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« Reply #5955 on: July 14, 2016, 05:47:06 AM »

Hey, before we go totally Japanese here . . . . . . .   rolleyes

Ever hear back from Wossner on the pistons? ? ?

Yes, yes, I know you are totally buried @ your day gig . . . . . . .    It's just so . . . . . . .   INCONVENIENT!!

AND, BTW . . .  Where is the "crankshaft porn" you promised weeks ago? ? ? ? ?

Some of us can't wait much longer to see something nekkid . . . .   rolleyes    Our time is limited!!   If you aren't going to deliver, us old guys will have to petition Tony to update his avatar . . . . . . .

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Jeeezz . . . . . .   rolleyes   rolleyes

All I wanted was a couple of pictures of the bare steel billet part to be used in Chris' K series engine . . . . . . .    undecided

I did not want any insight into the mental state of all you sexagenarians . . . . . .   Dead Horse   Dead Horse

AND, BTW,   sexagenarian doesn't mean what some of you think it does.   shocked   shocked   shocked

I was already disappointed when I found out . . . .   cry   cry   cry

And now . . . . .  we return you to the regularly scheduled programming . . . . . .

Take it away MM


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« Reply #5956 on: July 16, 2016, 05:39:43 AM »

midget,

Did you ever order? ? ?

A/  the 5mm aluminum rod to fill the water passage in the cylinder head?

2/  the 5mm dia, long length drill or reamer needed to fit the aluminum rod into the head?

d/  I'll follow up with the length needed for the drill/reamer.

z/  I think the rod total length is about 20"  (508mm)

I think it is a good idea to get these installed BEFORE I start grinding on the intake ports . . . . . . . . . . .

Just sayin' . . . . . .

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« Reply #5957 on: July 17, 2016, 07:32:35 AM »

midget,

Since I need to place an order from McMaster-Carr for some other projects I'm trying to finish up, after your phone call I decided that it makes more sense for me to add one $1.17 item to my order, (the alloy 5mm rod), than for you to pay $10.00 for drop shipping one item to my place.   I'm placing my order today, so it will be shipped on Monday and I'll have it in my hands Tuesday.    I'll take some pics of the process and post them afterward.   You can owe me a beer . . . . . . . . . .   grin

Speaking of BEER . . . . . . . .

For those in the Chicagoland area, Noon Whistle Brewing is a new craft brewery on Roosevelt Rd. in Lombard, IL.    Had occasion to visit and sample yesterday, I recommend a visit, especially if you are a "Hop Head".    No tours, no food served, just a tasting room and an ever changing list of about 8/10 unusual craft offerings.    Usually a Groupon available, and there is a local "Food Truck" outside one or two nights a week.   They have a website and/or you can call for info.

For those in the Baltimore area, Union Craft Brewing is another small craft brewery that has matured over the last 4 years.   I have visited there and recommend it as well.    Again, no food, BUT, short tours of their smallish space on Saturdays, when a local 4 star "Food Truck" or 2 is in their parking lot, and the food is unbelievably good.  A smaller "Tasting Room" is on the premises.   They have a rotating list of about 10/12 offerings, with 3 or 4 of the more popular available at all times.   My personal favorite is the "Blackwing Lager" which pairs well with the "Mexicentric" food trucks offerings.    For "Hop Heads", Double Duckpin IPA will fill your needs.   Their head brewer is a "Hop Head", so many of their offerings are "Hop Centric".   Again, they have a website and/or you can call for info.   The brewery is in a part of Baltimore that is undergoing "Gentrification", so Saturday parking can be tough, but it is worth the walk if you have to park a couple of blocks away.

Both of these small brewers deserve your support if you are into craft brews.

Additional beer reports to follow, since MM's racing is . . . . delayed . . . . . .

Hey SSS, what are you drinkin' dere up in da UP? ?    Red, White and Blue? ?     Follow up beer availability report please, as I need to know if civilization as we know it ends at the Wisconsin state line . . . . . . .    rolleyes     Is dere craft beer beyond "Packerland".     Inquiring minds want to know.

Oh wait, I seem to remember that civilization ends at the Illinois state line . . . . . . .  but as you are from EGV, that puts you in a unique position to judge, and I value your opinion.    grin

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« Reply #5958 on: July 17, 2016, 08:08:50 AM »

Mark, to the best of my knowledge - Marquette's a hotbed of brewing.  Our favorite place is the Ore Dock but there are probly a half-dozen or more hanging around here.  Nancy is definitely NOT a hop-head -- preferring beers that aren't hoppy.  Whatever that means.  But one of her guys works there and she gets free beer, so it's not all that bad.  I drink orange pop when I'm there.

I quit drinking a good bunch of 24 hours ago - and craft beers didn't exist then 'cept in basements and back porches (to my knowledge).  About the only "different" beer from Miller High Life and Blatz -- was the bock beer they'd push out the doors when they cleaned the barrels in the spring.  And I tasted that crap once and I swore off anything that wasn't yellow, mildly fizzy and alcoholic -- in the way of beers, at least.
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« Reply #5959 on: July 17, 2016, 08:50:00 AM »

Mark, that place is right next to Woodberry kitchen. Have you been there? A favorite of ours when we are eating in town. Varied, eclectic menu, farm to table stuff.
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« Reply #5960 on: July 18, 2016, 07:44:31 AM »

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5mm rod is on the way, should be at the ranch Tuesday.

