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Forum: Garage Sale 09-03-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,597
Posted By grumpyvette
where are you and the parts located and do you...

where are you and the parts located and do you still have them for sale?
Forum: Engine 03-12-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By grumpyvette
http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?...

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=149&p=183#p183
and yes its VERY LIKELY your current radiator size is woefully undersized and the area its mounted in can,t be easily...
Forum: Engine 03-06-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,736
Posted By grumpyvette
http://www.herbertcams.com/dhp-482-new-custom-big-...

http://www.herbertcams.com/dhp-482-new-custom-big-block-stroker-engine-600-hp/

why not spend about $1000 less and get a bit more power the bbc engine is basically a stronger platform to work from,...
Forum: Engine 02-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 736
Posted By grumpyvette
the bare minimum of tools

ALLEN wrote: Grumpy? what do you think the bare minimum of tools would be to build or re-build an engine?
I'm thinking of rebuilding the 383 V8 in my road runner and while I have a standard set of...
Forum: Suggestion Box 09-05-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,849
Posted By grumpyvette
those headers look really nice what was the brand...

those headers look really nice what was the brand and part number?
Forum: Drag Racing 07-11-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,877
Posted By grumpyvette
http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?...

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=741

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=555

http://www.car-videos.net/info/tirespecs.asp
...
Forum: Tool Crib 07-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,156
Posted By grumpyvette
what gauge wire outlets required

I got asked what gauge wire would be required to instal an outlet for a heavy duty drill press/ mill ,
http://www.grizzly.com/products/8-x-30-Variable-Speed-Vertical-Mill/G0678

with built in...
Forum: Tool Crib 07-09-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,969
Posted By grumpyvette
While were talking about the larger shop tools...

While were talking about the larger shop tools here, If you don,t have a swivel hook,or engine leveler/tilter, trust me it makes the job far easier, to have both
once you do youll wonder why you...
Forum: Engine 07-08-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,567
Posted By grumpyvette
look around, I built that whole site at the...

look around, I built that whole site at the constant, and repeated request,s of several dozen members of different sites I,m a moderator on as a quick reference point to refer too! you might be...
Forum: Engine 07-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,567
Posted By grumpyvette
As a general rule youll want to place an (X) pipe...

As a general rule youll want to place an (X) pipe as close to the header collector exits as under the car clearances allow , and the mufflers as far to the rear as clearances allow, the (X) pipe...
Forum: Engine 07-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,567
Posted By grumpyvette
the "drone, sound you hear with some exhaust...

the "drone, sound you hear with some exhaust systems " has a great deal too do with muffler PLACEMENT and pipe diameter,and distance from the header collectors and use of an (X) pipe or (h) PIPE...
Forum: Engine 07-06-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,567
Posted By grumpyvette
yes I have a set on my car, they have a decent...

yes I have a set on my car, they have a decent rumble at idle , but they don,t do much good once you crack the throttle past 1/2 way, personally Id say they are not all that effective at noise...
Forum: Tool Crib 07-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,969
Posted By grumpyvette
a near miss and its finally starting to sink in

frank sent me an e-mail, note to tell me about a near miss, he had and , as a result its finally starting to sink in, that the cost vs value of those dirt cheap engine stands is hardly worth the cost...
Forum: Engine 06-25-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,507
Posted By grumpyvette
removing old head gasket sealer

I was over helping bob today, for awhile and he was replacing the head gasket on a buddies car.
well once the old head, and head gasket was removed there was a bunch of old gasket sealer left on the...
Forum: Engine 06-24-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,401
Posted By grumpyvette
I recently got asked about the cost of machining...

I recently got asked about the cost of machining a block , heads etc.obviously what needs to be done and what your intended use for the engine is has almost as much to do with the cost as the...
Forum: Engine 05-17-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By grumpyvette
http://www.grumpysperformance.com/chart3e.jpg I...

http://www.grumpysperformance.com/chart3e.jpg
I generally try to use this as a start point for most chevy v8 engines, then let the engine tell me what it likes as I make further REQUIRED mods if...
Forum: Engine 05-16-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By grumpyvette
step one graph the current ignition advance...

step one
graph the current ignition advance curve, you can't possibly fix or adjust something without knowing where your starting from


READ THRU THESE LINKS IT WILL HELP...
Forum: Engine 05-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 828
Posted By grumpyvette
diagnosing lubrication system issues

I get a good many questions related to modifying or correcting or diagnosing lubrication system issues , on chevy engine so instead of going into a dozen plus threads with specific problems that may...
Forum: Engine 05-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 834
Posted By grumpyvette
as always you start with the basics, have you...

as always you start with the basics, have you verified the cam timing,was the cam degreed in or installed (dot-too-dot) and have you verified TDC,is the damper labeled accurately in degrees?
whats...
Forum: Engine 04-25-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By grumpyvette
What you have now is or could be, just a great...

What you have now is or could be, just a great place to start, but a unknown list of components and your not sure of the clearances, that's something you can easily correct and should correct so your...
Forum: Tool Crib 03-15-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,731
Posted By grumpyvette
cheap lift "bargain" or not

READ THRU THIS THREAD
IVE been down this road with several friends,

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=98

DO YOUR RESEARCH< YOUR ASS WILL BE UNDER A CAR AND IF IT FAILS,...
Forum: Engine 03-10-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,648
Posted By grumpyvette
vendors parts warranty and expectations

On every forum I read there is almost always a thread with that all too common rant.
A guy buys a part for his muscle car or corvette, from a company and there is an issue with it , it won,t fit or...
Forum: Engine 03-09-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,401
Posted By grumpyvette
thinking ahead to result of block prep

thinking ahead to result of block prep
I recently helped a guy disassemble and inspect an engine that had had a cam he install fail, the internal damage to the bearings and block walls was very...
Forum: Electrical | Lighting | Etc. 03-04-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,152
Posted By grumpyvette
battery goes dead

I frequently get questions about why cars, most of us own that are used mostly as weekend toys and not as daily transportation,cars that sit for a few days between use seem to be plagued with...
Forum: Engine 02-04-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,883
Posted By grumpyvette
read the links and sub links, theres a ton of...

read the links and sub links, theres a ton of related info.
obviously doing some detailed research into your personal combo and calling the cam manufacturer of your choice will help.
a cam with...
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