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09-29-2014 06:12 PM I'm a fan
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.


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09-26-2014 11:38 PM HP calculator
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.


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09-26-2014 06:52 PM first step
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.


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09-24-2014 03:56 PM standing room only
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


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09-24-2014 11:58 AM Trouble with the radiator guy
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.
We'll see.
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.


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