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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Nyhus View Post
    It looks like you're making good power with the '64, Dave. -Al
    Having fun Al. Making suspension mods this winter. Replacing engine that has 20 passes with a new improved old iron 409 block. Need to get down to 10 flat.....

    Looks as though you're staying busy between the car shop and the shooting hobby.

    Later
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Coots View Post
    Replacing engine that has 20 passes
    That sounds more expensive than replacing barrels in our shooting hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilGunsmith View Post
    If you cant fix it with a hammer, you must have an electrical problem.
    Now THAT is worth a good laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    That sounds more expensive than replacing barrels in our shooting hobby.
    The bad part is building these 409's is expensive. The good part is that I'm using my 3 kid's inheritance to fund the project. With that in mind, projects like this are more cost effective when I divide by 3. There are lots of crate engines for a lot less money and a lot more horsepower out there, but they ain't 409's. Current engine is 480 ci, new one is 511ci. They say too many rpm's on the 511, and the old iron block may split in half.

    The engine I'm taking out will be a spare. I lost a year and a half because I tore down a perfectly good running engine because I wanted to go faster. I should have built one of my spare blocks.

    Later
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    Last edited by Dave Coots; 11-17-2022 at 03:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Coots View Post
    The good part is that I'm using my 3 kid's inheritance to fund the project. With that in mind, projects like this are more cost effective when I divide by 3.
    It sounds like you've got it figured out that the net cost to you is zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    It sounds like you've got it figured out that the net cost to you is zero.
    More or less....just acquired the cash over a lifetime of working...

    If I don't race and shoot too much I'll be ok.

    Later
    Dave
    Last edited by Dave Coots; 11-17-2022 at 06:54 PM.

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