Re: I give up update
Well I picked up the steaming pile of orange from the "pros" last night. They found nothing wrong, coolant was "murkey" (couple days old but did have the remnants of a can of stop leak in it) the thermostat was lazy so they replaced it with a oem from Jeep (went back to 195F for the first time since 75) and they retarded the timing a couple degrees to about 12b (at 6-7000 ft, I usually run it at about 14) and they thought the gauge was off 10 degrees or so. On the drive home it was now a struggle to run over about 50 mph, it pinged like a Bxxxx and ran 210-220 on the gauge. Soooooo, I guess I'll not consider anything fixed, retune it, put some ethyl in it and ????? Thinking of a couple possibilities; 1) donate it to my local association (SWFWDA) to raffle off for the land use fund, 2) sell it for whatever I can get, 3) part it out, 4) put the old motor back in and sell the new one and any of the above, 5) park it, drop the insurance and use it as an object lesson if I am ever stupid enough to try to build anything else again. Or 6)???????
Thanks for listening to my whining guys, Tim, looks like I'm riding again this summer.