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Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Posted: November 29th, 2020, 6:24 pm
by schwim
I think it looks great and you've got like the cleanest quarter windows I've ever seen :)

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Posted: November 29th, 2020, 7:10 pm
by Super_Randy
clear coated! and it actually looks pretty dang good. i am surprised. the blend is not terrible.
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Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Posted: December 7th, 2020, 9:54 pm
by Super_Randy
let there be window!
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it blends better than i thought it would

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Posted: December 7th, 2020, 10:19 pm
by schwim
Dude, that looks great! Are you going to tackle the rear window in the same manner?

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Posted: December 7th, 2020, 10:27 pm
by Super_Randy
yeah, but im probably going to have to wait for warmer weather though. i only have medium temp reducer so the paint/clear dry's super slow and it's reached the point of getting cold enough at night that i don't want to leave the windows out.
so i think next on the list is going to be the windshield sense i shouldn't have to do any paint work other than brushing on the POR15

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Posted: December 7th, 2020, 11:26 pm
by schwim
The weather is biting cold here right now(feels like 23 right now) making working on it outside nearly impossible. Are you going to get some temps warm enough sometime soon to allow you to knock it out or are you stuck until next year before you can do it?

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Posted: December 8th, 2020, 12:22 am
by Super_Randy
idk, just going to have to play it be ear. we'll see what happens

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Posted: March 31st, 2021, 9:54 pm
by Super_Randy
ok, alright, ok. uhhh... so the POS assembled 1600 is now slightly less than a short block. im taking it apart sense im not going to use it cause the crank end play is whacked, and after yanking the pistons out today i found that the rods have excessive side play. so anyway.
iv had an aluminum case, new CB crank, CB super race rods, CB lightened flywheel, and a good set of forged 90.5 pistons in the garage for well over a year now. so the junker is apart and coming off the stand and mock up will begin on the new 1776 sometime in the coming weeks. heads will be ordered and hopefully this motivation will stick around for a while

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Posted: April 1st, 2021, 1:01 am
by Maddel

Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Posted: April 2nd, 2021, 8:32 pm
by Super_Randy
all i can say is damn im glad i never put this in the car!
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these are actually concaved! and the 3 worst ones are upside down. they also make a nice rattling sound when you shake them.
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and i think i found my oil leak. this would explain why the top of the case is covered in oil.
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