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I'm rebuilding a small block right now, so some of this could be useful. Thanks. :D
 

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heres a few links from my data base

CRANE 1-386-258-6174 Tech Line

CROWER 1- 619-422-1191

ERSON 1-772-882-1622

ultradyne Tech. Phone 662-393-8511

Isky 1-323-770-0930

LUNATI 1-(270) 781-9741

http://www.schneidercams.com/cams/20.htm

http://www.camcraftcams.com/

http://www.englecams.com/

http://www.camtechniques.com/

http://www.crower.com/

http://www.iskycams.com/

http://www.chetherbert.com/



http://www.racehome.com/partsalphlink.htm

http://users.erols.com/srweiss/org.htm



http://home.isoa.net/~mharrisj/race.html

http://www.roadcatalogs.com/

http://www.racingseat.com/links/parts.htm

http://www.ramchargers.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/RCSales/main.d2w/report

http://www.racepages.com/Race_Engines/

http://www.racepages.com/index.htm

http://listoflists.com/Top/Sports/Auto_Racing/Business_-_Racing_Related

http://350.streetracing.org/links2.htm

http://www.car-stuff.com/carlinks/partsold.htm

http://www.performancemarket.com/oilpan.htm

http://home.isoa.net/~mharrisj/race.html

http://www.racecar.co.uk/engine.html


http://listoflists.com/Top/Sports/Auto_Racing/Business_-_Racing_Related

http://roadsters.com/engines/

http://morechevys.homestead.com/fileindex.html

http://www.quartermasterusa.com/racing.html

http://www.autoguide.net/partsandservices/aftermarket9.shtml

http://www.chevyworld.net/links.html

http://1951chevy.homestead.com/ChevyResources.html

http://www.nolansupply.com/links/racing.html


http://www.racejunk.com/tech.html

http://users.erols.com/srweiss/index.html#jcalc

INFO YOU CAN USE
buy the listed books
it really will save you years and thousands of dollars in wasted effort

then look this site over
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/engine.htm

DO YOURSELF A BIG FAVOR
buy these FIVE books, it will be the best money you ever spent, read them, and you will be miles ahead of the average guy.
HOW TO BUILD THE SMALL BLOCK CHEVEROLET by LARRY ATHERTON&LARRY SCHREIB
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HOW TO BUILD MAX PERFORMANCE CHEVY SMALL BLOCKS ON A BUDGET by DAVID VIZARD
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JOHN LINGENFELTER on modifying small-block chevy engines

how to build & modify CHEVROLET small-block V-8 CAMSHAFTS & VALVTRAINS BY DAVID VIZARD

SMOKEY YUNICK,S POWER SECRETS


if cams are a mystery please take the time to read these, it will get you a good start, LISTED BELOW ARE SEVERAL SITES WITH INFO OR PARTS YOU MIGHT NEED

http://www.newcovenant.com/speedcrafter/tech/camshaft/1.htm
(read LESSONs 1-8)
http://www.mercurycapri.com/technical/engine/cam/lca.html
http://www.wighat.com/fcr3/confusion.htm
http://www.cranecams.com/instructions/valvetrain/camfail.htm
http://www.mercurycapri.com/technical/engine/cam/index.html
http://www.idavette.net/hib/camcon.htm
http://www.cranecams.com/master/adjustvt.htm
http://www.centuryperformance.com/valveadjustment.htm
http://www.totalengineairflow.com/tech/valvelashing.htm
http://www.chevytalk.com/tech/engine/Cam_Selection.html
http://www.chevytalk.com/tech/101/Cam_Theory.html
http://www.babcox.com/editorial/ar/ar119736.htm
http://www.mercurycapri.com/technical/engine/cam/vtg.html
http://www.n2performance.com/lecture1.shtml
http://www.symuli.com/vw/camp1.html
http://www.symuli.com/vw/camp2.html
http://home.wxs.nl/~meine119/tech/camqa.html
first lets get something strait, theres two kinds of timing [color:"red"] cam timing, the relationship of when the valves open and

