Engine Power Builds

Parts Used In This Episode

Dupli-Color
Dupli-Color Rocker Guard; Clear; 14.5 oz. Aerosol
Dupli-Color
Custom Wrap, General Purpose, Glow In The Dark, Aerosol, 11 oz., Each
Dupli-Color
Dupli-Color Custom Wrap Automotive Removable Paint
Evans Cooling
Evans, High Performance, Waterless Engine Coolant, For modern, classic, vintage, light duty diesel and CNG
Quick Fuel Technology Inc.
Carburetor, Black Diamond Q-Series, 750 cfm, Mechanical Secondary, 4-Barrel, Square Bore, Drag Race, Each
Royal Purple
Motor Oil, Synthetic, 5W30, HPS Street, 1 qt., Each
Summit Racing
Rocker Arms, Gold Series, Full Roller, 1.5 Ratio, Aluminum, Gold Anodized, Chevy, Small Block, Set of 16
Automotive Workwear
The Official Workwear of Engine Power
Matco Tools
All New MATCO REVEL X Line of Toolboxes
Matco Tools
MATCO TOOLS EXPO
The Industrial Depot
INDUSTRIAL DEPOT - FASTENERS, HARDWARE, AND SHOP SUPPLIES

Episode Transcript

(NARRATOR)>> TODAY ON ENGINE POWER A WELL BUILT, WELL USED MODIFIED SMALL BLOCK GETS A REREV WITH NEW AND USED PARTS. PLUS IN DEPTH TECH FOR WEAR AND TEAR INVESTIGATIONS, AND AN INSIDE LOOK AT MATCO TOOLS.

(MIKE)>> TODAY ON ENGINE POWER WE'RE REVISITING A LITTLE STROKER SMALL BLOCK THAT WAS PLUCKED OUT OF ONE OF OUR MOST RECENT PROJECT CARS. IT'S THE MOUSE THAT POWERED PROJECT PRO STREET OR NO STREET FOR QUITE SOME TIME BEFORE WE STARTED THE WICKED TRANSFORMATION.

(PAT)>> LOOK AT THAT, CLEAR!

(MIKE)>> PAT AND I GUESTIMATE THIS ENGINE MAKES BETWEEN 450 AND 480 HORSEPOWER. WE'RE GONNA FIND OUT BACK ON THE DYNO. THEN WE'RE GOING TO UPGRADE THE VALVETRAIN AND MASSAGE IT IN A FEW OTHER AREAS TO SHOW YOU THAT THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. LET'S GO AHEAD AND NAME THIS PROJECT 383 REREV. INSIDE THE FACTORY BLOCK IS AN EAGLE FORGED ROTATING ASSEMBLY THAT IS NEUTRAL BALANCED. THE HEADS ARE 215cc DART PRO ONES. IT'S GOT A HYDRAULIC ROLLER VALVETRAIN AND DART SINGLE PLANE MANIFOLD. THE ENGINE SOUNDED AWESOME, AND RAN GREAT IN THE CAR. LISTEN UP. [ engine revving ]

(PAT)>> VERY RESPONSIVE. I MEAN THIS IS A...

THIS THING'S, IT'S PRETTY SPORTY.

