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    Hi all, here is a pic of my cleaned up engine. I look at all the pics on this site and get very jealous. Many of you have very nice rides and Im just following your leads. Thanks, Tom HLS3019856
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    Very Pretty

    I have to admit that this site has me thinking of working in the engine compartment myself. Mine looks like hell but it runs great. I guess that I just hope no one ever asks me to "open the hood"
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    Hell I like it must say looks very tidy, personally I like the engine block blue. FWIW mine is red . hehehe but im not ashamed to open my bonnet even though it's been a while since I cleaned it.

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    Talking In a word...WOW!

    Tight looking engine, brother! Is it a L24, and what year are your SU carbs?

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    Hi, thanks for the compliment. More pics to follow. It is an L24 from 71. The carbs are the same vintage. The vin # is HLS30-19856. The car had a vibration and a small amount of wobble at 60 mph. A different driveshaft and recent wheel balancing has the car floating over the road. It almost has too much reaction when the steering is touched.
    After the engine went back in, the open header was LOUD. My neighbor said, "THAT THING GOT A HEMI?". It has a real nice low rpm rumble like a big block. But ,alas, I muffled it at a local shop with a 22" resonator right off the header and a 15" resonator at the bumper. It sounds great and I can actually start it in the garage without scaring all the pets. Now I just have to get it cleaned up for the Nationals in N.H. Is anyone here going to make the trip?
    P.S. The horse in the pic is ZZZZZZZZ - ing.

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    Very impressive nice work. I do think it needs more colour if only the block say in blue and coloured leads maybe but very nice non the less!

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    Very Clean! Hey is that a polished valve cover or chromed? Getting ready to do one and I think chromed is gona be the way to go, not much to keep it looking nice.

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    zztom,,,Great job you have done on your engine!!
    Only suggestion I could offer is to get some color (e.g. block,ect).
    depending on your engine compartment color.
    Are you also detailing the engine compartment while the engine is out?
    Convention is getting close, tick, tick, tick................................
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