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Re: Tractor Puller

Post #151 by Lunatic Fringe » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:20 pm

I will have a look at those. I'm a bit out of my element on these smaller setups. The 2.5/2" Titanium valves on my Boss 429 are 285lbs. CLOSED-950 OPEN at 2.1 installed, so I'm all ears. I got the EDM lifters with and am entertaining the thought of Teflon coating the cam as well just to help not damage the cam. I don't want to over spring it either.High Zinc oils too.

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Post #152 by pmuller9 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:35 pm

Mechanical roller cams require much more spring than a solid flat tappet cam because of the high ramp rate of the roller cam.
One of our BBC roller cams is 300 lbs closed and 800 lbs at .700” lift.

The Comp 7228 conical spring will give you around 400 lbs open at .600” lift which should keep the lifter tracking at 7500 rpm.

Rather than Teflon coating the cam have both the cam and the lifter face micro polished.
You will not need to do break-in.

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Post #153 by sandboxer » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:18 pm

pmuller9 wrote:Mechanical roller cams require much more spring than a solid flat tappet cam because of the high ramp rate of the roller cam.
One of our BBC roller cams is 300 lbs closed and 800 lbs at .700” lift.

The Comp 7228 conical spring will give you around 400 lbs open at .600” lift which should keep the lifter tracking at 7500 rpm.

Rather than Teflon coating the cam have both the cam and the lifter face micro polished.
You will not need to do break-in.

Who does micro polishing on cams and lifters?

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Post #154 by Lunatic Fringe » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:17 am

pmuller9 wrote:Mechanical roller cams require much more spring than a solid flat tappet cam because of the high ramp rate of the roller cam.
One of our BBC roller cams is 300 lbs closed and 800 lbs at .700” lift.

The Comp 7228 conical spring will give you around 400 lbs open at .600” lift which should keep the lifter tracking at 7500 rpm.

Rather than Teflon coating the cam have both the cam and the lifter face micro polished.
You will not need to do break-in.


Those are good numbers on the Comp springs.

So far, I've not been able to find someone in Western Canada that can do micro polishing.

I do have access to someone that does this.
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Post #155 by sandboxer » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:55 am

Lunatic Fringe wrote:
pmuller9 wrote:Mechanical roller cams require much more spring than a solid flat tappet cam because of the high ramp rate of the roller cam.
One of our BBC roller cams is 300 lbs closed and 800 lbs at .700” lift.

The Comp 7228 conical spring will give you around 400 lbs open at .600” lift which should keep the lifter tracking at 7500 rpm.

Rather than Teflon coating the cam have both the cam and the lifter face micro polished.
You will not need to do break-in.


Those are good numbers on the Comp springs.

So far, I've not been able to find someone in Western Canada that can do micro polishing.

I do have access to someone that does this.Screen Shot 2019-06-02 at 10.10.26 PM.png

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Post #156 by Wesman07 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:09 am

Wow.... I feel like a fish who just saw that shinny spinning lure pass by.
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Post #157 by pmuller9 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:45 pm

Lunatic Fringe wrote:
Those are good numbers on the Comp springs.

So far, I've not been able to find someone in Western Canada that can do micro polishing.

I do have access to someone that does this.Screen Shot 2019-06-02 at 10.10.26 PM.png

Great looking counter weight mods and finish.
What type of surface finish is it?

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Post #158 by Lunatic Fringe » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:05 pm

The process is called Centrifugal ISO Finishing. The company that I'm talking to is in Washington State. That's a file picture that he sent me , I wish it was my crank. I'm guessing it's a Toyota crank. From his info the process is not for the faint of pocketbook! There are YouTube videos.

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Post #159 by Lunatic Fringe » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:39 pm

Putting the finishing touches on the 400 V8 puller getting ready for our first pull next weekend. We will be competing against a 300-6 competitor that's been running fora couple years that really has his combo dialled in. Here is a shot of him from last weeks show where he came in 4th out of 16 units.
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Post #160 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:30 am

THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN.
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Post #161 by Lunatic Fringe » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:59 pm

It is a lot of fun, and like any kind of racing, a LOT of work.

