Possible problems running oversize valves, 472 peanut relief pistons, MTS #15, Potter rockers.

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When i install my MSD setup, it will be limited on the rev side @ around 4800-5000 rpm. There were no valve float with current unkown springs.
 

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When i install my MSD setup, it will be limited on the rev side @ around 4800-5000 rpm. There were no valve float with current unkown springs.
How can we help you get "KNOWN" springs for your project? Surely there must be a way.

Would if help if a 'cousin' currently living in the USA sent them to you? What do you think, Cousin (fill in your name)??

bro. (cousin) d :sneaky:
 

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Was trying to find some info about the head i purchased from ebay, but unfortunately the history goes as far as 2017 :D

Well, let us see what becomes of this combo, at this point there is so poor weather outside already (road testing made impossible), that there is no hurry for my mechanic to finish the product with what we got until spring arrives. If it ever will :D
 

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Was trying to find some info about the head i purchased from ebay, but unfortunately the history goes as far as 2017 :D

Well, let us see what becomes of this combo, at this point there is so poor weather outside already (road testing made impossible), that there is no hurry for my mechanic to finish the product with what we got until spring arrives. If it ever will :D
Good luck I'm just starting a similar situation, having a mechanic build a '68 472 over the winter to put into a different car.
 

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How can we help you get "KNOWN" springs for your project? Surely there must be a way.

Would if help if a 'cousin' currently living in the USA sent them to you? What do you think, Cousin (fill in your name)??

bro. (cousin) d :sneaky:
Funny that You mentioned the cousin theme, i actually have at this point one cousin (albeit twice removed) living in Florida. Seasonally, though, since hi is supporting his sons efforts of graduating univeristy in US.
 

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Well, the new (ish) engine is running nicely with new beefier pushrods, old faithful 500 has been removed from under the hood, as well as way too large of a diameter brake booster. Will go with a bit smaller one, that clears the valvecovers. Also, on the menu, will be the removal of antiquated AC unit, that will lead to clean firewall and underdash Vintage Air GenIV unit.
 

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Yup! Smthng like that and the Vintage Air Gen4 unit under the dash, dead centre, in order to obtain equal airflow to both footwells. Also, because of the cracks in cast manifolds that became to my knowledge in yesterday, placed an order for CadCompany-s 77-79 RWD mid-length headers.
 

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In all seriousness, the HVAC system in your car is far superior (when it is working correctly) than ANY aftermarket system. Have you considered the heating cycle and what you are going to do for windshield defrosting?
Greg Surfas
 

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My Vintage Air unit has two separate ducts for window defroster, four for in dash outlets and two for front footwells. Controlled by electric servos. Factory unit was dead when i bought the car way back in 2006. Although i bought as many new parts for it as i could get my hands on and "memorized" the HVAC diagnostic section of FSM, i never could get the temperature control blending door to work properly. Vacuum electric programmer error or whatnot. As a "temporary" solution i installed a generic lever operated temperature control valve between the heater core and inlet hose under the hood and just got fed up with it. Purchased the aftermarket kit a few years back just for the occasion of possible future engine swap. And the future seems to be taking place just about now :)

Best Regards,
Martin
 

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Well, its alive. Somewhat. Would greatly appreciate an input on the preferred timing curve for my combo on locked out MSD dizzy with 6AL2 Programmable box. MTS#15 cam, KB 10:1 pistons, 472 cid .040 over, Edel 2115 and 800cfm carb, car weighs in at about 4400 lbs, 3.42 rear, th400 with 2000rpm stall turbine, wheel size 275/60r15.

Best Regards,
Martin
 

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Good looking car. I assume that you mean locked out vacuum advance? I'd lock it back in. 15-ish initial. 34-ish total. Another 10-15 vacuum. It runs so much smoother on the road with vacuum. Hook it straight to manifold vacuum. That should get you started.
 

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Or is the advance in the box?
 

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Got the timing curve set in a manner, that allows the 4400 lbs DeVille to do 0-62 in about 6 seconds. 13 initial@950 rpm, 34 total from 3000-5500rpm. Good enough for me at this point. Next step will be headers and Holley Sniper EFI with timing control and rear suspension upgrade to tubular, poly, del-sphere. Will not happen anytime soon though, since container is not full enough to be shipped out of NC. Windshield wiper motor mounts and one shaft will need to be heavily modified, in order for the motor to clear the valve cover. Also will swap the insufficient 7" single brake booster to 8" dual and hopefully the hood can be closed without further modification/fabrication. So far, so good.IMG_20200326_131208.jpg IMG_20200326_131158.jpg
 
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You’ve been hard at it. 0-62 in 6 seconds and how much does it weigh? Impressive.
 
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