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Today 10:06 AM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Glad the mower is back like it oughta be. I'm hearing the new mower talk and wondering if by chance you had given any thought to a custom build. Dad built a riding mower that used an engine for each blade and mounted them to the deck. Just food for thought, but it might actually be sensible if given serious consideration. The cost would be light and the parts, features, and capabilities could be just like you like.

I ended up getting the 61" SCAG Patriot on Saturday. That thing is a cutting machine!


I had not considered a custom built mower. Do you have any pics of your dad's home-built rider? However, I am churning on some ideas to build/modify a mower deck to use as a trail mower type thing. We have a long ditch bank that is pretty tough to cut. Right now I'm using a bush hog on the tractor with two wheels in/two wheels out to get it done. I really do not like doing that, but only one short area is deep enough to be concerned with. Along the front of the property, the ditch there can be cut with the mower on one side, but the street side is too steep. I have a couple of old rider decks, and an older B&S 10HP engine. I'm thinking of some framework to attach it to the mower similar to a trail mower, and using a couple of small kids bicycle forks/wheels for caster wheels mounted on the deck. The framework would have to have a pivot to let the deck drop down to follow the ground level. The basic idea is there, I just have not sketched it up yet... Heck, I may even be able to use the ancient rider that is currently residing under a camper shell almost as-is... Yet another project to keep me away from the Chevelle.
Today 08:27 AM
MARTINSR I bought this light that I needed very badly at a "flee market" in a little town nearby famous for antiques. The WHOLE TOWN was full of garage sales and main street full of food and antiques, it was really a good time with the wife and daughter. But one of the last houses we passed had these lights that I needed very bad as mine had failed. I was planning yesterday to go to the store and buy new ones and there these were new in the box for very cheap, right on!

Brian
Today 05:59 AM
deadbodyman I've got a chevy motor in my Plymouth coupe. That poor Plymouth is very sad about that. I think a 426 might cheer her up though
Yesterday 11:57 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com View Post
Still a bit slow but learning to cope with 40% heart use..

Here is what showed up st the shop..

1966 426 Hemi... Story is.. It was built back in the early seventies and put in storage.. Owner died and relatives sold it to this customer..

Engine turned over very hard so I had to pull it down for inspection.. The engine had been assembled with white lith grease. Kind of standard stuff back in the day.. But the grease attracted moisture over the years and stuck the pistons in the bore..

A fairly tough teardown but the engine had the best pieces of the day.. Forgedtrue pistons, Moly rings, polished beam rods, Michigan race bearings, solid copper head gaskets. 292-11-8 camshaft. Ported heads, stainless valves..,

Block had freeze cracks on both sides, repaired well, years ago. No leaks on press test. Bore rust will clean up with light hone.

Biggest comment from onlookers was "Look at those domes" Chevy guys can't handle the look..
Nice job on cleaning up valve pockets will still have swirl ,,most try to polish them so smooth,looks like they are going to run alcohol

Since it has not been started will you be able to reuse those Expensive,bolts
Yesterday 08:33 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com Still a bit slow but learning to cope with 40% heart use..

Here is what showed up st the shop..

1966 426 Hemi... Story is.. It was built back in the early seventies and put in storage.. Owner died and relatives sold it to this customer..

Engine turned over very hard so I had to pull it down for inspection.. The engine had been assembled with white lith grease. Kind of standard stuff back in the day.. But the grease attracted moisture over the years and stuck the pistons in the bore..

A fairly tough teardown but the engine had the best pieces of the day.. Forgedtrue pistons, Moly rings, polished beam rods, Michigan race bearings, solid copper head gaskets. 292-11-8 camshaft. Ported heads, stainless valves..,

Block had freeze cracks on both sides, repaired well, years ago. No leaks on press test. Bore rust will clean up with light hone.

Biggest comment from onlookers was "Look at those domes" Chevy guys can't handle the look..
08-27-2016 09:09 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
She's deaf.

