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  • #16
    A.K. Boomer,
    That shot is even funnier than the first one....Hee Hee
    looks like the trans is chomping away....Hee Hee...
    Now I got the giggles ...hee hee !!
    How the heck did you get hand and your eyeball in there
    to make adjustments to set the boring head ?
    And measure it?
    OUTSTANDING !!!!!!
    Mike Green


    • #17
      MGREEN see second pic in post #12 had a nice little access portal from IIRC was the power take off plate of the trans... in fact might have had a PTO of some kind installed and had to remove for the rebuild...

      after seeing my pics I need to make a correction in my description - it was not a front main - it was the front countershaft bearing that spun...

      here's to job's well done - kudos to you - crack a beer you've earned it...


      • #18
        Can't help it, still laughing.....
        You pulled off some magic on that one !!
        My ribs ache.......
        Mike Green


        • #19
          It's not that funny if it worked --- if it didn't work then it's extra funny --- that's when the line "clumsy bastard" comes into play and everyone has a laugh at the bastards expense...

          compliments of Sir John the great one...


          • #20
            Originally posted by MGREEN View Post
            Thanks, like I said,...I had a blast !!
            I've done a few jobs like that. Spend hours upon hours doing the setup, pushing the limits of the machines size, only to carve off a relatively small amount of material. Enjoying the journey far more than the destination. Congratulations on a job well done.
            *Caution- You're going to subconsciously start seeking out more of those types of jobs!*


            • #21
              Having been to Mike's shop on a couple of occasions, one thing that these pictures do not convey it that just getting an engine block in there is a somewhat impressive feat. It's in the basement of his house and he's done an impressive job of making use of every bit of available space!

              Nice job, Mike. That's a really creative setup to get that project done. Thanks for posting that, I love seeing stuff like this.


              • #22
                Oh my gosh! It is sitting on a couple of 1-2-3 blocks!

                Makes me want to drag up all those old posts where someone was saying how those blocks were not of much use because they never used them. That pair sure did earn their keep that day.

                My hat is off to both of you guys.

                Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post

                Back at you --- lot's of similarities going on there lol

                my whole rig was held in place by a set of 1-2-3 blocks and one stud in the center that was cinched down so tight I probably deformed my table - but it was worth it lol

                keep keeping on man - where there's a mill there's a way...

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                Paul A.
                SE Texas

                And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                You will find that it has discrete steps.


                • #23
                  Thanks , I concur with the journey!
                  And yes, I'm looking forward to more....

                  Hey Alan, how've you been?
                  Thanks man!
                  Alan's generously polite comments paint a mental picture
                  of a neat well organized ,efficiently run shop.

                  quite the contraire !!
                  It's a wreck having stuff strewn about everywhere,
                  But it's mine and I make it work somehow.

                  Although this covid problem has put a damper
                  on the collecting of more goodies.

                  That pic that A.K. posted cracks me up
                  each time I look at it !!
                  I had it easy with the end of the
                  engine block fully exposed !

                  Hats off to A.K. Boomer !!
                  Mike Green


                  • #24
                    I too am impressed. Getting it done with the tools on hand.