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    I thought I would share photos of the effort to (re)build the motor that is going in the Cole TR-6.
    We are aiming to have this deal completed in time for some NJBA action this spring/summer.








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    Next step will be to fit the pistons to the wrist pins and rods.
    (should have this done hopefully this week)
    Then I will cut the rings and assemble them to the pistons.
    Hope to have photos of the completed "short block" by the end of next weekend.

    Stay tuned...

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    That looks really good Mike, glad to see you stuff is getting back together. I have one thing for you to ponder though, you might want to give consideration. My K.B. looks very similar to your Rodeck including the stamped in torque values. As you did, I assembled it with ARP assembly lube on the main studs. For some reason afterwards I decided to call K.B. and ask them about it. They said those torque values were based on assembly with 30wt motor oil, and not assembly lube, and that it would be in my best interest to clean off the assembly lube, and retorque using motor oil. You may want to look into it, the friction between the two would be different, as well as the clamping force applied. Maybe it's not enough to worry about, I don't know, but if you were to redo it, now would be the time. Good Luck, Todd~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Factory1 View Post
    They said those torque values were based on assembly with 30wt motor oil, and not assembly lube, and that it would be in my best interest to clean off the assembly lube, and retorque using motor oil. Todd~
    Todd,

    That is 30wt oil that can be seen in some of the photos. We have always used 30wt for this particular block.
    This is not the first build for this block. This is probably the 10th or 15th time this particular engine/block has been torn-down and/or re-assembled.

    I forgot to take pictures of the installation of the crank gear. We made a sweet threaded-rod installation sleeve that makes installing the gear simple as can be. (I will take a photo next week and post it as well)

    Thanks,

    Mike
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    I should have know better Mike!

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    That block, in and of itself, is a thing of beauty. Very nice setup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DMOORE View Post
    That block, in and of itself, is a thing of beauty. Very nice setup.


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    Darrell,

    Thank you!!


    Mike

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    good to see It coming together Mike!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastmopar View Post
    good to see It coming together Mike!!
    Tony,

    Hope to have the short-block completed this coming weekend.
    (Will post more photos hopefully by Monday)

    Thanks for looking!!!


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    Looks good!

    Hope to see you in the holding rope.
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    Good talking to you Mike. And I keep hearing how my motor is overkill. Yours defintely falls into the "Huntin jackrabbits with a Howitzer" catagory. Can't wait to see it all together. I've always liked your boat and know it works well too!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PE 316 View Post
    Todd,

    I forgot to take pictures of the installation of the crank gear. We made a sweet threaded-rod installation sleeve that makes installing the gear simple as can be. (I will take a photo next week and post it as well)

    Thanks,

    Mike




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