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Post by 63Falconconvert on October 28th 2009, 9:28 am

owwww is that an old Scorpion intake????? I haven't seen one of those in years.
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Post by DroppedGrandAm on October 28th 2009, 2:51 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:owwww is that an old Scorpion intake????? I haven't seen one of those in years.

Haha i believe it is, nothing like doin it old skool lol
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Post by DroppedGrandAm on October 28th 2009, 2:51 pm

RoboGeek wrote:wanna race?? lol

Haha lets do it lol, as soon as i get it on the road =]
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Post by DroppedGrandAm on October 28th 2009, 2:54 pm

Hey i forgot to mention,,
if you guys wana see a short vid of this thing running go here =]

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=100218994

I took it the other day, ill take another when i get it all tuned right.
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Post by DroppedGrandAm on December 10th 2009, 10:49 pm

Well guys sorry about the lack of updates. Unfortunately winter has finally hit hard and it all happened pretty quick. One day was idk like 40 and the next day i woke up with 6 inches of snow on the ground haha.. Guess its that time were my project has to wait till nice weather comes along.. I must say that is really guna suck lol.. Jeeze i really dont like winter anymore. Iv got lots of plans tho and winter will give me a chance to think them over and save up to do em haha. Mann i wish i had a heated garage Very Happy
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Post by retired plumber on December 11th 2009, 12:43 am

Thats what you get for living there. I am in Tucson Az and last summer in my garage the concrete floor hit 97 degrees as measured by my ir thermometer. Its never "just right" (LOL).
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Post by RoboGeek on December 11th 2009, 9:18 am

we don't seem to have that nice spring/fall weather anymore. It went from 60 to 3 in one week here...
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Post by 63Falconconvert on December 11th 2009, 9:25 am

DroppedGrandam & I live in the same town and I can say winter is here!....a pile of snow, cold , windy...oh what fun. Did get a lot of use out of my 1977 Toro snow blower yesterday...maybe I should do a rolled job on that next summer....
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Post by DroppedGrandAm on December 11th 2009, 3:06 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:DroppedGrandam & I live in the same town and I can say winter is here!....a pile of snow, cold , windy...oh what fun. Did get a lot of use out of my 1977 Toro snow blower yesterday...maybe I should do a rolled job on that next summer....

I really dont like winter like i ust to. I kinda wish i lived in like south Carolina or something, would say Florida but thats wayyy to hot and humid in the summer.. 63Falconconvert dont you wana move somewhere warm too haha

And i cant believe your floor hit 97 thats unbelievable must be impossible to work outside.
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Post by retired plumber on December 11th 2009, 4:27 pm

When your working outside in the summer you have to keep your tools covered with a towel or something especially if it is metal or you will burn your hands. I have actually seen an egg fried in a skillet that was set on a asphalt driveway. It took a while but it did it. It was 119 in the shade at the time. I have heard the saying all my life but it was a shock to actually see it done.
It does get warm here in southern Arizona. Our official high temp this year was 114.8 at the airport but at our house we run 3-5 degrees higher then there. Any where you live you have trade offs. I traded 5-6 months of the cold, wet ,miserable and nasty of Washington State for 3 months of Arizona hot. I am enjoying it here. Just turn the ac up a bit more, sit back and have cool drink beer or go jump in the pool. Aaaahhhhh, life is good. cheers
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Ps, as I write this at 1:30 pm it is 59 degrees and should hit 64 for a high. It was 33 when I got up this am at about 7:30


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Post by retired plumber on December 11th 2009, 4:45 pm

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We need to see the before and after pix of the snow blower when you roll it. lol!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on December 11th 2009, 5:13 pm

I love that old Toro...but then again I like anything vintage....my latest quest that I'm after is a early 70's Rupp Mini Bike to restore. I had a 72 Roasdster 2 back in 1973 and I'm on a mission to find one. Found a few local on craigs list but nothing I want to fork over cash for.
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Post by RoboGeek on December 11th 2009, 6:42 pm

I had one of those... and a combat wombat that was lots of fun
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Post by DroppedGrandAm on May 3rd 2010, 11:29 pm