(MIKE)>> WE NEED TO GET IT DOCKED TO THE DYNO SO THE FUN CAN BEGIN. HERE'S A QUICK RUNDOWN OF WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. NOW I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND INSTALL ALL THE SENSORS. THEN HOOK UP THE WATER HOSES, FILL THE ENGINE WITH OIL, INSTALL THE HEADERS THAT WERE IN THE CAR, THEN TOP IT OFF WITH A CARBURETOR. LET'S GET TO IT. I WILL MONITOR THE OBVIOUS ON THIS ENGINE. THE WATER TEMPERATURE IS A MUST. NOW THIS PROBE IS PLACED IN THE FITTING ON THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND TELLS THE DYNO WHAT THE COOLANT TEMPERATURE IS. NOW THE WATER HOSES ARE HOOKED UP TO THE INTAKE AND THE WATER PUMP. THIS TANK IS WHAT HOLDS THE WATER THAT PASSES THROUGH THE ENGINE AS IT RUNS. NOW DOWN HERE IS AN ADJUSTABLE THERMOSTAT THAT'S USED AND SET AND MAINTAIN A SPECIFIC TEMPERATURE. THERE'S A 2,000 GALLON WATER TANK OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING. THAT SUPPLIES THIS TANK WITH THE COOL WATER IT NEEDS TO MAINTAIN THE SET TEMPERATURE. NOW WITH THIS TYPE OF SETUP A THERMOSTAT IS NOT USED IN THE ENGINE. THE OIL PRESSURE LINE IS AS SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT FORWARD AS IT GETS. ITS' A DASH SIX LINE THAT RUNS TO A SENSOR IN THE SENSOR BOX, AND IS CONVERTED TO A DIGITAL SIGNAL FOR READ OUT ON THE DYNO SCREEN. FOR LUBE JUICE ROYAL PURPLE HPS FIVE W-30 IS GOING IN. IT'S DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE STREET ENGINES SEEKING UNCOMPROMISED LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE AND PROTECTION. FOR EXHAUST THE SAME FENDER WELL HEADERS THAT WERE IN THE CAR ARE GOING BACK ON. THEY HAVE INCH AND THREE QUARTER PRIMARIES AND THREE INCH COLLECTORS. TO SUPPLY FUEL WE'LL USE OUR 750 CFM DYNO CARB. IT'S A PERFECT MATCH FOR THIS 383. NOW AN OTWO SENSOR IS PLACED IN THE BANK ONE PIPE. THIS ALLOWS OUR DAYTONA SENSORS' WIDE BAND TO MEASURE THE AIR/FUEL RATIO. IT'S ALREADY WARMED UP AND READY TO GO. I'LL MAKE A COUPLE OF PULLS FROM 3,000 TO 6,500 RPM. THAT'LL LET US KNOW IF WE ARE IN THE RANGE OF OUR POWER GUESTIMATE. GOOD OIL PRESSURE, GOOD VITALS, HERE WE GO. [ engine revving ]

(MIKE)>> LET'S SEE WHAT SHE DID. ALL RIGHT, 443, 451. WE'RE SEVEN HORSE OFF OF OUR GUESTIMATE, WHICH WAS IN THE 450 TO 480 RANGE. GRAPH LOOKS GOOD! I'VE GOT TIMING SET UP AT 33 DEGREES, PEAK POWER 5,500, AND PEAK TORQUE WAS 4,700. NOT A BAD LITTLE ENGINE. ALL RIGHT, LET'S BACK THAT UP, HERE WE GO! [ engine revving ]

(MIKE)> 442 WITH 448, DROPPED JUST OVER HALF A HORSEPOWER. NOW LET'S SEE WHAT WE CAN UPGRADE TO. STAY WITH US!

(MIKE)>> WE'RE BACK AND A QUICK SPRAY OFF IS IN ORDER. IT HAD A SMALL OIL LEAK WHEN IT WAS IN THE CAR. NOW THIS MAKES IT EASIER ON YOU BY HAVING A CLEAN BULLET TO START TEARING DOWN.

(PAT)>> PICKING UP SOME POWER ON THIS LITTLE STROKER SHOULDN'T BE TOO HARD, AND THE PARTS THAT WE'RE PUTTING IN ARE RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE AND EASY TO SWAP OUT. WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT THE MAJOR COMPONENTS ARE, LIKE THE ROTATING ASSEMBLY, THE CYLINDER HEAD, AND THE INTAKE MANIFOLD. OTHER THAN THAT YOU'RE GONNA FIND OUT WHAT'S IN THIS BULLET AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE. REMOVING THE CAST ALUMINUM VALVE COVER REVEALS AN OLD SCHOOL STUD GIRDLE SYSTEM I HAVEN'T SEEN IN YEARS. SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE.

