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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:20 pm 
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Paraphrasing Navy flight instructors: If you suck at flying the plane, practice makes perfect. If you don't sound cool over the radio, there's no getting better.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:24 pm 
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Flat black hood.... Because RACECAR?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:28 pm 
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TheDarkSideOfWill wrote:
Flat black hood.... Because RACECAR?


It does kind of look that way, just the shadow from the clouds and dirt I guess, hood's blue


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:30 pm 
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Not perfect do I do have a place to work and can get to the car again. 

I did notice my 13 year old is starting to show a bit of interest as in...."It would definitely look better with yellow caliper and springs......so when I get my license can I drive it to school? "  Which of course led to the discussion...I'm not sure if I say I love you by saying yes or no.  I don't mind you wanting to drive it and I'm not worried about the car but what I am worried about is you and this car was a quite a handful at 600hp and I don't want anything to happen to you....lets hold that thought and let me see how you do driving it and then make a decision together and before that lets get it running and that means you helping be get even a little spending authorization from mama" :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:19 am 
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mk e wrote:
..... and before that lets get it running and that means you helping be get even a little spending authorization from mama" :)


Oh mama is good....

Son: Mama can we get papa's car running?"
Mama: "You know if I let papa spend money on the car I'll need to say no when you ask for money for your game or want a new microphone stand or anything like that?"
Son: I understand but getting the car running would definitely be worth it...I was so proud of him :)

That seemed to be enough of a push to at least get a discussion started. Now it did start with a repeat of of "Oh, honey, this project need to last your whole life" but I was ready with "I know and just look at this poor think, the paint will take me a couple years, I can clean the interior but that needs to be redone, before that I need to rebuild the suspension, wow, I can't imagine ever actually finishing but it will be so nice to be driving it again like when we were dating". That all led to discussing the numbers a bit which is a big step forward. There are still logistics concerns to get past as they are expecting a big covid spike soon and I'm not real hopeful of seeing masks at the machine shop just as there were none to be seen at the stucco store but there seemed to be hope.

The plan is start with the valves so I can get the heads finished and try to have the block ready to drop off when I'm picking up the valves.....that puts assembly in December I guess. Not sure about the whole dyno project as that needs money.....may just rent some time somewhere....don't know....I do know there won't be any starting it inside or without a second person when the day does come :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:32 pm 
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Cleaned up the valves and setup a V block and indictor just to be sure they will cut ok.....mostly goodish, all within .004 TIR except 1 intake that was over the 008 my tenth indicator could read.....but a smack in the head with a mallet helped it back onto the straight and narrow path at .002. They are ready to drop off to be ground.


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Wade very kindly offered up his valve grinding services so mail lady will whisk them away tomorrow.....and I assume they will make it to Wade once mail delivery resumes 3-4 days after the election :shock: :lol:


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Did something! Put some cuts in the 3 intake seats I want to replace to make then easier to remove next time I'm in the shop


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I like to TIG weld a bead on the seat and watch it fall out when it cools. I use stainless rod and it draws it right up. Never have to touch the head.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:00 am 
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Woke up early and rather than lay there staring at the ceiling I got up and pulled the seats out. I tried it a little different this time and it seemed to work fine. Yesterday I cut 3 grooves most of the way through the seat but didn't take any risk of cutting the heads. today I welded across the groove thinking that would be enough to shrink the seat.....it worked fine but not sure it was any faster or worked and better then welding alone....less heat next to my new exhaust seats was what I was thinking about, no idea if that was true or matters but they are out now.


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