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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1485 on: July 24, 2011, 12:19:18 PM »


  Bvillercr makes it sound like it was sittin there sopin in oil all this time :roll:

  Actually what he cleaned up, [with Gunk degreaser] was residue left over from original cleanup last August.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1486 on: July 24, 2011, 10:56:34 PM »
We got a lot accomplished today!  First picture shows our back mounting plate and how it attaches to the fire wall.



The block is bolted in, and you can see the front mounting plate connections.



Much easier to put the blower and plate in with it all attached, but it's too heavy for us to lift.  Engine hoist it is!



Blower system is in, and every time we take the engine out there is always adjustment needed to the plate to get it squared up to the crank.



This is the critical part of the alignment, these two parts of the blower drive need to move in and out silky smooth.





The blower belt is on, and we got the gas tank mounted too.



We are starting to get ahead!  Just a few more things to do before we get our heads back from Pheonix.  Hopefully we will get them before the weekend so we can put the rest of the motor together and get all of the electronics hooked up.  We may even have time to get the car on the dyno before Bonneville. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1487 on: July 25, 2011, 09:10:04 AM »
Forgot to add that we got the transmissions in the car as well. :cheers:


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1488 on: July 25, 2011, 01:09:40 PM »
John and Troy,
Great to see how your car goes back together, it shows some of the things that are not obvious when you look at the completely assembled car. Like the blower drive, which is absolutely "elegant"! Planning to see you in August, I am going to trailer my modified this year as I can carry a lot more camping stuff in my pickup and the seat in my roadster doesn't like my butt for much more than about 100 miles. Age sucks!!

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1489 on: July 25, 2011, 02:37:05 PM »
   
 Rex... yeah age sucks, you''ll miss getting soaked by the rain :-D

  Might see you on I-80 for the third time. Come by and see us.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1490 on: July 28, 2011, 06:40:36 PM »
I read through this entire thread and im amazed with level you guys operate on. Hopefully i make out to Bonneville and check out your car in person it looks great in pictures and im sure pictures dont do justice compared to the real thing. Im a big procharger fan and i do hope to get a chance to stop by so that i ask you some questions and get some pointers about your blower intercooler setup.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1491 on: July 28, 2011, 07:16:16 PM »
I was hoping that you could warm it on NITRO in impound, just once for me....................

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1492 on: July 28, 2011, 08:07:24 PM »
I was hoping that you could warm it on NITRO in impound, just once for me....................

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1493 on: July 28, 2011, 09:24:50 PM »
I read through this entire thread and im amazed with level you guys operate on. Hopefully i make out to Bonneville and check out your car in person it looks great in pictures and im sure pictures dont do justice compared to the real thing. Im a big procharger fan and i do hope to get a chance to stop by so that i ask you some questions and get some pointers about your blower intercooler setup.

  Yeah stop by :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1494 on: July 28, 2011, 09:27:59 PM »
I was hoping that you could warm it on NITRO in impound, just once for me....................

FREUD

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1495 on: July 28, 2011, 09:47:44 PM »
I'll see u the first day that I arrive.

I've just ordered 28 hour days until Speed Week. If you don't need the time to finish the assembly,

you can sleep a bit longer each day.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1496 on: July 29, 2011, 12:06:33 AM »
 JL222
           I'll make sure I stop by, thanks.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1497 on: July 29, 2011, 12:57:01 AM »
  Today we got the ballistic blankets on the transmissions, drive shaft on, dust shield between motorplate and
step pan on, sumptank cleaned out and remounted, a couple of oil lines cleaned and installed and the blower
tubes cleaned out. Aso new rebuild '' new geroters and shaft'' oilpump installed.

 Heads might ship tomorrow, Larry called for our old flow sheets, and said they  were already ahead by 40 cfm
at one of the lower lifts :-D

 Still had to finish porting, surface the heads and o-ring them but thought they might still be able to ship Friday.

  Have to ship next day now, time is running out and not sure pushrod holes will clear pushrods.
 We had to mill out ''elongate'' pushrod holes in old heads as we have a raised cam, but Stage 5 thinks they will be OK.

 New 375 lb on the seat springs waiting to be installed when we get the heads.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1498 on: July 29, 2011, 11:21:26 PM »

  HEADS are shipped ''next day delivery'' OUCH!!

  Fuel pump mounted and line from gas tank on, oil lines from pan to pump then sump back to pump out to filter and back to pump installed.

  Fire bottle cables hooked up. Intercooler ''air side'' flushed and some tubes installed

  Might fire up Sunday :-D


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1499 on: July 30, 2011, 12:59:00 AM »
Lookin good guys, can't wait to see the beast ........13days!!!!!!
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