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by Wesman07
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Timing Gear Advance?
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

Re: Timing Gear Advance?

Exactly, it's a give/ take relationship. You will find that principal applys to most thing....engines, suspensions.... women. Also note that it's 4* and the crank, so the cam will only see + or - 2*. I am about to do the same to my truck, but I doubt I will see much of a difference. Strength is the ...
by Wesman07
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Has anyone actually degreed a stock cam with a Cloyes timing gear set?
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Has anyone actually degreed a stock cam with a Cloyes timing gear set?

I Agree, is there a way to check with the motor in the truck and intake manifold/valve cover on?
by Wesman07
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Has anyone actually degreed a stock cam with a Cloyes timing gear set?
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Has anyone actually degreed a stock cam with a Cloyes timing gear set?

I've been reading a ton of information about this.... but its all conflicting. From what I could gather is the stock cam has a 4* retard ground into it. The adjustable cloyes gear set can advance 4*, stay at 0 (which is 4* retard), or retard 4*....... at the crank. So that would mean that your stock...
by Wesman07
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking into my options
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Looking into my options

That would make more sense being that my hitch is rated for about 700 lbs

I like the route options. Hopefully I will have time to kick around. I typically plan my route around where my friends are living.
by Wesman07
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking into my options
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Looking into my options

Thank you for the input guys. I didn't think I would have an issue but figured it would be best to ask around. I know my breaks are in good shape but I'm not positive my radiator holds pressure. I'll put that in the list. I'll also make sure I spring for the V nose. What do I need to look for in a b...
by Wesman07
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking into my options
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Looking into my options

Hey guys, So.... I had a really good job with a great company that has been in business for 99 years. On Friday they went chapter eleven. Now I'm about half way into building a 7 million dollar house, they shut my credit card off and I'm not even sure if anyone is in the office to write my check thi...
by Wesman07
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What do you think of these compression numbers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: What do you think of these compression numbers?

You would recommend degreeing the original gears over replacing the set?

I would imagine that would be a heck of a lot easier to do, but shouldn't I be concerned about the fiber gear?

Also, how much should I go? Aren't there diminishing returns after a certain point?
by Wesman07
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What do you think of these compression numbers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: What do you think of these compression numbers?

A cloyes timing set. Is there another option?
by Wesman07
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What do you think of these compression numbers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: What do you think of these compression numbers?

I don't know what my oil pressure is but I know the pump is new.

I think I'll save the new cam for a fresh motor and just advance this one
by Wesman07
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What do you think of these compression numbers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: What do you think of these compression numbers?

I was thinking about switching the stock cam for a crane 901, but I did not know the condition of this engine.

What is a fresh motor in stock form supposed to put out?
by Wesman07
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What do you think of these compression numbers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

What do you think of these compression numbers?

I got this motor from a friend who said it was out of a van with under 100,000 miles on it. I have put on at least another 90-100 k on it. So I figured I should see what condition its in. cylinder# 6 150 Dry 160 Wet cylinder# 5 152 Dry 170 Wet cylinder# 4 155 Dry 160 Wet cylinder# 3 150 Dry 150 Wet ...
by Wesman07
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crane 500511 or 503901
Replies: 35
Views: 4894

Re: Crane 500511 or 503901

Exactly.

Starting off in first can be tricky. The gas to clutch ratio has to be perfect. If not, it will either jump off the line or bog for a second and then go. There is a 100 rpm sweet spot.

It is a accually much easier to start off with a load because it is more predictable.
by Wesman07
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crane 500511 or 503901
Replies: 35
Views: 4894

Re: Crane 500511 or 503901

With 4.10 gears my rpm's at 65- 70 would be way too high. I have already thought about it and stregically picked 3.55 gears for my application. I just drove this truck around the country. It was was fully loaded, weighing over 6k. A 4.10 ratio would have added a few hundred dollars to the fuel bill ...
by Wesman07
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crane 500511 or 503901
Replies: 35
Views: 4894

Re: Crane 500511 or 503901

Ok good to know. Don't I need lifters as well? Or do they come with the cam shaft?

Should I compression test this motor before I ask more from it?

I am a two stroke guy, so this whole cam shaft thing is unfamiliar territory lol
by Wesman07
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crane 500511 or 503901
Replies: 35
Views: 4894

Re: Crane 500511 or 503901

It is still there but is less nociable. The truck came with 3.08 rear gears. So when I increased tire size, I re feared it so the finial drive was about the same.
by Wesman07
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crane 500511 or 503901
Replies: 35
Views: 4894

Re: Crane 500511 or 503901

Ok thanks PMuller9. That was information I was looking for
by Wesman07
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crane 500511 or 503901
Replies: 35
Views: 4894

Re: Crane 500511 or 503901

Yes. None of the modifications had any noticeable draw backs. Was the dead spot there before you made the modifications? Yes. The dead spot was there for as long I can remember. It is more of a clear drop in power below 1,000 rpm. I think it has a lot to do with the np435 trans. I start in second m...
by Wesman07
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crane 500511 or 503901
Replies: 35
Views: 4894

Re: Crane 500511 or 503901

Yes. None of the modifications had any noticeable draw backs.
by Wesman07
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crane 500511 or 503901
Replies: 35
Views: 4894

Re: Crane 500511 or 503901

The only reason I made those modifications was because I was constantly at 3/4 throttle. Now I get around at 1/4- 1/2. It would be nice to have an egr for highway only
by Wesman07
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crane 500511 or 503901
Replies: 35
Views: 4894

Re: Crane 500511 or 503901

The only thing I have done was remove the smog system and delete the egr. I am thinking about reconnecting the egr and putting it on a bypass switch. Other than that it's just a good running motor with a mild exhaust and high flow cat
by Wesman07
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crane 500511 or 503901
Replies: 35
Views: 4894

Re: Crane 500511 or 503901

Do you recommend that cam over the crane? Will either one of those cams fix the low end dead spot without advancing it?
by Wesman07
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crane 500511 or 503901
Replies: 35
Views: 4894

Crane 500511 or 503901

Hey guys I've been trying to decide on a cam shaft for my 1990 ish 300 motor. Im guessing A have about 150k on it now. Anyway, it in my 86 f150 with and np435 3.55 gears and 35" tires. It is an absolutely great combo! But like everyone else, I want a little more. My two complaints are 1) there ...

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