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Old 01-11-2016, 12:10 AM   #21
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The crow's foot is going to be naturally around 7:1. If you don't need piston reliefs you can gain some there. Not sure how much more surfacing may be needed from there, if any.

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Sounds GOOD ! Let me know when it's ready to ship !
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:42 PM   #22
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Sounds GOOD ! Let me know when it's ready to ship !

Will do.

I might be able to have pics of the latest sample block with stuff bolted to it later today. Prus Jr. is coming up with a block that needs some machine work done on it and we will discuss finish machining this block and putting it together with old parts and hopefully firing it up somewhere down the line.

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Old 01-12-2016, 01:07 AM   #23
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Will do.

I might be able to have pics of the latest sample block with stuff bolted to it later today. Prus Jr. is coming up with a block that needs some machine work done on it and we will discuss finish machining this block and putting it together with old parts and hopefully firing it up somewhere down the line.

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I'm looking forward to seeing it. Pressure oil sounds great. being set up for inserts would be another plus.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:11 AM   #24
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Well, Prus Jr. came to the shop with a couple of blocks he needs me to do some surfacing on, and we discussed the latest sample block as it sat outside the machining center still on the pallet. He is very optimistic that we can have this running and video it for YouTube.

When I was gun-drilling the main oil galley the coolant blasted out with impressive force once the drill opened up at the center intersection. We discussed altering the pattern to put a boss on the OD of the mail oil galley so a pressure relief valve can be put in. Easy addition to help keep oil pressure regulated.

I didn't take any pictures because I forgot my camera at home, but I fit the flywheel housing on the pins and bolted it on, bolted on the side cover and oil return tube, bolted on the front and front side covers, as well as the side water neck. I had to leave so I did not get time to once again put in manifold studs and bolt on the 2 manifolds. But, I have already done that so I know they look good. A head has also already been bolted on. A little bit more and it is finished and off to the build shop.

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Old 01-13-2016, 09:50 AM   #25
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Couple of block pictures posted at the HAM:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/t...616056/page-10

Page 9 has the new iron Winfields.

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Old 01-15-2016, 04:03 PM   #26
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The Crow's foot iron was poured today. Shake out Monday 1/18. Machine asap if all looks good.

Core shop is moving ahead on new A block core process which will eliminate assembly of 9 cores, replaced with one core unit to do the same job. Very expensive but better.

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Old 01-17-2016, 09:17 PM   #27
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:45 AM   #28
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:04 PM   #29
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So are we!
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:32 PM   #30
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So are we!

The foundry sent pictures of the head prior to final shot blast. It looks good so far. I will know tomorrow for sure.

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Old 01-19-2016, 12:27 PM   #31
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I sent the first iron Winfield to a member for testing on his race car. It should be there by Thursday. Hopefully it works fine. Fingers crossed.

I'm going to pick up the crow's foot sample today and machine it asap.

Supposedly, cores for the next blocks will be ready in a couple of weeks. We will pour samples with the new core process as soon as possible.


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Old 01-19-2016, 04:48 PM   #32
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First iron crow's foot sample is in the shop! Looks very nice. I will machine it some time this week.

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Thanks Tod. Be sure to post pictures of the crows foot when you are done.
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I sent the first iron Winfield to a member for testing on his race car. It should be there by Thursday. Hopefully it works fine. Fingers crossed.

I'm going to pick up the crow's foot sample today and machine it asap.

Supposedly, cores for the next blocks will be ready in a couple of weeks. We will pour samples with the new core process as soon as possible.


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Thanks for keeping up posted.

I am getting excited about one day having a good "new" upgraded block.

We appreciate all the effort you have put into this and the other parts you are making.

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Old 01-21-2016, 12:37 PM   #35
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Thanks Tod. Be sure to post pictures of the crows foot when you are done.

I sure will. Probably over on the HAM. It's easier.

I will probably start on it this afternoon.

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Borrowed (with permission) some pics of the first head shortly to be under test from BCCHOPIT over on the HAMB





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Old 01-22-2016, 11:07 PM   #37
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Appears to be near 6:1, eh
Nice looking, but won't hold a candle to the iron crowsfoot ...I'm thinking
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Old 01-23-2016, 11:20 PM   #38
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Tod is working on a crowsfoot now. This one was the 1st one ready to be thrashed and tested.

I hope to have it on my car next weekend.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:01 AM   #39
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Todd you have made a superior part and it's nothing less than what I had expected to see when they were discussed when you first started.
congratulations on the fortitude to march on with all of the problems you have had to overcome. Bravo
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:25 PM   #40
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Tod is working on a crowsfoot now. This one was the 1st one ready to be thrashed and tested.

I hope to have it on my car next weekend.
Hey Bill,
'thrashed'...by what , A/B and what HP
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