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Jeff Frigo 03-13-2002 02:29 PM

bmalone:

427 SO are not machined to take hydraulics. Much moe performance can be had with solids or rollers. Big deal if you have to lash the valvs once or twice a year, for Gods sake, its a tunnel port.

bmalone 03-13-2002 02:42 PM

Jeff:

I'm keeping the solids in mine, I was merely mentioning that if I had the motor out for dissasembly, I would make the change. It can be done.

Bill

Guinness 03-13-2002 03:47 PM

TURK,
You need to top it all off with webers. That would be the icing on the cake.:3DSMILE:

SCOBRAC 03-13-2002 04:12 PM

In the words of Nancy Regan.. Just Say No!!!! Why?? (I know why) I concur you will likely see 700hp.. way more than the original NASCAR had at twice the weight. Turk I really think such an engine to be fully appreciated needs to be put into something at least 3,000 Lbs and considerably stiffer that your ERA Cobra. I am thinking that from a torque standpoint the forces involved will be unmanagable and not particularly fun to deal with. Beyond that you will need something like a Speed Demon 1,000 cfm or Holley Dominator on a single plane manifold or two 650 Double Pumpers on a Tunnel Ram.. Idle? 1100-1300

As your neighbor I am worried about property values skyrocketing due to the coolness factor. I look forward to hearing your progress..

Regards,

Turk 03-13-2002 04:27 PM

SCOBRAC

Michael,
The reason you don't want me putting in that motor is you probably want to sleep a little later on the weekends. No such luck. You can come over and help me work on it, or you can just sit in bed and cuss, because I woke you up again..

Don't worry about property values! One more Cobra, and one more bike, we'll be zoned industrial. I understand the taxes are more favorable that way.

If we can just get them to put a gas station that carries race fuel next door to that pretty two story by the park....I would be in heaven.

Do you have room in your back yard for a Dyno, and an alignment rack?

TURK

SCOBRAC 03-13-2002 04:28 PM

I would like to thank the guy that posted the thread about Don Borders and Image Auto Works in Palm Desert, Ca.

I called the number listed and spoke to Don, he was very generous with his time. I learned that my Contemporary was built by him, for his use and a little more about the car in general.

Regards,

Turk 03-13-2002 04:29 PM

U-2
Only way I will do Webers is if I can steal a set during DVSFII.
There is bound to be one on one of them cars that will show up.

That is the only way. I am not spending any more than I have to.

TURK

Turk 03-13-2002 04:34 PM

Am I mistaken to think you can do either solid lifters or Hydraulic lifters in a 427 SideOiler.

Do I have bad information?

TURK

Chuck Nickloy 03-13-2002 04:36 PM

Turk,

I'm in the process of a tp project also. The "old engine builder" here has advised me to increase stroke and you can keep the revs down a bit while the tp heads still gobbel plenty of air. He has worked a 391 steel truck crank over to use the large front hub for the 871 blower drive pulley: Will have about 460 cu/in when done. I need a block.
Chuck

bmalone 03-13-2002 04:37 PM

The 68 year block supported hydraulics, otherwise it is machine work to support hydraulics.

Bill

Jeff Frigo 03-13-2002 04:37 PM

U-2 Driver:

Could never get Webers to flow that much. You would loose at least 50-75 HP.

Turk 03-13-2002 04:38 PM

I am sooooo glad I am not all alone!

TURK

bmalone 03-13-2002 04:52 PM

Michael:

Glad you found out about your car! Don is a great guy and very knowledgeable about FE's.

Bill

SCOBRAC 03-13-2002 07:38 PM

I spoke to him for 20 min. and it was so much more information than I gotten from the former owner and as much as I have gotten in the 3 months I have had the car comparing apples to oranges here in the club.. I have family in his area and will be by his shop next time I am in So Cal.

Thanks again,

bmalone 03-13-2002 09:52 PM

Nice looking motor.

Bill


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