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  1. #26
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    I have had some inquiries regarding the price of the sheetmetal tunnelram. I bought it secondhand from Kevin Stevens(10inchbuick???)
    It was setup for 2 4500 series carbs. I bought a 1" polyethylene chopping board and made my own adaptor. It seemed to cope well being left submerged for 4 weeks in petrol, but unsure how it will cope with E85.
    Cheers
    Last edited by slimfromnz; 03-09-2013 at 02:08 PM.

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by slimfromnz View Post
    I have some inquiries regarding the price of the sheetmetal tunnelram. I bought it secondhand from Kevin Stevens(10inchbuick???)
    It was setup for 2 4500 series carbs. I bought a 1" polyethylene chopping board and made my own adaptor. It seemed to cope well being left submerged for 4 weeks in petrol, but unsure how it will cope with E85.
    Cheers
    I would suggest you put a small piece of your chopping board material is a glass jar and submerge it with your fuel and time will tell. Better to see if it deteriorites than have an issue when its on your engine. I have been racing with ethanol sence 1997 and your going to like it.

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Royden, polyethylene has an excellent resistance to Ethanol, it's practically inert, even for constant contact. BUT, if you're not sure of that cutting board's construction, test it as well which was wisely mentioned above.

    Devon
    Fuel & Brake Systems Engineer
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by DaWildcat View Post
    Royden, polyethylene has an excellent resistance to Ethanol, it's practically inert, even for constant contact. BUT, if you're not sure of that cutting board's construction, test it as well which was wisely mentioned above.

    Devon
    Thanks guys. I will. I have to buy some first. Smelt it for the first time this weekend(sucrogen brand), hmmm it smells good burnt
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_...s_Championship
    Cheers

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by slimfromnz View Post
    Thanks guys. I will. I have to buy some first. Smelt it for the first time this weekend(sucrogen brand), hmmm it smells good burnt
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_...s_Championship
    Cheers
    I like mine with a little cherry scent added.

  6. #31
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Hi all,
    You have seen pics of the motor mocked up, now its time for assembly.
    I had to send the heads off to a machine shop to get the spring locators and retainers machined down to fit into the head pocket and fit inside the larger springs. He also supplied new billet locks and assembled the heads for me and charged me $220. This guy is actually a crew chief of one of the top running Top Fuel teams here, and was impressed with the motor and wants to dyno it when im ready.
    Ok, here is the head stud kit TA supplied me

    Here are the heads back from the shop with new PAC racing springs installed, 225lbs seated, 600lbs open.

    Shortblock ready for head studs

    Head gasket by TA. Never seen em like this before.

    Studs in and gasket installed. I have to say these things drop right on with fitment to the locating dowels.

    Head on. Same here, the heads drop on with ease with a slight fist tap to locate on the dowels.

    Other side ready

    Cheers

    ---------- Post added at 08:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:55 PM ----------

    Heads all torqued down in stages as per TA. Its been a while since I have torqued heads down 110ft/lbs geez it was hard work

    Ready for these

    All in.

    Time for my super duper tapered pushrods. I wondered how I would oil these without getting my hands all over them. Cut the top of the bag open and poured oil into it

    Pushrods installed

    These have been soaking for 12 or so months.

    New shafts as I struggled to stop the old ones going rusty. Yes I tried everything. We live right on the beach

    One side installed

    Covers on before I bag(plastic) it up for tomorrow

    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Wow, progress!!! Loving it.

    Devon
    Fuel & Brake Systems Engineer
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  8. #33
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    That is a very beautifull piece you have there sir.
    Rick
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Thanks guys.
    As you can see, the distributor is also in. Oil filter relocator on. Hope to have the motor ready for installation by the end of the weekend.
    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    ... I get a chubby every time I see one of these blocks with the super webbing and huuuge lifter area

    cant wait for dyno #'s !!
    Alan W

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by 69GS400s View Post
    ... I get a chubby every time I see one of these blocks with the super webbing and huuuge lifter area

    cant wait for dyno #'s !!
    Lol
    Sure is beefy in there. I have my '76 block next to it on the floor and there is no comparison
    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    umm dont want to sound out of line here but just under 40k and you have to machine the heads and put it together?
    MIKE

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    This is so cool. So many pictures I feel like im building the engine with you. This engine is awsome.
    Tristan Andras,
    19 years old.
    1970 Buick skylark 350.
    Voodoo 67000 cam and lifters, Holley 670 street avenger,
    4bbl intake manifold, HEI W/ 34 @ 1800, 2 1/2" dual exhaust w/ H pipe, 2.56 non posi.
    15.707 @ 91.2 mph

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    pure porn want engine like that in my car

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Had a few minor setbacks. Mike warned me the sump would be to big. I said it would be fine. I was wrong
    Got it fixed up no problems. It now sports some wings ;)
    Got the rest of the motor assembled, rockers set, timing set, manifold on, carbies on. Now working out alternator and vacuum pump brackets. Think I'm on top of it. Will fab out of 6mm ally plate and 13/16 ally round bar.