This is what 9 hours of tire grinding looks like, one more to go. This is also only about half of what needs to be done, we should take the lug height down from the original 1 3/4 to about 5/8".
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Post #162 by old28racer » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:15 pm

That's a nice wheels up shot of the 300 inline 6 puller. Done a few of those tires for my antique modified AC pulling tractor. I ground them down to 3/4" on leading edge and around 1/2" on the back side. Our pulling group called for regular tractor tires, no aftermarket pulling tires.That is one time consuming job, but it's part of the sport.
looking forward to seeing some pictures of the 400 V8 puller that you are going to run this year in memory of your buddy for his wife, very nice gesture and good pulling. I know he will be riding with you all the way.
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Post #163 by Wesman07 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:15 am

Are you grinding the lugs down because they rip off at full height?
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Post #164 by old28racer » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:31 pm

No I ground down my lugs to reduce the bite and intern this will increase wheel speed. Tractor pulling (really sled pulling) is all about wheel speed & having your added weight in the proper place. It is not a HP game but hookup game. I have seen lots of tractors win with less HP just because they had wheel speed & weight placement set up better. I am sure "Lunatic Fringe" can add much more on the subject.
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Post #165 by Wesman07 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:45 pm

So you reduce bite to get your Rpms up at the launch... getting you into the power band right from the get go. Is that the technique?
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Post #166 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:02 pm

RE: Tread grinding
Has anybody rigged up a chainsaw-like device and a fixture to do it easier?
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Post #167 by old28racer » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:13 pm

No chainsaw & fixture that I know owe yet, but a buddy of mine in Linden, WA used a hand held power hacksaw with an aggressive blade to get 85% of the lug off, then ground down the rest. One dirty, tiring, back killer job. :nod: :nod:
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Post #168 by Wesman07 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:43 pm

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:RE: Tread grinding
Has anybody rigged up a chainsaw-like device and a fixture to do it easier?


I like your thinking 8)

Power planner could be the ticket
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Post #169 by Lunatic Fringe » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:19 pm

old28racer wrote:No I ground down my lugs to reduce the bite and intern this will increase wheel speed. Tractor pulling (really sled pulling) is all about wheel speed & having your added weight in the proper place. It is not a HP game but hookup game. I have seen lots of tractors win with less HP just because they had wheel speed & weight placement set up better. I am sure "Lunatic Fringe" can add much more on the subject.


I pretty much agree with this. We're actually trying to grab as much surface area of the track as possible without digging down because then you're constantly trying to climb out of a hole. Engine and wheel speed are important, but Ground speed is what you're after.

We made a jig that squeezes the tire and has a top surface that holds a router to remove most of the lug and then a planer and a 7" grinder with a special disc to dress it.

There is a company called CM Pulling Tires that does this this. I seem to recall he has videos on his website showing the cutting.

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Post #170 by old28racer » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:11 pm

LF -- It's all good, two different types of tractor pulling. Our antique tractor pulling club had a 5mph speed limit during the pull with a gauge on the sled to tell on you. You have to keep wheel speed up and control the bite, but don't go over 5 mph.

This was a big sport change after 35+ years of front motor dragster racing. My last car shown ran a best of 6.99 ET @ 198 mph. Picture is of my wife after a pass at Bakersfield, CA.
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Post #171 by Lunatic Fringe » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:09 am

I forgot that some groups have a speed limit. Very nice dragster! A picture of the grinding disc we use.
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We made our maiden run on Saturday, didn't do as well as we'd hoped, but we didn't break anything and learned a ton. I know none of the engine specs, never had the valve covers off, and same with tire pressure. We ran with 1.5 psi, but looking at the tire marks on the track we had guessed way too low which in turn dragged the motor down to 5000 rpm instead of 6500 where it should be.
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Post #172 by old28racer » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:36 pm

