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General BS and Laughs / What a mess. BIG MESS It;s Baaaaaaaaaaaack
« on: April 07, 2011, 09:43:06 PM »

Quote from: azblackhemi
Peter, I'd like to send you a picture of yesterdays weather here but 100 degrees doesn't show up in photo's as well as snow does LOL.

... We were all sweating pretty good in the pic Polarco took...

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General BS and Laughs / What a mess. BIG MESS It;s Baaaaaaaaaaaack
« on: April 07, 2011, 09:41:40 PM »
Holy crap! That must have happened an hour after I left (to avoid the heavier traffic). Glad to hear you're alright.

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Tech- - Engine / cam choice
« on: April 07, 2011, 08:29:59 PM »

 Dyno showed 309 RWHP at 4,800 rpm,  340 ft-lbs at 3,200 rpm. Dyno guy said it correlates to about 360 crank HP and 400 crank ft-lbs (25 more HP than a stock 383 Magnum). The power was limited on the top by the little 600 cfm carb I have on it for mpg purposes. Low end torque decreased some - it's now hard to burn rubber with the 2.76 gears, but the passing gear is loads of fun and highway cruise is effortless and smooth. 

krautmaster2011-04-08 01:32:52

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Tech- - Engine / cam choice
« on: March 31, 2011, 05:01:43 AM »
 I think your Desk Top Dyno program is not working properly. When I've put the Comp cam in other 383's they have all made at least 300 rear wheel horsepower/340 ft lbs. The Voodoo is a much milder cam (smaller duration and lift - the Comp XE268H has 230* at .050, .484" lift). 
 Mine goes on a DynoJet 248x chassis dyno this afternoon for carb tuning, so I'll let you know how it turns out. (I get three runs for $65!) 

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Tech- - Engine / cam choice
« on: March 30, 2011, 07:14:57 AM »
Plenty to run the power brakes -14'' at 900 rpm idle. Initial timing set to 15* BTDC, another 20 mechanical all in by 2,500 rpm (35* total), add another 20* from the vacuum advance when cruising for 55* - runs good , no ping.

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Tech- - Engine / cam choice
« on: March 29, 2011, 08:46:34 PM »


 I had the same cam in a previous engine that I built from scratch, and it put out well over 400 horsepower. Ran that one with a factory HP converter that stalled at 2,400 rpm and 3.23's and it was awesome!

krautmaster2011-03-30 01:48:32

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General Mopar Discussions / What a pain in the a## job.
« on: February 20, 2011, 04:39:47 PM »

Quote from: dana44
They get rain, but the real saving grace and rust prevention is the very low humidity. It is so dry out there, Chapstick needs a moisturizer .

 From November to June you literally can't spit it's so dry here...

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General Mopar Discussions / Daytona 500
« on: February 20, 2011, 04:37:16 PM »

 Too many wrecks for my taste -what did they have,  something like 16 cautions and two green-white-checkered flags? The rookie did really well all race long and I was happy to see him win!
krautmaster2011-02-20 21:37:43

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General BS and Laughs / It's Cold Even in Phoenix.
« on: February 03, 2011, 07:24:06 PM »
 When my wife went to work this morning her PT Cruiser said it was 26*F (she called to let me know it was a bit "nippy" outside) I went out and checked the EVIC in my 300M - it said 25*F, definitely not normal for here, but I'm not complaining -all too soon the thermometer will go above 100*F and stay there for four months......

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General Tech / disk brakes???
« on: January 29, 2011, 08:08:03 AM »

 Scarebird Classic Brakes sells caliper carrier plates and adapters - you then buy Diplomat rotors and Challenger calipers to complete the kit.
http://scarebird.com/index.php?id=1


krautmaster2011-01-29 13:08:41

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Tech- - Engine / Valve Cover Gaskets
« on: January 27, 2011, 08:06:58 PM »


Quote from: owatajrkiam
I've searched some forums on other sites and most of them agree that the Mr. Gaskets http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MRG-5877/ are the ones to get. The most expensive Moroso's were the worst. When i get my 340 heads (not v4 heads,i repeat Steve,....NOT v4)back from the machine shop next week,i'll post pics to show you what i do to stop leaks in LA heads. In a nutshell...i mix up a bunch of JB weld and fill in the surface of the head where the gasket lays on,then i run a semi-coarse axe file over it to smoothen  the very porous surface. Cheap but effective. The JB weld seems to stand up to the heat well.
 



krautmaster2011-01-28 01:43:26

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Tech- - Engine / 361
« on: January 23, 2011, 05:55:46 PM »

My whole point about using the 452's over the 915's is who is going to go to all the trouble of porting the 915's and then put in a cam with more than .480" lift in a tiny little 361? That would be a complete waste of time and money. If you're going to go to all that trouble you better have some cubes to go with it!!
I think he's better off with a mild cam, HP manifolds and a good 2.5" exhaust system using the stock 452 heads.
krautmaster2011-01-23 22:57:03

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Tech- - Engine / Valve Cover Gaskets
« on: January 22, 2011, 02:27:11 PM »

Quote from: schaefman
... I've never used these Fel-Pro cork/rubber, metal core valve cover gaskets. I bought them when I ordered my new Mopar Performance black ribbed valve covers from Summit Racing.

 Which gaskets are you using (part number or link available?) I just removed my MP aluminum covers and stuck the stock HP covers back on using some cheapo Victor gaskets from AutoZone (all they had) and now my passenger side one is leaking like a sieve. I'm looking for something better than the plain cork and am curious as to which ones you're talking about.

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Tech- - Engine / 361
« on: January 22, 2011, 02:21:09 PM »



Quote from: dana44
 Mopar Performance did a comparison on the 12 different castings and found that out, when ported them all within less than 10 percent of each other, combustion chamber, being closed and open chamber, and the hardened seats in the early 70s are the only real difference between any of the big block heads (oh, and the larger exhaust valve after 1967), so the only real gain you had in swapping to the open chamber heads is a drop in compression.


http://www.moparmusclemagazine.com/techarticles/5115_cylinder_heads/index.html

http://www.moparts.org/Tech/Archive/bb/62.html


krautmaster2011-01-22 19:45:31

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