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Old 08-26-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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Hit the parts washer and some High temp grill rattle can paint and I like how its looking.

I think I'll do another coat, but I'm wondering if someone can tell me what that screw is (Red arrow) for??
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:45 AM   #2
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That looks like the impression from one of the screws used on the original pattern to make the mold. It isn't actually a screw, just looks like it.
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I believe it is a " Idiot gauge",if you find one that the screw slot is buggered up,there has been an idiot afoot,so check out all the parts really well. Jack
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yep one of the screw heads that held the letter tag to the original wooden pattern.
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Looks good. Hi-Temp grill paint? I'll have to remember that. I like it.
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I believe it is a " Idiot gauge",if you find one that the screw slot is buggered up,there has been an idiot afoot,so check out all the parts really well. Jack
This made me crack up !
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there was an oil passage to the tappet block on some unit cylinders that you might want to look into. (it's not anything with that "screw" head) you'll need to block this passage either in the head or the case depending on what year tappet block & cylinder combination you're using.

just something to look into. i think it was pre-65 cylinder with a '66 later case.
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there was an oil passage to the tappet block on some unit cylinders that you might want to look into. (it's not anything with that "screw" head) you'll need to block this passage either in the head or the case depending on what year tappet block & cylinder combination you're using.

just something to look into. i think it was pre-65 cylinder with a '66 later case.
Good looking out! I've got a 68 bottom end but I don't recall which of my baskets this block was off (could be a 65. I picked up some tappet blocks but those are new in the bag and have a part number so I should be able to ID those.

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Looks good. Hi-Temp grill paint? I'll have to remember that. I like it.

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The BBQ paint works well on headers too
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:01 AM   #12
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Here's a couple more shots after I got my BRM Flex hone (dingleberry) in the mail. Final product, first pass, and how it started.
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