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Old 11-10-2010, 12:17 PM   #3781
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Congratulations on breaking the 100,000 mark Keith, way to go buddy. The next 100,000 will go a lot faster.

Talking about speed boats, I didn't own a speed boat but I did have a fairly fast one. A 20 foot Stratos with a 200HP Blackmax modified, it would run 80 MPH.
Fairly fast????? 80 MPH????

I can tell you there would be lots of guys in the local powerboat club would love to have their boats go that fast. Every year they hold a series of races which go from Nanaimo down towards the Ladysmith area and back again.

They are all powered by thumping great V-8's with open headers.

They are about 3 miles from us when they go by the shore across the channel and, believe me, we hear them clear as a bell.

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100,271 views? Congratulations Keith.

Here's to 100, 000 more. It's beer in the glass - root beer.
It is I who must thank all the viewers. Not the other way around.

After all, you are kind enough to visit and pass along your comments - which are always extremely welcome - and I thank you most sincerely for that.
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Fairly fast????? 80 MPH????

I can tell you there would be lots of guys in the local powerboat club would love to have their boats go that fast. Every year they hold a series of races which go from Nanaimo down towards the Ladysmith area and back again.

They are all powered by thumping great V-8's with open headers.

They are about 3 miles from us when they go by the shore across the channel and, believe me, we hear them clear as a bell.
Keith, I bought my boat from a boat mechanic and he had a boat that would run 112MPH in a quarter, he never would tell me what he had in it but it was one bad motor. It looked like a Johnson but the exhaust looked real funny. When he would come by it looked like all that was in the water was his motor.

The way he modified my motor was he drilled two 2 inch holes just below the water line on each side of the motor shaft. That dude was some kind a loud when I had it wide open. He said the holes would let the motor exhaust unrestricted. I put some rubber plugs in it one time to see how it would run, I made a run for a short distance and took them out, it was unreal the difference it made.

I wished I could build just one more motor for a boat or car, I would build a 327 or 427 Chevy, they were my favorite engines.
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Keith, I bought my boat from a boat mechanic and he had a boat that would run 112MPH in a quarter, he never would tell me what he had in it but it was one bad motor. It looked like a Johnson but the exhaust looked real funny. When he would come by it looked like all that was in the water was his motor.

The way he modified my motor was he drilled two 2 inch holes just below the water line on each side of the motor shaft. That dude was some kind a loud when I had it wide open. He said the holes would let the motor exhaust unrestricted. I put some rubber plugs in it one time to see how it would run, I made a run for a short distance and took them out, it was unreal the difference it made.

I wished I could build just one more motor for a boat or car, I would build a 327 or 427 Chevy, they were my favorite engines.
NOW you're talking my language. I was weaned on small block Chevy's.

That's what I used to run in my stock cars up in Whitehorse. But before that, when GM brought out the first 327's in the Chevelle, that was the '65model year, I went in to Duecks in Vancouver to order one.

At the time, GM was on strike and the dealer told me he didn't want to accept my order because he thought the strike was going to be a long one, and he didn't want me calling the dealership every week whining because my car wasn't in.

After promising faithfully I wouldn't hound him, he finally said OK, come back tomorrow with a 10% deposit and I'll get the order in. This was in early September of '64.

Well, it's in the history books now that GM was out until the following January, and the first special order cars didn't arrive in Vancouver until nearly the end of that month. I never called the guy once, and when I went in to pick up the car, he said to me I just cannot believe you never called. Every other young guy would have been on the phone constantly.

The only options I got in that car were the 327, 4 speed Muncie, radio and backup lights. Can you believe that backup lights was a $10 option!
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Do you remember what the total cost of the car was?

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Do you remember what the total cost of the car was?

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$3,450.00. About 1/3 the cost of my first house.
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The cedar went well on the high wall today.

Here I am getting close to the light fitting and just went down to get some screwdrivers and the camera.
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I'm guessing that most of you know this trick, but just in case...

When you need to cut wood to fit around the light box, rub your pencil around the edge of the box. Push the wood onto the box and tap it lightly.

It's pretty amazing how well it works.
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Here the 4 pieces are fitted snugly with no big gaps.

Of course if you are doing drywall, you don't need to be anywhere near as fussy. Just fill up the gaps with half a tray full of mud.

Yeah, yeah, I know the pro's use the slick little router for that. Takes them all of two seconds for a hole...and it's perfect.
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After a quick lunch break, the rest of the wall was finished.

Before the scaffold comes down, I'm going to put a couple of coats of finish on that wall. Chances of ever getting up there again are about zilch.
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All right...one coat of finish on the wall.

It appears that the only way I can reach to do the next two high sections of wall will be from the existing scaffold. And the only way that will work is if I put the wood on the wall from the top down...

Sooo, that is what I'm going to try.

Once that is done, then the scaffold can go (permanently) and the rest can be done from the bottom up.

The curved walls will also need a couple of finish coats before the scaffold goes.

This will be several days worth of work.
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Here the 4 pieces are fitted snugly with no big gaps.

