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      The Drake 16V started on the dyno Friday. But...

      The Drake 16V started on the dyno Friday. But now she takes about 10 days off while Van Dyne goes to Indy for the 500. Dyno will resume in about two weeks. I'm hoping we'll get video and sound...
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      The engine made its way to the dyno yesterday. ...

      The engine made its way to the dyno yesterday. It is being strapped down and will run over the next few days. But the Indy-500 comes right in the middle of this, and Van Dyne leaves for Indy Sunday...
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      There's five or six heads available without...

      There's five or six heads available without producing any new ones. Give Van Dyne a call if interested.
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      Here's an update. The carb manifolds are done...

      Here's an update.

      The carb manifolds are done and installed. The throttle linkage was designed, manufactured and installed. The carbs were brand new Weber DCOE "old new stock" -- meaning they...
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      Last I checked, the intake manifolds had been...

      Last I checked, the intake manifolds had been anodized and ready to assemble. The carbs we had originally chosen were going to need a complete rebuild since they sat around for such a long time. If...
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      I realize it's been a long time, but I can assure...

      I realize it's been a long time, but I can assure you it hasn't fallen off the rails. Instead of going back through the thread to reacquaint myself with my own last status, I'll just give a status...
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      Since no original intake manifolds were still...

      Since no original intake manifolds were still available, new ones had to be cast from the original molds. That took a lot longer than expected. But they are now cast, machined, and ready to use.
      ...
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      Yes, there's still 4 or 5 heads available for...

      Yes, there's still 4 or 5 heads available for purchase. If Stewart runs out, then he owns all of the molds and CNC programming to make new ones.

      Even though any purchase would have to be...
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      PM sent.

      PM sent.
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      Yes. And progress continues to be made on the...

      Yes.

      And progress continues to be made on the build.
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      The bottom end is complete. Crank, rods, pistons...

      The bottom end is complete. Crank, rods, pistons installed. Block painted, oil pump installed, oil pan installed. Next task: assemble and install the Drake 16v head. We're shooting for early...
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      You should also be able to download the photos...

      You should also be able to download the photos directly from my server in 7MP resolution.
      http://www.rcollins-home.org/photobucket/thumbnails.php?album=86

      For any photos you want at full...
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      Yes, one complete motor project has been sold. ...

      Yes, one complete motor project has been sold. That motor is in the final assembly stage, should be completed shortly, then will be engine dyno'd on the old Drake dyno. The project has been fully...
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      Tim is Stewart's brother. Tim ended up in Tempe...

      Tim is Stewart's brother. Tim ended up in Tempe Arizona last I heard -- 20+ years ago. I don't know where he is today.

      We had a prototype centrifugal cam gear that we dyno tested once. I don't...
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      Here's an update on people trying to get in touch...

      Here's an update on people trying to get in touch with Stewart. I won't quote exactly what he said because it was filled with both filled with swear words and hilarious at the same time.

      Keep in...
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      EMail is probably not the best way to get in...

      EMail is probably not the best way to get in touch with Stewart, but the phone always works for me. I'll talk to Stewart today or tomorrow and kick him around a little for not getting back to...
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      You mean to call Stewart? Just keep trying his...

      You mean to call Stewart? Just keep trying his business number, it's not hard to get through to him.

      Stewart Van Dyne
      (714) 847-4417
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      The Drake 16v head is more serviceable than...

      The Drake 16v head is more serviceable than people might realize. All of the valve seats, valve guides, valves, valve stem seals, valve springs, and cam followers are off the shelf components --...
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      Stewart asked that I black out the original 1985...

      Stewart asked that I black out the original 1985 prices.
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      A couple of clarifications here. The only...

      A couple of clarifications here.

      The only heads that are for sale are brand new from castings haven't even been machined yet. There are enough castings to make five new heads. The current owner...
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