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Re: L head turbo build

Postby RMS » 19 Dec 2012 00:14

datzenmike wrote:As a rule fully floating pins free up a small amount of power.

every bit helps and its one of the reasons im doing this build. another is i hate reaching for third on every hill. i would rather be watching a pyrometer than hanging out in the slow lane with the 4ways on :oops:
the marine and industrial Chrysler motors that i have are of better quality than the Plymouth and Desotos. however chrysler could have used a couple more mains. there are 5 main bearings supporting a 31in long 90lb crank.

i went to buy a tcase for parts. I showed up in the m37 and the guy says "i have one of those for sale its beside the house". i walked around the corner and there was a rolling chassis with a new set of tires. the guy said "$500 and there are a bunch of parts inside the house" so i laid out some cash. i was looking at getting new tires and i couldn't pass on the deal. it took me four very heavy trips to move everything home :D
while spelunking in the heap of parts i noticed that everything I needed to rebuild the truck was there. boxes and boxes of nos, parts, bearings, seals, bushings and fasteners. every part for the motor is machined and coated in Cosmoline. i could walk into the shop tomorrow and start assembling. i could even have a fresh stock 251 rebuild hanging on the crane for Christmas.
but being ahead in the game at the start I figured i would put a little extra into the build t
datzenmike wrote:As to exotic coatings the heat loss saved may add 2-5% more power.
if that 2% more power can be translated into specific fuel consumption i will take the .28 of a mile per gallon for around $50 a piston shipped.
datzenmike wrote:I imagine there is provision for clearance adjustment and valve lifter

pretty much. just a self locking adjustable tappet, cap, keepers spring and valve.Image
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Re: L head turbo build

Postby RMS » 06 Jan 2013 09:17

my flat head build will have to wait. i spent the allocated funds on a datsun :mrgreen:
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Re: L head turbo build

Postby Byron510 » 06 Jan 2013 19:51

That old rally car may again live to see another day!
I tyhought it was a gonner, glad you have it - did you get it all? Turbo motor? What are your plans?

I'll be happy to read it in your new thread on this car.

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Re: L head turbo build

Postby RMS » 06 Jan 2013 21:20

just going through the car for now. i would like to get it running and stopping but it could be a long road. its been sitting for ten years now. i have most of the parts for the car. there was a O ringed block but that was lost a few years ago. :? today I went and picked up a new long block but we were not safe with the forklift :cry: :cry: :cry:
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I guess now i have to tear it down
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Re: L head turbo build

Postby RMS » 29 Jul 2016 10:22

well its not blown but here are some dgv's on a cast dual manifold

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