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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 3:48 pm Reply with quote
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Sorry to hear about your family's loss Robert.

It was great to visit with you couple weeks ago. I have been crazy busy ever since then, so haven't had a chance to get the pics up. I am a big fan of photos, so I certainly appreciate Robert taking the time to snap a bunch during the build.

Robert can probably explain these better than I, but I know the first pic shows the timing chain guides that was one issues was with the engine.













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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:09 pm Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 7:29 pm Reply with quote
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I ready to pull my mill for a refresh after seeing the last 4-5 puppy mills. Robert sure does take his time on one and get it right. I rebuilt my last one and Robert will do my next one.

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I am thinking the same thing! Wow, what attention to detail! Makes me want to take the spare engine Justin gave me with the truggy to Robert. Great Job!!!! It will be a shame to hide that beauty under a hood!
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:44 am Reply with quote
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yup it lives. got the test stand complete and mounted up the engine.
made sure i had gas and spark---spun it over without sparkplugs to
get the oil pressure up, installed plugs and i bet it didn't turn over
one complete revolution before it hit. the sound on the phone vid sucks
bad. this thing runs great. iv'e still got to torque the head hot and
adjust the valves hot. i'm very happy with the way this mill turned out
it really sounds strong. i'll be complete tonight hopefully and maybe this weekend you can pick it up. bring your clutch and pressure plate with ya
and i'll get it installed too. lovely.



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:14 am Reply with quote
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in tuning this engine iv'e found the carb to be very rich
on idle. revs great but burbles and smells rich at idle.
been doing some research online and i think the idle
jet is too big. luckly i have a friend who is very knowledgable
about webbers and he has a full set of jets.
he's coming to give me a hand on wednsday. hopefully
the diffrent jets will cure the richness. if it don't he's
also bringing a webber 38/38 thats already jetted for
a 4 cyl nissan just to bolt up and try. tonight i'm gonna
install a fuel pressure regulator between the pump and
carb--set the pressure at 3.5 psi and see what that does.
i stuck the pirus muffler into the header just to see how
quiet it is and it's supprising just how much difference
it makes. i think the prius muffler will work out fine
on brians rig. not too loud --not too soft and it's a nice
spun design made from stainless steel. should be fine.




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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:19 am Reply with quote
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installed the fuel pressure regulator and no change. really didn't think
it would help anyway. my buddy will be coming up tonight and we'll
put in a smaller idle jet and adjust from there. i do have a small oil leak
at the oil pump so i'll need to adress that before you pick up the engine.
(probly the o ring) but i'll take care of it.



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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 6:36 pm Reply with quote
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Found some interesting reading on the Weber Carb. Apparently Solex is branded as Weber by Interco (Weber North America).

http://genuineweber.blogspot.com/
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:00 am Reply with quote
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yea thats intresting reading thanks for finding it. your carb is a rebadged
solex. the solex has way different jets than a weber. and some plastic parts as well. someone had been in there monkeyin around with the jets that are in it. i could see that the jets were buggered up where they tryed to get em out. we tryed a couple things but coulden't resolve the rich issue
at idle. we bolted up one of my friends known good carbs and it purred like a kitten--no more burbling and stinkin black smoke. idled perfectly.
so i talked with steven and he is sourcing us a 32/36 dgev. i already know what jets it needs and have em here. so when the new one comes we should be golden.
took the engine off the run in stand and put it back on the work stand.
i'll pull the balancer and oil pump off and adress the oil leak tonight after the poker game.


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Do I need to get a manual or electric choke? I would assume electric given the name DGEV, but I just want to be sure.
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electric.



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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:32 am Reply with quote
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ok i pulled the oil pump and the o ring "looked" ok.
had an o ring of a slightly different design on the shelf
so i installed it. also had another front seal on the shelf
so i installed it too. put the bad carb back on--cranked
it up and so far no oil leak. when i get the new carb i'll
check it over more. i'm really proud of this mill and i think
steven will get lots of good service out of it. it's always nice
to see a newborn fire up for the first time.



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Robert, UPS shows the carb will arrive Friday 5/18.
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cool thats today. i'll try to get it installed tonight.
saturday i got a full plate--3 yards to cut but you might be able to
come get this thing sunday if it works out. i'll call ya.
thanks & see ya soon.




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Steven, You are getting one beautiful puppy mill. Dawg fired it up for me this afternoon and it sounds amazing!



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Looks great. That puppy is ready to drop in and go.

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:55 am Reply with quote
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yep she purrs like a kitten now. just waiting on one more jet to come
in to make me happy. idles well --revs well till the secondary opens
and has a hesation. needs a larger secondary jet--it's on it's way.
ready to bolt in and go. when you come and get it don't forget your clutch and pressure plate. i'll leave it on the run stand till you get here to hear
it run. then i'll remove it from the stand--install power steering belt,cooling
fan,clutch and pressure plate, load her up and let her ride.
i still had an oil leak even after the second o ring on the oil pump.
so i pulled it back off--went thru my o rings and mesured to find the fattest
one (a genuine toyota part thanks jimmy) installed it and all is good
so far. that really had me stumped iv'e never had an oil pump leak as far
as i know. running it daily just a little to check it out.

holla holla silver dolla
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:33 pm Reply with quote
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ok all is well with the oil leak. not even a drop now.
i've taken all the test rig off except for the coil.
i can still crank it for a minute or two without the cooling
hooked up so you can hear it run.
give me a call and we'll discuss the final tally.
looking forward to seein you. drive carefully.


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alrighty then----jet changes made and this thing fully gets it.
it's ready to pick up. i'll not be at home saturday but sunday
i'll be there all day. i need to cover a couple things with ya.
one is your throttle cable-- is yours the stock one or has it
been changed? you will need a stock one as i've installed the
stock throttle do hickey on the carb and intake. (works mo betta imo)
two is --- have you bought a radatior yet?
v6 with a electric fan sounds like a winner to me. (won't
have to use the stock horsepower robbing one.)
i think you'll be very happy with this mill-- i know i am.
it turned out real good and i'm pleased with the performance
mods we did. the only real issue i had was that leaky oil pump
o ring and thats handled now. dry as a bone and barks like a
dog.


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ok steven picked up his engine sunday.
looking forward to seein it installed and motorin down the highway.
i'm sure steven will post up some pix or vids.

shawn---coon--- i'm ready whenever i can get my paws on your junk.



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Robert I can't thank you enough for taking your time on this build. It certainly shows a high level of craftsmanship inside and out.

I am waiting on my radiator to show up before I install the engine. I know I could go ahead and put it in, but I want to make sure I have plenty of room to work while making new mounts for the larger radiator (v6, 3 row). Crossing my fingers it will be here before this weekend, cause I will have all day Saturday free to work on the truck.
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sweet that'll keep the puppy cool.
it's a pleasure to do business with you.

when you get it installed and running if theres anything
i can help you with just let me know.


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