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Old 10-12-2006, 01:59 PM
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Lol! It'* Florida....there is likely going to be lightning....

I call it "Bride of FrankenBonne..."
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Be sure to post pics of it'* awakening.

We all want to view the sparks and flames when it comes Alive
.....it will be alive, Alive, ALIVE.....
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:04 PM
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Be sure to post pics of it'* awakening.

We all want to view the sparks and flames when it comes Alive
.....it will be alive, Alive, ALIVE.....
I'll do a video of the initial cranking when the time comes...I am sure there will be some swearing if it doesn't fire up

There *may* be an issue with the oil cooler lines and the built-in oil cooler at the radiator. Initially we thought that the trans cooler might have been plugged and the oil cooler fine...it ended up the opposite (but not surprising given all the bearing material that was in the pan) plus the endtanks are looking a bit suspect. I would like to get another radiator before the next round, or at the very least get another oil cooler and run new lines. I am thinking about going with barb fittings on the oil filter housing and barb the ends of the existing lines. This will make dropping the oil pan for inspections and such easier to do. I also redid the battery cables (you can spot the negative cable terminal in one of the pics I think) for a much cleaner look.

I am checking ebay for a few goodies to put into it the next time...stay tuned
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UPDATE

Ok, this thread has been neglected due to SEBF activities and all, so it'* time to fill all y'all in on what'* happened.

Don and I were getting this thing put back together, but one day Don decides to go to the car and do some catch-up work for me (I had a NY work trip to go on). So he is turning the crankshaft by hand when all the sudden....CLANK! Dead stop. Hmm...what the hell is that? Don drops the oil pan, and all is well down there. Puzzled, he puts up for the night and leaves it until I am able to make it there and help. We pick up where he leaves off...not knowing what could be binding the engine up, we proceed to take off EVERYTHING up top and pull the lifters, thinking maybe one would be causing a valvestrike or something. NOPE. So we left it until Boosty and Pat showed up.

That morning all of us set out to the local JY'* and got back to wrenching on it that afternoon. Bill has never seen anything like this, so even he is at a loss...so we do what we thought would be best...and tear EVERYTHING out. And after much tearing out, we finally spot the answer...carbon. Yup...carbon got itself loosened from the chambers, and would cause the piston to not make full travel.

SO, after a full gasket kit, head bolts, and ported lower intake, we got it all bolted back together the next day in a record 4.5 hours. And we were so close to starting it...but then when we tried...no fuel. As in no fuel pump kicking on.

So, videos will come later when I figure out why it itsn't getting any go-juice.
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Awesome to see it running!

Relay? Fuse?

I hope you guys fixed that water pump leak
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It'* ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good job, guys.
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Awesome Job guys....glad to see that thing run......

and she sounds good too
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Ex-cellent Smithers......

Good work guys! After gangiung that thing last Wednesday and Thursday, with no run at the end, I am really glad to see and hear it run.

Brad, maybe in a little while, you will have to change the name to White Pheonix, to indicate it'* rise from the dead.
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