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Posted December 08, 2012 - 08:19 PM

You made great progress! That engine is looking better than new! :thumbs:

And I know the part about "all I intended to do today" very well lol. You probably say the same thing I do to myself. " I'll just do this 1 more thing then I'll call it quits" I must have said that 100 times when I did the last tractor, I wound up working on it for 18 hours straight, and I never stopped to eat or anything lol. :D
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:03 PM

You made great progress! That engine is looking better than new! :thumbs:

And I know the part about "all I intended to do today" very well lol. You probably say the same thing I do to myself. " I'll just do this 1 more thing then I'll call it quits" I must have said that 100 times when I did the last tractor, I wound up working on it for 18 hours straight, and I never stopped to eat or anything lol. :D

Its funny how that works. When I'm doing the thing I need to do, I get tired, hungry, thirsty, etc., but when I'm doing the things I want to do, I forget about everything else! :bigrofl: I went to my shop this morning, and the next thing I knew, it was time to go home for supper. I never left for lunch, or anything else for that matter. :D

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 08:55 PM

Well, I got the rest of the engine painted, and it turned out well, but the gear reduction box had a bunch of fish eyes in it. :mad2: I guess I didn't get it clean enough, so I'll have to strip, and repaint it. Its coming along well, and should be done soon. I hope. :thumbs:

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 01:16 AM

I made some progress today. I installed the new rings, lapped the valves, set the valve clearances, and assembled the long block. That was all I intended to do today, but I just couldn't resist painting the long block! :bigrofl: I didn't paint the rest of the engine parts, just the block. I'm happy with how its coming along. Nate, I did consider going back with the Bolens green, but I would have had to buy the paint, and I already had a gallon of black. That, and it would have been kind of sad to have it Bolens green, and no Bolens to put it on. :(

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I missed this the other day.... guess was just looking at the pics :D . You sure take enough pics when you do you engines and Thanks for that. :thumbs:

You should of painted it green, never know when you'll find a walk behind that needs a engine and then you wouldn't have to carry that little bugger around!

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 02:03 AM

Great job again! What's in the back? 87 chevy truck?

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 05:40 PM

Great job again! What's in the back? 87 chevy truck?

Its an 84 Chevy. I haven't messed with it for awhile. It has a biult 383 stroker in it, and after I tore the transmission out for the 3rd time, I parked it! :mad2: Eventually I'll get it fixed again, as its alot of fun. Its run a best of 13.10 at 102mph in the quarter.

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 08:06 PM

I haven't had time to do much more, but the new decals came in. I love putting the new decals on these old engines, as it really makes them look great. :D Here are a couple pics. :thumbs:

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 06:50 PM

Finally got it finished, and I'm happy with the way it turned out. I'm glad to have this one done, so that I can turn my attention to my 48 aluminum shroud DB engine. I'll get a video of it running as soon as I get a chance, :thumbs:

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 06:54 PM

Matt don't bother getting it running! This way you don't have to drain the gas and oil when you ship it to me :D

I know I know. But.... I can dream can't I :D

All kidding aside, That came out Great!!!! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: And looking forward to the video
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Posted December 16, 2012 - 06:58 PM

Sorry one more thing.

If that was mine I would make an eccentric coffee stirring arm for it. That way I could mount it to my kitchen table and start it up every morning. :D Nothin' beats a good cup of coffee and the smell and sound of an old engine running :dancingbanana:
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Posted December 16, 2012 - 07:22 PM

That came out great! Good job! I can't wait to see the DB engine!
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Posted December 16, 2012 - 07:30 PM

Looks great Matt! :thumbs: That ID plate sure cleaned up nice. I still think it should of been green :D
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Posted December 16, 2012 - 09:57 PM

Sorry one more thing.

If that was mine I would make an eccentric coffee stirring arm for it. That way I could mount it to my kitchen table and start it up every morning. :D Nothin' beats a good cup of coffee and the smell and sound of an old engine running :dancingbanana:

:bigrofl: :bigrofl: I crossed a milestone in my life when I got my wife to let me put my engines on display in the house, but replacing her coffee pot with one? This would be my fate! :shoot2:

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That came out great! Good job! I can't wait to see the DB engine!

Thanks Ryan, and I can't wait to get to work on the DB engine! :dancingbanana:

Looks great Matt! :thumbs: That ID plate sure cleaned up nice. I still think it should of been green :D

Its funny you say that Nate, I just picked up a Briggs 8R6 from a Bolens walk behind, and I think it will have to be green. :thumbs:

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 11:45 PM

Its funny you say that Nate, I just picked up a Briggs 8R6 from a Bolens walk behind, and I think it will have to be green. :thumbs:

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That wouldn't happen to be from my neck of the woods, would it?

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:33 AM

That wouldn't happen to be from my neck of the woods, would it?

Yes it did.

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