http://www.chevytalk.org/threads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB64&Number=298166&fpart=1&PHPSESSID=


you want info? we got info!
http://www.diy-efi.org/diy_efi/oem/gm/tunetip.html
http://www.customefis.com/

http://www.diy-efi.org/subscribe.html

http://www.diy-efi.org/

http://www.fuelairspark.com/common/information/presentations/fast/001/Default_fil es/frame.htm

http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~fridman/diy_efi/

http://www.rceng.com/technical.htm#WORKSHEET

http://www.speartech.com/

http://kevthompson.homestead.com/intakesEFI.html

http://www.force-efi.com/fabmach.htm

http://www.tunercat.com/tnr_desc/do_tc.html

http://home.earthlink.net/~micfly/accel.htm

http://www.sdsefi.com/

http://www.scuderiaciriani.com/rx7/AF_meter.html

http://www.techedge.com.au/vehicle/wbo2/default.htm

http://www.centuryperformance.com/fuel.asp
http://www.race-technology.com/WebPage/Products/ECU/ECUMain.html
 

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first lets get something strait, theres two kinds of timing cam timing, the relationship of when the valves open and close relative to the pistons location at TDC and BDC [/color] and ignition timing which is the point at which the spark plugs fire in relation to the pistons position at TDC on the compression stroke.
cam timeing in the standard chevy V8 is set/locked in when the cam is installed and the relative timing of that cams lobe duration ,lift and LSA are set when the cam is ground/manufactured
ignition timing http://www.centuryperformance.com/timing.htm

http://www.centuryperformance.com/vacuum.htm

http://www.boyleworks.com/ta400/psp/distcurve.html (pontiac but info the same for chevy)

http://www.73-87.com/garage/101s.htm

http://www.73-87.com/garage/hei.htm

here read this also www.victorylibrary.com/mopar/cam-tech-c.htm"
www.victorylibrary.com/mopar/cam-tech-c.htm http://64.90.9.168/cranecams/pdf/276g.pdf" http://64.90.9.168/cranecams/pdf/276g.pdf http://www.msdignition.com/

how come its 180 degs out of phase? I get this question all the time, well heres something I see lots of guys don,t understand,ONCE YOUVE INSTALLED A CAM WITH THE TIMEING MARKS YOU MUST ROTATE THE CRANK 360 DEGRESS BEFORE DROPPING IN THE DISTRIBUTOR
... while its true that if the
timeing marks are possitioned so the crank is at 12 o,clock and the cam gear
is at 6 o,clock that the cam lobes will be in the possition that fires #6
cylinder that HAS NO EFFECT AT ALL (on finding TDC,) for aligning the degree wheel with TDC,or THE timeing tab pointer, for degreeing in the cam, the piston passes thru
TDC TWICE in every fireing cycle once on the fireing/power stroke and once
on the exhaust stroke, the cam rotates at exactly 1/2 the speed of the crank
so to make it easy to line up the marks they install it with the marks at
the closest point 6/12 for easy indexing, rotate the engine 360 degrees to
the #1 TDC power stroke and the crank gear will still be at 12 oclock 12/12
but the cam will be at 12 o,clock also, rotate another 360 degrees and your
back where you started. its simply easier to index the cam at the point
where the index marks align closely. look at how the cam lobes themselfs
open the valves when the cam is just installed the #1 cylinder valves are
slightly open and the #6 are closed
per "Lunati"
""YES YOU ARE RIGHT - WHEN CRANK IS AT TWELVE AND CAM IS AT SIX THEN #6 CYL IS FIRING
AFTER YOU LINE UP YOUR MARKS AND INSTALL GEAR THEN ROTATE YOUR CRANK ONE REVOLUTION AND THEN DROP THE DIST. IN - AT THAT POINT #1 IS FIRING""





