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Forum: Engine Swap
Today, 10:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,746
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi sbc to merlin 509 swap

Going to a test and tune tonight. No rain in forecast so wish me luck. I'll be sure to update with slips and or vids.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi spring clean out. Step in! Lots of racing goodies.

Yes i got them. Im sorry i dont get on here too often. I had a guy come over to just buy some BBC heads the other day and ended up buying almost everything i had for sale. So all is sold from this...
Forum: Engine Swap
06-17-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,746
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi sbc to merlin 509 swap

Thanks guys.

Races rained out again.... damn weather.
06-11-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi spring clean out. Step in! Lots of racing goodies.

Afr and Merlin heads sold
Roller lifters sold
Merlin intake and elderbrock intake sold
Balancer sold
Valve covers and arp head bolts sbc sold.
Forum: Engine Swap
06-10-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,746
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi sbc to merlin 509 swap

Update.

Not as fast as I hoped for but ran good. 10.44 and a 10.47 both at 128mph.

32 deg timing. Running lean still. Takes alot of fueling to dial this thing in.

Still short shifting to a...
06-10-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,552
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi's 91 Rs 385

Finally made some full passes. 10.44 [email protected] Car still needs some carb adjustments and so forth. It's got a fee more tenths to knock off easy. ...
06-10-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi spring clean out. Step in! Lots of racing goodies.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pfs-90002/make/chevrolet
06-06-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi spring clean out. Step in! Lots of racing goodies.

Bump.

Merlin BBC 345cc heads
6al 2 programmable
Ptc 8 inch 4500 stall. Custom for a 10.70s 385ci all motor.
Merlin BBC 360 single p. Intake
BBC 1.7 crane roller rockers set of 16
Hughes full...
05-22-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By fasteddi

Re: deciding between a th350 an a th400 .

I agree 100 percent.

Ptc from my experience is very very good at custom turbo build converters. I recommend them. Always nailed mine right on. I had turbo v6s which were even more difficult imo to...
05-20-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,859
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Swiching over to the dark side.

Update.

The 509bbc is up and running. I really wish the weather would cooperate.

I will say I'm excited to see what this thing runs although I am a little nervous because if it runs under a...
05-19-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,552
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi's 91 Rs 385

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thirdgen.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190518_231916_4559a11079f7de27980fb120fb7c2e3f25d101ac.jpg
05-17-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,552
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi's 91 Rs 385

The ole 700-750hp straub top end Merlin 509 is alive and running. Dont mind the steam smoke from the exhaust wrap in the vid. Fresh wrap and well we all know that stuff stinks litterly.

Mabey...
05-16-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi spring clean out. Step in! Lots of racing goodies.

Ttt. Almost summer time bump. Obo on all parts.
Forum: Engine Swap
03-05-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,029
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Coyote 5.0 Swap???

3.4/3400 turbo ftw!
03-05-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi spring clean out. Step in! Lots of racing goodies.

Quite honestly I'm not sure. This is a mark iv block but I can try and look it up and see. I'm almost certain they will.
Forum: Engine Swap
03-01-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,029
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Coyote 5.0 Swap???

Oh my I know everyone is entitled to a opinion but to say the coyote is superior to the lsx based GM is nuts.

I think you tried to race a car with cruise control on who pushed the + a few...
Forum: Engine Swap
02-27-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,746
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi sbc to merlin 509 swap

Update just waiting on pushrods to come that I measured for and we can finish tossing it all together.

I am removing the brake booster for a manual set up to allow me some more room arround the...
Forum: V6
02-25-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Iroc vs 3.1

I remember back in about 2003 I raced a 1992 z28 with my little ole 3.1l 1991 RS. I dusted him for 1/8 mile after that I was screwed. He blew by me.

But a turd 305 that had like what 165hp.. it...
02-25-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By fasteddi

Fasteddi spring clean out. Step in! Lots of racing goodies.

I have quite a bit of stuff for sale. Prices listed are before shipping. Local pickup is avalible within 60 miles of Toledo Ohio. I'm willing to meet if within reason. Location Luckey, Ohio. 15...
Forum: V6
02-24-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Another 3.4/3500 project

I agree though youd be surprised that I never had a straight turbo cam, and made a solid 450hp 500hp. It's not rocket science with these motors they really are not picky when it comes to boost but a...
Forum: V6
02-24-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Another 3.4/3500 project

YES 12.5:1 is way to high for na unless you are running e85 or race gas. Both are either exspencive or a pain trust me.

Stick with the fwd pistons op. You'll be much happier. I've been there done...
02-23-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,859
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Swiching over to the dark side.

Update I'm tossing all the straub goodies on now. Going quite well.

Reminder this is a merlin ii block. 4.5 bore 4.0 stroke. 509ci.
all forged rotating assembly and built to take from what I've...
Forum: V6
02-23-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Another 3.4/3500 project

I totally understand. I've got a wife, 10 month old, and newly home as well. Take your time there's no rush. I will say the one thing in our family, is that racing is part of us. It's a necessity...
Forum: V6
02-22-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Another 3.4/3500 project

Yeah I have quite a bit of threads back then. I was a die hard for a good 6 or 7 years with these motors I race them every weekend.

