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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 896074 times)

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Offline bvillercr

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1020 on: April 26, 2010, 01:39:40 PM »
Since my dad had to come into town today he stopped by the head shop and ask our guy if he had seen our studs yet, because we were missing our valve studs also.  Low and behold he found all of our head studs and valve cover studs. :evil: :evil:  I guess that's a relief?  If it rains here tomorrow we will be installing the clutch and bellhousing and maybe even put the engine in the car.  It's crunch time. :roll:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1021 on: April 26, 2010, 08:36:03 PM »
 
  Thanks Doc...those white walls behind the table are 4' x 8' pieces of foam insulation on the roll up door. The sun beats right on the door and in the summer it gets unbelievably hot behind the insulation.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1022 on: April 26, 2010, 08:49:57 PM »
looks like your going to Elmo in May?   :wink:

  Yea Mike, should make it just bolting things back in except some fab work on water injection.
  Hate to miss a newly flooded El Mirage.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1023 on: April 26, 2010, 09:30:08 PM »
cool cant wait. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1024 on: April 26, 2010, 11:10:17 PM »
I was in Palm Springs last week. Thursday morning there was fresh snow on the low hills.

In town the low temp was 50F and the high was 61.

Better bring a pair of tire chains with you.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1025 on: April 28, 2010, 09:57:57 AM »
Since we had the engine and trans out, we needed to do a lot of cleaning from a couple years of salt on the parts.  Here is a picture of our clutch disassembled.  The clutch was a different color before the wire brush. :-o



This is a picture of our spring, it show the adjustability of the clutch system.



We also had to some minor grinding on the valve covers, had some contact with our rockers. :-o  Anyway hope to have the clutch and bellhousing on today and maybe the engine in the car on Friday. :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1026 on: April 29, 2010, 10:28:13 AM »
Things are starting to come along.  Just one hicup yesterday with our starter, seems it froze up on us.  Luckily we had a new one in a box almost ready to go.  We just need to drill a roll pin hole in it so it doesn't move.  We did get the clutch and bellhousing on yesterday.

Here is our three disc clutch system.





Newly cleaned and painted bellhousing.



We should have the engine, blower system and maybe the gas tank in on Friday.  Maybe this is a sign of good things to come. :cheers:





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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1027 on: April 29, 2010, 04:31:45 PM »
thanks for the up dates
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1028 on: May 01, 2010, 10:26:59 AM »
Yesterday we had some problems with our starter but got it and the engine installled.  Today should be a productive day. :cheers:


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1029 on: May 02, 2010, 02:02:57 AM »
Yesterday we got a lot accomplished. :cheers:  We got all of the oil lines hooked up, the blower, and gas tank installed, the engine and inter-cooler tanks put in, one header and all of the water lines hooked up.  Here's a picture of our water systems.  The engine tank is under the inter-cooler tank shown.



And a picture of our blower system and gas tank installed.



Today we should finish getting the fuel line hooked up, the air intake, the transmissions and the other header installed.  Things to finish includes the new water injection, fixing the hood from blow off, welding two blower connector braces, and getting it on the dyno.  Things are looking better. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1030 on: May 02, 2010, 07:43:22 PM »
We are getting closer, but still have plenty to do.  Today we got all the fuel lines, distributor and wires, air intake, right side header, and 2 of 3 transmissions installed.  Then we tried turning it over and the batteries were dead, we had extras so those were swapped out.  We also had to get our blower tubes ready for welding, so grind away I did.  So now we have to weld up our blower braces, check and tighten our overdrive unit, fix our hood and fabricate and set up our water injection system.




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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1031 on: May 02, 2010, 09:51:49 PM »
REMARKABLE.....Thanks for letting us watch.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1032 on: May 02, 2010, 10:27:24 PM »
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1033 on: May 03, 2010, 11:53:46 AM »
Hey Troy,

Enjoy your thread but your videos could use some help.. Not trying to be a jerk, but this product is cheap and works great.

http://www.goprocamera.com/products

I mentioned this to you, last time we chatted at the pizza joint..

We use it on drag boats.  The wind noise is muted and you still get to enjoy the engine sounds.  The wide angle  view is killer..  We mount one forward and one back ward.. Bad Acura..

Here's a sample from a K boat.. (it's a blown alcohol roundy-round boat).  Takes about a minute to get it warmed up, but it's a real good example of the quality.. You'll see one of the cameras suctioned to the nose of the boat in one of the angles..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb69AWD8geE&feature=player_embedded

Best $300 you'll spend this year IMO...   Mostly because, I'll be able to see your car run a little more clearly.....

Selfish interest!  :-D


Neil

  Ok Niel, just ordered a GoPro video camera, thanks for the info, looks like a great little camera.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1034 on: May 03, 2010, 07:53:16 PM »
Great work!!! Can't wait to see/hear it run at Elmo!!   :cheers:
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