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Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 1 Hour Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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Interesting the things that one sees in carbon deposits on the head of an aluminium piston, eh?
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 1 Hour Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 92,099
Views: 3,956,362
Eight.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 8 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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I need to get the brush cut and liberate the Z cars.


Z Farm by Racer, on Flickr


She's a big job mate.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 10 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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I could do like one guy in the States did. He adapted a small domestic aluminium V6, Buick or Oldsmobile I can't recall which. Built an adaptor to the Subaru bell housing, retaining the all wheel drive. I think it was from one of those domestic front engine front wheel drive abominations that became the automotive norm in the 1980s.

Still, a lot of work. Custom exhaust, fabricated motor mounts, working out how to give the Subaru engine computer what it needs so the check engine light doesn't come on and stay on.

*sigh*

Yeah, maybe in another life, eh?

I just about have the left head ready for final cleaning and reassembly. Wasn't going to recut the intake valve seats, the contact pattern was perfect. But when I wiped the dykem off I noticed some pitting. So I adjusted the cutters for the larger diameter seats and did one real quick before calling it a day.

Eleven more to go.

Seven intake, four exhaust.
Forum: General Talk 11 Hours Ago  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By Racer X 69
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I think you have gotten astray Bill. The discussion had moved to deaths related to the vaccine, not those who had not yet been vaccinated, after Naked Dude made the comment earlier, without any citations.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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I wish it was possible.

The 3 liter 6 cylinder they offered that year in the Outback had chain driven cams. But swapping over to it would entail much more work than fixing this engine and endeavoring to be more vigilant with the timing belt going forward.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 13 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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The damage to the pistons was minimal. The marks were made by the exhaust valves. The intake valves didn't hit the pistons that I can see, so they must have collided with the exhaust valves. I'll take a hard roll on one of my die grinders and smooth it up a bit, and move on.

The World Is Flat by Racer, on Flickr

The World Is Flat by Racer, on Flickr

On this one you can't even see where the valve contact was.

The World Is Flat by Racer, on Flickr




Just finished cutting the exhaust valve seats on the left head, then a final check of the fit and contact position.

The World Is Flat by Racer, on Flickr

The World Is Flat by Racer, on Flickr

The World Is Flat by Racer, on Flickr

The World Is Flat by Racer, on Flickr



One each of the original exhaust and intake valves.

The World Is Flat by Racer, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 14 Hours Ago  
post your shots of the airplanes
Posted By Racer X 69
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I like those, I have a thing for stubby twin tailed airplanes with huge radial engines. Fast and maneuverable.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 14 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 92,099
Views: 3,956,362
A bit early, yes. They are already showing Halloween ads on the TV here. Next week they will start showing Christmas ads.

The commercialization of holidays sucks.

Don't y'all celebrate All Hallow's Eve there?
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 17 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 92,099
Views: 3,956,362
I said this before, you need one of these.
















You Tube



Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 18 Hours Ago  
post your shots of the airplanes
Posted By Racer X 69
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Views: 244,830
Oh yeah, i forgot about those.

Didn't they come after these things?

Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 18 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 92,099
Views: 3,956,362
Yes, I don't even plan on splitting the case and removing the reciprocal assembly. The cylinders don't have any scoring, the original cross hatch still looking new. New hoses and timing drive pulleys. Button it up and try for another 200,000 miles.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 18 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 92,099
Views: 3,956,362
60 is the new 40.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 19 Hours Ago  
post your shots of the airplanes
Posted By Racer X 69
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The only AWACS aircraft operated by any US military branch are E-3 Sentry (modified Boeing 707) and E-767 (Boeing 767 variant).

The US doesn't operate any Advanced Warning and Control System helicopters.

The British, Spanish, Indian, Russian and Italian armed forces are the only ones operating AWACS equipped helicopters.
Forum: General Talk 20 Hours Ago  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 1,553
Views: 64,255
Sounds delicious.

I like the red, orange and yellow bell peppers over the green ones, better flavor. Besides, the doctor says we need more colors on our plate.




Same here.

I'm 4 miles out of Granite Falls, 15 from Lake Stevens, 20 from Arlington and 30 from Everett. Most neophytes get lost trying to find the house, and by the time they got here the food would be cold.

We either call in for takeout, or go out for a bite.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 20 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 92,099
Views: 3,956,362
Stoopit spellchecker.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 20 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 92,099
Views: 3,956,362
Some minor nicks where the valves contacted them, mostly knocking off 190,000 miles of carbon. Doesn't even look like I'll need to deburr them.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 92,099
Views: 3,956,362
Are you made from aluminium and steel?
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 92,099
Views: 3,956,362
Speaking of lack of energy . . . . . .

Been chipping away at the Goon. Got the engine out, disassembled and scattered about the shop, took 16 bent valves out of the heads, assessed the situation, formulated a plan, ordered parts and now I am moving towards a conclusion, albeit only just barely.

Gonna clean everything up, recut the exhaust valve seats, as there is some pitting, check the intake seats, fit 16 new valves and reassemble the heads.

Next I will assemble the heads to the bottom end and put it all back in the car.

I have a new clutch coming and will remove the flywheel and grind the friction surface on my brake lathe. Also got all the cooling system hoses, since the ones on the car are 16 year old originals. New water pump and thermostat.


Attached are quick iPhone shots of the heads. The cleaner of the two is the left one, after a bit of scrubbing with Simple Green and Scotchbrite. I also did a quick cut of the forward exhaust valve seat to see what lies ahead.
Forum: General Talk 1 Day Ago  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 1,553
Views: 64,255
Door dash?

Grub hub?
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 92,099
Views: 3,956,362
#2!

How's it hangin'?

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 4,930
Views: 413,229
1960 Chevrolet Corvette.

1960 Corvette by Racer, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 4,930
Views: 413,229
Personalized plate on a1967 Shelby GT350.

1967 Shelby GT350 by Racer, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 4,930
Views: 413,229
1951 Chevrolet Ute.

1951 Chevrolet UTE by Racer, on Flickr

1951 Chevrolet UTE by Racer, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 4,930
Views: 413,229
1955 Ford Thunderbird.

1955 Thunderbird by Racer, on Flickr
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