In all seriousness though it's not needed from a performance view on my setup. The reason is that my hogan intake has a 90mm hole. With the 75mm hole, it was actually causing a whistle at low rpms and idle, quite annoying. Took me a while to diagnose it, but it was the small gap left by having a 75mm plate on a 90mm hole. Exactly the same as making a bottle whistle by blowing on the cap.
That was the main reason. The other is that if I go back to NA or even a twin screw, this will actually have a performance benefit, so two bird one stone.
I put the heads on tonight just to check if I could get to the arp studs with a wrench, which i could......JUST!
Dry mounted a few other things to check clearances etc....one step forward two steps back. The supercharger hits the passenger valve cover, so I thought I'd get the hammer on it. Bad move. So I will just get it cut and shut properly, not that I have a choice now anyway
Also looks like there won't be any space for a 180dg pipe from the SC inlet to the front for an airfilter. There is also not enough space to put a filter directly on the SC inlet. So I'm looking at some mesh screen options now. We will investigate it again once everything is properly mounted, but yeah....at least it will sound cool.
Mate, if I was to ever start a 65/66 again, first thing I'd do is get rid of the shock towers. Just opens up soooo many more options.
For now thought, I'll stick with what I have. Later down the track, if I was to ever replace the suspension, then I'll think about it.
I had a similar issue if im understanding correctly. What about over top of SC on the engine side? And lower thr engine a bit with your mounts?
We were just talking about this yesterday but oval exhaust pipe can help with slim/tight routing or something custom molded to utilise the space you have. Im sure youll make it work.. you have to!!! Hehe
'You can never test fire too many times.' - Hybrid
I'll need to wait until I mount it properly. I can't lower the engine due to where the alternator sits. The brackets I have push the novi a bit more away from the motor than an earlier 302 kit. We will see once I mount it properly.
Yeah, I hear ya. But with the inlet facing backwards, I think the worst thing will be the hot air induction. Should be fine to not suck up anything too crazy.
So I'm going to bolt the heads down tomorrow, and I'm just going to run this past you learned folks to make sure I've covered everything.
-I've chased all the holes with an appropriate thread chaser
-Top studs go in with some arp lube
-Bottom studs with ultra black rtv
-All studs done up finger tight
-arp lube on the threads, washer faces and bolt face.
-Torque in the right sequence 20->40->60>80 ft lbs
-Sit back and watch water and oil leak out when i go to start it
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Hypereutectic pistons can handle boost fine. They don't like detonation though.
I'm using FelPro too, but mine are an "o-ring" type that have a better sealing ring around the cylinder area. Can't remember the model.
You shouldn't really need fancy boost gaskets when running low boost levels.
Meth will fix your hot intake temps, but it can't remove dirt.
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