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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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I had a big post on my engine swap that got deleted. Anyway of bringing it back? I think because the post was surrounded by spam for the last week, someone dumped it along with the spam.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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I guess I wasted my time starting that engine swap post.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 11:47 AM   #3
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Your not the first. Steve (SSTOCK) had the entire build of his T Bucket deleted and it was a great build thread!!! So much info was lost. It doesn't seem like any of them are watching this forum anymore. Shame because it could be helpful to alot of people.

There also has to be a way to stop the spam like some sort of spam filter or a secure login.
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All it takes is for one person with admin controls to check the forum once a day. Less then 2 minutes per day. That French porn spammer got in 100 posts without having to sign up on a different user name. I own a forum and deal with spam too, but a daily check keeps it clean.

I was hoping to breath some life into this forum, all the pictures, text and answering other posters to my engine swap thread was probably an hour of my time, but now wasted. I'll learn.
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I brought it up from my browser's history, came out inverted (last post first) and none of the pictures or videos showed up. I'm not spending anymore time on this, it is counter productive knowing that the next spam hit will probably get it all deleted again. If anyone cares, the complete thread with pictures and videos are on my forum, click on it in my signature. Better yet, so you don't have to search for the thread, it is here > http://tbuckets.lefora.com/2013/02/1...arrived-today/


deckofficer Engine not warmed up yet, only about 1/5 mile from house, so light footed the throttle. Forgot how to post a video directly with viewer, so click on the link.
http://youtu.be/tMSKmsZ7dQc
03-30-2013 12:39 PM
deckofficer Belt on, linkage and fuel connected, ignition and starter hooked up, cooling system filled and burped.








The engine cover won't fit because the intake manifold is taller than the one I used on the 355 and 383.
So I'll let the engine see the sun for this summer and next winter's project will be molding the aluminum hood for both clearance and (2) flat panel air cleaners that when the hood is closed will seal against the inside of the hood and breath in through the hood louvers.


These are the louvers that will supply cool, dense air to the engine instead of the hot under hood air.

03-29-2013 10:27 PM
deckofficer Well it did buy me 3/4" but that really isn't enough. I don't want to raise the engine and transmission, that would be a royal PITA, besides, there is no way I would be happy with anything less then go-cart handling, so need to protect what is going to get hit on a regular basis. The front of the skid plate is mounted with rubber block to the front crossmember because the other anchor points will be the front and back of transmission. This will allow torque twisting of the engine on the motor mounts and not transmit that twist to the front crossmember which in turn would stress the mounts on the tranny.







03-29-2013 04:05 PM
deckofficer Got to stay ahead of the spam, it is coming from all directions.

This is a crowned entrance into the garage, but even so, having to go to an 1" deeper oil pan to accommodate my increase to a 4" stroke for the 427 has me thinking I need some more ground clearance. Mounting the engine so low in the chassis has some draw backs, but what it does for the CG being at or below spindle height insures no moment-arm above spindle height so no leaning in turns, the go-cart effect.


I'll see what going from a 24" diameter front tire to a 26" will buy me. Should be close to 3/4".

03-28-2013 08:43 PM
deckofficer Now I think I know you. It is too bad you can't squeeze in the Nats and a daughter visit this summer.

383 out, 427 in.

03-28-2013 07:51 PM
3quarter32 Oh yeah, Carson City.. I used to live in Reno. My daughter still lives there. Doubt that I can make it out that way this year. My first goal way OKC Nats, in 2 weeks, 2nd goal was Stray Cats, in Dewey, OK in 3 weeks from now. Not going to make either with the 29. May take the roadster to Stray Cats. I know that it will be ready for the road by June at the latest.
Your roadster is still my favorite from last years Bash at Mountain Home. I was there to pick up my 29 that weekend.
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03-28-2013 05:45 PM
deckofficer Hope to see you Lee at this year's Nats in my backyard, Carson City, Nevada.

383 sbc stroker out, and this one was built for torque down low, ask Bob, he has some miles in it. 516 lb/ft @ 2800 rpm, no typo, 2800. But I missed the high rpm zing of a performance built engine.


That stout little 383.

03-28-2013 09:37 AM
3quarter32 Nice looking baby you got there. Nothing like torque. When I was building H/D engines, that what I aways built them for. Longer life with the torque also. Hope to see you at the Bash in September.
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03-27-2013 02:16 PM
deckofficer
My new baby has arrived
As you know I'm 60 and single, so it isn't that kind of baby. I believe this will be the final engine and most anything else done to the Track-T. As much as I enjoyed the torque at low rpm of the 383 sbc, I did miss the high rpm zing of the 355 circle track engine. The 355 had a nasty exhaust bark, radical idle, and the street manners of a gang banger. The 383 had a sweet idle and impeccable street manners plus great mpg. I'm hoping to have a good mix of the attributes of both of those engines.

On the engine dyno;

526.3 HP @ 5700 rpm

556.2 lb/ft @ 4400 rpm
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