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  1. toolmanmike

    Comp Cam/lifter failure

    A buddy developed a tick in his low mile 440 and found this. Obviously the lifter wasn't turning in it's bore but he was able to remove it easily with a magnet. He read on the net that others have had the same issue possibly caused by the cam not being ground with the proper bevel to make the...
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    Nicks Garage tests a 440 with manifolds, Maxie manifolds, and headers

    Interesting. 400 horse is disappointing but nick mentioned only 165# cyl. pressure.
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    Small block oil filter adapter gasket location

    Just for reference:
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    Is a Poly cam located with a pin or key?

    Having a discussion over at FABO. I see both pictured on Google and on different websites for sale but the timing sets I see are the same as a LA with a Woodruff key. Thanks
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    Mopar automatic overdrive for RB engines?

    I had a friend ask the question and I had no answer. Did Mopar produce any o/d automatics that will bolt to a RB? All the ones except the diesel Torqueflites were small block case trannys. I read a few threads about Gear Vendors or SMR units. Thanks
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    Special grease for 8 3/4 axle bearings?

    What kind of grease should you use for the axle bearings on a 8 3/4? It's time to check mine and repack. tmm
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    Poly owners unite!

    Here's a link to a poly company on Facebook. Exciting things happening with the poly powerplant right now.
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    Pushbutton control for overdrive automatics: Fireball Performance Automatics

    Just curious, Has anyone done this conversion? Quote from Allpar. tmm The A-500 and A-518 truck transmissions were 727s and 904s with an overdrive added. A Canadian transmission builder (Doug Miller of Fireball Performance Automatics in Williamsburg, Ontario) has successfully converted...