I am not putting down this website at all but 60degreev6 was...
Forum: V6
02-22-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Another 3.4/3500 project

Not true. With gen 3 heads we can run a solid 9.5-10.5 compression static and still run a medium amount of boost (15-20psi). Of course a good sized cam helps grately. When we get a larger cam we...
Forum: V6
02-22-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Another 3.4/3500 project

I would use a $59 mask with a 7730ecm. Cheep and easy to use. Can do about anything with it.

I dont know how well a manual trans holds up but if you keep it all motor you will be fine. One wheel...
Forum: Engine Swap
02-18-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,746
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi sbc to merlin 509 swap

Heads are off, and heavy 82lbs each or 164lbs a pair. The alum promaxx heads weight 42lbs each or 84lbs total. A bit off the 78lbs promaxx advertises but that might be unassembled.

Just waiting...
02-15-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Bill mitchel bbc grump jenkins iron heads 345cc.

Bump and I also gave a merlin 360 single plane intake to sell as well for a bbc.

$160 obo
...
02-14-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By fasteddi

Bill mitchel bbc grump jenkins iron heads 345cc.

For sale for local PU is a set of bbc iron heads.

Located about 15 min south of toledo ohio. Will meet if needed.

Asking $800 obo for the pair assembled.

These are 345cc intake runner 119cc...
Forum: Engine Swap
02-11-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,746
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi sbc to merlin 509 swap

Finally yesterday I began to tear into the 509.

Got the solid roller cam in, the moral sportsman solid rollers in, and checked piston to deck clearence etc.

I need to order head gaskets, then...
02-09-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,327
Posted By fasteddi

Re: headers $2000 GOING Big Block!

Those headers are very impressive. I'm excited to see how they fit in the car.

I made my own but I would have loved to buy a pair like that. The only way to do it I think is to have each header...
02-05-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By fasteddi

Re: V6 3.1 build from 3400 LA1

Personally I would either use a 7730 ecm with a $59 mask, which is what I used for dis, my turbos, etc. Or just go with a ms system. Depends on how well you are with gm obd1 systems. But the $59 mask...
02-03-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By fasteddi

Re: V6 3.1 build from 3400 LA1

Not a problem. Let me know if you have any questions. Hopefully me or a few other gear heads on the v6 sub forum can help.
01-31-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,552
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi's 91 Rs 385

Go out to your local drag strip and look for any and every car that runs 10 seconds flat or faster. Look and see what their engine combo is and I guarantee 70% of them are big block Chevy's with 500...
01-31-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,552
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi's 91 Rs 385

Good idea in theory but.. this is a competitive bracket racing car. I did the turbo thing for many years and it has no place in bracket racing. Not consistant at all! That's reason number 1. I've won...
Forum: V6
01-31-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By fasteddi

Re: I have a confession to make......

Some of my idle clips e85 12.5:1 compression s366 borg Warner turbo hybrid etc. https://youtu.be/oCa3U7aT0n8

Full exhaust.. minus cat converters 2 1/2 inch true dual after s366 turbo ...
01-31-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By fasteddi

Re: V6 3.1 build from 3400 LA1

Go to the sub forum for the v6 area here https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/v6/

and here is one of the stickys I made back in my v6 prime....
Forum: V6
01-30-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By fasteddi

Re: I have a confession to make......

Now that's a good laugh. And I had flowmasters on a v6... I didnt like it at all. Quite honestly the only thing that ever made it sound good was a turbo.
01-30-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,552
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi's 91 Rs 385

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thirdgen.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/20181219_172234_804de99d9bd67ac61c0bcfc546514ac980b630b5.jpg...
01-30-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,552
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Fasteddi's 91 Rs 385

Wow I havent updated this in a long time. Alot has taken place since.

Sadly a few weeks after my 10 second passes actually iirc 16 10 second passes in total, the rods said see ya! Locked up at...
01-30-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By fasteddi

Re: V6 3.1 build from 3400 LA1

quite a bit of this can be explained in my sticky for a hybrid build in the v6 area. You will find alot more support over there. Although I used a iron 3.1 block gen 3 top the issues with dis and...
Forum: V6
01-16-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,921
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Iron Heads are Done (ported & large valves)

I didnt have those on my heads. 1991 3.1l heads. Quite honestly ive never seen that before. And trust me I knew every mm of my iron and alum heads

you are right that would be a big pain if you...
Forum: V6
11-18-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,921
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Iron Heads are Done (ported & large valves)

Man I haven't seen you on here in a bit! Good to see you are still around. That was one mean gen 1 660.
Forum: V6
11-10-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,921
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Iron Heads are Done (ported & large valves)

Honestly I'm curious to see the outcome and you are right. Not much you can do to make them much worse then they started out as.
Forum: V6
11-09-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,921
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Iron Heads are Done (ported & large valves)

yes the intake helps greatly but the main gain is just the heads. Their d ported exhaust runners, larger cc runners, better combustion chamber. It's just a overall better design. Cfm flow is greater...
Forum: V6
11-08-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,921
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Iron Heads are Done (ported & large valves)

A good link on some real flow numbers.
https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/v6/357214-arguement-aluminum-heads-3-a.html
Forum: V6
11-08-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,921
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Iron Heads are Done (ported & large valves)

Welll that's a good point I would think that if someone just had a set of heads and flow tested them with and without.. I'd be curious of the results.
Forum: V6
11-07-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,921
Posted By fasteddi

Re: Iron Heads are Done (ported & large valves)

Well to all their own. I only say all of this because I've been there done it.

I wouldn't ever do the whole high compression hybrid again. I only did it because why not.. and it was a success with...
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