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Old 09-16-2019, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default Early V8 Dyno Work

I have read, with great interest, the work of Ted Eaton and his Y block, dyno tests.

Has anyone done anything like that with the first generation V8's? Or does anyone have any dyno runs on there own engines that they would like to share?

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Old 09-16-2019, 05:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

There are several books out there on the topic. One is JWLs (who post often here on the Barn) book. Joe Abbin also has books out with dyno data.
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The Aussie Mike Davidson has books out with dyno info
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JWL says 400+ dyno runs, that should give you some ideas.
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JWL's are real world tests.
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You cab buy it from Max VP.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:53 PM   #7
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I'll have to get JWL's book.

Can I assume that no one else has had their engine on a dyno (what about a chassis dyno), even to jet the carbs?
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Default Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

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I'll have to get JWL's book.

Can I assume that no one else has had their engine on a dyno (what about a chassis dyno), even to jet the carbs?
Yes I have had my car on a dyno, 39 standard coupe, to check output and A/F ratio. As a follow up to a previous engine failure due to a detonation problem.
Ended up going up 1 jet size on Main Jet, a single Stromberg 97 carb. Standard 81A engine 83 thou over. Edelbrock Heads. Dont have figures handy.
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Main jets size
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:17 PM   #10
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I have recommended dyno tuning to several people who did so and liked the results.
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:24 PM   #11
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Dave Tatom has done dyno runs on a blown flathead he races at Bonneville. He is in Mt Vernon, WA, and tests his flatheads, as well as other engines, in Renton, as I recall.
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