(MIKE)>> THE DISTRIBUTOR IS SETUP WITH MECHANICAL ADVANCE NOW. THAT WILL CHANGE.

(PAT)>> HERE'S WHY YOU PAY ATTENTION DURING DISASSEMBLY. THE TEETH ON THIS BRONZE DISTRIBUTOR GEAR ARE WORN ALMOST TO A RAZOR'S EDGE, AND THAT'S PRETTY COMMON WHEN RUNNING A HIGH VOLUME OIL PUMP AND IT HAS A LOT OF MILES ON IT, AND EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A FORWARD GEAR THIS IS WHAT A NEW TOOTH IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE, NICE AND THICK. WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO CHANGE THIS OUT.

(MIKE)>> THE INTAKE MANIFOLD IS AN OUT OF THE BOX DART SINGLE PLANE HIGH RISE. BRAND IS UNKNOWN, BUT WE DO KNOW THEY ARE A ONE POINT FIVE RATIO.

(PAT)>> AND WE'RE NOT REUSING THEM, AND IT'S A GOOD THING BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'VE BEEN DOING SOME SERIOUS RUNNING. THE HEADS ARE PULLED NEXT, AND REVEAL A 41 THOUSANDTHS COMPRESSED THICKNESS HEAD GASKET. THE PISTONS ARE A MOLY FLAT TOP WITH FIVE CC VALVE RELIEFS.

(MIKE)>> AH YEAH!

(PAT)>> NICE AND CLEAN! THE FRONT COVER GOES TO SHOW OFF A STRETCHED TIMING CHAIN. OH, CHECK THIS OUT. IT'S GOT VARIABLE CAM TIMING INADVERTENTLY! THE CAM IS THE FINAL PART TO BE REMOVED.

(MIKE)>> IT'S A HYDRAULIC ROLLER. DURATION AT 50 THOUSANDTHS IS 242 ON THE INTAKE, 248 ON THE EXHAUST. NOW IT'S A 110 DEGREE LOBE SEPARATION, AND GROSS VALVE LIFT IS 540 AND 562. THE CAM THAT'S TAKING ITS PLACE IS FROM A PAST PROJECT OF OURS. NOW THIS THING IS SETUP ON A NINE HUNDRED THOUSANDTHS BASE CIRCLE FOR STROKER APPLICATIONS. NOW HERE'S A LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCES IN THE TWO CAM'S SPECS.

(PAT)>> IT HAS 252 DEGREES OF DURATION ON THE INTAKE, 260 ON THE EXHAUST. LIFT INCREASES TO 652 THOUSANDTHS ON THE INTAKE, 660 ON THE EXHAUST, AND IT'S STILL ON 110 DEGREES OF LOBE SEPARATION, BUT THIS SOLID ROLLER HAS AN ADDITIONAL 10 DEGREES ON THE INTAKE AND 12 DEGREES ON THE EXHAUST ON THE DURATION AT 50 AND LIFT REALLY INCREASES BY 112 THOUSANDTHS ON THE INTAKE AND 98 THOUSANDTHS ON THE EXHAUST. NOW JUST BECAUSE IT'S A 900 BASE CIRCLE DOESN'T MEAN THERE'S ANYTHING DIFFERENT WITH THE JOURNALS THEMSELVES. THEY ARE STILL THE STOCK SIZE. SO THEY'LL WORK JUST FINE. OIL IS USED ON THE JOURNALS FOR PRELUBE. BE CAREFUL NOT TO NICK THE BEARINGS WHEN YOU'RE INSTALLING IT. JUST TAKE YOUR TIME. DUE TO THE SLACK ON THE OLD TIMING CHAIN THIS NEW SETUP IS TAKING ITS PLACE. IT'S A DOUBLE ROW JUST LIKE BEFORE. WITH THE INCREASE IN LIFT AND DURATION, DEGREEING IS A MUST. WITH THE TIMING CHAIN IN A STRAIGHT UP POSITION, THE CAM CAME IN AT 109 DEGREES, WHICH IS ONE DEGREE ADVANCED. THIS CAM IS SIGNIFICANTLY BIGGER THAN THE OLD ONE. SO WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO CHECK PISTON TO VALVE CLEARANCE, AND WE ALSO HAVE TO ESTABLISH A NEW PUSH ROD LENGTH. SO HERE'S HOW TO KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE.

