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What type/brand primer did you use on the block? It looks great.

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Any one know how to get drool outta a keyboard?

Ditto on the primer. But I think your slacking....you shoulda bought an aluminum block and polished that, are you trying to cheap out on us? How are we to live vicariously through you if you buy a 2000$ block and not a 4000$ one???


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I'll post primer info. once I get it.

LHULL,



One of the ways to support U.S.A. is to spend, spend, spend!!

Now I know why "the rich get richer." They (not I) have cash to buy these current cheap stocks. Once the economy bounces back, they look like geniouses.

Hint: Don't panic. Buy, buy, buy!

Shhhhhhish...don't tell anyone about the above secret


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Looking very very cool. I want to go for a ride when she's done


Ok excuse my ignorance, but what advantage does ceramic coated pistons have? I've just never heard of them.

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Mac70,

The ceramic coating reduces frictional losses and reduces the chances of galling and scuffing.

Ceramic coating on the crown insulates the piston. The reflective surface reduces carbon build up and increases the rate of combustion.

A thermal dispersant coating inside the piston maximizes the amount of heat rejection from the metal.

In theory, with this coating, the engine power increases of 5% are achieved through more ignition advance, and a higher boost level obtained when supercharging.

I hope this helped.
 

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That thing gets better and better every time I look at it. I love it! Wanna adopt me?


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I'm sorta confused about the coating they used on Tony's pistons. I have my pistons coated and they have a thermal coating on the dome, and a dry film coating on the skirts. The thermal coating is silver in color and the dy film coating is black or dark grey in color. The thermal coating is designed to spread the heat out over the dome eliminating the chances for hot spots and also helps reflect the heat engery of combustion back into the chamber rather than letting the dome absorb some of that heat.

The dry film coating is designed to reduce scuffing and also try to reduce friction of the piston to bore.

These are two different coatings though. My pistons were coated by the previous owner (new though), but now my current machine shop does this in house as my buddy just had his Mopar pistons coated...exact same coatings as mine. My shop only coats the skirts and domes...not the inside or the pin side of the piston...they feel coating these areas wastes expensive materials and is of no benefit.

I guess each shop has differing opinions on what is needed and what is of benefit with regards to coating pistons.

Tony, did they use the same product on the whole piston, or did your supplier simply use the same color for the dry film anti-friction coating as they did for the thermal dome coating? Like I said before...every coated piston I've seen so far is black/grey on the skirts, and silver on the domes.

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Todd,

They might have used the same coating on the whole piston.

I'll double check.

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Tony, who did the coating on the pistons for you and what is the cost on that. I think that might be a good idea on my 509 blower engine that I am putting together for the racecar. Thanks, Micky
 

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I can't wait to see the dyno sheet on this one...

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Micky,

The shop had it done elsewhere. I'll get cost and post it for you.

Bob,

Originally, I was going have it built over 1,000 hp. This could be done easily, however, I'm going to have it tuned down to 800 hp range for street purpose. I had a change of heart. I really don't need a 1,200 hp motor, yet


PRSTREET69,

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I looked at your site and your car. It is AWESOME! You have one bad a$$ Chevelle.

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Tony - I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you sharing so many high quality pictures and videos with us about your car. I truly admire you, seeing your status in life truly motivates me to do the best I can while I'm here at Notre Dame - I want to do what you can do. Although, I would have gone for 1,200 horsepower


Thank You Sir!

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Just wondering, your old motor made 737 and wasn't peaked right? - If you're now only going for 800, why didn't you just keep the other one? You have the money, go for 1,300.


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Adam,

I'm glad the pictures help.

Look for future pictures and videos. I want to video the dyno on the new motor, that's if time permits.

My philosophy is, it doesn't how big (name) of a school you've gone to. It doesn't matter whether you got all "A's". It doesn't matter whether your attendance was great. It's what you do with it after you get out. I didn't go to a "big" name college. I didn't get all A's. My attendance wasn't great. But, it's what I did with the "knowledge" that helped with my success. Most of the "knowledge" didn't even come from traditional courses. Believe it or not, most of it is just common sense. "Passion" is also the key to your success. If you have more passion than the guy next to you, you are going to "WIN".

You can't go wrong with Notre Dame however. But what the hell happened to your football program
I used to look forward on Saturdays to watch the Fighting Irish. Now, I can't say the same


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Yes, I could have stayed with the 468 motor, but I started on the 540 project so I decided to change and moved forward with the new. This won't make sense to a lot of people so I won't try to explain. When I anounced my new project, I received a lot of heat on this forum...oh well, can't make everyone happy. But hey, it's good for our economy isn't it?


Don't quote me on the 800 hp. At the end, it might be "a little" more than 800 hp.

My wife calls me fickle. She's right. Heck, may be I'll change my mind and sell the Chevelle after I'm done with this project and work on a new one. Who knows?

Anyway, it's all fun


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You're a lucky guy, maybe one day I'll have that kind of money to throw around. We'll see.


Keep us updated, I love your shovel.


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Let me take a wild guess... you have no kids,right?

The way you layed out and showed those polished heads reminds me of a Dad opening up his wallet and saying,"these are my two children, I'm SO proud of them"

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