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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 606244 times)
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« Reply #60 on: July 20, 2007, 10:09:40 AM »

finally some good news.  The blower shipped on Thursday and should be here on Monday.  Lots of fab work to do on it so we will see how long it will take. 
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« Reply #61 on: July 22, 2007, 12:16:54 AM »

Have a lot of family commitments this weekend, so I'm getting late starts in helping with the car.  Today I got the bellhousing and the clutch off the old motor water tested the inter-cooler water tank, no leaks!!!  We also got the cam installed with only a few hick-ups, it's dialed in now.  Here some pictures of the procedure.



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« Reply #62 on: July 22, 2007, 12:35:35 AM »

Have a lot of family commitments this weekend, so I'm getting late starts in helping with the car.  Today I got the bellhousing and the clutch off the old motor water tested the inter-cooler water tank, no leaks!!!  We also got the cam installed with only a few hick-ups, it's dialed in now.  Here some pictures of the procedure.





Two questions:

#1 Why is the cam copper colored??

#2 On the second to last bearing on the cam and the very first there appears to be a line with an oiling journal....is it? And why don't the other ones have it as well?

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« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2007, 12:44:40 AM »

Troy,

The last question will be - can you put the camera down and use two hands to work on the racer?

DW
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« Reply #64 on: July 22, 2007, 12:55:24 AM »

Troy,

The last question will be - can you put the camera down and use two hands to work on the racer?

DW

It was only two pictures this time.
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« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2007, 08:41:09 AM »

Troy:

Don't listen to Dan. I think everyone's enjoying the coverage and cheering on your progress. Besides which you probably need the breaks!

Pete
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« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2007, 11:42:32 AM »

Troy,
  Keep up the good work.

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Asking questions is one's only way of getting answers. As a young boy I was always taught that there is no such thing as a stupid question. It suggests that the quest for knowledge includes failure, and that just because one person may know less than others they should not be afraid to ask rather than pretend they already know. In many cases multiple people may not know but are too afraid to ask the "stupid question"; the one who asks the question may in fact be doing a service to those around them.
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« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2007, 11:51:35 AM »

Two questions:

#1 Why is the cam copper colored??

#2 On the second to last bearing on the cam and the very first there appears to be a line with an oiling journal....is it? And why don't the other ones have it as well?

Scott

Sorry, I'll just hop in here.

That is just the coating the cam billets have on their solid roller grinds

BB Mopars oil the rocker shafts through a hole in the block and head that feeds through the #4 cam journal.

But now I have a question.  How thick is that head gasket???
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« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2007, 03:08:59 PM »

The color is a heat treatment and your right on with the hole in the cam.  We were using 45's and now it's 60.
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« Reply #69 on: July 22, 2007, 05:25:08 PM »

Just the light in the pic makes it look like .100 or so.
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« Reply #70 on: July 23, 2007, 10:33:11 PM »

yesterday we got a few things done and found something disturbing.  The disturbing part is that the cover for the cam where the fuel pump attaches was wrong.  The new cam gear has a wider spacing on its bolt pattern.  We now have to have it machined so the bolts don't hit the cover when the cam rotates.  Some things that were done. 

Had to grind out a larger hole for one of our new emergency electrical shut off switches.





We had to put on a new push bar for the rear bumper.  It got welded after I left.



Today we worked on some maintenance and the new dry sump tank.  Had to put a screen over our inter-cooler hose so the new pump wouldn't suck any ice into it.  Worked on getting the dash cleaned up and the major part was the dry sump. 

We had to cut and grind on the removable front end to get the dry sump to fit inside of it when we slid it on.  The attachment will be on the front frame rail of the car, this will be done in the next day or two. 



We get our heads on Tuesday and we think we missed the fed ex delivery of the blower today.  These next few days will be busy.
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« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2007, 07:53:44 AM »

Looks like you're really humpin'.  Let us know if you need us to send Mountain Dew!
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« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2007, 08:59:54 AM »

I forgot to add this one yesterday, the first time we could sit down and have a beer since working on this rebuild.  It was beer 30.  Send as much Mountain dew as you want.  We could use it.

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« Reply #73 on: July 24, 2007, 11:41:16 AM »

Two questions:
#1 Why is the cam copper colored??
Scott
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It is copper plated. Cams are copper plated before they are ground so when they harden the lobes the shaft isn't as hard because the copper prevents the nitride from getting to it.
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« Reply #74 on: July 24, 2007, 12:10:34 PM »

I can't remember the official term for the copper plating but this is close.  "Carborization"  It helps keep the carbon structure intact when it goes through heat treatment it doesn't lose strength. 
   
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I'm not sure if this is the same thing as what you wrote about the nitride, if it is thanks for the info.
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