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    Female only has a window

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  2. Thread: L.A. Sleeve

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    The only bad outcome in which I know a LASCO...

    The only bad outcome in which I know a LASCO product was employed was several U/UL (11 fin, 120-38/381) cylinders, originally 3-5/16" bore, which had VL/UH/ULH sleeves (3-27/64" ID, 3-9/16" OD)...
  3. Thread: L.A. Sleeve

    by kitabel
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    I would describe that finish as "10% knurled"

    I would describe that finish as "10% knurled"
  4. "he liked to do several identical motors in a...

    "he liked to do several identical motors in a batch"
    To me, this is good business practice - IF the customers know about it.
    Yet another example of "good technician, poor administrator". Not...
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    I suspect that some "unsuccessful" (some...

    I suspect that some "unsuccessful" (some vibration remains) balance jobs are not due to a bad choice of factor, but of:
    1. wheels are not true
    2. rod(s) are bent
    3. unreasonably high cruising RPM...
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    I agree, the "total the components" is not valid...

    I agree, the "total the components" is not valid if significant weight changes have been made.
    What % factor would I use in a 101? I would shamelessly copy whatever some known expert has used...
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    Congratulations on the progress and accumulated...

    Congratulations on the progress and accumulated wisdom.
    On the balancing: many motors removed from service will show holes drilled into the outer faces of the flywheels, since this is all that's...
  8. Thread: WL oil gauge

    by kitabel
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    These engines have very few pressurized plain...

    These engines have very few pressurized plain bearings (only in the cam cover), and run quite a while with very little oil (although obviously it's a bad idea).
  9. Thread: WL oil gauge

    by kitabel
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    The tank should never be full, there must be an...

    The tank should never be full, there must be an air space to allow for expansion due to operating temperature.
    The engine will run as long as there is any oil going to the feed pump, this is not...
  10. The County Clerk where his shop is located may do...

    The County Clerk where his shop is located may do a computer search to see if anyone is suing him (his name, her name, shop name as the defendant). It's public record, the question is "do they do it...
  11. I have had only good conversation with Paul (no...

    I have had only good conversation with Paul (no business transacted) and bear him no ill will. My remarks are conjecture only, I have no idea what happened.

    UK police once called this "the...
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    My favorite Tedd story: it's 1975, I'm at the...

    My favorite Tedd story: it's 1975, I'm at the store waiting for something. I'm watching an employee assembling a star hub to a rim. After a few futile attempts to get a spoke to align with the...
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    The service manual level is only correct with an...

    The service manual level is only correct with an original or exact replica float. Several aftermarket floats require different settings due to their weight.
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    Or the level is too high, or the needle & seat is...

    Or the level is too high, or the needle & seat is leaking
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    Number of failed lifts ~ number of onlookers,...

    Number of failed lifts ~ number of onlookers, similar to the "how many kicks does it take to start", which ~ the square of attractive women watching.
  16. Thread: 45 head work

    by kitabel
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    I suspect it would but the change will be small...

    I suspect it would but the change will be small unless big cams are used. The stock pipe is 1.41" OD, the cone open end OD could be 1.125" or so tapering back up to 1.41" where they attach.
  17. At this point there is usually a brisk...

    At this point there is usually a brisk conversation as to the advisability of inserting a manual valve in between the oil tank and and the pump inlet.
    Mandatory remark: "you only need to forget to...
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    Plugs, are black so I'm pretty sure we are rich...

    Plugs, are black so I'm pretty sure we are rich
    What plugs?
    Try clean plugs, they will retain color from any rich circuit.
    106 is correct for almost every 900 series.
    burbling, missing: do you...
  19. Attention: I owe everyone an apology, the .xls...

    Attention: I owe everyone an apology, the .xls has some math glitch that returns inaccurate results, please delete it. When I fix it I'll post this notice again.
  20. Indian piston position relative to deck by degrees

    I just wrote an Excel .xls spreadsheet giving exact piston locations in inches for cam timing, spark advance etc. for all 741, Scout, Chief. E-mail me @ jdiamond(at)optonline.net for a free copy.
  21. Thread: 45 head work

    by kitabel
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    The lightest thing you can find, it's a giant...

    The lightest thing you can find, it's a giant millstone.
  22. Thread: 45 head work

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    Those tires don't help.

    Those tires don't help.
  23. Thread: 45 head work

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    30 tooth is really tall, you may not like it....

    30 tooth is really tall, you may not like it. Many people found a 27 easier to live with. I hope you don't have N50-15 rear tires?
    Downside of high CR:
    1. more knock sensitive
    2. fixed spark not a...
  24. Thread: 45 head work

    by kitabel
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    All flathead engines have a "breathing vs. static...

    All flathead engines have a "breathing vs. static CR problem", as the CR goes up it restricts gas flow across the deck to the bore, but there is no fixed number. The Ford V8 ran numbers as high as...
  25. Thread: 45 head work

    by kitabel
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    IIRC it takes about .100" mill to get the chamber...

    IIRC it takes about .100" mill to get the chamber down to #6 size, the new gasket surface will be only slightly taller than the bottom of the last fin in the casting.
    When you mill the heads, you...
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