(MIKE)>> FIRST WE'LL PUT AN INTAKE AND EXHAUST VALVE IN THE NUMBER ONE CYLINDER. SECURE THEM WITH CHECK SPRINGS, RETAINERS, AND LOCKS. NOW A PAIR OF LIFTERS ARE DROPPED IN, AND A USED 27 THOUSANDTHS COMPRESSED GASKET IS LAID ON THE DECK. THE HEAD IS DROPPED IN PLACE, AND FIVE BOLTS CAN SNUG IT DOWN. NOW A COUPLE OF ROCKER STUDS ARE SCREWED IN, TWO ADJUSTABLE LENGTH PUSH RODS ARE PUT IN, AND NEW ONE POINT FIVE RATIO SUMMIT RACING GOLD ROCKERS SLIP ON.

(PAT)>> THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TO ADJUST THE PUSH ROD SO THE CENTER OF THE ROCKER'S ROLLER TIP IS CENTERED ON THE VALVE STEM. REMOVE THE ROCKER ARM, AND MARK THE END OF THE VALVE WITH DIE CHEM OR A MAGIC MARKER. REPLACE THE ROCKER AND TURN THE ENGINE OVER SEVERAL REVOLUTIONS, WHICH LEAVES A SIGNATURE ON THE END OF THE VALVE. REMOVE THE ROCKER, AND VERIFY THE ROLLER'S TIP SWEEP IS CENTERED. YOU WANT THE THINNEST LINE YOU CAN GET. ONCE YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE MARK, REMOVE THE PUSH ROD AND GET AN EXACT LENGTH MEASUREMENT USING A PAIR OF CALIPERS, NOT A WOODEN RULER. AT THIS POINT WE CAN ORDER OUR PUSH RODS, WHICH IS ACTUALLY GOOD TIMING BECAUSE WE HAVE TO TAKE A LITTLE TRIP, AND WE'LL FINISH THIS LITTLE STROKER IN THE NEAR FUTURE WITH FINAL ASSEMBLY AND A DYNO SESSION, BUT WHEN WE COME BACK AFTER THE BREAK IT'S ALL ABOUT MATCO TOOLS.

(PAT)>> NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, HOME OF MARDI GRAS, JAZZ, AND THIS YEAR'S MATCO TOOLS EXPO.

(MIKE)>> EACH YEAR THE EXPO GROWS AND GROWS, WITH MORE TOOLS, MORE IDEAS, AND WALL TO WALL PEOPLE, ALL CHECKING OUT THE LATEST INNOVATIONS TO STOCK THE TRUCKS OF MATCO'S ROLLING ARMY OF DISTRIBUTORS.

(BEN)>> THIS IS RECORD ATTENDANCE FOR US. WE'VE GOT OVER 1,300 DISTRIBUTORS HERE FOR THIS EXPO EVENT AND WE'RE PLEASED, AND SO FAR A LOT OT POSITIVE FEEDBACK ABOUT THE OFFERS WE HAVE, THE NEW PRODUCTS WE HAVE ON DISPLAY, AND SO WE'RE ABSOLUTELY EXCITED ABOUT THIS YEAR'S EXPO.

