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Old 05-29-2011, 08:06 AM
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holy [email protected] this is awesome! You sir are a legend!
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:18 PM
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holy [email protected] this is awesome! You sir are a legend!
I don't know about all that but thank you. Legend? Haahahha!!!!

Let's go with middle aged construction worker.




Went ahead and put some valves in 2 of the heads. I found that about half of the valves had the groove cut to big and the clip would not seat into the retainer. I chucked them back into the collet and cut the grooves .002 deeper and they went together like they should.




Then I decided to install the rocker studs more perminent. They had been screwed in finger tight forever.




With the heads being done I nailed down my finished push rod length. I only had enough rod to make 12 rods but that will be fixed tomorrow.




Then a set of rockers were assembled and put into place. Nothing is adjusted with the camshaft not properly timed yet.




I need to get on the distributor soon but I have not had the drive to work in the garage lately
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:20 PM
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Work of art. Period.
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awesome work on those pushrods, rockers, valves etc...

really starting to look like its done, or at least nearing completion

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Well I have just uncovered a major problem. I have drilled the distributor hole in the wrong spot. Must have had some kind of brain fart that day. Tomorrow I will have to start the long process of total disassembly of the engine. The holes will have to be plugged in the block and manifold. They will have to be redrilled and then everything reassembled. It ain't going to happen today. I'm too disgusted with myself.
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Just kidding, I feel your pain. At least it is fixable, albeit some large effort & time involved. You shoulda seen this coming, things were goin' too smooth for quite a while there. Chris
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At least it is fixable, albeit some large effort & time involved. You shoulda seen this coming, things were goin' too smooth for quite a while there. Chris

Well all I can say is OOPS!! It's my own fault so It's hard to be mad. If this is the worst thing that happens, I would have to admit that it still went pretty good. I'll get it fixed and get back on track. Have to remember that this is the prototype and **** like this is going to happen.
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Stuff me Steve, if this is a proto type how many of these masterpieces were you thinking of churning out???
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Only 2 but the plans will be for sale.
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Sorry to hear about the stuff up, it has to be so frustrating.
Still, apart from time and a bit of work it isn't a huge problem.
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I'm surprised (and impressed) that it took this long for a major snafu to turn up. I'd have started over 3 or 4 times by now.
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Nice work is it going to be blown or NA?
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Definition of an engineer: "a man who spends most of his time drilling holes, and filling them back up again"

still impressive that you havent hit a major snag till now though

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Nice work is it going to be blown or NA?
One of each.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:11 PM
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Well the problem is fixed. It's not the greatest work that i have ever done but it wont be seen and will not effect the operation of the engine.

It is back together and I have the cam timing set. NOW I can get going on the distributor!!
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