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Forum: Big Blocks
May 31st, 2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

I turned my distributor clockwise some more, my...

I turned my distributor clockwise some more, my total timing is up to 36 degrees (first try lol), still no pinging, outside temps are mid 80's Fahrenheit. I left my vacuum alone as well.
My idle is...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 30th, 2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

So my engine is actually de-tuned because I'm at...

So my engine is actually de-tuned because I'm at 28 degrees. (I always thought 32 was the max, I didn't realize it was the minimum). I don't have time tonight, but tomorrow I want to turn it up some...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 30th, 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Update to my thread. I finally had time...

Update to my thread.


I finally had time to go over my engine and adjust it for this summer.
Outside temps here are already 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit. Good thing I have a 160'F thermostat. lol
...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 24th, 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Yah I want to set the whole summer aside for...

Yah I want to set the whole summer aside for learning how to do the rear gears.

Since you mention the carb, I wanted to ask if my Holley 4160 mechanical double pumper is the right size for my...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 23rd, 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

I do cruse around with the v8 tone. Its fun. I'm...

I do cruse around with the v8 tone. Its fun. I'm not concerned with being the fastest drag car, just fast enough to win against my friends car on track day and have fun and get some attention at the...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 22nd, 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Its a big old Cadillac. Its my sleeper. lol ...

Its a big old Cadillac. Its my sleeper. lol

Thanks for the bore info. I found torque specs for bolts and everything else but I couldn't seem to find that online.
Forum: Big Blocks
May 22nd, 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

My goal was to pick a large land yacht/luxury car...

My goal was to pick a large land yacht/luxury car and make it faster. lol


I'll look into the 3.23 gears.


Just out of curiosity, is there a directory that tells the factory bore size for the...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 21st, 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

I like the idea of swapping the 3.08 gear into...

I like the idea of swapping the 3.08 gear into the car. It will take time for me to decide to swap them. lol

I'm open to other suggestions as well.
Forum: Big Blocks
May 17th, 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Is it possible that my 455 has good horsepower...

Is it possible that my 455 has good horsepower and my rear gears & weight are just hindering it that much?
But the big question is how hard is it to change the rear gears in a 1987 GM 10 bolt...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 16th, 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Tips to get the best performance from the olds 455?

I have a 1971 olds 455 v8.
C heads.
Comp 268H cam.
2.5 inch dual exhaust.
Holley 750 cfm carb.
Edelbrock performer intake.
TH400 auto with kick downswitch connected.
Stock bottom end.
160'F...
March 15th, 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Does a mini starter have descent torque output...

Does a mini starter have descent torque output and reliability like the full size starter? It should last a long time?
coppers are the same part numbers as the ones in the link?
March 14th, 2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

I seen these from Hedman at summit racing: ...

I seen these from Hedman at summit racing:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hed-58150/overview/make/oldsmobile
the 2.5 inch exit would match good. Are these like what you have? If they cleared...
March 13th, 2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Thanks for that info. I also managed to find...

Thanks for that info.

I also managed to find a few more threads about them. I agree the airflow doesn't look to be too good after reading about them. Like others said, I would probably lose...
March 13th, 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Thoughts on these headers?

I found these headers on ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLDS-CUTLASS-442-H-O-400-425-455-DUAL-EXHAUST-PERFORMANCE-TUBULAR-HEADERS-NEW-/182850971141

This is what I have on the car now on the...
Forum: Big Blocks
March 9th, 2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Thats good to know. yah, I heard the same...

Thats good to know.

yah, I heard the same thing, I just wasn't sure if its fact or myth.
Forum: Big Blocks
March 9th, 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Lead Substitute with 68 heads?

I have a 71 olds 455 that I have 68 C heads installed on, the heads are stock as far as I know.
I always assumed from the start that the lead substitute was necessary, but I thought I'd ask.

Do...
Forum: Big Blocks
February 10th, 2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Sounds like the inline heater with pump is the...

Sounds like the inline heater with pump is the easiest.
Forum: Big Blocks
February 10th, 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Engine block heater?

Did they ever make an engine block heater for the olds 455?
Are there any options I can use?
I remember seeing an in line coolant heater on the car I got my engine from but the guy kept it.
Anyone...
Forum: Big Blocks
January 29th, 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

rotating assembly kit recomendations?

I'm interested in pre-balanced rotating assembly kits that do pistons, rings, crank, rods, etc.
I have a 71 olds 455. It has stock 68 C heads.

As far as I know it has never been overbored, should...
December 14th, 2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

I will consider the aluminized. I was asking...

I will consider the aluminized. I was asking about stainless because I assumed it lasted longer than alumanized.
December 14th, 2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Ok. Didnt know the H pipe reduced drone like...

