Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Laporte Indiana
Re: Stroke it or leave it?
Update, The rat is built and ready to run. The timing gear issue was my mistake. The gear that came with the motor had the roller bearing at the back. The comp gear set was ordered along with the roller bearing. Comp never told me I didn't need the roller bearing on the back of the gear. Removed the roller bearing and everything is good and straight. Cover fits nicely and no issues. I wanna hear this monster run!
The eddy carb on the truck is dialed in and man does it pull hard in all the gears. I have the timing set right and the wideband stays in the green 95% of the time through the RPM range. That 5 speed swap over the monster 400 was the best thing I did to the truck for driveability other than removing and selling the fitech.
I did order the E85 carb for the rat so hopefully soon I can get it into the 65's frame and with some other systems rigged up can hear it run for the first time.