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Hot Rods P-38 Tank, Gets a New Heart, Jimmy 302 Parts !

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Candy-Man, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Candy-Man
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    Mr, Jimmy 302 himself, Joe Fontana, helped me out in a "great way", with new parts for the heart of the P-38 Bonneville tank, powered by a 1958 GMC 302. The 'roller cam' ground by Ed Iskenderian with .645 lift, WOW, 1.75 ratio roller rockers, roller lifters, 4 bolt billet main caps, steel straight cut timing gears, oil dam and a beautiful polished "SKINNER" valve cover, all manufactured by Joe Fontana.

    I cannot say enough about Joe and all his assistance with the parts, the heartbeat of the tank. Joe actually acquired a "cam blank" from Don Ferguson (who was more than happy to part with the blank) to assist with my project. Amazing....

    This Jimmy will turn around 6,000 RPM (plus). Now that may not seem like a high RPM compared to todays modern V8's, however; for a 1958 GMC straight 6, 302 cubic inch motor, that is amazing. The tank will be running in the GL/XO class with a stock head reworked by Sissell's Automotive a few years ago with 1.60 exhaust valves and 2.02 intake valves...

    Also, HAMB'er : "Rich Fox", a big thank you for putting me in contact with Don Ferguson and Joe Fontana. See you on the salt in 2011...
     

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  2. bobs66440
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    from New York

    Beautiful parts! Good luck with the tank...
     
  3. Candy-Man
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    I didn't take a picture of all the main caps, oil dam or all the roller lifters. Too excited I guess.. Xmas came early this year...
     
  4. Dan Warner
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    Why are the exhaust valves a larger diameter than the intakes?
     

  5. Candy-Man
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    Okay, told you I was excited, typo.....
     
  6. Jeff Norwell
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    Neil!!!!!!!
    Christmas did come early!!!!!!!!!!!!
    JOE FONTANA!!!!!......wow and a cam personally ground by Ed hiself?!?!?!

    Your definitely on your way to B-Ville(and a 5 doller red hat!)
     
  7. Dan Warner
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    I knew that.

    DW
     
  8. That is going to be some incredible inline 6! Go get a "Red Hat" Candy-man, make us Canadians proud.:D
     
  9. blackrat40
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    Now that's REALLY exciting! Please keep us up to date.
    I don't know about an "oil dam". Would like to know more.
     
  10. medicinal_marinara
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    from Oregon

    Nice. How are you going to keep the roller lifters from rotating in their bores?
     
  11. Candy-Man
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    OIL DAM: A 'dam' / valve cover raiser...
     

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