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    Re: Compression test results

    Above each plug is a threaded hole from one of the rocker pedestal studs. Mine all leaked onto the plugs until I sealed the studs with thread sealant. You have to remove each plug to see the hole.
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    Good idea about the cap. I need to replace my lo-rent plastic barb with a cool brass barb like yours.
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    Re: Compression test results

    I rebuilt my HD8s with new teflon bushings and still didn't achieve that. When I had my carbs delrin-bushed by Tom Bryant, the problem was resolved. Now I can set the idle at a steady 500 or 700 or...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    Semi-final install. Orifice inside 5/8" hose (blue tape). Gonna run the vac gauge for a few drives for QA.

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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    AJ - I've never felt the need for a catch tank. My engine has <7000 miles since the rebuild. Very little oil seen in the PCV valve after running. Will keep checking.

    Am using a 1/2" electrical...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    AJ - apologies for the unclear photo; my PCV valve is per the pic in Post #5 above. Yes, it's 0.5" under hard acceleration.

    DD - later today, I'll be working on making an orofice to match the flow...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    My test setup with the CV727C PCV valve. Was able to adjust it to give 1" Hg cruising; 0.5" hard acceleration; 1.5" at idle. I'm satisfied with this setting. (Gauge is old, pointer rests at 2"...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    AJ - it was me that got oil in the line and started burning oil - that was with the 770 3.8 liter valve.

    IMO the ideal would be to find a valve for a 3 liter engine. This comes close: CV727C...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    DD - the yellow is much better!

    When you hook up your gauge, are you unplugging the left side of the valve cover "T" and plugging your gauge in there?

    My car wasn't running when I took the...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    I ran a road test with this setup. No venting. Steady readings.
    CV727C (3.3L, 199 cu in) - 5 - 9 in Hg
    PV770 (3.8L 231 cu in) - 1.5 - 3 in Hg.

    I had been running the 727 for months with no ill...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    DD - would it be possible to post a schematic, however crude? I'm having difficulty understanding. Thank you.
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    DD - Just had a general conversation.

    Just wanted to clarify - were your vacuum readings from the crankcase side of the PCV (crankcase vacuum as opposed to manifold vacuum)? Was it while driving...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    I think keeping a little crankcase vacuum throughout the operating range is what its all about. The closer we can get to that the better.

    Proposed science project: attach a vaccum gauge by a long...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    From MEWagner's "PCV Valve Shootout" page, summary:

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    The most basic metric of evaluating a PCV valve’s performance is how effectively it evacuates the crankcase of blowby under a variety...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    DD - thank you for your insights.

    I agree about the air intake on the valve cover being a bad idea for a straight 6. Besides, I hate to drill holes in the valve cover. :mad:

    Installing one of...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    Spoke with Gene Wagner of M/EWagner. He said our setups pulling the air through the rear bearing are not good - I tend to agree the concept doesn't feel right. There always needs to be a filtered air...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    From their testing, materials and videos, it's clear they understand exactly how PCV valves normally work (even if I don't). There's a market for their adjustable valves for hopped up engines and...
  18. Thread: Brake hoses

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    Re: Brake hoses

    Olphartz is a web-based home business. A friend and I did a drive-by as he was convinced it was a store. He'll be buying his hoses from a supplier.

    Techna-fit custom-makes hoses.
  19. Thread: Brake hoses

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    Re: Brake hoses

    I spoke to a guy at Techna-fit a year or so ago about custom hoses for my rear disc kit. He said they made Moss' hoses.

    http://www.techna-fit.com/
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    Re: Brake hoses

    I run the DOT-Certified Cobalts. I see Moss has reduced the Goodridge hoses to nearly the same price as the Cobalts.

    The SS hoses resulted in a harder pedal.
  21. Thread: Fan Blade

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    Re: Fan Blade

    This fan would be quieter than the evenly-spaced Derale BCS sells, however it probably won't fit.

    Scrolling down to the Q&A below, the fan is 1-7/8" deep from the mounting surface to the blade...
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    Re: DIY Extension for Clutch Bleeding

    I had the Doug Reid SS set except for the long pipe to the back axle. Had to replace my master cylinders and clutch slave at various times and found that after they'd been tightened a couple of times...
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    Re: DIY Extension for Clutch Bleeding

    Mine is an original Doug Reid bleeder - not a copy. I needed to replace the line a few years ago because the SS tubing can only be tightened a couple of times before it work hardens and starts to...
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    Re: DIY Extension for Clutch Bleeding

    I haven't actually used the flex line version.

    When the SS tubing work hardened and leaked, I replaced the hard line in my original Doug Reid remote:
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    These are the bits. The pipe is 20"...
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    Re: Horn question follow up

    One could argue, in the case of the horns, the wires are used very seldom, and for a very short interval - too short to heat up.
    Also there's a separate wire for each horn. Mine mainly get used when...
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