cam timing
BR>Explanation of Crankshaft timing marks: <P>0 - Indicates standard cam timing A - Advances the cam timing 4° R - Retards the cam timing 4° [image]http://www.cranecams.com/master/images/keyway.gif[/image]

this is some of the best basic cam info youll find so read this first,<BR><A HREF="http://www.newcovenant.com/speedcrafter/tech/camshaft/1.htm" http://www.newcovenant.com/speedcrafter/tech/camshaft/1.htm (lessons 1-8 http://www.mercurycapri.com/technical/engine/cam/lca.html" http://www.mercurycapri.com/technical/engine/cam/lca.html HREF="http://ctfba.tripod.com/main/technical/cams/cambasics/cambasics.htm" http://ctfba.tripod.com/main/technical/cams/cambasics/cambasics.htm http://ctfba.tripod.com/main/technical/cams/cambasics/GraphAttack.htm" http://ctfba.tripod.com/main/technical/cams/cambasics/GraphAttack.htm http://moparjimsgarage.virtualave.net/camvalve.html" http://moparjimsgarage.virtualave.net/camvalve.html A http://www.federal-mogul.com/speedpro/camshafts_speed_pro.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.federal-mogul.com/speedpro/camshafts_speed_pro.html
some good general info here [image]http://www.babcox.com/editorial/ar/elements/30228b.gif[/image] look closely at the duration used for each MATCHING rpm range. ALSO KEEP IN MIND THE DCR AND OVERLAP MUST MATCH look here these are the valve timeing overlap ranges that are most likely to work correctly
trucks/good mileage towing 10-35 degs overlap daily driven low rpm performance 30-55degs overlap
hot street performance 50-75 degs overlap oval track racing 70-95degs overlap
dragster/comp eliminator engines 90-115 degs overlap but all engines will need the correct matching dcr for those overlap figures to correctly scavage the cylinders in the rpm ranges that apply to each engines use range http://cochise.uia.net/pkelley2/Overlap.html" http://cochise.uia.net/pkelley2/Overlap.html http://cochise.uia.net/pkelley2/DynamicCR.html" http://cochise.uia.net/pkelley2/DynamicCR.html
[color:"green"]plug info
 

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more info links

here you want plug info? we got plug info!

http://www.acdelco.com/html/pi_plugs_ident.htm

http://www.atlanticjetsports.com/_techtalk/00000005.htm

http://www.ngkspark.com.au/spark_plug_cross_ref_chart_index3.htm


http://www.strappe.com/plugs.html

http://www.babcox.com/editorial/cm/cm59910.htm
http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/techinfo/spark_plugs/partnumberkey.pdf

http://www.eric-gorr.com/techarticles/sparkplugs.html

http://www.gnttype.org/techarea/engine/plugs.html


http://www.tsrsoftware.com/sparkplug.htm

http://www.racinghelp.com/read_spark_plugs.html

http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/techinfo/spark_plugs/overviewp2.asp


http://www.projectbasketcase.com/menus/ignition.html


here this will help


http://www.babcox.com/editorial/us/uhs89734.htm

http://www.thirskauto.net/BearingPics.html


http://www.babcox.com/editorial/ar/ar20128.htm

http://www.babcox.com/editorial/cm/cm99828.htm

http://www.thirskauto.net/Engine_Thrust_Bearings.html

http://www.aera.org/tech/tb1465r.htm

http://www.dragnbreath.com/Clevite/TN%2016.html

http://www.dragnbreath.com/Clevite/TN%2022.html

http://www.dragnbreath.com/Clevite/TN%2028cambrgs.html

http://www.dragnbreath.com/Clevite/TN%2028cambrgs.html

http://www.diabolicalperformance.com/clearances.html

http://www.jimcookperformance.com/TechNotes/TN%2028cambrgs.html

http://www.babcox.com/editorial/ar/ar10180.htm

http://www.babcox.com/editorial/us/uhs69720.htm



THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR DOING BEFORE YOU DO IT!
measure things 3 or4 times, read the instructions over untill you totally understand everything, and use this info
MOST BUT NOT ALL THIS INFO IS VERY HELPFUL FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT TO DO!
http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m1185/n8_v32/21148174/p1/article.jhtml?term=chevy+%2Bcombustion+%2Bchamber+design

