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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: 53 motor build Reply with quote

Hey Eric,
the 53 motor looks nice, I cant wait to see it in the car. BTW I'd also like to check out the RHD book.........I feel left out...lol

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, here's an update. Enjoy!

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A lot of time, $$$, and patience that's for sure. God bless my wife for hanging in there.... the car should be worth it though Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks bad ass Eric. Details is where its at!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Coming from you two, that means a lot Very Happy Keep your eyes on the thread, body coming soon Cool

I'll be running the motor before Christmas before the body drops.....
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!!!!! Very nice work Eric. Applause
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome work Eric!

If you need someone to drive it, I'll be in your area in a few months Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kai,

That would be cool. We'll put a gas can with a hose on the pan and some lawn chairs on for seats and do burnouts in front of my house without the body on it Laughing

Please plan on coming by when you are here, it would be great to get together.....
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That would be cool. We'll put a gas can with a hose on the pan and some lawn chairs on for seats and do burnouts in front of my house without the body on it Laughing

Please plan on coming by when you are here, it would be great to get together.....


Keep him away from your wife Eric. The guy is a chick magnet. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks real nice Eric. Interesting to see that car coming together, I was just working on your speedo about an hour ago.

Keep the pics coming, we want to see it all done in the end!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work Eric, looking forward to seeing the end results. I'm sure it will be spectacular !!!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll drop by for sure Eric!
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Very Happy It's the other way around Bob, your chick is a guy magnet! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Very Happy It's the other way around Bob, your chick is a guy magnet! Wink


Set down Kai.....................................Janelle turned 50 last week. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started the motor today, after an hour or so of working out the timing, flipping the distributor drive gear ( I was off 180 degrees), carburetor adjustments, etc... the motor fired right up and is running like a champ... I think that balancing the rotating parts really makes a motor run smooth. This motor runs much smoother at idle and high rpm than my 36HP motor in my 'vert.

I am very happy now.... I'll warm it up over the next few weeks multiple times, check the valves and change the oil.

Now on to dropping the body on the pan Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congradulations. Everything looks Great.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!!!


Motor & tranny look great!! Applause
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job Eric....I am about to start a 36 and split trans. rebuild. I hope to have it look as nice as your 25.... Chris
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too!

I'm getting ready to restored my 1955 36hp engine & split case tranny. Hope the turn out as good as yours.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My apologies, here is a shot after it ran for a while today.

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My next update will be when the body is on.

Thanks for all of the positive comments.... today made all of it worth it Cool

By the way, welcome to The Samba RIMCO VW Wink
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