Pics of the occasion, if you can call it that.
Don came over for a bit (as evidenced in his posts), and lent a hand at tearing down the old motor so it could take a ride with them.
Then I took a swing
Then we got smart....Will should be the one doing this!! But by that time, we had already popped off the heads. No biggie...it'* gonna take all of us to get that block in the trunk.
Father Booze in a rare Kodak moment (Keep pushing!! It'* crowning!!!)
All the while this is going on, Gwen just has that look....
3800s both in the front and in the rear....
Lining it up
On the trailer. I'm swiping back my battery (his old one crapped out on him) and my factory airbox.
They left this morning when I left for work. That should put them back in their neck of the woods around 7pm today.
They were much more receptive of the failure than I expected. Wills dad commented on how nice the engine looked, and it still does run fairly strong. All it really needs is the crank kit and a rod or two from the old engine to make it perfect. Both Don and myself hated seeing on the trailer, but unfortunately time is running sparse for the both of us, and we just can't do this job again.
To the dad, I like to thank you for your understanding that these things happen, and never for good reason (he told us all the story of his own engine failures for no apparant reason after buildups), and it was good shooting the crap with you. Will, I hope to see you again for SEBF this year, we may try to make it for NEBF but if not, I'm sure you can pull a lef or two to make it down here in October
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1993 SSEi - FrankenJinx - dead and gone.
1994 SSE (136K strong) - 180* t-stat,HD alternator, most unequipped SSE on the club, XM radio, Kenwood CD/MP3.
2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx LTZ - Custom 2.25" manifold-back exhaust w/FM-80. Probably the only Maxx with this system.