Don't go Bonzai

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Don't go Bonzai

Postby mhuppertz » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:45 pm

What I am learning is my truck (and body) last longer if I use my head instead of going nuclear with the power. This is against my nature big time, but I have payed dearly in many ways for not thinking first.
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Postby JimmieD » Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:16 pm

Top notch advice, Mark!

Few things more heart-breaking than spending 100's of hours, 1,000's of dollars and all the skinned knuckles etc. only to end up scattering the engine, melting pistons or blowing the head off.... :(
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Re: Don't go Bonzai

Postby TOMTOM » Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:23 pm

mhuppertz wrote:What I am learning is my truck (and body) last longer if I use my head instead of going nuclear with the power. This is against my nature big time, but I have payed dearly in many ways for not thinking first.
Mark


Good advice mark: But i'am not gonna follow it !!! :lol: :lol:
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Postby JimmieD » Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:33 am

The plan for my engine is to hit about 75% of maximum power. I can pull 300 hp and 550 torque out of it maxed out driving off the pyro wondering every second if this is the last ride. Or, I can build it to about 200-215 hp, 400 or so ft lbs torque and have lots of fun, good EGT's and long term reliability.

In case the numbers sound puny it's a 3.9L 4BT that uses all 6BT 1st Gen components. That is it's my 2/3 6BT... Hmmm, is that a 6BT smallblock?

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Postby crossy » Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:02 pm

JimmieD wrote:In case the numbers sound puny it's a 3.9L 4BT that uses all 6BT 1st Gen components. That is it's my 2/3 6BT... Hmmm, is that a 6BT smallblock?

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Nope a 6BT IS the SMALL BLOCK now and i'm sure it wont take long before all the swollen head 6.7 emission ladden, big block? fellows start telling us so. :roll:
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Postby dpuckett » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:16 am

You should get the same hp/tq ratio, if you run the same RPMs. I.E. 200hp/ 500tq; 250/625, etc.

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Postby JimmieD » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:50 am

Well thanks, Daniel, that's sure some cheery news! Any day that I can pick up 100 ft lbs of torque just by posting on the internet is my kind of day :D
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