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Re: 2017 Engine Masters ???

Post by Carroll » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:47 pm

Adger, like Chris said , let me know if I can help. Good luck to everyone this
year wish I could be there. Kinda like missing a family reunion!
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Post by SMITHBERGRACING » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:07 am

Carroll wrote:How's everyone's engine coming, I'm experiencing withdrawals. Lol
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Ours is going well so far just waiting on some parts which is always typical, crankshaft being the longest wait. Got some good sponsorship help this year from a few big sources, helps our pocket book that's for sure! Finding good clean head cores has proved a big challenge for me but what do you expect for a Early 1950's casting. Doing my best to stay ahead of the time curve with everything I have going on but we all know how that ends up. [-o<

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Post by Walter R. Malik » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:21 am

SMITHBERGRACING wrote:
Carroll wrote:How's everyone's engine coming, I'm experiencing withdrawals. Lol
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Ours is going well so far just waiting on some parts which is always typical, crankshaft being the longest wait. Got some good sponsorship help this year from a few big sources, helps our pocket book that's for sure! Finding good clean head cores has proved a big challenge for me but what do you expect for a Early 1950's casting. Doing my best to stay ahead of the time curve with everything I have going on but we all know how that ends up. [-o<
Good to hear ...

My Traditional Muscle entry is a simple run of the mill big block Mopar and the short block is together; just waiting for the heads to get CNC'd.

My VINTAGE entry is a Plymouth POLY and is another story ... every part I have recently custom ordered is weeks away; I have one intake and one exhaust port finished.
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Post by Walter R. Malik » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:15 am

How many others out there are on schedule, ahead or behind with their engine for whatever reasoning ...?

I just found out my Poly block has a crack in it ... but, it is not in a part of the block which is stressed between freeze plugs so, I am just gonna stitch it.
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Post by JonKaase » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:07 pm

I ran Royce's MEL 420 a little bit last weekend. I did a lot of things wrong! put it into valve float and broke a lifter, and hurt 2 rod bearings. So that hurt the power I'm sure. I may have had the pickup too close to the pan floor, or the oil passages are too small in the block. not giving up though....

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Post by brechlrl » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:38 pm

Well, mine is pretty much on schedule.. I am waiting for heads to be O-Ringed then just reassemble and test some manifolds..
I am merely parts chaser and MEL tech info for Jon on our joint project.. I am enjoying watching him transform a lump of barge moving cast iron into a fire breather. As far as the breakage so far: My pappy always said "when you plow new ground you are bound to hit some stones."..

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Post by Walter R. Malik » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:06 am

WoW ... I am just venting here right now.

The pistons I special ordered for my Poly engine are nice in their own right but, absolutely different than what I ordered.
Some things and specifications I specifically called out on the order are not near close ...
how do you not even get the material correct ???

Then they charged my credit card 20% more for these pistons than what I was told they would cost at the time I ordered them.

I am so disgusted with this kind of crap which goes on in this industry. It is my money paying the bill, I should get what I order, not what that company decides they want to do.

They certainly could do whatever they want ... if they were giving them to me.

I hope the rest of you guys have a better fate.
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Re: 2017 Engine Masters ???

Post by midnightbluS10 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:58 pm

Gregory wrote:Maybe the rumors are true that HRM is thinking about throwing in the towel on the EMC. Good, them maybe it will leave
room for the other group to get control and get things back to where EMC used to be.

Where did this rumor come from? The same place as the false Superflow rumor? What's the basis behind it? Has anyone even reached out to ANYONE at HRM or is this just more speculating with little to no actual info?


Considering the started a web series based in the competition, I'm doubting they're thinking of shutting it down. I bet Dulcic could put this rumor to rest real fast. Or Freiburger even. Hell I bet Mike Finnegan could and he's not even part of Engine Masters.

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Post by Walter R. Malik » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:10 am

Walter R. Malik wrote: How many others out there are on schedule, ahead or behind with their engine for whatever reasoning ...?
Anybody else willing to disclose some of their progress ...?
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Post by JonKaase » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:52 pm

I am just trying to get up enough energy to start a little grinding on these 60 year old iron heads. I better get some new carbides!

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Post by TexBlackwell » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:35 pm

midnightbluS10 wrote:
Gregory wrote:Maybe the rumors are true that HRM is thinking about throwing in the towel on the EMC. Good, them maybe it will leave
room for the other group to get control and get things back to where EMC used to be.

Where did this rumor come from? The same place as the false Superflow rumor? What's the basis behind it? Has anyone even reached out to ANYONE at HRM or is this just more speculating with little to no actual info?


Considering the started a web series based in the competition, I'm doubting they're thinking of shutting it down. I bet Dulcic could put this rumor to rest real fast. Or Freiburger even. Hell I bet Mike Finnegan could and he's not even part of Engine Masters.

I guess your buddies at HRM have nothing to say. lol :!: #-o

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Post by Walter R. Malik » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:57 pm

TexBlackwell wrote:
midnightbluS10 wrote:
Gregory wrote:Maybe the rumors are true that HRM is thinking about throwing in the towel on the EMC. Good, them maybe it will leave
room for the other group to get control and get things back to where EMC used to be.

Where did this rumor come from? The same place as the false Superflow rumor? What's the basis behind it? Has anyone even reached out to ANYONE at HRM or is this just more speculating with little to no actual info?


Considering the started a web series based in the competition, I'm doubting they're thinking of shutting it down. I bet Dulcic could put this rumor to rest real fast. Or Freiburger even. Hell I bet Mike Finnegan could and he's not even part of Engine Masters.

I guess your buddies at HRM have nothing to say. lol :!: #-o
TALK is cheap ...!!! ](*,)

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Post by SMITHBERGRACING » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:08 pm

This is the time of year that I dislike. Not enough time in the day and watching the calendar realizing I need 3 more months to accomplish the work at hand. Hope those competing are making good headway, back to the grind I go!

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Post by Walter R. Malik » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:39 pm

SMITHBERGRACING wrote:This is the time of year that I dislike. Not enough time in the day and watching the calendar realizing I need 3 more months to accomplish the work at hand. Hope those competing are making good headway, back to the grind I go!
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I think all people in the contest are going through somewhat the same thing. I am still waiting for some custom parts ordered over a month ago.

Only being able to actually get started after 4 months of the new year has already passed-by, causes a lot of the issues which are to be encountered.
Custom parts suppliers don't really care much about any time problems you may have for whatever reason.

In the interest of time ... I know that my own entry will not be exactly the way I wanted it to be; OH, well.
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Re: 2017 Engine Masters ???

Post by TexBlackwell » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:07 pm

yep only about 10 days away before this thing starts kicking big time

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