That reminds me of the day I finished installing the knotty pine beadboard wainscot paneling in our stairway. After several afternoons and weekends of cutting planks at odd angles to fit the stair case and cutting molding a bit long and sanding to a perfect fit I am finally putting away tools and doing a final cleanup. From behind me I hear "I think it would look good painted green". I generally give my wife complete control over home decor, but on this I applied brakes and she hasn't mentioned it again (been about two years).This does not add in the paint which is several layers of housepaint- yes housepaint on a wooden boat! Unfortunately the paint was inside as well and that is a huge pain to remove.
but the good news is after many a night with heat gun, scrappers and chemicals- I see wood and I love wood on a boat. And now its much lighter and user friendly.
My CBR split a vacuum line somewhere and while she'll idle, any throttle at all kills the motor. Once I have it fixed up and you have your beast on the road, we'll have to go do some rides.After man many years of being bike-less, I just bought $500 Honda Nighthawk on craigslist; 30k, basically sound, but broken/missing plastic and a little sad looking. Decided to replace/modify the plastic stuff with aluminium panels ( hardly surprising, huh...?). The stuff you see in the pictures is just roof flashing, which is great for "thinking out loud" in metal, to see what's possible and to make templates. Of course I couldn't just stop there, so most of the bike came apart, except for the engine, which ran just fine, so I'm not touching it.
Should be done in a few weeks with a shiny new paintjob.
Pretty close, trying to make a engine ford lost interest in in the late 60's competitive today. Those are our design canted valve head for a FE style engine carved out of billet. That particular one is 525 ci and gets a pair of 91mm turbos.....goes in a 64 fairlane thunderbolt clone.....with leaf springs and radial tires.That motorblock looks like the one from the flintstones.
I was running on the drag strips in Ohio and Pa in 1964 and remember the new 64 Fairlanes with the 428 engines. I was running D/G and driving a A/A for a friend. AT that time my next door neighbor drove the Green Monster for Art Arfons . DanPretty close, trying to make a engine ford lost interest in in the late 60's competitive today. Those are our design canted valve head for a FE style engine carved out of billet. That particular one is 525 ci and gets a pair of 91mm turbos.....goes in a 64 fairlane thunderbolt clone.....with leaf springs and radial tires.
Here is a peek under the valve cover. 500cfm Fe head. 3000 hp or so with turbos. They made 1160 on a NA 527" engine. I am not too far from you when I am at work in Centerville, TN if you ever make it over this way, drop by. If not, we will probably be racing in Memphis later this year or next with the FE.Canted Valve FE; will you be my friend?