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      mayhugh1 replied to the thread 1/3 Scale Ford 289 Hi-Po.
      After weeks of tedious preparation, the last three surfaces of the workpieces could be machined so I'd finally have something that...
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      mayhugh1 replied to the thread 1/3 Scale Ford 289 Hi-Po.
      The spark plugs in the full-size engine are angled down and away from the head to avoid interference with the stock exhaust manifold...
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      mayhugh1 replied to the thread Head gasket.
      Consider Hylomar Blue as a hail Mary...
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      mayhugh1 replied to the thread Head gasket.
      That's it! At one time, just after I finished building one of my radials in fact, I came across one of their videos showing the...
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      mayhugh1 replied to the thread Head gasket.
      A mirror finish for a head gasket sealing surface isn't always the best idea. I once finished a full-size aluminum head for an engine...
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      mayhugh1 replied to the thread 1/3 Scale Ford 289 Hi-Po.
      As it turned out, I wasn't able to significantly reduce the number of setups needed to machine the heads. Each one requires 62 drilled...
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      mayhugh1 replied to the thread 1/3 Scale Ford 289 Hi-Po.
      Peter, I agree with your comments about small diameter Guhring drill flexibility and more importantly about the need for a plumb set up...
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      mayhugh1 replied to the thread 1/3 Scale Ford 289 Hi-Po.
      Even though the cylinder banks are staggered, the left and right heads are identical. Some but not all of the asymmetry in the assembled...
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      mayhugh1 replied to the thread 1/3 Scale Ford 289 Hi-Po.
      With the model for the timing cover seemingly in good shape, it was machined next. Its rear face will bolt up to the front of the block...
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      mayhugh1 reacted to stevehuckss396's post in the thread Shriner parade car with Like Like.
      Hello Gents. Been a long time since i have had anything to show. I have been working on a pair of Hodgson 9 cylinder engines. Kind of...
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      mayhugh1 reacted to stevehuckss396's post in the thread Shriner parade car with Like Like.
      The body is sheet brass. Chose brass because it solders together easy. The body is all .020 inch brass sheet
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      mayhugh1 reacted to stevehuckss396's post in the thread Shriner parade car with Like Like.
      Next up are the controls. The straight handle is the brakes. Pull up on the handle and two rods drag on the tires to slow you down. Pull...
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      mayhugh1 replied to the thread 1/3 Scale Ford 289 Hi-Po.
      Although I don't remember the distributor in my old Mustang's 289 not sitting vertical, a ten degree tilt was needed to move its axis...
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      mayhugh1 replied to the thread 1/3 Scale Ford 289 Hi-Po.
      So far, my eye doctor hasn't been specific about what went wrong with my cataract surgery. It's a good thing that protocol is to do only...
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      mayhugh1 replied to the thread 1/3 Scale Ford 289 Hi-Po.
      Well, it turns out that I've lost 90% of the vision in my right eye after the surgery. I thought cataract surgery was pretty much...
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