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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i forget 400
ive still got 350 on the brain Embarassed

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

squeeezer wrote:
i forget 400
ive still got 350 on the brain Embarassed


The 350 at 2.45" is still in the ballpark at .0025" on the mains.
I wont run any tighter.

If anyone thinks a crank doesn't flex please PM me.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok. I will take out the .001 undersized bearings. That was money not so well spent Rolling Eyes

Thanks Guys. Should be done pretty soon. Just got the pushrods, check some clearances and start puttin some gaskets on. and of course swap the bearings out.

It's no longer going in my cutlass either BTW, I Traded a crown vic for a backhalved regal.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had The Impersonator before it was even built by CHP unibrow

What exactly do you want to run ?

Stock 400 home ported heads,9.5:1 compression,280H Compcam,5.7 rods,stock crank,3000 10"stall, I went 13.2's
*200ccProtopline heads was only change, went 12.3's
*Now a Solid Roller with a too tight converter 11.8's
*Now 9.5"4200 stall,and 4.10s....can't wait Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I didn't have an e.t in mind when I decided to do it. I didn't really plan on such a "setup" car either. I just wanted a street monster with some strip duty from time to time.

I decided to go with the regal just because I didn't have much in the crown vic the guy wanted, figured I would sooner or later be looking into that kinda stuff so I said to hell with it.

So as it sits I have a 400 .030 Over, 10.8:1, 280 .600 lift more or less solid flat, Dart Pro 1 215's. Th400 3800 stall. I am going to install some 4.11's and a different diff, It has 2.xx gears open carrier.

He said with him in the car it weighed 3080 lbs. I will put a few more interior pieces in it to make it a bit more comfortable and accommodate a passenger.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skunkworkx wrote:
I had The Impersonator before it was even built by CHP unibrow

What exactly do you want to run ?


My take is how long do you want it to last.

You had the I'm perspireing with no specs is no help trying to help someone from biting bearings.
You F up one engine and you don't forget!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

af2 wrote:
Skunkworkx wrote:
I had The Impersonator before it was even built by CHP unibrow

What exactly do you want to run ?


My take is how long do you want it to last.

You had the I'm perspireing with no specs is no help trying to help someone from biting bearings.
You F up one engine and you don't forget!

???? Maybe I should have rear all 3 pages first. Didn't see he had the block back already. I thought he was still in planing stages still Rolling Eyes
BTW this motor is over 15 years old. Has been apart for bearings a few times along with gaskets. Limited duty yes...just a weekend toy when it's nice out.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had some specs but for some reason I went with some advice from someone who I thought wouldn't steer me wrong when he told me they would be too loose.

I get good info here so I thought I would double check. I have no doubt one f'd up motor would be hard to forget. I have already begun the swap of the bearings back to the std which were 2.5 except cap 5.

The last thing I want to do is try to explain why, how I screwed the damn thing up. Never been this concerned about anything on a car but then again I have never spent this much on anything else...

Thanks again for the help and advice. It seems folks around here have experience over what they think things should be and I appreciate the pass along of information.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Skunkwork]
???? Maybe I should have rear all 3 pages first. Didn't see he had the block back already. I thought he was still in planing stages still Rolling Eyes
BTW this motor is over 15 years old. Has been apart for bearings a few times along with gaskets. Limited duty yes...just a weekend toy when it's nice out.[/quote]

Hey it is all good. I just don't want him to go through the same crap I and others went through.
On a build you better know you're measurements or you will do it again. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

af2 wrote:
On a build you better know you're measurements or you will do it again. Sad


aint that the damn truth smoking . i just sent my crank back to the grinder so i could sleep.

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It seems we can look at our magical Balls and come up with a fix?

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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it runs. I'll be back when I take it to the track. Sounds damn good.
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