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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Locking dizzy and timing
« on: May 14, 2019, 08:13:01 PM »
I forgot to mention all I have is the standard timing light that doesnít have the adjusting knob.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Locking dizzy and timing
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:52:22 PM »
Well we got it fired up!!!!! Ran it for around 20 minutes at 2000 to 2500 rpm to break cam in. Now Iím going to put some timing tape on pulley. I read somewhere to set it at 35 degrees at 3500 rpm. This sound rite?

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Locking dizzy and timing
« on: January 17, 2019, 05:10:15 PM »
Got it!!!! Thanks man. When I get ready to fire it up Iíll give you a call and if you donít mind we can run through a couple check lists. We sure do appreciate the help.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Locking dizzy and timing
« on: January 16, 2019, 07:49:03 PM »
No, thanks for all the advice. Damn man my son and I appreciate it very much. We need the help and all this helps. Have a good evening fellas.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Locking dizzy and timing
« on: January 16, 2019, 06:37:29 PM »
Iím using a stock Gm hei distributor.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Locking dizzy and timing
« on: January 16, 2019, 05:52:24 PM »
I got it from summit racing. It replaces the vacuum canister actuator thing on the hei distributor.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Locking dizzy and timing
« on: January 16, 2019, 03:10:10 PM »
Yes I guess so. What I did was use a plastic piece that I bought off the internet that replaces the vacuum thing that goes on it. You know what fellas  Iím so confused on this locking out and distributor stuff. My last jey boat had the vacuum canister thing on it but no vacuum line hooked to it and it worked good enough for us. I donít know what to do.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Locking dizzy and timing
« on: January 16, 2019, 09:43:56 AM »
Bare with me. So your saying once I get it fired up at idle use a timing light and set the pointer on 10 degrees? Basically turn the dizzy until Iím at 10 degrees with the timing light?

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Locking dizzy and timing
« on: January 10, 2019, 07:09:32 PM »
Wow, I appreciate that but itís way beyond what I know. I may just get it running good and go with it. I have a couple months or so so maybe Iíll try to figure this out.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Locking dizzy and timing
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:11:41 PM »
Iím almost done building my 454, I have the little plastic piece to lock out the hei distributor. I also installed a Mr Gasket timing tape to the damper pulley. Here in the next couple weeks Iíll be firing it up to break in the cam. When I got to set the timing what is the best way to do it. I guess Iíve heard set at 36 degrees at 3500 rpm and leave it there. Iíd like to keep this simple if possible. Thanks guys

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Piston cylinder clearance
« on: December 19, 2018, 06:50:55 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys. I will take it all into consideration. This is the first engine Iíve built in years and I mean years. My son and I are slowly getting it figured out and defiantly taking our time.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Piston cylinder clearance
« on: December 12, 2018, 04:08:40 AM »
Thanks for all the info I do appreciate it.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Piston cylinder clearance
« on: December 11, 2018, 01:50:59 PM »
I will read the box again when I get home. What should they be?

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Piston cylinder clearance
« on: December 11, 2018, 01:32:12 PM »
It does help. The rings say to be .004 per one Inch If bore and itís a 454 bored .30 over. What should I set the ring gap at?

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Piston cylinder clearance
« on: December 10, 2018, 05:02:51 PM »
Forged pistons, compression around 9.5 to 1. Using fresh water for cooling.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Piston cylinder clearance
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:30:53 AM »
In my 454 with speedpro pistons how much clearance should I have between cylinder and piston. My machine shop isnít very familiar with marine applications and I need to know what to tell him.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Ring gap
« on: November 08, 2018, 06:40:35 PM »
Iím rebuilding a 454 Chevy. Is the ring gap different on a marine application? If so what should it be on a 454.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: 427 tall deck info please
« on: October 29, 2018, 03:15:10 PM »
Mine is the tall deck from a truck. Can it be built on a budget.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / 427 tall deck info please
« on: October 29, 2018, 01:01:22 PM »
I have a 427 tall deck 4 bolt main engine. Itís all complete and needs rebuilt. Iím looking for around 425 to 450 horse. Who has experience with these tall decks and installing them in a jet boat.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Swapping 454 to 460
« on: October 23, 2018, 04:00:22 AM »
Engine swap isnít going to happen, found a crack in the 460 block. Who has a good recipe to build a 454. Nothing real extreme but not too mild.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Swapping 454 to 460
« on: October 21, 2018, 07:54:24 PM »
I have two boats and one had a 454 and the other a 460. I want to install the 460 in place of the 454. Are the ďfeetĒ that are bolted to the stringers the same?? Or do I need to relocate them.

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Project Boats For Sale / 1978 Hawaiian $1500
« on: October 20, 2018, 02:00:48 PM »
I have a 1978 Hawaiian 19 foot speed boat. No engine. Seats need re-done, I put a new 3/4Ē sub floor in. Has hydraulic place diverter, needs steering cable and reverser cable. Hull is in great shape for its age. Located in Forsyth Montana. $1500. Single axle trailer. I will try to post pictures but if I canít figure it out text me. 406-351-9090

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Marine cam vs street cam
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:06:19 PM »
I got a hold of Scotty the Mad Porter. Heís got me all set up.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Marine cam vs street cam
« on: September 21, 2018, 02:26:04 PM »
They told me that my stock non adjustsble rocker bolts would break. But I talked to Comp cam on there tech line and he gave me a marine kit number to use with my stock set up. Kit is ccak34-232-4 I think. Itís nothing big but it should run better than stock and add a little horse power. Iíd like to add flat top pistons but Iím not sure which ones to get. I do appreciate your help.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Marine cam vs street cam
« on: September 20, 2018, 06:25:33 AM »
No I plan on hydraulic lifters. Will I be ok to run regular valve train rather than trying to convert to adjustable??

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