Month: May 2022

Still on cloud 9

Or should I say, Cloud 5.65 @ 122 MPH on the 1st all out pass! I slept sooO goooood Friday night, just dreaming about all the things that went right for us. There were a lot of things that I had written down that I wanted to do or check Friday night, but the excitement […]
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We Made It!

Thank God for Outlaw! Kevin (Outlaw) came over Thursday and stopped the leak above the oil filter. Friday afternoon, when I started the engine, I discovered another leak, this time from the oil gauge sending unit just below the distributor. Outlaw fixed that leak and we decided to change the starter. The old starter was […]
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Great day In The Shop

It went well. There was no oil on the floor on either side! I inspected with a light and found no oil.  I put a second coat of  Ultra Gray on the starter side.  The oil filter side already has two layers and has been curing for about 48 hours. I plan to start the […]
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Oil Leak

These leaks are really kicking my behind. Right now I have tge left header off, so I could dimple #1 tube, where it was against the pan, and the right header swinging so I could get the starter off to fix the leak on that side.  When I checked this morning, there was no leakage […]
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Working on a few issues

I still have the two oil leaks at the rear of the pan. I also have, or may have, a oil pressure problem. For the oil pressure problem I need to make a 6000 RPM pass to determine how much of a problem I may have. And finally, I have to replace 3 valve locks. […]
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Great 2nd & 3rd Startups

Everything works! The starter, starter relay and the engine sounds great. Barbara and I set the timing at 36 degrees. Starts much better. We may come down a couple degrees, later. After heat-up too approximately 160 degrees F, I checked the valve lash on the drivers side. All except 4 were right on. I had […]
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Ready For 2nd Run

I ordered a new starter relay and it was-at my front door Saturday afternoon. Outlaw arrived about the same time as the relay and he put it in and tested it. I still had to put the plugs back in, install valve covers and check a few other items.  I have some very good next […]
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StartUp #1

Thursday, around 1:00 pm, I got the engine sterted for the first time since March of 2021. All morning I checked and double checked to make sure I had not forgotten anything.  I was by myself, but I could hear Barbara and Outlaw saying, “Are you sure?” “What about this?” “Did you put the water […]
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Oh So Close!

Maybe tomorrow (Thursday). Today I put the hoses on the radiator and did a dropt after filling the system. I did not like the results, but I am going with what I have. The ptessure dropped from 17.5 PSI, down to 15 PSI in 30 minutes. After the first warm-up, I will test again. I […]
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Still making progress

Installed headers and spark plugs. That sounds easy, but I found a way to make it hard. I indexed the plugs. They are NGK-8 plugs. I can go up to -9 or down to -7 if I need to later. Kevin (Outlaw), purchased a se t of the new 3 electrode plugs, but both of […]
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