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Nov
12

High compression and turbo

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So, I have an idea. It might be a bad one. But then it might be a really fun one. I've been toying with the idea of building a turbo kit for a high compression stroker. (12.2:1)
Current engine specs
Magnum block
Forged pistons
Scat rods
Scat Crank
Trickflow 190 Heads
Howards solid roller (probably not the best cam for a boosted application)
257/267 @.050/108/.640int. .645exh. w/ 1.5 Comp Promag rockers
Edelbrock Super vic

Now If I go down this road. If I can stick to 100-110 octane fuel and...

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Nov
12

Is 1966 Valiant grille the same as Barracuda?

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My 1966 Barracuda passenger side grille section is damaged. Can I replace it with a 1966 Valiant grille section?
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Nov
12

91 V8 Questions

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I am contemplating buying a 91 Dak with a V8 and auto. The owner doesn’t know much about it except it’s a V8 and automatic. So I’m thinking 5.2 and A500

Q1. I “think� this year was the last year for the throttle body fuel injection. True or could it possibly have MPFI?

Q2. This motor should have a roller cam?

Q3. Being a 91, I don’t think it’s the better Magnum V8. T or F

thanks for any insight!
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Nov
12

Duster Engine Swap

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Well I'm at wits end with the "stall in every intersection" slant and "slip-o-matic" 904 in my '74 Duster; I'm looking for a good engine/transmission combination to replace it with. In all seriousness has anyone every thought of or tried to swap a built Chevy 350 coupled to a 4 speed (Muncie, Saginaw, Ford Srod) into one of these cars? A 318 would be good enough, but I would like something wild.
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Nov
12

Will Formula S center caps stay on with no outer ring?

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Hello,

I just got a 1966 Barracuda Formula S. It has bare 14 inch wheels with no hubcaps or wheel covers. It also has these really long lug nuts.

I see many 1966 era center caps on EBay, but no outer ring. Is the center cap held on by the lug nuts, or do I need the outer ring to hold the center caps?

I was thinking of painting my wheels in body color, and then having only center caps with no outer rings.
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Nov
12

Press Fit vs. Full Floating Wrist Pins

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Pros and Con's of each?

Personal Experiences?

Reliability and Performance Differences?
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Nov
12

Low rise lift hydraulic ideas

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So, I bought a low rise lift a couple years ago. The hydraulic pump went out. Looked into options to repair or replace the parts as the lift is pretty sturdy overall. It's not like the quick Jack's, it's very heavy, stationary and meant to be anchored to the concrete. As I've got a nice 9k two post lift in my shop, with plans to put in a second bigger two post in I've been not really doing anything about the low rise. I paid like $500 for the lift, so I don't want to put a bunch of money...

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