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Old 08-13-2013, 06:13 PM
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I've been working on this for a while its coming along pretty slow due to not having money. Plan is full rebuild with higher compression, cam, roller rockers, plenum fix, long tubes, and I was thinking about carb to tune it but I was advised against that by many so I'm trying to figure out a simple megasquirt setup. The mill is from a 99 Durango with 133k on the clock.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:22 PM
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So the machine shop called and I'm going .010 on the mains and rods and .020 on the pistons. Before I start calculating different combos to raise my compression I want to be sure I know what the specs are stock. Does this look right?
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:23 PM
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You stroking it a tad?
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:20 AM
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No, why you ask?
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:39 AM
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The numbers you had put up for the rods and what not made me think you were.

Disregard. lol
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:28 AM
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So assuming those specs^ are correct, what do you guys think I should do for compression 10:1 and run 91 or 9.6:1 like the hemi's and run 89 octane?
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:51 AM
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What cam do you want to run? (yes, it makes a difference) Where do you want your power to be?
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:19 PM
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Maybe this one: http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/p...r&partid=11433. I want good power low to midrange. I'm open for recommendations on cams, maybe even the same cam redneck is using.
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So these pistons and head gaskets will give me almost 10:1 what do you think?:
Pistons: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ue...iew/make/dodge
Head gasket: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/dc...ge?prefilter=1
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I ended up getting stock pistons so the compression will only be a tad higher from the .020 bore. What do you think of this cam? http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/p...2&partid=28053
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What are your plans for valve train upgrades? With that cam you are past what the stock setup can handle .480 is it. What are your plans for RR 1.6 or 1.7? This makes a diff to the end lift numbers of the cam. What intake is in your plans? Personally I would not buy a reground cam, new or forget it but thats me.
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im running 1.7s with the 20-745-9 comp cams cam, and i LOVE it! it had massive amounts of low end tq, and pretty decent high end power.
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I'll run 1.6 roller rockers and the right springs and retainers. I want to get a reground cam since its only $200 and my moms getting mad at me for spending money! I'm going to use the stock intake for now. Is there a reground that compares to rednecks cam since I'm looking for low to mid power?
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You would have to get his cam specs off the web and the look around at H****'s site see what's close. If you are going to change springs and keepers then go 1.7 it will only help. What have you picked for spring and the like and part numbers or just the stuff on H****'s web page to match that cam.
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Really h u g h e s is not a legal word.....
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Hughes is a legal word.

But the man is such an *** that some of us don't call him by name.
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Well here's my list of parts so far. I still need to look at more options for stuff like spark wires and such and add more to the list:
Cam: http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/p...2&partid=28053
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Valve springs: http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/p...r&partid=10280
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Valve retainers: http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/p...r&partid=23197
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Cam key: http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/p...r&partid=11339
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Heads: http://www.ebay.com/itm/271127414917...84.m1423.l2649
510(no springs and retainers)
Head bolts: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/arp-144-3605
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Headers: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ps...model/ram-1500
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Y pipe: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ps...iew/make/dodge
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Plenum kit: http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/p...d&partid=27091
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Thermostat: http://m.summitracing.com/parts/snn-13359
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Dipstick tube: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00837RVVI
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Tune up : http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/p...r&partid=26354
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Water pump: http://m.summitracing.com/parts/aaz-58-560
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Muffler: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ho...6hkr/overview/
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:13 AM
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Get the plenum plate from Ebay. It's like 50 bucks there. Get your gaskets locally.
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Here's the plate

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Having one of those in my engine, it's a very good plate and was shipped promptly.


And it's made by a member here. Can't go wrong really. You might do the Kegger mod too when you've got the intake off.

I think that fella also makes 50mm TB's. He does have a core charge though.
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