BB
She'd want too be,

Later gator
Russ

As an aside my wife's a top lady and puts up with a lot from me. She threatened to leave me once, I said you can't, we're only half way through the roller coaster ride,lol.

R
08-27-2016 08:44 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by whinny View Post
Kinda feel sorry for bbs wife/ partner, she must put up with a lot,lmfao



Later gator
Russ
She's deaf.

BB
08-27-2016 08:44 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I always check and tighten mine 3 times after heat cycling to ensure they aren't going to work loose. I hate leaking header gaskets and the PITA it is to change them again.

I've installed 2 sets of Sanderson's now with only the dried silicone for a seal and they never work loose or leak. Why can't ALL the manufacturers make their flanges like that ?????
Yeah, I did the same thing, heat cycled them multiple times. I believe I torqued them to 35#s. I decided to lock 'em up so I can forget about them. I do like those Percy aluminum gaskets...

Now I just want to put some miles on it to see if I still have an oil issue. Hope the intake gaskets fixed it...
08-27-2016 08:39 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
whatchutalkinbout not exciting to anyone else ?????

Looks GOOD......well, except for all those rust pits....

You going to try to pull out the front crossmember panel at some point ? It sucks that people put the floor jack pad right in the middle of that and cave it in.
I am definitely going to fill the pits in the areas that show but probably will not fool with the front cross member. It is in some but it looks worse in the picture than it does in person.

By Monday I should be able to start mudding it.

John
08-27-2016 08:27 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Probably not exciting to anyone but me but I flipped my frame over and painted the bottom. I am indeed endeavoring to persevere.

John
whatchutalkinbout not exciting to anyone else ?????

Looks GOOD......well, except for all those rust pits....

You going to try to pull out the front crossmember panel at some point ? It sucks that people put the floor jack pad right in the middle of that and cave it in.
08-27-2016 08:12 PM
496CHEVY3100 Sanderson makes a really good header,,little expensive but good,i have the Sanderson Cast iron black on my truck,,i have Hooker Super Comp on my Z28 ,Both have Aluminum heads,i hope I don't have problem if I have to remove them,but I did use anti seize on threads.
08-27-2016 08:12 PM
John long Probably not exciting to anyone but me but I flipped my frame over and painted the bottom. I am indeed endeavoring to persevere.

John

08-27-2016 08:03 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Mine are stainless and were always coming loose. I'm using a 3ply aluminum gasket that Mitch recommended. Hadn't had the gaskets in long enough to see if the bolts still came loose. Now I know they won't!
I always check and tighten mine 3 times after heat cycling to ensure they aren't going to work loose. I hate leaking header gaskets and the PITA it is to change them again.

I've installed 2 sets of Sanderson's now with only the dried silicone for a seal and they never work loose or leak. Why can't ALL the manufacturers make their flanges like that ?????
08-27-2016 07:59 PM
Too Many Projects I changed the trans filter and fluid along with the engine oil and filter on the Malibu I bought for my son today.
Trans fluid is supposed to be good for something like 100,000 miles and then you rebuild the trans. There isn't a dipstick to even check the level. What complete bull****. I measured the fluid that came out of the trans and replaced that amount with new and then did the "procedure" to check the level warm and running in park, just like the good old days, except this required a few more tools than pulling the stick out. The fluid was dark and smelled old/slightly burned but the pan was quite clean, so I think the trans will live for quite a while longer than if it had been left alone. I will change what I can drain out again in 10k miles and refill with fresh.
08-27-2016 07:38 PM
496CHEVY3100 I read an article in Rod and Custom a few years back,it said to soak header gasgets in bathtub overnight before installing them (wet ) The White Mr Gasket fiber type, but don't over tighten the bolts,so I tried it on my Z28 they have been on 10 years or more no leaks,,i think most might be overtightning and warpping flange,,

I use dead soft copper gaskets on the headers of my truck and aluminum on the collectors ,never any problems
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