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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #225 on: September 05, 2007, 10:21:59 am »
This to me looks like detonation . BIG TIME ! There is aluminum all over the combustion chamber .
-beerjet-

Does a vacuum leak cause detonation?  ???  Anyone?   ???


I had a mechanic briefly look at the engine in the Mach 1 this morning (he's here to fix the family boat's water pump and eratic running condition). He said it looked to him like there was a bad vacuum leak on that cylinder. He asked if the heads were surfaced (yes), asked if the block was surfaced (yes), asked how it idled (didn't idle very well at all), asked if it had any popping out the exhaust (yes), I then showed him the cylinder head and he looked at the gaskets and said that he could tell the gasket wasn't sealing and then he showed me how he could tell.

Wouldn't it be great for my wallet if the piston melting wasn't my fault? (Hey! A guy can dream can't he!?!)   ;D

Pray to the engine Gods for me, would ya'?

BTW, I trust the engine's builder and he'll tell me the what's and why's and how's that caused the problem. (But pray to the engine God's for me anyway.)   ;D
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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #226 on: September 05, 2007, 10:34:48 am »
Wow !!!
A vacume leak, did you call Hover on this ?
I have no idea hat I am talking about but I asked my daughter and she says.
Actually a vacume leak will cause a particular cyl to go leen if it is at the intake to head area, if if is at the carb to itake it will cause all cyl to go lean at high rpm.
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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #227 on: September 05, 2007, 10:48:09 am »
Wow !!!
A vacume leak, did you call Hover on this ?
I have no idea hat I am talking about but I asked my daughter and she says.
Actually a vacume leak will cause a particular cyl to go leen if it is at the intake to head area, if if is at the carb to itake it will cause all cyl to go lean at high rpm.

Thanks for the tip! More importantly, thank your daughter for me.  ;)   ;D
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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #228 on: September 08, 2007, 09:52:41 pm »
Any updates to post on the project?

hotrod56cars

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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #229 on: September 08, 2007, 10:07:21 pm »
Any updates to post on the project?

I'm waiting for the engine builder to call me so I can bring my engine back to him. I'm ditching the crank driven alternator and moving the engine back ~6 inches. I'm eventually going to put a back seat in it. When $ permits I'm ditching the Dominator pump and I am going to put in a Berkeley with a stainless B impellor in it. That's about it.

Did you test your boat out yet?
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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #230 on: September 24, 2007, 10:01:50 pm »
I ran mine Labor Day weekend with great results on the pop-off testing.

Any updates on your project?

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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #231 on: September 25, 2007, 07:48:38 am »
Emonan's dauther is correct!
Downer!!! I had spaced the $ I owe ya. >:( It went out 2nd day yesterday.
What bore size is it? Stock rod length? Part # ....I'll check through some extras for you.
If I have one that will work...it's yours. With the xeption of one motor i've always raced BBC.
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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #232 on: September 25, 2007, 07:57:19 am »
Good to hear BAE 557, when are you going to hit 170? I read over on HotBoat somewhere that the fastest jet is around 164...

I dropped the engine off at the engine builder's house, stood around while he tore it apart, #2 piston is completely waisted and the cylinder got scored pretty bad but the builder said it will be fine for my ap., the parts are probably at the machine shop still...

I've been working on this



for a friend while I'm waiting for my jet boat engine.
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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #233 on: September 25, 2007, 08:05:45 am »
Emonan's dauther is correct!
Downer!!! I had spaced the $ I owe ya. >:( It went out 2nd day yesterday.
What bore size is it? Stock rod length? Part # ....I'll check through some extras for you.
If I have one that will work...it's yours. With the xeption of one motor i've always raced BBC.

The engine's builder went through a lot of different reasons as to why something like this would happen to an engine. He's charging me $200 to tear it down and put it back together again. For $200 and my lack of knowledge it sound s like a deal to me. If it happens again...  >:(

You didn't need to 2nd Day that $, no worries, they're just sitting in a box waiting for you...

