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Old 10-28-2014, 10:43 PM   #21
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I'd take one
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I'd be in for one.
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IN damn it! ANd a coolant block off plate. Actually 2. I need one tap'd for 1/2" NPT (engine heater, experiment).
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You can already buy a spacer from moss and tap that for 15 dollars.
Cant find it, link please?
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Why so expensive?$60 seems high....
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It's not really that expensive as long as he follows through...unlike some people I know, Reverend Greg.
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Moderators, please come remove this cat fight from Schuyler's thread (no offense to cats).
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Schuyler,

I'm not sure what kind of stock you bought, Round, Tubular, or flat stock. If flat stock, and you plan to mill the shape out, consider incorporating the bung into the basic shape, rather than welding on separately. I saw a build where someone did that, and it made lots of sense.

I looked at my expedition O-Ring T'Stat seal (in lieu of gasket), and it takes a neck with a protrusion to work. So, that would not work. Still a possibility to us o-ring between spacer and head, though.
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Just to give you more ideas, here is a spacer I made. I wanted it as thin as possible, it's only 3/4" thick. Another advantage is that you don't have to juggle all the pieces since the spacer and water neck each have their own bolts.





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Sorry OP I get carried away some times......GLWS But Charge More People want to feel like they have got their monies worth.......
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Sorry OP I get carried away some times......GLWS But Charge More People want to feel like they have got their monies worth.......
Sorry, I will not clutter up this thread after this post.

Reverend Greg, look here:

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You have to call and order it over the phone. Part # 051-046

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Schuyler,

I'm not sure what kind of stock you bought, Round, Tubular, or flat stock. If flat stock, and you plan to mill the shape out, consider incorporating the bung into the basic shape, rather than welding on separately. I saw a build where someone did that, and it made lots of sense.

I looked at my expedition O-Ring T'Stat seal (in lieu of gasket), and it takes a neck with a protrusion to work. So, that would not work. Still a possibility to us o-ring between spacer and head, though.
When I originally planned this, I chose the circular spacer due to ease of machining in quantity. Ordered 3-1/4" roundbar. 12" of it, which should make 10 spacers. After this first batch, I'll decide if I want to make more.

School is crazy, trying to make time for this. So here's the plan. I'm going to make one. Maybe two. I'll post pictures up, details, etc, and we'll do this group buy style, in order of people who posted in this thread or contacted me chronologically. Details may change between now and then, and as this is a feeler thread, you've just secured a spot in line. Certainly no obligations to buy something you haven't seen.

As for why it costs $60 (which may vary slightly by the end product): tooling aint cheap. Round bar aint cheap.

FOR NOW, I do not plan on making block off plates or including any other hardware. Like I've said, my free time is very tight with school, and that is just getting in to a little more time investment than I'm looking to devote. Decision will be made before the sale post is made. I'm working on getting access to a water jet.
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Sounds good. Any ETA?
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I'm game for one, depending on the timeframe probably 2. My BIL will need one if he ever gets off his *** and rebuilds the engine he hydro locked.
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