Installing one of our motors takes several steps before it comes together. After all the particular machine work, Drew Koba takes the motor to do his fitting and assembly magic then we get it to run in on our motor stand. Here is our 1966 Toro front clip that’s been our run in stand for a decade…. this motor will be the last motor on this stand Pulling this motor off the stand I have to say good job stand…you have been a great tool Pulling this motor off the stand onto a standard motor stand it will be installed this week. I wanted the show you a few special things you can see on the outside of our motors……..
In that this new roller motor will also be fitted with FiTech fuel injection the mechanical fuel pump mount is plated over . The mechanical choke outlet is also plated over These bloxkoff plates are used to stop the hot gasses from reaching the intake manifold These are Mondello’s blockoff plates….we make our own for much less $. Gaskets are inpletand when setting the instake. We no longer use the tin “turkey tray” in favor of a Mr. Gasket 404 (on 455 motors)….a fiber gasket that really seals unever intake/block/head junctions with Permatex Ultra-gray RTV sealant. The sealing at the front and back of the intake is very important These block-off plates and glued in fiber gasket make the secondary crack most GMC & Toro intakes suffer from and the Ultra-gray does the rest A new distributer, folks may not think of it but this component really will wear out. If you want a fresh, accurate motor u must have a fresh distributer, plugs and Delco rapid fire Platinum #7 gapped.. Watch for this install this week.
Now our new stand…... Looking kinda cool mated up to our fork lift……that would be interesting Kinda wetted our whistles, I think we will be able to check out a motor or transmission and actually drive them around on this rig before installation….stay tuned Oh and remember we have the front suspension to “drop” too…that should make this fun! .
Oops, Jared showed up…..time to make the donuts….I’ll be back later for page 2….
Daylight savings time ….yeah that’s it… 2 of the guys tried it……can’t blame them for trying…..but wait, only 5 minutes late? Try another one off the approved list!
My job today will be with Texas Tux and dash assembly. let me show you one very important issue that you may not have thought about. Using Mac’s “MacDaddy” dash affords a larger spot for a radio. In fact a “double DIN” (4×7″) radio can be fitted like this That’s nice but most double DIN radios are designed to fit into a specific car dash…..they do not come with a cage to panel mount the face. In the past it’s been glue and screws to fit a double DIM to the dash In other words each install was custom and sometimes messy. Oh and what happens when the radio fails and a new one has to be rigged in? Our contacts in the OE world have come through again. cutting a hole, this bracket assembly allows for a nice trim bezel finish on the front while creating a ledge and securing slots on the side for most any double DIN radio you want to install.
This weekend I got Ruby and Texas Tux radio panels modified for installation so this is what I’m doing today
Texas Tux driver side panel had a huge chunk missing. The green panel in the back gave up it’s front corner for the repair on the front panel to the left The panel will be texture blended to good as new…. So the day is on…see ya tomorrow.