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Old 02-21-2012, 09:57 PM   #365 (permalink)
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Wow, great deal on the mics and on the machine work! It looks like you're well on your way. Can't wait to see the parts flooding in.
Thanks! I'm excited to get my part orders going as well. Its really not looking too bad thus far which is a good thing. I'm making sure I get quality tooling bc I'm sure this is not the last time I will be building a motor.

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I have similar markings on the cylinders on a used gsr block I bought. I'm not sure on the mileage of it. I tried to get my finger nail in them like you and I couldn't. I'm no machinist so I really don't know if that's of any value to you. Still I bet you could take it to a shop and ask what they have to say about it. It should be much lighter now.
Okay well at least it may not be abnormal. I'm definitely going to ask at the machine shop, but I think it should be good to go with just a clean up hone.

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+1 for keeping things organized

I had some engine parts in my room while I was in college, the only problem I had with it was that my room smelt like oil for a little while.
haha I know exactly what you mean, it was powerful at first and apparently still is bc my roomates tell me so. However, I don't notice the smell at all anymore, I guess I've grown used to it.

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:07 AM   #366 (permalink)
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Havnt looked through a thread in a while but yours kept me wanting to see what's next! Great build mike you puts lots of love n money into your teg I see!
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:28 AM   #367 (permalink)
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After a lot of searching around I have finally peiced together a set of micrometers and standards.


Standards: 70.00
2-3" Mitutoyo micrometer (0.0001"): 16.00
3-4" Mitutoyo micrometer (0.0001"): 16.00
1-2" Brown and Sharpe micrometer (0.0001"): 16.00



I just checked them all and they are all calibrated and ready to go.

Now I'm on the hunt for two nice dial bore gages. Looking at Mitutoyo 1.4"-2.5" and a 2"-6". Hopefully that will be purchased soon.

Called a machine shop and got an estimate for hot tanking the block, the head, and doing a clean up hone on the cylinders for less than 100.00. I just need to pull the valves out of the head and strip the remaining parts off the block.

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Oh man... post this stuff up on AST when you're done. I've had several folks ask about dial bore gauges and engine building stuff.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:36 PM   #368 (permalink)
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Excellent, will do! Maybe I can make some of my money back on this stuff.

My next big purchase has been made. I picked up a very nice set of Mitutoyo dial bore gages on ebay. It was a steal for the price so I couldn't resist. $600.00 later I have these:



Last few items on my tool to buy list are:

Set of rubber mallets
Bolt stretch gauge
Tap and die set

Then I should be ready to get this thing back together. I still have not had a chance to tear the rest of it apart as my thesis writing has been eating up all my time, but it will happen soon.

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Old 03-04-2012, 02:37 PM   #369 (permalink)
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so was reading though the Dragon Run 2011 recap and ran across this

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Wow.. when you put it like that it doesnt sound like I have much time for a full engine rebuild, complete paint job, wire tuck, and suspension overhaul lol
#1 is well underway, going to make the rest? ever decide on color yet?


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Well not much else has been done with the engine. I recieved my set of dial bore gages and they are in great condition and a complete set! It was definitely expensive, but well worth it for the quality. Tonight I plan on tearing down the rest of the engine so I will have some pictures up of that.

Steve, as far as my plans go I certainly hope to have it all done, but its going to be very dependent on graduating. My plan currently is to graduate sometime in June then taking the whole summer off from everything so thats when the work will get done. After 7 years of school with no summer breaks I need something. Its tough to say at this point, but I'm going to keep shooting for those goals.

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As I always say - dont rush anything. Thats how you end up doing things twice.
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As I always say - dont rush anything. Thats how you end up doing things twice.
No worries, I'm a perfectionist so it will be done right or not at all
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I have a stretch gauge you can borrow. I also have piston ring compressors on the site too. But, if you want to buy them regardless, that's totally up to you.

Cheers and good luck. I hope to see this car at Expo or another event again (and of course, the Dragon!)
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I'll most likely be renting the stretch gauge when the time comes.

Tonight I spent some time disassembling the head and pulling the last few components off the block. The block is now ready to be hot tanked and the head has a few more things left. I need to pick up a valve stem seal remover to pull those. Also still need to remove the rockers.





The valve guide appears to be broken... not sure if this will affect anything or not, anyone know?














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that room is freaking awesome. im jelly
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Is the white color on the valve from excessive heat?

Good progress update!
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that room is freaking awesome. im jelly
Thanks! Its working out alright, I wish I had a bit more room though.

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Is the white color on the valve from excessive heat?

Good progress update!
I do believe its due to heat, but from searching around I don't think its out of the ordinary. The last trip on this motor was my trip back home from the dragon which is all highway miles. I had it running pretty lean on the highway at low load.

I may look into getting 4 egt's for when it goes back together.... Just a thought at this point, but I would love to tune timing off of egt's.

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Thanks! Its working out alright, I wish I had a bit more room though.



I do believe its due to heat, but from searching around I don't think its out of the ordinary. The last trip on this motor was my trip back home from the dragon which is all highway miles. I had it running pretty lean on the highway at low load.

I may look into getting 4 egt's for when it goes back together.... Just a thought at this point, but I would love to tune timing off of egt's.

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You would only need one EGT at runner #3 I thought?
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