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 51 
 on: April 21, 2018, 10:46:41 PM 
Started by Stainless1 - Last post by Stainless1
The bearings showed up Friday... at about the same time Wichita's newest brewery, Nortons Brewing Company opened their doors.... needless to say I went downtown to support my friend Dan with his new business...  wink
Poke the Bear.... nice chocolate coffee stout on nitro... mmmm breakfast beer
Polkadot Princess... nice Belgium Strong... girly beer when you add peaches   
MOFO... tasty Brown Ale
Infamous Butcher... Killer thick rich dark... delicious...

That's all I tasted.... some I had in full size... some in sample size....  rolleyes  cheers

 52 
 on: April 21, 2018, 09:48:23 PM 
Started by Milwaukee Midget - Last post by Stainless1

31 years ago today, I picked up Kate in my 1st MGB and we went out on a date.

31 years ago tomorrow, the MGB was still parked in front of her apartment.


What broke on the MGB?   How much was the towing?

How did you get to your home?

I suppose it was the MG owners tried and true alternative: Walking or hitch-hiking . . . . . . .

 Dead Horse  Dead Horse  Dead Horse



Dang Mark... you beat me to it.... I read that and almost replied but saw your reply... you said almost the same thing I was going to post.....
My guess electrical issue.... the Prince of Darkness strikes again  cheers

 53 
 on: April 21, 2018, 08:34:18 PM 
Started by Milwaukee Midget - Last post by Stan Back
"And a year ago I turned 69.  Dagnabbit, were my expectations dashed!!"

Wait!  Roll it over and see what you get!  Oh, well.  Didn't work for me, either. 

 54 
 on: April 21, 2018, 08:30:49 PM 
Started by Milwaukee Midget - Last post by Milwaukee Midget
Might consider rubber elbows in place of the straights, canting the throttle bodies upward, adding some length and making inlet horns/air filter possible?


Relief for the intake is in order - possibly negating air filters, but no additional length in the intake is foreseeable - not this year, anyway -


It's a time issue.  I'll pound back the firewall and maybe make some small K&Ns work, but we're 111 days out, we're unsettled on exhaust lengths, and if last week at work was any indication, slipping out early from work is becoming increasingly difficult.



 55 
 on: April 21, 2018, 06:46:21 PM 
Started by Milwaukee Midget - Last post by Interested Observer
Might consider rubber elbows in place of the straights, canting the throttle bodies upward, adding some length and making inlet horns/air filter possible?

 56 
 on: April 21, 2018, 06:29:03 PM 
Started by Milwaukee Midget - Last post by Milwaukee Midget
Here's what will and won't work -

Bullseye on the starter -
DSCN1217 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

Relief for the intake is in order - possibly negating air filters, but no additional length in the intake is foreseeable - not this year, anyway -

DSCN1213 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

Should be able to make headers work - need to know lengths for certain, but lots of room, here -

DSCN1214 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

Final location will be about 3/4" back, and the picture isn't great, but we've got good clearance on the front, and the timing wheel will fit without having to modify the crossmember -
DSCN1218 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

Not sure which port is the high pressure side, but we've got room for a fitting -
DSCN1215 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

New plumbing will be in order -
DSCN1220 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

But the dipstick can be made to work - (I've had former bosses say that about me) -

DSCN1221 by Chris Conrad, on Flickr

More to hit tomorrow.

 57 
 on: April 21, 2018, 06:10:17 PM 
Started by Milwaukee Midget - Last post by Seldom Seen Slim
Mark said:  "...Sexagenarian   doesn't mean what you think it does . . . . ."

I keep finding meanings aren't what I thought they were gonna be.  The above word, for instance.  And a year ago I turned 69.  Dagnabbit, were my expectations dashed!! Dead Horse

 58 
 on: April 21, 2018, 03:28:41 PM 
Started by TheHardOne - Last post by TheHardOne
Hey folks!  Been a good bit since I've posted anything.  Not much to update, however... Mostly lots of daydreaming.  Acquiring parts and pieces for the S-10 where we can and trying to get my old K5 off to the body shop to free up the bay it's been in.  I've been caught up working out of town too much to get anything significant accomplished and my partner isn't much better off.  He's currently working somewhere in Louisiana and when he returns, I'll be taking off to Missouri for a good bit.  As I've always been told, you've either got the time or the money but never both.  wink 

Not too long after acquiring the S-10, my partner and I happened across a screaming deal on a running '01 Chevy 2500HD pickup.  Snatched that up as the powertrain donor for our salt truck...  Fairly fresh 6.0L LQ4 engine and a 4L80E in need of a little attention.  We know a trans guy so no worries there.  Don't much care about the rest as it'll likely be off to the scrapper after selling off anything usable on it. 

I also happened across a mud truck recently that, after considering the parts that were used in the build, was way too sweet on price to pass up.  It, too, has a 6.0L LQ4.  It dyno'd 380 hp to the ground it's current habitat, though.  I call that habitat Big Ugly.  PO just called it Frank.  My partner and I are thinking that engine will probably work it's way into the S-10 in the name of time.  I know the builder and trust the work.  The rest of Big Ugly, though... well, it just might stick around for some local mud pit terrorizing with a different heartbeat.  We'll see...



Hopefully we'll have a chance to check out a few vendors at the NHRA Nationals in Topeka in May.  Try to get that fire-suit hurdle jumped while there and if not, at least know what size to order when I get home.

Enjoy reading through all you guys' build threads, hopefully one day we'll get to contributing a little more.  Next time I post, I'll load down on some pictures of the truck as it sits for a solid documentation of our starting point.  Until then...  cheers

 59 
 on: April 21, 2018, 02:49:04 PM 
Started by ack - Last post by kiwi belly tank
I was also looking into making the trip this year to check out the lay of the land with the intention of taking the liner down in 2019 but it sounds like my schedule just move up by six months to take it to Aus instead.
  Sid.

 60 
 on: April 21, 2018, 02:02:01 PM 
Started by tylerm - Last post by wobblywalrus
That is the problem I had.  The fuel pump produced too much pressure for the big needle valve that I needed to pass the flow.  The needle valve would not close.  That is why the two tank system with a bypass and gravity flow to the carb was used.


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