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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cybrfire, Jun 29, 2006.
My uncle says its so ugly it has to be bad!
ya need to paint that there shiney stuff on top or you'll be accused of bling.
What he said
That would look alot badder if it lost a couple cylinders and the rest stood up straight.
Alright it's on!
As for the bling, well, at least it aint polished!
refresh my memory, what'd you do (or have done) to it?
Actually, this one we didn't do a whole lot too. I'm having Coonies Racing Engines build two at the same time.
This one, is a clean up, freshen, cam and intake and I'll be building a set of outside the frame headers and we're calling it good right there. Sometime, some winter we'll pull it and do the full build. For now I just need it in and running.
The other one is getting the full build. It's for the crew cab. I figure since it will see long miles, it needs all the dependability possible. It has 9.5:1 comp. flat top pistons, Same cam, same intake as this one. Fully ported and polished heads as well as a little decking. May play around with the valvetrain as well.
Say Brett at least on Kerts truck he didnt have to drill out holes to make brackets fit
Ya gotta get some black Plug wires and other black stuff on there, really make it match the Blazer Kert
Say some 390FE rocker arms & shafts?
390FE shafts and rockers....
Naw get a set from Potter and get the best. I'm ordering a set from him this friday.
I spoke with my Engine builder sometime ago. I can't remember exactly why we decided not to use them. I'll talk to him again and see what he says.
i got the rocker arm set-up for my stroker caddy from a guy named johnny walker. it is a piece or 3/8" steel that bolts to the heads were the old "T" pedistal did. then it is tapped for screw-in rocker studs. it is designed to use furd small block rockers so i ran over to comp cams (it is local to me) & picked up a set of these in the 1.7 ratio
Orbitrol mounted as well as hydro master
Making some steady progress!
Is that a rock light??
Yep, that is a rock light. I made the housing from 1/8" aluminum. All tigged together. Then the lense itself is, IIRC, Rhino lexan. Supposed to be bullet proof up to a .22 caliber bullet. Put a 55 watt halogen bulb inside. Built them a long time ago. There 4 on the frame, one pointed in front of each tire. That is about all the details I have. They are pretty bright but more importantly to me is that they cast the light the way I wanted them too.
Sounds sweet. Did you do anything to help the reflective-ness (sic) of the AL, or did you leave it bare?
Are they water proof?
Will the 55W bulb create enough heat to damage the lexan?
Now if I only had a TIG and/or could weld AL.......
no, I left it bare aluminum. Yes, waterproof. The lense is screwed on with a thin film of silicone between it and the aluminum. Seemed simple enough.
I lit them up for quite a while and it didn't seem to create much heat. The bulb is set all the way to the rear of the housing so hopefully it'll be OK for extended night wheelling.
My tig seems to be having issues now or I'd make more. Last time I was using it there was a distinct arc from the case of the welder to the table leg. I don't think its supposed to do that! Have to get that looked at.
My tech dates back to when I worked for Larry Cruzik (sp?) The FE application rockers gained some ratio over the Cad rockers w/ no machining req'd & of course lost those silly "T" pedestals w/o the need for guide plates.
Could easily be a better option that has come along since then.
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