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    I would do a leak down---not compression test but...

    I would do a leak down---not compression test but an actual leak down
    remove the rockers and put each piston at TDC (put the car in gear and the piston should stay in position)
    Do NOT put a carb...
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    not sure what you have going wrong but our normal...

    not sure what you have going wrong but our normal set up is a 15" 2 blade fan at 30% reduction and a 205 degree t"stat and we still cannot get water temp
    oil temp is a different story --that is...
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    we cannot use a single cuss word on this forum...

    we cannot use a single cuss word on this forum but the spammers can blow us up with their garbage
    frustrated---
    Brad
    www.race-1.com
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    I was hoping for some comment suggestions here...

    I was hoping for some comment suggestions here
    we are gearing up for another test session with the air cleaner systems and look forward to test procedure ideas from our associates---please explain...
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    Great to see information being shared with...

    Great to see information being shared with explanation
    so many people post stuff that they claim to be fact but in reality it is just a single experience and really isn't valid information
    I am...
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    It's the unwritten stuff that bites some in the...

    It's the unwritten stuff that bites some in the behind
    like chamfering holes---screw in front gally plugs got another guy tossed that I know
    pinned oil pump shaft---deburring anything
    the book is...
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    Fastford, have you looked into the Nesmith...

    Fastford,
    have you looked into the Nesmith (durancelane) program?

    the thing about rebuilding and repairing crate engines is the responsibility that you take in not doing anything wrong.
    If you...
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    lets bring this "lets chat" thread back to...

    lets bring this "lets chat" thread back to life---
    most have read our air cleaner testing with bases and tops
    I would like folks to blow holes in our testing---give us new situations to test...
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    have you called Steve Hendren to ask specifically...

    have you called Steve Hendren to ask specifically about the situation?
    he is pretty easy to talk to

    Brad
    www.race-1.com
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    did changing the regulator fix your problem? I...

    did changing the regulator fix your problem?
    I am going to interpret your "stumbling" as a misfire
    on E85 a high end misfire is a rich condition
    we do not like dead head regulators for E85 that...
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    OK lets get more specific---originally you just...

    OK lets get more specific---originally you just asked about a regulator
    What is the actual on track problem?
    What fuel are you using?

    Brad
    www.race-1.com
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    rear mount belt pumps deliver quite a bit of...

    rear mount belt pumps deliver quite a bit of volume and a crate engine does not use much volume so the regulator and return line are critical ---also do not forget the fuel cell vent needs to be...
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    I do not feel as though you are picking on or...

    I do not feel as though you are picking on or criticizing at all
    those are valid points and I am happy to share our procedures and thought process along with our ideas for future testing

    our page...
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    We don't race dynos

    one thing we as tuners, must be reminded of is that "we don't race dynos"
    it is so easy to get excited about an increase of any value when examining dyno numbers but many times it does not transfer...
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    you are showing your age Mr birdcage---LOL...

    you are showing your age Mr birdcage---LOL
    actually I had been around this stuff for about 5 or 6 years before that came out so we are in a club

    Brad
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    I think bird cage hit it with his last post but...

    I think bird cage hit it with his last post but call me tomorrow and we can review your entire program

    Brad
    www.race-1.com
    330-540-RACE
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    Let's chat about timing lights-- one of my pet...

    Let's chat about timing lights--
    one of my pet peeves is timing that was incorrect because of a snazzy timing light.
    I have several shelves of engines with the pistons knocked out of them because...
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    the amount of consumption will greatly depend on...

    the amount of consumption will greatly depend on the amount of caution and parade laps
    slow laps on gas have very little consumption where E85 is sloppy fat on the slow laps

    Brad
    www.race-1.com
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    Fabulous question Mopar--- most people do not...

    Fabulous question Mopar---
    most people do not realize that fuel pressure affects float level

    with the exception of a methanol carburetor-----we recommend that the floats be set at race pressure
    ...
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    you should always level the carb to check and set...

    you should always level the carb to check and set float levels ----this is done by jacking different corners of the car

    if you have windows on both sides of the carb bowl, you do not have to be...
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    Mopar, although there is no intention of forced...

    Mopar, although there is no intention of forced induction with either system----I can follow your thought process and with adding the adjective "tiny" to your thoughts I will concur.
    More of the...
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    Sorry for the length but it was easiest to copy...

    Sorry for the length but it was easiest to copy and paste the report

    OK, here it is ---results and comments of our high speed air flow testing using the Crate Innovations flat base with standard...
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    we did testing on the Walker air cleaner system...

    we did testing on the Walker air cleaner system last week and once we have compiled the information where it is easy to understand it will be posted on our website, on our FB and I will put a link...
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    Brett, It sounds like you were victim of poorly...

    Brett,
    It sounds like you were victim of poorly installed intake manifolds and that is very a common problem.
    here is a link to our checklist for new engines ---notice that one of the first things...
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    Brett, I am about as fussy as it comes with...

    Brett,
    I am about as fussy as it comes with intake manifolds so let's discuss your actual problem----

    are we talking new engines or rebuilt?
    are we talking oil leaking from the ends or air into...
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