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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #1080 on: August 19, 2017, 08:55:51 AM »
Chuck, What's the coating on your exhaust headers?  They look great. 
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Offline Chuck in Indiana

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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #1081 on: August 20, 2017, 06:05:01 AM »
Rustoleum high temp bbq paint.  :smiley: It actually works better than I expected.
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #1082 on: October 17, 2017, 12:41:23 AM »
What we need is someone with an inside to the Guzzi factory to talk them into making up some heads. They Shirley  ;) haven't thrown away the tooling..

OK, sorry for the necro-post here, but I don't have time to read thru 37 pages over the last 4 years to find out if someone has already corrected you, but iirc, you were already 3 years late with the "Surely they haven't..." when you posted this back in 2013!

Guzzi doesn't have anything: it's all Piaggio, and they sold off tons of parts and scrapped everything possible back in 2010 [again, iirc: I'm old & have bad case of CRS] when they shelved the 2v big blocks and decided "Only new engines going forward." Maybe it was a little later than that: any of the Guzzi dealership lurkers like Dave Richardson, Greg Field, Todd Eagen, etc. would remember when Piaggio had the big "buy it now or hold your pieces" sale. You know all those unobtanium factory parts like the Ti exhaust that are/were only available from the big Guzzi specialist in Germany? That's 'cause they mortgaged everything, including the cat in order to buy up all the parts they could when Piaggio was blowing them out for scrap!

Your ersatz Ippogrifo is the only one there is ever likely to be, unless there are some more U.S. or Israeli mil-surp engines floating around for a drone platform that was retired in the '00s.. Congrats on the truly one-off ride!

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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #1083 on: October 17, 2017, 01:21:08 AM »
Never seen so many cool pic's of a hunter/Ippo mill before, thanks Chuck! ;-T

And no one ever will again. Thanks Photobucket! NOT  :angry:

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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #1083 on: October 17, 2017, 01:21:08 AM »

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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #1084 on: October 24, 2017, 08:17:35 AM »
And no one ever will again. Thanks Photobucket! NOT  :angry:

I'll get around to updating the pix during the Winter.. Photoblockit can kiss my patootie.
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #1085 on: October 24, 2017, 08:24:14 AM »
I'll get around to updating the pix during the Winter.. Photoblockit can kiss my patootie.

I can still see them all, with "Photobucket Imbedded Image Fix" add-on installed on Firefox.
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #1086 on: October 29, 2017, 07:25:48 PM »
I can still see them all, with "Photobucket Imbedded Image Fix" add-on installed on Firefox.

Woo Hoo! Thanks for that. I'll put a note on page 1..  :thumb: You would have thought they'd have closed that loophole.  :cool:
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #1087 on: October 29, 2017, 07:33:12 PM »
Woo Hoo! Thanks for that. I'll put a note on page 1..  :thumb: You would have thought they'd have closed that loophole.  :cool:

They still may, who knows?
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