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by hdsadey
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Edelbrock E-Street cylinder heads
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

R9e: Edelbrock E-Street cylinder heads

Maybe a bad batch! Lobe lift is .3150 with a 1.6 rocker is .504. I doubt .004 is the tipping point. They advertise .550 capable. No shimming. Ran them straight outta the box because of the low lift number. My fault for not making sure. It's Edelbrock for Pete sake, not ebay coke can heads. It's comi...
by hdsadey
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Edelbrock E-Street cylinder heads
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: Edelbrock E-Street cylinder heads

I did some reading, apparently the heads are cast in the states but the valvetrain parts are crap. Also they advertise .550 lift capability but it's highly recommended not to go over .500 cause the 1.250 springs can't handle it. And definitely no rpms over 5500. Ugh!!!!
by hdsadey
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Edelbrock E-Street cylinder heads
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: Edelbrock E-Street cylinder heads

The E-Street stuff is offshore parts to my understanding. They are trying to compete with all the other cheap Chinese heads. The machining is done here. Since I was trying to keep the port size to a minimum, the E-Street was the best option. The heads perform wonderfully but the hardware has it's is...
by hdsadey
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Edelbrock E-Street cylinder heads
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Edelbrock E-Street cylinder heads

So I was running the boat today at the house, I start it every week or so and let it come up to temp, letting it idle when BANG!!!! Sound like a rod came loose! Thought it was coming from the right bank, pulled valve cover and nothing out of place. Started it several times to try and locate the hamm...
by hdsadey
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Asking for opinions here
Replies: 20
Views: 2390

Re: Asking for opinions here

Fuel injection definitely.
by hdsadey
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351w carb tuning
Replies: 21
Views: 2927

Re: 351w carb tuning

4.00" stroke in my Windsor. Zero clearance issues. 16% larger displacement. 14% by way of stroke. 4.030 on the bore. Makes over 500 lb./ft. of torque at 3000 rpm. Here soon hope to put it back on the dyno with the 2 barrel injection. Should make more power!
by hdsadey
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351w carb tuning
Replies: 21
Views: 2927

Re: 351w carb tuning

Probably just the limitations of the rig and power plant at this point. Stroke that mofo! Night and day guaranteed.
by hdsadey
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Holley Sniper, Fitech, FAST, MSD efi
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: Holley Sniper, Fitech, FAST, MSD efi

Keys the 2 barrel is the way to go man, I'm tellin ya! Wish they had it when I first bought mine 4 years ago.
by hdsadey
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Holley Sniper, Fitech, FAST, MSD efi
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: Holley Sniper, Fitech, FAST, MSD efi

Fitech 2 barrel on a 408 Windsor DD. Had Fitech 4 barrel but DD runs better on 2. My throttle response is killer. Cold start is non issue with injection. Sniper is good, as is FAST. Stay away from MSD. They have had issues. I've had experience with all of them. They are not as plug and play as the c...
by hdsadey
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351w carb tuning
Replies: 21
Views: 2927

Re: 351w carb tuning

Yeah I'm not gonna be much help here, I wandered into the 21st century with fuel injection years ago! Other than tuning on a dyno or on side job hot rods, I don't mess with carbs much anymore. To easy to get it wrong, believe me after seeing dyno numbers on carbs that were supposed to be "TUNED", wi...
by hdsadey
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine Coolant Burp
Replies: 27
Views: 3905

Re: Engine Coolant Burp

ICT are equally as nice pieces.
by hdsadey
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine Coolant Burp
Replies: 27
Views: 3905

Re: Engine Coolant Burp

Earl's Performance has these trick billet aluminum fittings that replace the OEM steam lines. They use 4an hose and fittings so they can be custom fit to any setup.
by hdsadey
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine Coolant Burp
Replies: 27
Views: 3905

Re: Engine Coolant Burp

Dayum that took a turn for the worst right quick! Sorry I asked the question about the thermostat.
by hdsadey
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine Coolant Burp
Replies: 27
Views: 3905

Re: Engine Coolant Burp

Not sure 200-210 is the answer. I believe the higher temps from the manufacturer has to do with emissions. My 13 Silverado runs 210 no matter what I'm doing. I like to see mine running between 180 and 200. Fitech sets the closed loop at 172. I run a 180 stat. I do however believe 160 is too cold, bu...
by hdsadey
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine Coolant Burp
Replies: 27
Views: 3905

Re: Engine Coolant Burp

Probably make more power with higher temps. I run a self learning system on my 408 windsor and it doesn't get to settle down til it hits 172 temp.
by hdsadey
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine Coolant Burp
Replies: 27
Views: 3905

Re: Engine Coolant Burp

Crack the steam lines on the heads. Should get most of the air out.
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One of these help bleed air out while running. Curious why no thermostat, fuel injected motors like to have steady regulated temps.
by hdsadey
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive

Ted how many hours would you guess were on each before there was a problem? Same builder for the 2?
by hdsadey
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive

Yes sir conventional wisdom would certainly agree with that idea!!!!!
by hdsadey
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive

I have often thought about some type of external thrust bearing. The problem I have come up with is having to put a spacer block between the flexplate and crank to allow a thrust bearing to be in between. On sbc with the starter bolted to the block poses a problem with pinion gear engagement. Sbf is...
by hdsadey
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive

Swamp so think about this! Those 3 engines you referenced have the thrust bearings located in the middle of the block like sbf. I'm wondering if these locations hold up better to a thrust bearing located at the rear of the block. Now if you have noticed the OEMs have all moved the thrust bearings to...
by hdsadey
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive

Ok I wonder if it's a sbc design flaw? By that I mean how they oil. Were those engines fresh builds or pull outs?
This is not to bash one side or the other, just curious if it's a common problem and why.
by hdsadey
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive

First off I started this thread off in Airboat Talk since it includes both types of power. That being said I wanna know why everyone thinks automotive thrust bearings can't handle the pressure of a prop like aircraft thrust bearings? Other than the fact that aircraft have a floating thrust bearings ...
by hdsadey
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LOW TORQUE LS Engine Build
Replies: 51
Views: 7213

Re: LOW TORQUE LS Engine Build

Clevite makes .001 undersized bearings. You can use a standard upper and a .001 lower to tighten them up .0005. Or in no.5 use .001 upper and lower to get back to .0025.

Looks like an aluminum block so align hone isn't an option.
by hdsadey
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Manifold air speed
Replies: 17
Views: 2374

Re: Manifold air speed

Or in my case a CM DD Ford guy, THE TRIPLE WHAMMY!!! LOL

Most importantly an LS engine is just a Windsor wearing a Bowtie!
by hdsadey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Manifold air speed
Replies: 17
Views: 2374

Re: Manifold air speed

Heavy, so we currently do not have the adapter brackets for BBF. Stuska has them in stock and would probably a week or better to get them. That being said, we would like to see the print outs of your engine's dyno session to see if the values look correct for afr's, egt's and bsfc (brake specific fu...

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