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Honestly, I now try to keep one step back.
The death of an engine now brings me a sadness akin to losing a dog.
I know all this won't last forever. There is a time coming when there will be too few engines (parts thereof) and people doing what we're doing.
Certainly, millennials aren't buying into this. I can see a day in the future when my sidecar will be nothing but a static display with people asking "How do you charge the battery on it ?".... "Where's the motor ?"

I built this one to outlast me and it probably will.But I'll have to leave written instructions on how to start it. Because, every now and again, someone has to start it. Otherwise, it's as dead as me.
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If I do this twice, I'm buying Bruce A's weld on lobes and be done with it.
Oh c'mon, it's not that big a deal. You just chose some flakes, which happens. There's decent people out there too.

The trouble is, with flatheads, it's going to be pretty arcane information. Lots of stuff they discovered during development that's counter-intuitive. Like lowering the compression ratio made more power ...

I'da talked to one of the guys who ran flatties, then given the cams to someone reputable. They do exist

But experience is what you get when everything turns to shit. Live and learn
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I have always said "Experience is the best teacher. .... But she's very expensive."

The thing here it's really, really frustrating when people won't communicate with you. When I ask someone to fabricate something for me I always see it a a partnership. Butt if one side isn't communicating with the other it all turns to shite all too often.

I just had to get Bruce to make a longer remote starter nut for me. It takes time to do something that's not part of a regular production run. But because he talked with me we got there and I'm very grateful to him. For this reason I have no hesitation in recommending Einfield Racing to other people.
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I,,got,,,, one thing to say,, I ,ve been rip off in my times,,, not knowing any better,,,years ago,,too the point of going to jail ,,with my sporty,,,chuck,, I,am glad I don,t,,,,, you and,, I,m glad ,,, this cam grinding place,,don,t know me,,,,it sucks but ur handle it the best u can,,,wiil see
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I have always said "Experience is the best teacher. .... But she's very expensive."
Had a friend who was a PT Barnum-level con artist - Arthur Murray dance studios, the world's first co-ed clean and well-lighted health club (Carol Doda and Ray Stevens were members, that's a combo to contemplate), his perennial statement when things went wrong was

"You pay to learn ..."

Short and sweet and to the point

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And the truth is real life experience always seems to be better in the long run.
I KNOW what the book says about some things but I also know the guy who wrote the book often never did the job himself.
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