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October 6th, 2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,029
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Posted By Smitty275

Ask. Where you live matters little. I've...

Ask.

Where you live matters little. I've shipped to many countries.
Forum: Big Blocks
October 5th, 2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Posted By Smitty275

I had the privilege of being present for a dyno...

I had the privilege of being present for a dyno session of a '67 W30 400cui engine. It was right on the mark of factory claimed HP.
October 5th, 2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 156,269
Posted By Smitty275

Why not utilize one of us vendors that match that...

Why not utilize one of us vendors that match that price, or come very close to it? I guarantee they can't give anyone advice on what is best valves or porting tips to make their heads work the best....
Forum: Big Blocks
September 26th, 2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,175
Posted By Smitty275

AMSOIL 10w30 Z-Rod would be my choice. But you...

AMSOIL 10w30 Z-Rod would be my choice. But you can run any 10w30 or 10w40 oil on the shelf if you want to. That cam and lifter set is mated and work hardened by now and the oil chemistry changes are...
September 20th, 2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By Smitty275

Congrats on the 10.80s. Always feels good to get...

Congrats on the 10.80s. Always feels good to get another .1 out if the way.

An anti roll bar like the Bickel piece or similar would do wonders for your car. Only a couple of pounds and is tucked...
Forum: Small Blocks
September 20th, 2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By Smitty275

Its been a long time since I've seen a virgin set...

Its been a long time since I've seen a virgin set of heads with the stud set up. I don't recall washers under the nuts. There is no need for them.
Forum: Small Blocks
September 20th, 2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,999
Posted By Smitty275

The heads are definitely a choke point. But could...

The heads are definitely a choke point. But could also just be where you cam has run out if its power band. Or running out of fuel if a stock fuel pump is still in place. A head swap could wake the...
Forum: Big Blocks
September 20th, 2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By Smitty275

Nothing new to have Comp lifters stick in the...

Nothing new to have Comp lifters stick in the collapsed position.
No, one manufacturer does not make them all. Lots of off shore product being sold. The best bet at this time is the Morels which...
Forum: Big Blocks
September 20th, 2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Smitty275

KTRE also known as Knowlton Thunderheads Racing...

KTRE also known as Knowlton Thunderheads Racing Enterprises.
736-784-0687
Forum: Small Blocks
September 9th, 2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By Smitty275

I'm just east of Canton in Louisville. M&J...

I'm just east of Canton in Louisville.
M&J ProFormance 330-495-4582
September 7th, 2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,716
Posted By Smitty275

Only thing I have to say is that the ProComp is a...

Only thing I have to say is that the ProComp is a much sturdier casting that the Edelbrock and ProComp castings are 1/2 the price. That's $750 savings right off the bat.

I do Edelbrock heads...
Forum: Big Blocks
September 2nd, 2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,270
Posted By Smitty275

First off, have you checked the float setting. If...

First off, have you checked the float setting. If it is set right the read on.
If you have a camshaft with a modern profile you most likely have a much stronger signal to the carb. A basic...
Forum: Big Blocks
September 2nd, 2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,408
Posted By Smitty275

I'll bet 100/1 that it's 4+filter.

I'll bet 100/1 that it's 4+filter.
Forum: Small Blocks
August 30th, 2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,166
Posted By Smitty275

12 o'clock 12o'clock is #1 tdc on an Olds. 6 &...

12 o'clock 12o'clock is #1 tdc on an Olds.
6 & 12 is a Chevy.
Forum: Big Blocks
August 30th, 2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Smitty275

The easy way to put spirolocks in us to pull them...

The easy way to put spirolocks in us to pull them apart so they look like a coil spring. Then you can stick one end in and work your way around pushing it down into place. A blunt tool helps get the...
Forum: Big Blocks
August 30th, 2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,408
Posted By Smitty275

Some of the Speedmaster / ProComp stuff is...

Some of the Speedmaster / ProComp stuff is excellent. Some of it is total junk. So make sure they have a simple return policy. Also be careful of hidden fees, especially if paying with CC and be sure...
August 24th, 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By Smitty275

As far as someone who specializes I'm probably...

As far as someone who specializes I'm probably the closest. I'm near Canton, Ohio.
Forum: Big Blocks
August 24th, 2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By Smitty275

Team up with someone like myself (M&J...

Team up with someone like myself (M&J ProFormance), cutlassefi, etc. and we will do everything we can to help you get it right the first time. Its not hard to do. Weeding out the bad info is.

I...
Forum: Big Blocks
August 24th, 2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By Smitty275

Makes one heck of a mess on the ceiling doesn't...

Makes one heck of a mess on the ceiling doesn't it?
Forum: Small Blocks
August 24th, 2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,806
Posted By Smitty275

I'd say he has it pretty close. That's about...

I'd say he has it pretty close. That's about identical to what my 77 Custom Cruiser with 403 ran. Only time it ever pinged was if I got stuck running BP fuel. His fuel wasn't mentioned but that...
August 24th, 2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 156,269
Posted By Smitty275

I'd be careful hitting those cylinder heads too...

