Re: Poly update 9-7-2014
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Re: Poly update 9-7-2014



Good to have you aboard Roland!

Guys, you will find Roland a "living" time capsule of knowledge and experience of these great Racers and Mopar racing program peoples as you can see from his post below. Roland's Chrysler Power Magazine is the epitome of how a magazine should present itself and if you have seen or read it you know the value of which I am speaking; excellent no-bull articles, no pandering to advertisers, superb photography...and when thumbing through the pages you know you're handling a magazine and not flyweight paper like other mags I used to subscribe to.

That being said, I know from our conversations that he will be creating a Poly specific "community" and you will see an enlargement of this one facet of our hobby. So look forward to great things happening in the future for our "Polyheads" and Mopar enthusiasts in total!

Gary Pavlovich

-----Original Message----- From: Roland Osborne
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2014 8:35 AM
To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: 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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