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Old 01-28-2014, 04:17 PM   #1
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Step one. Off to the machine shop.


Machine shop is owned by Mark Daniels. Fairly well known local funny car owner.
Engine is being remanufactured to factory specs.
Will have a 4 year 60,000 mile warranty.
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Sweet! How long did they estimate it would take?
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:03 PM   #3
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Sweet! How long did they estimate it would take?
6 to 8 days business days supposedly, but they also estimated completion by the 12th.
Ran into the guy that does their head work.
He also came from a racing engine shop.

They said I come by anytime and take pictures of the progress.
They drop the engine out of the bottom like it should be.
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Good. Sounds like it's in good hands. Looking forward to seeing the rebuild process/progress.
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Estimated cost?

Why not take this opportunity to mod it a bit?
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Estimated cost?
$5000.00 Plus a clutch kit and a new optispark.

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Why not take this opportunity to mod it a bit?
Want to see what we're dealing with first.
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Cool beans. I'll enjoy following the updates to this thread. Especially while in engine rebuild class. ^_^
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It's a lucky car. A lot of folks just bodge them up and flog them off or trade them in.
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Hella sweet!
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Dang you really love that thing. 2k repairs was too much for me to keep my beloved bird. It was a timing thing and I couldn't afford it :/.

I bet it will feel like a brand new car when you get it back
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Are you getting any paint work done? If I remember correctly when I saw her in June some of the clear was missing?
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Are you getting any paint work done? If I remember correctly when I saw her in June some of the clear was missing?
Eventually.
Next on the list is new leather for the seats.
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Dang you really love that thing. 2k repairs was too much for me to keep my beloved bird. It was a timing thing and I couldn't afford it :/.

I bet it will feel like a brand new car when you get it back
I do, it's still a fun car to drive.
Some things are worth keeping and I can afford it.
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Eventually.
Next on the list is new leather for the seats.
I wish i could help you out there Navy, that's my line. I'd make them real nice for you.
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I wish i could help you out there Navy, that's my line. I'd make them real nice for you.
I've found replacement leathers for $800.00
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I've found replacement leathers for $800.00
Mate if I lived over there I'd fit them for you , probably only take a day and a bottle of Jacks
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You gotta love the leather seats.
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You gotta love the leather seats.
They have their drawbacks, like when it's extremely hot and the car has sat in the sun, and when it's extremely cold when you first get in.
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Mate if I lived over there I'd fit them for you , probably only take a day and a bottle of Jacks
Thanks. I've been quoted $400.00 for installation.
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Total engine rebuild at 187,020 miles. AIR delete, bored .030 over.
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They have their drawbacks, like when it's extremely hot and the car has sat in the sun, and when it's extremely cold when you first get in.
If the leather is good quality the cold or hot sensation should pass quickly, and the smell is hard to beat. Check if your covers are semi anoline which is nice and soft , a lot of prestige and reproduction brands use it. If its not semi anoline it will not feel as soft and has been more heavily treated to defend against the effects of heat and uv , which is not to say they are no good , just more fit and forget.
Semi anoline leather will require more care but it's much more comfortable and grippy whereas most other automotive leather is not as soft but does not require as much care.
An easy way to tell the difference is most quality leather lounges ( sofas ) are covered in semi or full anoline leather .
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