A fan of making tools
not a fan of installing the fan and pulley with 2 inches clearance.
If my hands were on backwards, it'd be easier.
took a 12 point socket and a long stick of rod to the welder.
slick as snot, and it dawned on me 90% of my home mades
are 1/2 inch.
All buckeled up on the bottom, now that every thing is in place,
I'm doubting the new headers will fit even with hammer mods.
Put a seat in tomorrow to find placement of the shifter.
Got looking at my time slips, 3 of 5 runs were 92 mph.
The car + me, 3300 lbs =202 HP to the street.
Thats amazing for a first hot rod engine build.
And at 93 mph another 10 hp.
At 95 226 HP. small block ford/autolite carb./ 252/257 cam.
crossing the line at 4,000rpm.
Wonder what the 303 cam and high rise manifold + lower gear, will do.
Have to wait till next year.
trany's down, some chore
If I ever pull the engine I'm building a new trany tunnel.
Ordered new headers that dump down at #3 & #7.
Had to pull the headers to get the engine and trany tilted down.
Will run exhaust below the frame cross member.
Got the bench out, tested bucket, it's got an air pump for the lumbar air bag.
Should help the ol back out.
Drive line, trany brace & lines out, fun starts tomorrow.
Looks like the worst part is unbolting the bell housing.
Don't think I'd want to work in a trany shop, even with a lift.
Email from champion radiators W/ tracking number.
Pre season hockey time
The end of last december I bought an aluminum Champion radiator from Kool Radiators,
off flea bay. Good thing I had that record, because he had no record.
Last night I was ready to blow the guy up on some forums, and pay pal.
Just got an email he's shipping a replacement today.
When I got it the box wasn't beat up, but it had some fin damage and one side bracket was
bent up. This aint a show car, just take a minute to straighten it out. Set it aside.
That was a mistake, should have inspected more thoroughly.
This spring I looked it over to mount it. There were welds on the brackets that were
never cleaned, looked like after thoughts. Dead center on the front was a spot where
some one had pushed the fins out to make a repair, thats what it looks like.
At that point I was still going to use it, but I called and asked if it was OK to have it pressure tested.
He wanted pictures, and got them. Gave me an add. ,and I shipped it back-june 17th he got it.
Never heard another word. He doesn't return phone messages. And no refunds.
Up till 2:30 am last night looking through 19,834 emails/ ebay history/UPS history
to compile a folder on this BS.
Since it was past 90 days ebay wont do anything. But I told him paypal could handle it,
so he moved-I think.