Tag: DISTRIBUTOR

PONTIAC 455, PART 5

PONTIAC 455, PART 5

Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian The Pontiac 455, bored/stroked to 501 CID, is finally completed. This article covers all remaining aspects of the assembly. Next is the dyno run, which I’ll cover in an upcoming article.

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PROJECT FLATHEAD, PART 4

PROJECT FLATHEAD, PART 4

The final product is a bit more enhanced than the in-progress photo shown here. I’ll discuss our chrome water pump upgrade, the final custom alternator setup and the complete fuel system setup in the next article. ….. This installment of our Ford Flathead series discusses the timing cover/distributor housing, setup and installation of the MSD [...]

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PROJECT FLATHEAD, PART 1

PROJECT FLATHEAD, PART 1

Our flattie is almost finished. Compared to an original, she’s looking pretty snazzy. Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian The Ford flathead was a popular platform for early rodders, and basically started the hot rod and performance engine movement. The engine production ran from 1937 through 1953, with one of the most popular versions [...]

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FIBER OPTICS OVAL TRACK DISTRIBUTOR

FIBER OPTICS OVAL TRACK DISTRIBUTOR

The engineering team at Crane Cams® has developed a new Pro-Race fiber optics-based racing distributor that’s proven to function flawlessly in today’s ultra-high underhood temperatures.  

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PROJECT 632 PART 6:DELIVERANCE (6A)

PROJECT 632 PART 6:DELIVERANCE (6A)

PROJECT 632 PART 6:DELIVERANCE With assembly complete, it was time to light the candle. by Mike Mavrigian all photos by author Well, the motor was final-assembled and run on the dyno. Although we didn’t hit our hoped-for 1,200 horsepower, we did manage a 1,115 horsepower run. With further tuning, we know the potential is there. [...]

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632 Part 5: THE ASSEMBLY CONTINUES (5C)

WATER PUMP Installing the Meziere Enterprises electric water pump P/N wp300 was a breeze. With gaskets lightly coated with UltraCopper RTV, I snugged the four ARP 3/8″ x 16 x 1.250″ stainless bolts to a specified value of 25 ft-lbs (Meziere supplies socket head cap screws, but I opted for the ARP polished stainless just [...]

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632 Mountain Motor (Part 1C)

632 Mountain Motor (Part 1C)

Dart 11-Degree Big Chief Cylinder Head Specs P/N………………………18500000 Material…………………355T6 aluminum alloy Comb. Chambers……….56cc (70cc also available) Intake valve dia…………2.470″ Intake port dim. …………1.815″ x 2.725″ w/3/4″ radius Intake port volume………FP CNC – 497cc Intake port location……..Raised 1.500″ spread ports Exhaust valve dia………1.800″ Exhaust port volume……185cc Exhaust port dim………..2.020″w x 1.780″h Exhaust port location……angled & raised [...]

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