The builder said it won't be a problem to match the waisted piston up, .030 bore, stock rod length, Sealed Power forged, can't find the part number 23__... I've got another smoked BBC that came with the boat, that one is a two bolt main, cast crank 454, missing one rod and two pistons. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with that engine yet. I was going to use it for a winter project but I think I'd rather work on this...

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                                                          1978  19' Mach 1 Tunnel jet

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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #234 on: September 25, 2007, 08:20:53 am »
Good to hear BAE 557, when are you going to hit 170? I read over on HotBoat somewhere that the fastest jet is around 164...




When testing the pop-off over Labor Day, I did a 300' run and the boat has never hooked harder. I believe the next time out will be full throttle assualt to the count of 6 which should produce positive results.

What is the time frame for your deal to hit the water again?

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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #235 on: September 25, 2007, 08:25:35 am »
The engine's builder went through a lot of different reasons as to why something like this would happen to an engine. He's charging me $200 to tear it down and put it back together again. For $200 and my lack of knowledge it sound s like a deal to me. If it happens again...  >:(

You didn't need to 2nd Day that $, no worries, they're just sitting in a box waiting for you...

The builder said it won't be a problem to match the waisted piston up, .030 bore, stock rod length, Sealed Power forged, can't find the part number 23__... I've got another smoked BBC that came with the boat, that one is a two bolt main, cast crank 454, missing one rod and two pistons. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with that engine yet. I was going to use it for a winter project but I think I'd rather work on this...

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Now that's a cool project ;D  looks like fun.


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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #236 on: September 25, 2007, 01:56:07 pm »

When testing the pop-off over Labor Day, I did a 300' run and the boat has never hooked harder. I believe the next time out will be full throttle assualt to the count of 6 which should produce positive results.

What is the time frame for your deal to hit the water again?

NICE  ;D  I'm hoping for mid-October, I'd like to go see a friend at Lake Ming with it, but the boat should have worked last time   ???   so I'm not holding my breath or anything...  :-\

Now that's a cool project ;D  looks like fun.
2sav

Thanks, I busted ass on it for a year and a half, it's been sitting for at least 3 years since.  :-\  It's got a 302 Ford with a AOD.  :D
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NO REGRET$ ... Arguing on the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics / no matter how good you do you're still retarded!!!!!

                                                          1978  19' Mach 1 Tunnel jet

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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #237 on: September 27, 2007, 03:10:50 pm »


Looks like "Ridler Award" material.

hotrod56cars

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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #238 on: September 27, 2007, 03:58:11 pm »
Looks like "Ridler Award" material.

Actually I was shooting for "America's most buetifull roadster"...

LMFAO! Too funny!  ;D
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NO REGRET$ ... Arguing on the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics / no matter how good you do you're still retarded!!!!!

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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #239 on: September 27, 2007, 04:07:40 pm »


Thanks, I busted ass on it for a year and a half, it's been sitting for at least 3 years since.  :-\  It's got a 302 Ford with a AOD.  :D
[/quote]does that motor run like the mach1 motor ;D >:D I bet my buggy wil be done before the mach1 is! O0 But if you need help just call :D
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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #240 on: October 29, 2007, 09:00:54 pm »
I got a text tonight that the engine is done, again. I need to pick it up tomorrow.

I was using 1/2 of the gas 87 octane ( I had my reasons) , 1/2 of the gas 91 octane, and 1 can of octane boost per tank (11 gallons each I think ), it melted a psiton. I guess at the least I should go to 91 and octane boost, I'm definately not going to run any 87 in it anymore. It has somewhere close to 11: 1 compression, any suggestions on gas/octane boost? Thanks, in advance.

I'm going from a Holley 800 mech sec DP to a Holley 830 mech sec DP, differences are the 30 cfm and the 830 has bigger annuaral (sp?) boosters. I'm going to keep using the HEI because it's simple and there is no reason why it wouldn't be adeqoute to do the job of ignition. But I have a MSD marine dist, a MSD 6AL, and a Blaster 2 waiting for it.

If it doesn't break 65 mph  :-[  :P  this time then the pump is coming apart. Last time it was 49 mph at W.O.T..  >:(



I have been working on my '32. I am currently having problems with the sheetmetal I am working on warping due to heat. Specifically the door jams I am building. They need to be "right". I need to figure out how to straighten twisted and bent metal using heat and water and restrained force. I have forgotten more than I remember. I may have to redo it all and work slower next time.



