RE: Poly update 9-7-2014
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RE: Poly update 9-7-2014



I'm 'fresh' here guys so bear with me as I learn the ropes... It's an honor to be part of your group-I've had everything from an original 62 MaxWedge Sport Fury 4speed that I let my son drive to high school in the early 90's to a '65 426 Street Wedge 4speed Sport Fury I gave to Dan Lewandowski at Direct Connection in the early 80's plus about 50 more fun things I've been blessed to be a part of... Bruce Caldwell from Car Craft and I sold Pete Haldiman the Dick Landy car that he has today in 1977... All that said, we'd love to have YOUR stories for Chrysler Power-cool pictures and your story of the headaches and heartaches, trials and triumphs of creating your own special vehicle-pride & joy... also would like to keep our readers informed on any activities as Jeff Johnson and I plus a number of the originals are attempting to bring back a lot of the 'way it was' before the greed and feeding frenzy of the 90's+ soured the original vision of family friendly Mopar activites for the fun of it-(if you know what we mean?)...
Thanks,
Roland

-----Original Message-----
From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John deVries
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2014 2:12 AM
To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Poly update 9-7-2014

Welcome Roland. I wish to again thank you for helping me with my 66 Charger project in the 90's. I was stationed in England and need a set of heads for the 440. You were so kind to ship them to the APO when no one else would saving me well over $300. I know you also sold them to me at your cost. They have been on the engine for 24 years now and have been trouble free. 

Sent from John

> On Sep 7, 2014, at 20:36, "Gary H." <62to65mopar@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm posting this for Roland. He is now a member of the 62-65 Mopar mail list and will himself post future updates. 
> 
> Thanks,
> Gary H.
> 
>>>   -------Original Message-------
>>>   From: Roland Osborne
> 
> ...
>>>   To briefly recap, Tuesday we hit the ground running, porting and
>>>   ‘cleaning’ 15 manifolds, prepped and ready for the wheelabrator
>>>   (shot peen)… (Javier did a 4 year porting apprenticeship with Joe
>>>   Mondello!)…
>>>   
>>>   Wednesday was my birthday and we finished off the 15 and shipped to
>>>   wheelabrator then went to the beach for dinner…
>>>   
>>>   Thursday we loaded 16 manifolds back from wheelabrator, had breakfast with
>>>   Marty and then headed to ‘the Valley’ to the machine
>>>   shop… We’ve really hit a home run guys… Javier is
>>>   ‘the king’ in this industry with customers like Enderle,
>>>   Donovan, Stage V, Shelby, Arias, Chrysler Power, BDS and on and on…
>>>   The machine shop was doing Arias and Donovan Hemi heads when we pulled
>>>   up… From there we went by our old NHOA first warehouse shop in Reseda
>>>   and did videos of our corner where The Balance Shop, Hogans Heads, Jim
>>>   Shewbert/Ed Pink all started life with us… See them (like and share)
>>>   on our Chrysler Power fb page… Then we sat in traffic on the way
>>>   back;o(… Schlepping parts to the machine shop 35 miles away is a full
>>>   day project!…
>>>   
>>>   Yesterday we took my primary laptop to the Geek Squad to save from total
>>>   crash-the entire next issue of the magazine is on there… We shopped
>>>   shipping boxes for the manifolds and valve covers and finally got the best
>>>   service from our local Staples (same parking lot as Best Buy)… we
>>>   ordered 50 boxes and enough bubble wrap to wrap Marty’s BFG HemiCuda
>>>   5 times!  From there we went to the bolt place and got a supply of bolts
>>>   for the first 20 manifolds-we finally settled on a black anodized/oiled
>>>   socket head-much like the ARP we REALLY like and also ordered hex stock
>>>   which will have to go with the bolt kit… We’ll cut the hex
>>>   stock to length so the manifold installer will have everything he needs to
>>>   successfully install the manifold… for as most of us know, the water
>>>   passages on the first 15 don’t allow much room for a drive socket let
>>>   alone the bolt… The hex stock WILL fit as its smaller than the bolt
>>>   and can be driven by a simple six point 7/16-3/8 socket… Even with
>>>   the new improved water passages I believe that this install system will
>>>   continue to be ideal… Also ordered a batch of intake and valve cover
>>>   gaskets from Rocky as these guys MUST use our gaskets and bolts to be
>>>   successful…
>>>   
>>>   After all our shopping, Javier and I played with the valve cover
>>>   install… Those rubber gaskets suck and while a lot more expensive,
>>>   the cork composite gaskets are the ticket… I also believe we should
>>>   provide a stud kit for the valve covers for easy install-the covers are
>>>   taller so the stock bolts won’t work and trying to find the hole
>>>   while holding the cover with gasket in place is rather frustrating… I
>>>   also think we need a third (center) hole drill and tap kit with
>>>   instructions…
>>>   
>>>   And the coup de gras was when the machine shop guy (very sharp) asked if
>>>   we’d installed any of these manifolds and I said I guess I
>>>   din’t think so and Javier confirmed that no one has installed one on
>>>   a motor that has head gaskets and with our intake gaskets… I thought
>>>   this sure is a Rube Goldberg operation… so before the machine shop
>>>   final machines the 16 we delivered, we’ve got to make a day trip back
>>>   to the Vallery, pick up the only other finished sample-(Gary has the first
>>>   one)-also the completed valve cover samples, and install them on the motor
>>>   Javier has here after we install a set of head gaskets… Then
>>>   we’ll know most assuredly we’ve got a product of the highest
>>>   caliber!!!
>>>   
>>>   And Bruce, bless his heart, has rallied to get a running Poly motor and
>>>   install a manifold on it to verify that it not only fits, but it RUNS and
>>>   RUNS EXTREMELY WELL!!!
>>>   
>>>   Its Saturday morning at 7:30 and the foundry is pouring 7 more manifolds,
>>>   12 of the huge Enderle top fuel bird (pterodactyl) catchers, 4 of
>>>   Dave’s new Hemi blocks and more!!!
>>>   
>>>   Stay tuned! More to come!
>>>   
>>>   We’re planning a ‘coming out’ party in about 2 weeks for
>>>   anyone who would like to join us in CA…
>>>   
>>>   Thanks,
>>>   
>>>   Roland
> 
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