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« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2007, 08:16:56 AM »
I'm pretty confident that the camshaft guy is going to tell me I need different valve springs. I'm also confident the carb guy is going to want to get paid. That's about $350 I ain't got. I'm going to have to do a mad eBay selling scramble to get out of the hole I dug for myself.   ???
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« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2007, 01:54:57 PM »
what's this going in?? race boat???

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« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2007, 02:11:49 PM »
All I can say is that I hope so, it would be nice to have another boat running circles.

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« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2007, 02:59:34 PM »
what's this going in?? race boat???

Excellant question Ralph. My original plan was to build a 60 mph boat that I could tow the kids around with (wake boards, inner tubes, etc...). The problem arose when I dissassembled the engine I had bought used and found forged crank, forged pistons, ~11:1 compression, and 4 bolt mains.

So if you're forced to buy expensive gas due to the compression ratio anyway, what kind of engine do you build?
 
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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2007, 03:24:59 PM »
All I can say is that I hope so, it would be nice to have another boat running circles.
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« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2007, 12:14:30 PM »
I had my existing valve springs checked by the cam manufacturer today. They're good to go. It's a relief as I am out of cash.   ;D
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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2007, 02:05:58 PM »
I got my MSD 6AL today.   ;D
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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2007, 04:05:30 PM »
Good score on the motor! Love the Big Block Buick red! ;)

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« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2007, 09:37:17 PM »
It's funny you would write that because I was thinking it kind of looked like that.   ???   ;D
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« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2007, 02:42:58 PM »
I picked up my carb from my carb guy today. He's been doing carbs since he was a teen and he looks like he's about 70 years old. Nascar, NHRA, boats, you name it he's done the carb on it - as long as it ended up in the winner's circle.   ;)

The carb got completely rebuilt. As all the carbs he rebuilds every screw, plate, body, etc... got replated with it's proper plating. Alcohol gaskets were used, at his recomendation, because they don't detiorate (spelling?) like the normal Holley gaskets do. It also got a new base plate as the old one had a repair of a crack and a new crack. Apparently when a crab gets tightened on to the intake manifold he needs to be tightened evenly.   ;)  It wasn't me, I've never used it yet, but now I know.

Don't drool on the keyboard please, I can't be held responsible for damaging it.   ;D
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« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2007, 08:54:36 PM »
That looks real sweet.
Now do you know if he has the stuff to do a Holley 950 3brl vac sec carb.
I have one I would like put but in working order.
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« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2007, 09:03:33 PM »
Very nice, it looks new, and probally works better than new.

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« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2007, 10:03:10 PM »
That looks real sweet.
Now do you know if he has the stuff to do a Holley 950 3brl vac sec carb.
I have one I would like put but in working order.
Thanks
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This guy can work any carb garuanteed my friend.   ;D  He's got these very cool old school Winfield carbs (when out of business in 1941) and a hand made intake manifold from the '30's that he's working on. These things are sweeeet looking, the intake is either made of or plated with copper!
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« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2007, 04:35:59 PM »
I'm not sure it was in '41 that Winfield went out of business or not. Ed had sold the company years before but stayed on in some kind of position. I'll have to ask some of my banger buddies that knew Ed Winfield.
Man is a legend. Pretty much the father of modern speed equipment.

Big race in the mid '20s in Hanford Ca I believe, to see who had the fastest sprint car in the nation. All the big names were there from all over the country to claim the prize including Louis Chevrolet and his cars. Winfield showed up with his 170ci flathead model T Ford engine and cleaned everyones clock. This was against all the overhead engines. Chevrolet said 'I saw it, but I don't believe it'. Winfields T ran 132 mph, coud be the fastest Model T ever, oh yeah engine still had a splash system (no oil pump, no stock T has one either) no water pump and a whopping compression ratio of 6 1/4 to 1. And the engine still exists, and just changed hands this last year or so after the owner died.