Well that is a very aggressive disk, that should remove some meat :nod:

Well like I said about my drag racing & pulling -- "Any day on the track is better than a day in the stands"

Now you have a baseline for the next pull :thumbup:
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Post #173 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:16 pm

That reminds me of the time one of my buds said he needed a piece of really aggressive "triple aught" sand paper.
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Post #174 by Lunatic Fringe » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:10 pm

Those chunks on the disc are carbide, they'll rip huge pieces out of just about anything. Went to another event last weekend with MUCH improved results. Came in 1st on Saturday and 2nd on Sunday out of 5 units. The changes we made were, raised the rear tire pressure from 1.5 to 4.5 psi and moved 20 lbs from the front of the tractor to the rear.

The 6 came in 2nd and 4th.
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Post #175 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:38 pm

love the headers
Have you thought about merging the two together in a common megaphone?
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Post #176 by old28racer » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:25 pm

Two real cool pictures of the unit you are pulling with and the 6 cylinder. Congrads on your 1st & 2nd place finish. Amassing what a little weight moved around & few #'s will do.

Does the 6 pull in the same class as you do? Is the 6 a 300 or a 240? How big is the 6 motor?
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Post #177 by Lunatic Fringe » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:53 pm

old28racer wrote:Two real cool pictures of the unit you are pulling with and the 6 cylinder. Congrads on your 1st & 2nd place finish. Amassing what a little weight moved around & few #'s will do.

Does the 6 pull in the same class as you do? Is the 6 a 300 or a 240? How big is the 6 motor?


Thanks! I knew we would improve but was very surprised on how much improvement. For our next event this coming weekend, I plan on moving the 20# back another foot. Should give a little more transfer.

Yes, he pulls in the same class. It's called Limited Mini, or "B" Mini. OEM small block up to 400CI, single 4BBL and gasoline. When we pull with other clubs, we compete against all naturally aspirated mini's including alcohol injected BB's. A couple weeks ago he came in 4TH against them, so it's a great running unit. It's a 300-.030 over with a FI head. I haven't been able to get any more details from him yet, but I know he runs higher RPM than I am right now(I'm running 5500). Will try to get more info.

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Post #178 by Lunatic Fringe » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:02 am

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:love the headers
Have you thought about merging the two together in a common megaphone?


He's running his as a flat 3 collector from a common steel intake/exhaust plate such as you suggested earlier, so his intake runners and plenum are also steel. It seems to work for him!

Yes, I've thought about it, but It's been many years since i've welded headers, so for the first set i'll stay traditional.

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Post #179 by benchracer » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:26 am

what are you running off crank pulley under shield?

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Post #180 by old28racer » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:02 pm

LF --- Thanks for the class information along with the 6 stuff, sure he ain't going to pass a lot of information forward. Even in the Vintage/Antique group I pulled with in WA state the owner/drivers where a little tight lipped when it came to their tractors. Keep use in the loop, all good stuff. Good luck at your next pull.
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Post #181 by Lunatic Fringe » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:50 pm

benchracer wrote:what are you running off crank pulley under shield?


That's not my tractor, it's a fellow competitor's. Unfortunately, mine's still unfinished. What is under there is a skidoo belt and clutch setup, he is also running one off the back end of the motor instead of an automatic transmission. From what I understand, depending how he sets it up, he can vary stall speed and gear ratio. Definitely works well.

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Post #182 by benchracer » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:55 pm

thanks!

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Post #183 by Lunatic Fringe » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:55 pm

Even though he had told me he wasn't going to be able to make it to the pull this weekend because of harvest, he brought Six Shooter to this weekends pull. So glad to see him there as he is a great competitor and one of the nicest people you could ever meet. Finally had a chance to ask him about his motor. Has a 240 head w/ Chevy valves, Clifford cam, forged aftermarket pistons and homemade intake/headers. Realized after I forgot to ask what con rods or rocker arms he's running. Said he had been using 390 pistons but the pins were flexing too much, galling and starting to turn blue.
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Probably big block Chev conrods,LF. :hmmm:
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Post #185 by benchracer » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:06 pm

You ever see any popping johnny customs? Put 3 together for a big six 900 to 1000 cubes!

