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Mild Modifications / Re: Harmonic balancer - SS350/300HP
« on: April 26, 2018, 06:28:40 PM »
Thanks B, now I know where to get one.

Mild Modifications / Re: Harmonic balancer - SS350/300HP
« on: April 26, 2018, 12:53:00 PM »
The 8 inch covers are a little hard to find. You can buy the aftermarket (most are chrome) with the bolt on marker and paint it orange. Not correct but hard to tell unless you know.

Mild Modifications / Re: Engine mod - thoughts?
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:49:25 PM »
An old round tracker told me about valves, .08 does not seem like much, but when you calculate the circumference of the circle times the lift of the valve the area of flow picks up quite fast. Increase the cam lift and duration and the .08 increases power pretty well.

Mild Modifications / Re: Engine mod - thoughts?
« on: April 25, 2018, 05:49:11 PM »
When I am at swap meets my rule of thumb is if the valves look like they touch they are 2.02,s. Any space they are not. They are kind of rare but you would think with all the guys going aluminum there would be some out there.

Mild Modifications / Re: Engine mod - thoughts?
« on: April 25, 2018, 11:58:04 AM »
There are many opinions on valve size out there. Most all GM HP versions included larger valves. On big blocks they say oval ports are better for the street but odd that most aftermarket ovals have the 2.19 valves. I tried to build a L78, cam,intake, carb,ect. with the small valve ovals. Just was not the same until I installed the big valve heads. Did the same thing on a smallblock trying to make a L79.

Mild Modifications / Re: Harmonic balancer - SS350/300HP
« on: April 25, 2018, 11:43:17 AM »
I think the blue paint started in 77.

Test Drive / Re: My 67 SS RS camaro
« on: April 25, 2018, 11:16:03 AM »
Never seen it done that way before. Looks really good.  I remember back when I was in training to be a wrench twister I replaced my 66 long block with a 68 from the scrap yard and kept my MT valve covers with no holes. Took me a while to fiquire out why it blew oil out of the gaskets and oil fill when I turned it. Broke one of the MTs cutting breather holes.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: not quite...
« on: April 25, 2018, 10:58:24 AM »
I was thinking Fathom myself but maybe custom. Kind of looks like the Mopar color.

Rule # 1. If big bucks are in play, make sure you check with CRG.

Mild Modifications / Re: Engine mod - thoughts?
« on: April 24, 2018, 12:03:25 PM »
I think the quadrajet is fine. I like the L79 350 horse cam. To me the 2.02 valves are the biggest thing you could do along with the cam. If you look for different heads make sure you get the late ones with your accessory holes. Or while rebuilding a good shop can install 2.02 valves in your heads. These mods and some distributer work to help the cam and heads while really lighting things up and look factory. If you want the factory air cleaner look get another bottom and drill air holes where you cannot see them or use the open element type. After this the exhaust will be you main holdback but I think you will be surprised by the power. A set of 3.55 gears and you are set to go.. My 64 corvette has this same setup except a holley and 4.11 gears and it has done well enough to trash some clutches and Muncie gears and it really fun to drive.

Test Drive / Re: My 67 SS RS camaro
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:14:59 AM »
Looks good. I see you have the vented oil fill and appears to be solid valve covers. Since the 70 block does not have the draft tube hole for ventilation how did you deal with that? Late models have the vent in the valve cover.

I did not check the AIM just noted seeing the pics in the recent post.

If you look at family survivor post, 69,s did not use the French locks. Nice looking motor. Through it on a test stand and fire it up.

Restoration / Re: Worn clutch linkage questions
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:04:44 AM »
Although not original I did some stuff with old Hurst shifter bushings on one my cars. It had a stiff clutch and the bushings made it smooth.

Originality / Re: Opinions on originality
« on: April 20, 2018, 04:06:59 PM »
It does not look like mine.

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