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    Quote Originally Posted by 76XSS View Post
    I went -3 for the period look of the car it's going in, more than anything. Plus wanted to see what can be achieved with this type of combo. VN headed motors are all too common in earlier Holdens these days but old school comes at a cost though..

    ..... And cue Paulzig

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    ^ I think the same here!
    Hq sedan- Hq heads

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokes_Vhdrift View Post
    How u like the look of the Csr casty Pete?
    im very impressed with the quality of this crankshaft, whoever does their nitriding/tufftriding does a brilliant job, these cranks are little heavier than a scat crank due to the center counterwieghts but you can see with our piston and rod combo quite a lot of material has been removed for balancing



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    we are trying to keep this engine looking close to stock so the -3's will be painted and factory rocker covers used with spacers to clear the YT platinum rockers,

    im with john i like the period look plus early style heads is where i started off in this game so whats alluring for me is back then we never imagined the power we can make with these now days looking reasonably stock whilst still being drivable so this sort of engine does appeal to me, i like the stocko look that can be driven like miss dasy but melts tyres with the stab of the throttle, cubes and cylinder heads/induction are the strong points of this engine

    we just have to convince the owner ( sorry john ) that the quady is a bad idea....LOL, personally i feel that the adapter plate is going to kill all that hard earned flow we have and also weather this carb with a single needle and seat can feed this engine enough fuel flow to avoid a lean out , another point zok made was that even though these have baby primary's feeding an engine this size will mean most of the time it will be driving with the secondary's open anyway
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    Don't worry Pete. I'm with you using the right carby for this combo. The modified q-jet can go on my other engine..

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    I hope all goes well with your build 76XSS. -3's,.... love em

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    Very interested in the outcome of this engine. I want mine pretty much the same, but with -9s, harrop SP and EFI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EH179 View Post
    I hope all goes well with your build 76XSS. -3's,.... love em
    I agree with the sentiment. The -3's area great set of heads, almost a shame to semi-hide em going for the stock look.

    I'd love to have a set for my VH one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPE PETE View Post
    im very impressed with the quality of this crankshaft, whoever does their nitriding/tufftriding does a brilliant job, these cranks are little heavier than a scat crank due to the center counterwieghts but you can see with our piston and rod combo quite a lot of material has been removed for balancing


    That is a nice looking bit of kit. Would it have been worth the effort to knife edge and radius the counter weights leading/trailing edges to try and reduce windage rather then just doing the regular weight reduction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by immortality View Post
    I agree with the sentiment. The -3's area great set of heads, almost a shame to semi-hide em going for the stock look.

    I'd love to have a set for my VH one day.
    And I dare say, you wont be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by immortality View Post
    That is a nice looking bit of kit. Would it have been worth the effort to knife edge and radius the counter weights leading/trailing edges to try and reduce windage rather then just doing the regular weight reduction?
    yes knife edging and counterweight profiling is more desirable than drilling holes, but the cost in doing so is the reason why we havent gone down this path, remember this isnt an open cheque book build hence no custom made billet crank, no custom pistons with .043 rings or DLC coated pins etc.....this build will total under 20k for the complete engine

    had a customer in the shop yesterday who had a 355 built by another shop in brisbane a couple of years ago that cost 25k and now its being pulled apart and being fixed properly, turns out it had pro comp crank pistons and rods in it, VN heads with std valves cheap springs flat tappet cam and street terra roller rockers etc, he was pissed off when i showed him this engine and the components going in it and the cost.

    saw photos of another engine this week that cost 35k and didnt even make 600hp well it did on the engine builders dyno but fell short on another, the worst part was it had cheap shit steel retainers cheap springs and the rockers were not clearance for the springs and were touching the retainers, this engine also suffered valve float, for 35k youd expect to have more than steel retainers on it and you'd expect rocker arm to retainer clearance would have been checked, no wonder some of these guys are making a killing

    i wont mention any names as the builder may well see this page, we dont get along either
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    ^^^^35k and didn't make 600 and half poocomp, you'd be ropeable.
    they're out there, be warned!
    p.b. 10;78@ 123.19mph. never late with a 308

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    i should also mention we sent one conrod, piston with rings & gudgeon pin and a set of bearings to CSR so they could do the initial balancing of the crankshaft when it was made, the small journal reduces the crank pin weight so the counterweight in turn needs lightening in particular areas
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    ^^ ouch!!!
    p.b. 10;78@ 123.19mph. never late with a 308

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPE PETE View Post
    we are trying to keep this engine looking close to stock so the -3's will be painted and factory rocker covers used with spacers to clear the YT platinum rockers,

    im with john i like the period look plus early style heads is where i started off in this game so whats alluring for me is back then we never imagined the power we can make with these now days looking reasonably stock whilst still being drivable so this sort of engine does appeal to me, i like the stocko look that can be driven like miss dasy but melts tyres with the stab of the throttle, cubes and cylinder heads/induction are the strong points of this engine
    I'm with you mate.


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