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Well here's the latest on this project. I added a balance tube to the intake manifold and the motor runs much smoother but... this motor continues to have growing pains. Three cylinders have very low compression and one lifter is louder than the others so here's a strange situation... I set the valves at .013 on TDC then rotate the crank about 180 degrees in reverse direction so that the exhaust valve lifter is off the base circle and the clearance grows to .025. Run it back to TDC and it's .013 again. So I'm thinking flat spot on the cam? P_20181129_174736.jpg P_20200326_160902.jpg
 
So you're wondering,what ever happened to that roadster build? Well, the Cragar head is cracked beyond repair. Certainly the seller knew that when he sold it to me for $2800. So I've ordered a Miller hi speed reproduction head at just a little over $5k. So that just eliminated the paint and upholstery budgets. While I'm waiting for the new head I decided to paint the car myself. I love this 2 stage urethane. If you make a mistake just wait a couple days, sand it and shoot it again. 20200718_141812_resized.jpg 20200723_171605_resized.jpg 20200723_171618_resized.jpg
 
Roger thanks for the update, glad you are overcoming the bad head.....that red will really pop in the sunshine..... and those front fender braces are cool, love the way they will support the fender and still let the car sit low! nice !
 
Roger thanks for the update, glad you are overcoming the bad head.....that red will really pop in the sunshine..... and those front fender braces are cool, love the way they will support the fender and still let the car sit low! nice !
Thanks for picking up on the fender braces. Just another one of those little things that usually go unnoticed. I really loved the red when I started painting but I'm getting tired of it real fast. I guess that's why it's a good idea to have someone paint your car.
 
I really hope it will be done or at least presentable by January. Will there be a GNRS? If they have virtual judging maybe I'll have a chance of winning the street roadster class.
Roger,The GNRS Will be held in 2021 in May 14 through the 16th. Maybe it will give you a little bit more time.
 
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