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    It was a beautiful day in eastern CT today. (Mr Rogers would have been very happy). I drove all 8 cars, and 4 motorcycles and the tractor, for a spring excercize and gas up. But the part that may interest this crowd is how the tudor ran with the intake manifold bored out. I was very surprised at how much more power it has and how much better it runs with the intake bored to match the B carb that has been on there for several years. It was worth the effort.
    Last edited by 2manycars; 04-28-2018, 03:52 PM. Reason: spelling
    Bill
    http://www.brauchauto.com/
    Eastern Connecticut

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    Bill- Where did you have the manifold bored out at? Alex

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    • #3
      Alex, I have bored a few on my Bridgeport, but my boring bar lost it's carbide cutter, so I had this one drilled by my friend Karl, who lives in the nearby city, and is a retired machinist.
      Bill
      http://www.brauchauto.com/
      Eastern Connecticut

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      • Ayyy
        Ayyy commented
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        Thanks Bill. I had a source for boring a manifold, but there's a loss of interest I guess. I know Renner's Corner does it also, but I haven't contacted them yet. Its great to hear that the manifold change worked so well for you. Sounds like your going to enjoy drives even more now.

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      If you know what you want, I think any local small machine shop should be able to accomplish this job. No sense paying one of the shippers to haul a manifold back and forth across the country.

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      • Ayyy
        Ayyy commented
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        That's true, but a lot of the work is in the set-up of the mill and tooling. It's only about $40 to have a specialty shop do it. With shipping both ways it comes to about 68. Not cheap, but I think most general machine shops would charge more, IMO.

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      Alex, I use a place on Commonwealth and Western for large machining work that I can't do here, and it would probably be about the same without involving a shipping Co.
      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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      • Ayyy
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        That would be a nice score. Do you have the name or number of the shop?

      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        WHAT!!! You want me to do alll yer werk fer ya??

        Mitchell Brothers
        7373 Orangethorpe Ave.
        Buena Park, Ca 90621
        714-5221020

      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        BTW, it is Western and Orangethorpe, NOT Commonwealth

      • Ayyy
        Ayyy commented
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        Thanks JC. Of course I want you to do all the work. Duh.

      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        Ok, you got da info now get'er done!

      • Ayyy
        Ayyy commented
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        Mitchell Brothers came in at 90. Brett was a great guy and I'll try him again on my next machining job.

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      Ok, so instead of handing it to Brent and paying a bit more for 2 day service, you are going to ship it someplace, take a chance it getting there in one piece, have the work done, and take the chance with the shipping back for what, $22.00?

      Makes perfect sense to me
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      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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      • Ayyy
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        I'm going to use a shop that specializes in this, and has done the same job many times before. I can do the entire transaction my mail, instead of going to Buena Park twice. I save money. I've never had a problem with shipping parts, seems like a non-issue That's what makes sense to me.

        On top of all this, when I told Brent about the other shop, he completely agreed with me.

        So why the train wreck?
        Last edited by Ayyy; 05-01-2018, 12:31 AM.

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