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  1. #76
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Royden,

    Thanks for the video. It sounds GREAT!!!
    John R. Zerucha
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  2. #77
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Thanks John,
    I pulled the thread out of the block on the long starter motor bolt. The shorter bolt is still good. I will run a 7/16" unc tap through it and run a longer bolt that sticks out the rail and put a nylock nut on the top side to prevent this from happening again. The flex plate is still to close to the starter pinion but that will be rectified once my converter and trans are in.
    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
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  3. #78
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    This might be a better link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dtw3...ature=youtu.be
    Cheers

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

  4. #79
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    What is the diameter of your vacuum pump pulley and what is the material that your carburators are on?

    Wondering how much vacuum you are making.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

  5. #80
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Evans View Post
    What is the diameter of your vacuum pump pulley and what is the material that your carburators are on?

    Wondering how much vacuum you are making.
    Hi Michael,
    My vacuum pump pulley is 4" OD and the material under the carbies is polyethylene. I was a little concerned with the heat rise, but the runners run very cold because of the E85 fuel. Very similar to running methanol.
    I call it "Street Legal Methanol"
    Cheers

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

  6. #81
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Man that thing does have anger issues lol
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  7. #82
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Sorry Michael I forgot about the amount of vacuum. For the break in period or until I change the break in oil, I didnt run the vacuum pump much. I opened up the breather on the rocker cover and it pulled 5" of vacuum, as I didnt want much while running in.

    Thats what everybody says. That thing is bloody ANGRY
    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

  8. #83
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Here is another video I took warming up the oil for an oil change
    http://youtu.be/uNHOKy6k828
    I fixed the thread in the block for the starter motor and its nice and tight in there now
    Did I mention, I love the smell of the E85
    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Wow royden pro stock sound for sure !!! Love it !! Way cool car too!!
    chris katsuleas
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  10. #85
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    Finished up the full exhaust. Really happy with the result, as it has quietened it down considerably. Hopefully my engineer will agree.
    I fired it up inside the garage so outside it will be a bit quieter also.
    http://youtu.be/7gcCzKmTw54
    http://youtu.be/2K-htOuJDEg
    http://youtu.be/5oFPPRaiGr4
    Still have the thumpity thump sound as well.
    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    sounding good.

    Mine is not going to be making any sound for a few months. It has to come back out to see why I am getting copper into the filter.


    Just when I got it running better than it ever has.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Evans View Post
    sounding good.

    Mine is not going to be making any sound for a few months. It has to come back out to see why I am getting copper into the filter.


    Just when I got it running better than it ever has.
    That's no good Michael. Hope it's not too serious for you.
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    I changed out the spring in the oil pressure regulator and sent a bit more oil up the top via the holley jet restrictors and oil pressure is spot on with 30psi hot idle and 70psi hot 5000rpm.
    Cant wait to get the transmission behind it so I can go for a drive
    Couldnt help but try the 2-step today.............. WOW how cool is it!
    Got a guy coming around on the weekend to give the carbs a once over.
    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Had a slight setback last week.


    TA to the rescue. Thanks Mike and Sherri



    It alive again and the awesome smell, burning eyes, running nose, coughing is fantastic!!!!!!
    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Wow Royden, I'm sorry to see the T&D rockers didn't hold up. No other problems in the valvetrain due to the breakage, I hope!

    Nice upgrade, though!

    Devon
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaWildcat View Post
    Wow Royden, I'm sorry to see the T&D rockers didn't hold up. No other problems in the valvetrain due to the breakage, I hope!

    Nice upgrade, though!

    Devon
    No probs Devon. I believe it was caused by a clearance issue and maybe a touch too much lift, spring pressure etc.
    I forgot to add that the pushrods were not affected at all. These things are bloody strong. I think being tapered helps a lot.
    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Glad to hear it!

    Devon
    Fuel & Brake Systems Engineer
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    "Good data is precious. The problem I have is when some damned fool fails to use it properly." - Slingerland

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Well,
    its finally off to the dyno on Tuesday. hope everything goes ok.


    We will be bolting it up to the dyno Tuesday afternoon and then spend Wednesday running it up.
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Royden,

    What did you do for an oil pan (aluminum or ? from where)?

    You taking the whole car to the dyno or just the engine?

    Was the picture you just posted of when you were installing the engine or is it comming back out?
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Evans View Post
    Royden,

    What did you do for an oil pan (aluminum or ? from where)?

    You taking the whole car to the dyno or just the engine?

    Was the picture you just posted of when you were installing the engine or is it comming back out?
    The oil pan was one that TA/SRE built for me. I have asked Steve to make me an alloy one that will have a uniform depth of 7"
    Just engine. The pic was taken yesterday as the engine was coming out. I always had to pull it out again so I can put my TSP TH400 in there once the ship gets here. I had a loaner TH400 so I could atleast run it at a hotrod event we went to.
    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup


    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    I hope your praying for good news on the dyno pulls. Any updates yet?
    Drew Edwards
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    Quote Originally Posted by gus455 View Post
    I hope your praying for good news on the dyno pulls. Any updates yet?
    Yes mate. Just got back. Have an issue with the pan mods I did, as the drain back hole above the pick up is not enough and we run out of oil above 5700rpm. We will rectify though.
    I am so happy with the results today, oil issues aside, we made 4 runs to 5700rpm before we decided to stop as it wanted more fuel and spark.
    When we first fired it up he said the air/fuel was of the scale, so he changed the air bleeds and then the jets.
    He got it where he was happy to start making some pulls.
    First pull was to 5500rpm, 30' total advance, made 730hp and 750ft/lb torque.
    Here is that clip
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsRidwEhZKY
    The rest was to start putting more fuel into it and run it up to 6000rpm. This is when we found the oil issue. And stopped making changes, as we tried to locate the problem.
    All that aside, this motor is so smooth in its attitude, where previously I thought it was really cranky. Bill said this will pull nice and smooth off idle on the street.
    Cheers

    ---------- Post added at 06:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:08 PM ----------

    Second pull was with a touch more fuel and 5800rpm.
    770hp
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    That thing sounds nice. Deep and throaty! Can't wait to hear how much more it's got. Didn't sound like it strained at all! Tuna

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuna View Post
    That thing sounds nice. Deep and throaty! Can't wait to hear how much more it's got. Didn't sound like it strained at all! Tuna
    Thanks Tuna.
    It sounds great. Am really happy with it and spoke to Mike T about it yesterday. He was impressed with the tq figures to date.
    The difference it made from the first run @5500rpm to the second run @5700rpm with more fuel, 40hp shows us there is a bit more left in this.
    Mike T suggested I put a sight glass style tube on the side of the pan to see if it actually runs out or we have a problem with pickup.
    Here is a clip showing it first running an setting the timing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dTXFKyyegM
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

 

 
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