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  • milner351
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    Cool - glad you found it, every time I look at your car I smile. Very well done indeed.
    I also wonder if I could live with cherry bombs in the falcon if I ran full tail pipes like you have... hmmmm.
    Last edited by milner351; April 20, 2015, 01:37 PM.

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  • squirrel
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    Big blocks have shorter intake pushrods. Since it has a retrofit roller cam, the lengths are not stock. The studs screw into the heads on all big blocks, too.

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  • milner351
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    Great you found the cause, I was starting to wonder if the rocker studs were pulling out of the heads or ???
    Are your pushrods custom length and different Int / Exh?

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  • DanStokes
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    Glad that you found the culprit.

    Dan

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  • squirrel
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    Running better with the new pushrods. The ends of the old intake pushrods look different than the exhausts (and the new ones), maybe they were just not so well made.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    That is good news!

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  • squirrel
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    Good call on the pushrods. Two of them had the balls pushed into the ends.

    Ordered a new set.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    As do I, Jim! Not just because I followed along as you built it...
    Or could push rods be slightly bent?
    Hope the cam isn't losing it's nose..
    Here is to hoping the lifters are not up to snuff..
    Seems like more lifters are failing? Or is it just being better diagnosed? (not meaning your's)

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  • squirrel
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    That's the thing....I like it the way it is.

    I swapped the blower base gasket, still running rough. I pulled the plugs, they all look fine, did a compression test. 2 and 8 are about 165 psi, the rest are mostly 125. The 2 and 8 intake rockers are loose, about 1/8" clearance between valve stem and rocker. It doesn't look like the nuts backed off any. I wonder if the lifters collapsed? or what? Really strange.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    I'm pretty sure a few "modern" changes will get this car faster.... But it will ruin what it is all about.. What it runs now sn't too shabby..

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  • JOES66FURY
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    There were a few gassers at the races and I have to say that by far Jim's was the coolest. I think simply because I know how it was build and the budget it was built on. In a garage with ingenuity and resourcefulness.

    I missed Jims last pass because I was looking for a t-shirt for the boy. The blown 427 sounds nasty even at idle putting it on a trailer.

    We kinda laughed at the Fuel Altereds running 6's because, as Jim had stated, guys are running 6's with street driven cars on Drag Week....

    All in all it was 12 dollars and an evening well spent.

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  • Monster
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    Motor sounded strong in the video ... hopefully it's not hurt too bad.

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  • squirrel
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    Thanks, we'll see what happens. I am putting in a new gasket, it was kind of messed up but not obviously leaking.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Here's to hoping just a new base gasket..
    Always nice when stuff works out!

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  • TheSilverBuick
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    Hopefully its something simple like a gasket. Pretty awesome its consistent though.

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