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07-15-2019, 04:18 PM
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Posted By cardo0

If your ready to do a cam swap then the L31 Long...

If your ready to do a cam swap then the L31 Long Block Crate Engines 12681432 would be a better choice for a $1000 less. But you will need to install an electric fuel pump to use it. The L31 has a...
07-14-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,905
Posted By cardo0

Easy guys. Put the weapons down! The OP is a one...

Easy guys. Put the weapons down! The OP is a one post troll that never returned. No reason to do battle and spill your guts for someone that doesn't participate.

But there is a lot of good info on...
07-13-2019, 12:26 PM
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Posted By cardo0

It helps to verify your vacuum port. Pretty easy...

It helps to verify your vacuum port. Pretty easy to identify a full vacuum port. I just use a thin metal wire in the port nipple and see if it comes out in the throat of the carb. Full vac port...
07-01-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By cardo0

I've been told by a corvette mechanic the shims...

I've been told by a corvette mechanic the shims are to ensure the doors operate correctly. Or you could say the test for body mount shims is the door operation. So it may be a lift and shim and...
06-29-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,034
Posted By cardo0

Customers take it for granted machine shops will...

Customers take it for granted machine shops will know what is needed and get it right. Well they are somewhat in a production for $$ and labor is a large part of their cost. So even though the shop...
06-29-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,034
Posted By cardo0

So I had wanted to mention there is an unseen...

So I had wanted to mention there is an unseen plug that is installed under the rear main can and pounded out from the hole in the china wall above it. I don't think it's the same one as Roberts as I...
06-24-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By cardo0

We really need a sticky for starter problems....

We really need a sticky for starter problems. I'll try a short list here:

Heat soak from exhaust manifold heat. Thin wires inside solenoid increase resistance and solenoid becomes too weak to pull...
06-08-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By cardo0

You can insulate and isolate everything but if...

You can insulate and isolate everything but if your shifter boots are cracked and leaking hot air from the transmission tunnel your still gonna cook more than your legs. Same goes for your heater box...
06-08-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By cardo0

You got it right. On a street driven car you want...

You got it right. On a street driven car you want the intake ports smaller than the cylinder head ports. Why? It reduces reversion when the intake valve closes. Full race motor yes you would want...
05-31-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By cardo0

LS swaps are the thing and increasingly popular. ...

LS swaps are the thing and increasingly popular. Yes it can be done. But it takes more than a little effort. And the OP hasn't responded to his own thread so I have to question his enthusiasm. ...
05-26-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By cardo0

It just seems so backwards to buy major parts...

It just seems so backwards to buy major parts like engine and transmission before considering if you can make them work together in different car than removed from. I mean you should be not only a...
05-26-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,731
Posted By cardo0

Collecting 400 blocks can become addictive as now...

Collecting 400 blocks can become addictive as now I have 3 and can't quit shopping for them. Learning more about them as I go. We picked up a 4 bolt 400 short block for a friend that had almost...
05-20-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By cardo0

Gen II motor is a great bang for the buck. I...

Gen II motor is a great bang for the buck. I don't know a stock sbc head that out performs the Gen II heads. Well the vortec head flows more on the intake but less on the exhaust though the iron Gen...
05-15-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,000
Posted By cardo0

Nice effort and thx for the pix. I see you...

Nice effort and thx for the pix. I see you splurged for the rocker lock nuts instead of self locking nuts. Be careful those take just the right touch to lockup or they will come loose.
05-05-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,266
Posted By cardo0

I have to mention that every time I tried to use...

I have to mention that every time I tried to use Yelp their high rated recommendations were lousy superficial businesses with a boastful w/s. Most I couldn't even bother to drive over to visit the...
05-04-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,294
Posted By cardo0

I would not take an engine unloaded over 4000 RPM...

I would not take an engine unloaded over 4000 RPM - break-in or not. There is no counter torque on the crankshaft and nothing pushing back on the bearings oil film that acts as a hydraulic cushion. ...
05-03-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,425
Posted By cardo0

Oops, I apologise I'm not familiar with the road...

Oops, I apologise I'm not familiar with the road draft tubes. That would be a huge vent to atmosphere and the PCV/intake manifold vacuum would be competing with that to pull gasses from the...
05-02-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,000
Posted By cardo0

Wow! Thx for the follow-up. I love those pics. ...

Wow! Thx for the follow-up. I love those pics. Reminds me how resilient the sbc is. With gas and ignition it keeps on moving even with less than 8 cylinders. :)

I think you got off easy as the...
04-28-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By cardo0

Well I used the cable puller to move the radiator...

Well I used the cable puller to move the radiator mount/frame to where I wanted it - centering the mechanical fan. And stabbed some holes with the pry bars for alignment. Yes frame work takes some...
04-07-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By cardo0

It reads like you have the problem source...

It reads like you have the problem source located. I apologize I really don't know much about the Ostrich but it reads like you can use it only for tuning adjustments and you still need to burn a...
03-26-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By cardo0

The stock LT4 head flows like 240cfm where the...

The stock LT4 head flows like 240cfm where the LT1 head only flow 212cfm according to the Grand Sport Registry. 13% more flow is gonna be tough to improve on. You may gain some power with expensive...
03-24-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By cardo0

You can buy a rebuild kit for the water pump that...

You can buy a rebuild kit for the water pump that most people overlook but I guarantee you many a dealership will put in a rebuild kit and charge you for a new pump.
Pretty simple with a new seal...
03-23-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,000
Posted By cardo0

Oh as for head bolts I've read they can be...

Oh as for head bolts I've read they can be re-used successfully at least once. But think about it the method of torque is chosen to maintain a amount of clamping force by stretching the bolt. How...
03-23-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,000
Posted By cardo0

Well what did the p-rod look like? If the p-rod...

Well what did the p-rod look like? If the p-rod "slot" had wear that stock unhardened p-rod should have plenty to. If the p-rod is mangled it means the "slot is to tight and needs to be carefully...
03-23-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By cardo0

Yes but many of the replacement parts for fuel...

Yes but many of the replacement parts for fuel are upgraded. It's up to you to verify what you have is good with alcohol. Carb seals & float, fuel pump and flex lines. That's about it.
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