    Also got to get some better length HT leads and trim the silastic from the chopping board once it dries. There was a fairly big gap under the manifold at the ends of the valley too, otherwise the ports and gaskets lined up PERFECT!
    Glad I went with the TA Buick rocker covers too
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
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    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Hi all,
    More progress.
    I have made brackets for the vacuum pump and alternator. The only concern I have is the belt contact on the alternator. I can run a second belt from the crank pulley to the alternator pulley if it becomes an issue.

    Here is the CAD(cardboard aided design) template I started with. The alloy round bar is for the spacers. And I used 6mm alloy flat bar.

    Sort of jumped the gun with photos. Here is the finished product. The adjuster is a sbc one I bought and cut all the crap off it.



    This spacer connects to the adjuster. I made it an interference fit which seems to have worked great.




    I also have the -12 welded to the rocker cover and a breather welded into the other for the vacuum pump. I will take some pics and post.
    We are looking at Dyno time in the next week or two. They havent finished installing the dyno yet.
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
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    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    It looks like it's coming along nicely. Nice work!
    Doug Hecker
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Nice job Royden!!!
    John R. Zerucha
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    WOW.... what did you do to my oil pan? lol

    Nice addition. It's nice when you don't have the constraints of the stock frame and cross member to confine your creativity!

    Looking good!!


    Steve
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Reynolds View Post
    WOW.... what did you do to my oil pan? lol

    Nice addition. It's nice when you don't have the constraints of the stock frame and cross member to confine your creativity!

    Looking good!!


    Steve
    Sorry about that Steve I know you put a lot of time and effort into it, and I put a lot of money into it
    What do you think of the windage Steve? should I have made some more holes in it around the large opening?

    Thanks for the comments guys. Getting very close now. Problem is I have been asked by one of my clients to work 12+hrs a day for the next 2-3 weeks Not much time for the motor
    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Royden, with the sump that low and far away from the crank you'll be fine. Just keep the oil level (at least) one quart low on the dipstick to keep oil from residing in the front sump.
    I told mike that for the amount of work put into those steel conversion pans I could build a killer aluminum one that would be better all around. He was worried about running an aluminum pan on the street. I've done it for years. They are tougher than they look.

    Anyway.... the engine looks outstanding!!


    Steve
    Steve, SRE Performance Fabrications Inc. 920-629-6565 evenings/weekends

    * 70 GSX race car 9.31 @ 143 mph 1.21 60' SOLD
    Super 16 Winner GSCA Nats 2011
    New Project... 65 Special motivated by a "Tomahawk".

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Reynolds View Post
    Royden, with the sump that low and far away from the crank you'll be fine. Just keep the oil level (at least) one quart low on the dipstick to keep oil from residing in the front sump.
    I told mike that for the amount of work put into those steel conversion pans I could build a killer aluminum one that would be better all around. He was worried about running an aluminum pan on the street. I've done it for years. They are tougher than they look.

    Anyway.... the engine looks outstanding!!


    Steve
    An aluminum pan sure would of looked good, but like you say Mike didn't want any problems with it cracking or splitting. Mike didn't want to build so much horsepower into the engine because he thought it was to much for the street and the car for that matter.
    I ended up sending him photos of the chassis that I built, to show him how strong this car will be to put his mind at ease. As it happened, we chose a smaller cam to make it drivable on the street.
    Thanks for your input Steve.
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
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    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Hi all,
    I received my fuel pump last week. Its a Product Engineering 310gph model. Just have to make a bracket for it now.

    Cheers

    ---------- Post added at 04:22 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:14 AM ----------

    It is so close to running on the dyno now. I have an issue with flexplate to starter clearance that I am trying to resolve. Its a JW flexplate and a RobbMc mini starter.
    Anyway, I have had some fittings added to the rocker covers for the vaccum pump. The vacuum pump will also be plumbed to my brake booster resivoir tank to help with the brake pedal.

    I also made an aluminum bracket for the race coil.


    I thought I would throw these in here too. This is my diff setup.


    Till next time
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
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    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Royden,
    Great build. I ran a vacuum pump on my last race motor, and picked up quite a bit of horsepower. I noticed on the picture of the vacuum pump lines/fittings that you have a standard breather on the other valve cover. Maybe this is not a breather, but if it is, this will serve as a path straight to outside atmosphere and not let the pump create any vacuum in the crankcase. You might want to consider a regulator at that location so you can adjust the amount of vacuum pulled.
    That piece is one beautiful motor!
    72 GS 455 Stage 2, 310 cam, 10.5 to1, SP-1, Holley Terminator, TH-200R4, Pro Touring
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    This is great! Keep us posted of your progress. Send the pics.. good stuff..

    Mike
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