tj

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