FranzModeratorAugust 25, 2021 at 10:04 pmPost count: 5112
With rain in the forecast I think we should make the rears tires knobby….like a dirt bike. So that they will clear the mud.
Dressed-up short block. Crank end play set to .007” -turns over buttery smooth. I feel good about it 💯%
Top end assembly tomorrow.WAY2COOLParticipantAugust 25, 2021 at 10:20 pmPost count: 417
1131 looks awesome !
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysColeBModeratorAugust 25, 2021 at 10:25 pmPost count: 2612
Lookin good! Franz had Starbucks today. That means it must’ve been a good day! Starbucks=Kickin assFranzModeratorAugust 26, 2021 at 10:44 amPost count: 5112
Haha. It’s a McDonald’s kind of day.
Windage push rod tubes. Painted black to reduce heat reflection. Silicone seals.RobKParticipantAugust 26, 2021 at 7:41 pmPost count: 39
The mud slingers up here in the high country (wet and very muddy in winter) look more like this? Not sure how you’d translate that onto the tread pattern you have though….FranzModeratorAugust 26, 2021 at 10:11 pmPost count: 5112
Long block. Stock aluminum push rods, .120” rocker stand spacers, swivel feet valve adjusters, Hoover oil mod groove on the rocker to connect the oil passages and squirter on the adjuster.
Visser Precision circle track finned valve covers for cooling. 😉
John JonesModeratorAugust 27, 2021 at 8:30 amPost count: 10420
Those look just like the yokohama’s 7.0’s… Yeah, I think them tires ROCK and are pretty much indestructible.. But too big and heavy!
Check out these grooved babies Ribbed fronts, digger rears with big grooves to clean out and chuck out and dig in the mud! and, LIGHT WEIGHT!!!
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎John JonesModeratorAugust 27, 2021 at 8:35 amPost count: 10420
I hope we can get this engine run today and stuffed in the car.. I want to get a fresh weight… We have taken out the desert air cleaner and associated tubbing and union’s. Also took out the fuel filler in the window and put a filler right on the tank.. Removed hood mech and stricker shit, turned down some smoth faced drums, lighter wheels and tires…. I can’t wait to see how much it weighs… 😎
Look at all that rubber everywhere
We are racing in the “Stock Bug” class right? I think I got that shit nailed!!!!!!!
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎ColeBModeratorAugust 27, 2021 at 8:38 amPost count: 2612
you’re right about stock! And about being badass!Pat KModeratorAugust 27, 2021 at 10:03 amPost count: 2749
Started grooving tires Wednesday evening. Finished the first front one yesterday morning.
Both fronts done, one rear done, one to go.
We will build it if it comes.NewboldParticipantAugust 27, 2021 at 11:52 amPost count: 154
You guys are looking good! Reminds me of making some “Bare Tire Class” ice racing tires once. Ya they have a “Bare Tire Class”, no studs, spikes or screws and yeah, I only made them once; I spent 9 hrs a tire cutting grooving and shredding!! Ahhh, but there is nothing like the smell of burning rubber… yumm.FranzModeratorAugust 27, 2021 at 2:23 pmPost count: 5112
Break-in went very well. Sounds good. Gets hot. Rockers off to re-torque heads and check stuff out. All super-happy.
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