I'd be careful hitting those cylinder heads too hard. Them puppies are made on iron and you might hurt you hand. ;)
August 24th, 2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,637
Posted By Smitty275

Use the small block header. Width and height of...

Use the small block header. Width and height of block is what makes the difference in the headers. Otherwise the exhaust size and locations are the same on both bb and SB head castings.
August 21st, 2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,824
Posted By Smitty275

Fully ported with chamber work I have them going...

Fully ported with chamber work I have them going 340+ @ .600 lift. Max lift can be anything within the realm of lobe size and rocker ratio and has to be known going into the build so proper...
Forum: Small Blocks
August 21st, 2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Smitty275

Welcome aboard. Congrats on getting your Olds....

Welcome aboard. Congrats on getting your Olds. There are a lot of ways to go about achieving your goals. Core engines are cheap. You might want to get a good core and make it into what you want while...
Forum: Small Blocks
August 19th, 2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,333
Posted By Smitty275

.005 is what I put on Blown & Injected Nitro...

.005 is what I put on Blown & Injected Nitro Hemis that run 100wt oil and make 3000hp in aluminum blocks.
Forum: Small Blocks
August 19th, 2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,333
Posted By Smitty275

Your looking for something your not going to get....

Your looking for something your not going to get. People who have issues with the big clearance builds, regardless of builder, don't want to rehash it. They've got it fixed by someone competent or...
Forum: Small Blocks
August 19th, 2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,333
Posted By Smitty275

I've a copy of the "Holley Bible". It has all the...

I've a copy of the "Holley Bible". It has all the part numbers and assembly into for all Holley's up until about two years ago along with tuning info for different circumstances. ;)

How hard are...
August 18th, 2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,247
Posted By Smitty275

Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: Parts Wanted
August 18th, 2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By Smitty275

If you haven't found any yet let me know. I'll...

If you haven't found any yet let me know. I'll give you the same $7 deal as Chris. Just have to tell me how many to put in the box.
Forum: Small Blocks
August 18th, 2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,333
Posted By Smitty275

Hawghead, your more than welcome. I think it...

Hawghead, your more than welcome. I think it should be rather obvious that I am here to help any one I can get it right the first time and I don't require being a customer to offer sound advice.

...
Forum: Small Blocks
August 17th, 2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,333
Posted By Smitty275

As usual people read something, and well, don't...

As usual people read something, and well, don't really read it. It starts to hit against the guy they worship because he "wrote a book" and immediately their looking for ways to sink the opinion....
Forum: Small Blocks
August 16th, 2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,333
Posted By Smitty275

This topic alone, "bearing clearances on...

This topic alone, "bearing clearances on Oldsmobile engines", has made my blood boil more than any other when on internet forums. There is absolutely NO REASON to open up the bearing clearances for...
August 16th, 2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,238
Posted By Smitty275

Thanks for the win! ;)

Thanks for the win! ;)
Forum: Small Blocks
August 16th, 2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,333
Posted By Smitty275

Ya, but who's gonna spend a bunch of money to...

Ya, but who's gonna spend a bunch of money to lighten everything and stay at the same power level to have reduced stresses. No one I have ever dealt with. They're gonna spend money on quality parts...
Forum: Small Blocks
August 15th, 2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By Smitty275

There are things that have to be accounted for...

There are things that have to be accounted for when swapping the BBO heads onto a SBO. It is not just a direct swap and instant power gain on the 350 engines. At a minimum you need to cut the heads...
Forum: Small Blocks
August 14th, 2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,333
Posted By Smitty275

I have for bolt caps for the D/DX just as others...

I have for bolt caps for the D/DX just as others do. It's a very common upgrade. As to which journal to go with all depends on your end goal and budget.
Forum: Big Blocks
August 14th, 2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By Smitty275

About 30 yrs ago. LOL The X pipe changes...

About 30 yrs ago. LOL

The X pipe changes the way every thing sounds. Personally I like the ORIGINAL "50 Series" Flow Masters with tail pipes all the way out the back. They sound great at low rpm...
Forum: Big Blocks
August 14th, 2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By Smitty275

I can put you in a set of 5/16 x 9.900 Manley...

I can put you in a set of 5/16 x 9.900 Manley pushrods for $145 & shipping. If you can check to see how that will work with your valve to roller positioning.

I can tell you that the HS 5016 and...
Forum: Big Blocks
August 14th, 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By Smitty275

As far as blocks go that is an excellent block to...

As far as blocks go that is an excellent block to work with. Don't worry about the lifter bank angle as it is absolutely irrelevant when it comes to build an Olds. You just have to order the right...
Forum: Big Blocks
August 14th, 2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By Smitty275

The difference in pushrod length is because of...

The difference in pushrod length is because of the rockers. Pushrods are available every .050 off the shelf and to exactly what you want if its custom. Are you running 5/16 or 3/8 diameter?

You...
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