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    Re: Efi retrofit for the 084 motor

    that is a good question, about how many amp to one HP. From most of the places I have looked. Most of them are stating the an alternator requires 1 HP for every 25 amps generated. So if I ever...
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    Re: Installing a Fan on the Rope Pulley

    So, I when I pulled out the props. for my redrive, I noticed that as per the fan blade profile. My cooling fan would be running backwards. So the air flow would be not so great. back to the drawing...
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    Re: Redrive Built In House..

    this last week, was a good one, the weather hasn't been the best, clear, cold and windy, a good time to stay inside and finally was able to combine with my friend, and exciting times, we got a things...
  4. Thread: 084 Camshafts

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    084 Camshafts

    I was looking on Ebay, and came across some cam shafts for the 4A084 motor. this is the second time the vender has listed 3 available. the vender had a similar listing a week ago, and it lasted 3...
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    Re: Efi retrofit for the 084 motor

    question, does anyone know, on a efi system, does the intake air sensor need to before the throttle body, or can i put it after??
    with this new set up. I made a plug for where the stock injector...
  6. Thread: Tap guides

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    Re: Tap guides

    i don't know if having a lathe is a blessing or a curse. I am still so much on the learning curve.
    I am always finding new tools that I need to have or make to complete a task.
    the funnest part...
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    Re: Efi retrofit for the 084 motor

    From what I have read, a simple ratio is 1hp to 20 amps drawn. I forget what I figured in for total amps needed for this efi system, the biggest draw is the fuel pump. if I remember is around 6...
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    Re: Efi retrofit for the 084 motor

    so I finally went out and put the throttle body on, and guess what... it fit like is was made for it. so many times, when things are changed mid stream. There is a lot of modifying to make it fit.....
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    Re: Efi retrofit for the 084 motor

    it has been a little bit that I have posted anything on this project,
    so I got the motor rebuilt. and it runs. but I have thought over a few items, Bobby mentioned at one time that the 50mm...
  10. Thread: Tap guides

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    Tap guides

    Last week I really found out what a pain it is when one breaks off a 1/4" tap, with not an easy way to get it out. I have used a carbide cutter from MSC before, and they work real sweet. but I didn't...
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    Re: Redrive Built In House..

    I am still playing with the hub extension. coming up with other ways to center and drill the mounting holes.. I don't have the right set up on the lather to drill these holes accurately, when it is...
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    Re: Redrive Built In House..

    took a little time and filled in the holes, went a lot simpler than I expected, with the mig gun, tig would have been a lot simpler & cleaner. But it cleaned up nice and there was no cavities, when I...
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    Re: Redrive Built In House..

    I also ended up taking most of the radius out of the inside of the extension, so I could get the bolt to set square to the extension. a lot of the pictures that I have seen on the extensions always...
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    Re: Redrive Built In House..

    well turning out a hub has been an learning experience, in hind site I should have ordered 2 blanks, the method that I used to drill the bolt holes, the first 12 holes turned out great, then I...
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    Re: Redrive Built In House..

    so I spent a little time on the hub extension today, and it is starting to take shape, it seems that I will think about what and how I want it to look for a good while, then spend a few days to turn...
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    Re: Redrive Built In House..

    the next item on the list is to fab up a prop hub extension. where I will be mounting a bearing on the outside of the drive pulley. I need to extend the prop a little to clear it.
    as you can see...
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    Re: Redrive Built In House..

    one of the things that I had been contemplating was what type of pulley tension style to use. after thinking about this for the last couple of years. I ended up turning out a 94mm / 3.75 x 2" deep,...
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    Redrive Built In House..

    Well, a couple of weeks ago I went to post some updates on my redrive build, and I found out that it had to be removed do to problems that the site had. Do to the resent hacks.
    It was kind of fun to...
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    Re: Modifying the 084 for more horsepower !!

    sounds like I better get things going....
    so I got the motor rebuilt, but am still thinking about getting the shroud set up. I just need to go out one night and finish the shrouds..that article you...
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    Re: Modifying the 084 for more horsepower !!

    Any thoughts on what method you might use to document changes in performance or HP, as you are going forward?
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    Re: 4A084 inline motor rebuild

    yep. if my memory is correct. I called a day to late to get a crankshaft from Saturn Surplus, last fall. They sold their last one an day earlier.. I haven't called since to see if they restocked.....
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    Re: 4A084 inline motor rebuild

    thought i would put in a few more pictures.
    the biggest surprise I got, was looking at all the sludge that was in the bottom of the oil pan. if nothing else, I am glad to have got all that grit...
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    Re: 4A084 inline motor rebuild

    I have been wondering about that also. with how tight the rings were to install, and being the first time rebuilding this motor, I reached out to John Emery, and Charles Witt about questions that I...
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    Re: Installing a Fan on the Rope Pulley

    thanks, there is always something, that I forget to do. I looked all over the web, and any info on the blades rated rpm is very vague, so I sent a email to SPAL tech dept. this morning, to see what...
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    Re: 084 Operating Head Temps

    finally started up the motor tonight.. what fun. I was not getting any oil pressure, I poured some down the oil hose that comes off of the pump. That did the trick..
    it took a while to clean out...
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