Holly shamolli the forum is back up.. i thought it was gone forever. Well i must say it came back at the perfect time. Iv been working on a 383 for this bad boy Very Happy its been so long since my last post due to the forum and quite alot has changed on the motor side of things. Im not sure if you guys care much about the motor but im hoping you do cause pics will be rolling in somewhat soon. Anyway iv got everything i need to build my 383. Just got my new block and heads back from the machine shop and they are looking FRESH. My heads are a decent set of big valve centerbolts milled to 58cc ohh yes. Pistons are flat tops with 2 eyebrows. Got 1.5 rollers and screw in studs. Ill be pushing around 11.3:1 comp. Now as far as the cam goes i ended up going for a big mutha thumpr. At first i was completely against it but after a long while of looking for a decent cam i decided on the BMT. The things got nasty high duration and a very low LSA whitch should help with my high comp. My heads dont flow well past .505 lift so i had to stay under that. Got a 2800 stall also. Well yea i left out ALOT but thats whats going on here and ill have pics of the motor build somewhat soon. This time i didnt want to cut corners with my motor so i took my time and went pretty much all out for the most part. Dont forget to reply haha
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Post by T.Hadley on May 3rd 2010, 11:49 pm

Hope your planning on running race gas, but at 12 bucks a gal. I hope its not a street car.

What cam hyd, solid, roller?
Whats the dur. and lift and lobe sep.
505 lift is not much, but max lift flow is not as important as mid lift flow.
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Post by DroppedGrandAm on May 4th 2010, 12:02 am

It a hyd flat tappet, my heads can only lift to .505 due to the retainer to valve guide clearance. If i wanted to run a bigger cam i believe i would have needed to get longer valves or get my guides machined down. Even if i did it wouldn't do much unless i p&ped the heads. Anyway duration at .050 243/257 - lift with 1.5's .500/.486 LSA 107. Iv got all my parts just laying here so i should be firing her in a few weeks. Have you ever notched a SBC before. If so do you have any tips. Was going to use a die grinder with a nice carbine bit. Was thinking id mock up 2 pistons/rods at a time and mark were they hit with a sharpie then grind a little then check and repeat until iv got .050 clearance.
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Post by T.Hadley on May 4th 2010, 12:22 am

Yeah a die grinder w/ a carbide bit works well, for a 383 its not much to grind, and how you want to do it will work

That going to be a lumpy one at a 107 LS
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 4th 2010, 7:53 am

HOLY CRAP YOUR BACK!!!
Glad you found us again. Lots of new members have joined since you where last here. Some cool projects.
Post some pics when you get a chance.
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Post by retired plumber on May 4th 2010, 9:58 pm

Hey man, welcome back.
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Post by DroppedGrandAm on May 4th 2010, 10:46 pm

Thanks guys. Im certainly here to stay, i cant just abandon you guys Very Happy but yea ill have lots of pics coming soon. Iv got soo many projects going on at once here haha. I was kind of wondering iv been repainting my YZ250 but it has nothing to do with rolling anything on. Should i make a topic for it or no. Iv got progress pics of everything if you guys wana see how thats going.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 7th 2010, 8:55 am

sure post away.....it's all good
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Post by DroppedGrandAm on May 17th 2010, 10:18 pm

Ok guys update time,, its been sooo long since one of these haha. Anyway iv been working on a few things. Today i made a nice cover for my heater box, there was a pretty big hole in the firewall after i ripped that huge mess out. The 383 is officially a shortblock right now, im just waiting for my heads to get finished at the shop and its ready to fire up. If everything goes to plan it should be this saturday that ill be breaking in my cam. Anywho here is a million and a half pics lol.

Cover i cut out for the firewall:


Looks good i like it:


Painting process of the block:




Build pics:








Slamming in the cam bearings:




Super close to zero deck:


So thats why they call it a stroker haha:


If you guys want me to keep the motor build pics coming i will, i should be ding more tomorrow. not positive what ill be doing but it will be something.
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Post by T.Hadley on May 17th 2010, 10:45 pm

Keep-em coming
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 18th 2010, 8:09 am

looks great, keep em coming.....
what machine shop are you using? Drakes did the head on my Falcon a few years back.
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Post by DroppedGrandAm on May 18th 2010, 11:34 pm

I made some progress today after work, really all i have to do now is get those heads back and button up the top end.





Haha and that would be the same shop im using lol. They do great work Very Happy
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