Heating up Salt Cat's "big" engine
August 29, 2010. Again, it is nearly impossible to torque the head or set
the valves while the engine is in the car -- we have a straight 8 Buick set
in the body of a XJ6 Jaguar and the engine extends through the firewall
into the drivers compartment). So we hooked the engine to the air
compressor and heated the engine to 210' for 4 hours so we could re-torque
the head and set the valves hot. We will be participating in World of
Speed, in Bonneville in just under 2 weeks...Yee Haw!
Supercharged home made Straight Eight by Desperate Dan Vid 2
Built in a shed, it fired up first go. I was hoping it would sound real
lumpy like a drag engine, but it runs too smooth, and it's too quiet even
with unsilenced 9" pipes! The timing was a pain to sort out the Rover
distributor runs backwards, I had to take the heads off to work out the
firing order!!! See the shed it was built in on Vid 1.
Added May 2012: OK, my nails are dirty, maybe because I'm an engineer &
build stuff? Maybe your nails are clean because you can't build eff-all &
just sit behind your computer? C'mon folk, get a life.
Chrysler Straight 8 Flathead Marine startup-idle
Chrysler Marine Flathead straight 8, starting and idling in a beautiful
triple cockpit mahogany runabout. This was shot about 20 years ago.
Sounds great! I first posted this as an Imperial, but upon further review,
I believe it is actually a Royal, 323 cid. Not sure, at any rate it was
a long time ago that I took this video....
Salt Cat Racing - The BIG Engine - Straight 8, 367 C.I.
Recorded on May 25, 2010. Over the winter a bored & stroked 325 was built
(367 C.I.). Also, Frank started boring holes in one of the old heads --
resulting in a 16 port. He named it the "Henry 16 Port" (his 1st name is
Henry). Bigger injectors (90#) were added. The engine was really making
awesome horsepower, until one of the
upper cylinder walls let loose! We hope to get this engine/head
combination back together in time for World of Speed in September and run
it in the XXO Class. For Speed Week we will be running in the XO Class
using the Henry head.
Pontiac Straight 8 Engine
Pontiac used this engine from 1933 to 1954. This is my 1953 Pontiac engine
running after I changed the oil.
1950 Pontiac Straight-8 Engine For Enthusiasts
Are you nostalgic for the good old days of automotive engineering?
Then take a look at this.
A 1950 Pontiac Straight-8 Engine. Fully operational, and ready for
From a Hearse, so you know there's low milage, and hardly any wear.
A complete engine restoration by someone who knows the meaning of quality.
***UPDATE 9/28/09: Thank you for your interest. This item has already
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1952 Buick Riviera Super 8 Detailed Interior/Exterior Tour w/ Engine Details
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 1952 Buick Riviera Super 8.
I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this
car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, This car was in it's original found condition and was such a treat
to be able to check out. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to
give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Salt Cat Racing the 325 w/the Henry Head What happened?
August 22, 2010. Melted two pistons because we had just a hair too much
timing in it. To repair it for next year we will have to sleeve it back to
the 30 over so it can stay in the XO class. The lower end and the Henry
Head survived in great shape! With the speeds it was going it was on a 200
mph run, pulling hard when it let go. We finally found the fragile
balance between enough timing to make great Boost and too much timing that leads to a
certain death. Still, the little engine set five Land Speed Records, and
bumped three of those records up this year. The little engine WILL be
Abandoned Old Truck Breathes New Life.
This 1965 Ford F100 was abandoned on the property I bought about 10 years
ago.. We didn't think it would run or anything, as it was pretty rough
looking, just sitting under some trees.. It appears to have never been
tampered with, and it is all there,. It's a short bed, short wheelbase
fleetside Custom Cab, and is worth saving.. We were surprised the engine
purrs like a kitten, and doesn't smoke and.. We found out the previous
owner was an old man (he died) that changed oil in all his vehicles every
1,000 miles, religiously.. The shifter needs work, and there are no brakes,
but we will take care of that at a later date.