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  1. Thread: 72elk

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    Got engine up and running last summer. Thanks to...

    Got engine up and running last summer. Thanks to Techinspector 1 for all the suggestions, it runs strong.
    My project for this winter has been to rebuild the front suspension and convert to disc...
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    Thought I was almost there. Engine in, about...

    Thought I was almost there. Engine in, about 90percent hooked up. Then I wen to bolt my torque converter to the flex plate and the holes don't match. I have a Hugh's GM-25 converter and a Pioneer FRA...
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    Using something very similar I got at Harbor...

    Using something very similar I got at Harbor Freight. I'll try some prying.
  4. Thread: 72elk

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    Engine mount center bolts, check: two bolts on...

    Engine mount center bolts, check: two bolts on tranny support, check: speedo cable, check: exhaust, out including manifold, replacing with headers: speedo cable, check: trans linkage, check: drive...
  5. Thread: 72elk

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    Need help. Got engine completely unattached from...

    Need help. Got engine completely unattached from the car, chained hoist to engine and tried to lift it but it lifted the entire front end of the car.
  6. Thread: 72elk

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    Ok so I went ahead and bought a Hugh's torque...

    Ok so I went ahead and bought a Hugh's torque converter rated at 2500rpm for a Chevy BIG block which, according to to documentation should be somewhere between 2000 and 2200 go my 350.
    Now a dumb...
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    Engine assembled, just need to remove the old one...

    Engine assembled, just need to remove the old one and install this one. Pictures in gallery
  8. Thread: 72elk

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    What are the pros and cons of a lock up torque...

    What are the pros and cons of a lock up torque converter vs a standard one.
  9. Thread: 72elk

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    My mechanic found identical KB pistons thru one...

    My mechanic found identical KB pistons thru one of his vendors. He will start boring once he gets the pistons so he can verify exact size of each. Techinspector1 gave me the blueprint for this build...
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    New issue. Have all parts in hand and took block...

    New issue. Have all parts in hand and took block to machine shop. Apparently there is a groove in one of the cylinders that is going to require it to be bored .040 over. KB does not make the piston...
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    Almost have all the parts in hand. Got the KB...

    Almost have all the parts in hand. Got the KB pistions, new high flow water pump, HEI ignition and wires..and many more. One item I am having trouble finding is Valve Covers for vortec heads with...
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    Thanks for the explanation. Can you give me a...

    Thanks for the explanation. Can you give me a recommendation on either a specific piston of the specs on what I should be looking for to achieve the compression ration I'm looking for.
  13. Thread: 72elk

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    By the way, I have a set of the speed pro H618 CP...

    By the way, I have a set of the speed pro H618 CP 30 pistons that I'm planning on returning Monday because of the high compression. From what I've read not only will fuel be a problem this high of...
  14. Thread: 72elk

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    I'm just planning on using pump gas..premium is...

    I'm just planning on using pump gas..premium is ok. So now I need some help. I thought I was following your recommendations but I must have gotten off base somewhere. Here is where I sit:
    355 block...
  15. Thread: 72elk

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    I'm a little confused. Using the speed Pro...

    I'm a little confused. Using the speed
    Pro H618cp30'pistons and fel pro 1003 gaskets with a bore of 4.030 and stroke of 3.48 what do you calculate my final compression ratio to be?
    Heads have 64cc...
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    Since the block is already bored and honed it...

    Since the block is already bored and honed it might be cheaper to just buy the CP pistons
    The ones I have I pretty much got for free
  17. Thread: 72elk

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    Did some checking on the pistons that came with...

    Did some checking on the pistons that came with the block I picked up. Here is what the vendor response was. Any comments?

    The H618P and H618CP are close to the same, the biggest difference...
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    It's been a while since I posted, I took...

    It's been a while since I posted, I took techinspector 1s advice and pulled in the reins while saving money. So, I have bought the scorpion 1.5 roller rockers and the Howard CL110235-12 retro roller...
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    Techinspector1 Earlier you had recommended using...

    Techinspector1
    Earlier you had recommended using Howard cam HRS-CL110235-12. I believe that part of that decision was made due the the fact that I'm using vortec heads which stock limit you to .500...
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    Thanks for the response. Very helpful.

    Thanks for the response. Very helpful.
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    Trying to get more info on my block. It has a...

    Trying to get more info on my block. It has a casting stamp of GM3970010. Engine code V0412CKH and partial vin 17R457174. Any info, year, 1 or 2 piece rear main, main journal size, etc would be...
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    Mechanic said I could expect 100,000 with cast...

    Mechanic said I could expect 100,000 with cast iron. Older guy and I'm not sure he's up to date with newest technology. Hasting site has be thinking about cast or Molly. I could expect extended...
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    Got the block back from the machine shop, washed...

    Got the block back from the machine shop, washed out, squared, new Cam bearing, new soft plugs and a fresh hone. Machinest says for best reliability I should use cast iron rings, any thoughts? Also...
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    Thanks Tech! That article clarified everything!

    Thanks Tech! That article clarified everything!
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    I'm putting an Eldebrock AVS carburator in the el...

    I'm putting an Eldebrock AVS carburator in the el Camino and find one area of the instructions confusing. There are two distributor vacuum ports on the front of the carb. Facing the carb, the...
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