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    Plumbing is the easy part, I dread the drilling the block !

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    hi rocket,have you had issues with oil surge ect to.ill try to keep this thread up dated to let every one know how it all goes once some track time comes around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketa9x View Post
    Plumbing is the easy part, I dread the drilling the block !
    at the end of the day its a lump of iron mate!
    not a new born!nothing to worry about,ppl learn from having a crack when others hesitate because they dont understand!
    or wont buy a $50 dollar thread tap.lol
    but would rather hand over bulk coin to get it done!no dig at any1 ill add!
    rev the chev kev!

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    I have a spare block, so I might have a test run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TK383 View Post
    This engine is now in the car & running, but not tuned, originally it went on AED's engine dyno, but some chronic problems with ignition, followed by carb issues, followed by tired, out of time & cold meant that we got little more than the cam bedded, rings bedded & valve spring inners back in, no power runs & no tuning due to carb issues & ignition issues. They are all sorted now & it'll be tuned on Hienrich's chassis dyno next week.
    Great thread, I see your trying the non sleeved lifter bores? It has worked for me. Engine still going strong after a season of thrashing the guts out of it in 4x4 offroad events.
    At the moment Im making some old blocks into swiss cheese. I think I can by pass the cam bearings and lifter galleries all together and get the oil straight to the mains(still need internal pipes) It will be tricking, one mis guided drill bit and bye bye block. If i can get every thing to seal it will be a true mains priority oil system. Early stages yet. See how i go

    With one little bit of casting holden could made oil system so much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketa9x View Post
    I have a spare block, so I might have a test run.
    thats the spirit!lol
    rev the chev kev!

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    Ive done all the driling and tapping on my block, done it all on a turret mill at work, just gota double check measure twice and drill once.

    but like you said mark muray, one stuff up and good bye block.

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    nice valley manifold would have taken hours to make, or just over an hour

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79vb View Post
    nice valley manifold would have taken hours to make, or just over an hour
    that block you meen?looks billet!
    rev the chev kev!

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    79vb. hi phill?.you need to have a good team around you to achieve something like this.this went on bruce heindrichs chassis dyno tonight and made over 293 rwkw on an engine that has done less than 200kms.this was through a full street exhaust,it WILL make more once its lossened up and we fit the race pipes of witch i will post somepics of when i get around to.i dont know how to post the dyno sheets so ill fax em to tk in the morning and im shore he will be more than happy to post them up.the print out i have is a comparo of the new engine to the old engine (also a tk special}.it is a step forward everywhere and turned some heads at the dyno for the style of engine it is.

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    283rwkw - nice - looks like I will be changing my cam!

    What timing, jets and air bleeds did they put in her?

    Still running the same tri headers? 1 inch open spacer?

    Look forward to seeing the dyno sheets.

    Pleased to hear that she has pulled the numbers, and with more to come.


    400rwhp from an early headed, 355, fitted with a dual plane and a 750 on pump fuel that would produce torque from 3,000rpm + - not bad from an ol-school holden donk!
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    293kw Bill, you're dudding us 10kw!

    396rwhp @ 6200rpm - from a HQ head, flat tappet, pump fuel holden with dual plane intake, tri-y headers & full street exhaust.

    I'll post the sheet when Jas gets a chance to fax it over.
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    hi bill,it made 293 carby jetting & air bleeds spot on out of the box from memory 72 in front & 76 in rear i have it all written down at home somewhere.they seem to have those hp carbs pretty rite straight out the box & bruce doesnt make a science out it,first pull it made 265 then we put some more timing in it it made 285 with 32 total then 2 more degree for 34 total and it made 291.allthis was with the 1'' open spacer.we put the 2'' spacer on and it picked up about 6 kw from 4000 to 6000{right were it can be used}and made 290.then we fitted a larger air filter and it made 293.tonys definetly the man on old skool holdens id be interested to hear of any early headed engine making similar power.

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    Congrats boys - great result - killer engine!

    Interesting to see this engine will take some more timing - the timing and filter alone netted you an additional 35-40 odd hp which is not a small amount.

    What does Bruce estimate she is making at the fly? By my calculations you have shat in the 500 horses!

    I look forward to seeing the torrie used in anger.




    (I've still gotta get mine on the dyno, but through trial and error I am running 69's in the primary and 78's in the secondary - reckon the tune is pretty close if not a little fat in the secondaries. Reckon out of box jetting is 75/80 if I'm not mistaken - as Tony has already recommended, I gotta try and get a spacer under the carb and sort out my filter . . . . unfortunately there is not much room under the hood)
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    Thats awesome, love to see this thing in action.

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