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Re: my project 71

Postby Big_kid » Thu May 09, 2019 10:00 pm

Every Mistake Passes Inspection, or so I've heard.
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Fri May 10, 2019 12:13 am

yeah im low budget but i hope attention to details works not pushing for any power now just a stable base to get things started
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Re: my project 71

Postby Tom » Fri May 10, 2019 8:27 am

Big_kid wrote:Every Mistake Passes Inspection, or so I've heard.


and I've heard "Chrome don't get you home" :D
I'm not an air cooled snob , I like them all !

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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Fri May 10, 2019 8:31 pm

i know that most products no matter what the Brand there sold under are made in other countries i worked for Cadillac for 25 years and can say about 80 percent of the parts i changed were from other countries and those were the parts that failed often so when people say American cars suck its because they source out the parts to :| countries like Tiawan/MEXICO/HUNGARY/ CHECH REPUBLIC/BRAZIL/JAPAN/PHILIPINES/AND MORE. HERES a pic of some Genuine Harley parts Image Image when i build a larger engine ill go with better forged internals and nice heads. ive also watched many you tube videos of people Bashing products when if you watch closely these people should not be able to open a tool box let alone work on a car. i do appreciate the input and advice and personal experiences with this stuff so keep it coming. i have GOLD AND DIAMONDS TASTE AND A MAC AND CHEESE BUDGET
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Sun May 12, 2019 7:07 pm

got my fan shroud stripped and painted this weekend Image Image
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Re: my project 71

Postby Big_kid » Sun May 12, 2019 8:45 pm

Progress!
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Mon May 13, 2019 8:23 pm

yeah trying to keep moving waiting for warm weather got another Fine Chinese part today Image need to get them before Trumps Tarrif on China kicks in that could blow my whole budget
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Re: my project 71

Postby Glenn » Mon May 13, 2019 8:27 pm

MADE IN CHINA displayed with pride.
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Mon May 13, 2019 10:26 pm

how many American made cars youown
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Re: my project 71

Postby Glenn » Tue May 14, 2019 4:48 am

elrockk wrote:how many American made cars youown

Both of my Subaru's weer made in Indiana.
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Tue May 14, 2019 7:22 pm

i understand there made here employ people here but do you think they would do it just for that reason Hell no Billions go back to the foreign country that set up shop in America
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Re: my project 71

Postby Glenn » Tue May 14, 2019 8:44 pm

elrockk wrote:i understand there made here employ people here but do you think they would do it just for that reason Hell no Billions go back to the foreign country that set up shop in America

So what's your point? Both Ram trucks and the Chevy Silverado are made in Mexico.

Americans are employed and make a quality product. I'm not saying China doesn't make quality parts but companies like EMPI and others exploit the cheap labor there and use the lowest quality raw materials and manufacturing.

Just look at the EMPI 009s made in China compared to the Bosch German.. or Brazilian for that matter.

I remember Samba Joe putting a new Chines alternator in his Bus only to have the bearings go bad in a month.

I understand having a budget but if you can't afford to do it right the first time, how are you going to afford to fix it?
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Fri May 17, 2019 8:51 pm

no point in general just saying china parts serve a purpose i think they can support a low performance build and in my case buy
me some time to stash some cash for a better engine build and let me mock up the intake/throttle body i need to make. got my cam/springs/retainers/keepers/and gear today they forgot my lifters Image cam break in says 30 minutes at 2-3 thousand rpm so i may do my mock up/ build for the fuel injection then put the stock carb setup on to break it in the fuel injection can be set with a base tune but im not liking 30 minutes at 2-3k
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:11 pm

got my gas tank cleaned/ dried/etched and sealed this weekend Image Image Image Image now i just have to wait 90 hours til it cures
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:53 pm

going to make an engine run stand Image Image Image so i can work the bugs out of the fuel injection without pulling the engine so much
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Re: my project 71

Postby Big_kid » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:33 am

Staying tuned for details (in more ways than one)
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:01 pm

gas tank done Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:21 pm

making a valve spring compressor stolen from EZGZ Image
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Re: my project 71

Postby Raj » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:13 pm

NICE!
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