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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #241 on: October 29, 2007, 09:42:50 pm »

I have been working on my '32. I am currently having problems with the sheetmetal I am working on warping due to heat. Specifically the door jams I am building. They need to be "right". I need to figure out how to straighten twisted and bent metal using heat and water and restrained force. I have forgotten more than I remember. I may have to redo it all and work slower next time.


I'm assuming you're "stitch" welding the sheet metal in your jambs? Are you using MIG or TIG? or OXY/ACET?  If you're using any of these systems and still getting warpage then maybe your heat is too high, also don't use water to "cool" the metal (unless you're adept at metal shrinking) I use a wet towel on the areas around the weld, it acts as a heat  shrink. Let the metal cool naturally.

Here's a pic of the last hotrod I built;

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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #242 on: October 29, 2007, 10:43:18 pm »
I'm assuming you're "stitch" welding the sheet metal in your jambs? Are you using MIG or TIG? or OXY/ACET?  If you're using any of these systems and still getting warpage then maybe your heat is too high, also don't use water to "cool" the metal (unless you're adept at metal shrinking) I use a wet towel on the areas around the weld, it acts as a heat  shrink. Let the metal cool naturally.

Here's a pic of the last hotrod I built;



I'm using a 110 mig w/no gas (flux core wire). I've never been taught what stitch welding is but I tacked it (over and over), first about 3 inches apart, then I put another good deep tach in the middle of that, etc. etc. etc. the whole time moving along the ? 2 1/2 ? foot long door jam. It took me about 20 minutes to weld the jam onto the door skin. I remember a lot more now that you've typed the above. Thanks.  ;D  The jam slightly twisted and curved during the process of welding it together.

Nice hot rod!

A very rough photoshop draft of my goal. Different wheels and tires (15 X 5 smoothies in front with 15 X 10 smoothies in the rear, caps and rings). Longer bed on mine too.

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NO REGRET$ ... Arguing on the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics / no matter how good you do you're still retarded!!!!!

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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #243 on: October 30, 2007, 09:33:36 am »
That'll be one cool channeled roadster pickup rod! Didn't that duece come with the top of the cab? Or did you just take it off?
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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #244 on: October 30, 2007, 09:36:56 am »
He took it off , he still has it.
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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #245 on: October 30, 2007, 11:17:12 am »
He took it off , he still has it.
Why did he take it off?
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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #246 on: October 30, 2007, 11:32:15 am »
Why did he take it off?

Because I can.
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NO REGRET$ ... Arguing on the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics / no matter how good you do you're still retarded!!!!!

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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #247 on: October 30, 2007, 11:36:22 am »
Why did he take it off?

He took it off , he still has it.

I've heard Marc say about 1,000 and 1 times "you're going to regret cutting that top off". I just don't want it to look like the other million flat black '32 - '34 ford pickups out there. I've got it figured out in my head how I can have a hard top roadster convertible, top on or off whenever I want it and look cool at the same time. IMO. But first the warping problem needs to be solved.
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NO REGRET$ ... Arguing on the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics / no matter how good you do you're still retarded!!!!!

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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #248 on: October 31, 2007, 11:23:27 am »
Have you tried posting pics on the HAMB? There is a PLETHERA, or however you spell it, of info and guys that can lead you in the right direction...As far as the top goes you got one thing on ever other 32-34 out there thats black primer...A real steel car!  ;)
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Re: Mach 1
« Reply #249 on: October 31, 2007, 11:59:26 am »
Have you tried posting pics on the HAMB? There is a PLETHERA, or however you spell it, of info and guys that can lead you in the right direction...As far as the top goes you got one thing on ever other 32-34 out there thats black primer...A real steel car!  ;)

I haven't posted on the HAMB, someday... Steel is real  ;D


On a lower note, the Mach 1 is going to be sold. I am in a financialy bad time period.
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NO REGRET$ ... Arguing on the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics / no matter how good you do you're still retarded!!!!!

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