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Old 03-20-2013, 05:59 PM   #7471
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Man, I think you are living in the gold, it is beautiful up there in your area.
You might have a different opinion if you were here right now Jim...
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Looks like the wind is kicking up pretty good with the waves white capping like that. It is still pretty up there but when the weather gets rough it is really rough on you folks, hopefully it will turn real nice there soon. It was 72 here a day or so ago then tonight it is rain and 27.

How are you feeling Keith?
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Great progress Keith
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Keith, thought you might like to see the finished product. One is the front gate the other the side gate. I picked up the electronic gate latch, still have to determine if I want to hook it up with a battery back up or not. Decisions decisions
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They're beautiful fixrite, nice work!
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Keith, thought you might like to see the finished product. One is the front gate the other the side gate. I picked up the electronic gate latch, still have to determine if I want to hook it up with a battery back up or not. Decisions decisions
Wow! That is some beautiful work. Thanks for showing us.
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Hi Jim: well, Hi everyone I guess.

I think I pretty much have this CO thing licked now. Up in Kamloops for a couple of weeks "holiday".

Just spent over two days ripping out and replacing a set of stairs going to the basement of the house where I'm staying...the owner has taken two tumbles all the way down, last time a fairly serious injury. So, no more of that nonsense in future. Can't say as I have ever seen such a poorly constructed set of stairs anywhere. Runs and rises all different, just atrocious.

Going to see if I can hook up with some hot rod buddies up this way while I'm here. One for sure will be with Ken who has a 496 BBC in his '67 Chevelle, just about all done. Maybe even s few pics if I remember.
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Hi Jim: well, Hi everyone I guess.

I think I pretty much have this CO thing licked now. Up in Kamloops for a couple of weeks "holiday".

Just spent over two days ripping out and replacing a set of stairs going to the basement of the house where I'm staying...the owner has taken two tumbles all the way down, last time a fairly serious injury. So, no more of that nonsense in future. Can't say as I have ever seen such a poorly constructed set of stairs anywhere. Runs and rises all different, just atrocious.

Going to see if I can hook up with some hot rod buddies up this way while I'm here. One for sure will be with Ken who has a 496 BBC in his '67 Chevelle, just about all done. Maybe even s few pics if I remember.
Glad to see you are doing much better buddy, even on vacation you work. At least it is good that you feel like it.

Keith, what is a 496 BBC I haven't heard of that one before. I have driven a 67 SS Chevy Malibu with a 427 Cube, 4 speed Muncie, 411 posi rear, that is one mean machine.

Oh yes, we do want pictures buddy. I am watching a TV program right now where they are rebuilding a 40 Ford.
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Keith, what is a 496 BBC I haven't heard of that one before. I have driven a 67 SS Chevy Malibu with a 427 Cube, 4 speed Muncie, 411 posi rear, that is one mean machine.

Jim, I believe that it is a 454 that has been bored and stroked to get to 496. dorf dude...
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Thanks DD, I appreciate that, that has to be one mean engine.
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Glad to see you are doing much better buddy, even on vacation you work. At least it is good that you feel like it.

Keith, what is a 496 BBC I haven't heard of that one before. I have driven a 67 SS Chevy Malibu with a 427 Cube, 4 speed Muncie, 411 posi rear, that is one mean machine.

Oh yes, we do want pictures buddy. I am watching a TV program right now where they are rebuilding a 40 Ford.
Shu is right Jim. It's a bored and stroked 454, and this one has aluminum heads as well. Just a little over 10.25 to 1 compression, huge carb and aluminum intake. Nice set of headers. The BBC stands for big block Chevy...sorry about that, I should have spelled it out the first time.
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Shu is right Jim. It's a bored and stroked 454, and this one has aluminum heads as well. Just a little over 10.25 to 1 compression, huge carb and aluminum intake. Nice set of headers. The BBC stands for big block Chevy...sorry about that, I should have spelled it out the first time.
Sorry Keith, I don't know why I didn't catch that. Back in the 60s 10 to 1 was stock, several years back I built out a 350 Chevy to 10 to 1 and it burned the block between cylinders, cheap gas and lousy metal in the block with to much compression and it was a goner. Good thing I didn't go with 13 to 1 like I did some of my engines, it wouldn't have lasted even a day. I miss the old days when blocks and engines were built for high compression, the bad part is the high compression engines didn't last like the low compression ones today.
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Sorry Keith, I don't know why I didn't catch that. Back in the 60s 10 to 1 was stock, several years back I built out a 350 Chevy to 10 to 1 and it burned the block between cylinders, cheap gas and lousy metal in the block with to much compression and it was a goner. Good thing I didn't go with 13 to 1 like I did some of my engines, it wouldn't have lasted even a day. I miss the old days when blocks and engines were built for high compression, the bad part is the high compression engines didn't last like the low compression ones today.
The last time I have to work on very high compressoin gaz motours I am sure you know the Chrysler 440 CID engine I been working on that last year to rebuilt it and right now it carry 10.5 slugs but I did make one modifaction to the slug is smooth out peak ridge on top of the dome of the piston to drop down about .25 CR ratio and I am sure it will be much smoother which I will get that in a moment.,

