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About deMideon

  • Birthday 08/09/1963

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  1. For me it was for the larger fuel line, the stock tank just didn't have a large enough pipe. I had a 525hp engine though, so I needed it. I guess it depends on how much hp you'll expect to put out.
  2. I have another question for you.... my engine should be putting out around 500 hp, I will be using it on the street, a lot all sorts of driving, hwy, in town stop and go all of it. I have a very good radiator and electric fan. I also have Canfield heads (aluminum), is it safe to use the Mr Gasket ultra-seal head gaskets (5801) ... they do not have the steam holes?
  3. That's true.. sorry about that... Yes I do... canfield pocket ported heads, 11.5:1, Vic jr intake, block hugger headers, dual 2 1/2 in exhaust, So it sounds like it will work well! Thank you!!!
  4. If you don't mind... what do you think of the Isky 20154 cam?
  5. Damn.. I will definitely follow your advice!! Thank you!!!
  6. I can understand that... Do you have any recommendations? Also in going from a solid lifter to a hyd lifter.. what differences in performance do you think I might see? Thank you again!!
  7. Hey grumpy! here is my setup: SBC 377 - 0 deck - 6 inch rods KB194 pistons Canfield heads - 59.2 cc Crane cam 114691 aluminum flywheel I have to replace the cam (screwed up a lobe), this cam is no longer available, I am thinking about going with a Summit K1108 hyd instead. What do you think of this cam? Thank you very much!!!
  8. Ok... that's driving it... what about building an engine specifically for fuel mileage. Would a high compression engine more efficiently use the available fuel air provided? What would the best way to build a very high fuel mileage engine?
  9. Ok now I am starting to get really curious about what can make a gas engine more efficient... I would seem to me that weight of course is a factor, But doesn't making an engine more efficient, also involve modifying it to in essence to produce more power, but then restrict the amount of air / fuel available. Meaning keeping the air fuel mixture just on the lean side and also not allowing max acceleration, so if using a carb, setting up a single barrel on it? Am I missing things? Would that make much higher mileage?
  10. I'm having a problem finding a pilot bearing that will work for me and I wanted to see if anyone has any ideas... I have an SBC 400 with and internally balanced crank, and am using a T-56 trans with a Wier bell housing. I was getting ready to reassemble it and was checking the pilot bearing and found that it was too short. Meaning the beginning of the pilot bearing is even with where the bell housing mounts and the end of the T-56 input shaft is also even with the bell housing. So it means that when I put them together the input shaft is too short to go into the pilot bearing. I am using a bearing for an 82 Camaro. So I need a bearing that is longer. Any ideas? If necessary I am thinking about getting another bearing, cutting off a small amount and using it as a spacer, but I would rather have one that is one piece. Thanks!
  11. Well I guess I haven't visited my photos in a long time! Try this one, there are only a couple of pictures of the fuel cell and mounting in there though. http://www.flickr.com/photos/demideon/
  12. I did this on my 280Z... I put the fuel cell immediately behind the diff and the battery on the passenger side right next to the fuel cell. The only drawback I didn't really consider is that I now don't have room for a dual exhaust on the passenger side!
  13. I used the Weir kit and am extremely happy with it as well. I had a few reasons to do so, the stock slave sucks in my opinion, bad placement and I really didn't like the way the hoses hook up. Also I didn't want to use the pull type clutch, expensive and not many choices for flywheel clutch combinations. The Weir kit is the standard push type and uses a hydraulic throwout bearing. I love it! works better than anything I have used so far!
  14. Yeah that's true there is that! I just wasn't sure if there was an amount of time I could have it sit and be ok.
  15. It's been in the garage the whole time... John, my only issue is that it's a 15 gallon fuel cell and I have at least 10 gallons in it... I don't have enough gas cans to hold that much. If I would have to, I would drain some, find out where I can dispose of it, and then repeat... lol!
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