EP018 Unsealed-Life Beyond the Bolts with Steve and Kate – May 17, 2020

Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Crateinsider/ to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions.

If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel.

Some of the links mentioned in this weeks show include:

The new vintage racing YouTube channel Racing Rewind- www.youtube.com/channel/UCVtPhVxZn-aD6h3M4oTa1ng/

Questions asked this week:
I was reading on a forum about comparing your flat air filter base with the new Walker Air Filter System and that someone was testing them with 100 mph winds on an engine dyno.  What are your thoughts on that?
Pro and cons of running a alternator?
I’m about to switch to Sunoco gt 260 plus from renegade crate elite, it doesn’t have the methanol you spoke of in it like CHP plus does it?
How often should we change our 602’s engines?
Is a 16v battery like a MSD?
Is a Friesen Crate better than a GM Crate. It seems like it is, what do you think?
What distributor do you prefer on a 602/604?
Can you run either gear on an msd distributor with a 604 (bronze or steel)?
Can you discuss the pros/cons of the Kevco?
Any advantage of running a evacuation system on a crate?
What’s the best way to store a 604 motor that has been running E 85 for a couple months while building a car?
Is the plug of choice for your 604 still the NGK 5724-8?
We recently found out that one of the tracks we run allows the 602 to be freshened up. The other 2 don’t. Is it worth doing it with our used up piece to be freshened and blue printed?
Best header Beyea or Profab header for 604?
How many nights for 604 valve spring replacement?