what kinda power are u guys making with your 496 stock block motor.will a 14.5 compression and 400 shot of spray will it live and is it possible to make it 5.30 in the eighth in 2800 mustang body.
honestly your problems were probably cam walk issues,people have ran oil gally restrictors for many years with no problem and restrictors are only .090 and showed no signs of wear .did you have the oil pump bypass blocked?i never run a h.v. pump its not needed.also i dont block the bypassI ran last yr a 525 ci motor with a stock tall deck that made 1050 or so on a 300 shot of nitrous. I ran into problems with the oiling system at that power level. What happened was it would chew the distributor gear up because the the oil galley's are to small to to keep the pump working so hard that it hurt the gear. I was also worreid about braking the main webbing .
To fix it. bought a Dart big M block.
I was using a Reher Morison oiling system (pan, pump, pick up)honestly your problems were probably cam walk issues,people have ran oil gally restrictors for many years with no problem and restrictors are only .090 and showed no signs of wear .did you have the oil pump bypass blocked?i never run a h.v. pump its not needed.also i dont block the bypass
According to David Reher, in the old day's when they had to use blocks like the one I have they use to bore the gally's out to fix the oiling problem these block have. He said at a point, a high HP level in these factory blocks will cause oiling problems because the oiling system is inadequate. He also said that some blocks are batter than others.wasnt an oil galley that was to small,hell bearing clearance is your biggest restriction not the oil galleys. most times a cam/distributer gear has problems it beacause of improper engine building=cam walk, or distributor gear not properly meshed with cam gear as in hieght off .if you had the bypass open and werent running really heavy oil then what else would have killed the gear? there are hundreds of thousands off bbc out there with factory block making killer power and not having any problems