http://www.off-road.com/chevy/tech/454engine/

http://www.carcraft.com/editorial/article.jsp?id=4503

http://www.hastingsinc.com/Service%20Tips/engine_blueprinting.htm

http://www.zianet.com/v8monza/engine.htm

http://mysite.directlink.net/ldodd/EngineBuild.htm
http://www.carcraft.com/editorial/article.jsp?viewtype=text&id=1004
http://www.speedomotive.com/building%20tips.htm
http://www.aros.net/~rbuck/chp/Welcome.html
http://mysite.directlink.net/ldodd/EngineBuild.htm

http://www.lmengines.com/rocker_arm_changes.htm


http://www.vetteweb.com/tech/0204vet_rockers/

http://www.dragnbreath.com/dragnbreath/TechNotesA/TN9RolRocGeom.html

[image]http://www.dragnbreath.com/dragnbreath/TechNotesA/rockergeometry.gif[/image]

http://www.hdcycles.com/rocker1.htm

http://www.catpep.com/Products/RollerRocker.htm

http://www.sallee-chevrolet.com/Proform/rocker_arm_pics.html

http://www.cranecams.com/master/goldrace.htm

http://www.compcams.com/information/Products/RockerArms/ProMagnum.asp

http://www.trickflow.com/product/camsandvalvetrain/pr_rollerrockers.htm

http://www.fl-thirdgen.org/rockerswap.html

heres a simple way to get close to the correct length
BUY ONE OF THESE
[image]http://www.jegs.com/photos/66042132.jpg[/image]
[image]http://www.compcams.com/Base/Images/Technical/400-200-PushrodDiagramA.jpg[/image]
http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=3567&prmenbr=361

after making sure the valve springs are correctly installed you drop the checker in place on the rocker stud and install your adjustable pushrod
adjust the length to fit and measure the resulting length if its within twenty thousands of the stock length its fine for most applications, if its more than 30 thousands long or short get the closest length set available

btw, if your one of the people that still does not own an adjustable push rod! you can easily make your own by cutting a stock pushrod in 1/2 (2 pieces), removeing 1 inch from the total length an then with about 2 " of a 4 inch section of 3/16 or 1/4" thread rod installed and (in one section epoxy it in place leaving about 2" sticking out thread two nuts onto the thread rod and slip on the other end of the cut pushrod,(no epoxy) use the two nuts to adjust to stock length and let the epoxy harded in the one section now you can easily measure and order custom push rods useing the pushrod checker and adjustable push rod as tools
AND YEAH IT ONLY WORKS WITH THE CYLINDER HEADS ON AND THE INTAKE REMOVED BECAUSE THE HOLE IN THE CYLINDER HEAD that GUIDEs THE PUSH ROD WON,T ALLOW THE NUTS ON THE ADJUSTABLE PUSHROD TO PASS THRU, UNLESS YOU PLACE THE CUT ABOUT 1" from the UPPER END OF THE ADJUSTABLE TEST PUSHROD BUT I prefer to place the adjusting nuts centered as I like to watch for all clearances with the intake manifold removed while manually checking as I turn the engine over by hand durring assembly, and at that point, while checking all the clearances, I use test springs which apply very little load on the push rod
[image]http://www.jegs.com/photos/8928864.jpg[/image]

http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=3272&prmenbr=361

HERES OTHER TOOLS YOU MIGHT NEED
http://www.jegs.com/photos/77866784.jpg[/imge]

