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Started fabricating the rod honing machine,

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Added motor. Added angled sides to drawer.

 

 

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Getting into the small stuff, the small end hone and the oil manifold valves.

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And the stop rod , the big end hone and the oiler support bar.

 

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The unit is painted. adding details.

 

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Working on a tool that goes with the rod honing machine, the rod end and cap grinder.

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Glad you like it. The two machines are done. Left to do is a rack that stands beside the honing machine. It holds the cap & rod end grinder as well as an assortment of hones, go/no go gauges etc.

 

 

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The latest machine is completed and in service in the shop. As always, I see in the photos a few things that will require touch ups but that is pretty well the way it'll sit.

 

 

 

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The overall shots are amazing ...!

Some dedicated machinist really keeps the floor clean.

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The shop recently completed a 409.

 

 

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FTB has just completed two Ford engines  that are anything but similar, a 361 FE out of a 1958 Edsel and a Super Stallion.

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A Porsche 911 turbo has come in the FTB shop. The complaint: "It makes decidedly un-Porsche sounds". Looks like a complete teardown is needed, maybe a rebuild too. We'll see.


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I think that perhaps I should build the room which is behind this door.

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Winter is coming so I'll build some heaters for the shops, shamelessly using a photo of Crazy Richard's as a guide. This is the first one. of possibly three.


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The "burner" is a squeeze pad from a glue bottle similar to the one in the photo.

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The gas line hookup is wire and crimp tubes.


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The flue is a straw.

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I think the "burner" looks the part.


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Figuring out the gas line. What could I use for flexible conduit for the electrical feed?


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