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« Reply #150 on: May 25, 2012, 23:43:12 pm »



   Mike

   Once you figure out what size engine you are looking to build let me know. You buy all the parts and take care of the machining and if you want I will build the engine for FREE unless you can find someone cheaper LOL!!!


   Frenchy

Well..., since you asked. If we could reverse the build process, you buy, I build, I could be rolling in a month and it would be much, much cheaper....for me Grin hehehehe
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« Reply #151 on: May 26, 2012, 03:40:27 am »

I like where this is going.
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« Reply #152 on: May 26, 2012, 05:22:11 am »

I like where this is going.
Is this the start of "Lets build Mike a new car" thread?

If so I'll start off with a pair of B rears, you'll need shoes & cyl's.
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« Reply #153 on: May 26, 2012, 08:25:50 am »

I like where this is going.
Is this the start of "Lets build Mike a new car" thread?

If so I'll start off with a pair of B rears, you'll need shoes & cyl's.

Phil,
No question that this is something I would very much like to do. At this moment I am short of making an absolute commitment to doing so and you working with me for many years knows that I don't make committments lightly. I know you know and other friends on the forum have made it abudantly clear to me that this is no insignificant undertaking (not that it was in the past) considering the financial expenditure as well as the time and labor necessary to do a good job.
At any rate I accept your offer of the B model drums and will take possesion, with your blessing of course, once the commitment is made to go forward with the project.
Thank you for the generous donation.
Kindest regards,
Mike
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« Reply #154 on: May 27, 2012, 06:19:13 am »

I like where this is going.
Is this the start of "Lets build Mike a new car" thread?

If so I'll start off with a pair of B rears, you'll need shoes & cyl's.

Phil,
No question that this is something I would very much like to do. At this moment I am short of making an absolute commitment to doing so and you working with me for many years knows that I don't make committments lightly. I know you know and other friends on the forum have made it abudantly clear to me that this is no insignificant undertaking (not that it was in the past) considering the financial expenditure as well as the time and labor necessary to do a good job.
At any rate I accept your offer of the B model drums and will take possesion, with your blessing of course, once the commitment is made to go forward with the project.
Thank you for the generous donation.
Kindest regards,
Mike
Mike,
       I understand where you're coming from, trying to duplicate your 67 under current circumstances would be agony. Perhaps after considering the time, money
and effort, buying a "finished" car and changing it to suit your taste may be an alternative. At least that has worked for me. The mods have been minor and at my leisure,
not overwhelming projects that consume me and my monies.  Maybe I'm getting old, but sometimes I just want to sit on the porch and watch the world go by.

OK, I lied. Sometimes I just want to hit the shift light and watch the world go by  Cheesy

At any rate, please yourself first. And keep those great stories coming  Grin

Phil

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« Reply #155 on: June 20, 2012, 06:06:14 am »

Agony? Financial agony perhaps but I've found a car, it's begging to be torn down, haven't bought it yet though got some details to work through. But if all goes well perhaps the Delux will roll again. I did it at 23 perhaps I can do it at 50 hmhm.
Anybody have any constructive thoughts or ideas?
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« Reply #156 on: June 20, 2012, 08:59:43 am »

Anybody have any constructive thoughts or ideas?

Rather than a straight reproduction, was there anything that you weren't totally happy with last time round? Anything you'd do differently now? I love the car but there's always something on everything I do that I'm not 100% sure on! Cheesy
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« Reply #157 on: June 20, 2012, 10:40:34 am »

I wasn't satisfied with the way the brakes worked. The fronts locked before the rear's. I installed a new master cylinder but came to the conclusion that it needed a proportioning valve.  I talked with some guys who had a similar set up like mine who found that an earlier style single stage master cylinder worked better for them.
Also despite the dog house late model oil cooler and relatively low compression 8.5 to 1, it ran warmer than I would like. I wanted to avoid running oil lines to an external cooler. I ran a power pulley and later thought a stock size pulley would've worked better. So I guess I might add an external cooler in addition to the stock late model cooler, a stock size pulley and perhaps try out the earlier master cylinder or perhaps instead of front karman ghia discs and 356 drums, maybe try disc brakes all the way around. Not sure yet, lots to consider. Oh and naturally more displacement and stronger bottom and top end parts that weren't available then. But those are the things that come to mind.
Thanks for asking.
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« Reply #158 on: June 20, 2012, 10:48:35 am »

just wanted add a minor, minute note to your comment on the CR. i'd be led to believe that the CR was too low rather than too high, the overlap of an engle 140 would allow for a little more compression than 8.5:1 would provide... i'd figure that with a higher compression ratio the engine would run more efficiently all together and as a result cooler.

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« Reply #159 on: June 20, 2012, 14:44:56 pm »

Point noted. It makes sense.
Gas was a bit less consistent and unleaded gas was something of a mystery then and many of us were concerned with excess heat, pre ignition etc etc. At least that's my recall.
Thanks for your input.
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« Reply #160 on: October 12, 2012, 14:40:27 pm »

great car...great story... keep it commin'

Cheeerz
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« Reply #161 on: March 25, 2013, 23:00:17 pm »

I want to bump this thread  Wink
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« Reply #162 on: April 27, 2013, 00:05:58 am »

Killer thread about a landmark car. finally got the time to go thru every post, what a timepiece and how ahead of its time. These pics are my favorite. Why the scene ever had to evolve from this is beyond me.
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« Reply #163 on: April 30, 2013, 21:56:16 pm »

I love this thread  Grin
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« Reply #164 on: May 14, 2014, 01:26:16 am »

So any more info on this one in the last year???  Wink Smiley
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« Reply #165 on: November 25, 2014, 22:39:34 pm »

So any more info on this one in the last year???  Wink Smiley

So any new infomation???
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« Reply #166 on: November 28, 2014, 14:33:03 pm »

So any more info on this one in the last year???  Wink Smiley

So any new infomation???

Still a little disapointed we have no more info on this AMAZING car! :/
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