Now for the fuel choice I run on GLP ( Propane gaz for ya guys ) due it cheaper than what I can pay either high test unleaded gaz or avgaz (105/130 class ) and with GLP it have much higher octance than either two fuel soruce I useally can get it.

I know it orginally it came with big arse 1150 Holly carbubatour but it was not in the best shape as I want to due it have even bores on all 4 bores so I ditch that and got a mixer carbuatour which it came off from larger 10 liter GLP engine ( gaz fired cummins engine ) it have pretty much match up on air flowage as I want it.

I know some of you will ask me is this engine supercharged ? the answer is no I don't intended to do that so I went to sleeper mode which I have other trick up my sleeve is ., turbocharger just ran low boost pressue that all I need and it right on the limit of the 10.5 slugs can take it with recurved timming. and of course hard to find NOS marine camshaft there were super limited on that.

Ok for the dyno result : I will use the SAE numbers due I did converted from metric numbers .,

Peak HP rating 637 CV @ 5400 RPM
Peak TQ rating 755 LBtq @ 2700 RPM ( this is almost twice over the stock tq rating )
The Tq curve is pretty flat in most range I did set up on purpose to prevent the transmission issue with it due I did use the modifed 727 toqureflite tranny ( I did use my notes that I done before with 4-53T detorit )

It ran really smooth no shake at all with good oil pressure etc and never ran hot at all on full dyno run.

If more question just ask me I will give you more details but this engine will be on for sale on European side not sure the price yet but I know it will be more than 5K euros

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The last time I have to work on very high compressoin gaz motours I am sure you know the Chrysler 440 CID engine I been working on that last year to rebuilt it and right now it carry 10.5 slugs but I did make one modifaction to the slug is smooth out peak ridge on top of the dome of the piston to drop down about .25 CR ratio and I am sure it will be much smoother which I will get that in a moment.,

Now for the fuel choice I run on GLP ( Propane gaz for ya guys ) due it cheaper than what I can pay either high test unleaded gaz or avgaz (105/130 class ) and with GLP it have much higher octance than either two fuel soruce I useally can get it.

I know it orginally it came with big arse 1150 Holly carbubatour but it was not in the best shape as I want to due it have even bores on all 4 bores so I ditch that and got a mixer carbuatour which it came off from larger 10 liter GLP engine ( gaz fired cummins engine ) it have pretty much match up on air flowage as I want it.

I know some of you will ask me is this engine supercharged ? the answer is no I don't intended to do that so I went to sleeper mode which I have other trick up my sleeve is ., turbocharger just ran low boost pressue that all I need and it right on the limit of the 10.5 slugs can take it with recurved timming. and of course hard to find NOS marine camshaft there were super limited on that.

Ok for the dyno result : I will use the SAE numbers due I did converted from metric numbers .,

Peak HP rating 637 CV @ 5400 RPM
Peak TQ rating 755 LBtq @ 2700 RPM ( this is almost twice over the stock tq rating )
The Tq curve is pretty flat in most range I did set up on purpose to prevent the transmission issue with it due I did use the modifed 727 toqureflite tranny ( I did use my notes that I done before with 4-53T detorit )

It ran really smooth no shake at all with good oil pressure etc and never ran hot at all on full dyno run.

If more question just ask me I will give you more details but this engine will be on for sale on European side not sure the price yet but I know it will be more than 5K euros

Merci,
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Man that is impressive to get that many mules with propane. I am an old 60s mechanic, a lot of new things for todays engines that I don't know about. I had a 440 magnum in a dodge but it never had that many horses, I think mine topped out at 390 with a six pack (3 duces). It never made sense that I could run a stock 327 Chevy with a number one grind vet cam with a duel line Holly double dumper and come out with 327 HP and all I could get out of a stock 440 was 390 HP.

5K, man I need to go back to building engines again.
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Jim, the new LS3, 376 cu. in. Chevy has 10.7 compression. I believe this is as a result of the direct cylinder injection, and it runs on 92 pump gas. So the good CR is back again, and this should give us some pretty decent mileage.

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