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Feb
14

which fuel pump

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I must have threw out my old fuel pump last year when I tore my engine down.

Does anyone know which fuel pump is correct on a '68 440?
Was it one style for the HP and another for the standard engine? One of these?

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Feb
01

Any valve train geometry gurus here

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Plugging along on my 440 stroker. The block was zero decked, different lifters, 440 source heads, and the valves were sunk, so a few variables have changed in the valve train since stock. I also would like to keep the stock rocker arms and am using the method in this video to get the rockers to the correct geometry.. Basically, putting the rocker arm centerline 90 degrees to the valve stem.

I estimated the rocker centerline by matching the radius...

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Jan
26

Reuse Holly carb 4749?

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Dana,

I do not see any threads in your vendor forum, so I thought I would ask you a question here rather than PM. Maybe this info will be useful to others.

I am finishing my 505 stroker motor for my 1968 300 cruiser. Mild cam and highway gears. I am wondering if I should try and use my 4749 Holley carb? Do you know what the cfm is?

I am assuming that it may be a little small. Can it be modified to flow more air?
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Jan
24

oil pick up position

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I just put my stock oil pan on my 440 Source stroker motor. I used putty to get the pickup at about 1/4" above the pan bottom. No problems. The issue is that the edge of the pickup is right against the oil drain hole. It may make draining the oil a bit slower, but probably ok. It just seems odd. It is the replacement "stock" pick up from 440 Source and does not seem much different from the old stock one. I cannot compare perfectly, because the old one got twisted.

Anyone have a similar...

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Dec
28

Head gasket diameter

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I am finishing up my 440 stroker build and ready to put the head gaskets on. I am .030 over bore with Cometic 4.350 (.030 over) bore diameter gasket. I have a very slight overhang into the cylinder on the block and into the combustion chamber on the head. Very slight, like maybe .002".

I have built several motors over the years and have always used standard gaskets that had more diameter than the bore. But I needed the Cometic and figured I would get the exact bore diameter, because I...

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Sep
30

Modern Cylinder Head still going?

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Does anyone have any recent communication with Modern Cylinder Head? I have been trying to reach them for a few weeks now and no response.
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Aug
03

Who is driving this old girl in Syracuse

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Surprised to see this on the road in the Syracuse area. Never seen it before. A member's?

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