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Well, out of my Speed Triple. I spent all day Sunday fabbing a bore jig for my flowbench - so I can get flow numbers.

The pistons will go off this week to be cryo-treated. I have seen this add 50% more life to the skirts and ring lands. When they return, I will balance them (to the pin/rod weights), coat the skirts with a dry lube, the underside gets an oil shedding coating, and the domes get a thermally reflective ceramic coating.

The rods will be balanced (rotaing and reciprocating weights), the beams will be polished and shot-peened, and then coated with an oil shedding coating.

The crank will get a clean up and oil shedding coating (as will the block).

The heads will get some basic clean up and pocket porting, a surface cut to add a bit more compression, ceramic coated chambers and exhaust ports. The valves will get a bit of work and a ceramic coating. I will check flow and velocity before and after.

Then I will fully measure the stock cams - to see how accurately they are cut.

All together, about USD $200 for misc costs and gaskets. I will change a few fasteners as the engine goes back together that will add a bit more.

A few additional tricks may be added as well.

I will add photos a bit later.
 

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dfib said:
Hell, I just wish I lived closer and could afford his services!
:sign5: be interested is seeing how this plays out.. dont do what i always do... forget to take pics as I got so that I can show the rest of the nubbins what i did ;D
 
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Catahoulabulldog,
Good point. (Did you ever consider a SHORTER screen name?)
I have already started with the photos - some are pretty dark and will be shot again with better lighting.

I want to get a good portion of this complete before I start posting photos. This way I can show before and after in the same frame, with the same angle and lighting.

I have lots of dirty parts to clean... LOL.

By the way, congrats - 351 members and no attacks by mad Turks recently. ;D
 

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Catahoulabulldog said:
dfib said:
Hell, I just wish I lived closer and could afford his services!
:sign5: be interested is seeing how this plays out.. dont do what i always do... forget to take pics as I got so that I can show the rest of the nubbins what i did ;D
Whooooa Who'ya callin stupid???? :violent1:
 

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OK gents, Whatcha wanna see?
I am about to start grinding/polishing/lightening/balancing/coating the 1050 parts next week. Just how much detail do you want to see or know about?

If I take the time to put together an article on each step of the way, would it be worth the time? I am not going to bother posting this kind of stuff on the other sites - it would just be wasted and quickly burried.

Stuff I am thinking about:
Rod work - lighten, polish, balance, coat. Matched to coated pistons.
Crank aero shaping, coating, and balancing.
Head and chamber work/coating.
Internal clean up and coating including oil system chamfering.
Dyno-tuning step by step on two different types of dynos.

I have a few photos of the parts as the engine came apart, and want to show them before and after.

What do you want to see in the way of articles? How much detail?

Once I dive into this I will be away from the computer for a few days, so speak up now.
 

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I was going to get started on the mods and measurements this past weekend, but when I got to the shop, I found that my glass burette (for cc'ing chambers and ports) was broken, and my digital scale (for balancing parts) was smashed. It seems that a head for a 540 inch Chevy had landed on the scale and knocked over the burette stand, and no one wanted to tell me. (Hide it, before Wayne sees it!!!!) It took a couple of phone calls to find out what happened, and everyone from the shop in in LA for the boat show.

I have new ones on order. But this puts me a week behind.
 

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Dang Devi, that sucks about yer tools getting broken. I know I prolly won't ever be able to tear into mine as you have, but I would like to see some decent pics of the head work yer doing. ;D
 

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CB - It happens.

The engine room at RPM is fairly large for a "clean" assembly room. but there are a lot of engines in there right now.
540 Chevy
403 LS twin-turbo
Buick V6 turbo - RARE F1 engine
2ZZ Toyota turbo engine
Plus a few others that I am going to keep quiet about.

There is a whole corner of the room for turbo projects - shelves of housings, cartridges/parts, and replacement parts and a balancing machine.

The 1050 engine is in my garage, but I moved my rod/piston balancing equipment to the shop for a couple of engine projects there.

Limey - The costs will be hard to figure. If you have to buy the equipment, it could be expensive. If you have it, the costs will be relatively minimal. My equipment is fairly simple, but it works. I will show some of the stuff I use to do the work and links to source it.

If you want, I can do some of this as a "how to..." article. It's not hard, it just takes doing it a time or two to get it down.
 
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My neighbor has a fairly well stocked workshop that I could use, he builds and races cars. So if you could show some of the stuff you use I would be grateful. :angel:
 

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Will do.

Lucky neighbor. He has no clue how much closer to you he is about to become. :wave:
 

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Devious, with all the lightening, balancing, polishing & peening you plan to do to the internal reciprocating bits, do you also intend to raise the rev limit? If so, do you think it will yield much benefit with the stock cams, or would it be mostly to gain a little over-run?

Seriously envy your project. 8)
 

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The stock cams are pretty conservative. I have gained a few hundred rpm at peak power by altering the length of the velocity stacks and playing with cam timing, but there is not a lot more there short of MUCH bigger ports and more duration. I don't want to go this route.

The work is for something I have planned NEXT winter (within the same rpm band). One step at a time. Right now, I want to find what is possible with the stock parts and limited head work.

Hint: With the bike running so well on 87 octane, I wonder how much more air I can force into it and still run pump gas?

Don't be envious, be DEVIOUS! :laugh:
 

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Naturally I'm sure all of us would be interested on what you're doing with the motor, sadly not much more than a handfull of us have the where-with-all to do it. In other words, I'd appreciate anything you posted on this project, but don't go out of your way on my account.
 

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Naturally I'm sure all of us would be interested on what you're doing with the motor, sadly not much more than a handfull of us have the where-with-all to do it. In other words, I'd appreciate anything you posted on this project, but don't go out of your way on my account.

Huh? All you need is a kitchen table and to be crazy enough to try ;D
 

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That's my point. I don't want to try. I want to do. Although bringing the motor in the house is the best idea I've heard all day.
 

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Once it's laying there in pieces on the kitchen table, you don't really have many options. You'll DO it, if you want to ride again ;D But hey, it's nice to have something to do on the cold winter evenings :D
 
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