High Performance Nailheads

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by funkyriv, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

  2. GranSportSedan

    GranSportSedan Puppet dictator, wife has all power

    I'd love to taker a set of those rockers down but I have not purchased them yet. I'm pointing my $$ towards the supercharger kit first.
     
  3. yacster

    yacster Lv the gun tk the Canolis



    LET'S GO GUYS BUCK UP!!! ERIK IS JUST ABOUT TO START DYNOING, REMEMBER FOLKS THIS IS FOR ALL OF OUR BENEFIT. 2 DAYS OF BROWN BAGIN LUNCH IS ALL WE ARE ASKING. - THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO GAVE (AND THOSE OF YOU WHO WILL NOW GIVE CAUSE I GUILTED YA INTO IT :pp :dollar: :beer), !!
     
  4. 63riv

    63riv Active Member

    Tell me what to do to paypal and I will contribute. :Do No:
     
  5. 66gsconv

    66gsconv nailhead apprentice

    I clicked on his paypal emblem and then set up a pay pal. It was not very hard.
     
  6. 63riv

    63riv Active Member

    $25.00 on the way!! Thanks for all you're doing!:TU:
     
  7. Silver Bullet

    Silver Bullet Well-Known Member

    I sent my $20 yesterday.
    Sorry Tom it had to come out of my Rocker Fund.:Dou:
     
  8. ahhh65riv

    ahhh65riv Well-Known Member

    Thank You Silver Bullet, 63 Riv and Bigbadkahuna!

    Also- dschwarze - Thank You. Sorry I missed you in the last group.

    If I am missing anyone, let me know...

    *In your pay-pal note, please mention your V8Buick name, because I may not recognize you by your e-mail address.

    ... waiting for dyno time...:rant:

    Erik
     
  9. gsman66

    gsman66 Only in Texas....

    Erik,
    Any other way to contribute besides paypal. Sorry, don't use paypal..... Would like to contribute to the cause; can send a check or M.O.

    Steve
     
  10. 66gsconv

    66gsconv nailhead apprentice

    Hey Erik,I am glad some guys want to help. There are a lot of poeple waiting for your work at the dyno. I have a eelco I am planning on running this spring or summer. Are you planning on breaking in the engine with a 1x4 or the 2x4? Anything been added To your testing? I am now looking every day see if you started.Good luck.:beers2:
     
  11. ahhh65riv

    ahhh65riv Well-Known Member

    some eye candy while we are waiting...

    While we are waiting...

    Erik
     

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  12. hjsonnie

    hjsonnie '51 Henry J '72 Skylark

    I sent you $50. The info will be invaluable to all of us. Also, would like to give my thanks all of you here for your inputs to benefit us all. And , especially to Tom T. one for his beautiful rockers( not yet installed) and vast knowledge which he always shares. Maybe next year the nailhead will roar in the Henry J. Now, like Yac when will we see the results, Can't wait!!

    Thanks, Don:TU:
     
  13. funkyriv

    funkyriv Well-Known Member

    There is one problem that may come up with swapping the rockers on the dyno. As advertised, the TA roller rockers will not work with Erik's beautiful Buick aluminum valve covers. Tom's are the only roller rockers that have the clearance with these valve covers. The TA rockers are supposed to work with the stamped steel valve covers. The Telesco T/A roller rocker swap could be done if Erik has some of the other valve covers.

    Anyone have experience with the real parts? I do not.

    Good luck Erik!
     
  14. yacster

    yacster Lv the gun tk the Canolis

    Mike from T/A has been monitoring this thread. Maybe he can send Erik a set of RRs and some valve covers, I am sure he will return them. Then he can sell them (maybe GrandSportSedan) at a discounted price (everybody wins?). Not to mention get difinitive #'s on what T/A rockers will do from an unbiased tester. Just a suggestion.:TU:
     
  15. 71GSX455-4SPD

    71GSX455-4SPD Nick Serwo Magic Car

    So is there a test protocol? As in what mods in what order and in what combination? Maybe Tommy T can make some suggestions based on the planned changes. Start with a baseline and work up a logical order of mods.
     
  16. DUTCH WILDCAT

    DUTCH WILDCAT 64 wildcat

    I hope you also read this in the ta perf vs tom telesco's thread!!!!!!the ta rollers are not exactly bolt ons!!!!!!You have to swap the pushrods and lifters also to get them working.

    I have the tom telesco roller rockers on my nail and i like them,and yes tom is willing to share everything he knows on mail or over the phone!!!!He gathered all the parts that i needed and sended them securilly packed to me, and i live in the netherlands!!!!
     
  17. tyoneal

    tyoneal Active Member

    Erik:

    I'm in for $20. You will find it in your PayPal account. Good luck and thanks for your hard work.

    Best Regards,

    Ty O'Neal
     
  18. ahhh65riv

    ahhh65riv Well-Known Member

    Wildcat65, hjsonnie, tyoneal- Donations received! :dollar:
    Thank You!

    Dutch Wildcat- I know what you are saying and have thought about that. There would be a lot of stuff to fiddle with to try and compare with the TA Rockers. You are right, I would need a lot more than just the rocker set. I do still have the original stamped valve covers though.

    My protocol plan goes like this:
    My engine is already built as it will be. After it is hooked up on the dyno, we will have to adjust carbs and timing first, before we will be able to do any testing. There will be a break in run and any other fine tuning to squeeze out any more HP & Torque we can find with the "as built" set-up.

    I'm thinking the first easiest thing will be to remove the Sanderson headers and slap on the stock manifolds.

    The second will be changing the intake manifolds

    The third will be the rockers. I'm beginning to think some adjustable pushrods might be the ticket for the variation and still maintain consistancy. I'm not quite sure how that would work with the difference in the oiling systems though... Perhaps someone can help a little with that research and come up with a convenient solution???

    My home address if you wish to send a check or money order etc:

    Erik Schmidt
    680 Pine Ct
    Creswell OR 97426

    Erik
     
  19. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    Erik, I do have some adjustable pushrods if needed. T/A's rockers CAN get oil through the shafts if that in fact does happen. Before you run the carbs. go through them. Basically the float levels. I like using a known good performing set-up for initial break-in as far as carb. & manifold goes, if you have one. Manifold gaskets can be re-used many times. Normally for initial break-in stock exhaust manifolds are best. Headers usually get overheated initially. Get your total mechanical timing to 32*-34*initially. You can play with it later between 28* & 38* to see where that brings you. Less timing is usually better for top end HP & more is better for low end with a heavy car. More thoughts as they come.
     
  20. 63riv

    63riv Active Member

    Re: some eye candy while we are waiting...

    Is that your camera date mis-set or? 2005? :error:
     

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