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    Finally!! Very happy with the results. This is such a great forum. Always picking up new and proven information. Cheers guys.

    https://youtu.be/QTVVv6ogCYA

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    You looked happy well done . 350lj

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    Congrats !! What’s your combo ?
    10.28@131.99 on e85 26x10
    10.34@130.66 on e85 255 radial


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    Quote Originally Posted by Castiron355 View Post
    Finally!! Very happy with the results. This is such a great forum. Always picking up new and proven information. Cheers guys.

    https://youtu.be/QTVVv6ogCYA
    It sounds good, but was that the ‘very first start’ up after an engine rebuild?

    Does it have a flat tappet cam or roller cam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3554me View Post
    Congrats !! What’s your combo ?
    Cheers. Scat cast crank. 6 inch rods, DSS forged pistons, .041 quench 11:1, hydraulic roller 260@50 108lsa, procomp blank heads with Manley valves and comp cams beehive springs, procomp manifold and 750 ultra. Saginaw 4 speed with 3.08 lsd. I have 4.44’s to use when it’s time to go stupid and I will swap out manifold to Edelbrock airgap when cash permits and regoed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 46Crab View Post
    It sounds good, but was that the ‘very first start’ up after an engine rebuild?

    Does it have a flat tappet cam or roller cam?
    I quickly ‘first fired it’ under the house to see if it had oil pressure and grabbed a handful of timing, then pushed her outside and fired her up.

    Hydraulic roller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castiron355 View Post
    I quickly ‘first fired it’ under the house to see if it had oil pressure and grabbed a handful of timing, then pushed her outside and fired her up.

    Hydraulic roller.
    No worries, I was just worried if it was a flat tappet cam due to no cam break in.

    But being a roller cam, no issues at all.

    Good luck with it all

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    [QUOTE=46Crab;744928]No worries, I was just worried if it was a flat tappet cam due to no cam break in.

    But being a roller cam, no issues at all.

    Good luck with it all [/QUOTE

    Cheers mate. Yeah video was edited as well, so she had a good 20 min run in time anyway.

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    Nice, that's a massive roller!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castiron355 View Post
    Cheers. Scat cast crank. 6 inch rods, DSS forged pistons, .041 quench 11:1, hydraulic roller 260@50 108lsa, procomp blank heads with Manley valves and comp cams beehive springs, procomp manifold and 750 ultra. Saginaw 4 speed with 3.08 lsd. I have 4.44’s to use when it’s time to go stupid and I will swap out manifold to Edelbrock airgap when cash permits and regoed.
    Sounds good , wow a sagi that very not common .
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    You might have to hunt up a Muncie or SuperT10 and have it ready. Saginaws aren't rated for much torque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3554me View Post
    Sounds good , wow a sagi that very not common .
    Yeah I did a 9 inch and trans swap from a donor car for guy and scored his 10 bolt and Saginaw for my troubles. Box was a nightmare. Had a Indy Shifter that would’ve caused a major hack job to my tunnel and centre consol. Had to fab up a mount to relocate it, extend linkages etc. sits right in the hole now. And at least saginaw bellhousings fit straight onto big muncies or other GM boxes when I blow it to pieces. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK1837 View Post
    You might have to hunt up a Muncie or SuperT10 and have it ready. Saginaws aren't rated for much torque.
    Do you want to buy it? It’s a 68-69 numbered one too? I put a post on fbook to see if there were any Monaro purists who might be interested. Monaro hmmmm that makes it a 3 grand Saginaw doesn’t.t it? ��

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    Sorry guys, pulling my chain at the moment. Just checked the scan data for my cam. In. 241@50 Ex. 252@50. 108lsa. Still fat enough for me though.

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    A Monaro Saginaw is nothing special as the biggest engine you could get in a Monaro was a 308, and it is the same Saginaw that was fitted to Belmont, Kingswood, Premier or even GTS327 in HK-HG. I'd probably have 7 or 8 of these in the shed. However a HT-HG GTS350 manual Saginaw is a special box, it was modified for higher strength like the US L30 (327/275hp) Saginaw. The HT-HG GTS350 is the highest power engine anywhere in that size vehicle that a Saginaw was standard fitment in. In the USA anything with an L48 (base 4BBL 350) got a Muncie, even the LM1 350 (the limited (in the USA) engine we got here in auto HT-HG GTS350) was fitted with a Muncie as the peak torque was too high for a Saginaw.

    You are right though, the bellhousing, clutch (unless fine spline Muncie) and even (almost. mods to reverse) the shifter will work for a Muncie. The difference though will be the crossmember, possibly the speedo cable and depending upon which Muncie you get the tailshaft.

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