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I like those kind of home made mail boxes. The ones I hated were a simple small pipe or square pipe, used for mail. Those were too small and the several I had didn't have a door either. My favorite was the box of Dolly Parton's parents, that one was huge and likely 1/4" steel. The door was about 18" wide and kind of shaped like a barn, all red, and very heavy. That was back in the early 90's. On that one route(RR01) we delivered to the parents, one brother(Denver), and one older sister(Freda I think she was(misspelled I'm sure)).
Very cool! I think I’ll design a vinyl wrap for it and make it look spiffy. Unsure what I’ll do but was considering duplicating the brick and roof pattern on our house and applying to the box. Might even make the door look like our garage door. That would be pretty neat and fairly easy to do.Heck, I might even make one side look like front of house with doors and all, and the other side like the back of the house. The proportions are about right.

My father in law worked at at iron and steel factory. It was built there. They started making them and selling. The roof is all one piece using dies and everything. The one weak link was the hinge setup. I used a much more robust hinge this time and also mounted it inside the door so that it hopefully won’t get as much weather exposure.
 

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Those are the best designs, making it connect with the house in some way.
 

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That's cool, West Town Mall has gone backwards with recent closings there, Sears etc. That's a great use of the property, and East Town Mall would be a good place for that kind of event also.
East Towne was bought and being converted into an Amazon hub I believe.
 

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Ah, I wondered what was going to become of it after Sears went under. I haven't been to the Sam's next door for almost a year, that's the only reason I used to go out there besides Sears.
 

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I think I went there maybe twice. Last time was when I was designated driver while wife and daughter were shopping for a prom dress.

Glad to see the property is going to be used and hopefully cleaned up. It had turned into a bit of a rough area.
 

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Congratulations Richard! Will your summer be class-free?? Hope you do have some well deserved time off.

Supreme Court has taken up hearing a 2A case. I pray it goes well and we don’t loose more freedoms ‘cause we know how Roberta is likely gonna vote. I am convinced the evil socialists have something on him BIG TIME. Lolita express or worse. He’s a turn coat. Gggggrrrrr.....
 
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Yep, he was another one of the mistakes of Bush Jr. He voted for Obamacare 12 years ago, he's been bad most of his time there.
 

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Only a two week break to may 9th. Then back at it. Two more classes and thankfully they are back to back instead of simultaneously.
 
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B+ in the statistics class. Better than I was expecting. Had to have been a curve.

Expecting low A or high B in my critical thinking class.
 

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Heck no. That class took what I thought would be interesting and made me despise it. Lol

agree on scotus - if they achieve their goal of packing the court it won’t matter.

Wonder what would keep the republicans for adding more justices in next go-around?

even if court was packed the other way, I can’t even consider the thought of adding more to sway in my favor. Not surprising the left is wanting to do so.
 
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The right will never hold another high office, if the left continues to be in charge of the vote counting machines. Who wins will be decided in the same way it was in November, in the vote counting facilities. Where there is no useful video evidence of what is happening there.
 

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Yup - I've just about decided it really doesn't matter if I vote any more or not. The decisions about who gets to run, and ultimately who wins, seem to be made by others ignoring the will of the electorate. If true...get out the jelly; we're toast.
 

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Geez, that’s amazing. Well written article too. Never even heard of the special short deck motors. That would be fun to sneak into a fox body. Wonder how tall it is compared to a standard 302?

it’s hard to grasp the amount of power and rpm. They are really wild to hear when on the track, they practically wail when singing the song of my people...
 

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Very nice, that engine development story. I loved seeing the special small details and the high end materials used to make it reliable at high rpm's.

I was surprised, but not so, that those heads are Cleveland heads. No small block head has yet bested the original design of the five year run of 4V Cleveland. Ford's first prototype race Cleveland heads came out before the production cars(1970), in 1969 TransAm racing. Those heads had taller and shorter intake ports, and they won over half of the races that year, and those were 302's(or 310's(I don't recall that class limit)). What's so special is that those heads are what virtually all NASCAR heads are a version or copy of, and so are most popular newer Cleveland aftermarket heads. Plus if you look at all LS engines, Chevy redesigned their SBC with heads that have all the features of Cleveland heads, canted valves and big tall intake ports.

Ford dropped the ball by discontinuing the Cleveland except for in Australia. They seemed to have developed the 351C and 351W separately, though they claim they were made to use almost all the same parts. That's BS, the blocks differ hugely. If they had spent a proper development time, they would have eliminated the few deficiencies and built one 351 engine using the same short block, with two head choices based on the usage.

I've been window shopping for Cleveland parts lately. I'm going to build another one for my Ranchero, and deciding on which heads and intake has been the hardest part. Finding information is the tough part. The common forums and constant posting all over the internet, that covers all engines except anything discontinued decades ago. So I found out how much machining costs now to properly build any older heads. It can easily be $1000-$1500 to set a pair of these up. Aftermarket heads seem to be near the $2k level at a minimum. So the costs are within around $700 or so depending on which brands, which port sizes, which rockers can be used, and in the end, port flow. Stock heads flow 250-275cfm at .500-.600" lift, which is way above any older small block heads, and near the $1800 level of brand new Windsor aftermarket heads. The aftermarket 4V heads generally are above 325cfm, some over 350cfm, and the 3V CHI heads start around 290cfm, but those are at the $2500 mark.

Pick a head, any C head, it'll be fine. Things change, sometimes good and sometimes bad. Stay busy.
 

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... Never even heard of the special short deck motors. That would be fun to sneak into a fox body. Wonder how tall it is compared to a standard 302?
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Stock 302 blocks are 8.2" deck heights. The aftermarket blocks can be had in 8.2" and 8.7" heights. They mentioned it being a cut down tall block. I would say that means that it is the 351 Windsor shorter deck block. Stock Windsors are 9.5" tall, and their is an 8.7 and 9.2" version of them, Dart and at least one other brand makes them. For a decent rod length and that 10k rpm, it's hard to say which they used, by the picture my guess is it has a 9.2" deck(which is a Cleveland block height). The 302 block has the deck just above where the timing cover comes closest to the deck. A 351W is 1.3" taller, so the distance there is notably more on them. The 9.2" deck Windsor blocks all have Cleveland main sizes(2.75" instead of 3"), but the normal Windsor oiling system and water passages etc.

So you can buy a Dart block($2k+) with an 8.7" deck height, and put more stroke into it than the 8.2" block. But fitting an intake to it would be a challenge.
 
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Gorgeous project!! That will be fun to work on and drive.

Love the saying Michael: “get out the jelly because we are toast.”

I also believe I am done voting. Who was that that said they didn’t care who voted, all he cared about was who counted them.... Lenin? I am sure many have said the same things for as many years as folks have had a vote.
 
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