Every factory engine and transmission is aligned and dowel pinned at the factory. The dowel pins were missing from the previous engine work - approximately 20+ years ago. I checked the alignment and used oversize pins to hold the center line of both crankshaft and transmission. These have to be on the same plane or the flex-plate will crack and/or break and the front pump of the transmission will wear out or break.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
- Initial dyno engine readings = 377 HP - with the wrong carb.
- Second dyno output = 394 hp on 93 octane pump gas with moded Edelbrock AVS.
- 404 hp with 122 octane racing fuel.
Reading 7 lbs boost at manifold (after carb). Which means around 9 at the blower. Boost dropped off higher than 5700 rpm.....at the limit of impeller design speed. We calculated 37,000 rpm at the impeller is too much - just won't produce boost above 35,000 rpm.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
While tooling around the panhandle of Florida - enjoying the local scenery, our motorhead/car stuff radar went off. Look at this 'in progress' novelty. We found it sitting in the open doored garage of a gear-geek. We were tickled to make a pit stop and talk to him about his cars, trucks and more. All fiberglass - all hand-done.