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Ott3r #1351744 Thu Mar 26 2020 02:19 PM
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I just bought some play-doh yesterday. Good to hear there is another use for it!


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Ott3r #1351745 Thu Mar 26 2020 02:20 PM
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McGurk was like P.T. Barnum. He was selling hot air to people ignorant enough to believe his line of Bovine Scatology. I'm suspicious of anyone who promises to solve all my problems by selling me something. He just might have a tiny bit of an ulterior motive up his sleeve!
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
Bovine Scatology.

I had to look that one up! 🤣


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Ott3r #1351808 Thu Mar 26 2020 10:00 PM
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This is easy. If you don’t want to check for piston to valve clearance, use a stock car or truck cam. Then you don’t have to check. If you like to tinker and hot rod your motors like I do, then for some cams, you will want to check the clearance. These old style inline six motors respond to all of the same hot rodding things that other motors respond to. Better breathing, more cam, more compression, more carb, changes to the ignition curve. All kinds of things. But there is a limit to what you will be able to drag out of them torque and/or horse power wise. Do these kinds of modifications change some of the running parameters of the motor, sometimes. That should not stop you from tinkering if that’s what you like to do.

Hot rodding one of these motors a waste of time? Hardly. It’s actually a great deal of fun truth be told. Think you can build a stock 235 or 261 that will out run one of my modified motors, now that’s a waste of time, lol.

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Ott3r #1351813 Thu Mar 26 2020 10:19 PM
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So... the Mcgurk tests were all false, and the many cams tested in 1955 did nothing?

Ott3r #1351819 Thu Mar 26 2020 10:51 PM
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Not false, just ineffective. They still couldn't outrun the flathead V8's. "All hat and no cattle" as the Texans say. They could rattle windows half a mile away with the exhaust note, though.
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
Ott3r #1351995 Fri Mar 27 2020 11:34 PM
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The admonition against hot cams in a stovebolt is, IMHO, based in part on the well known maxim that the better the head design the smaller the cam can be (and with better manners). The reverse case, as in the entire 216-235-261 series (bad intake flow requires rough cam for more power) also applies.

Ott3r #1352089 Sat Mar 28 2020 03:02 PM
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turbochargers all the way...

Ott3r #1352094 Sat Mar 28 2020 03:36 PM
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"Turbos- - - - -We don't need no steenkin' turbos!" Stovebolters can develop enough high pressure hot air without any mechanical assistance!
LOL!
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
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