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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Camden, NSW, Australia
351W valve springs
Hi everyone, been a while since my last post. Anyway, I have a TC Corty with a 351W w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM package e.g. heads, cam and manifold. I have mixed it up a bit by using a Demon 750 DP instead of the Edelbrock carb and Mallory ignition of the same specs as what Edelbrock recomends. The package is supposed to make max power at 6000rpm, ever since the build I have noticed a slight "crackle" at about 5500rpm, so i havn't been able to rev it any harder. I thought it was fuel delivery related so i fitted the biggest mech pump i could find. It is still pulling hard up to that point but makes the noise at 5500rpm. Finally went to a dyno day the other day, it got to 5500rpm and made the noise, the operator backed off (thanks to the guy, has good mechanical sympathy). He recons it is valve bouncing , but only on the left bank. This surprised me because the heads came from Edelbrock with the valves and springs installed. Anyone exerienced anyhting like this?