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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by NoFlinch, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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  2. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Not a V-8, but did all but the machining on our Plymouth Arrow's 1600 motor in the garage of our rental house....Half a V-8? At the time I was wrenching at a Honda motorcycle shop. We did the whole shebang there, boring, porting/polishing, jetting...."High Performance" motorcycles man! We did a number on a pair of brand new XR 75s once for a guy, us grown men racing those little bikes down State Street in front of the shop.

    Good Times!

    Edit: I'm currently running a 290hp GM 350 crate motor I had put in my 1984 C-1500 GMC 1/2 ton four years ago.
     
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  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm about to assemble my 1948 Willys 134 L flat head in my carport right now. Been getting everything ready for the last 4 days.

    I'm hot rodding the engine which means all the pretty stuff is being made by me by hand.
     
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  4. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    My first rebuild was a 265 in my 55 Chevy post.
    Then a bunch of 283's in various 56-57 Chevy's/corvette

    Then I bought a 66 Nova w/a 327 4 speed.:D:D:D

    Rebuilt it to put out about 425 HP.......:D

    It was one of the quickest street cars in Sacto at the time.:D

    I could beet 427/425 HP vettes........440 Dodges, 427 Mustangs.:D

    Couldn't beat those 426 Hemi's, but gave them a hell of a race......:D:(:D
     
  5. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I did rebuild, top end as I had blown the head gasket, of my 1972 Pontiac Grandville's 455 in my dorm room.
    Good thing I was the RA.

    Few learnings - like don't let your friends tear something down. They won't remember where to put stuff back.

    About this color. Mine started life in that GM Green .. and was re-painted, they guy couldn't pay the paint shop so I got to buy it. About $500 in 1980. Was worth about $50. Interior was still the green.
    It is 225 inches Stem-to-Stern.

    my 1st.


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    How'd I blow the head gasket?

    Since I was a brilliant college boy, I was down shifting on the hill outside of campus.
    Why would you downshift an automatic .....
     
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  6. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    :s0101:.............................:s0101:......................:s0101:

    .....because you didn't have a 4 speed to downshift....;):)

    ...gotta downshift..........:D
     
  7. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I'm working my way to the engine. But started at the back.

    More challenging that way!
     
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  8. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Found a tranny


     
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  9. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I enjoy working on engines.

    Last spring I fixed my friends boat motor. It was a vertical v6. Air, fuel and oil injected 2 cycle.
    Air injector stem broke off and damaged the piston and head.

    That thing was weird. Fun to learn about. But strange.:s0153:
    The air intake was where the oil pan should be. So it could draft oil up through the bottom of the engine, to lubricate the crank and rod bearings.

    I do a lot of salmon fishing now.
     
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  10. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I only played with a couple SBCs. Big blocks are much more interesting.
     
  11. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I did a 392 for my Scout and if you're wondering IH doesn't stand for International Harvester, it's stands for "It's Heavy!" because everything on that engine is overbuilt, with the exception of the oiling system. Dad and I will be doing a 304 for one of his project trucks this summer. In the past I've helped do a few Nissan SD33's (diesel used in the Scouts) and the SBC/BBC combos. Buddy did an F-head in our garage, but I was working so missed out on most of that.
     
  12. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm still a fan of the 345/392, especially after the oiling system gets modded.
     
  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Oh.........I thought from the thread title you meant had your car break down!
     
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  14. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    I was involved in the drag racing scene here for about 6 months a few years ago....I was "promoting", not racing.

    I HONESTLY quit, because I was getting too close to the point of buying another racer.......and REALLY didn't want to go there again:D:confused::rolleyes:o_O

    I cannot own or drive a fast vehicle....................:);):(:confused::cool::eek:o_O

    I don't go to car shows either.............................................................;):cool:o_O

    I LOVE cars, but have enough "money pits" now........:):D