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  1. HawkRod

    The night a Super Bee scared hell out of me (Ed Story alert...)

    Ed's motor was tired - so no tight tolerances!!! Yours was certainly "broken" in that night! Great story too!
  2. HawkRod

    Why does this happen every time I wash it to fast.

    I had just finished wiping down and polishing one of my cars for a car show and some :mob: bird took a crap right in the middle of the hood. Man if I only had a gun with some bird shot!!!
  3. HawkRod

    just a little off the back and sides please

    The scoops look fantastic! What I really like about them is that they are disguised in plain sight - they are different, but it takes an extra look and some experience to see that they are different. This is the whole idea with my 70 Road Runner. (And I may just have been a little bit of...
  4. HawkRod

    Carlisle Chrysler Nationals 2024 Tent Activities

    Brownies would be great - thank you! I just had to have emergency eye surgery, so I am unable to do much on my PC. More planning coming soon for Carlisle! Carlisle puts up the tent for us - the tents don't have roof vents. In previous years, I have repeatedly asked vendors if they were...
  5. HawkRod

    I Need Engine Experts! 340 Roller Lifter and Pushrod Issue

    That's pretty close to what I've got. There just aren't that many short push rod choices out there either.
  6. HawkRod

    I Need Engine Experts! 340 Roller Lifter and Pushrod Issue

    Yeah, I think I'm going to leave the lifter bores alone - I'm leaving the short block alone since there is nothing wrong with that. The non-ideal angle will need to stay. Thanks for the specs and details there seem to be a fair amount of similarities between the two engines. I assume yours is a...
  7. HawkRod

    I Need Engine Experts! 340 Roller Lifter and Pushrod Issue

    I agree from a maintenance perspective: It is absolutely NOT a "frequent valve adjustment" issue. Done (and tightened properly), they last for years with minimal work required. I have a high lift solid lifter car I haven't had to touch for 5 years so far. In this case with the 340 we've been...
  8. HawkRod

    I Need Engine Experts! 340 Roller Lifter and Pushrod Issue

    I want to update folks on the status of this: Regarding the significant angle between the lifter and pushrod: This is what it is, and there is nothing really that can be done about this given the parts that I have. The angle is made worse by a taller lifter, so a solid lifter is a possibility...
  9. HawkRod

    I Need Engine Experts! 340 Roller Lifter and Pushrod Issue

    I don't have one handy here at the house, so my .331" number will need to stand - but that's close enough to verify that the cam was ground at least pretty close to spec. I'm not worried about a few thousandths, but losing .140" has me concerned.
  10. HawkRod

    I Need Engine Experts! 340 Roller Lifter and Pushrod Issue

    Cam spec was .340" lobe lift, and I measured .331". The .009" might be my measuring error or it could be the way the cam was cut. Either way, I'll call that pretty close and verified. But I'd really like to get better than .370" valve opening!
  11. HawkRod

    I Need Engine Experts! 340 Roller Lifter and Pushrod Issue

    I didn't have a very weak temporary spring, so we actually used a friend's fingers as our "spring". The valve spring was removed and he just gently pushed against the spring retainer to keep it seated. So no, we didn't block the plunger but we did make sure we did not collapse the lifter. The...
  12. HawkRod

    I Need Engine Experts! 340 Roller Lifter and Pushrod Issue

    I need some help from the brain trust here please! First some specs: * Small block LA 340, bored .030" over * Stroker crank, so now displaces 416 CI * HAD a hydraulic flat tappet cam (more on that below) * Aluminum Renegade brand heads * 1.5 ratio roller rockers * New hydraulic lifter cam...
  13. HawkRod

    68 RM23 Roadrunner, The rebuild of an old friend

    What a nice, nice combo, and an unusual one too. How many cars will you see at a car show with a white and blue interior? Likely none. It looks bitchin'! Love it! :thumbsup:
  14. HawkRod

    New Member 64 Belvedere 225 (first car) Toronto

    Welcome from PA! As far as the work you are planning: look, we all had to start somewhere! Don't be afraid of it, just do some planning, ask some questions (there are lots of knowledgeable folks here at FBBO) and then go for it. You'll make some mistakes, and that's OK. It'll still be way...
  15. HawkRod

    Road trips: They highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the car.

    I know you are speaking generally, so my comment below is also intended to be to anyone... As I continue to learn about engine building through my father-in-law, I would never again NOT degree a cam. Example 1: My 400 based 500 stroker: spot on where it should be Example 2: My buddy's 440: 4...
  16. HawkRod

    Road trips: They highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the car.

    When @qkcuda dyno tested the engine it made 550 horsepower (don't remember torque) with cast iron heads. After that time, it got aluminum heads.
  17. HawkRod

    Road trips: They highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the car.

    Yes, and power steering, A/C, and lots of creature comforts. Be comfortable but carry a big stick!!! I have vowed never to pull another Mopar engine from the top again. Dropping it out the bottom is so much more controlled. Doing a cam swap with A/C seems like it would be a major pain in the...
  18. HawkRod

    My '71 Duster 340 pays a visit to Nick's Garage

    Sweet! The 340 is one of those engines that punches way above its weight. They just run fantastic. When the original 340 in my 73 Road Runner threw a rod out the side of the block, I bought another block and then a stroker assembly and made it into a 416. Wow, does that little engine run with...
  19. HawkRod

    My '71 Duster 340 pays a visit to Nick's Garage

    Sorry if I missed it: What engine is in your Duster? 340?
  20. HawkRod

    Timing Question

    May I humbly suggest you DON'T just buy a new distributor. Throwing parts at the car will not fix it. A 3 year old distributor should in NO WAY be bad, and the advance of the new distributor may or may not be what you need. What your distributor needs is to be checked and be sure it advances as...
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