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    I am extremely stoked by Don Ross doing the louvered engine hood panels for my car. Don's reputation and line of world class restorations speaks for itself. Here is a rough composite of what the louvered hood panels will look like. Also got a special plate from Kootenai Valley Customs. Friends in Eastern Tennessee have redirected the moonshine stills to make hand sanitizer. Looks like me n Ethyl gonna be back in the blockade running whiskey haulin business.


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    In the 1950's and 1960's in Eastern Tennessee and Kentucky on Saturday we'd go to the Bootlegger's to make an illegal purchase of the contents of mason jars. You'd drive down this backwoods country road, past souped up cars that were positioned to 1) escape the inevitable raids and 2) to deal with customers trying to pull a fast one. You'd lay down your money at a designated stump, drive around the bend and come back again and viola, a mason jar full of white whiskey would be there with no one to stop you from taking it. This video is a little long but it is a cool drive down a country road, the distant guitar in the background is me. I wonder if in present times, many of the old folks in the hills are repurposing the stills to double the proof and make hand cleaner. Then there are those blockade runners that have to brave through stupid gubenatorial edicts to deliver the hand sanitizer to a greatful public. Nothing has much changed since George Washington sent the Army into Pennsylvania to quell the whiskey rebellion, cept maybe it hasn't really started yet. Enjoy the car and the drive.

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    Pretty darn good guitar playing and driving at the same time!

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    Bred into us in Eastern Tennessee. Enjoy the whiskey delivery, uh...hand sanitizer


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    Back in the woods where the blockade runners gather, near the still. Some shots enjoy

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    Pulled the heads today. Have the Vortec Heads ready to go. Since we had already gone that far I decided to put a Comp Cams Extreme Energy Roller Kit in it. I cut the valve guides so that we can get over .600 lift and widened the spring seats. The Cam I am going with is a 236/242 with 520/540 lift on a 110 LSA. Since we were going that far, I went ahead and added a Holley Sniper EFI to it. We will also add a dual synch distributor. My dreams of a 427 LSx are fading buy I think this will be a pretty fun little combination. Also went out to watch the Flyover.

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    So we are begining to get the new motor together and have come to some conclusions about direction. We're going to a later model block with a one piece rear main seal. We are going fully forged on the internals and it will displace 383 cubic inches. We are figuring the motor will be about 10.5:1. I'll have a .550/.550 Comp roller cam with Vortec 062 heads. we are going to cap it off with a Holly Sniper EFI. Putting a Ram clutch in it temporarily until the Monster twin is ready. We are shooting for 500-550 rwhp and may put a small shot on it, if we begin to itch. Upgrading the water pump and the cooling fan while we have it apart. Also we will add a Don Ross Fabrication louvered Engine hood panel.

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    So the parts are starting to arrive. The block is in for prep and I expect them to begin assembly of the long block this week.

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    A question or 2------------are you changing to an external balance crankshaft/flywheel/dampner? the later blocks are good choice because of the roller lifter stuff but do require strokers to be external balance or lots of heavy metal--------unless you use an rear seal adapter for the 2 piece seal and oil pan------I still have several from when I bought the remaining KaTech stock-------
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    Thanks for the question Jerry. I am relying on the machine shop here but I have provided an internally balanced flywheel. They specifically requested that. We are intending to go to a 1 piece rear main seal as I understand that is what the crank was speciffied for. Oil pan is problematic as it has to have been clearanced for a stroker. I just asked the machine shop to get an oil pan to fit. They are going to assemble the long block. I would really like to have done it myself but I felt it was better to trust them in this case, as I am very inexperienced.
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    Got a picture of the car in Goodguys volume 32 No 7 page 38. The July 2020 issue shows cars that were entered into a virtual show< :0 I guess they were desparate for space fillers. Anyhow, it was a hoot to see the car. Enjoy

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    We got the new motor build back from the machine shop today. It is a one piece rear main seal late model block clearanced for a 383 stroker rotating assembly. We added a Comp cams 550/550 lift roller camshaft, completely forged internals that are internally balanced and we are going to put a Holley Sniper on top of it. The motor has a set of VORTEC head machined to work with up to 650 lift, new seats, seals, springs, plates and rockers. We went with flat top pistons and expect roughly 10.5:1 compression. The Sniper is FI ready but we have not considered going there yet because of the Vortec heads. Whatever I do, the engine should have enough guts to handle. In the process I have upgraded the cooling fan and put a new clutch on it. We are going to wrap the headers and exhaust pipe to see if the new combination cannot be a little more heat friendly. Motor should have the build completed tomorrow and go in Friday. We expect to be breaking it in by Friday Afternoon.

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    Gotta love a new motor! Very nice
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    So, there comes a point in life where you meet a milestone. Always dreamed of having something good enough to be in Hot Rod Magazine. This digital version is cool enough for me and I hope you all enjoy it too. Shout out to Bill and Karen Ondo, Steve Addison and Loyd Mead, Kory Ritter, Abel, Aaron and Jonathan. Gary Gutierrez, Roy at Leo's upholstry, Dan Howard, Travis, Charles Ready at Ready Motorsports. My wife and best friend. My children and grandchildren that helped.

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    New motor is coming together nicely. Hopefully will be in the car today.

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