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  • #5259
    V8 Staff
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    Here’s a quick tour of the home garage… nothing too fancy, but a place I like to hang when the weather works.

    Tom Fritz print hanging on the wall.

    Rendering of the first issue of Hot Rod Mag:

    Cadzzilla poster from Hot Rod Magazine… we’ll have more on this one in an upcoming episode of V8 Radio!

    Some beer box art and a shot of the 1st night game at Wrigley

    Piece of the Car Craft Magazine Sticker Car from a long time ago!

    The original license plate from our ’62 Ford Galaxie

    The IL license plate that was on the car that brought me home from the hospital after I was born!

    A Hagar The Horrible cartoon my Mom gave me when I graduated from College

    Trusty Craftsman toolbox my wife snagged at an auction!

    The other bench, and some more artwork on the wall

    Post some pics of YOUR “Garage Mahal!”

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    #5478
    Mike Clarke
    Member

    Okay, here’s mine. Just cleaned it out and lo and behold, I had a GTO in there!! Who knew?? There’s still a ton of work to do, but this is a start.

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    #5481
    V8 Staff
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    GTO AND a camper in the garage? That’s some organization!

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    #5482
    Mike Clarke
    Member

    I’m lucky that I have a decent sized garage. I really want to completely reorganize it. There’s a better way to do it. I just need to figure out what it is.

    #5483
    V8 Staff
    Keymaster

    Those heads are sitting on your bench are calling out to you… they want to be returned to their rightful place under the hood!

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    #5487
    Mike Clarke
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    Those heads are sitting on your bench are calling out to you… they want to be returned to their rightful place under the hood!

    I know, I know. It’s killing me. Still have to get the short block gone through. Going to make it sweet! Forged everything with a stroker crank. I got a bug and wanted to see the intake valve work my machinist did. I like what I saw.

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    #5493
    V8 Staff
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    Very nice work! Looks like he took some time to clean up around the valve stems nicely.

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    #5505
    Mike Clarke
    Member

    This guy is real solid. Didn’t try to push anything on me that I didn’t need. First thing he did when I brought the heads to him was take one of valves and dissappear to a machine where he cleaned up the face and checked its general condition and came back and told me that these valves are fine. No need for new ones, they’re replacement valves and have a hardened tip and they’re in good shape. Rigjt there I felt that I was in good hands. Getting eager to pull the short block and get it to him. I got turned on to him from a friend who uses him for his stiff and he’s SUPER picky about machine work. He’s one of those guys who doesn’t advertise and you have to ‘know a guy’ to get an intro. Very cloak and dagger.

    #5507
    V8 Staff
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    Glad to hear you found a guy you’re happy with. The car is still running and driving now, right?

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    #5508
    Mike Clarke
    Member

    You’re killing me, Smalls.

    #5509
    V8 Staff
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    You’re killing me, Smalls.

    Ha… please forgive my poor memory. I know you had some “fun” with it last year, I just can’t remember where you left off. I’m guessing the heads on the bench are the set that were on the car. I’m catching up… give me a min… it’s all coming back to me. My personal ODO turns over another year in a couple weeks, and my memory is starting to slip like a Powerglide that’s 3 quarts low…

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    #5515
    Mike Clarke
    Member

    LOL. No worries. Yes those are the same heads. I was driving it last Spring and some of Summer. I was getting a lot of back firing through the carb. Had a wiped out exhaust lobe and was trying to do an in car cam swap. When replacing the springs, I found a burnt exhaust valve with the boogered up seat to match. I was trying to get the swap done in time for the power tour, but this head nonsense dashed those hopes. I noticed I had some pretty low quality, low compression cast pistons so I made the decision to go balls deep in it and do it up right. Heads are done. Short block is next. Looking to have it come back to life as a 461. Should scoot!

    #5516
    V8 Staff
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    Exactly how I remember!

    You know how these things escalate… “might as well syndrome” as we call it around here. What torque converter is in the car?

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    #5517
    Mike Clarke
    Member

    I went through a bunch of this in the epic thread “Project get my GTO back on the road” on the pre hacked V8TV forums.

    #5518
    V8 Staff
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    I know. We’re all bummed we lost it all. Believe you me.

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