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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Mitchell Rish, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Mitchell Rish
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    Seems I’ll be doing a little more machining or something lol. The RHS iron heads have a little different chamber shape and there is a slight interference just to the left of the plug holes. Gonna try my built/ported set of turbo 292 angle plug heads that I originally was going to use before I start machining the piston tops. The old set has fire /plug slots. I have seen and run both ways. Just take a little more time
     

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  2. Yeah those domes more in line with the 23deg 461 thru 292/034 castings. What cc are the RHS.
     
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  4. Gotcha..64cc...with plug moved in for better efficiency.
     
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  5. Mitchell Rish
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    Yes it is at a different angle also. The relieving around the intake valve gives a fairly different chamber shape also. I originally was going with my 292 turbo castings /etc/etc but when we went aluminum head on the willys motor that then left these in inventory so you know what happened. There is such a thing as having to many options.lol
     
  6. Had that problem with camshafts. Wondered why I bought 3x of the same grind?
     
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  7. Mitchell Rish
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    Had a chance to set the 292s on with no gasket. Like clock work. Gotta change to 7/16 rocker studs. I didn’t realize how much the difference was until I had them side by side on the bench. The reason I have the end photo is that I just discovered something. The name Batten mean anything. Thinking I’ve heard that name before.
     

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  8. Batten remember that name when reading hot rod articles..

    I've found it difficult to locate speed shop that ports cast iron heads. Brzynski still, always the cast iron intake master.
     
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  9. Mitchell Rish
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    I have done my own for years and used the manual that we used to buy over the counter at the Chevy dealership. ( used the inside and out side calipers and all the stuff that Uncle Marion showed us) Learned a little is most times better than a lot. Uncle Marion would put them on his flow bench and check them out and we would plan out things by the flow numbers and his suggestions.
    I will never for get the lesson I got on a set of 601s verses 462s. That was what I call an eye opening education.I pick up every set of 601s I can if not much money.
     
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  10. Mitchell Rish
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    Ok they are on. Had to ream the head bolt holes slightly /clearance the studs. Also had to machine the bottom of the rocker studs. Will torque and get ready to measure so I can order pushrods.
     

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    Need a set of 150 longer pushrods . Looks like the valve train should live. No clearance issues or misalignment issues. The cam is fairy mild. By today’s standards.
     

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    Lifters are in. Got a few more things done. Waiting on pushrods.
     

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    Rocker studs installed /torqued. New pushrods checked. And I set up at zero lash and rotated a few times to ccheck for quideplate problems. All good. I then back off the rockers. I was always told that if it’s gonna sit a while make sure to do that saves the springs
     

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    Why do you use different rockers on the Intakes and exhaust? No oil holes on the intake ones?
     
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  15. Mitchell Rish
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    Oil hole exits toward the trunion at almost a right angle on the solids. ( also a different brand.)( Had them a while. I do know that the bearings for both them and the competition cams rockers can be bought to freshen up at Dixie Bearing here in Tupelo - it’s not as hard to match up as is sometimes told over the phone. Funny thing almost all of them (as in brands) use the same one. . )1.5 and 1.52 ratio also . I played with this years ago with small cubic inch stuff and and it worked out pretty well. Plus for no more lift and the nature of the old 155 Engle roller get a little more out of it and not change duration/or basic characteristics. Have a older design rev kit that I use to use. It allowed the least spring required and didn’t eat parts. 150 seat and 350 open is all that I ever had to use. Even up to 7500.May use it.
     
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  16. Mitchell Rish
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    Today’s work. Need to do some machining to let spacers clear the nozzles and I am also going to put the breathers on the front of the valve covers. I got to make new tops for them. The lines have to run the same as the valve covers. Sorry my ocd is showing
     

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    Machined injector clearance on the valve cover spacers. Finally remembered the balancer bolt. I still may make another cut on the spacers I’d like a little more clearance. But at least nothing is touching.
    Fuel pump mount for the bullet that is bound for the Opel Kadett. Let’s just say it’s back underway and leave it at that.
     

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  18. Mitchell Rish
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    Finished the clearance machining for the valve cover spacers.
    Decided to try and change the appearance of the breathers I am going to put on the front of the valve cover. The fins /mold lines need to either match the valve covers or disappear. So they disappeared. Lol. Gonna machine the edges round tomorrow belt sand and buff. Give them that look. Yes I am going to get some stove /round head X1/4 bolts.
     

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    Much better. :)
     
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  20. Mitchell Rish
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    Ok. I know the breathers are polished. I am going to bead blast them and get that as cast look to match the vette valve covers. Still need to drill several 1/4 holes through the front of the valve cover so the breathers work. Will use epoxy and red lock-tite to make sure things don’t leak and or back out and wind up where they don’t need to be. We are going to use standard head (7/16) x 1/4 to secure everything for one reason. Everything else is using a standard bolts. I am one of those people that despises having one off fasteners Because it Never fails to need to be worked on away from home where you don’t have those special wrenches.
     

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    may need to round the top?edges some more so it matches the valve covers.
     
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  22. Mitchell Rish
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    Belt sanded the tops of the breathers and drilled the grate in the front of the valve covers and shaped the breathers to fit the curved front of the valve covers.
    Bead blasted everything and washed. Then Bolted the breather on using epoxy/jb kwik as the gasket sealer. Loctited the bolts so they can’t come out at the wrong time. Yep the spacers needs to be bead blasted also now.
    Rev kit came in and we should be able to button up pretty soon. I hope. 6BE60682-AA40-486C-95D7-36DF7CE0156D.jpeg
     

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  23. Mitchell Rish
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    Ok here we are. Got them sealed and checked for proper. Line up on the studs. The finish turned out the way I wanted. The rev kit is next. And then button up once and for all. I hope. Lol
     

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  24. Looking good sir, first time I see breathers like that. Very cool setup there.
     
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  25. loudbang
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    The whole shebang looks real good. :)
     
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  26. Mitchell Rish
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    Thanks for the compliments . Started off as another type of breather. Lets just say a milling machine is a dangerous thing for Mick/Wessie/ and Me to have around . We would have really been in deep if we had one of these 30 years ago.
    Now if the dang rev kit will cooperate. Its hitting the vertical cross bars between the lifters when they go through a cycle. And these spring cups were the ones on these lifters. May have to take the ball mill and clearance them. Not hard just a pain.
     
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  27. Mitchell Rish
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    Ok test fitted a set. Should work only 14 to go.
     

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  28. Mitchell Rish
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    Rev kit installed. Ready to install injectors and valve covers and call it. Kinda ready to get on with transmissions.
     

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  29. Mitchell Rish
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    Injectors installed and installed the valve covers/spacers. Will pull covers back off mask and paint. The fins on timing cover will be wiped down with thinner/ etch primed the pan. Putting a new bronze gear on the mag also. Will post pics Saturday
    Transmissions are next
     

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  30. Deuces
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    I worked for Batten Performance in the early '90s.....
     
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