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Old 06-15-2019, 09:30 PM   #1271
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What did they charge for that? I have learned a lot about humidity in the south since moving to TN. I have 10 rusty 340's and a car body I want to strip. Is that the place in NC?
If I could read I would have seen location on the video.
Rod, he charged me $150 to go in a strip tank for the paint and de-rust tank for the rust. Most cars can sit for 2 weeks with no flash rust, blocks will rust sooner due to their heavy iron content I assume.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:25 PM   #1272
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Freeze plugs in, did some grinding on the block and filled one side.



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Old 06-17-2019, 06:33 PM   #1273
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So, after pouring the first side of the block yesterday we definitely learned a couple things. We poured the second side today and it was a breeze. Tall funnels... No good. Make sure the consistency will lend itself to a nice flow. And fill a little at a time, as you can go back and fourth a few times for a perfect fill. Balancing is the next thing we're learning to do, so today we weighed everything, setup bob weights then set everything up in the balancer. I can't believe the education we've recieved so far.




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Old 06-17-2019, 07:11 PM   #1274
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Love the vibration assistance. -Al
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:44 PM   #1275
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Love the vibration assistance. -Al
That thing worked like a champ!
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:32 AM   #1276
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Got a cool gift on Fathers Day from the kids. #1 I really like signage for some reason and I occasionally build some signs for fun (I'll add pics of one). When I was very young my mom worked at a Chevy dealer in the small town I was from, I don't know why but I have always loved the old "OK Used Cars" logo from that era seen at the GM dealers, so they got me a 24"x24" neon version I thought was super cool.


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Old 06-18-2019, 06:49 PM   #1277
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Whats the piston to wall clearance going to be?
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:04 PM   #1278
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Whats the piston to wall clearance going to be?
With the coating that's on them, it can be near zero. I'm going to confer with L2L coatings tomorrow.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:08 PM   #1279
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Got the crankshaft balancing done today, just need to chamfer the holes we drilled and it's ready.

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Old 06-18-2019, 11:06 PM   #1280
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I remember those "OK Used Cars" signs, too. Funny, today just "OK" wouldn't be good enough, and hey, it's "Pre-owned", The world is nuts, but I'm "OK".
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