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Old 11-28-2022, 02:27 PM
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Stacy,

I do all of the cooking in my household, but that still wouldn't fly with my wife having a transmission on the kitchen counter! Good luck with the rebuild.

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Stacy,

I do all of the cooking in my household, but that still wouldn't fly with my wife having a transmission on the kitchen counter! Good luck with the rebuild.

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Old 11-29-2022, 09:14 AM
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I do have a very understanding wife. However, I do most of the cooking at home, and with that comes certain "concessions" as to how the kitchen is used.
Stacy, surely the actual situation is that your wife is visiting family on the other side of the country, and she has no idea that you're rebuilding a cast iron gearbox on her kitchen counter top?

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Old 11-30-2022, 04:58 PM
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Stacy, surely the actual situation is that your wife is visiting family on the other side of the country, and she has no idea that you're rebuilding a cast iron gearbox on her kitchen counter top?

Cheers! .... and good luck!
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Old 12-01-2022, 01:48 AM
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Stacy - I'm speechless!

That's an impressively large concession granted for doing "most of the cooking"

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Old 12-01-2022, 04:18 AM
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Ok Stacy, tell the truth, you threatened your wife with no dinner if she didn't hold up that sign. Right?
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Wow - you have a peach of a wife. I’m not complaining about mine but she would would throw me out (of the kitchen) if I tried that. Hmm - maybe, it’s because I don’t cook.
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I am very lucky to have a good wife that supports my car stuff.

However, there was the time that I asked her about phosphating some hood hinges on the cooktop (adjustable heat source + vented hood = logical plan). That plan was quickly scrapped.
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Got my inner fenders fabbed and fit to the car. Located and attached the voltage regulator, starter relay, etc. so Iím about ready to install the panels for the final time. Also got the high beam switch bracket and hood prop & clip constructed. Small steps, but steps nonetheless.
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Nice workÖ. as usual, Stacey.
Still got Cobra parts / kitchen rights by the look of it

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Aaaaah, the joy of wiring.
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Much easier without a body and engine in the way! I prefer wiring myself as I then know where everything is and can trace a problem back more easily. Nice job.

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I agree with you on knowing where every thing is! I also, love to wire when it is raining or snowing out side, and you completely loose track of time! Whether it's a car, motorcycle, or WWII airplanes, there is something Zen about wiring! Of course, I could be a hopeless romantic when it comes to machinery! Cheers, Dennis
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i agree with you on knowing where every thing is! I also, love to wire when it is raining or snowing out side, and you completely loose track of time! Whether it's a car, motorcycle, or wwii airplanes, there is something zen about wiring! Of course, i could be a hopeless romantic when it comes to machinery! Cheers, dennis
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I have gotten the 289 long block assembled and now Iím mocking up all the parts and pieces. I didnít realize things were so ďcozyĒ at the front left of the engine. I found out that the Pertronix distributor wonít allow me to install the temp sender in itís correct location. Iím afraid Iím going to have to use a thermostat housing that has the port for a sender, which I donít want to do, but I canít come up with another solution. Fuel line routing also looks like itís going to be a treat.
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Congratulations! Yah, there are always those picayune time consuming jobs! Cheers, Dennis
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Just an FYI but the PCV valve goes on the left valve cover and the oil filler on the right. On an original engine that is.
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Just an FYI but the PCV valve goes on the left valve cover and the oil filler on the right. On an original engine that is.
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Larry,

Thanks for pointing that out. Looking at what I considered fairly original cars, I have seen the PCV on both sides. I know Lynn Park's Dirtbag car has the PCV on the passenger side. I have always wondered if PCV location was a running change associated with a particular installation date or engine iteration.

I also know that my PCV should have the brass elbow, but I have not been able to find one. I'm going to install the wire clamp on the PCV hose (like the later 289s installed in Mustangs, etc) and run with that until I stumble across the correct elbow. I'm trying to make my engine look pretty original, but I'm not going to let the smaller details (ones that I could revise later) stymie my progress.
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Thanks for pointing that out. Looking at what I considered fairly original cars, I have seen the PCV on both sides. I know Lynn Park's Dirtbag car has the PCV on the passenger side. I have always wondered if PCV location was a running change associated with a particular installation date or engine iteration.

I also know that my PCV should have the brass elbow, but I have not been able to find one. I'm going to install the wire clamp on the PCV hose (like the later 289s installed in Mustangs, etc) and run with that until I stumble across the correct elbow. I'm trying to make my engine look pretty original, but I'm not going to let the smaller details (ones that I could revise later) stymie my progress.
Switching the valve covers is commonly done now as the brass elbow and correct PCV valve are getting hard to find. Keep looking and you'll find one. I bought four or five for original cars when owners asked if I could find them one. They show up for sale from time to time.

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