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  1. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    So today was a special day. Went down to Don Ross...

    So today was a special day. Went down to Don Ross Fabrication so he could do the final measuring on the Louvered Hood Panels. At the end of the day the panels FFR sells would probably be just as good...
  2. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Another Cruising video ...

    Another Cruising video


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u7nVbtFsYM
  3. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Yep Already had a second on the CVR Performance...

    Yep Already had a second on the CVR Performance throttle bracket as well. Lots of overkill


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P3usl-G2gA
  4. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    One thing I had not thought much of was the...

    One thing I had not thought much of was the throttle body propensity to got WOT if a return spring breaks. Had that happen in the GTO once and before I could get the key switched off I was at about...
  5. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Big problem nowadays is going to a hospital or...

    Big problem nowadays is going to a hospital or emergency room. That was the challenging issue. On a brighter note, after a clean bill of health for my wife, I turned to my less than healthy EFI. Car...
  6. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Okay got her home Thursday Unloading her and I...

    Okay got her home Thursday Unloading her and I hear a thud on the other side of the trailer. rushed around to see what was up and my wife was face down on the concrete sidewalk. Huge pool of blood....
  7. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    About three years ago I had a cam lobe go flat,...

    About three years ago I had a cam lobe go flat, filled the motor with metal. i pulled it to have a local shop go through and refresh it. They built the long block complete. We got home and while...
  8. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Build is done. Hope to have her home by Friday....

    Build is done. Hope to have her home by Friday. Thanks to Charles Ready, Ready Motorsports in Mannfred Oklahoma for leading theis build project.

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  9. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    In addition to the new engine build I had...

    In addition to the new engine build I had contacted Don Ross Fabrications about building me a pair of engine side panels with louvers. Don is highly respected in the nostalgia car building circles....
  10. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Fired her up today. not too many gremlins. I was...

    Fired her up today. not too many gremlins. I was impressed by the ease. Holley Sniper is very sensitive to good grounding though. We need to do some breakin and driving to eek out anything else...
  11. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    AC condenser makes it tougher. I'll just let them...

    AC condenser makes it tougher. I'll just let them finish the setup then fabricate my own. I am thinking up front on the engine low, below the compressor. Route the inlet and return lines there then...
  12. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    I've pointed that out to the builder, already...

    I've pointed that out to the builder, already dealt with that issue once and I know I will have to change it. Where would you suggest mounting it?

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  13. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Got the rest of the Hyperspark ignition in and...

    Got the rest of the Hyperspark ignition in and installed today. Finishing up the return plumbing, connections, wiring, and hose routing. We wrapped the headers to see if that gives us any benefit....
  14. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Well it ought to sound good at idle.

    Well it ought to sound good at idle.
  15. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Thanks Vall, I am over it really. The drama is...

    Thanks Vall, I am over it really. The drama is just wanting to share exactly what you are pointing out to anyone looking at the thngs we do. Decisions like this are no brainers for many old school...
  16. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Effectively, they gave me what I asked for. Their...

    Effectively, they gave me what I asked for. Their thinking was it would have been around $800 to put the splay caps on the motor, and that for a street driven show only car that would only make long...
  17. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    That would be an amazingly unique motor to put in...

    That would be an amazingly unique motor to put in a Hot Rod
  18. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Thanks Mario

    Thanks Mario
  19. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Sorry I sounded so ungrateful. God has been good...

    Sorry I sounded so ungrateful. God has been good to me to allow me such good fortune and I am not unappreciative. I had hoped to get somewhere into the 600 whp range with a motor that would live when...
  20. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    I'm guessing it is the overall potential. I could...

    I'm guessing it is the overall potential. I could have clearly met those HP goals with a stock bottom end. I had really wanted to get to 600 whp. Now I have a rotating assembly that clearly should be...
  21. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    So, being inexperienced, I went along with the...

    So, being inexperienced, I went along with the builder recommendations. Now I find the motor is a 2 bolt main. What does that do to the potential? Have just spent 10 grand on internals and...
  22. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    So, there comes a point in life where you meet a...

    So, there comes a point in life where you meet a milestone. Always dreamed of having something good enough to be in Hot Rod Magazine. This digital version is cool enough for me and I hope you all...
  23. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Kind of tough to sort through. There was no...

    Kind of tough to sort through. There was no lifter girdle. I bought the cam kit when it was a two piece main old school block that I intended originally to put a flat tappet cam in. Once I got the...
  24. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    They are true 062 castings. I went completely...

    They are true 062 castings. I went completely through them, replaced the seats, guides, retainers, spring seats, springs, retainers, guide plates, lappe the valves lowered the guides to handle the...
  25. Thread: Ethyl Roars

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    Those heads are center bolts 103167

    Those heads are center bolts


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