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    Yesterday, 09:28 AM
    TK383 replied to a thread Holden 383 Build in Holden V8's
    Ah hell, ok, here we go: Diff gears? What gearbag? How soon till T400? (better to make that a T350 BTW) If/when you go auto what sort of stall...
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    25-03-2017, 09:11 AM
    TK383 replied to a thread -3 head 355 in Holden V8's
    Jason has had a powerbond on his 365 hillclimber for 8 years, no fretting, all good.
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    24-03-2017, 04:09 PM
    TK383 replied to a thread Squashed spark plug in Holden V8's
    Don't over think it! Get some of them Mahle slugs, rebalance as required, stick them on the old rods (assuming they're ok), hone the bores & screw...
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    24-03-2017, 03:10 PM
    TK383 replied to a thread Squashed spark plug in Holden V8's
    Just coz factory deck height is supposed to be xxx does not mean in reality it is! Dave - leave the decks be & get some cometic .027" gaskets -...
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    23-03-2017, 04:56 PM
    TK383 replied to a thread Combo advice in Holden V8's
    Update on this, motor is in bits in the shop & a basic direction has been scratched out. All the machining is pretty good, most of the parts are...
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    22-03-2017, 08:32 PM
    TK383 replied to a thread VN heads in Holden V8's
    Can't say I know for sure. Even with just pocket porting a 2.02" valve picks up a bunch, anything more than a basic pocket port I just go to a...
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    22-03-2017, 01:31 PM
    TK383 replied to a thread VN heads in Holden V8's
    More VN iron, 'bang for buck' porting left off the carbide. 2.05/1.6 valves, 2.4" MCSA for a 355 turning pretty hard with a sheetmetal ram, SFT cam...
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    22-03-2017, 09:21 AM
    When I do the next one I'll get some pics up, may be a couple of months tho.
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    22-03-2017, 08:50 AM
    May not have been a sticky, I can't find it either! It's pretty simple: Bolt up main caps with the stock bolts, make sure you get the thrust on...
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    20-03-2017, 02:28 PM
    TK383 replied to a thread Street/strip 355 holden in Holden V8's
    The way it launched on the 2nd pass with no times recorded I would think it went close on a 1.3 60'. 200rpm more through the traps (or thereabouts)...
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    20-03-2017, 10:57 AM
    TK383 replied to a thread Squashed spark plug in Holden V8's
    Mahle - SBC425030D11 11cc dish, 1.425" comp height - run with .027" gasket, will give 10.7:1 comp. Old pistons are 1.433 comp height .010"...
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    20-03-2017, 10:29 AM
    TK383 replied to a thread Squashed spark plug in Holden V8's
    Yep, that's detonation, no iffs, buts or maybe's. I'll find you a part nu for some slugs.
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    20-03-2017, 10:27 AM
    TK383 replied to a thread Street/strip 355 holden in Holden V8's
    I reckon I know the VL you're talking about (if it's the 1 I'm thinking of I did the heads & it's 355 cubes, not 308), it's making good power, but...
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    20-03-2017, 09:37 AM
    TK383 replied to a thread Street/strip 355 holden in Holden V8's
    PS - 22 sec reaction time in the other lane, shafirof powered EH, trouble with getting the trans brake to release LOL.
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    20-03-2017, 09:36 AM
    TK383 replied to a thread Street/strip 355 holden in Holden V8's
    Time slip, this was with 31 deg timing, it wanted 29 on the dyno - 31 was dropping power. We had it up at 31 while trying to diagnose the misfire...
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    19-03-2017, 08:57 PM
    mad350 replied to a thread holden v8 parts in For Sale Items
    open to offers
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    18-03-2017, 11:08 AM
    TK383 replied to a thread Street/strip 355 holden in Holden V8's
    I'll get it off Jas.
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    18-03-2017, 09:31 AM
    TK383 replied to a thread Street/strip 355 holden in Holden V8's
    Apparently the hard drive in the timing computer died, didn't even have the xmas tree working, just some poor sap with a green flag. Jas is...
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    18-03-2017, 12:08 AM
    TK383 replied to a thread Street/strip 355 holden in Holden V8's
    Out at the strip with this tonight. 10.18 @ 130 1st pass, jason hit the limiter on the 1-2 change & the tune was a tad off. I tweaked it a little...
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    17-03-2017, 04:26 PM
    TK383 replied to a thread The AV8 308 ! in Holden V8's
    My 2 least favorite things to do in my trade - making sumps & making intake manifolds. I've done a few of each & hated every single minute of it. ...
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    17-03-2017, 04:12 PM
    Some pics of the heads & some time spent with calipers to measure MCSA of intake & exhaust ports would be really helpful for cam selection. Try to...
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    17-03-2017, 03:30 PM
    The heads on my 388 didn't flow any better than that. That thing was a great street engine, good manners, ok-ish fuel consumption & Tq on demand. ...
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    17-03-2017, 12:55 PM
    TK383 replied to a thread Squashed spark plug in Holden V8's
    I had a chat with Davo yesterday. Motor has around 11.4:1 comp, 248/254 cam, 30 deg total timing & the tuner leaned it out 3 jet sizes from stock...
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    17-03-2017, 12:41 PM
    Pistons are good to go with a 5.85" rod 383, deck height difference between a 6" rod 3.48" stroke & a 5.85" rod 3.75" stroke is .015" - SFA. Sale of...
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    16-03-2017, 10:48 PM
    TK383 replied to a thread Squashed spark plug in Holden V8's
    They are, tho both will tell you they're not. I've run that combo many times with zero issues - works very well.
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    16-03-2017, 11:47 AM
    ONN20 replied to a thread Carby Tuner in Members Lounge
    ^^^^ I think I just spewed a little!
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  • TK383's Avatar
    15-03-2017, 05:12 PM
    Well, a 383 can make the same power as a 355 at lower rpm & swallow more cam without getting as grumpy - for a pure street engine cubes rule supreme....
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    15-03-2017, 03:45 PM
    5.85" rod is my favorite way to do a 383, can't get a 6" in there (well, not for a regular driver anyway) & 5.7" is a little on the short side for a...
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    10-03-2017, 09:16 AM
    Up & running in the car, quick run up on Bruce Heinrichs chassis dyno to confirm all is working properly before heading to Mallala on sunday: ...
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    08-03-2017, 06:40 PM
    kelvindodge replied to a thread Commodore stuff in For Sale Items
    Do you have any side mirrors to suit a VK by any chance?
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    Hey TK Your inbox is full again.. haha
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    G'day TK your inbox is full
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    Hey mate vk dave tells me you have a s374 laying around that you may want to sell? what rear has it got and how much? cheers
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    Hi TK did you get my PM about Grouting blocks.
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    you are right bout the pro comp heads, can only get 530 through them but they will be ok
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    tk383 your a knowledgable sort of person on holden oiling issues what do you think of edge orifice lifters and there use. i know there are other ways to fix this but engine is already together
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    hey dude just wondering who ya are and were ya from (workshop that is) cheers mate ,Brandon
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