There will be photos to accompany this process to better portray some of the steps that will be taken during this project and I encourage any of you who may be embarking on a similar project in the near future to email or call me with any questions you may have. These pistons are dish pistons of the same cc rating as the originals so we could keep the compression rating of this new motor close to the original rating to deal with todays lower octane fuels. All these factors matter along with budgetary parameters and your application may be somewhat complex. These all have different characteristics that are considered when designing your engine. This is always a bit of a stressful time, even for the most seasoned engine builder, but other than one shut down to fix a fuel leak at the fuel pump hose connection, all went extremely well, even with the security guy being called on us by my one of my not so understanding neighbors.
Bolting this carb on immediately solved the idle quality problem and feels as though it may actually have added power to the engine by being more matched in cfm rating to the motor. One of the first components to consider was the camshaft type and profile. Frank wanted a reliable, well performing, good sounding car that would see regular transportation use, be a good cruiser, and see occasional stop light action with those who needed an Oldsmobile attitude adjustment. Basically there are cast iron and cast aluminum heads. The block is bored and honed and new cam bearings and freeze plugs are installed. Many of these fast oldsmobile engines find homes in cars like the cutlass, 88, 98, or the 442. Some kits do not include camshaft, lifters or complete timing kit just the timing belt.
The starter solenoid wiring was modified and re-routed to avoid the heat from the close fitting headers and a different bracket was needed for the accelerator cable to allow for proper throttle travel of the Holley carburetor. The other modification problem came by way of the headers hanging too low under the car in its existing stance and scraping the flange on anything larger than an ant in the road. The Camshaft - Since cylinder heads are the most important part of the engine, then we would have to say that the camshaft is a close second. All of these engines have inline lifter bores and are equipped with 1. To date, Frank and Tonya has logged just under 400 miles in their revived Cutlass and will be soon doing the first oil change and final tune.
If your do not see what you need, just me or call Toll free 1-866-700-5877 to check stock and prices. Next we installed the new torque converter onto the input shaft and front pump drive of the transmission, using a light coating of moly grease on the input shaft and front pump seal to help align the splines as well as protect the front pump seal during initial start up. Enjoy the accompanying photos and feel free to call or email me if you have any questions. All gaskets for this motor were either Fel Pro or Corteco which are both leading brands but Victor and Cometic as well as Detroit Gasket and Mr. Eddies Performance Oldsmobile Performance and Racing Engines By Eddies Oldsmobile performance and racing engines are the most popular motors that go through our machine shop. While more pressure tends to help the lubrication of your engine it is important to point out that too much pressure requires more engine power to create. This process did require the removal of the oil filter after it got a bit dented up to fit around the headers so a fresh oil filter was installed once the headers were secured to the motor and a quart of oil added to the motor since the filter we removed was full from priming.
But with today's technologies and the machining modifications that we utilize at Eddies we can get impressive horsepower with stump pulling torque utilizing an engine as small as a 350. A common fault of many other engine builders is their inability to analyze their customers needs. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. This cam is similar to the W-31 cam from Oldsmobile but with more efficient lobe designs thus the ability to make more power while being mild mannered enough for stop and go traffic use and good vacuum signal for the power brakes and transmission modulator. No master kit includes connecting rods or crankshaft. Please provide details about your engine needs below as well as information about your engine and car such as engine size, year, make, and model. Even with steel cranks there are more variations of material.
The same was done with the bearings installed on the big end of the rods with the rod bolts torqued to spec. All Oldsmobile V8s use a 90° bank angle, and most share a common stroke dimension: 3. But at Eddies our plan is to create an engine for you that produces the most power for your application, but with cost in mind. Lastly we applied black rtv around the front and rear water jacket ports and set the intake into place. We touched on the valve train in the previous article but to recap, the rocker arms were upgraded with Comp Cams roller tip rockers not full roller rockers screw in studs, and guide plates along with special length pushrods to insure the geometry of the rocker arm travel across the valve stem was correct to minimize wear of the valve guides. The valves were then all adjusted to the cam manufacturers spec of true zero lash. On the very first crank it roared to life in all its uncorked glory and went right to the preset high idle of 1800 rpm to start the 15 minute break in period.
The Connecting Rods - Connecting rods may be one of the most obscure parts when we build your chevy engine. It would probably take an entire website to get into detail the different small block and and big blocks that make each one special. This process while a bit time consuming and somewhat difficult to do with the engine in the car, is an important process with a performance build to insure the cam specs, timing marks, and chain stretch are all accounted for and the cam falls within the timing specs noted on the cam specification card. Also the transmission was completely rebuilt by Dana Sniff Transmissions with heavy duty components and a shift kit along with a new higher stall speed converter from Edge Converters to improve off idle performance. There are so many variables when choosing a camshaft that is perfect for your needs and a novice or inexperienced person could get lost at all the choices out there. It is critical when assembling a new engine to degree in the cam and make sure it matches up to the specs on the camshaft specification card and choosing a quality brand timing chain set such as Cloyes, Rollmaster, or Speed Pro will make your job much easier and more accurate.
By ensuring we follow manufacturer advertising guidelines, AutoPartsWarehouse. All orders placed outside of the United States must be paid by Wire Transfer. Of course we'll help you make the right decisions that will fit your budget, produce power and torque and benefit the most enjoyment with your new engine. We offer a wide range of Oldsmobile Engine Rebuild Kits of all the best brands in the industry at an affordable rate that fits the Price Range you are looking for. Oldsmobile - engine rebuild kits, Oldsmobile ohc-4 138-2. Note; the rings do rotate in the piston grooves and can align the gaps while running but this is normal and not detrimental to normal engine operation. Next we chose a Cloyes brand true double roller timing chain set , again for durability but also for reduced friction and most important, accuracy of the timing marks.