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 The Great Flow Bench Rebuild 
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Here's the pictures of the rebirth of my 1972 flow bench. It began as a pile of pieces from storage.
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First came the new frame,
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And about 1/2 done,
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Finished
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Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:03 pm
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Nice!

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:49 pm
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Good work Dave!

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Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:50 am
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Hi Dave. Got it running? Any results?


Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:39 am
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Yeah, but with trouble. I had to replace the tube in the 5 ft. manometer, but I couldn't get the same hard plastic tube I used before, & decided I really didn't want too, after all it broke. So I got some flexible tubing, but it was metric and slightly bigger on the ID. Well it changed the calibration, made it short on readings by about 20%. Fixable by running a smaller element restriction, but I needed a baseline.

Years ago I had built a 1/2 scale restriction to run on the intake tube in place of a head for calibration, but I couldn't find it. I went over all my old tests, but didn't have access to most of the heads, except 1, a stock C1AE-A 390 Ford. I just happen to have a stock set, so I cleaned up a set of ports and used that for a baseline. I actually built 3 restrictors before I got it right, but now I'm getting reading that correlate to what I had "Back In The Day".


Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:28 pm
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Keep it going. I like seeing different builds. Makes for more ideas.


Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:52 pm
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interesting...
How does pumping air work? (Blower)

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Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:33 pm
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