Small Block & Big Block Chevy Specific - New motor sound clip
06-04-2008, 03:59 PM
Well, it is done. I am happy with it with the exception of timing, i might not run a vacuum advance, it makes it detonate if i have the timing up where it likes it during normal operation. We will see.
06-05-2008, 01:40 PM
sounds good zones!
06-05-2008, 02:36 PM
06-05-2008, 03:36 PM
Thanks fellas, the oil pressure was acting FUCKED today, i hope it is the gauge or line to it...
06-05-2008, 08:51 PM
What was your main bearing clearances? Rod bearing clearances? Side to side rod clearance?
06-05-2008, 09:24 PM
06-05-2008, 09:33 PM
So........you just slapped her together and fired her up, now she's trying to blow up.
06-06-2008, 04:00 AM
I think from pilling the intake a couple of times something or things is pulled into the pickup.
06-06-2008, 11:51 AM
that sounds sick...do u have a glass pack on there or is it just straight exhaust pipe?
06-06-2008, 07:07 PM
Straight pipe all the way out the back, it has a custom Y you can see under there to retain the dual exits.Glad you like it!
06-12-2008, 12:07 AM
Well, there was RTV in the pickup, not tons of it but several small pieces. I hope that was the issue, i have the new pump in, pan back on and K member back up. Tomorrow ill button everything back together and see what happens.
06-12-2008, 12:10 AM
06-12-2008, 11:59 AM
Thanks, you should hear it in person.
06-12-2008, 04:23 PM
Well, it still does it, even swapped the oil pressure gauge just in case. Not AS bad but still does it, i cranked the rev limiter up and ran it to 6600 RPM to see what would happen, nothing. So, i am just going to drive it till it blows up. F it.
06-12-2008, 04:24 PM
If it blows up.
06-13-2008, 04:55 AM
Nice outlook on your new motor! How much oil pressure do you have at idle and with some rpm in her?
06-13-2008, 02:42 PM
I am talking shit because i am just tired of messing with it, i just wanna drive it. But, it has 45 lbs at idle, at 2500 RPM it has 60-70, then any higher it starts falling off with the more RPM it gets.
06-13-2008, 04:50 PM
If it gets worse as rpm increases, it sounds like you could be sucking the pan dry.......lemme guess---high volume oil pump & a 5qt pan?
06-13-2008, 06:20 PM
Yea, but now it is a std volume pump and a 5 qt pan with an extra quart, this problem ocurred later on, not right away, it would have been from day one.
06-13-2008, 08:31 PM
Do Not run extra oil in the pan... Stock pan try running 4.5 to 5 qt. of oil with a filter change. Did you check the oil pump pick up to pan clearance?
06-13-2008, 09:52 PM
Did you check your pan to pickup clearance?
06-13-2008, 09:59 PM
Yep. Check, check check.
06-14-2008, 02:06 AM
Are you running a Fram (or something cheaper) oil filter? Those oil filters will actually suck the filter element closed with over 60+ psi, Fram advises to keep there filters under 60 psi if you call there tech dept.
06-14-2008, 03:34 AM
That is what i had, now it is a Wix.
06-14-2008, 01:08 PM
With the Wix filter, are you haveing the same problem? One other thing to check is a internal oil plug between the oil filter adapter and the rear main cap. As the block is hot tanked that plug will climb up the block as it heats & contracts. To check for that you will need to remove the oil pressure sending unit or mechanical line adapter. Then take a long 1/4" drive extension and see how far down it goes when it hits that soft plug. Mark with a sharpie where it is even with the the top of the block. Then find a std bore block and check how far down it goes when it makes contact with the soft plug. If you can't find a std bore block let me know & I will measure the ones I have at the shop and give you the average depth of them.
06-14-2008, 07:58 PM
Ill have to check into it, the problem persisted after the wix oil and filter change, castrol 10w30. Then with luas stabilizer.