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Author Topic:   Time running out and now desperate
posted March 16, 2003 09:19 PM
Hello all! Time is nearing for "you" all....I say "you" because I'm nearing the point that I think it's not going to happen for me at this time. Pity party time! Anyway, the place where I got my engine cleaned told me that it wasn't a good enough one to bore any more, but the crank was good, just needed polished. I'm thinking ok, I can deal with that. Anyway, my engine guy left me a message last week that said it was ok, he had another block we'd use and all that, so I'm thinking really great then, we'd be ok. Now I haven't heard from him since last week, and he is never home, nor returns emails. I am pretty much lost without his knowledge on engines. I admit I'm a moron when it comes to them, that's why I got my friend to help. I know about the setups, what a change in what spring or shock will do to the car. So I was pretty much the setup guy, and the guy that footed the bills for stuff being done. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions short of saying that you want me cheering for you all in the stands this year? lol. This was suppose to be a learning experience for me so that I could be on my own with the engines, but since we haven't made it that far yet, I'm SOL ya know? Or am I? I'll anxiously await any ideas or opinions. Please be nice. lol.... Thanks again!


posted March 16, 2003 11:51 PM
the way i learned was the good old chiltins books but i also run realy cheap basicly stock motors. but i use good bearings and keep up with my oil changes and they last me all year long

posted March 17, 2003 09:09 AM
You used those books for building the motors?

RebelYell 10
posted March 17, 2003 10:00 AM
Thats how I read it... anyways, my Dad does all my motors, and I know that he keeps the Chilton's book, along with 2 others open on his workbench the entire time he's putting 'em together.

posted March 17, 2003 11:01 AM
Find a good running motor, get a claimer pan, oil pump and pickup. Scrub her down good paint it orange (if it's a chevy) and GO RACIN'!!!!! loojack

posted March 17, 2003 07:14 PM
I'm with slam shifter on this one, Try to find another motor that runs and put it in. It'll be a good motor to learn how to drive wuth and like he said, as you go along build your other motor into a screamer and put it in when it's done. Being slow on the track is better than sitting in the stands.

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