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BULLITT65

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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2014, 04:44:42 PM »
those small compressors can be depressing with how slow they go, and having to wait on them. Good thing is they go so slow getting the air pressure back up it really forces  you to take your time, and less mistakes. Trying to see the cup half full for ya
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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #46 on: July 27, 2014, 10:45:44 PM »
For anyone building an engine or working on some heads; I would suggest you look into Cerakote coatings.  So far this stuff is amazing and incredibly easy to apply and I can see the durability in these coatings.








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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2014, 09:41:12 PM »
Its been a little over 8 months since I have heard this engine run.  Yesterday I began putting it on the run stand and ran into problem after problem.  Today the fruits of my labor finally paid off.  Still plenty to do.  Engine needs to be painted and laid into the engine bay.  More to come in the next few weeks.




The video of the sweetness.

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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2014, 10:10:38 PM »
Yea! Congrats! Happy New year! patience is rewarded. Glad for you my friend.
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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #49 on: January 01, 2015, 03:27:16 PM »
Congrats Darrell! Sounds great! Love that stand. Did you build it from scratch or was it a kit? What kind of advantages do get from the coated pistons? I love Cerakote from my firearms, but I never thought to do any engine coatings with it.
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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #50 on: January 01, 2015, 07:19:02 PM »
Thanks guys.  The engine stand was a kit and I borrowed it from a fellow local car guy.  The micro slick is used on the piston skirts as well as main, rod & cam bearings.  Like many aftermarket pistons that come with the coated skirts this is used as a dry lubricate for wear.  The piston coat is used to aid in thermal properties.  Allowing the reduction in hot spots on pistons and combustion chambers by allowing to dissipate the heat evenly over the surface.  Not often used in street N/A engines (piston coat) but helps with forced induction applications.   
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BULLITT65

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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #51 on: January 01, 2015, 07:21:32 PM »
So your planning on dropping it in the S-10 for the break in period right???    :D

(good job Darrell)
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Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
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Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #52 on: January 01, 2015, 07:43:06 PM »
Yep a 396 bbc s10.   ;)
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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #53 on: January 03, 2015, 10:11:28 PM »
I do suggest using a slightly larger gas tank -

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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2015, 01:23:23 AM »
Baby steps.  Almost there.



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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2015, 01:31:41 AM »
Wow, that looks great Darrell!
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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2015, 01:57:30 AM »
Wow, that looks great Darrell!

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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2015, 04:21:33 AM »
Looks and sounds good!
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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2015, 12:06:04 PM »
looking good

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Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right?
« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2015, 01:01:53 PM »
Thanks guys.  I hope to hear it run in the car by this coming weekend.  I hope.  Once I finish it Ill post a video of the whole car after I do a deeeeeeep clean. ;D
Darrell Cook
1967 LeMans Blue SS/RS L35 clone
1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
1968 Matador Red Z28