Ok. Didnt know the H pipe reduced drone like that.
I will look into Waldron exhaust.
The one thing I cant do myself because I dont have a welder is the pipe for over my axles.
Do you happen to...
December 13th, 2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Will do. I have priced a few local places for...

Will do. I have priced a few local places for general cost of a full stainless setup and I think it was 2k for a rough estimate. I'm saving up, I was hoping to maybe find some info on my own and...
December 11th, 2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into them.

Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into them.
December 11th, 2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Quietest mufflers possible? 2.5 inch pipes.

My cars got an olds 455 in it. Stock with a comp 268H cam.
At first I had magnaflow turbo mufflers and they were like having straight pipes.
I bought walker Quietflow SS mufflers and they make it...
Forum: Big Blocks
November 25th, 2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

I like trying things for fun and for learning....

I like trying things for fun and for learning. Even if they don't always work. lol :P I was more so curious/concerned about valve/piton clearances
Forum: Transmission
November 25th, 2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,159
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Ok, I'll keep checking around. What about a...

Ok, I'll keep checking around.

What about a manual transmission?
Does the 71 olds 455 have the hole in the crank for the pilot bearing?
Forum: Transmission
November 25th, 2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,159
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Thanks for the info everyone, it helps. Is...

Thanks for the info everyone, it helps.

Is this a reputable place to buy a 200r4 for my 455?
http://www.smartpartsauto.com/automatic_transmission_200r4.html
Forum: Big Blocks
November 25th, 2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

My rockers have the bolt style, no studs, not...

My rockers have the bolt style, no studs, not adjustable at all.

Like you said, lots of duration but less lift, I was reading that I can get more airflow from more lift.
Thats why I was wondering...
Forum: Big Blocks
November 24th, 2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

So if I want a 1.7 rocker to be effective, I...

So if I want a 1.7 rocker to be effective, I should get different pushrods to match?
I was thinking I could get a little more lift/duration from the existing cam that I got to help with airflow.
...
Forum: Big Blocks
November 24th, 2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Ok, just to verify so I'm sure, keeping the cam...

Ok, just to verify so I'm sure, keeping the cam and keeping the same pushrods, Moving from 1.6:1 to 1.7:1 will increase lift/duration?

The only thing though, I Have this style rockers on my 455,...
Forum: Big Blocks
November 24th, 2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Yah I was considering flat top pistons but I'm...

Yah I was considering flat top pistons but I'm not sure, that wouldn't happen until many years later still.

The cam is already in the engine, it does run great, I was only curious if I could get...
Forum: Big Blocks
November 24th, 2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Pushrod length/rocker ratio?

Specs on my cam:
Operating RPM Range: 1,500-5,500
Intake Duration at 050 inch Lift: ...
November 7th, 2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Carburated I4 swap?

Were there any olds I4 engines that were carbed with a distributor that can be swapped in place of a 455?
I like being different and I have a fun idea for my current project and a new project. I...
September 2nd, 2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Fuel cooler?

I heard about using a cooling can for making the fuel colder to improve performance. Putting ice in the can, etc.

I found a diesel fuel radiator on summit racing, can I achieve a similar cooling...
Forum: Transmission
June 20th, 2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,159
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

I will look into it. The 4L80e sounds a bit...

I will look into it.
The 4L80e sounds a bit expensive, I'll probably pass on that one due to price, but if it is strong like the TH400 it might be a good choice as I was considering towing with this...
Forum: Transmission
June 19th, 2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,159
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

200r4 build for 455 or buy a different transmission?

I have to remove my turbo 400 from my 455 to replace the trans seal behind the torque converter.

I have a 200r4 auto from my 1987 olds 307 I pulled from this car so I could do my 455/400 swap.
It...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 12th, 2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

We figured it out after taking the time to test...

We figured it out after taking the time to test the engine, the intake manifold gaskets were not seated correctly and leaking vacuum from under the intake.
I meant the carb was set to full rich and...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 11th, 2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

I got help from my dad and we were checking...

I got help from my dad and we were checking vacuum and stuff.
It turns out our spark was fine, turns out I was turning my spark up to much to compensate for not having enough fuel.
I need a bigger...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 10th, 2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

I read the posts you guys made to help me to try...

I read the posts you guys made to help me to try and figure this out, but its still seeming a little weak at idle and not all of its umph is there when accelerating.
I have about 16 advance at idle,...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 9th, 2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By GHOSTOWLGRID

Timing help?

1971 olds 455 v8.
Stock pistons and bottom end.
Comp 268H cam.
1968 C heads.
2.5 inch dual exhaust.
Edelbrock Performer intake.
Holley 750 cfm carb.

Mechanical advance only:
I set my total...
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