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    Here's a better view of a counter bored pillar. A...

    Here's a better view of a counter bored pillar. A flanged button head screw gives plenty of contact between the under head of the screw and the pillar. The hole in the pillar is 5/16 and a flanged...
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    I hate angled mating surfaces of standard action...

    I hate angled mating surfaces of standard action screws. There is precious little contact and if the pillar isn't in there correctly, the screw goes wonky until the angles finally match up....
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    I use a piloted counterbore with a 5/16 pilot...

    I use a piloted counterbore with a 5/16 pilot (assuming .250 action screws). - Al
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    A thickness of bedding material above the pillars...

    A thickness of bedding material above the pillars is effective and durable. With the bedding material I use, .035 is the minimum. As far as too thick.....I've used it right to the top of the action...
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    If the bedding compound doesn't move after it...

    If the bedding compound doesn't move after it sets up, why do the pillars need to be in direct contact with the action?

    Good shootin'. -Al
  6. Well, that's worthy of another whole thread. -Al

    Well, that's worthy of another whole thread. -Al
  7. Having tried it several ways, the only thing I'm...

    Having tried it several ways, the only thing I'm certain of is that I don't want any pillar in direct contact with the action. I like to see a minimum of .030-ish of bedding material on top of the...
  8. Yes, it's a solution in search of a problem. ...

    Yes, it's a solution in search of a problem.

    While there is rotational momentum, the 'lever' applying the momentum is only the radius of the bullet.

    Archimedes had it figured out...
  9. Back on the dyno. Time to test some 'round about'...

    Back on the dyno. Time to test some 'round about' ways to take some dynamic load off the oil rings while staying within the stringent NHRA rules for Stock Eliminator. I need to find out where the...
  10. Thread: Silly Puddy

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    Yes....those I've done for you have all been Play...

    Yes....those I've done for you have all been Play Doh'd! :eek:

    Now in a handy travel size!:cool:

    https://i.imgur.com/fiQIcGUl.jpg?2
  11. Thread: Silly Puddy

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    You're correct. Like most do (I assume), all the...

    You're correct. Like most do (I assume), all the metal gets a good coat of mold release agent including any metal the Play Doh is in contact with. The longest it's in contact with any metal is 24hrs...
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    Original Play Doh, here...better than anything....

    Original Play Doh, here...better than anything. -Al
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    Just because they were 'done' doesn't mean they...

    Just because they were 'done' doesn't mean they were done correctly. Many 700's from the early days have the extraction camming and bolt timing all messed up. :( Fortunately, most of that can be...
  14. Great car and a pretty lady....you're a lucky...

    Great car and a pretty lady....you're a lucky man, my friend. :) -Al
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    Gene, The D.A.P. tool :D is basically a counter...

    Gene, The D.A.P. tool :D is basically a counter bored 'cap' that fits over the round stock that holds the case....like what a Wilson Case Holder would look like if it was shortened to expose the...
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    Absolutely. A reamed neck can also provide a...

    Absolutely. A reamed neck can also provide a beautiful finish. In my day job, I had access to fairly high resolution microscopes. The finish on even the best single point bored case neck I.D. we did...
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    Gene, that's exactly the issue. Standard chucking...

    Gene, that's exactly the issue. Standard chucking reamers more than up to the job, as are some of the micro boring bars. Stan Ware made what he termed the D.A.P. tool (Dumb Azz Proof ;)) to support...
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    Well, therein lies the problem for most. There's...

    Well, therein lies the problem for most. There's no commercially available inside neck tools that do an adequate job. In fact, with one exception, most of them will make things worse.

    And...
  19. Jackie, that one is on the Boss 302 non-Coyote...

    Jackie, that one is on the Boss 302 non-Coyote block.
  20. Gene, here's a video to get the blood pumping on...

    Gene, here's a video to get the blood pumping on a cold Sunday morning. This car is very similar to my pals Cobalt that I crew on. Enjoy! -Al

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfP9k_d2Mg8
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    I experimented with the mandrel method when...

    I experimented with the mandrel method when shooting the 30 WareWolf (basically a .165 short 308 Lapua) my HBR gun. And no...it was not with any sort of Lee collet die lash up. ;)

    Initially,...
  22. The Dart and other blocks have been a huge...

    The Dart and other blocks have been a huge improvement in the performance game. In the past, we'd take a chance on a small block Chevy block, bore it, fill the water jackets to the level of the water...
  23. Going back together: ...

    Going back together:

    https://i.imgur.com/CfApTBel.jpg

    Checking valve-to-piston clearance the old school way. Actually, we have more exotic tools to check this with the heads on. But since...
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    That sweetheart would have a new Sugar Daddy if I...

    That sweetheart would have a new Sugar Daddy if I was near that gun store. Just sayin'.....;)

    Good shootin'. -Al
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    Good stuff, Kevin. Memories like that are what...

    Good stuff, Kevin. Memories like that are what life's all about. :)

    I don't want to derail the thread, but since the question about the abilities of my hunting/shooting pards was raised, I'll...
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