Walde's -86 L98



Re: Walde's L98

Postby grumpyvette » November 27th, 2012, 11:22 am

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: Walde's L98

Postby Walde » November 27th, 2012, 12:31 pm

Thanks for the links. Hope somebody has them in stock.

This fell off today:

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Looks sort of point of no return. :mrgreen:

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Re: Walde's L98

Postby grumpyvette » November 27th, 2012, 12:46 pm

looks more like the point where you start cleaning parts , flipping thru catalogs, and getting on the phone and listening to your check book scream in agony as you cut the balance into little bloody chunks ordering parts
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IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: Walde's L98

Postby Walde » November 27th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Note to myself: "NO...MORE...SHOPPING...ONLINE..."

Thankfully I have pretty much all parts in the garage already. Definitely some needs will pop up such as seals for trans and OD units etc. But no TKO-600, no Sir, not me...or...hmmm...er... :oops:
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Re: Walde's L98

Postby Walde » December 1st, 2012, 11:55 am

Right. I really should go to garage but I'm feeling lazy. The only thing that is left to correct that is to have some motivational music. For this instance I use music from epic costume drama Rocky Eins und Zwei.

Problem with Gonna Fly Now is that when you plan to go to the garage you get the urge to drink five raw eggs and go running. :shock:

Bill Conti: Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)

Listening the Overture has the drawback that you want to listen all 8:43 of it and you miss the garage. Anyway, 4:50 works everytime ie. sends shivers down the spine.

Bill Conti: Overture (Main Rocky Song)

Okey, where's them eggs, I'm going running.
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Re: Walde's L98

Postby Walde » December 1st, 2012, 12:04 pm

We got the engine out today. Yeehaw! :mrgreen:

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Re: Walde's L98

Postby Indycars » December 1st, 2012, 12:18 pm

Walde wrote:Right. I really should go to garage but I'm feeling lazy. The only thing that is left to correct that is to have some motivational music. For this instance I use music from epic costume drama Rocky Eins und Zwei.

Problem with Gonna Fly Now is that when you plan to go to the garage you get the urge to drink five raw eggs and go running. :shock:

Bill Conti: Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)

Listening the Overture has the drawback that you want to listen all 8:43 of it and you miss the garage. Anyway, 4:50 works everytime ie. sends shivers down the spine.

Bill Conti: Overture (Main Rocky Song)

Okey, where's them eggs, I'm going running.


Sure enough I had to go run some stair laps and then take a nap!!! :P

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Re: Walde's L98

Postby Walde » December 2nd, 2012, 2:22 pm

Fuel pump

I have no idea how old the installed pump is and as I do not wish to get into possible trouble with it I'd like to replace/upgrade it.

In dyno this 383 made about 460 hp with Performer RPM and 750 carb - we had no possibility to run the engine with EFI.

I have been looking at this Racetronix package: http://www.racetronix.com/RX-C4369-FPKG-2.html

Two items:

Fuel pump with custom installation kit RX-C469-FPA. This has Walbro GSS340M 255L/Hr pump.

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and

Fuel pump harness upgrade system RX-C43-FPWHG-2

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This package looks to me as it would have all the necessary parts - maybe even more.

As I have no experience of these do you think these would suit my needs or should I look elsewhere?
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Re: Walde's L98

Postby grumpyvette » December 2nd, 2012, 5:57 pm

the pump is what most guys seem to upgrade the c4 corvettes with, you might want to read thru this
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=33

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http://www.racetronix.biz/customkititem ... A-010H&eq=,
its good for at least 500 hp because I know several corvettes making that power running it currently
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Re: Walde's L98

Postby Walde » December 5th, 2012, 9:56 am

Thanks, I believe I will order this kit.
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Re: Walde's L98

Postby Walde » December 6th, 2012, 3:22 pm

Starter motor

I think I will get me a new starter while I'm at it - the existing one may be the original from -86.

I want a starter which can be trusted in all situations and it should be immune for heat soak etc.

The build list is:

Walde wrote:Don't have the part numbers stored but mainly following shopping list:
- Summit block 383" SUM-150100
- Eagle H-profile rods
- Eagle forged crank
- Wiseco Pro Tru pistons, appr. 10.5:1
- AFR 180 L98 65 cc heads
- Melling 10554 oil pump
- ATI Super Damper
- Canton 15-240T oil pan
- Crane 109671 cam HR-216/339-25-12.90 IG
- Crane lifters etc.
- Comp Cams 1601-16 rockers 1.52:1

etc.


I have been looking at Powermaster starters but I'm not familiar with that or any other brand.

If I look at their Starter Application Quick Guide I look most at the #9600

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which is intended for engines with 13:1 compression.

A #9004 Hitachi-style is for 13:1 as well.

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Would you pick either of these over the other? Should I go bigger? Any opinions/suggestions/recommendations/experiences of these?
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Re: Walde's L98

Postby grumpyvette » December 6th, 2012, 3:36 pm

if your headers come close to the starter its generally a really good idea to use a heat shield over the starter, as heat and electronics don,t generally help durability, a remote solenoid would also increase durability, if you have the option, a larger diameter, 168 tooth flywheel or flex-plate gives the starter a bit more leverage over the common , smaller diameter 153 tooth design., be aware that some starters won,t allow some oil pans and some headers to be used
THESE THREADS MIGHT HELP

viewtopic.php?f=70&t=458&p=1545#p1545

viewtopic.php?f=70&t=4846&p=13298&hilit=starters#p13298


http://store.summitracing.com/parts/dei ... dia/images
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Re: Walde's L98

Postby Indycars » December 6th, 2012, 3:50 pm


The 9600 will only work if a stock OEM starter will fit. The 9004 works with a
kick-out oil pan like the Canton 15-240T that you have. They also have a different
gear reduction ratio.

Check here you will see what I mean:

http://www.powermastermotorsports.com/1 ... rters.html

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Re: Walde's L98

Postby Walde » December 6th, 2012, 4:03 pm

Looking at both pics the 9004 is an easy winner from sheer size aspect. None in country but there's plenty of time to get one.
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Re: Walde's L98

Postby mathd » December 6th, 2012, 5:22 pm

am using a powermaster(they make good starter) mini starter(from what i hear the mini starter are stronger) with my 383 very similar to the 9600, 163 tooth flywheel, clearance is good with the headers but thats on a camaro and no kick-out oil pan.
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Re: Walde's L98

Postby Walde » December 9th, 2012, 2:04 pm

Seek and you shall find...I managed to find a dealer http://www.nalleygmc.com/parts/index.htm with washers #14076924 in stock and willing to sell abroad. Which is nice. :)

Right. Next question.

The flywheel has 6 bolts and one hole for a dowel pin, I believe. Is this indeed for a dowel pin? What type and size is it, roll pin perhaps? Should I use one?

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