[img]http://www.jegs.com/photos/77866902.jpg



 

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SOMETHING TO READ
http://www.compcams.com/information/Products/Pushrods/

CCA-7705 5.800 in. to 9.800 in. adjustment range, Master pushrod length checker 4 piece kit ... $78.69

here
http://www.ryanscarpage.50megs.com/combos1.html
http://www.chevymania.com/dyno/
http://www.topher.net/~bearman/gmheadcomp.html
http://www.malcams.com/legacy/misc/headflow.htm
http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/techinfo/heads1.html
heres some things to read.

http://www.melling.com/engoil.html
http://www.babcox.com/editorial/us/uhs69720.htm

http://www.co.broward.fl.us/aqi03202.htm
http://www.motoroilbible.com/five.html

http://www.motoroilbible.com/two.html

http://www.motoroilbible.com/six.html

http://www.exxon.com/exxon_lubes/tigerbytes/documents/brochures/bro0020.htm

http://www.atis.net/oil_faq.html

https://dallnd6.dal.mobil.com/GIS/MobilPDS.nsf/26 b7c4b33367a4a086256665004e4266/61638dff7d0453b085256b8400618b40?OpenDocument


http://www.triumphspitfire.com/Oiltest.html

http://www.fernblatt.com/longhurst/engineoil_bible.html


http://minimopar.net/oilfilterstudy.html


http://www.melling.com/engoil.html

http://www.seansa4page.com/resource/synth.html
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/3837/oilprime.html


http://www.clevite.com/motorhead/techstuff/brgclear.html

http://www.babcox.com/editorial/cm/cm99828.htm

http://www.babcox.com/editorial/us/uhs89734.htm


http://www.aptfast.com/Flyer_HowTo_Dir/HowTo_Folder/Cam_Bearing_Install/Install_Cambearings.htm

http://www.dragnbreath.com/Clevite/TN%2028cambrgs.html

http://www.gearheadtools.com/11148.htm

http://www.gearheadtools.com/11249.htm

http://www.theengineshop.com/tools.shtml

heres the tool I use, I bought it used for $80
http://www.racenet.net/missing.php?url=http://www.racenet.net/valve/pow-cam-install.php


http://www.babcox.com/editorial/us/uhs89734.htm

http://www.thirskauto.net/BearingPics.html


http://www.babcox.com/editorial/ar/ar20128.htm

http://www.babcox.com/editorial/cm/cm99828.htm

http://www.thirskauto.net/Engine_Thrust_Bearings.html

http://www.aera.org/tech/tb1465r.htm

http://www.dragnbreath.com/Clevite/TN%2016.html

http://www.dragnbreath.com/Clevite/TN%2022.html

http://www.dragnbreath.com/Clevite/TN%2028cambrgs.html

http://www.dragnbreath.com/Clevite/TN%2028cambrgs.html

http://www.diabolicalperformance.com/clearances.html

http://www.jimcookperformance.com/TechNotes/TN%2028cambrgs.html

http://www.babcox.com/editorial/ar/ar10180.htm

http://www.babcox.com/editorial/us/uhs69720.htm


things that might be of interest

http://www.davessmallbodyheis.com/

http://www.boyleworks.com/ta400/psp/distcurve.html

http://www.oldengine.org/unfaq/hei.htm

http://www.dimequarterly.tierranet.com/articles/tech_hei.html

http://www.chevythunder.com/fuel%20injection%20special-distr.%20mods.htm

http://www.73-87.com/garage/hei.htm

http://www.vintageperformance.com/retrorockets/hei1.htm
 

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Patrick, Is there any way to put these all together in a automotive link section? Something that could be achieved but added to when somebody found a new one
 

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Patrick it better be fairly large, above I listed the comon used links thats only 34 thousand links and sub links, (I HAVE 8 GIGS OF DATA IN MY DATA BASE) you sould plan on twice to three times what I listed above as reasonably usefull links
 
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