Might As Well…

I never really intended to do full rebuild on the Vette’s LT-1 powerplant, honest dear! But numerous factors contributed to my current stage 4 “might as well” condition. I was intending only to replace pistons, rings and bearings and possibly clean the heads up. Finding the valve spring height almost 0.100″ shorter than normal caused me to send the heads (and subsequently the intake manifold) to Lloyd Elliot for expert port work and machining. The rabbit hole got much deeper when I discovered a rust pit in the #6 cylinder wall. Continue reading

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To Be a Rocker Arm and Yet to Roll

My first engine rebuild was accomplished on a shoestring budget. As my income has grown just slightly since 1989, I thought it would be a good time to do things the way I wanted to back in the day. Continue reading

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GMPT-BC-15-242

One of the items on my resto-mod todo list has been determine what cam lives in the original engine. My intention was to use a degree wheel and dial indicator to determine this “forensically”. But instead I said f-it and pulled the engine in the fall of 2016. Continue reading

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Installing Oracle javaws Alongside OpenJRE / OpenJDK

I was recently tasked with configuring a Dell Equallogic SAN (PS6100) for the datacenter I manage. This is a device that utilizes a java web application for management. Unfortunately it’s one that refuses to function under the OpenJRE / IcedTea webstart. Being a linux purist, it would be sacrilege for me to manage this piece inside a virtual running windows so I had to figure out how to run the JNLP without having to enable java in Firefox, or run the Oracle JRE / JDK as my default interpreter / compiler on Ubuntu. Continue reading

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