Titanic had two sister ships. The Olympic didn't sink, she was scrapped in 1936. The Britannic hit a mine, she never stood a chance.What do I know. Professionals said the Titanic was unsinkable. It wasn't. They made unannounced mods to her sister ships, which evidently weren't enough to keep them from sinking. Moral of the story, don't drive the monster into a body of water.
I wasn't planning on pulling the head until the Intake cam spun while I was trying to loosen the cam gear. I thought I had bent valves cause I couldn't get a good cylinder seal...Nonetheless, now that the head is off I'm decking the block honing the cylinders putting new rings on and possibly new bearings..Mike I’ll bet if you never had the head off you’d have never had an issue . BUT like you I would’ve fixed it too . Either way . These things are potent and if the converter is on the car will be a rocket even at the little 500 you want to make which is no sweat
I’ve been dying to make it to oc as well just hasn’t panned out yet . I’m going to try for next year tooI wasn't planning on pulling the head until the Intake cam spun while I was trying to loosen the cam gear. I thought I had bent valves cause I couldn't get a good cylinder seal...Nonetheless, now that the head is off I'm decking the block honing the cylinders putting new rings on and possibly new bearings..
I'll send the Cometic gasket back, and get a thicker one to offset the head milling, and block decking...500 hp may be small HP goals for this engine, but doing what I'm doing will guarantee me a reliable 500 hp,...and that's the main thing with me.
I'm not gonna miss another Crusin the Coast next October.
seems pretty simple to me...I'd love to hit up cruising the coast, but my goal is foxtoberfest this year.
And just like that...Well....
The Iron Maiden is on the shelf,..We’ll call that attempt #3.
The new path will use a plate bolted to the removeable Toyota Bell, and a plate bolted to the front pump, with whatever remains of the gap between the two filled in with whatever thickness steel, and then welded together.
The Iron Maiden might still work, but even though I built the block plate one hole at a time, welding each segment that was bolted to the block, by the time the whole thing was welded, there was enough movement to cause bolt hole misalignment.
Bolt hole misalignment means that the bellhousing is no longer centered. An off-center bellhousing will lead to some premature part failure........blah,....blah......blah.
So,..by attempting to use the A 340 Toyota bell, all of the bellhousing bolts are done. The bell fits the dowels, the bolts fit the holes. The back of the bell is drilled to bolt to the a340,....all I gotta do is make a plate to fit that pattern.
Then,....I make the “L” brackets that will bolt to the front pump, and.........weld those to that plate that is bolted on the back of the bellhousing....
Seems simple enough.......
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