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304 VN AERO REBUILD (304 stroked to 350ci flat top pistons std 4" bore)

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under car last few days still going on the under belly
just the transmission tunnel and inner RH front guard to do
I can see the end of this tedious job
looks like wont get around to mocking up engine to check piston/valve clearance this week, as off to USA on Saturday
So no point rushing now
 
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under car last few days still going on the under belly
just the transmission tunnel and inner RH front guard to do
I can see the end of this tedious job
looks like wont get around to mocking up engine to check piston/valve clearance this week, as off to USA on Saturday
So no point rushing now
Flat top Pistons usually leave like .400 thou to the closed valves so clearance isn't really an issue on these. I'm not saying don't check it. But at TDC with 100thou lift going on, you could drive a bus between the valve and piston.

Have fun in the USA.
 

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yes understand
However need to check this myself so can't blame anyone else for a stuff up
the cam is < 0.597" lift at valve

been a while since been over to USA, was looking at bring back injection system for BBC or EFI
looking to see what swap meets are on around Indianaplos as will spend weekend there
Need to go back in Septemeber for 16 days
would like to look for C10 roller and drop in destroke BBC for 4.5" bore/3.1" stroke for 395"
 

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managed to get to swap meet in Indianapolis called Hoosier Vintage wheels swap meet, no holden's here few GTO and plenty of fords, but good walking around, picked up few items
 

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anyone run chassis connectors to stiffen frame
is there any merit ?
 

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anyone run chassis connectors to stiffen frame
is there any merit ?
Chassis connectors have been covered by Just Commodores back in 2017.
 

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do you need to get an engineers certificate to run the bolt in's
 

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do you need to get an engineers certificate to run the bolt in's
I would doubt it as it is an add on rather than a modification like fitting 4 pot callipers.
 

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