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10-24-2014 01:59 AM trouble in river city
Pulled intake/rockers ect. Going to change cam.
Intake #1 cyl. oily mess, and a couple on the other side
not as bad. Me suspects Edlebrock valve guide seals failing.

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10-21-2014 02:38 PM bottoms buttoned up
got the trany/drive shaft ect. back in.
block engine up, pull water pump- distributor - alternator ect.
ready to change cam and intake-- huge rain storm coming
I'll be tending the wood stove for a couple days.

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10-19-2014 09:09 PM WHOA HORSES
I got the replacement flex plate and it was right.
I'm not bashing a mistake. Things are done-- life goes on.
Thank you to Dale at DG machine-- he's a gem. If your up in the northwest
look him up. He'll do you right.
Tune in later.

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10-10-2014 05:22 PM Believe it or don't
I was right for once.
After not hearing from the flex plate folks this week,
I decided I must be wrong, took them both to the machinist to be match balanced.
I tried to explain, but he didn't think it was a problem, said it'd be done in a hour or so.
So I figure I'm wrong, and when he called that it was done with out too much work,
I knew it.
When I get there he showed me how he lined up the weights and the holes for the crank
lined up. I had him get some 7/16 bolts and then line them up. He fussed with two of them and got them in, but the out side diameter didn't line up. I said I've got pics on my computer
that show they don't line up. First he tried matching a stock flex plate, but it was 157 tooth not 164.
I couldn't see it lining up, but I realized the counter weight had to be in the same place.
That he was going by the counter weight placement, and so should the factory.
Thats how I had imagined these were engineered, but who am I? Just a mutt.
He then got a stock ford crank and we lined them up and he agreed with me. Said I under stand what your saying now, this can't be balanced it's not clocked.
So he put a call into Brad at Northwest, who's been great through out this, I'll be getting
another flex plate. If these guys stay in business that is, if they had the Chinese make a thousand wrong flex plates- they may not.
In the pictures the balance weight has to be in the vicinity, of the counter weight on the crank- like #1 not number two. Even stock motors are that way, learned sumpn new.

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10-04-2014 06:59 PM Disgusted and can't be trusted.
Started her up last PM, shook like a pup pooping peach pits.
Shut it right down, tried again same same. Disgusted.
Thought I was going cruising in my new bucket seat and shifting my new shifter.
Decided I had a motor cycle that needed a good long ride, this morning.
Not even, car is parked to close to the fence post, can't get out.
Started out to just do all the easy stuff on top, ended up with the flex plate out.
Maybe tomorrow I'll get a cruise in.

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