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perf-list-digest Thursday, December 23 1999 Volume 02 : Number 328



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In this issue:

FTE Perf - die grinder ooops !!!
FTE Perf - Port
Re: FTE Perf - Loser with a Die Grinder needs Help

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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 07:56:21 -0600
From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: FTE Perf - die grinder ooops !!!

there is a commecial product called Belzona... their literature reads :

"Belzona Series Products are based on two-part polymer epoxy technology.
Belzona systems are used to solve an infinite array of industrial and
commercial maintenance problems. Belzona ceramic based coatings offer
superior performance over other conventional coatings"

We use it here at work for all kind of machinery repairs... crankcases,
housings and various machinery parts... super strong and I think
machinable....

It is heat and chemical resistant (not sure to what temps). their web
site is www.belzona.com, but I had trouble getting it to come up..... try
a Yahoo search on Belzona and there are several references.. It ain't
cheap...but hey, neither were the heads...

hope this helps
john


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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 11:44:22 -0500
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Port

Jim writes: >>So my questions to you are this - I think I could just run a
bolt in
from the end with some loctite and call it a day, effectively plugging
this hole from the outside, or should I take it to a welder and get it
solid filled, and the finish off the port with confidence?<<

If I had spent that much money on those heads and then spent that much time
on porting, I would fill that sucker in (very - very carefully, mind you),
and then refinish it. I would think just filling the hole with a bolt
would leave you in an undersireable port condition.

JMHO
Azie
Ardmore, Al.

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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 18:43:10 EST
From: Bogginf350 AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Loser with a Die Grinder needs Help

i read an article a while back about how john kasse ports the alum. C j heads
he designed. he actually cut a hole about an inch and a half high and over
1/2 inch wide in the alum. heads. directly in the side of the port into the
head bolt boss. alum is much more prone to the burn away compared to the cast
iron. and he said there was no worries with this type of porting on the
exhaust side..... and as for losing flow numbers on the bench with the hole..
that pump gas stroker made over 700 horse on the dyno..... i would just plug
it with a bolt... possibly even threaded rod.. with a nut welded to the top
to reach the bottom of the threads and protrude into the top of the port.
then just grind it away like a casting imperfection with a carbon
burr.......... taaaa daaaa.... its fixed and with no worries.........

josh davis
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