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Thread: My New 263

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    Getting closer, fuel lines complete, gas tank at the powder coater, Supercharger Blow off valve installed, more exhaust tomorrow. Had to deal with the water temperature sender today. New gauge sender is 1/4 NPT, thread in the head for the original is 5/8-18". Decided to drill and tap the head at the same location for 1/4 NPT, looks like it should work, waiting on the sender to confirm.
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    Getting closer but still not there, unfortunately, I've gotten busy at work and have little time in the shop, fortunately, I was able to get in the shop today and finish the exhaust. Need to re-run the pressure fuel line and fuel filter was in a bad spot after running the exhaust. Need to mock up a radiator, hoses and wire the starter, alternator, fuel pump, ignition switch to fire it up after adding all the fluids. Hopefully, in the next week or so, I will hear some noise.
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    being busy at work is usually better than the alternative.
    The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
    Vladimir Lenin

    Government schooling is about "the perfect organization of the hive."
    H.H. Goddard, Human Efficiency (1920)

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    Bob, this is true. I was able to get in the shop today, finished all the wiring, filled all the fluids and turned the key but unfortunately bad news, my stainless fuel lines are all leaking at the connections. I'm thinking the stainless lines may not have been correct. I'm not sure if they are annealed but they seemed to flare fine. I'm thinking I am not getting enough crush in the fittings. Hopefully, I can do some research and figure this out, I may have to make new lines but that is just a little more time. I'll keep plugging away.
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    on the plus side, it sounds like once you figure out what's wrong with all of the fittings you can fix them all.
    The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
    Vladimir Lenin

    Government schooling is about "the perfect organization of the hive."
    H.H. Goddard, Human Efficiency (1920)

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