Don't get me wrong man. Quality pieces. I really hate to sound like I'm talking negatively about them. And I can't even tell you how the intake and head ports matched each other from the factory. So in most cases I would guess that these would make an improvement. I'm just crazy enough to spend more time and money to get it closer to my needs. It's the old school rodder in me.Almost bought some of those spacers, good to know, keep up the great work.
Well... thanks Bob. Glad someone is feeling the N/A love. Although I think you will be turning to the dark side shortly.Why did I like almost every post in this thread? Because I liked almost every post in this thread. Will I continue to like almost every post as this thread progresses? Well now that depends, will the thread go south like Jonny O's tensioner pulley or will it go north like the ball bearings that came out of his tensioner pulley?
A greybeard once told me about the "one bolt a day" theory and I have been living by it. That's your goal. Turn one bolt per day no matter what else gets in the way.
This is very very good advice, thank you so much. Words to live by!
If there was a "very like" button I would've hit it gladly
The fact is, I work a lot. Too much sometimes. I lose a lot of weekends traveling for work and the "normal" 9-5 turns into a 9-7 a lot of days when I'm not on the road. I'm very lucky to have a career built around passion, but it definitely leaves me tight when coming to a bunch of extra spending on the project of the moment.The one bolt philosophy works if you stick to it. My car is 20 minutes away from my apartment right now, so I have the intake sitting on my floor while I work on porting some home brew spacers 10 minutes at a crack while the girlfriend is doing school work. When I'm on the road for work I take something productive to do. Printing service manual pages and highlighting torque specs was the last trip. Taking chunks of wiring to tape in a hotel room will be next weekend.
Honestly not sure what you are asking me. Do I think you personally could do it? Sure. A lot of patience was all it took me. Skill set was probably more like wood working than wrenching, and I'm no good at that unless it involves a crowbar.:lol:
I know you did it by hand, that's why I'm asking your advice .
Thanks for the kind words. The port work wasn't me, but I'll be happy to put it to use. Your ideas of a reliable but torque minded build mimicked my hopes of what I wanted to do, that's why I was watching your build so close.This build looks very nice. I love the PnP work, very skilled hand. I will keep an eye on this
Yes it is! I was going to make a bracket that mimicked the jaw ends of the turnbuckle but I'd rather have something a little more clean looking.Looks like a "clevis rod end" Bob. Start there.
While you are looking, look up "heim joint". Same principal, little more sturdy.
This for the front splitter?