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« Reply #5961 on: July 18, 2016, 07:49:41 AM »

Mark, to the best of my knowledge - Marquette's a hotbed of brewing.  Our favorite place is the Ore Dock but there are probly a half-dozen or more hanging around here.  Nancy is definitely NOT a hop-head -- preferring beers that aren't hoppy.  Whatever that means.  But one of her guys works there and she gets free beer, so it's not all that bad.  I drink orange pop when I'm there.

I quit drinking a good bunch of 24 hours ago - and craft beers didn't exist then 'cept in basements and back porches (to my knowledge).  About the only "different" beer from Miller High Life and Blatz -- was the bock beer they'd push out the doors when they cleaned the barrels in the spring.  And I tasted that crap once and I swore off anything that wasn't yellow, mildly fizzy and alcoholic -- in the way of beers, at least.

Slim,

Thanks, I'll have to check out Marquette some time.

Yeah, that bitter hop aftertaste is acquired over time, and I'm not there yet.

BUT, I have gone over to the "dark side" . . . . . .  well, at least as far as my beer is concerned.

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« Reply #5962 on: July 18, 2016, 07:52:56 AM »

Mark, that place is right next to Woodberry kitchen. Have you been there? A favorite of ours when we are eating in town. Varied, eclectic menu, farm to table stuff.

Even though we have been to Union Craft a couple of times, I was unaware of Woodberry kitchen.    We will check it out next time we are in town.    We are planning on a Baltimore foray sometime in the early fall, I'll keep you in the loop and maybe we can catch up.

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« Reply #5963 on: July 18, 2016, 07:57:47 AM »

Mark, that place is right next to Woodberry kitchen. Have you been there? A favorite of ours when we are eating in town. Varied, eclectic menu, farm to table stuff.

Even though we have been to Union Craft a couple of times, I was unaware of Woodberry kitchen.    We will check it out next time we are in town.    We are planning on a Baltimore foray sometime in the early fall, I'll keep you in the loop and maybe we can catch up.

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We should be around so please do ( maybe out second week October). We are headed to South America Thursday. Car is packed/loaded for Bonneville for which I leave day after return from above trip. Looking forward to good salt and speeds.
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« Reply #5964 on: July 20, 2016, 08:59:25 PM »

Pom Rod issue.

Yeeessshhh . . . what a mess.

Okay, better in the garage than on the street.

After blowing out the ignition module and receiving a warranty replacement, and with Kate's help, I got the ignition properly dialed in tonight.  Got it to idle, and after it warmed up a tad, I gave it a stiff stab of the throttle - and Mount Vesuvius erupts.



Blew the hose right off the fitting.  I killed the ignition instantly - nothing's damaged but my ego - but now I need to tear the whole front end off again.

This is going to go on the back burner for the time being.  Mark's pushing on the K, I concur, and this will simply have to wait.

Until then, I'll contact the public works department in Herculaneum and see what waste reclamation permits I need to clean up the mess . . .



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« Reply #5965 on: July 21, 2016, 05:41:54 AM »

Kitty litter gets expensive, but it will work and soak up the spill and leave the concrete about as clean as before.  Be patient - let it stand for a days or three, and massage it around so the littlest particles can soak up their ration and then be moved so other little bits can get their share.

But beach sand will work just as well and is free (well, if you're careful).  Same deal -- move it around - like every day or two, and use a broom and not just that construction shovel (flat edge).

Throw the oil-soaked stuff away properly.

Having finished "Clean your Oily Garage Floor Unit 1" I now return the thread to one and all.  Maybe somebody didn't know the entire routine, hey? cheesy
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« Reply #5966 on: July 21, 2016, 06:30:19 AM »


It IS a British car, albeit with an American engine, and was just marking it's spot!   grin  grin  grin

X2 on the kitty litter.....works wonders.

I just passed through the PA oil country yesterday and if I'd known of your misfortune, could have picked some up for you!

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« Reply #5967 on: July 21, 2016, 06:53:47 AM »

I use kitty litter too. Can get a big bag and use a lot, spreading around as Slim mentions. Usually the stuff is not saturated, even with a "small" spill as you have and I scoop it into a bucket and reuse.

Obviously blowing off a hose like that is a problem and unusual. Suspect most would think the end was improperly installed and guess that is possible. I have heard also that if things are plumbed incorrectly so flow is blocked and you get an instantaneous spike to very high pressure it can happen as well. I see you have a remote filter set up. Check flow path. And a bunch of engine builders on Speedtalk think Fram filters are junk and collapse and otherwise fail, you might check the filter for failure as well. If it failed could give the pressure spike I am thinking of. They mostly like Wix-Napa Gold is same an maybe more easily available.
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« Reply #5968 on: July 21, 2016, 09:05:04 AM »

Ah. The legendary Wix filter. You see the decals on race cars, especially NASCAR, but I've never seen them in stores. I was given one once.

With the kitty litter, you should do the twist on it, to grind it into smaller pieces and force it into the crevices. But beware the pumas.
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« Reply #5969 on: July 21, 2016, 09:16:32 AM »

Are you suggesting they don't work or are not available?

http://www.wixfilters.com/WhereToBuy.aspx  Your zip code shows a dozen or so close retailers.

Also  at Summit, Jegs etc.
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