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    PEEK ain't History yet, Gov! Brasses are. And...

    PEEK ain't History yet, Gov!

    Brasses are.
    And I wonder how you would ever get brasses soft enough if they are that loose..

    Just how 'annealed' are NOS OEM brasses, Folks?
    And how tight on an...
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    This brings up another question for the Ages,...

    This brings up another question for the Ages, Folks!

    Should the brasses be soft and mushy?
    Or springy so they compress at the bevel as well as against the inlet nipple?

    Thanks as always,..
    ...
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    I forgot about the "script" Colony manifolds,...

    I forgot about the "script" Colony manifolds, Craig!

    Again, thanks for the documentation.

    ...Cotten
    PS: Seals look loose, huh.
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    Folks,.. I cannot entertain any more carbs on...

    Folks,..

    I cannot entertain any more carbs on my benches for the foreseeable future, even from established accounts.

    December 11 will be Liberty's 40th anniversary, and it would be the last if...
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    A new topic makes most sense, Craig! If you...

    A new topic makes most sense, Craig!

    If you uploaded the three pics directly to the forum, they will be a simple 'drag and drop' from "Manage Attachments" to the new topic without uploading them...
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    Just the 428 401 was much too crisp, and the cad...

    Just the 428 401 was much too crisp, and the cad was modern bright stuff, Folks..

    (Cad does darken with time, but the lack of texture on the casting made it even whiter. Some of Colony's were...
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    That popped the balloon, Craig! If it was...

    That popped the balloon, Craig!

    If it was 'small port', it might have been pretty desirable.

    But the grossly oversized bore just means fuel can 'puddle' in it from the pressure drop.

    If a...
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    Personally, Folks,... I find parking to be a...

    Personally, Folks,...

    I find parking to be a great 'primer' for other coatings.
    (As did the MOCO.)

    Cad is expensive, toxic indefinitely, and frankly, if its not the original cad, its fake...
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    Typically, John,.. Its HDs that need the...

    Typically, John,..

    Its HDs that need the cut-n-crush method, particularly Pans.
    (Chiefs rarely need replacement, and Sport Scouts only when too long of a headbolt has already started to crush the...
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    Was Jerry right, Craig? Its a small port? ...

    Was Jerry right, Craig?

    Its a small port?

    (I tried to juggle the tape measure with my photoeditor, but its got double-vision.)

    Cotten
    PS: Typos on the instruction tab says somebody...
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    I have no clue, Craig! But many thanks for...

    I have no clue, Craig!

    But many thanks for posting the pics for posterity.

    (and my library...)

    ...Cotten
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    Be careful, Duffey! You'll get an edit...

    Be careful, Duffey!

    You'll get an edit addiction like mine.

    Another arm-chair-engineer'd reason for the erosion:
    Aluminum and cast iron have very much different thermal expansion coefficients....
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    Copper for aluminum, Duffey? My autopsies...

    Copper for aluminum, Duffey?

    My autopsies showed they "imprinted" into the head,
    Whether beaten into them by a million million compression strokes,
    or by dielectric something or other.

    Good...
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    Copper for cast-iron, Folks,.. And composite...

    Copper for cast-iron, Folks,..

    And composite for aluminum for all marques was the way I was raised.
    (Too many mentors to remember.)

    So that explains my original question, as we are talking...
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    I really don't know, Steve,... If the slot was...

    I really don't know, Steve,...

    If the slot was cut first, a couple of those should have been scrapped.
    Drills would also want to 'walk' to the slot, so the M51s imply they were performed first.
    ...
  16. Got into Hesse of course, John! Robbins must...

    Got into Hesse of course, John!

    Robbins must have been after my time.

    Now I'm studying George Schebler, and I'd have to be a medium to grasp his genius.

    (That didn't sound right...)
    ...
  17. I've got a free spare copy!! But its boring,...

    I've got a free spare copy!!

    But its boring, and I wouldn't do that to Will
    (without a PM and a postal address.)

    ...Cotten
    PS: My other copy sits under the soap dish by the shop commode....
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    It sure didn't help the 'corrugated' gaskets at...

    It sure didn't help the 'corrugated' gaskets at all, Mike!

    Paint's good for composite gaskets, as it makes them much easier to clean off next time.

    ...Cotten
    PS: Irregularities like tool mark...
  19. Its not a loss, Chuck,.. Until you have to...

    Its not a loss, Chuck,..

    Until you have to cash it in!

    ...Cotten
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    Me neither, Steve! Even today, nobody makes an...

    Me neither, Steve!

    Even today, nobody makes an endmill that small that's long enough, and any 'punch' would have been just as phenomenal.

    The only clues we have are the mistakes.

    ....Cotten...
  21. Your puppy might not have been as sick as most,...

    Your puppy might not have been as sick as most, Chuck!

    They were often an 'entry level' machine, if you know what I mean.
    So often they suffered from near zero maintenance, sold, punished some...
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    Especially leaving the bar at closing time,...

    Especially leaving the bar at closing time, Kitabel!

    Still,

    I love it when Folks say they start their machines and let them just idle in the middle of Winter.
    And even idle slow to a...
  23. What's Will want, William? (Anything but a...

    What's Will want, William?

    (Anything but a Sportster, I hope...!)

    ....Cotten
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    Well,.. Joe,.. Let's start where we all agree:...

    Well,.. Joe,..

    Let's start where we all agree: Clean oil, changed often.

    And ZDDP is desireable if you can find it. (Some Valvolines still have it, we hope...)

    So anything much more...
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    That seems to be the consensus, 39ChiefBonnie! ...

    That seems to be the consensus, 39ChiefBonnie!

    (That doesn't mean the rest of that site's listings are accurate..)

    ....Cotten
    PS: Steve!
    The DLX58 is now usually associated with SuperX, and...
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