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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ryan B., May 12, 2003.

  1. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Just wanted to say thanks to Scott, 4X4HIGH for helping me out.
    After breaking a rocker arm on one of my heads that messed up the valve, and then finding a crack on the other head.... It was time to bulid up some new heads.
    I brought Scott some good old '69 041 casting 350 heads I had laying around for a valve job. New hardened seats and valve guides. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif (I got those 041 heads from NoSmog73, who got them from RockinK5) /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Scott's helped me a ton over the last month or two: Rebuilding my heads, beadblasting an intake manifold making it look brand new, hot tanking my D60 front housing /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
    Its awsome to meet such smart and helpful people through CK5. Thats what its all about.
    Thanks dude. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif


    No more puff of smoke when i start up the engine, runs awsome... and maybe i'm crazy but it feels like its got more power now... both down low and on the top end. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif 76cc to 64cc heads change it from 8.5:1 to 9.5:1! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Just wanted to say thanks to Scott, 4X4HIGH for helping me out....Scott's helped me a ton over the last month or two...

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    Sounds about right! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I figure I owe Scott about 100 favors myself... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif


    ps. Glad to hear you're still running a SBC motor in your K5....... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  3. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Now a question...

    I'll need to retorque the head bolts in like 500 miles? So i should back off each bolt and then retorque to 65 or 70 ft/lbs? Considering if you don't back off the bolt a little, the breakaway torque it will take to get that bolt moving will be more than the actual torque?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]

    No more puff of smoke when i start up the engine, runs awsome... and maybe i'm crazy but it feels like its got more power now... both down low and on the top end. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif 76cc to 64cc heads change it from 8.5:1 to 9.5:1! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I went from stock 76cc to 64cc double humps, mild cam, and aluminum intake on the 350 that was in my truck and it made a hell of a difference /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif. It had alot more power all the way around.
     
  5. 4X4HIGH

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    Ryan, whatever you do, DO NOT retorque the heads. The gaskets used today DO NOT require them to be retorqued, doing so may actually create problems.
     
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    Sounds about right! I figure I owe Scott about 100 favors myself...



    [/ QUOTE ] So Greg, does this mean you will take care of me on my cage before you leave for good? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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  8. Ryan B.

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    Cool deal, one less thing to hassle with. Thanks again dude.
     
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    I got those 041 heads from NoSmog73, who got them from RockinK5

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    Ya know I thought about it, and I think I want them back now. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  10. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Sounds about right! I figure I owe Scott about 100 favors myself...



    [/ QUOTE ] So Greg, does this mean you will take care of me on my cage before you leave for good? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    You won't believe the latest developments "job wise" anyway...I don't want to jinx anything, but there may be more time for that cagework, than I had previously thought!!

    Stay Tuned!
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Ok, spill the beans. Now you're probably going to tell me that you may have a job that is home based in New Hampshire but that it's here locally or something and you won't have to move after all?
     

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