(PAT)>> IT ALL KICKS OFF WITH MATCO'S NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE, WHERE THE PAST SALES YEAR IS RECAPPED, NEW MARKETING PROGRAMS ARE PRESENTED, AND THEIR TOP SELLING DISTRIBUTORS ARE HONORED ALONG WITH THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING RACE TEAM.

(TIM)>> WE BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY TOGETHER, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT, AND I THINK EVERYBODY THAT ATTENDS GETS A LITTLE BIT OF A CHARGE THAT WHEN WE LEAVE HERE WE'RE EXCITED, AND WE RUN OUT INTO THE YEAR, AND IT REALLY JUST GIVES US THAT DRIVE TO PERFORM IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR. SO IT'S REALLY A FUN EVENT FROM THAT STAND POINT.

(MIKE)>> THIS YEAR, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE HOTTEST TICKET ON THE SHOW FLOOR IS THE MATCO'S NEW AND INNOVATIVE LINE OF REVEL TOOL BOXES. JUST LOOKING AT THESE, YOU CAN SEE A STRIKING DIFFERENCE FROM THE SAME OLD TOOL BOXES OTHER MANUFACTURERS HAVE BEEN OFFERING FOREVER.

(DAVID)>> FOR SUCH A LONG TIME TOOL BOXES HAVE BEEN JUST A RECTANGLE, AND NOTHING'S CHANGED IN 20 YEARS. WE WANTED TO BE THE ONE TO BREAK THE MOLD, GET OUT AND DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT, AND BUILD A PLATFORM THAT WE COULD BUILD UPON.

(PAT)>> NOT ONLY DO THEY LOOK COOL, THEY HAVE UPGRADED POWER SYSTEMS INCLUDING USB POWER PORTS AND LED LIGHTING. IN ADDITION TO THEIR NEW REVEAL LINE MATCO CONTINUES TO OFFER THEIR TRADITIONAL SSERIES. ( ) THE FOURS, FIVES, AND SIXS LINE OF TOOLS BOES HAVE BEEN A STAPLE OF THE MATCO BRAND. THEY ARE A TOUGH BOX. THEY BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME, AND THEY'VE REALLY PROVEN THEMSELVES TO OUR CUSTOMERS.

(MIKE)>> FURTHER DOWN THE HALL THERE WAS A FRIENDLY TIMED COMPETITION USING THE NEW ULTRA FAX MD MAX'S TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM, OR OUR GETTING TPMS FOR SHORT. CONTESTANTS HAD TO SCAN THE INFORMATION FROM ALL FOUR TPMS SENSORS AS FAST AS THEY COULD AND IT GOT PRETTY SERIOUS. WITH DAVID TRIBBY POSTING THE BEST TIME OF JUST 17.42 SECONDS. IT PROVED THE SPEED OF THE MD MAX BUT IT OFFERS MORE THAN JUST SPEED.

(ERIC)>> IT'S BANG FOR THE BUCK. ALL THE INFORMATION VIA YEAR, MAKE, OR MODEL IS PRELOADED INTO THIS TOOL. SO IF ANY TECHNICIAN HAS ANY DOUBT ON HOW TO COMPLETE THE ACTUATIONS THEY CAN EASILY LOOK UP YEAR, MAKE, AND MODEL AND IT WILL GIVE YOU A STEP BY STEP PROCESS IN WHICH TO COMPLETE THE TPMS PROCESS IN THAT CAR.

(PAT)>> SMALL BACK UP POWER SUPPLIES ARE BECOMING PRETTY COMMON NOWADAYS, BUT THESE PORTABLE POWER PACKS ARE FOR WAY MORE THAN JUST YOUR PHONE. IN FACT ALL THREE OF THESE ARE POWERFUL ENOUGH TO START YOUR CAR.

(JAY)>> WE ACTUALLY CRANKED OUR SHOP F-150 WITH THIS UNIT 92 TIMES BEFORE IT STOPPED.

