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20 Sep 2017 00:01 #3877 by oestek
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Qball wrote: So, I have a bit of a non update, update. I decided to drop by my machinist's shop just to see what's up. We chatted a bit and I asked him if my pistons have come in. He had a blank look on his face for a second while he thought about it, then said "Yes!"

We chatted a bit more. Then took a look at these sweet pistons. They looked beautiful. Except they were wrong. ARRRGH! They were supposed to be dished to -18cc. These were at -7cc. For some reason he thought that these were, in fact, correct. He cited the compression height of the piston vs what he calculated. These will sit in the hole a little deeper, effectively reducing compression ratio to a usable level.

He's going to re-measure the block and verify everything. If it ends up being that the pistons are not correct, he says he has access to a cnc machine to create the necessary dish.

And the wait continues!

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01 Oct 2017 08:55 #3911 by Qball
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oestek wrote: I know the story because I listen to www.v8radio.com , but what's the latest?


Well.....Not much to add at this point. I've talked to Ray, my machinist, and he tells me that he has all the parts he needs to put the shortblock together but needs to find the time to get it done. I have mentioned that he has a mountain of work at his shop, haven't I? I asked him (somewhat snarkily) if he's thinking about having it done before winter. his response was an emphatic, OH SURE!! Time will tell.

I'll leave you with this, if my block were a new born baby when I dropped it off, it would be walking by now and able to use rudimentary words to communicate.

That is all.

-Mike

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16 Oct 2017 16:57 #3917 by oestek
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Qball wrote:

oestek wrote: I know the story because I listen to www.v8radio.com , but what's the latest?


Well.....Not much to add at this point. I've talked to Ray, my machinist, and he tells me that he has all the parts he needs to put the shortblock together but needs to find the time to get it done. I have mentioned that he has a mountain of work at his shop, haven't I? I asked him (somewhat snarkily) if he's thinking about having it done before winter. his response was an emphatic, OH SURE!! Time will tell.

I'll leave you with this, if my block were a new born baby when I dropped it off, it would be walking by now and able to use rudimentary words to communicate.

That is all.


Wow, you could have a talking GTO engine. That would be awesome.

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16 Oct 2017 19:17 #3918 by Qball
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oestek wrote:

Qball wrote:

oestek wrote: I know the story because I listen to www.v8radio.com , but what's the latest?


Well.....Not much to add at this point. I've talked to Ray, my machinist, and he tells me that he has all the parts he needs to put the shortblock together but needs to find the time to get it done. I have mentioned that he has a mountain of work at his shop, haven't I? I asked him (somewhat snarkily) if he's thinking about having it done before winter. his response was an emphatic, OH SURE!! Time will tell.

I'll leave you with this, if my block were a new born baby when I dropped it off, it would be walking by now and able to use rudimentary words to communicate.

That is all.


Wow, you could have a talking GTO engine. That would be awesome.


Ha! At this point, I’d settle for just a plain Jane GTO engine. No talking necessary.

-Mike

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28 Feb 2018 13:11 #4020 by Yardley
Yardley replied the topic: 1967 GTO: A saga for the ages.
Hi. Just wondering if there is an update to this? If I'm reading it correctly, the shop had/has you block for over a year and has not finished it? My first shop had my engine for several months. I would call every week and get the same "we're progressing" then a runaround when I asked for specifics. When he finally finished it the bearing clearances were set at .005! not the .003 I asked for. And I was charged for labor to cut the heads to accept dual valve springs and the work was never done. He just slapped it together to get me to stop calling and bugging him. If the shop STILL had your block, get it out of there and find a new shop.

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28 Feb 2018 17:15 #4021 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: 1967 GTO: A saga for the ages.
There is an update! Mike goes over it in this episode of V8 Radio:

goo.gl/dRN8tr



Of course, Q is welcome to post some pics and more updates here as well!

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