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Old 06-25-2011, 07:19 PM
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Avmaviator, Sweet car! I still remember the day in 2004 my Kirkham #138 rolled off the Intercity trailer, it's not a day I'll soon forget. Enjoy the build, the journey is as great a part of the experience as the finished car. Congrats, Al
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All the photos leading up to the unveiling.......I thought I was watching a strip tease!!!
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:19 AM
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I saw an Intercity truck spin through Pasadena yesterday morning, brought back that feeling I had when they brought my car.
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Do yourself and family a favor and get rid of the dirtbike. Gorgeous car, glad to see you are growing up, lol!!!!
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:33 PM
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Bad news.....aluminum dents easy, good news, aluminum repairs easy, well sort of!. Nonetheless Please move the dirt bike. I'm cringing just thinking about it! Good luck, great car. Drop me a note with you phone number and I'll give you all my lessons learned.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:48 AM
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I could use some schooling in those lessons! Mine arrives today.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:40 AM
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That dirtbike is hard to move off it's stand that's for sure, not too worried about it. But I would like to sell it so I can get a street bike, haha.

Interested in those lessons too, hopefully I won't have to use them too much! (I already made a few little scratches but came right off with the 3M pads)
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:53 PM
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Wow, brings back great memories of almost 10 years ago when KMP 142 arrived at my house in August of 2001. You're gonna have a ball with the car, and you get to work with some mighty fine people like the Kirkhams and the folks you will meet on this site. Good luck with the build, and be sure to post more pics!

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Old 07-27-2011, 12:21 PM
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Thanks Bud! Definitely a huge wealth of information and experience on this site! I have to take some current pics of the car right now.

But for now, this will suffice... TWM intake for an EFI system. Car porn right here. This pic was taken by Barry R, our engine builder.

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Old 07-27-2011, 02:01 PM
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Hey, cover that thing up. Some of us are feeling, um, inadequate!

Looks great, keeping my fingers crossed for the 15th.
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Barry just sent me some pics of the engine build progressing. I really hope I will be able to go pick it up/check out the dyno next week.

Pond alum block




The short block.


And finally what he sent me today, the longblock all balanced, and the oil pan installed.
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Awesome! Love the way the main caps are a part of the webbing
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Looks purdy! What are the details on the engine again? What brand crankshaft? Cam Specs? Bore and Stroke? Are the heads ported?
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Are those Fel-Pro seives... I mean gaskets? hahaha
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Looks purdy! What are the details on the engine again? What brand crankshaft? Cam Specs? Bore and Stroke? Are the heads ported?
Here it is:

Pond 427 Aluminum Block, 454 c.i.d
Edelbrock Stage X Heads - CNC Chamber
Stainless Valves, 4130 retainers
Scat Forged crankshaft - 3.98 stroke
Scat H beam connecting rods - 6.49 long
Diamond forged pistons - 10:1
Total Seal piston rings
F-M race bearings
Cam & Lifter package - Hyd roller
EFI Electronics - EZ-EFI Multiport
EFI Intake Manifold - TWM 8 Stack w/injectors

Built by Barry of Survival Motorsports
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:17 PM
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Wow, Arno, that is very purdy!!!

Bet you can't wait to get it installed. I was scared to death dropping my engine in, just waiting for the hoist to slip or engine to swing into all that fancy aluminum. I thought mine was a tight fit. Yours will need lube!!!!

Hope you get it soon and post lots of pictures!
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man...i would not want to put the engine in place. one slip up...and scraaatttcchhhh!
looks really nice though!
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i do have to get a set of those billboard tires for mine....they are killer
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Wow, Arno, that is very purdy!!!

Bet you can't wait to get it installed. I was scared to death dropping my engine in, just waiting for the hoist to slip or engine to swing into all that fancy aluminum. I thought mine was a tight fit. Yours will need lube!!!!

Hope you get it soon and post lots of pictures!
Thanks for reminding me Mark
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:28 AM
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Installing the engine isnt too bad, but you do need a helper. I did mine by myself and ended up taking a little paint off of the hood surround at the rear. If i were to do it again, i would probably put the trans in first and then the engine. I know this is frowned upon because it creates more work, but there just is not a whole lot of clearance when installing the engine and trans as one unit and you have to really angle the engine sharply for it to clear the firewall. Clearance at the firewall is probably one inch at best and when it is at that point, the clearance at the front is also about the same. It gets a little hairy.
Ill admit, i was very nervous seeing the engine angled so sharply. i was also envisioning the load leveler breaking and the engine crashing down onto the body. That would ruin your decade.
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