(MIKE)>> EACH AND EVERY YEAR WE COME TO THE EXPO. THERE IS ALWAYS ONE WORD THAT EASILY SUMS UP THE ATTITUDE OF ALL THE ATTENDEES, AND THAT'S FAMILY.

(BEN)>> MATCO'S REALLY UNIQUE. WE REALLY WANT TO BE THERE TO HELP AND SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS. IT'S ABOUT THEM, IT'S NOT ABOUT US. OUR MATCO FAMILY EXTENDS FROM THE CORPORATE OFFICE, TO OUR TREMENDOUS DISTRIBUTORS, ALL THE WAY OUT TO OUR END USERS, AND YOU REALLY SEE THAT AS YOU INTERACT WITH PEOPLE. IT REALLY IS A FAMILY.

(PAT)>> WELCOME BACK TO ENGINE POWER AND THE 2017 MATCO TOOL EXPO IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. POWERNATION COVERS THIS EVENT EACH YEAR TO GIVE YOU GUYS A SNEAK PEEK OF WHAT'S COOL AND NEW ON THE MATCO TRUCKS COMING TO YOU, BUT SOMETIMES OUR COVERAGE COULD ACTUALLY CHANGE SOMEONE'S LIFE, LIKE DAN FIFER, WHO BECAME A MATCO DISTRIBUTOR AFTER WATCHING OUR SHOW.

(DAN)>> ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO I WAS WATCHING POWERNATION WHEN YOU GUYS HAD THE STORY IN ORLANDO, AND I WROTE DOWN THE NUMBER, AND I CALLED THE NUMBER, AND THE REST IS HISTORY. IT'S A GREAT ORGANIZATION. THEY'RE REALLY A TIGHT KNIT GROUP YOU KNOW, KIND OF FAMILY. IT'S LIKE YOU'RE A MATCO FAMILY NOW. SO IT'S BEEN REALLY NICE, REALLY FUN.

(TIM)>> I THINK AT MATCO THE THING WE DO TO SEPARATE OURSELVES FROM OUR COMPETITION IS WE'RE REALLY INVESTED IN THE SUCCESS OF OUR FRANCHISEES. IT'S REALLY WHAT DRIVES WHAT WE DO IN THE BUSINESS. IT'S FIRST AND FOREMOST. THEM BEING ABLE TO REALIZE THAT DREAM OF SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP.

(MIKE)>> ANOTHER BIG SUCCESS COMING OUT OF THE TOOL EXPO THIS YEAR IS SURE TO BE THE ADAPTER THAT WILL TURN ANY REGULAR BREAKER BAR OR RATCHET INTO A DIGITAL TORQUE WRENCH, AND MEASURE IN FIVE DIFFERENT UNITS. YOU CAN ALSO SET UP TO 10 PRESET MEASUREMENTS AND IT WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU'VE APPLIED ENOUGH FORCE. ITS MAIN FEATURE IS AFFORDABILITY.

(LUIS)>> NOW IT'S AFFORDABLE IN THE SENSE THAT WE HAVE A NEWER, BODY SHOP GUYS COME UP TO YOU, ASK YOU FOR A TORQUE WRENCH. HE NEEDS SOMETHING TO MEASURE HIS TORQUE. YOU TELL HIM THAT UNIT'S $500 DOLLARS. HE MAY BE HESITANT TO WANT TO GO AHEAD AND BUY THREE OF THEM, BUT YOU GO AND YOU TELL HIM THERE'S A SUBSTITUTE FOR IT THAT'S A FRACTION OF THAT PRICE HE MAY BE MUCH MORE WILLING TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU, WORK ON BUYING A FEW MORE.

