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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 814046 times)

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Offline jl222

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2040 on: June 16, 2014, 09:47:14 AM »

  The aluminum plate goes on the bottom of sleeve and pulling up on weight allows sleeve to come out. the block has to be heated up to make it expand and we put the sleeves in the freezer to shrink them.

  A bit of a panic when puller broke but as crank was out we could flip the block place the aluminum plate on bottom of sleeve and use the broken rod to pound them out. WHEW :-P

   Everything happening at once trying to get car together and we should get final on new house this week and moving all house stuff out of shop into house :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2041 on: June 19, 2014, 01:35:12 AM »
  l learned a bit about mounting out [ WIDE] 10 '' tires today. The 1st guy mounting the tires got called away for an errand and a more experienced man took over. as one tire was mounted, he was checking how far from the rim the id numbers were he, says they don't look far enough away from the rim. He only put 30 lbs in tire to seat as he was gun shy from a rim exploding on him a while back and cutting his face and a co-worker. I told him the minimum was 60lbs so he stood back blew it up to 60 lbs and I could hear the tire popping out, seating and bringing the numbers away from the rim.

  Took the other rim broke the bead lubed it and got it to seat right.

  Glad they let me oversee and check for rim run out,

  Had a lot of last minute trouble with other new 10'' tires in 2012 being out of round so bought different 10'' tires. but wondering if other company never seated tires right :roll:

  Any how balance was only 1/2 oz on one tire and 3/4 oz on other vs 21/2 on old tires.

  JL222


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2042 on: June 27, 2014, 04:51:19 PM »

  Larry's Speed & Marine from Tucson Az are shipping our heads today :cheers:

  Now waiting to get block bored.

  Picked up a 48 X 60 in. sheet of 3/16 aluminum for new spill plates and spoiler addition for $25 at local fabricator and foundry shop :-D Great deal and foreman showed me through foundry.

   working on spill plates and spoiler piece this weekend.

   New house has passed all final inspections except final outside fire which should be happening at 4:00 in about 1 hr.

  Everything happening at once :-P

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2043 on: June 27, 2014, 07:00:31 PM »
That aluminum was a bargain!  :cheers:

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2044 on: July 01, 2014, 10:01:09 AM »

 We never get as much done as expected [ putting patio furniture together didn't help] but we got new spill plates made and one drilled and mounted need to round off sharp edges.

  Tried to order head gaskets from regular supplier and found out they no longer make head gaskets :roll:

  Called Clark [ advertises in Bville program and recommended by Joe Boghosian ] really nice guy but used to making Hemi top fuel gaskets for solid blocks never for water blocks with holes in gaskets.

  Any how he's researching placement. Going to call Stage 5 and find out pattern.

  House passed Fire Marshall inside inspection, Out side Cal Fire inspection, final house inspection, BUT wait there's more, a final certified as built grading inspection.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2045 on: July 01, 2014, 11:19:34 AM »
If that dosn't work out give these people a call. They copied one of our old  Hemi-Chevy solid copper gaskets that Arias no longer stocked (special small dia. bore size).

http://scegaskets.com/
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2046 on: July 05, 2014, 11:21:26 AM »
If that dosn't work out give these people a call. They copied one of our old  Hemi-Chevy solid copper gaskets that Arias no longer stocked (special small dia. bore size).

http://scegaskets.com/

  Thanks for reference, but Clark sent me a Fax showing different water hole designs and was able to pick the right one, making gaskets next week.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2047 on: July 05, 2014, 11:35:31 AM »
  Heads arrived, look good, intake ports raised to correct position, no more step in way of flow :cheers:
 
  Will assemble heads next week. Concentrating on spill plates, Gurney flap,and some fiberglass reinforcing this weekend. Cooling down to 105 today :roll:

   After putting our Contractor thru Hell, Fresno County finally approved a certified as built grading permit late Wednesday. Now building inspector has to sign off on that :-)

    Adding and modifying ..nothing was changed on the grading, the hell was contractor driving back and forth to grading planers and out 30 miles from plan check to here.

   As fairly new fridge is going to new house, we bought a smaller but a pretty cool fridge for shop. Hey gotta have a freezer to shrink sleeves and a cooler for a few beers :-D

   30 Keystones $ 13.97 at Walmart 8-)

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2048 on: July 09, 2014, 10:25:17 AM »
  
  House passed Final, slowly moving in :cheers:

  Side plates mounted and done except for small angles on ends and sanding and slight rounding.

  Rear angle on spoiler cut to length and being fit to deck lid which is rounded with body and raises in middle not easy for a good fit.

  Fiberglass needs one more coat of resin.

   Block being bored tomorrow, maybe.

    JL222
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2049 on: July 19, 2014, 01:17:43 PM »
Parts hunting.  Coming together soon!  That is all for now. :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2050 on: July 20, 2014, 12:01:20 AM »
 
   Picked up block after bore and hone and got $500 sticker shock as before it was $20 per cyl +hone less than 200 bucks. HE did have to bore more and fit rings but still :-o
 Says sleeves are harder than hell and has to finish bottom by hand because of main supports :roll:
 
 Copper head gaskets arrived from CLARK Head gaskets ( add in SpeedWeek program great service and new part for them)

 Today Troy finished painting side plates and add on to spoiler, did some inside front end fiberglass work and I cleaned the excess silicone of bottom of sleeves, washed the block and oiled the cylinders.

  Ready to install crank and pistons tomorrow, mount sideplates and hopefully get the cam indexed in.

  Also did some refinishing on master bedroom bed and bolted it together.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2051 on: July 20, 2014, 12:46:49 AM »
You guys will go better this time. I'm sure of that!.
Have a safe trip and a great time at SW.
You have lots of guys pulling for you. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2052 on: July 20, 2014, 01:31:28 PM »

   Picked up block after bore and hone and got $500 sticker shock as before it was $20 per cyl +hone less than 200 bucks. HE did have to bore more and fit rings but still :-o
 Says sleeves are harder than hell and has to finish bottom by hand because of main supports :roll:
 
 
                     JL222


John,

I understand your pain. Everything is going up in price. Yet the TV News says we are not having any inflation. I guess they go to different stores than I do.  :roll:

Good luck at Bonneville,

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2053 on: July 27, 2014, 12:50:50 AM »

  As usual not as far along as hoped but short block is together, cam degreed in and pan on. Heads are assembled with spring height set ready to go on block tomorrow. side plates and angle plate all painted and mounted. Driver side cleaned up and painted ready for new seat belts and seat to go back in. Passenger side ready for paint and intercooler to be installed. Recertified fire bottles installed and lines blown out.

  Hope to have heads, manifold, clutch, clutch can and starter on tomorrow.

  Engine installed? Maybe  :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2054 on: July 28, 2014, 11:31:55 AM »

  As usual not as far along as hoped but short block is together, cam degreed in and pan on. Heads are assembled with spring height set ready to go on block tomorrow. side plates and angle plate all painted and mounted. Driver side cleaned up and painted ready for new seat belts and seat to go back in. Passenger side ready for paint and intercooler to be installed. Recertified fire bottles installed and lines blown out.

  Hope to have heads, manifold, clutch, clutch can and starter on tomorrow.

  Engine installed? Maybe  :-D

        JL222

 We did it :-o and even got the transmissions installed :-D

 Installing plate blower is mounted on, which requires shimming to get Greek coupler to slide just right, bleeding clutch and installing blower tubes , fuel lines and dry sump tank and oil lines.

              JL222