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Post #186 by sdiesel » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:33 pm

xctasy wrote:Probably big block Chev conrods,LF. :hmmm:


...as I'm coming to realize, my ford is half GM...
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Post #187 by old28racer » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:51 pm

thanks for the information on the six shooter puller. looks like he gets a lot out of some good parts without throwing the bank at it. Really shows what a well built 300 can do when competing along side V8 rigs.
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Post #188 by Fordman75 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:00 pm

sdiesel wrote:
xctasy wrote:Probably big block Chev conrods,LF. :hmmm:


...as I'm coming to realize, my ford is half GM...


At least you know which parts will fail first! :wink: Not the Ford parts! :lol:
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Post #189 by Lunatic Fringe » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:23 pm

sdiesel wrote:
xctasy wrote:Probably big block Chev conrods,LF. :hmmm:


...as I'm coming to realize, my ford is half GM...


Our 300 will be half GM too, but it's good that we have access to cheap and plentiful parts.

Since we'll be running 2 units next year, we need more than 1 driver, so at the last event I had 2 of our sons driving for the first time ever. Moved the 20 lbs. to the back of the wheelie bars, went to 5 1/2 psi in the tires as we were anticipating a fresh soft track.
Nerves all around, but both came through with flying colours and 2 first place finishes! Proud dad moment, I'll never forget their ear to ear grins when they came off the track!!
Six Shooter came in 2nd both days, so he's really got it working well.

Did a compression test finally, didn't like what I saw (115-165 psi) will do a leak down nex, then teardown. Have all 3 heads booked at the machine shop and have been back working on the 6 too. Should have more progress pictures soon.

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Post #190 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:05 pm

Congrats.

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Post #191 by old28racer » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:39 pm

Congrad's to both your boys for their first pull :beer: :beer:

As FTF said watching your kids racing is better than doing it yourself. As my kids live half way across the country I never had the chance.

But when I was running my AC antique tractor at the pulls in WA state in 2000-2005 I met a young "future farmer boy" that had a lot of interest in tractor pulling. We got to be friends and I let him try my tractor at a pull, he loved it and the short story was that for two seasons I let him pull & I enjoyed watching.

One day he showed up at a pull with his Gramma, she had seen him pull a few times and she asked me if I would sell my tractor to him? She said if he was going to do this that he had to pay for it himself (no help from mom, dad, grampa). He sold a steer at the local fair and had his funds. So as much as I liked the tractor I made him a sweet deal & the rig had a new owner. The next season he won his weight class two times. Best thing I ever did. :nod:

Sorry for the length thought you might enjoy the story, Good Pulling
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Post #192 by Lunatic Fringe » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:57 pm

old28racer wrote:Congrad's to both your boys for their first pull :beer: :beer:

As FTF said watching your kids racing is better than doing it yourself. As my kids live half way across the country I never had the chance.

But when I was running my AC antique tractor at the pulls in WA state in 2000-2005 I met a young "future farmer boy" that had a lot of interest in tractor pulling. We got to be friends and I let him try my tractor at a pull, he loved it and the short story was that for two seasons I let him pull & I enjoyed watching.

One day he showed up at a pull with his Gramma, she had seen him pull a few times and she asked me if I would sell my tractor to him? She said if he was going to do this that he had to pay for it himself (no help from mom, dad, grampa). He sold a steer at the local fair and had his funds. So as much as I liked the tractor I made him a sweet deal & the rig had a new owner. The next season he won his weight class two times. Best thing I ever did. :nod:

Sorry for the length thought you might enjoy the story, Good Pulling


Thanks to both you and FTF, it is fantastic.
It's a great story, reminds me of watching little kids running around at the pulls, to seeing them now running their own equipment.

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