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Old 12-04-2008, 04:00 AM   #141
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holy ******* ****, im so pumped to see a video of this guy actually try starting it.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:31 AM   #142
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I guarantee these plates are lighter than a 50cent piece which is supposedly what the racing team used


that PDF is so full of win
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:50 PM   #143
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So this story is making the rounds on some other forums I frequent...
Well, let's see those links!


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that PDF is so full of win
Thank you.

I tried to go for the look of an old magazine article which had been scanned, as that seemed more credible (and harder to verify / debunk) to me than some website. I'm surprised that nobody was suspicious about the fact that the page in question contained exactly the whole section related to the coins, and nothing more, and nothing less. That was the only part that I lazied out on, as I was too tired to come up with a bunch of extra copy.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:41 PM   #144
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In all seriousness, the JB Weld is plenty strong enough to hold that aluminum piece on there. Should hold no problem assuming decent prep work was done. But when it gets hot... I'm not sure how hot it can get before the JB Weld will weaken/fail. Anyone know the average temperature of a piston? I'm sure it depends on load. I'd venture to say it could idle forever like with those parts JB welded.

I can't wait for vids.



JB is plenty strong, but it cracks easy. I agree with Milton Tucker over on m.net.

"I give it 5 minutes. when the pistons get warm, say above 300 degrees the epoxy will weaken significantly allowing the blocks to separate from the piston tops. I foresee valve train damage in your future."

Though looking at his meticulous prep work I'm inclined to think bearing failure as well. So maby it'll be a race to see what fails first.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:14 PM   #145
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Here is the link to the thread on 3.8 Mustang:

Possible epic thread developing - 3.8 Mustang Message Board

I'm on over there gust for their epic off topic, and the fact my roommate (MilesinPCB) has a 3.8 turbo Mustang.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:47 PM   #146
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:57 PM   #147
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I contributed. I first read the thread at m.net and was almost convinced... until I came back here to see the madness of Joe Perez at his best. You sir, are a national hero!
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:08 PM   #148
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oh **** he quoted the article again.

"I guarantee these plates are lighter than a 50cent piece which is supposedly what the racing team used and I doubt my car will see the same abuse as a race car."

good thinking dude, now for some start-up video
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:24 PM   #149
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hell yes, more people in on it. "i did the same thing to my mini cooper with great results" and he posted a pic! this is awesome!!!!!!
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:27 PM   #150
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hell yes, more people in on it. "i did the same thing to my mini cooper with great results" and he posted a pic! this is awesome!!!!!!
lulz that was me. I can't wait for the vids! I got some "epic fail" on file that I am ready to break out when the time comes. This is the ****!!!
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:48 PM   #151
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i see a problem with this guy having the mechanical aptitude to bolt his motor back together and actually get it running
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:05 PM   #152
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you guys forgot to make sure the spark plug doesn't hit the new and improved pistons
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you guys forgot to make sure the spark plug doesn't hit the new and improved pistons
Bah
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:55 PM   #154
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"Hey guys I cranked the engine over after I bolted the head back up, and I smashed the plugs closed. I think what I'll do is jb-weld some drill bits together so they're long enough to reach into the block through the holes and drill a little spot in all of the pistons."
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:56 AM   #156
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Hey Brain, you better back off. He's starting to cop a little attitude.
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haha I think HE was beaten as a child
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I just responded to the guy and said my double stack of quarters has worked for almost a year. I almost feel bad for the guy...








But the vids are gonna be SICK!!!!
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why???








why didnt anyone point me to this earlier?! i could have hosted the pdf on one of the REAL sites!!
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:29 AM   #160
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why???








why didnt anyone point me to this earlier?! i could have hosted the pdf on one of the REAL sites!!
Where the hell have you been? It's only been going on for over a week now.
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