Month: June 2021

Working On My Engine, Very Slow

I May Be Ready By September, 2021 The engine is very slowly coming along.  Since Fathers Day is past, people have slowed down on using my time.  I have actually tried to get some things done.  I take one step forward and one or two steps back.   Let me give you an example. I measured […]
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Fathers Day 2021

Outlaw Tests During Fathers Day Race At SCR – 6/19/21 Outlaw had the Camaro out for it’s first two passes since the rebuild. It ran very well and impressed a lot of people. I was very happy that things went so well. All we left the track on the “To Do” list was, fine tune […]
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Another Minor Setback

My piston rings arrived, which are the correct ones, but when we tried to put the oil ring pack on, it would not fit in one spot, under the dome. The piston is deformed. This is the spot where there was some indication of something being in the chamber. It is also the cylinder that […]
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Went To E.R. 6/15/21 – Resting

Eve rything is fine, just a very bad headache. Dr. called it a migraine headache. Never had one of them, but don’ care to ever have another. They did a CT scan and found nothing inside (empty head). They gave me two shots and kept me until the headache went away. The doctor and nurses […]
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The Flooring Is Done!

But that does not mean I can work on the car without interruption. For one thing, the trailer is still full of “stuff” from the three rooms, that should have been in the trash, or Goodwill, ten years ago. We are now getting ready to put things back in place, but guess which room still […]
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Parts are arriving!

Fed Ex delivers on Sunday! The new Moroso oil pan arrived Sunday. It is beautiful!  I just happened to have the block on the stand and was able fit it on right away. So far, the only interference is the starter. Just one corner of the starter block hits the corner of  one weld on […]
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Oh Happy Day!

I picked up my new rod from the machine shop and stopped by Internal Engine Parts to check on my piston rings.  No word yet. I came home and prepared to get the block out of the truck.  Outlaw came by and helped me, and we got the block ready to be pressure washed and […]
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What A Difference A Day Makes!

My oil pan is on the way! I went to pick up my block and rotating assembly today and told Remi the trouble I was having locating a Gen IV oil pan. He went on line and found one at Jegs.com. I had already looked there, but not where he looked. They had 4 in […]
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The Block Is Here, The Heads Are Finished!

Remi Baker of Womack’s Block and Head, called and said my Dart Big M Block is here and should be ready Wens., 6/9/21. I picked up the heads today, 6/8/21. The people at Womack’s rea;;u want tp see us run in the Fathers Day Race at State Capitol Raceway, Sat., June 19, 2021. The Covid-19 […]
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