(PAT)>> TODAY'S TECH TIP WILL GO OVER THE IMPORTANCE OF SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION MORE OFTEN THAN IT IS, ENGINE TEARDOWN. NOW IT IS THE LEAST GLAMOUROUS OF THE ENGINE BUILDING PROCESS BUT ARGUABLY AS IMPORTANT AS FINAL ASSEMBLY, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE WORKING WITH TAKE OUT PARTS FROM A SALVAGE YARD, OR A RUNNING ENGINE FROM A DONOR VEHICLE. CAREFULLY INSPECTING PARTS AS THEY COME OUT WILL GIVE YOU A GOOD IDEA ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE ENGINE, AND IT WILL HELP YOU SPOT A POTENTIAL PROBLEM BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. WE'RE USING OUR 383 STROKER SMALL BLOCK CHEVY PROJECT AS AN EXAMPLE. WE TOOK A COMPLETE RUNNING ENGINE OUT OF THE CAR, WHICH RAN RATHER WELL I MUST SAY, AND WE'RE SWITCHING OUT SOME PARTS TO PICK UP POWER. WE'RE NOT REUSING ANYTHING THAT'S ON THIS TABLE, BUT WE'RE GONNA LEARN A BUNCH BY INSPECTING THESE COMPONENTS AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE SHORT BLOCK ITSELF. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF EASY THINGS TO LOOK AT THAT WILL TELL YOU HOW WELL THE ENGINE WAS CARED FOR AND HOW WELL IT WAS RUNNING. FIRST TO LOOK AT IS HOW CLEAN IS THE LIFTER VALLEY? ANY SLUDGE DEPOSITS PRESENTS WILL TELL YOU THAT THE OIL WAS NOT CHANGED AS OFTEN AS IT NEEDED TO BE. THIS PARTICULAR ENGINE ACTUALLY LOOKS PRETTY NICE. ANOTHER IS THE CARBON LAYER ON TOP OF THE PISTON. AN EVEN COAT TELLS ME THAT THE ENGINE WAS TUNED WELL. NO OIL PRESENT MEANS THE RING SEAL IS GOOD, AND THE CROSS HATCH THAT IS STILL PRESENT ON THE CYLINDER WALLS MEANS THAT THE ENGINE WASN'T OVER FUELED AND THE RING GAP WAS SUFFICIENT FOR ITS POWER LEVEL. THE TOP END PARTS TELL A LITTLE DIFFERENT STORY. ALTHOUGH THIS ENGINE SEEMED TO RUN FINE THERE A FEW INDICATORS THAT THERE WAS SOME GOOFY STUFF GOING ON. FOR INSTANCE, ALL OF THE ROCKER ARMS WERE OBVIOUSLY RUBBING ON THE VALVE SPRING'S RETAINER, AND ALL THAT ALUMINUM HAD TO GO SOMEWHERE, WHICH WAS THE OIL PAN. NEVER A GOOD THING. ALSO THE SHIMS THAT WERE UNDER THE VALVE SPRINGS ARE ALL CHEWED UP. THIS WAS CAUSED BY ROTATION, WHICH WOULD TELL ME THAT IT HAS A BUNCH OF VALVETRAIN INSTABILITY. ADDING TO THAT THE HYDRAULIC ROLLER LIFTERS HAVE SOME WEAR ON THEIR BODIES. THIS DIDN'T CAUSE ANY ISSUES BUT WE ARE NOTING IT. THE LIFTER BORES ARE FINE, AND SINCE WE ARE CHANGING THESE OUT IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL. LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS THE DISTRIBUTOR ASSEMBLY ITSELF. IT HAS SOME CORROSION ON THE RELUCTOR AS WELL AS INSIDE THE HOUSING, WHICH CAN EFFECT ITS OPERATION. THIS TELLS ME THAT THE CAR WAS PROBABLY STORED OUTSIDE AND DIDN'T RECEIVE REGULAR INSPECTION OF ITS IGNITION COMPONENTS, AND THE SEVERELY WORN BRONZE DISTRIBUTOR GEAR EVEN DEPOSITED MORE MATERIAL INTO THE OIL PAN. IT'S TEMPTING JUST TO CHUCK ALL OF YOUR USED PARTS IN THE TRASH CAN AS YOU TAKE APART YOUR PROJECT BUT CAREFULLY LOOKING AT THINGS AS THEY COME APART WILL GIVE YOU INSIGHT ON THE ENGINE'S CONDITION AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE A SUITABLE STARTING POINT FOR YOUR NEXT BULLET.

