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Old October 2nd 2004, 20:20
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Don't give up man. Take a week off of your car and go fishing to relax, than jump back in. I'm going to take a few days off from my car since I found out that the body isn't straight and it doesn't fit on the chassis that well. I think it is just about time to rent a Penske truck and take my car to the body shop.
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Old October 3rd 2004, 12:04
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keep at it. you gotta have one thing in life sucking you dry. there always is. it might as well be something you love. oh, and i'm talking about your bug. don't want sue thinking i'm evil.

keep your eye on the prize.
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Old October 3rd 2004, 13:16
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That sux. See what L&N can do with them and move on. Life is full of setbacks. Some cost more than others
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Old October 3rd 2004, 20:28
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I called Charles after I finally got it off the piston and described it to him. Wasn't expecting him to answer the phone on a weekend, but he did. He sounded pretty optimistic, but I don't think it'll be repairable. That oil ring just flat gouged into the no.2 wall,.. DEEP!!! I don't think it was a plating problem, as much as it was a ring problem. I dunno

Mabye I should sell this whole heap to someone and build it for THEM. I never have problems working on OTHER PEOPLE'S cars, but when I work on something that belongs to me, Murphy is always standing by...

Don't worry fellas, I'll move on soon.
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Old October 3rd 2004, 20:34
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keep at it. you gotta have one thing in life sucking you dry. there always is. it might as well be something you love. oh, and i'm talking about your bug. don't want sue thinking i'm evil.
LOL! She knows what's love, and what's just a hobby.
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Old October 3rd 2004, 20:38
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Mabye I should sell this whole heap to someone and build it for THEM. I never have problems working on OTHER PEOPLE'S cars, but when I work on something that belongs to me, Murphy is always standing by...

Don't worry fellas, I'll move on soon.

You too huh. I have yet to reassemble my other bikes engine and it is going on 3 years now. I keep running to more and more problems.
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I think your finger of death syndrome rubbed off on me at Toccoa dude
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Old October 3rd 2004, 20:49
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I think your finger of death syndrome rubbed off on me at Toccoa dude
Nooooooooo!!!!!!!


First Zen, than Dave and now you... Is no one safe from the touch of death.
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Old October 3rd 2004, 21:31
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LOL on the finger of death.

Yeti, maybe you should just pay yourself and all should be fine then. Just keep your guard up. There are a lot of unethical engine builders around.
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Old October 4th 2004, 19:27
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Yeti, maybe you should just pay yourself and all should be fine then. Just keep your guard up. There are a lot of unethical engine builders around.
I know, I must be one of 'em... I keep giving myself a raw deal.
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Joe made a slight "goof" with the oiling ring installation thatcaused the Nickies issue....

as soon as I read his email I knew what happened to them.

I'm sure the cylinders can be repaired. I threw one off the lathe trying to trim it and it was repaired easily.

Joe, call me tonight. I'll be here all night trying to get a racer going for this weekend!
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After finding out what a set of those cost this weekend....that hurts....sorry to hear about that. Keep at it, I wish I could get that much done in one weekend!!!! :agree:
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Thanks Nigel. Yeah, it hurts, more ways than one.

You won't be seeing any more posts from me on this thread.
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