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    1. Kit: , by (Asst. Administrator) Don Garrett is offline
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      Haven't had much time lately to work on stuff lately, but here's what I'm up to......
      I needed an engine for my show and shine car and that's how this all got started.
      I didn't want to use a kit engine and the Offy is a ways out so I decided to scrounge the parts box and see what I could come up with.
      Chebbies, Hemis, Pontiacs, Flatheads........nah!
      Wanted to have some fun and just build for builds sake.
      I found an old used Jag block and a 6 cylinder Pocher head (RR) I think.
      I do believe I'll see if I can turn them into a 4 holer, cross flow head turbo plumbers nightmare for the Elixir.

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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Figured out where I wanted to cut the head to avoid cast in stuff and keep everything evenly spaced.


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    I cut the D.O.C. head off the Jag block, cut a section out of the pan (again being careful of bolt holes etc.) and whacked off the front of the block, got rid of those goofy mounting pins too. I'll make my own timing chain cover etc. for the front of the block.


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    Thought I posted these earlier, but I may have missed a key so here they are again.
    Scotch tape mock-up of the 4 banger in the rough.
    I'm going to take about another 1/8th inch off the height of the block and make the pan a little shallower....that should get the profile down some.


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    Looking good Don. Keep posting the pics step by step so I can see how you did this.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Got the oil pan cut down and figured it was time for a mock up to see how things are going to fit together.
    For you amusement here's "Grandpa McGurk's Magic Elixir" in the rough.
    The last picture is Carl Casper's Pop Corn Wagon...that's the direction I'm headed in......plain ol' just for fun build.


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    Last edited by Don Garrett; 05-12-08 at 03:27 PM.
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    Veeerrry interesting. What is that thing on the back? a Still???
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    Yep, a mobile elixir brewery.


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    A car that makes its own fuel......who needs the oil companies! Just stop by any corn field and fill up.......
    Beware the lollipop of mediocrity, lick it once and you will suck forever.....!!!
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    You've gotta stop drinking that regular coffee Don!
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    What about an engine that runs on regular coffee?
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  11. Drink more coffee! Keep the ideas flowing!!! Looks great so far!
    It's a fine line between stupid and cleaver....
    David St. Hubbins "Spinal Tap"
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    Looks like you took the term show and "shine" a little too literal there. @,@

    Great concept, I love it. Can't wait to see what all you do with this one.

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