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Postby xe5800 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:09 am

Hey Chad,

Hey just wondering if you guys use flows balls and wands?
I have just made some out of some ball bearings and tig wire, which im sure thats all
the Thorpe developments are.
Just interested to here your thoughts as to how to interprut your findings or anyone elses for that matter.
I had my first go at them today with some interesting things happening now i just have to work out what its telling me
lol :lol:

This forum has help me with porting alot as has Mr Meaux forum, so thanks in advance.

Troy. :D
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Re: Flow balls

Postby Chad Speier » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:59 am

xe5800 wrote:Hey Chad,

Hey just wondering if you guys use flows balls and wands?
I have just made some out of some ball bearings and tig wire, which im sure thats all
the Thorpe developments are.
Just interested to here your thoughts as to how to interprut your findings or anyone elses for that matter.
I had my first go at them today with some interesting things happening now i just have to work out what its telling me
lol :lol:

This forum has help me with porting alot as has Mr Meaux forum, so thanks in advance.

Troy. :D


Yes, I use them every time I flow something. I have the Thorpe set. Did you watch the video on the site?? It give some nice info.

They are worth their weight in gold. Basically you put a ball in the port and the depression goes down, it needs more work. The depression goes up, it's good.

I like taking the valve out and turning it upside down and do flow ball work.
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Re: Flow balls

Postby xe5800 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:55 pm

Thanks Chad,

Yeah i did see the video, but was a little confused as to what it was doing.
I probe the port and when the depression goes down you say it needs work there.
Does it need to be filled or taken out some because i thought the balls reattach the flow to the
wall. That is my main concern.
didnt know if it was directing the flow to the other wall or pulling it back behind the ball.. the area i speak about is the ssr apex on the floor.
I think im over thinking it maybe.
Your thoughts are meeded. :wink:
Thanks Chad,
Troy
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Re: Flow balls

Postby comp262 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:50 pm

[quote="xe5800"]Thanks Chad,

Yeah i did see the video, but was a little confused as to what it was doing.
I probe the port and when the depression goes down you say it needs work there.
Does it need to be filled or taken out some because i thought the balls reattach the flow to the
wall. That is my main concern.
didnt know if it was directing the flow to the other wall or pulling it back behind the ball.. the area i speak about is the ssr apex on the floor.
I think im over thinking it maybe.
Your thoughts are meeded. :wink:
Thanks Chad,
Troy[/quote]
Chad,
like Troy asked, if the flow goes up, do you take more out or add some?
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Re: Flow balls

Postby Chad Speier » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:02 am

Chad,
like Troy asked, if the flow goes up, do you take more out or add some?


Depends, but it does have to do with the shape. Normally when I lay on on the floor depending how far into the port the manometer reacts, tells me where it is. If I'm closer to the apex, more than likely it's the bowl depth.
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