Of course if you are doing drywall, you don't need to be anywhere near as fussy. Just fill up the gaps with half a tray full of mud.

Yeah, yeah, I know the pro's use the slick little router for that. Takes them all of two seconds for a hole...and it's perfect.
That's funny as the dickens right there!!!
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I'm guessing that most of you know this trick, but just in case...

When you need to cut wood to fit around the light box, rub your pencil around the edge of the box. Push the wood onto the box and tap it lightly.

It's pretty amazing how well it works.
That is a neat trick Keith, I have done that a time or two also, works like a charm.

I see how you are ship-lapping your strips now. We can see the higher quality of the Cedar that you have up there also.

I love the way you are mitering your corners to match each run, that takes some mighty fine machining to keep all your strips the same size. That is beautiful buddy.
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NOW you're talking my language. I was weaned on small block Chevy's.

That's what I used to run in my stock cars up in Whitehorse. But before that, when GM brought out the first 327's in the Chevelle, that was the '65model year, I went in to Duecks in Vancouver to order one.

At the time, GM was on strike and the dealer told me he didn't want to accept my order because he thought the strike was going to be a long one, and he didn't want me calling the dealership every week whining because my car wasn't in.

After promising faithfully I wouldn't hound him, he finally said OK, come back tomorrow with a 10% deposit and I'll get the order in. This was in early September of '64.

Well, it's in the history books now that GM was out until the following January, and the first special order cars didn't arrive in Vancouver until nearly the end of that month. I never called the guy once, and when I went in to pick up the car, he said to me I just cannot believe you never called. Every other young guy would have been on the phone constantly.

The only options I got in that car were the 327, 4 speed Muncie, radio and backup lights. Can you believe that backup lights was a $10 option!
Buddy, you got self control, I would have been down there pestering the dickens out of him. The 327 was my all time favorite, that was just a fool proof engine. Back then it wasn't any problem to get 327 HP out of a 327 with a #1 vet grind cam.

In 67 I was working at Memphis engine rebuilders boring and honing blocks with the old Kiwikway Boring Bar and honing with a 3/4 inch hand drill with the adjustable hones. That thing will hurt you when it gets hung on a crank journal. I wanted to bore out a 283 to a 4 inch bore. I took .125 out of the block which was a 1964 and had the crank journal reliefs and a thick casting. I used a 327 crank and rods and the pistons were 13:1 ratio with the wrist pins located higher because of the longer stroke. I had the biggest cam I could get and not be a roller. It figured out to a 301 CIE, I think. I was never happy with that motor, I just knew it would do a lot better than it did. I put it in a 1962 Chevy II convertible.

Boy was I surprised when I found out that the Chevy II didn't come out with a rear sump oil pan until 1965. I had to do a bunch of modifications to make that one work. It would pull the wheels off the ground but just barely. I had the Muncie 4 speed with Hurst competition shifter and all the goodies. Sorry, I got carried away here. I could just go on and on about the good ole days when I loved mechanics.
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Buddy, you got self control, I would have been down there pestering the dickens out of him. The 327 was my all time favorite, that was just a fool proof engine. Back then it wasn't any problem to get 327 HP out of a 327 with a #1 vet grind cam.

In 67 I was working at Memphis engine rebuilders boring and honing blocks with the old Kiwikway Boring Bar and honing with a 3/4 inch hand drill with the adjustable hones. That thing will hurt you when it gets hung on a crank journal. I wanted to bore out a 283 to a 4 inch bore. I took .125 out of the block which was a 1964 and had the crank journal reliefs and a thick casting. I used a 327 crank and rods and the pistons were 13:1 ratio with the wrist pins located higher because of the longer stroke. I had the biggest cam I could get and not be a roller. It figured out to a 301 CIE, I think. I was never happy with that motor, I just knew it would do a lot better than it did. I put it in a 1962 Chevy II convertible.

Boy was I surprised when I found out that the Chevy II didn't come out with a rear sump oil pan until 1965. I had to do a bunch of modifications to make that one work. It would pull the wheels off the ground but just barely. I had the Muncie 4 speed with Hurst competition shifter and all the goodies. Sorry, I got carried away here. I could just go on and on about the good ole days when I loved mechanics.
They always called it a 301 when you took an eighth out of a 283. I think is was closer to 302, 301.59 or so. So that's what GM called the 302 Camaro motor later on.

But, hang on a sec, if you had a 327 crank, that was 3 1/4 stroke. The 265-283 motors were 3". So you should have had 327 CI.

Remember Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins? He ran the SBC in a Chevy twice into the low 12's.

And if I remember rightly, he was one of the first to weld a piece of tubing into the oil pan to pass the steering rod through.

My '65 Chevelle - strictly a street car - a family car actually, ran 14.3 at 96. The only real mod was a set of headers which I designed and built and the cheater slicks.

My headers were the type which were the true 180 tuned headers, which meant you needed to connect two from one side of the engine to two from the opposite side. A nightmare to build, but worked like crazy.

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