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that sounds like a cool project i bet that thing is a tq monster. headers are probably still a ways off project on this one but i had been looking at some of the universal header kits.
the 2.5 inch rams horns with just a little cleanup look like they should flow pretty darn good, as good as any shorty block hugger header. so the headers are not high priority at this point but would certainly add a nice touch and a long/mid length header would certainly help when i get to it.
i would almost think there has to be a decent production header that will work its just no one has found/made it public knowledge. i bet if someone could pull the car in a big warehouse of headers you could find something, its tight on the drives side and the steering falls in kinda a weird spot but iv seen worse to deal with.
Your cheap build is way cool. I'm all about cheap fun. I just bought a 1973 gmc K20 last week with a modestly built 350 vortec in it. It has a lot of cam and was supposedly balanced and blue printed, sounds bitchin' when you open it up. I'll try and remember to take some pics tomorrow.
there ok at low boost with safe compresion ratio's there actually take more abuse than a hyperutectic forged is ideal, but 9.4-1 5-7psi should be plenty safe. just have to be a little more careful they wont take the abuse a forged pistion will. at the levels i plan on running it should be ok.
15lbs of boost pushing 700+hp it would be a ticking time bomb but ill probably be round about 500hp or a little less. as long as timing and a/f are kept in check and doesn't see too many drag strip passes should be fine
yup i think i started watching roadkill during some point in there second season. probably subconsciously influenced my build to a certain extent.
my engine combo is mostly based off cheap and good with what i had, magazines say the vortec head lt4 hotcam combo makes 400 flywheel horsepower. with flattops, i would have used flat tops had my block needed boring i might have even biult a 383 at that point. but the standard bore just needed a hone and cleanup re-ring and bearing. so figure 4% less for for 1 point less of compression then take real world into account. its probably a honest 360-370 crank hp witch wont be enough to get me into the 12's but considering i have probably 1800ish in the entire engine package currently drop a weiand 142 or similar on it for roughly 2500 should put me well into my 12 second goal for a still cheap engine. at a pretty modest boost level that should be plenty safe plus roots blowers are fun on the street. iv got a couple other blocks laying around too so i could still build a forged 383 block and swap the blower setup to that and drop it in over a weekend if i wanted to later on
Took truck to a local fire company's car show on Sunday. Long story short a guy gave me a set of thermodyne emblems. Now I think I have all emblems on my hood, but on both sides there is 1 extra hole above thermodyne. Any idea what goes there?
Happy birthday Tozzi! Mack pro,here in Hernando County Florida, we have some clouds on and off over the sun! I couldn't find any viewing glasses, people are buying them and scalping the price! I made a cardboard box "viewer" it gives you a tiny picture on the inside of the box without hurting your eyes! My 12 year old grandson is all fired up about the eclipse! His 10 year old sister isn't as interested!, they got the day off school to look at the eclipse!
Timmy, those loaded trailers have always been hard on fuel economy! But the empty ones are hard on earnings! LOL 😁 Had a temporary solution when hurricane Andrew hit S.Florida, they paid us the same to bring roof insulation to Miami that they paid us to deadbeat back to La grange Ga to get them more insulation! Was temporary,obviously, hurricane Andrew like most natural disasters created many millionaires! Every junk tri axle dump in America doubled in price and was on its way to Miami! Was a windfall for truck tire repairmen also as the nails and debris on the ground destroyed truck tires!
Lost my post,Gray hair, to continue I would tighten the Strap so they couldn't Jimmy the lock and get in while I was sleeping! The guy that told me about the tanker also said a New York policemen told him If you shoot a criminal roll the body off on the side and leave! Politically incorrect for sure!
Ok, I'm sure there is a way to send a message direct from person to person so off topic conversation doesn't bog down an ongoing topic, someone gimme a hint as to how, or maybe what to look for to do so