|Posted by Ethan Marvick on May 24, 2010 at 5:08 PM|
Started getting everything ready for the motor build over the Memorial Day weekend. We matched the ports on the heads and intake manifold; this is a very important step in getting the most out of your engine. I can tell you one thing, porting an aluminum head is SOOOOOOO much easier than a cast head, it only took us 1 hour to do both heads and the intake. As you can see by the pictures in the gallery the ports narrowed at the top a great deal and by matching and softening the transition we made it flow much better. I reshaped the new Nascar Splitter that will go up high on the front end and got it bolted in place, (See Picks). We also built the gas cap door out of aluminum, I had the flip-up gas cap for many years and just didn’t use it on anything, but it works great here. I showed Ethan how to use the metal lathe to cut the backing plate, now we just need to mount it permanently with stainless steel bolts.
Should have lots more after the long weekend coming up.