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Old 03-07-2021, 11:07 PM
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I have a thread going" 502 gen 5 carbed need help w/ rebuild" but have a different question. When I am done and have a few hours on it, broke in, I was thinking of buying an old alum prop, cutting off some blade to get 5000 rpms while strapped to the trailer. With a friend at the throttle and distrib. backed off a bit, run to full thr. and slowly advance the dist till no more increase in rpm then maybe back off a little and lock her down. Opinions?
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Based on what you posted
........my advice is step back away from the engine and do not touch anything. Take it to somebody who knows what they are doing.
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I think that`s a great plan!



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Hold my beer and watch this!
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3/4 race cams like 6000+ rpm,best cut off another blade.
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Kinda like the ol 3/4 race race cam guys would set their timing on a car. One in the driver seat with a foot on the throttle and one foot on the brake. A buddy rotating the distributor until the tires would brake lose. Yup sheeee's all good. 😂
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I think that is a great idea, kind of reminds me of this one.

Great plan.
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Guess I won't be trying that. Was just an idea.
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Its all good. We got a grin anyway! 😂.
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