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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 870430 times)

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Offline jl222

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1500 on: July 30, 2011, 11:42:27 AM »
Lookin good guys, can't wait to see the beast ........13days!!!!!!

  Hope we can meet up.

  We better stock up on beer :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1501 on: July 31, 2011, 11:59:00 AM »
We made some progress yesterday! :cheers:  just a little bit of finish welding on our window latch.



We finally got our heads yesterday at 1, with new heads require mods and inspection of clearances and ofcourse assembly.  The new springs are pretty stiff and the push rods are tight. :-P

Here is a picture of the grinding I had to do on the valve covers.  We had the dual plugs before and now we have to change the blanks from one hole to another.



Dad lashing the valves.



Done for the night, finished around 1am, should have everything finished today and a possible engine start. :cheers:


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1502 on: July 31, 2011, 12:40:02 PM »
 :-D A little tuning time before going to the salt.... :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1503 on: July 31, 2011, 12:52:56 PM »
Looks good Bob, we may get on the dyno yet!  Forgot a picture.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1504 on: August 01, 2011, 09:36:55 AM »
No start up yesterday, but we're close!  Once we got the manifold on we had to check our new hole in the front window to make sure it was correct.  Well, it was close.. I had to shave it a little larger to get it right/closer. :-D. All we have to do is install a couple of blower tubes, distibutor, spark plugs, add water, and put a tune into the FAST and she's ready to start.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1505 on: August 03, 2011, 01:46:28 PM »
No start up yesterday, but we're close!  Once we got the manifold on we had to check our new hole in the front window to make sure it was correct.  Well, it was close.. I had to shave it a little larger to get it right/closer. :-D. All we have to do is install a couple of blower tubes, distibutor, spark plugs, add water, and put a tune into the FAST and she's ready to start.



  Started right up :-D Justin Coffman adjusted the tune in the fast, from last year ''a little richer at part throttle'' no leaks and sounds good.
Just need to restart to warm engine and adjust valves and were ready to load.
  Decided not to dyno, as tune up was good last year and we'll make a short tuneup pass at Bville.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1506 on: August 03, 2011, 01:52:06 PM »
Like JL222 said, started up easy and sounded good!  Here is a picture with it all buttoned up and ready to fire.



Also, here is a cell phone video while I was inside.  This should work... Sound isn't that great from the phone:-)

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x324/bvillercrr/8514ea4a.mp4
« Last Edit: August 03, 2011, 01:54:31 PM by bvillercr »

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1507 on: August 03, 2011, 02:01:21 PM »
I thought the sound was pretty good for a phone
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1508 on: August 03, 2011, 02:12:03 PM »
Well I cant seem to get it to open.  :cry:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1509 on: August 03, 2011, 02:22:03 PM »
Worked ok for me..sound wasn't bad either. Go get em!
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1510 on: August 03, 2011, 05:32:16 PM »
John and Troy,
Sounds great!!! I just love the way electronic fuel injected engines start "right now"! no screwing around waiting for fuel to go through the carb venturi or waiting for the injector pump to make pressure, hit the start switch and bang it is running!! Looking forward to seeing you at the salt.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1511 on: August 03, 2011, 06:51:40 PM »
Sounds good, looks good. I hope things continue to go that well for you guys. You deserve it with all the work. Thanks for the documentation of your continuing adventure.:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1512 on: August 03, 2011, 08:17:13 PM »
What they said (except Fred  :mrgreen: )

 :cheers:  :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1513 on: August 03, 2011, 08:20:22 PM »
Right on guys, can't wait to see it on the salt.  :cheers:

P.S. What class are you guys running and what is the current record anyway?

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1514 on: August 03, 2011, 09:43:26 PM »
Right on guys, can't wait to see it on the salt.  :cheers:

P.S. What class are you guys running and what is the current record anyway?

We are running in ABGALT, I own the current record at 246.550.  Its a pretty soft record, we lost an intercooler the day before and didn't realize it until the morning of record returns and we lost a blower belt at the 2 on the return run.  We were lucky to run to the 3 and get the record and a red hat for me. :cheers:  My dad will be chasing the record until he gets it, hopefully this year. :cheers: