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    Thank you Rusty.
     
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    Spun the engine with the starter today.
    The trick, I think to the bellhousing deal is a starter without a nose support.
    The Tilton Starter is like a nissan diesel starter without a nose bearing.
    Once you get in the right spot, it spins like a champ.
    Started putting the front suspension back on after the starter fine tune.
    Have to find a few bolts and trim the motor plate.
    And worked on the head reassemble.
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      • Hyper_pak

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        More front suspension pictures.
        New bolts, rod end bearings, bushings, spacers etc.
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          1964? altered wheelbase fuel injected turbo slant 6…..
          Kinda rough but takes dare to be different to a new level….

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          • Hyper_pak

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            Thanks Craig! You are going to build a slant aren't you!!!!!!!!
             
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            Slow progress, story of my life.
            Got more front end on today.
            Worked on the engine plate with the mounts on both sides.
            Made sure I can get it out if I need to work on the engine.
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              One more post tonight.
              This is Tom Kocanda, he was the first one to run my Colt.
              He sold the Colt in 80 or so to Bob Cope.
              Then he bought this Arrow from Alban Gaither.
              Alban purchased Sox and Martin's Omni.
              These are both paint schemes on his Arrow.
              Low 8's but just not fast enough to run the with the big dogs.
              But at least he was there, no regrets.
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              • Hyper_pak

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                Working on the head today.
                Had a small victory removing the pipe nipple on the bottom of the head.
                It had to be removed to clear the engine plate.
                Used a pipe wrench, no go.
                Used Vice-Grips, no go.
                Used a little heat, no go.
                Figured I would end up cutting it off and chipping the pipe out of the threads.
                Started using my air chisel to split the pipe.
                A little while in I saw the pipe move a little bit.
                No way I say, kept hammering and it comes loose.
                Little thing I know, but have you ever spent a couple hours and stupid stuff like this?

                After the pipe victory, it was valve seals, springs and keepers.
                Started looking at the rocker arms, they came with flat washers on the rocker arm spacers.
                No lock washers, what is up with that.
                They look like they will work, but need to check push rods and some other stuff.
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                  almost every time i work on the car :lol: that is in between bouts of looking for the tool i just laid down, that disappeared for an hour, but then showed up exactly where i thought i left it :mad:
                   
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                    That head sure is a pretty piece. @RustyRatRod
                     
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                      I got to watch Alban Gauthier's Plymouth Arrow being built by Clyde Hodges who was still building cars for a while at the late Don Carlton garage in North Carolina. That was a lot of big ole Hemi, Lenco, and Dana 60 stuffed into a tiny little car.

                      I wonder where it is today. ???
                       
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                        Yeah that head is badass. Are those T&D rockers?
                         
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                        Heck yeah it is!
                         
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                        • Hyper_pak

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                          Not sure.
                          I purchased them from Cox Bros a few years ago.
                          I have a another set of Goodman Rockers that will go on the next motor.
                           
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                          I spoke with Tom Kocanda and he said he sold the Arrow to a guy in Paducah KY and he never heard from him again.
                           
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                            Not much progress, too many distractions.

                            Checking valve clearance and pushrod fit.

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                              Clearance on Intake is close.
                              For now just going to a thicker head gasket.
                              Ordered 1 custom push-rod from Smith's Brothers to check fit on rockers.
                              If it works I will get a set made.
                              It's hard to measure something 10 inches long accurately.
                              I put a set of head studs on just to check if I could remove the head in the car.
                              It was a relief that I had room to spare under the cowl removing the head.
                              After some engine work I worked on my front driveshaft loop.
                              It was too short for my engine install.
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                              • RustyRatRod

                                RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                                pishta I know I'm right....

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                                Hey, its intercooled! Already more advanced than mine......:lol:
                                 
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                                  One of my slicks went flat sitting on jack stands.
                                  Took the tube out and the valve stem has become un-bonded from the tube.
                                  I took it back to Summit, "Tough Shix", no returns for any reason.
                                  Well Summit sucks on that one.
                                  I contacted Hoosier customer service, waiting on a reply.
                                  Never turned a tire.
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                                  dang. well better there than at the top end
                                   
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                                  RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                                  As long as I have dealt with tires, I have never seen that. It has to be a factory defect. Did you try going up the ladder at Summit? I would.
                                   
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                                  Yeah, no kiddin.
                                   
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                                  The guy I spoke to said he was "the manager".
                                  Counter guy was ready to give me a new one till the blue shirt got involved.
                                   
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