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    Well, Flex plate and starter all all sorted out and so is my valve lash issue.. I took it out today and burned thru a tank of gas.. She runs like a bat out of hell..


    Big thanks to Tom at JBP
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    and PB forums for everyones help.. Now that i know she runs well ill get some vid and pics and get it all posted up..
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    Way to go. Glad it worked out well after all of your work.

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    good stuff , you've fought with a lot of battles on your ride . hope it starts to pay off with some trouble free fun in the sun did you have to replace your cam ?
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 If your ran a cammer your odds of finishing WERE ZERO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuc View Post
    good stuff , you've fought with a lot of battles on your ride . hope it starts to pay off with some trouble free fun in the sun did you have to replace your cam ?

    Did not replace cam.. Im thinking about replacing it with a hydrolic cam but we will see.. For the mean time ill keep a close eye on it... Its amazing how much better a engine runs when you have the valves properly adjusted...

    From last year i picked up 700 rpm and that pump work made it a hell of a lot peppier in the hole. My speedo is in the shop for repair so no idea how fast i was goin but it is more than last season. Ill break out the GPS on my next time out and see what i get.. as it stands the water was so rough yesterday afternoon i kept getting airborn so i could not really stay on it.

    Ill have pics next weekend. I need to get out on the water early before the chop gets to bad.. Maybe ill take a day off work and go play...

    But i did spend a few quality hours on the lake with a few east coast jetters yesterday. Nice to see your rides fellas.
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    you may already know , but if you do have some lifters gone south then you could completely wipe out the cly. bores,pistons and crank not just the cam if you keep running it . if you got metalflake oil that shit will embed in the bearings and pistons and do a nasty job of machining your engine while it's running keep a close eye on the oil on the dipstick or cut open the filter .
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 If your ran a cammer your odds of finishing WERE ZERO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuc View Post
    you may already know , but if you do have some lifters gone south then you could completely wipe out the cly. bores,pistons and crank not just the cam if you keep running it . if you got metalflake oil that shit will embed in the bearings and pistons and do a nasty job of machining your engine while it's running keep a close eye on the oil on the dipstick or cut open the filter .

    Filters are cheap enough.. I dont mind hacking one open to take a look.. Do you just lop off the screw on top or do you cut it right down the middle...
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    i chuck a nipple in a lathe from a old filter mount and spin the filter on and cut the can off at the plate turning slow with a sharp threading tool . but you can buy a tool like a can opener to do the same thing .
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 If your ran a cammer your odds of finishing WERE ZERO.

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    Just don't use a hack saw, it puts metal in the filter and renders the operation useless.
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    What about a pipe cutter?? Would that work too??
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    I got a few spam can openers from Eastern block surplus ammo sitting around.. I'll grab one of those. If it will open a Commy spam can it can rip open a filter...
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    requested pics...

    The valve covers were lookin bad so i hit em with a rattle can.. need to buy some chrome ones...








    After an hour the scoop was sideways... Need to tighten it down.




    If you look close you can see that fuel pressure gauge running at zero.. Found a leak in the fuel log for the carb.. new one is ordered, should be here by wed... I thought it was running a little rough.










    Big thanks to my buddy hunter for coming out and playing camera man... We clocked the boat at 58 on GPS. once i get that fuel pressure back up io think that will improve some.. But for a little old 350 i cant complain...

    Yo Mafia.. waters startin to get nice!!!
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    I was going to say, by the looks of your headers, you are running it WAAAY to lean. Better read the plugs on that puppy before you burn it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuaneHTP View Post
    I was going to say, by the looks of your headers, you are running it WAAAY to lean. Better read the plugs on that puppy before you burn it up.
    Valve covers match the pipes! Is that the New trend?lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuaneHTP View Post
    I was going to say, by the looks of your headers, you are running it WAAAY to lean. Better read the plugs on that puppy before you burn it up.

    the pipes are pretty blue.. they came that way from my pops...

    This is from a month or so ago when i first put them on. They are a bit more blue now but last weekend i had my preassure bypass all wrong and it did not build enough pressure to get thru my ball valve... . Man were those things HOT!!. Considering how blue they were i really dont care about it any more. I still have my other set of rewarders if i want the chrome look back. Since then ive got my water pressure back to normal 15 PSI at WOT in the block. the headers start fogging around 2500 RPM.


    You are corect though. i need to pull those plugs... When i get that leak fixed ill throw some fresh plugs in there and keep an eye on them.



    Edit: besides.. If this one blows up i get to get the BBC... Shhh.. Dont tell the wife...





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