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Old 04-26-2018, 11:13 AM
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LOL. I agree. Great point. LOL
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Before on #3 main rear thrust face...that sunburst pattern is no bueno



And after redneck garage polishing



How the rod journals turned out....

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Chamfered both sides of the washers (they’re flat unlike the head bolt style washers with the generous factory chamfer) for the head studs and started roughing up the head surface side. The chamfer relieves the sharp edge which allows the fat surface of the nut to more fully engage/spread the load on the washer. The roughing up on the head surface side keeps the washer from spinning and acting like a bearing which should make for more accurate torque.



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Fixed the manufacturing laziness on my Russell 8an to 6an fuel rail fittings


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Since I’m using the 1” blower spacer I needed longer bolts. Well on one part of the case I couldn’t fit the longer bolt because of the drive gear overhang. So I ordered some double ended studs along with these nice 12pt stainless nuts. Some other trick pieces I have coming are some A4 stainless spherical washers to match the flat hex head conical seat bolts I replaced with studs. ARP is super proud of these too

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Helluva time finding A4 stainless M6 Spherical Washers 12mm od.....Got these from the UK. I also ordered some A-788 Splash zone to redesign port entries and lower manifold floor.



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Thank you China and EBay.....10.9 Stainless Double thread studs for upper/lower manifold, lower/heads, and bypass/upper manifold.

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I seriously doubt that those are actually 10.9 grade. The ARP stainless hardware is only a little stronger than 8 grade. That said, I'm sure they are perfectly adequate for what you want to use them.

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I agree with ya on that. They won’t hold much being M6 studs anyways. I could probably bend them fairly easily if I wanted.

Messing around with lining up intake ports from lower manifold/spacers/Head more smoothly.

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Side facing head

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Got to tinker some today and worked on shaping the entry some more.



My exact museum quality rendition shows what I’m trying to accomplish

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This was my first attempt, at my concept, of removable inserts for the spacers. I plan on them being secured to the spacers. I believe I should’ve waited longer for the epoxy to cure before pulling them. No biggie ya live, learn, and adapt. I do think it’s going to work though and the inserts/epoxy will stay put. Ill be able to see if they do actually do anything with some dyno visits. I made them extra thick so I could shape them with my porting stuff.




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Here’s some tinkering I’ve been up to lately



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DIY Paw Patrol flow bench

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My redneck flow bench has shown me a few things....I’m able to increase the velocity pressure and total pressure using a convergent pressure recovery plate. The flow speeds go from 220mph to 270-300 at 2000cfm though the 4.5” intake tube down to the 4” TB. The increase in mass flow from the system is considerable. I have some more testing to do with vortex generators and turbulator strips/tape. I have some ideas for using them within the lower manifold, intake tube, S/C Inlet, etc. It’s basically a tunnel ram intake I’ve developed with the use of the spacers and epoxy for the floor. My intent is to gain and maintain airspeed post intercooler. (The manufacturer design makes for extra turbulence/heat to be added along with massively decreased airspeed.) I hope for better cylinder fill and fuel shear with the increased speed. I’ve also been tinkering around with using the AN hose inner support springs as “turbulators” within the intercooler hoses. The hoses are insulated from hot engine bay heat with Heatshield Thermal Sleeving so they don’t gain radiate heat. The “turbulators” increase the heat transfer within the system. I also redesigned the inlet/outlets for the reservoir so as not to introduce any air bubbles into the system. (Air = less thermal efficiency) . I’m also on another boron nitride kick....powder .5micron along with brushable and aerosol. This stuff ROCKS! Thermal conductivity, Low friction, low rates of wear, non wettable...All sorts of good stuff coming....
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In March it will be 3 years since the thread started.
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In March it will be 3 years since the thread started.
Yeeaahhh….. but who's counting.....
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3 years of fun is better than 3 years of headaches haha....if only I had more time and money I’d be done
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3 years of fun is better than 3 years of headaches haha....if only I had more time and money I’d be done
The stories of most of our lives man! Keep on keepin' ON!
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If you're like most of us, and I KNOW you are, the process of getting there is just about as much fun as finally getting there. Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by Michael Yount View Post
If you're like most of us, and I KNOW you are, the process of getting there is just about as much fun as finally getting there. Enjoy.
You said it! The journey is the adventure; a cool destination is just icing on the cake!
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