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#2113775 - 07/19/16 11:45 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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I have seen pics on Facebook of it out cruising the street getting ready for drag week.
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#2114398 - 07/20/16 08:28 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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I wish we knew how things are going...thread kinda disappeared.

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#2114426 - 07/20/16 09:05 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Car that cool it should be a requirement for a weekly update! smile

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#2114489 - 07/20/16 10:53 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: J_BODY]
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I noticed around here that no news is bad news
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9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
6.001@113.27mph
9.44@138.23

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#2114502 - 07/20/16 11:12 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Fwiw mine is working well. I have put on about 400 street miles so far.
Need to get it to the track here ASAP.

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#2114656 - 07/21/16 09:32 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: R3DART]
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Originally Posted By R3DART
Fwiw mine is working well. I have put on about 400 street miles so far.
Need to get it to the track here ASAP.


How big of motor is yours? What kind of hp level are you running?
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#2114917 - 07/21/16 02:39 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Hes been busy with his daughters softball games,sons scouting activities and its been hot as heck around here.Plus the track prep at HPT has sucked this year.I know he made a couple of hits when the PowerTour was at the Kansas Speedway.I havent heard the results.

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#2115706 - 07/22/16 05:15 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 1967dartgt]
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It's 468ci, 360-1 heads, bullet solid roller, 12.54-1, 1050 dominator.

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#2115890 - 07/22/16 09:28 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: ksj]
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Originally Posted By ksj
Hes been busy with his daughters softball games...


laugh2.... that parked my ride for 4 years! (and I'd give anything for just one more year....)

hear you on the heat. been a miserable summer in the central us.


Edited by J_BODY (07/22/16 09:29 PM)
Edit Reason: hear.... not here :)

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#2115895 - 07/22/16 09:39 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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He also took some time to put together a BB Chebbie motor for a friend of ours.Hes a busy guy.

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#2116439 - 07/23/16 11:05 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Sorry guys I have been really busy, I have over 2000 miles driving on the street and highway. I took the car to the Roadkill nights at Kansas Speed Way, it was called pit lane drags. I will say that this thing is WAY more motor than I expected. On the second pass I lost the cam sync and the timing went crazy. I fixed that and made a third pass after that pass it was down 15 to 20 psi oil pressure so I played it safe and pulled the motor to take a look at it. #3,#5 and #7 rod bearing were scuffed not spun, every thing else looks great, mains look like they just came out of the box cam bearing looked good, the worst cylinder on the leak down test was 3% hot. We polished the crank feed it a set of rod bearing and its back together and on the run stand, I hope to fire it tomorrow. I have up graded the oil pump to a Titan pump I have had on the shelf for a few years. I will try and do a better job about keeping you guys updated.


Edited by 69 lawndart (07/23/16 11:11 PM)

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#2116447 - 07/23/16 11:23 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Any et?

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#2116453 - 07/23/16 11:48 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Originally Posted By 69 lawndart
I will say that this thing is WAY more motor than I expected.


Well then, the old combo was good for ten teens at a buck thirty-four. Mr. Crow has never been one for overstating anything either, so I'm looking for good stuff indeed!
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#2116467 - 07/24/16 12:53 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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No need to apologize. You have been busy.

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#2116954 - 07/24/16 10:17 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Update, it runs and all is good, the oil pressure is 50 to 60 hot idle with 10W-30 oil. The new pump is definitely moves more oil. I plan on warming it tomorrow evening and doing a leak down and compression test and cut the oil filter apart, if all looks good then back in the car.

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#2117016 - 07/24/16 11:24 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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So do you know why you got the rod bearings?
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#2118732 - 07/26/16 10:25 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 1967dartgt]
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Originally Posted By 1967dartgt
So do you know why you got the rod bearings?
I think it was a combination of things. Losing the cam sync made the timing fire where ever it wanted to, thus beating the rod bearings, none of them fit nice in the rods when I took it apart. And the fact that that on the third pass the new shifter locked between 2nd and 3rd gear sending it way high in the RPM, the high rev limit was turned off. (my fault) I don't blame the block in any way. The last thing is the oil pressure has been dropping about 10 psi above 6000 RPM, that's why we decided to change the pump. According to Titan oil pumps I was cavitating the pump at higher RPM.

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#2118762 - 07/26/16 10:58 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Is there a minimum amount of oil you need with those Titan pumps? Thought I read somewhere like 13 quarts or something, but wasn't a Mopar engine
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#2129135 - 08/09/16 10:19 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Update, finally got time to put the motor back in the car and driving it. Took it into town this evening and gave the car a good bath an then went out on the highway for a 20 mile drive, temp was 177 to 180, oil pressure was 70 to 75 psi and hot idle oil pressure id 45 to 50 psi. oil is clean. plan on driving it to work tomorrow weather permitting. then I will cut the filter apart and take a look.

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#2129168 - 08/09/16 11:02 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Great news. Thanks again for sharing this information
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1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.89 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
6.001@113.27mph
9.44@138.23

Untitled by John Cadamore, on Flickr





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