Squishy, dry-sumped 2276 build thread

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Re: Squishy, dry-sumped 2276 build thread

Post by Crawdad » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:49 am

I got my cam gear plated with an "electroless" nickel process, to take up some of the gear lash. (Unlike standard electroplating, this is a process that can deposit metal very precisely.) The results are ambiguous, due to a lack of concentricity between the cam gear's outer diameter and the recess in the flange that locates it on the cam. Anyone interested can read along in this separate thread:
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... 5&t=149848

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Re: Squishy, dry-sumped 2276 build thread

Post by Clatter » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:55 pm

Love the build so far. Keep going!

And, no, you cannot pay someone to love your motor like you love it yourself.

I somehow feel that correcting the deck is better practice than shortening cylinders.
Might just be that it will be me that forgets their different lengths at a tear-down years from now.
More idiot proof, I guess..

Considered the HVX mods to oiling?
http://bobhooversblog.blogspot.com/2007 ... -mods.html

Also like to port the case internally to reduce 'pumping losses';
Especially with counterweights hindering the pressure from moving around in there..
http://johnmaherracing.com/tech-talk/in ... fications/
"Oh, You don't need to do all that... The valve seats are just going to fall out of it anyway!"
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Beginners' how-to Type 4 build thread ---> viewtopic.php?f=1&t=145853

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