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bryanb30
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Total posts: 243
posted December 25, 2004 10:20 AM  
"Any driver caught ‘fixing’ motors (welding rod caps, welding head bolts, etc.) will be fined $500 and will be suspended for two weeks"..................ive never heard of welding rod caps or head bolts, can someone fill me in on this, this is a bomber type class that this rule is for and they can claim alot of parts on the car, is "fixing" motors done to make the dude who claims the motor mad or what!!!

racer17j
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posted December 25, 2004 10:50 AM  
man, people will try anything wont they? man if they weld the rod caps looks like it would throw the balance way off, or i guess if they keep it the same size tack and in the same place on all the rods it would be ok.........heck with the rod caps welded on maybe you could turn it 7 or 8000 rpm

petordragon
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Total posts: 167
posted January 20, 2005 07:53 PM  
welding would definently seem to throw off the ballence let alone all the slag would be next to impossible to get it all out.

iowatoolman
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posted January 21, 2005 09:36 AM  
i have never seen this done(welding rod caps) but if you gas weld them you don't add any metal to throw the balance off?? right just a thought

Xtreme12x
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posted January 21, 2005 01:03 PM  
you know your little valve cover spreaders you buy and when your bought they go with the motor??? Not anyomre... first bolt the valve covers down with just a regular 1/4-20 nut over the stud, and then lay your spreader on top of it and then put a 1/4-20 lock nut over it.. in tech you can then remove them afterall they get spendy.

Iowatoolman thats a good idea. My Supernatoinals motor I may just have to do something like this since it'll be junk anyways. A good one is putting a firing order swap cam in there...

nailngoracing
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posted February 20, 2005 02:09 AM  
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