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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5520 on: January 12, 2016, 04:26:23 AM »
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Took today off of work - I planned this before I discovered that it was likely going to be the coldest day of the Winter, but plans are plans.

I need to get this second head down to Fordboy, but I didn't want to do him the discourtesy of bringing down yet another greasy mess.  C&S has always welcomed my parts for cleaning/degreasing, but I came up with a rather slick solution.

I took one of my oil pan heaters -



Stuck it on the bottom of a steel wash basin, and filled it up with this odd, eco-friendly mineral spirits -



Between the solvent and the warmth, the grease and carbon deposits are just melting away.



Ah, a Morris Milk-bath!

There's a greasy old MGB head in the basement that will get the treatment next.

Bob, the Pom-bomb nut that I worked for showed me some parts that had corroded beyond use.... " don't EVER wash any part unless you're about to use it" he said and he was right it is easy to get carried away, but I think you're safe....what is that stuff?
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5521 on: January 12, 2016, 05:27:36 AM »
Cool!!!

And thanks.

Just be careful of the fumes though, even though there are less fumes, it doesn't mean NONE.

Here's the other part of your kit.  :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5522 on: January 12, 2016, 06:43:32 AM »
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5523 on: January 12, 2016, 08:31:33 AM »
    Did anybody watch through to the third video that comes on automatically? Rust removal with a battery charger and water.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5524 on: January 12, 2016, 09:21:47 AM »
    Did anybody watch through to the third video that comes on automatically? Rust removal with a battery charger and water.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5525 on: January 12, 2016, 09:45:38 AM »
Bob, the Pom-bomb nut that I worked for showed me some parts that had corroded beyond use.... " don't EVER wash any part unless you're about to use it" he said and he was right it is easy to get carried away, but I think you're safe....what is that stuff?

It's some new-fangled paint thinner.  I thought I had bought the wrong product when I started pouring it into the basin, but no, it's actually a milky white color.  I just went to the Amazon reviews on the stuff, and it seems like everybody hates it, but in this application, it's working brilliantly.
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5526 on: January 14, 2016, 10:41:47 AM »
    Did anybody watch through to the third video that comes on automatically? Rust removal with a battery charger and water.
      Doug  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5527 on: January 14, 2016, 11:11:36 AM »
    Did anybody watch through to the third video that comes on automatically? Rust removal with a battery charger and water.
      Doug  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5528 on: January 15, 2016, 05:17:07 PM »
midget,

Spoke with Mark Adelizzi @ Flatout Gaskets this afternoon.

He awaits your unsullied head gasket, and will quote upon its' arrival.

Also, he can produce race quality intake & exhaust gaskets, should the need arise.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5529 on: January 19, 2016, 05:32:02 AM »
midget,

Spoke with Mark Adelizzi @ Flatout Gaskets this afternoon.

He awaits your unsullied head gasket, and will quote upon its' arrival.

Also, he can produce race quality intake & exhaust gaskets, should the need arise.

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Fordboy

Since there will no doubt be a setup charge every time gaskets are produced, do you have any thoughts on how many you want initially?   I'm thinking you need to order 2 minimum, 3 is probably better.

Or do you want to wait to decide, until the quote comes through?   I'm meeting with him later in the week to drop off the stock head gasket, and whatever else he needs.

RIP Glenn Frey.    These guys are dropping off a little too close to my age . . . . . . . . .    Sure glad my rock-n-roll career was a failure . . . . . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5530 on: January 19, 2016, 08:26:32 AM »
Never met Frey,  but we sold Don Henley several SUVs---you could not have met a nicer person. When I was the GMC Truck manager for Sewell in Dallas, we sold cars and trucks to lots of "PERSONALITIES" they weren't all that way---but most were.  The main reason we sold so many---we insisted that our employees not even recognize them unless they brought it up.  That included going over and introducing yourself  not permitted, unless you were need as part of the deal, saw many that I would have loved to met, but wasn't needed.  We shipped cars from Dallas to lots of places including overseas-- just because the were just a regular Joe buying a truck where ever they need it.  Did get to meet several after the fact when they came up to me as Manager and thanked me for the nice quite low key way they were able to handle business.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5531 on: January 19, 2016, 09:26:44 AM »
RIP Glenn may we all meet again in the Hotel California via the Fast Lane!  :cry:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5532 on: February 08, 2016, 05:23:46 AM »
midget,

Any decision on the gasket front?

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5533 on: February 08, 2016, 05:31:18 AM »
eyegore,

Will "baseline" the test cylinder head later this week.    I have ordered some o/s OD REC valves from G&S.   Unsure when they will arrive.

And I started to cut down some 6mm stem Subaru valves into "test valves" for flow test "experiments".

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #5534 on: February 08, 2016, 03:29:50 PM »
I'm thinking three - a spare, one to use, and one to lose.

That way, I can "Keep Calm".
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!