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Old 05-06-2019, 07:25 AM   #61
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Not off of subject but very important to the build. 5/3-4/2019 I attended the F.A.S.T. schools at Comp headquarters. Talk about your first day at kindergarten at 69 years old thats the kind of stuff that makes you sweat. Dave Page was our instructor and made all of us no-hair's or gray hairs feel at ease in just a few short minutes. A concise step by step approach that made real sense. We got to go on a plant tour. The place is busy, well lit, organised, and very clean. I was very impressed top to bottom. It kind of makes you glad that you a customer, with the Comp for your support group.

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Larry, from first hand experience I can attest to the more than expected service from David and all the rest of the FAST people.. From my first call to as of the Div II race in Gainesville where Matt spent more time with me than any body else, the customer service is second to none.. You have no worries about asking the dumb questions... Mack has already asked them all.. And not one of my questions wasn't answered in a professional way.. Most companies I buy from will put up with you for the warranty period but not FAST. They want to make sure you understand and know how to tune your hotrod to where you think it should be.. I can't say often or loud enough how impressed I am with them.. I had a chance to switch to another system this year.. I could not make myself do it just for all the time FAST has invested in me.. And the way beyond service I have received.. I trust you will find the same thing..
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:24 AM   #62
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In the motel I typed three paragraphs on my phone this morning. Then I club fingered something and it was gone
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I think we have decided on the final proofs for the art work on the doors and hood of the car. The deck lid design is still in discussion. Patsy says some people won't "get it ".

A big thanks to Arrow-Prefix, Bullet, Comp Cams, CV, Manley, PAC, Jimmy Ronzello, and Jeff Taylor for helping me through installed height and coilbind. It took a while but I'm happy with the repeatable and accuracy of my measurements.

A quick cleaning and assembling with checking springs and the head will be ready for checking lift and piston to valve clearance at split overlap.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:48 PM   #64
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Everytime I think I'm gaining, something says look at me a little closer. When that happens it will cost me, usually, time and money, today was no different. Problem that had to be addressed, valve lock was bottoming out in groove before it contacted the valve stem. I think that would make turning 7500 RPM way to exciting. The fix was sending valves back to the manufacture with locks and retainer. But me looking at the positive side, its an American company and I should have parts back next week.

I found the part# I have been looking for for at least 3 months. I can't afford to buy it yet but I'm saving up.

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Old 05-15-2019, 07:39 AM   #65
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For me the engine is all new and a lot of the materials are different. Sometimes what I thought I knew does not apply. I mean how hard can it be to make eight single cylinders run the same? It seems like the engine wants two things every day, time and money
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:46 PM   #66
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"Dumbo"...….That's the name of the car, right?
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:44 AM   #67
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It probably encompasses several parts of my racing operations like:
Driver of car
Engine builder
Purchasing agent
CEO
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Truck driver
Cook
Tire changer
And roadside assistance person
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:35 AM   #68
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Apparently you do the cooking....good man.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:50 PM   #69
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So Larry, will the new car be at BG next weekend ?
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:19 AM   #70
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Not even close. I will be working on it.
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