(MIKE)>> TO BE CLASSIFIED AS A DIY'ER YOU'VE GOT TO GET OUT IN YOUR SHOP OR GARAGE AND DO WORK. NOW DUPLICOLOR GIVES YOU THE UPPER HAND WITH A LONG LIST OF PRODUCTS TO NOT ONLY CUSTOMIZE YOUR RIDE BUT ALSO PROTECT IT. NOW FOR CUSTOMIZING THEY'VE INTRODUCED SEVERAL NEW COLORS IN THEIR CUSTOM WRAP REMOVABLE COATING LINE UP. NOW THIS STUFF SPRAYS ON AND WHEN DRY IT PEELS RIGHT OFF. THEY EVEN HAVE GLOW IN THE DARK NOW. FOR PROTECTION THEY INTRODUCED ROCKER GUARD COATING. NOW THIS IS A BLACK TEXTURED FINISH THAT IS IMPACT RESISTANT. WHEN IT DRIES IT REMAINS FLEXIBLE TO STAY CHIP RESISTANT. NOW TO FIND OUT ABOUT MORE PRODUCTS DUPLICOLOR OFFERS VISIT DUPLICOLOR DOT COM.

(PAT)>> MANAGING HEAT AS WELL AS KEEPING YOUR ENTIRE ENGINE'S COOLING SYSTEM IN GOOD SHAPE IS MADE EASY BY EVANS HIGH PERFORMANCE WATERLESS ENGINE COOLANT, AND HERE TO TALK ABOUT ITS BENEFITS IS MIKE TOURVILLE FROM EVANS. NOW MIKE YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN OUT FOR 10 YEARS WITH GREAT SUCCESS. TELL ME THE OBVIOUS BENEFITS OF WATERLESS ENGINE COOLANT. (MIKE T.)>> WELL SURE, THE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF EVANS' IS ITS HIGH BOILING POINT OF 375 DEGREES. THAT MEANS EVANS REMAINS A LIQUID. SO YOU ALWAYS HAVE LIQUID TO METAL CONTACT, ENABLING EFFICIENT HEAT TRANSFER, EVEN UNDER EXTREME CONDITIONS. EVANS WON'T FORM VAPOR, IT WON'T BUILD PRESSURE, AND IT WON'T BOIL OUT.

(PAT)>> AND THEY PROVED IT. THE STANDARD 50/50 MIX IS BOILING AT 233 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, BUT AT 297 DEGREES EVANS COOLANT IS STILL STABLE, AND WILL TAKE ANOTHER 75 DEGREES BEFORE ITS BOILING POINT. (MIKE T.)>> ANOTHER BENEFIT IS EVANS' ABILITY TO STOP CORROSION AND ELECTROLYSIS THAT DEGRADES THE METALS IN YOUR COOLING SYSTEM, AND THAT'S A BIG REASON WHY CAR COLLECTORS AND MUSEUMS ARE BEGINNING TO USE EVANS TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THEIR CAR COLLECTIONS. IT'S NOT JUST FOR YOUR CAR. EVANS CAN BE USED IN ANY LIQUID COOLED ENGINE LIKE AN ATV OR A MOTORCYCLE.

(PAT)>> AND IT'S MADE RIGHT HERE IN THE USA. FIND SOME FOR YOUR RIDE AT EVANS COOLANT DOT COM, AND BE SURE TO JOIN US NEXT WEEK BECAUSE WE'RE BACK ON THE NOVA.
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