That is great news! Hoping everything continues to go well during the
break-in and that you have all summer to enjoy your newly restored TR3.
--- On Sat, 4/24/10, Mark Eginton <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Mark Eginton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Its alive - Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com, "Scott Eginton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Jim Prettyleaf"
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 4:17 PM
After 18 months of planning, parts gathering and building, my old 3 started as
if it had been running yesterday. It actually startled the #@%% out of me
firing before 3 complete revolutions. No priming, backfiring, changing the
timing 180 degrees or anything I had prepared myself for. I do not think it
even missed a beat for the entire 20 minute breakin. I'm so friggen happy I am
First I'd like to thank my producer... but seriously, Joe Alexander, Tony
Drews, Kas, Bill Babcock, Russ Moore - the list goes on and on... were talking
lightened rods, NOS Pistons - parts parts parts - fixtures for boring...
guidance on building a trap door pan, porting and 10,000 other questions. A
hearty thanks to all the offline interaction that helped me do it right the
There is a dark side - when I retorqued the head hot, a headbolt that my
machinest helicoiled in my new block (rear drivers side bolt under the rocker
assy) topped out at 90 ft lbs so I stopped for now. I will likely be going
back in again this summer or next winter but unless someone sees something
seriously detrimental, I will probably get a few Sunday drives in before I see
piston tops again...
Cheers from Ithaca,