His carb won at Indy in 1926 and won every year after until fuel injection came to play. He retired in Las Vegas and lived until the early 1980s, grinding cams up to the last 2 years of his life. Isky bought his old cam grinder and still has it. Ed ground his first cam by hand. Wish I could have met him.  ;) 

I have a Winfield Model N 2" sidedraft carb, NOS, never been mounted on a engine. Someday I'm going to build a banger just to run the thing. lol

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« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2007, 04:58:54 PM »
Cool history. Thanks!   ;)

I don't have the best memory so I could have easily mis-qouted my carb guy's statement that Winfield went out of business in '41.  ;)  I do know that those carbs and intake were purty, maybe when I go back to his house I'll be able to take a pic of them. Those carbs and intake don't have anything to do with jet boats but they are for a hot rod and jet boats are hot rod's for the water!   ;D
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« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2007, 05:34:13 PM »
No, you very well could be right about the year. I don't remember hearing anyone actually talk about that date, so I kinda figured it was later.

I'll take a shot of my carb too, it's amazing.

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« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2007, 08:38:03 PM »
I got my gasket set for my engine on Saturday, I could've been puttin my engine back together today but fockin Marc, Brad, and Kyle made me drink too much beer and I spent today re-couping.   ;D
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« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2007, 10:50:04 PM »
Cam is in, gear drive is in, timing cover is on, harmonic damper is on, head studs threads cleaned and oiled. Tomorrow I'm going to buy one of them valvespring compressor's instaed of making them.   ;)  Maybe install the valves seals and the heads.   >:D   ;D 
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« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2007, 10:51:38 PM »
Pics never hurt.
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« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2007, 04:48:16 AM »
That sure is sexy !

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i dont but im all for stuffin shit in her ass to make her go away :-*

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« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2007, 08:50:50 PM »
I replaced the Valve stem seals today, what a pain in the freakin' asss. I borrowed a valve spring compressor from marcsrollin, I hated that P.O.S. because you had to put a golf ball under the head, clamp the head to a table, and then stand on the damn thing hoping the clamps were going to hold - for each valve seal. Not me brother. So then I went down to the local Smagen's Auto parts and bought the $30 valve spring compressor and you still needed to clamp the stupid head to a table with a ball under it because the valve locks stick to the valve. Not me brother. So then I broke out the buzz box welder, a grinder with a cut off wheel, and made my own valve spring compressor like I originally was going to do.   ;)  That worked to an extent, I didn't have to clamp the head to a table, I didn't have to stand on anything, but it didn't compress the valve spring enough to remove the locks. What it did do, and really well, is break the bond between the locks and the valves - easily.   ;D  Close enough for me brother.   ;)   ;D  Then I dropped the heads onto the block and figured out that 4 head studs are too long. 4 of them either need to be die'ed further or use a spacer on them. I also figured out it's a pain in the asss to put the head on over the studs, so I ended up removing all the studs in order to put the heads on the block. Then I dropped the intake on top, the carb, the scoop, grabbed a beer, and walked away for the night.
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« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2007, 10:14:41 PM »
Almost there... aq couple more beers and you will be ready to spin it ;D

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« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2007, 10:09:01 PM »
I torqued the heads down tonight, or at least all the nust onto the studs.   :(  I was following the instructions for the studs and in that process you need to loosen the nut and re-torque it down. Well all the nuts were stuck on the studs so I am now very concerned that maybe the nuts are torqued to the studs but the head may not be torqued to the block (studs too long). There is small amount of each bolt's shank (where there are not any threads) sticking out of the head. So I'm considering each of the following: leave it alone and trust the stud manufacturer (Pro Comp), either adding a flat washer to each nut (making two total washers on each stud/nut), or throwing the studs in the trash and using stock bolts.

I wanted to use studs because it will have nitrous.   ??? 

I also found 2 heavily damaged ends on 2 of the pushrods, not good for new lifters or new rocker arms.   :(
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« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2007, 03:04:32 PM »
At least Push rods are inexpensive... I should know as I have bought a few over the last couple days ???

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« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2007, 03:56:01 PM »
You bet!   ;D

I'm going to go get new pushrods and ARP head bolts right now...   ;)
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