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Man Shed - update #226085
12/30/10 04:56 PM
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Happy New Year!!

Thought Iíd post as I have not posted for some time. Few months ago after my return from the Mediterranean I started working on the TMS-20. I was excited again to be working on the project and was making some progress when sh!t happened. My son shelled the engine in his Jeep. Not really his fault the Jeep is 22 years old and it was the original build - it had a little knock over 3000 rpm so I knew it was ready for a rebuild. My son turned the engine off as soon as it made a new noise and saved the engine, I guess he learned something from me after all. We decided to tear it down after pricing long blocks to see how bad it was. Number 6 rod bearing was just a wafer and it finally spun allowing the piston to slap the head. We also found the timing gear has broken teeth and the plastic over the metal teeth was for most part gone. Iím surprised the thing even ran and didnít tear up worse instead of just being worn out.
I found a really good automotive machine shop in Ft Lauderdale that does excellent work for a fair price. I sent the block, head, and flywheel out to be machined and left town again with work. I took a few days before the holidays and this week off, while on call for jury duty, to build the engine. Since it was a major overhaul I decided to pump up the engine some. For the Motorheadís - I had it bored, mild cam, Weber 38 outlaw, DUI strip/street distributor, and removed all the smog crap (no state inspections in FL)! Everything in it is new except a re-machined crank and rods were line bored / pinged. Also with the DUI distributor I can by-pass the computer. Finished building the engine today and Iíll be ready to drop it in Friday. Once the Jeep is on the road and dialed in Iíll be able to start working on the TMS-20 again.
Happy New Year to all and may 2011 be the best sailing! I plan to launch TMS-20 in 2011 as long as Murphyís Law stays away.
Mike

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Mike Shappell
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Re: Man Shed - update [Re: TheManShed] #226268
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Nice build Mike

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Looks good.

Get a few more ponies with and electric fuel pump, and get rid of that power robbing belt-driven fan clutch/fan by using a radiator mounted rear electric fan with thermostat controls. Any aftermarket headers for the exhaust?

Again, looks great.


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Jeep motor is in and it sounds / runs good, gets better MPG then stock. Stayed with stock exhaust for now if my son wants to add it it will be on his dime. The new build has plenty of power and a gentle roll at 500 RPM with the cam.

Started working on the TMS-20 again.


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Re: Man Shed - update [Re: TheManShed] #226713
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Make sure you remind him to lock down the front hood! Missed you out on the water New Years Day. Seas and wind were up. Got some great video footage when I get a chance to process it. I am in a huge video learning curve.

Are you back home or still abroad?


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Too funny! I hope experience teaches him a lesson. We still have the new fiberglass hood to install when I repaint the Jeep.

I hated to pass up a good day of sailing but 3 people using 2 cars was getting old. Now they do not have a reason to drive my truck and I like that!

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