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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2007, 09:14:57 PM »

Hey Rich...

Somebody put a Packard in your Vega....

That is just so wrong in so many ways...


That engine looks great though!
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2007, 01:04:29 PM »

Headers getting ready to go to the coating place


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« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2007, 01:12:33 PM »

At least the smoke is going the right way and not like some of the Flattie Sorta Fords. wink
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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2007, 11:11:48 AM »

Back from Speedweek and the headers are coated and on. That should be the last part. WoS here we come.


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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2007, 06:30:34 PM »

Well it runs. makes all the right noises. None of the wrong ones so far. This is good. few little things to do for WoS.
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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2007, 05:12:49 PM »

The best reason to build something is that it is wrong. Great looking car. The Packard engine makes it unforgettable.
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2007, 07:21:38 PM »

I have been having the results of an infection removed from holes in my head. Feels like I need to go back for more. i sent the car up with two friends who have not done this before. So far it has not gone well. I understand the first run was way to rich. Better safe than sorry. The second run may have been rich and maybe he started in high and tried to shift into second at 3000. Not sure, but he gave up on that one and turned 110, I hear. Third time in line a wheel cylinder began to leak and they called to tell me they were putting it on the trailer and coming home. Not sure if I talked them out of that, but I am sure they will leave tonight. I am a little disappointed.
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« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2007, 08:37:51 PM »

I have been having the results of an infection removed from holes in my head. Feels like I need to go back for more................. I am a little disappointed.

Sorry to hear all of that Rich.  Does the car have brakes on both ends??? Which one is leaking??  Can that end just be blocked off??

I finally got around to reading the spring Bonneville Racing News and enjoyed your article on "mixing & matching engines, flywheels, etc.".  Very good info smiley.

Get well and go to World Finals,

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« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2007, 08:47:20 PM »

I have been having the results of an infection removed from holes in my head. Feels like I need to go back for more.  I am a little disappointed.

as if all this isn't hard enough as it is , sorry to hear all that......hope you've had your bad luck and there's only good to come. wink
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2007, 09:02:42 PM »

They took my advice and added brake fluid which brought the brakes back, started in second and shifted to high and it died. So it's coming home. I'm interested to see if it has gas in it.
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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2007, 09:16:14 PM »

.................... I'm interested to see if it has gas in it.

Good question, ask me how I know  cry,

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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2007, 10:37:07 PM »

  Sum do not feel alone. I had gas in the tank but the rev limiter was still set for last years engine. Well all I can say that its not the worst mistake I ever or will make. Heck turned out good I did not break any parts! Note to self add checking rev limiter to check list. No harm no foul!  Vince
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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2007, 11:57:43 PM »

  Sum ..................... Note to self add .....................

.............sight tube to gas tank cool ,

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