HEY WHAT THE HECK……I POSTED THIS LAST NIGHT……..I was gone most of the day, coming in this morning so much happened …lets just stick it here! Scroll to the bottom….if you’ve already waded through that fodder and pick up now there………see ya…….
Isn’t it cool…..4 cleaned, magnafluxed, checked and painted 455 concave intake manifolds ready to go. These intakes allow a flat floor when using a 455 motor. All of these have the expected crack in the secondary port wall. And let me repeat this……if that is the only crack, the intake can perfectly relied with a Mr. Gasket 404 fiber gasket set and stainless steel plates to stop exhaust gasses from reaching our concave intake. We have had 100% success in this process.
Its a pile of work to get these useable againThese guys are the pros at that! Don’t call, these are not for sale, these are for the next 4 motors was are putting in!
Hey, a shout out to Dennis H. who went with me over to Mikes….that’s him there with his “23 foot hot rod with plumbing” T-shirt……….my T-shirt guy couldn’t modify one of our Co-op work shirts for his 23′ coach…..so he did it himself! Man, now THATS support! I appreciate that!
Now I WILL tell you we’ve gotten some pretty impressive performance results with a hi rise aluminum intake. Here’s one This, what I feel, is a pretty tasteful console. It covers thisThis is a 455 motor with an Edelbrock Performer aluminum intake with FiTech fuel injection.The wheel liner well be modified……Ahhhh, gotcha! Thought u saw something………..
SO, that question folks all the time is……..no/yes, you can/can’t use an original/hi rise intake. Makes it clear, doesn’t it/not! You may have a little more performance…..school is still out on that. I had someone call today and I told him I’d give him a pic of the console (doghouse).
Yeah, had a Honda generator that came in kinda rigged upmany times fixing things means getting rid of all the added stuff…Ouch, look at that wiring!…..holds true with your coach wiring too! Anyway, Paul over at Pinellas Power Products had it running before we left. He’s still adding reliability to the Honda generator by a full service, new electric radiator fan and a serious, up close inspection of the carb if not getting a new one. Sorry, I was blowing so fast I forgot to take any pics for ya……..sorry. I also had a transmission pickup at the new Monster Transmissions crib…..60 acres! The mud track, drag strip and badass grill , they have parking covered too! Speaking of growing wow…….Monster is a monster! Yep…I forgot to take pics! Don’t shoot! I’m going back this week for another trans and that refurbished Honda generator……Ralph the Suzuki is really going through some gas ….and maybe a little oil…..491,000 miles……pray for us our freight train to Brooksville and Orlando! Thank goodness there’s a Hardee’s in Clarmont. Its the small things!
These heads are ready to start fitting the valve train
and the block lined up for the line boreIf you wondered, a low RPM torque motor must be line bored and the rotating assembly balanced and you CAN still have a flat floor with FiTech fuel injection……if you want/not…..ok, I’ll stop!
The crank getting balanced…..there were heavy metal added to this first rebuilt 10 over grind.See ya later…….
So while the cats away we have a little fun…….yea so my sunrise came up over thisYout KNOW they do this just to deprive ME of all the fun! And what happened hereoh wait, I think I figured it outYep and right out the gate! Just think what the neighbors will say!and yep, there was water involvedWhats next? Cleanup as alwaysYouve see people do worse on TV……am I right? Just wish I weren’t the guy that leaves and all the fun begging! Hey, this is what the kind of guy you WANT working on your coach…..no joke, you gotta know how to break something to make it better! I just hope they don’t find my 12″ 33′ s I’ve got in the back!
So step 1, get the tanks outthis project includes a fresh roller cam motor, the Monster trans I picked up yesterday…FiTech fuel injection……all new hoses and the new single fuel tank. Here is the frame stepped of the 2 original rust bucketNo rust thru on the frame but after cleaning up we do have a little rust to take care of before we POR-15 the frameNo problems up front in the usual rust spotswhen this coach leaves everything will be good to go…….you can’t rig these for today cause you KNOW it will break again tomorrow…..
Way too long today but lets call it a 2fer….see ya tomorrow.