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- Aug 29, 2019
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- Jarvis, Ontario
I like the blue and white stripe!Hawk, my buddy who I used to race with in the 80's still has his 73 Runner. It was also a 340 auto car, and he is the original owner. He always used to kid me about how I should get a real car....a B body. He moved recently and this is the first time the car had seen daylight in about 20 years.
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Yes, my father-in-law has a full speed shop; he's been in business building high performance engines since 1968. I am merely an apprentice, so I'm learning as I go along. While I do that, I am posting on this thread.So Hawk, I see that you have a nice little Quick-Way there! Been looking at those for awhile
but everyone wants a fortune for them! Do you have a power hone, or are you going to do it by hand?
I have a Sunnen Heavy Duty AN hone and have honed engines before, but I hate it when I'm right in
the middle of doing a cylinder and I go too deep and hit a main gusset! OUCH! Didn't know your
Father-in-law had a shop! Lucky Guy! Sounds like you've got everything under control. Good luck!
We'll all be watching!
Haha - thanks, but let's not get ahead of ourselves!!!I can see Hawk's new career taking shape now......
Father-in-law teaches Hawk all his tricks of the trade,
Father-in-law eventually retires completely from work,
Hawk buys into Father-in-laws machine shop,
Hawk has new career in performance engine building now that he's retired,
Hawk's new business is formed......
Hawk's Mopar Performance Engines
Sign me up, I'll be your first customer!
I just moved my '73 340 out of my shop and over to the shop where I was going to rebuild it. BUT; since you have access to all these professional tools and experience (and you need practice to hone your skills), to what address would you like me to ship my motor to? No rush mind you, two months from now would be just fine. I want to be the first customer for a "Hawked up motor"!
I appreciate the confidence, but I have to hone (no pun intended) my skills first! I'm not sure which part of apprentice engine builder you two missed!!! I am nowhere near an expert - just learning, and I'm trying to suck up all the knowledge I can!Sorry, better get in line, I've already got "Dib's" on first customer!