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madkaw last won the day on September 25

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About madkaw

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    bloomington IN
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    class 1 locomotive engineer

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  • About my Cars
    1971240z complete
    1971 roller
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  1. Thanks for sharing . All but one were made in the last 20 years . Jeez - I’m glad I’m faster than a 300 Chrysler - lol. Working on a diesel intake conversion for the motor . This will be interesting . Much .bigger and longer runners . I’m a month out from a dyno session
  2. If your talking to me , you maybe be off a drive tooth from the oil pump gear . Have you removed the oil pump at all? Has it always been this far off. Is the tang at 11:25 o’clock at TDC ? Have you had the engine apart or oil pump out ? Is the rotor pointing at #1 spark plug at TDC - possibly the wires are one hole off
  3. Well I like the way they ride . I’m running about a 1/4 turn out for all these wonderful roads around here . The ride is decent and can be made softer than my non- adjustable KYB’s - but just a smidge . I take a long drive tomorrow so I will really give them some miles . Nice curvy Indiana roads . I’m taking my friend gearhead with me for the ride . Actually I’ll have two passengers l but cranky arse has to stay in the back .
  4. I think low 4 is possible if I can hook up or burn up my clutch - lol. I need to do a quarter mile , the GPS can time that too!
  5. What’s your max ignition timing 100kpa
  6. Well I can’t keep up with what I post anymore . The 3.2 is now running with the MN47 head again . Since the last post I had put miles on the p90 while I was fixing a 71 for a customer . Meanwhile the MN head got new Manely valves and bronze guides . I swapped it back I’m with the proper head gasket thickness and should be back to 10.5:1 . Cylinder pressure is around 220 with compression tester . Pistons were pretty much broke in , so just a tune and start flogging . I managed a quick 0-60 time of 4.77 seconds . This is a beast motor . It’s amazing how hard it pulls even in 4h gear . Dyno appointment is in November - everyone is booked up until then . 8B4867CC-29D6-428F-A1D7-5F72482973E3.MP4
  7. Sounds like a winner . I think I saw it in the video. Cross flow head ?
  8. What won the people’s choice ?
  9. Well darn , too far for me . I blew my chance when it was close .
  10. I had concerns of this when I was thinking of going . I guess if I had made it I would have been one of the few in the pics that had a mask on . I guess it wasn’t cool ? I figured with older cars you would have older people , so more masks ?
  11. Joesph, I will PM you about who I spoke to. Yes my measurement was 6mm. Looking at the pic you provided is not representative of a properly torqued nut . If it is the same as what I was provided them the diagram is showing a nut with 1 thread engaged. My nut Has only 4.5 threads . To get to 4mm after torquing , there would only be about 2 threads at most showing .
  12. I mean - KYB thought it thru . They have a small standoff at the bottom. You give up a bit of shock length , but they fit . I have a pair of old red Koni’s that came out of a 70, I’ll pair them up and see how they compare . Those shocks the gland nut and shock were one piece insert . Im going to cut down the gland nut a bit more because I don’t see MSA or Koni doing anything more . I’m hoping if I do anything I will give someone else heads up of the possible headache
  13. I guess I don’t understand your logic . Variance in parts is why you provide a cushion . Also, these shocks were designed to drop in a tube so they need to fit the tube- regardless if it was designed for oil 50 years ago . These shocks were designed or engineered in the last year - at most ? Yes it’s a 9/71 .
  14. The KONI nut is a thick walled nut . Even after increasing the ID , it still has close to 1/8” wall thickness . It just needed to be cut deeper and it would have been fine . Better yet - the KONIs should have been made -like most shocks for this car- with a smaller ID at the bottom to keep off the weld bead at the bottom
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