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    I really gotta get up there and see that car.

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    Yeah, me too!
    Hope your surgery went well. Looks like it did if you're out cruising.
    FFR 7123 tilt front, Levy 5link/wilwoods/LCA's, webers.
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    That is why I am wearing the helmet. Face shield keeps the wind off my eyes

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    Another Cruising Video


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    Found a car show I didn't know about the other day. Came upon a Mustang Exiting one.


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    Listen to the mournful cry of a horny C6


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    Quote Originally Posted by wrp View Post
    found a car show i didn't know about the other day. Came upon a mustang exiting one.
    haha!

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    Cruising this weekend


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    WRP,

    I love how in the "Me Love Hellcats" video you can see your tach banging over during shifts but your speedometer is just sitting there. :-)


    What kind of camera are you using for your videos? I have been thinking about getting one for my daily driver (2012 Challenger) and I like the videos your is producing.

    Tim

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    Speedo is not hooked up, I use a Monster Digital 1080p and a GoPro Session 4. Really liked the GoPro but they are impossible to deal with as a company. They advertised an upgrade sale Sunday. I signed up, paid my money. The deal was I was supposed to send my old camera back to them using a Fedex Label they emailed me. The email was supposed to arrive in two hours. It did but the label wasn't attached. So lost Sunday and called them Monday. they said I should change my email software, their mailing system doesn't seem to work with outlook. I told them no and asked for a supervisor. The supervisor said they would send another email around Wednesday (48 more hours). I told them their sale price wasn't that great to just cancel the sale and I would go to Best Buy and pick up another Monster Digital. After a good bit of hassle they refunded the purchase. This is the second such experience I have had like this with them in the last few months. Their cameras are not good enough to put up with the bull****.

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    WRP,
    Enjoyed meeting you and seeing your car tonight. Can't wait to see that bad boy with the LS and twin's.
    Hope to see you around.
    John
    FFR 7123 tilt front, Levy 5link/wilwoods/LCA's, webers.
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    Heya WRP! That's a heckuva fun rod! Thanks for letting me sit in it. My knees were at my elbows, but it was worth it. Like you said, if I just glued some foam rubber to the back and floor, I bet I could fit just fine
    The idea of a sedan version of this is now pervading my brain like a pungent odor. Smells like burning rubber, hi-test gas, hot motor oil, and hot exhaust! If I had a big back seat I could move my seat back far enough to get my knees under the wheel!

    ... anyone know anyone who can turn a coupe into a sedan delivery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_d View Post
    ... anyone know anyone who can turn a coupe into a sedan delivery?
    Mick, with your skills I have no doubt you could pull it off.
    FFR 7123 tilt front, Levy 5link/wilwoods/LCA's, webers.
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  17. #137
    Oh i would pull it right off and it would be so bad the garbage man wouldn't pick it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_d View Post
    Oh i would pull it right off and it would be so bad the garbage man wouldn't pick it up
    Mick,

    My Jones and a couple others have played around with the roll bar and waterfall area. There is room to gain a few more inches in the cabin. I'm a long 5'11" and I moved the roll bar up into the roof to get my eye height and leg ratio aligned.
    You can move the pedal box forward also.

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    Thanks guys, was great to meet you all. Look forward to seeing your current build complete Mick. Also would love to see the Cobra John

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    Well dang. Doesn't look like we'll be seeing any cruise videos soon.

    So.... is it time for the other option?
    FFR 7123 tilt front, Levy 5link/wilwoods/LCA's, webers.
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    Ouch, how much damage?
    Aerodynamics are for those who can't build engines - Enzo Ferrari

    FFR33 coupe #997, ordered 2/20/17, delivered 4/15/17, build thread
    Planned: 350-383 SBC, TKO600, hardtop, no fenders, hood, no sides, 3 link, 18x10 (275) 19x13 (345)

  23. #143
    Was this the engine you inherited with the car? Maybe not a good break in on the cam??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dallas_ View Post
    Well dang. Doesn't look like we'll be seeing any cruise videos soon.

    So.... is it time for the other option?
    We are working on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRacer View Post
    Ouch, how much damage?
    Well the cam is toast as are the lifters. Problem is all the metal down in the motor, it has to be gone through and cleaned up.

  26. #146
    Quote Originally Posted by erlihemi View Post
    Was this the engine you inherited with the car? Maybe not a good break in on the cam??
    Yes and Yes

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    So got the engine to the rebuild shop today. They said the motor was a high dollar job. All ARP etc. In their opinion the problem was the valve springs on the heads were more appropriate for a roller cam and had excessively worn the flat tappet hydraulic lifts down. Should get the motor back late next week.

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    The wait begins. Interesting, I spend 2 minutes actually doing something and four hours going to the toolbox to look for things.

    Last edited by wrp; 05-07-2017 at 05:03 AM.

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    I go to the toolbox to look for things I already set down beside me someplace! The spring pressure thing always gets a good debate going. I haven't built enough motors with high rate springs on flat tappets to be an authority, but, 20 years ago the way we did it was breakin with light springs first. I'm always being told I run too light a spring, but I've never dropped a valve or floated a valve train except on one without a rev limiter. I like to run a high spring rate with a lower seat pressure. IMHO I'm allowing valve lash to get oil on the lifter face. The higher spring pressure at mid lift controls the mass and momentum (my stuff is heavy) and the lower seat pressure softens the initial ramp. Let the damper or second spring handle the harmonics and bounce. That's enough to start a debate going, but in essence, the only time I cup a flat tappet is because of too much lash or not enough oil. Some engine types are more susceptible to issues if the have lots of idle time on high spring pressures. This may be the one area hydraulic rollers are an improvement.

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    I'm an engine noob, having only built two, but roller lifters (and rockers) just make more sense to me. I'm amazed flat lifters work against a cam reliably, the concept looks crazy. Haven't spent enough time inside engines to get used to them I guess.
    Aerodynamics are for those who can't build engines - Enzo Ferrari

    FFR33 coupe #997, ordered 2/20/17, delivered 4/15/17, build thread
    Planned: 350-383 SBC, TKO600, hardtop, no fenders, hood, no sides, 3 link, 18x10 (275) 19x13 (345)

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    I am seeing about $1000 in cost going to the rollers on the small block chevy. I personally think it would be well worth it except the iron heads will not allow me to gain a lot more than I can get out of the flat tappet, at least that is what I am being told. I think the major advantage of the LS is the aluminum heads and the roller lifters.

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    That's a great car just standing still, Bill. Which is good considering how well I fit into it
    Let me know if you need help.

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    If the moon were blue cheese and I were a chocolate bar I'd love to have a Tesla Motor to put in it

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    WRP, I think next time you are working for a while on your car you should roll your tool box next to the car. It would save you half the time of being in your garage. :-)


    Tim

  35. #155
    Quote Originally Posted by TDSapp View Post
    WRP, I think next time you are working for a while on your car you should roll your tool box next to the car. It would save you half the time of being in your garage. :-)


    Tim
    GReat idea but it would take months to put up all the stuff I found fallen over behind it

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    I can almost hear the sound of the exhaust from here

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    I bet you loved the streaming profanity

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    get er back on the road and let's go for a cruise.
    FFR 7123 tilt front, Levy 5link/wilwoods/LCA's, webers.
    SL-C in progress

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    Working through the price you pay for not doing it all yourself. Got the Damper on, the Flywheel on, and the oil filter adapter on. Went ahead and put an oil filter on to button it up better. Got stuck on the clutch alignment tool and had to order a 26 spline tool which I hope I get tomorrow. Weather expecting hail tonight so we cleaned up as best as we could so we could get momma's car inside.

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